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Posted: 5/7/2005 4:39:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/8/2005 11:08:18 AM EST by RAMBOSKY]
I have gotten an Officers Model a while back and had a Brown Grip Safety put on along with a trigger job and reverse plug with full length guide rod. The gun smith also throated the barrel, polished the feed ramp and adjusted the extractor tension. She now shoots like a dream eating anything I feed her.





Link Posted: 5/7/2005 4:47:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/7/2005 4:47:37 AM EST by RAMBOSKY]
Then I started reading, on different gun boards, about the "perfect" carry gun. Which "some" thought to be an Officers frame with a Commander length slike and barrel. So............I started thinking.

One day I spotted a Colt Commander slike on our EE board and I got it. Then a week later I spotted an Officers frame only on Gunbroker and got it. Now I have a list of all Wilson Combat parts that I'll be getting from Brownells soon. Thanks God I still get my LEO discount.

The slide has no internals yet.



Link Posted: 5/7/2005 4:55:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/7/2005 4:55:54 AM EST by RAMBOSKY]
Here are the two Colts togeather.

After paying for the slide, frame and what I'll be spending on the Wilson Match barrel, bushing, firing pin, grip safety, Novak sights...........................etc.........................etc....................... and what the gunsmith will charge me to fit everything togeather. Well there's a moral to this story......................... How much money is too much?

All I know is that is better shoot like a dream and then clean itself when I get home.



Link Posted: 5/7/2005 5:11:02 AM EST
Nice looking and well thought out project. I have a stainless officers ACP sitting in pieces right now. Putting together the parts, and the deposit, and then it is off to the YoBo boys for a little magic. God speed on your project.
flyingrhino
Link Posted: 5/7/2005 3:47:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:

After paying for the slide, frame and what I'll be spending on the Wilson Match barrel, bushing, firing pin, grip safety, Novak sights...........................etc.........................etc....................... and what the gunsmith will charge me to fit everything togeather. Well there's a moral to this story......................... How much money is too much?





Which explains why I opted for the Springfield Micro with Noval night sights, ramped barrel & alloy frame from the git-go!
Link Posted: 5/7/2005 4:02:39 PM EST
Is that the famouse plastic trigger that colt started using to cut costs for all those years?
Link Posted: 5/7/2005 4:20:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/7/2005 4:22:30 PM EST by RAMBOSKY]

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:

After paying for the slide, frame and what I'll be spending on the Wilson Match barrel, bushing, firing pin, grip safety, Novak sights...........................etc.........................etc....................... and what the gunsmith will charge me to fit everything togeather. Well there's a moral to this story......................... How much money is too much?





Which explains why I opted for the Springfield Micro with Noval night sights, ramped barrel & alloy frame from the git-go!



Make me feel better Bob.

But...............I'll have a 4.25 barrel on a micro frame instead of a 3".
Link Posted: 5/7/2005 5:19:55 PM EST
I'll make you feel better too. A Commander slide on an Officer's frame is just plain classy. It's lke having a Rolex. Not everyone has one, it shows good taste, and it shows you like function every bit as much as form. Good going.
Link Posted: 5/7/2005 8:55:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 3:22:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
I'll make you feel better too. A Commander slide on an Officer's frame is just plain classy. It's lke having a Rolex. Not everyone has one, it shows good taste, and it shows you like function every bit as much as form. Good going.




Guess I need another gun............................ so it matches my Rolex.



Hey man, whatever excuse you need. Take a pic when you get it, with the Rolex of course.
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 5:16:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
I'll make you feel better too. A Commander slide on an Officer's frame is just plain classy. It's lke having a Rolex. Not everyone has one, it shows good taste, and it shows you like function every bit as much as form. Good going.



Link Posted: 5/8/2005 6:37:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
I'll make you feel better too. A Commander slide on an Officer's frame is just plain classy. It's lke having a Rolex. Not everyone has one, it shows good taste, and it shows you like function every bit as much as form. Good going.




Strange, my 3" barrel does just fine on both form & function.

Easier to CCW with too, IMO.
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 10:39:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:

After paying for the slide, frame and what I'll be spending on the Wilson Match barrel, bushing, firing pin, grip safety, Novak sights...........................etc.........................etc....................... and what the gunsmith will charge me to fit everything togeather. Well there's a moral to this story......................... How much money is too much?





Which explains why I opted for the Springfield Micro with Noval night sights, ramped barrel & alloy frame from the git-go!



DAMMIT, BOB!!!! When are you gonna quit trusting your ass to a company who builds on the CHEAP??? What I would hate to see is that Springie letting you down when the chips get dropped!!!
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 11:00:43 AM EST
Bob, I'm not knocking the 3", just complementing the guy on his choice of build. They are just plain nifty.
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 11:03:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/8/2005 11:05:13 AM EST by RAMBOSKY]

Originally Posted By BobCole:

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
I'll make you feel better too. A Commander slide on an Officer's frame is just plain classy. It's lke having a Rolex. Not everyone has one, it shows good taste, and it shows you like function every bit as much as form. Good going.




Strange, my 3" barrel does just fine on both form & function.

Easier to CCW with too, IMO.



I'd rather have a 4.25" inch barrel over a 3" in .45 acp for the obvious reason the longer barrel is going to generate more ftlbs of energy at any given distance over the shorter one. Plus all the girls in High School, many years ago, told me that size does matter.
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 2:28:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 2:44:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/8/2005 2:45:48 PM EST by Mikeypss]

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:
Plus all the girls in High School, many years ago, told me that size does matter.













Well if size matters then put a 5 incher no 7 inch extended slide and barrel on it.....




Link Posted: 5/8/2005 3:07:32 PM EST
Hey, that Officer's has an 8 inch barrel, or at tleast that what I told my wife...
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 5:02:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

DAMMIT, BOB!!!! When are you gonna quit trusting your ass to a company who builds on the CHEAP??? What I would hate to see is that Springie letting you down when the chips get dropped!!!




It'll work for the mag or two that I need it for, IMO. If I need more than two mags then I've made a tremendous error in judgement along the way, no?
Link Posted: 5/8/2005 5:06:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By RAMBOSKY:

I'd rather have a 4.25" inch barrel over a 3" in .45 acp for the obvious reason the longer barrel is going to generate more ftlbs of energy at any given distance over the shorter one.





I seriously doubt the 1.25" will make any difference in the FMJs I use for CCW? IIRC, there's only a 40-50f/p/s difference per inch in barrel shrinkage? I can live with that for the shorter barrel trade-off in easier concealment.

Link Posted: 5/8/2005 6:50:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 6:06:53 PM EST
I guess you would say that I did it in reverse. A colt compact slide fits perfectly on a commander frame. Hmmm! Imagine a standard 7 or 8 shot magazine in a short barrel colt? The commander slide on compact frame gives a 6 round capacity.

Ok, I did it. Multiple compact slides on commander frames! No finger hanging over the end of the magazine well either!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 12:39:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/20/2005 12:39:58 AM EST by RAMBOSKY]

Originally Posted By bcochran:
I guess you would say that I did it in reverse. A colt compact slide fits perfectly on a commander frame. Hmmm! Imagine a standard 7 or 8 shot magazine in a short barrel colt? The commander slide on compact frame gives a 6 round capacity.

Ok, I did it. Multiple compact slides on commander frames! No finger hanging over the end of the magazine well either!



Chip McCormick makes a 7 round mag that fits flush with the compact frame and Wilson Combat make 7 round mags that fit almost flush.........then one in the chamber and you have an 8 round weapon that you can reload in an instant with a full mag if one practices enough.
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