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Posted: 1/14/2014 11:16:57 AM EDT
Just put an order in for one from my lgs, now the wait begins...
Link Posted: 1/14/2014 1:12:05 PM EDT


Originally Posted By colt05:

Just put an order in for one from my lgs, now the wait begins...
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Where did you order it from, and if you don't mind my asking, what did you pay for it?



You will be quite happy when you get it.
Link Posted: 1/14/2014 1:17:33 PM EDT
Congrats OP. I haven't seen one in person but looked at numerous pics.  Seem to be going for 1400+ on GB.  Want one bad!
Link Posted: 1/14/2014 2:03:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Birddog1911:


Where did you order it from, and if you don't mind my asking, what did you pay for it?

You will be quite happy when you get it.
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Originally Posted By Birddog1911:
Originally Posted By colt05:
Just put an order in for one from my lgs, now the wait begins...


Where did you order it from, and if you don't mind my asking, what did you pay for it?

You will be quite happy when you get it.


It's a little gunshop down the road from me and it's going to be $1459 when it gets here. They said it'll be. Coming from lipseys but no idea how long the wait will be
Link Posted: 1/14/2014 5:23:17 PM EDT
I got a WileyClapp Government  off Gunbroker for just shy of $1400 shipped. Great pistol. You will like it. The checkering on the front strap and mainspring housing is outstanding. The only thing I didn't like was the grips, so I put standard bushings on and some walnut, full checkered Herretts.
Link Posted: 1/15/2014 9:14:11 AM EDT
You'll be quite happy with it. Of all of the 1911s that I've owned, it is by far and away the best of the bunch. All of the features are just how I'd want one built, other than the minor changes I had done by Alchemy.



Just to tease you a little:



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After:




Now, we expect pics when you get it!
Link Posted: 1/18/2014 4:41:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Birddog1911:
You'll be quite happy with it. Of all of the 1911s that I've owned, it is by far and away the best of the bunch. All of the features are just how I'd want one built, other than the minor changes I had done by Alchemy.

Just to tease you a little:

Before:

<a href="http://s264.photobucket.com/user/Birddog4570/media/Dec12055_zps6891289b.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii190/Birddog4570/Dec12055_zps6891289b.jpg</a>


After:

<a href="http://s264.photobucket.com/user/Birddog4570/media/1911_zps8a8669c8.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii190/Birddog4570/1911_zps8a8669c8.jpg</a>



Now, we expect pics when you get it!
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Wow, that is a beautifully fit beaver tail safety and front strap checkering.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 5:48:26 AM EDT
Actually, the front strap checkering comes standard on the Wiley Clapp model. However, note the checkering on the palm swell of the grip safety; Rob at Alchemy did that for me.
Link Posted: 1/24/2014 10:16:39 AM EDT
I want a Clapp Commander...bad.



Link Posted: 1/25/2014 5:42:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Birddog1911:
You'll be quite happy with it. Of all of the 1911s that I've owned, it is by far and away the best of the bunch. All of the features are just how I'd want one built, other than the minor changes I had done by Alchemy.

Just to tease you a little:

Before:

<a href="http://s264.photobucket.com/user/Birddog4570/media/Dec12055_zps6891289b.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii190/Birddog4570/Dec12055_zps6891289b.jpg</a>


After:

<a href="http://s264.photobucket.com/user/Birddog4570/media/1911_zps8a8669c8.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii190/Birddog4570/1911_zps8a8669c8.jpg</a>



Now, we expect pics when you get it!
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Now that is a good looking pistol. It's what the Combat Elite wants to be.

Has the frame been hard chromed? It appears to be a nice even finish.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 6:26:37 PM EDT
How does the Wiley Clapp compare to other 1911's in it's class?  Is there a popular model that you would say is close to being equal?

I've been looking at different full size 1911's but, honestly, I'm not even close to being able to decide.  I have a Wiley Clapp stainless GP100 that I  absolutely love and thought a WC 1911 would make a good companion for it.
Link Posted: 1/29/2014 4:24:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Brandi:
How does the Wiley Clapp compare to other 1911's in it's class?  Is there a popular model that you would say is close to being equal?

I've been looking at different full size 1911's but, honestly, I'm not even close to being able to decide.  I have a Wiley Clapp stainless GP100 that I  absolutely love and thought a WC 1911 would make a good companion for it.
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Lightweight frame, checkered by Pete Single, with an S&A grip safety, commander hammer...  70 Series...    Novak black rear, brass bead front, no front serrations, for roughly $13-1400?

I'm not sure that there is anything else in it's class.  Maybe Dan Wesson makes something that can compete, but a lightweight Commander is hard to come by without resorting to some fugly Kimber or S&W bullshit that nobody wants...
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