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gunsnrovers
06-24-2005, 5:01 PM
In 1992, I bought this stainless S80 Enhanced Commander. From the get go, it was a PITA. Under warranty, Bain & Davis made it right, but the pistol just never grabbed me and in 1993 when I bought a Springfield Milspec, the Commander got regulated to only occasional use.

Finally, I decided to do something about it. I sent the pistol off to Tripp Research with a list of things I wanted changed. They did all the gunsmith work as well as the refinish. I am very pleased with the results. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

How she looked a little while ago:
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/coltcommander.jpg

How she looks today:
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/chromecommander1.jpg
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/chromecommander2.jpg

Carry bevel and a new bushing
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/trippcrown.jpg

Serrated front strap to match MSH
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/trippfrontstrap.jpg

Matching top strap (got to decorate that flat slide Colt left blank)
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/tripptopstrap.jpg

Commander ring hammer and grip safety
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/tripphammer.jpg

A family photo (Yost 1* on a SA Milspec, the Tripp Commander, and a SA GI I gutted and rebuilt myself):
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/newgunpics/1911family.jpg

06-24-2005, 5:14 PM
Sweeet http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif Maybe once I figure out how to post pix I'll show off some of my stuff/

kalibear
06-27-2005, 8:34 AM
Turned out very nice! Virgil Tripp does good and clean work. How does she shoot? http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif

stealthgoat
06-27-2005, 11:41 AM
I really like that!
I especially like how the serrations don't just stop at 90 deg square but "taper" to a point, very clean looking to my eye.
Tim

gunsnrovers
06-27-2005, 11:52 AM
I will get to the range on Thursday.

This weekend my son's social calender was full. Who knew a 4 year old would have so many social obligations! http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

s281c
06-27-2005, 6:56 PM
Very nice......... http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif

I just sent off a beat up Colt LW Commander frame to Robar for a NP3 refinish, once I get it back I'm doing a build-up of it, now I know what to shoot for............ http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif