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Mac Attack
09-02-2012, 2:48 PM
I picked up this bad boy recently and wanted to share. It's a Detonics Combat Master in near mint condition. I have always been interested in the Combat Master but was never able to find one I could afford until now. This particular sample was made by the Detonics USA plant in Georgia sometime around 2005 and is in amazing shape. I can't wait to take it to the range and see how she runs.
Sorry for the poor pictures.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/mmacayan/Firearms/2012-09-01_10-26-57_293.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/mmacayan/Firearms/2012-09-01_10-27-18_476.jpg
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Magazines
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Government - Commander - Combat Master
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/mmacayan/Firearms/2012-09-01_17-24-39_654.jpg

InGrAM
09-02-2012, 3:02 PM
AWESOME!!! You are a lucky man!!

That is beautiful, I always wanted a Detonics 1911.

:thumbsup:

tdyoung1958
09-02-2012, 3:41 PM
They are nice for sure, had one with blank slide, best compact 1911 on the market

223556
09-02-2012, 3:43 PM
Detonics are sweet! I always thought those foward mounted sights were a little weired but they grew on me.

WWDHD?
09-02-2012, 4:05 PM
Very cool. I remember reading the "Survivalist" series of paperback book as a kid and the main character carried two of those pistols.
Post here how it shoots.

elSquid
09-02-2012, 6:21 PM
Very cool. I remember reading the "Survivalist" series of paperback book as a kid and the main character carried two of those pistols.

That was the first thing I thought of as well. :D

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n3/n19408.jpg



OP: Nice 45!

-- Michael

frankm
09-02-2012, 7:18 PM
^In the book, I think they were magnaported. :)

WWDHD?
09-02-2012, 8:47 PM
^In the book, I think they were magnaported. :)

If I remember correctly, Dr John Roarke carried two Detonics .45 pistols in a special shoulder holster. As he rode the post-apocalypse highways on his Harley he also carried a magnaported Colt Python as well as some big 'ol battle knife, maybe a Gerber of some kind (hey, it was the early '80s).
Those books were a lot of goofy fun to read. The Survivalist and Dirty Harry are probably the reason I'm the gun nut (opps, responsible gun owner) I am today. I'll bet I still got those books at my folks house. I'll have to go look for them.
Anyways, I've always been interested in those Detonics pistols and they would for sure be on my list of guns to collect if I ever hit the Lottery.
OP: congrats on a fine acquisition.

elSquid
09-02-2012, 9:47 PM
If I remember correctly, Dr John Roarke carried two Detonics .45 pistols in a special shoulder holster. As he rode the post-apocalypse highways on his Harley he also carried a magnaported Colt Python as well as some big 'ol battle knife, maybe a Gerber of some kind (hey, it was the early '80s).

And a Steyr SSG! I still want one. Someday... :D

-- Michael

dfletcher
09-02-2012, 10:59 PM
I have a late 70s made Mk1 and a later made MkVI. I bought the Mk1 slightly used about 1980 and it's been absolutely reliable. I carried it for years in MA, still carry it out of state. I used to load it with a 250 grain SWC designed for the 45 Colt and it fed even that. The two things I like about the design of the gun is that the recoil springs are captive and the short grip. All the smallish 1911s (I have a few) miss the boat, I think, by not going with the Detonics height grip. That shorter grip makes a big difference.

jessegpresley
09-02-2012, 10:59 PM
Cool gun, I always liked these. Would love to shoot one.

kurac
09-03-2012, 12:51 AM
I picked one up 5-6 years ago for $500, I heard of them but didn't know to much about them at the time and $500 seemed like a good deal. At any rate, I was made in the pacific northwest, I believe Washington, a cool little piece with an adjustable for windage rear sight, (allen wrench required) I thought it was well made and I never had any problems with it exept to hit anything, I pretty much had to cover the target with the muzzel, the sights were useless, but I guess it is supposed to be a close range combat pistol. I ended up selling it for Christmas shopping money, I will never do that again.

bsg
09-03-2012, 1:03 AM
congratulations.

Marty33
09-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Sonny Crocketts back up gun.

WWDHD?
09-03-2012, 1:34 PM
Sonny Crocketts back up gun.

Really? I'm a big MV fan and didn't know that. Learn something new every day.

MrOrange
09-03-2012, 2:35 PM
Sonny Crocketts back up gun.

Beat me to it!

I wuz just going to say that now the OP needs an ankle holster, and some Italian loafers with no socks. And maybe a loose fitting white suit with the sleeves pushed up.

And then yer shooting buddy is going to need a Serbu Super Shorty...

willerfortheworld
09-03-2012, 6:52 PM
I love the sights. Great for quick shooting. Both front and back sights are in the same frame of sight so one is not blurry over the other. Great idea for a ccw!

Mac Attack
09-05-2012, 3:47 PM
Interestingly the sites are longer than my beloved Colt detective special. I year fired it yesterday and it functioned fine. I need to try it on a target to see how I group with it