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covi101 11-21-2011 8:47 PM

Colt Commander 1911 rebuild
 
I purchased a NIB Colt 1911 Commander .45 last month and sent it to Rocky Mountain Arms for the Bear Coating (Matte Black) and the following:
-Beavertail grip safety
-Checker front strap 30LPI
-New extractor
-Trigger and trigger job
-Lowered and flared ejection port
-Wolff springs
-Ambi safety
-Novak night sights

I'm very happy with everything so far. I will take to the range Wednesday and report back.

Oceanbob 11-21-2011 8:52 PM

Wow...what a beautiful piece of Artwork.....thanks for sharing. :D

Malmon 11-21-2011 8:59 PM

That is beautiful! If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost for the whole package?

Never mind, found their website. Thanks anyway.

covi101 11-21-2011 9:18 PM

Thanks guys.

psango 11-21-2011 9:22 PM

Yep, that's a beautiful Colt!

PRCABR4Christ 11-21-2011 9:27 PM

is it me, or is the checkering crooked? maybe my eyes are getting old or the camera is at a weird angle...

covi101 11-21-2011 9:28 PM

Also slim grips and 30LPI mainspring housing.

PRCABR4Christ 11-21-2011 9:31 PM

almost forgot...I highly recommend grips that support the plunger tube :)

p2rider426 11-21-2011 9:49 PM

That thing is BEAUTIFUL

covi101 11-23-2011 8:26 PM

Range report- Fail
 
Everything start off good until about round 60 the rear site came lose and popped off, see picture!

It appears it wasn't secured tight enough. I was very disappointed. Rocky Mountain Arms should have double checked everything before they shipped me back my gun. And after spending the amount of money that I did, little things like this should not happen right when I get my gun back.

I called and left a message.

Ubermcoupe 11-23-2011 8:35 PM

I like it. Bummer to hear about your rear sight, at least you still have it.
I had a front sight just disappear on my last range trip with the springer. Went to sight up, could find the sight picture, went safe, looked at the muzzle end and went :eek:.

Keep us posted! :)

covi101 12-03-2011 9:01 AM

I just shipped back to Rocky Mountain Arms for them to fix and more importantly to add the solid short trigger I requested and paid for that was not on gun when I received it.

chadd446 12-03-2011 10:02 AM

Beautiful Colt, but it looks like they checkered the front strap with their eyes closed.

Sam 12-03-2011 10:42 AM

Seemed like there was also a mark of some sort on the front site, from a punch perhaps?

PRCABR4Christ 12-03-2011 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam (Post 7604052)
Seemed like there was also a mark of some sort on the front site, from a punch perhaps?

yeah...good call, I never noticed that, looks like brass though, and pretty high for a punch

helpme 12-03-2011 11:05 AM

Sorry to hear about the "issues", seems a bit too common place in the modern gun industry. Either way though, that gun is sweet!

helpme 12-03-2011 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PRCABR4Christ (Post 7541467)
is it me, or is the checkering crooked? maybe my eyes are getting old or the camera is at a weird angle...

WOW, I hate to say it but I really do think the checkering may be crooked.... Any truth to this in person OP?

PRCABR4Christ 12-03-2011 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helpme (Post 7604149)
WOW, I hate to say it but I really do think the checkering may be crooked.... Any truth to this in person OP?

he told me it's the picture, I hope that's the case


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