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Old 11-21-2011, 8:47 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 11-21-2011, 8:52 PM
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Wow...what a beautiful piece of Artwork.....thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-21-2011, 8:59 PM
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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.

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Old 11-21-2011, 9:18 PM
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Thanks guys.
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Old 11-21-2011, 9:22 PM
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Yep, that's a beautiful Colt!
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is it me, or is the checkering crooked? maybe my eyes are getting old or the camera is at a weird angle...
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Also slim grips and 30LPI mainspring housing.
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Old 11-21-2011, 9:31 PM
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almost forgot...I highly recommend grips that support the plunger tube
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That thing is BEAUTIFUL
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Old 11-23-2011, 8:26 PM
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Default 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.

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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 .

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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.
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Beautiful Colt, but it looks like they checkered the front strap with their eyes closed.
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Seemed like there was also a mark of some sort on the front site, from a punch perhaps?
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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
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Sorry to hear about the "issues", seems a bit too common place in the modern gun industry. Either way though, that gun is sweet!
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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?
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:10 AM
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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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