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Any of you guys have any experience with this model?
Seems to be a cross between a Lightweight Officer's Model
and Commander. Blued alloy frame with SS Commander slide,
with Novak-type sights. I came across it in a '98 Colt catalog.

Looks like it would be a good carry piece. I don't get to gun shows anymore so I'm out of the loop on what's floating around out there. I've never seen anything on the forums about this pistol either.
 

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Night Rider said:
Any of you guys have any experience with this model?
Seems to be a cross between a Lightweight Officer's Model
and Commander. Blued alloy frame with SS Commander slide,
with Novak-type sights. I came across it in a '98 Colt catalog.

Looks like it would be a good carry piece. I don't get to gun shows anymore so I'm out of the loop on what's floating around out there. I've never seen anything on the forums about this pistol either.
I have the XS model of the CCO and it is a great piece. It took me three years and earlier this year I was lucky enough to find a NIB example. Mine is the most accurate out of the box 1911 I have ever owned. I found mine on Guns America. They pop up every so often.
 

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I had a CCO about five years ago. Damn fine pistol. I sold it during a severe spell of stupidity and financial embarressment. The guy who bought it wouldn`t part with it now. Bob
 

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Does it look like this?

Mine does not say CCO on it it just says Combat Commander Model/

Yes it is a great carry piece. At least for me, it just disappears.

Bob
 

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A while ago I was entertaining building my version of the ultimate carry .45. I settled on using a TI or AL short frame Caspian and a 4.25" slide instead of the "compact" 4". I concluded that the Aluminum made more sense than a Titanium because of the additional weight savings. Throw in a plastic MSH for even greater weight savings then some misc bells and whistles and I found I had speced out a Colt CCO XS without the rampaging pony, the warranty, or the cache.

Right about the time I discovered the above I found a NIB Colt XS CCO at gunsamerica.com. for a reasonable price. This was far less $ than I would have spent building one and it was a Colt.

I grabbed it and it has the best quality of machining of any Colt I ever owned. When I can stand to part with it for a few weeks I will send it to Trigicon to have glass Tritium inserts put into the Novak-like sights it came from the factory with.

It feeds ANYTHING and is very shootable but weighs only 25 oz.

I have many small Glocks and a Kahr P9 but this ultra reliable .45 beats them all. And BTW, it is a myth that you should shoot 185s and not 230s out of 4.25". Depending on the ammo, mine looses almost nothing in velocity to a government size.
 

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Night Rider said:
Any of you guys have any experience with this model?
Yup. I've owned two of the two tones and three of the XS CCO models.

Many will disagree with my opinion that the CCO is a superior carry piece to the longer gripped Commander and Govt. sized 1911s.

The two tone is a fine example,but the XS version in my experience, is better fitted and finished.

Here's a pic of the only CCO that I kept. It came with factory tritium inserts in the sights.
 

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Damn Potthawg!!

I wish you would quit showing the picture of that beautiful CCO.
My drool has ruined another keyboard. :D
Let me know when you're ready to get rid of that one.

Jeff
 

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JEFF..

Until Colt starts making even better ones it's staying with me. :cool:

Young45,

Both of my two tones came with rubber grips. The XS models came with double diamond checkered reddish wood grips.
 

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The XS guns were IMHO, the best modern pistols produced for the money. I wish I could have hade the foreknowledge and funds to have purchased one of each when they were in production. Thank you Sam for sharing with us. I am glad that your collection of XS guns is complete.


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GCT00427 said:
The XS guns were IMHO, the best modern pistols produced for the money. I wish I could have hade the foreknowledge and funds to have purchased one of each when they were in production. Thank you Sam for sharing with us. I am glad that your collection of XS guns is complete.


Chuck
My sentiments exactly.
 

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Thanks guys. I agree about the Colt XS pistols. There was a pretty small period of time to buy these. Trust me, it really was like trying to find a needle in the old haystack. It took me three years just to find the XS Gov't. The fact that it was NIB was a real bonus.

Regards,
Sam
 
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