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About a month ago bought that Commander that I posted the questions about, well been upto no good with to much time on my hands and a Brownells account. So here it is my work to date, open to more ideas if you all got some. Just having a blast with this one!
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http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/1911/1991A1%20Commander.htm
Ps...it shoots real nice, too!
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Ty www.CoolGunSite.com

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Ty. Very nice work and pic's. I would make a suggestion. Consider serrating the front strap instead of checkering. Serration can be turned into checkering if you do not like it. Checkering and stippling evolved from bullseye shooters and is less forgiving of a poor grip index and clothing. I find serrating gives better recoil control and a better index from the holster. Teal Blue.
 

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I've seen reason to do anything to the front strap. What you need is something to keep the palm of your hand stuck to the gun, not the joints of your fingers. In other words, a checkered MS housing.

For sights Ty, may I suggest Trijicons? They offer an excellent sight picture and won't cost an arm and a leg to have Dave install them. I'm not too excited about nite-sites in general but they certainly don't hurt!
 

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I agree with dsk, as I have P.T. green night sites on my full size 91. They are fantastic fun to aim at things on the wall in low light or imaginary items in complete darkness. As far as custom goes, my 91 is going to get deeper then the Wilson group gripper, Wilson drop in beavertail, Wilson Commander hammer, P.T. night sights, lightened trigger, fitted EGW angle bushing. To perhaps a polished finish, an adjustable trigger(though I hate to remove its glorious plastic trigger) and, a reliability package. Just so its internally better then anything in the world. Its already as good as anything.
 

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Thanks guys.
The MS on this one was plastic serrated, so thus the upgrade to 20 LPI steel Wilson and I like the improved feel of control I felt it gave. If I do the front strap I would probably match the main spring housing, I like the consistancy and have not had problams with carry in the past, at least with present holsters.

Also Dave has recommended some Novaks, like you DSK I don't care for the night sights I have had a pair cloud up on me and I feel that made it harder to shoot during regular shooting.
I was thinking of getting Dave to do the Teflon type finish he does for combat guns, if I was to do the front strap that would be my one shot to have Dave do it before he applied the new finish.
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Ty www.CoolGunSite.com

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Ty as I might or might not recommend night sights. I do like mine and I can group very well with it. I must strongly suggest against the teflon. Please get a blue or parkerize job instead. Please Please Please don't spoil a good project.
 

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Got the match barrel and bushing and decided to go with a Kings National Match Trigger as well. Only required a spot of filing on the hood of the barrel and the lugs. The trigger was not to bad to fit just kept switching from from the top to bottom till it dropped in. No play and a nice 4 LBS trigger pull. I thought the red on the trigger would be a nice touch. Took it out to the range and ran 200 Winchester range loads and then 100 Winchester Hollow Points and didnt have one problem. Yippie!

DSK/Red/1991A1 let me know what you think here is the link http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/1911/1991A1%20Commander.htm

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Ty, your Commander flat out rules! Thats pretty nice lookin'. Now if I can just get my '91A1 Govn't done........?

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Thanks 91A1
Now I have to save some many to get the sights done thats the one thing I aint going to tackle. It was a blast to build my own gun but if you tally the parts it still came in just under a grand.

Dont see how these guys make much money as smiths, but I am sure they get their parts a lot cheaper then I. BTW- It shoots real nice groups and even with the high-power ammo was very easy in the recoil department.
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Lookin' good Ty!


It sure adds up though, don't it? Right now I'm debating whether or not to go forward with building a MEU/SOC replica. On one hand it'd be kinda neat, on the other hand it's another damn gun in the safe and more money down the pipe. I figure it'd also cost about a grand by the time I'm done. For that I can go find me another GI .45!
 

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TY sorry I was so emotional on my post. I know it is not in the cards to get outside the lines here. I only know that the Colt 1911 is a good gun. But should'nt be emphasized as an extension of ones personality. I know I don't know everything. But when American history is brought to the net. Like on this site, mine is deep and sometimes I need to say something. Though I don't have a great education, I still try. I think you do the right thing and it comes back in spades, whether actual or percieved. Have a nice day sir. Nice gun dude.
 
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