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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:58 pm 
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This is my Colt Commander. A fine all metal 1911 replica. Although an Umarex, it is exactly the same gun as the KWC and Air Venturi manufacturerd 1911s, with varying finishes and small features between them.
What I like most about this 1911 are the big, tall and bright tactical sights...and of course it's great, punchy blowback.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:32 pm 
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I see you replaced the grips with magpul grips.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:18 am 
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Very nice. Where is it available and how much?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:59 am 
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BB1Shooter wrote:
I see you replaced the grips with magpul grips.
Yes, they are SOOOO comfortable. The original black plastic grips were begging to be changed. Also, the Colt lettering and graphics on the gun are an off white so they take on the colour of the FDE grips nicely. Found them on clearance so not much added cost either.


Edmonton<500 wrote:
Very nice. Where is it available and how much?
Thanks! It's available and a handful of Canadian retailers but price can vary between $135-$175. I got mine from Kriss at ReplicaGuns.ca


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:59 pm 
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It’s a nice looking pistol! How is the accuracy?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:19 pm 
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Crosshair54 wrote:
It’s a nice looking pistol! How is the accuracy?

Thanks, I'm an eighties baby...so I grew up watching all those old 80s action movies with all those awesome guns. This Colt kinda reminds me of that early sleek black tactical look from back then. The FDE grips add some Desert Storm influenced styling to it as well.

It shoots great, like any 1911...heavy and with a kick... But hard to shoot successive shots accurately until you get good at target reacquisition after repeated, fast blowbacks.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:43 am 
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I have a pair of Umarex Colt 1911 Combat Vet versions of this 1911 BB pistol.

https://www.replicaairguns.ca/umarex-co ... air-pistol

Yours look nice, but call me a purist, as I just love the vintage, simplistic, weathered, look of this version of the 1911. They really look like they were from WWII. Also have WWII replica 1911 belt holster & tanker holster for them.

Also have two pairs of wood grips that I will install, once I get time to dremel them to fit a CO2 airgun.

It find them to be two of the most accurate CO2 BB pistols I own. Shoot them on my 24 ft. basement range.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:44 pm 
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Hi,

Excellent replica of the Commander. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:24 am 
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Nice looking 1911 Gunsnrows.

Where did you get the grips?

Are they real wood?

Did you have to cut out the back of them to fit over the CO2 cylinder bumps?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:22 pm 
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BB1Shooter wrote:
I have a pair of Umarex Colt 1911 Combat Vet versions of this 1911 BB pistol.

https://www.replicaairguns.ca/umarex-co ... air-pistol

Yours look nice, but call me a purist, as I just love the vintage, simplistic, weathered, look of this version of the 1911. They really look like they were from WWII.
I think, with this gun it is what it's supposed to be, a classic 1911 design with modern appointments. As with most things I own, I like to have both traditional and modern versions
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With enough use I've seen these Commanders wear quite nicely. I'm also fairly well versed at applying advanced wearing as well, which is what the manufacturer is doing from the factory with the Combat Vet and John Wayne versions.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:23 pm 
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Hi BB1,

These are my favourite 1911 grips. They are real Walnut, checkered, double-diamond and include a Colt medallion. :D

I bought these grips on eBay, a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, there are not as many sellers, now.

Yes, you need to cut away some of the inside of the grip, in order to accomodate the CO2 bulb. A dremel works well.

gunsnrows


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:23 am 
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Nice pistol. But doesnt look like an actual commander, but government length. 4.25 vs 5" Barrel.

I personally think paying extra for "the weathered" look is like buying pre ripped jeans.

It always look tacky and super fake. The only way to get a weathered look is to use them.


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