I liked the Commander (lightweight) lots better for carry, but the Combat Commander for shooting. Like so many other dumb moves, I sold mine. Made a good profit, but it's still gone for good.
Ecaman and i have talked about this before guys .. both of us did a lot of trading..and wish we would have kept some (ok all) of what we traded ..
I also had a light weight..that's the one i put bowmars on and tried to use for all around. The recoil on the light weight makes it a bit harder to double tap.. The slides are the same.. so same weight sliding back and forth, but the alloy frame on the light weight makes that slide feel like its got an extra pound on it..
I always liked the round spur hammer of the commander..still do.. know this ones easier to get hold of..but just like the looks of the round ones...
The original ring hammer on the Commander is still my favorite on any semiauto. Now they have the elongated so-called "Commander" hammer that I think looks awful.
Funny how nobody at any gun mfg. has ever asked my opinion about this - or about anything else, come to think of it.
I guess I shouldn't complain about the guns I had and traded. As I've told you, I had an FFL for years (until Clinton); worked out of my house, never had a storefront. Sounds like a small deal, and I guess it was, but the profits on the business paid for my daughters' college education. As I say, I shouldn't complain about those guns I sold or traded off.
Sounds like the dream part time, or second job..Not only did you pay for the daughters education..(which is great by the way) but you did something you enjoyed, and bet like most dealers (actually all small) you had a lot of happy customers..
Who amung us doesn't like to hang out in gun stores..Great company.. Something about all those old guns..
Yeah nobody asked me either.. but ring, spur, or roe.. what ever you want to call the round hammer..Think ring or roe is correct.. but anyway.. that's one of three things ive always liked on autos.. others are lanyard ring.. and ladder sights.. I can't think of the word.. you never see them on 1911's... don't think i ever have.. the browning 35 has them on a couple of models..
Ok.. minds blank Bob, or someone.. whats the correct nomenclature for what i called ladder sights.. Ive heard them called artillery, and naval..but that's not correct.. the naval comes from them being on naval Browning's and Luger's.. Old Greg's having recall issues tonight..
I know the sights you mean. The Canadian-made Inglis Browning Hi Power had them, and of course many, many rifles. Like you, though, my mind's not working like it should tonite, and I can't remember the correct name for them. Where's Greasypaws when you need him?
i keep going back to ladder.. but who knows.. i hadn't thought about 1911's never having them till i typed that.. funny huh cause ya see a lot of browning's..and no reason.. well ballistics on the 45 ACP are a bit less than 9MM in terms of distance.. you can still do it tho..
That was one of my favorite things to do with a 5" 1911.. sit down, brace my self and shoot at something 100+ yards away.. neat thing about 230 gr is you can see where it hits.. we'd go way back (like 200 yds) and shoot at 55 gal drums.. That is fun.. your "lobing" those puppies in like a mortar.. ever do it.?