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    A short while ago I bought a Colt Commander and absolutly love it, I decided to get a smaller frame 45 for conseal carry. I came across a used Colt Officer 45 at a dealer, they are asking $695. It has slight holster wear, looks to be in good shape, basic finish, no frills.
    I liked the way the gun looked and felt, asked him if they would take $625 but he said he didn't have the authority to drop the price-bossman was at a gun show. I will go back monday and give it annother shot. Just wondering if it is a fair price, if this is a good pistol.




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    check the feed ramp and make sure it's in good shape. Most high end guns are good no matter what and i would think a colt officer isn't any different. I am not the 1911 aficionado but a few of those prowl around here.... one will probably be along shortly. I would be more content with a glock 36 over a little 1911 (it's a ton cheaper too) but to each his own.

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    $695 is a bit above what I would want to pay, but not excessive. Colt automatics hold their value over the years, so you will never lose money on this gun.

    I bought an Officers .45 ACP back in 1999. They are good guns.

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    I would suggest that you might take a look at this article to help you out a little.
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    It's easy to get burned on a semi-auto if you don't know what to look for. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I would suggest that you might take a look at this article to help you out a little.
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    It's easy to get burned on a semi-auto if you don't know what to look for. Good luck.
    Very usefull information there, thanks.

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    Your welcome. Good luck on getting a 1911, it is a great shooting platform and a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggin215 View Post
    check the feed ramp and make sure it's in good shape. Most high end guns are good no matter what and i would think a colt officer isn't any different. I am not the 1911 aficionado but a few of those prowl around here.... one will probably be along shortly. I would be more content with a glock 36 over a little 1911 (it's a ton cheaper too) but to each his own.
    I've actually thought about the Glock 36 or a Springfield XD, heard alot of good things about both guns. I have little or no expirience with either brands though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turckster View Post
    I've actually thought about the Glock 36 or a Springfield XD, heard alot of good things about both guns. I have little or no expirience with either brands though.
    I would definately take a glock 36 or 30 over a springfield XD 45 subcompact. The XD 45 subcompact and the 30 are nearly the same size but if you really need something slim look to the 36. It is half the width of the 30 and xd 45

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    For me, there isn't a whole lot of difference between a Commander and an Officers for carry. Even though I own an Officers model, and I carry it, I prefer the Commander. There are two reasons:

    The recoil plug design on the Officers model is suspect. Many owners, including me, have modified the recoil system with aftermarket parts. There is plenty of controversy and information about this on the web if you need the details. The commander does not suffer from this "potential" issue. In short, the OM recoil plug is secured by a small tab that indexes into a slot in the dust cover. This tab can "shear" during operation (supposedly) and can render the pistol inoperative. Colt has never changed the design and stands by it. There are several accounts of failures however, so caveat emptor.

    Secondly, if you have larger hands,(like me), the OM grip frame is a little short. Many people have utilized the Commander receiver with an OM top end. I solved my issue by adding an extended mag guide to my OM.
    I really like the 4" Commander. $695 can go along way to re-finish, or add some custom features to your existing Colt.

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