i took this on trade a while ago and managed to find and replace the Springfield slide stop with the correct Colt slide stop. The magazine is correct two tone with lanyard loop to the gun except for a Canadian mark on the base plate. All other parts are correct. I have the Colt archive letter...
So, today I was messing around on GB and came across a Wilson Contemporary Classic. This is a gun that I never thought I would own due to not getting into 1911's until sometime after 2012... In which case these were gone by that time.
This was a 100 year commemorative pistol that Wilson only...
Ok, so the new DW Guardian arrived and my better half picked it up out of the case..... *end of story.. beginning of the saga*
She would like it dressed up a bit and suited for her. So... extended slide release, extended mag. release, extended thumb safety (all SS) she is also thinking SS grip...
"Short story version"
I got this Springfield Special Addition (new condition) but gun only. I'm trying to complete the package as best I can to give to my son for Christmas. Customer service at S.A. wasn't much help. The rep. told me that these are put together outside and couldn't provide info...
I'm considering the purchase of another DW. There seems to be a good number of commanders available. Having a Specialist is steering me to the 5". Any opinions or experiences with this gun would be appreciated.
New to the forums. Looks like a excellent website and great topics. I have a few collections including a "few" LB's. I actually have two Les Baer Ultimate Tactical Carrys!! Of course I also have Glocks and I love shooting them as well.
Glad to be here
I just inherited my first 1911 from my grandfather. Considering the source, the history of the gun, and the gun itself- I have become an instant collector.
Google told me a lot about this gun, but I would love the opinion of some enthusiasts.
I'm 49, I've been shooting since I was a kid and have amassed a pretty good collection of wheel guns and 1911's.
I currently have about 20 1911's listed below.
Two Stainless Colt Officers .45
Blued Colt Lightweight Officer .45
Colt Wiley Clapp CCO .45
Colt Concealed Carry Government...