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  1. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Comparison of my Wilson Supergrade commander special in Turnbull blue and Baron blue finish. Hopefully this will be a reference for any addicts who are interested in these two incredibly beautiful finishes! Photo#1 shows both: top is baron blue and bottom is Turnbull blue. Photos #2 and 3 are...
  2. Beginner's Corner
    Title says it all, I am a newbie with 1911, so this might be obvious, but I could not find an exact answer. I saw @RatBikeRod offloading the Kimber form his collection, as he is moving to .38 Super [1] From that I am assumed that this not an easy conversion (perhaps, because the barrel does...
  3. Want To Buy Classifieds
    As the title says, I am open to either buy or trade. For trade, the condition of your 9mm must be equal to that of my 1952 38 super commander. Yours doesn’t have to come with box and documents. https://www.1911addicts.com/threads/pre-60-commander-38-super.178038/#post-2707042 Thanks for...
  4. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Les Baer Concept VII (commander) in .45ACP. Gun has been fired and has some wear on it. Mostly on the sharp edges and corners. I am the second owner, first owner stated round count around 500 and I have only shot about 100 thru it in the 7 or 8 years I have owned it. The gun is blue with...
  5. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for a Nighthawk commander in 9mm. Bonus points if it's a Recon model with rail and a smoke nitride finish. Some salt on it is no big deal. Funds ready. Feel free to text me (quickest and easiest way to reach me. IMs don't pop up on my notifications) at (505) 603-8480. Would consider...
  6. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Up for sale is a BNIB NIGHTHAWK CUSTOM Delegate chambered in .45ACP. The Delegate is the second installment into the Ambassador Series of Nighthawk Custom 1911 pistols. Featuring a 4.25” match grade barrel and commander steel frame furnished with Railscales G10 grips this pistol is a fantastic...
  7. General 1911 talk
    I believe many addicts have seen a custom 1950 Colt commander on collector firearms website and wonder whose custom work is this. Can anyone identify it? https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/search?controller=search&s=C17601&category_dropdown_id=All+Products
  8. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    New post since prior one expired: I'm looking for one of these LNIB.... In Duty Coat. The one with the bull barrel and heartwood grips. So if you have one buried in your safe and you are ok parting with it... Let me know. Perhaps we can do some business.... Like this.. (Photos borrowed with...
  9. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Im letting these go because I switched them out for some really aggressive golf ball grip. there are 500-550 rounds on these grips and they are like new. Price is $70 shipped. Thanks for stopping by! Size: Government/Commander Material: G10 Aggressiveness: 3/5 Pattern: Predator Color: Black &...
  10. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Up for sale is a Dan Wesson 1911 "Classic" Stainless Steel Commander Bobtail in 45 ACP. Specifications from Dan Wesson website: Round top slide with fixed 3 dot tritium night sights Forged, one piece match grade barrel and bushing Ed Brown Bobtail mainspring housing 20 LPI checkered front...
  11. General Firearm Discussion
    About a month ago I bought my first 1911, a LNIB Ruger Commander. I found it at a LGS, and being something that I lusted after when it was released, I bought it pretty much right on value. I shot it a couple of times, and liked it, but found that I’ve been shooting my .22 more since it’s so much...
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    For sale today is my Reid Stainless Commander in 45acp, Series 70 no firing pin safety. Only 200 rounds fired since receiving it from Jeremy. For my tastes, I consider this the ultimate carry 1911. Rust resistant stainless, Chen gen1 weld on magwell for a big funnel without the added length...
  13. General 1911 talk
    Wisconsin Built 1911 Commander Part 1: We are now starting another 1911 build. This one will be a .45 ACP, commander length. I will keep posting parts of the building process = so you can follow along if you like. Here we are sharpening (pointing up) the checkering on the front strap. It...
  14. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Got the email from George this morning. Finished by WC on June 6th. Took about 15 months. But it's here. WC Hackathorn Special Commander .38 Super Bead Blast frame DLC slide Omit WC script on right side, Add WC logo both sides rear of slide Gold bead front Long trigger Wood grips with...
  15. 1911 Photo Gallery
    The hunter is the perfect companion to the high polished turnbull blue 9mm supergrade commander! Happy Friday, Addicts.
  16. General 1911 talk
    I was surfing this morning and found this wave... Shortly before our entry into the Korean War, the U.S. government was searching for a lighter pistol for military officers. In hopes of securing a lucrative federal contract, Colt created an aluminum-frame, 9 mm-chambered version of the famed...
  17. General 1911 talk
    What are the options for a Commander sized .45 with blued finish under $1200. I really like the SA Garrison in it's blued finish, but it's only offered at full size.
  18. General 1911 talk
    Commander size all steel forger barrel and frame and upper. Shoots OK I'll reserve further comment till 500 rounds Been gone sence August 2021 for a transplant so I need to treat myself..
  19. General 1911 talk
    I’m looking for suggestions on a budget minded aluminum framed Commander. Something less than $1k, preferably under $800. Must be in 45 ACP.
  20. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I bought this last summer when Ted had it in his shop knowing it would be a place holder until mine was completed. My steel 9mm Commander is out for hard/chrome and will be done in the next 60 days and my KGB 9mm Commander Lightweight build is nearing completion so....BOOM Ted said it was late...
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