Colt Two Ted Yost Gunsite Pistols

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by blamo, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

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    Jun 16, 2018
    Family has deep roots in Arizona (and that land before they called it Arizona). Growing up I'd spend weekends working my dad's tables at gun shows. By that time my favorite pistol was a 1911, which my dad would let me end a range session by helping me grip his Colt and let one or two rounds off.

    As an adult it took awhile to catch the addiction again. The kids/family ate most of the money and I only had a couple Sigs and my first pistol, an LW OACP my dad gave me when I moved out at 18 (still runs like a sewing machine). Anyway, a few years back I ask my dad if he ever ran into Ted Yost in the old gunshow days. He says, "Oh yeah, you've met him a handful of times as well. His stuff was expensive so I never paid attention to what he made." (We were working class.)

    Since giving in to my addiction several years ago, I've dreamed of getting a Yost. Fast forward to this forum a few months ago. Picked up a Gunsite Yost CCO from a great forum member after putting out a WTB. During my search I also came across what looked like a Gunsite Yost Commander online and took a shot on it.

    Long way around the barn to say I haven't put too many rounds through either of these — couple boxes each — but I'm taking them out tomorrow for an afternoon of fun and thought I'd share a couple photos. Quick snaps, so you'll have to forgive the crummy shots/light.

    yost gunsite pistols 1.JPG yost gunsite pistols 2.JPG
     
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  2. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

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    CCO — Colt Officer slide with Caspian Commander slide

    cco yost ivory.JPG top of slide cco yost.JPG under slide cco yost.JPG MSH GS cco yost.JPG cco back slide yost.JPG cco chamber yost.JPG
     
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  3. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Most excellent, thank you for sharing.
     
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  4. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

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    Colt Enhanced Commander
    Yost gunsite commander 3.JPG commander frontstrap yost.JPG commander bushing yost.JPG commander GS MSH yost.JPG commander rear slide yost.JPG commander top slide yost.JPG yost sig under slide commander.JPG
     
  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Well done ✔
     
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  6. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21, 2018
    Very nice. Have fun tomorrow.
     
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  7. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    Beautiful guns sir!
     
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  8. goodguywithagun

    goodguywithagun Well-Known Member

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    Dec 30, 2016
    Very nice.


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  9. jkid1911

    jkid1911 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 30, 2017
    Fantastic!
     
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  10. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 2, 2020
    Funny how life works. Ya go from always wanting one, to suddenly having two. Very nice & congrats on getting that itch scratched.
     
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  11. blamo

    blamo Well-Known Member

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    Jun 16, 2018
    That's the truth. I feel very fortunate.

    I got a feeling the commander may end up under my dad's christmas tree one of these days, just a few miles south of Gunsite.
     
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  12. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

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    Jun 15, 2017
    Those are both excellent with very unique touches. Thanks for sharing, it is always nice to see vintage Yost work.
     
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  13. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Awesome pistols!
     
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  14. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 2, 2020
    I got a feeling the commander may end up under my dad's Christmas tree one of these days, just a few miles south of Gunsite.

    That would be a class act. And barring some life tragedy. it would come back home another day.
     
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  15. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    I just love a Yost Stipple effect gat!
    Gorgeous to put it mildly.
     
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  16. hpguru

    hpguru Well-Known Member

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    Dec 4, 2017
    Be careful, they tend to multiply...
     
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  17. Austin Millbarge

    Austin Millbarge Well-Known Member

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    Feb 24, 2018
    That Commander is awesome.
     
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  18. Limited 10

    Limited 10 Well-Known Member

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    Apr 17, 2020
    Congrats to you sir. Very nice. Definitely not an every day get.
     
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