Visit us on facebook

It is currently Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:45 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Colt 9mm Commander
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:05 am 
Offline
Administrator
Administrator

Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:56 pm
Posts: 1003
Location: Mesa, AZ
I love my job... I get to walk into my shop each morning to play with guns and build cool stuff. I also get to shoot a lot... and I get to shoot everything I build, a lot. I’m never really sure what part is better, the banging, scratching, cutting, machining, and working on the guns or the shooting part. One thing is for sure, the end result of delivering each customer just exactly what they want trumps all of that and this gun was no different while brining all of those fun parts together!

Image


The customer had a solid idea of what he wanted the end result of this build to be, a full-house gun with certain key features. I started with an ‘80s vintage Colt Combat Commander and added a weld-up frame and slide fit, Kart barrel with EGW bushing, EGW grip safety pivoting on a Wilson BP ambi-safety, as well as best quality internals throughout the gun. The rear sight notch was opened to .135” and paired with a custom fabricated .110” wide orange-faced front sight with tritium insert. The slide top was flattened and serrated and front strap was high-cut and hand-checkered at 30lpi.

For the real fun parts I installed and hand-checkered a GEN 2 Chen mag-well as well as squared the trigger guard and hand-checkered the bottom at 40lpi. The slide was treated to ball-cuts at the front and serrated at 40lpi on the rear to match the sight. Finish on the gun is a traditional two-tone with polished blue top and a matte hard chrome frame. Grips are VZ Gunners as spec’d by the customer and when combined with the front strap checkering and checkering on the bottom of trigger guard the gun stays seriously planted during shooting. Enjoy the pictures!

Image


Image


Image


Image


Image


Image


Image


Image

_________________
Heirloom Precision
http://www.heirloomprecision.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colt 9mm Commander
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:49 pm 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:15 pm
Posts: 291
Outstanding! That just cries out to me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colt 9mm Commander
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:33 am 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:06 pm
Posts: 1
Jason:

Your work is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing with us mere mortals who can dream of a carry piece like this one,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Colt 9mm Commander
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:46 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:34 am
Posts: 257
Location: CA
Amazing work. Not a big fan of two tone guns until I saw this beauty; the contrast is awesome. The front sight is very interesting, seems like the perfect compromise for daylight and low light conditions; I like the innovation. Congratulations to the owner.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group