Thanks for keeping me straight, Charlie. Strangely, I really don't remember a single stack polymer 1911. I've got a feeling that I just might need a few more terabytes of storage space. Wish Apple would hurry up with that gadget before I forget my wife's name (or some other potentially fatal bit of information).One small glitch. It is not the FIRST polymer frame 1911. The was the short lived BUL from Israel sold by Kimber and Wilson.
That doesn't mean it isn't interesting though.
Fed Ord made them in the '80s, and I built one. Nastiest shooting 1911 I've ever fired--I'd MUCH rather shoot a LW Commander. AFAIC it's definitely a "carry much, shoot as little as possible" gun.I'd love to have an aluminum frame full size, and I really wish someone would make a commercially available aluminum frame for those of us who like to build guns.
Yeah I've built a couple of those. A friend had a LW full size from I wanna say Springfield some years ago, and I didn't find it disagreeable. But yeah, I like the LW Commander better; kinda makes more sense. A LW full size is for the guy who has everythingFed Ord made them in the '80s, and I built one. Nastiest shooting 1911 I've ever fired--I'd MUCH rather shoot a LW Commander. AFAIC it's definitely a "carry much, shoot as little as possible" gun.
I'd have no problem smoothing out or "refining" the finish of plastic. I'm pretty good at it.I really just want to examine one of the new EAA's. The molding looked kind of rough in the photos. Like to see if that was a problem they already addressed or the photos were deceiving.
Terry, this makes the takedown easyThe Kimber version of the LW Commander is what I have and carry almost exclusively. The Super Carry Pro.
Kimber America | Super Carry Pro
Aluminum frame, rounded butt, 4" bull barrel, no bushing.
The only Commander I ever owned was a Combat Commander. Sure wish I still had it.
I am not fond of how the bushing-less system breaks down. Just kind of PITA if you ask me, But I am the first to admit that it is reliable and a whole lot more accurate than I am.
I really just want to examine one of the new EAA's. The molding looked kind of rough in the photos. Like to see if that was a problem they already addressed or the photos were deceiving.
Thanks for the tip, Loren. Unfortunately my Super Carry Pro has a standard configuration guide rod - no groove or head on the end for that little gizmo to snap on to. I will check out the NDZPerformance site to see if they have any magic that will work for me.Terry, this makes the takedown easy
Kimber Take Down Made Easy - New Tool from NDZPerformance - YouTube
I know that the recoil on my aluminum framed Kimber is a lot more noticeable than on my full size Raptor or the Colt 1991 I have. Not sure what the weight difference would be between the aluminum frame and the polymer. I'll do some digging and see if I can come up with some numbers.The BUL was a wide body so if they had said first single stack they probably would be right.
They came and went pretty fast but I did see some in a shop or two.
Kevin is right about the weight but I wonder if the recoil cushioning effect of the polymer would be noticeable.
Geoff, have as good a day as you can. And you are definitely not the Lone Ranger concerning age and early hours. I can't even speak English till about 0530 or so.Didn't
Old age at 0447 hours take their toll.
Who is now so curious and I have to go work the Hell Desk for 4 hours plus clean up...sigh..
Wish I had some of your skills...my senior year Shop Teacher, after examining what was supposed to be a wooden candle holder I had tried to make on a lathe, told me I should be a butcher.I'd have no problem smoothing out or "refining" the finish of plastic. I'm pretty good at it.
I noticed that the frame doesn't seem to have the A1 cuts behind the trigger. I could easily fix that.