So, what kind of 1911 are you gonna buy next year to celebrate?
Followers of this blog know I’m kinda sweet on getting a Combat Commander. A shortened 1911, but still all steel. I know, I know, getting anything but a Gov’t size on this anniversary is a bit less traditional, but how many of youse are going PURE original and getting a 1911 in pre-WWI configuration? I didn’t think so.
Now, what KIND of Commander sized 1911 will I get? Well, it will either be a very expensive near full custom job or just off the rack semi-budget Springfield. (It's 'budget' compared to custom...)
If custom, I’d make the safety on the left hand side of the pistol that you right handers use be super small and streamlined and the other side largish. Definitely a melt job, too. Finish? Haven’t decided. There are pluses and minuses to all stainless, but this is going to ostensibly be a carry 1911. And the basic Springfield version of this gun in my configuration is the Loaded Champion in Stainless steel, 4” barrel, part # PX9142LP. A cool grand or so. Yeep.
I’ll get a quality holster with it too. Probably ox-blood in color. I have an all black IWB carry holster, so a different color will make it easier to tell at a glance what I am looking at.
At least I've centered on a specific model number for The List.