First, the trigger is crisper but firmer than my Springfield.
I had 4 failures in the range day. What do you expect? 1911 suck, I've been told, and jam a lot.
Thing is, the brand new Colt Commander shot 100 rounds without a hitch, but the Ceiner .22 conversion, IT had the failure. 2 FTF, and 2 FTE on the last round failing to extract. I was using OLD .22 ammo in one of the milk container cartons they sold back when. Filthy ammo, too.
I figure 100 more .45 in the new gun and it can be considered broken in. Ooo, and I have to test the hollow point ammo in it too.
The mags don't fall free as easily as with the Springfield. Let's see what a little more time does for it.
Hefting the Commander in the hand makes it seem front heavy. Might be in my head, thinking about that plastic mainspring housing. I don't notice a balance issue when gripping it to shoot, however.
How did it shoot, accuracy wise? The same as when I shoot the Gov't size Springfield. Lousy. Low and right. Damn flinch/anticipatory/bad-finger-placemet. I don't need new guns, I need a new shooter.
Here is the first target:
And I did better after that practice on the second target. Better is relative:
You can see the last magazine in amoungst the .22 holes on the right. Meh.
After the shoot, parts arrived. A new 'Bulletproof' slide lock and a nice chainlink pattern Ed Brown mainspring housing, and the regular length guide rod with matching recoil spring plug. Easy peasy install. It's like I know what I'm doing. I didn't mung up the pins or struggle with the mainspring like I have in the past.
I was pleased enough with my new purchase that I think I'll hit the range again with it. I mean again again, I went 2 days ago (report to follow) and 5 days ago. What the heck, I have plenty of .45 practice ammo. I need to order some more .40, actually.
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