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Picked up a very lightly used Wiley Clapp 1911 Commander

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March 29, 2018, 08:09 AM
valkyrie1
Picked up a very lightly used Wiley Clapp 1911 Commander
My first Colt, excellent condition, came with 5 mags(3 unused Wilsons), Ritchie Lightning holster and a Galco OWB holster, all with just about zero wear. Can't wait until I try this puppy..Paid 900.00 for it, hope it was a decent deal
March 29, 2018, 08:24 AM
tk13
I'd say it was, especially with the extras.
March 29, 2018, 09:13 AM
ArtieS
That's an excellent deal. I have been looking for exactly that deal for some time. They run $1100 - $1200 used around here and $1350+ new, depending on the volume discount the dealer can swing. For some of the smaller dealers, they are close to $1500 dealer cost.



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March 29, 2018, 09:20 AM
blueye
Nice score, I was in the process of buying a used one but my friend loved it more so I passed. You need to follow up with a range report. They are very cool looking.
March 29, 2018, 10:55 AM
P320Mac
Is the Commander in 9mm or 45ACP? Is it a Light Weight, or heavy?

Have never been able to discover just what the differences are between Wiley Clapp Commander and the "regular" Commander. What do you think?

One of our competitors uses a Light Wight (plain) Colt Commander in 9mm with red-dot in Bullseye competition. Front end is now very tight, but the back rattles.


Mac in Michigan
March 29, 2018, 11:30 AM
henryarnaud
quote:
Originally posted by P320Mac:
Is the Commander in 9mm or 45ACP? Is it a Light Weight, or heavy?

Have never been able to discover just what the differences are between Wiley Clapp Commander and the "regular" Commander. What do you think?

One of our competitors uses a Light Wight (plain) Colt Commander in 9mm with red-dot in Bullseye competition. Front end is now very tight, but the back rattles.


First hit after searching "wiley clapp 1911 commander" on Google:

https://gundigest.com/handguns...ightweight-commander



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March 29, 2018, 05:59 PM
valkyrie1
Mines a .45 and is a bit lighter than my sig 1911
March 29, 2018, 06:26 PM
AllenInWV
quote:
Originally posted by P320Mac:
Is the Commander in 9mm or 45ACP? Is it a Light Weight, or heavy?

Have never been able to discover just what the differences are between Wiley Clapp Commander and the "regular" Commander. What do you think?



The Wiley Clapp Commander has some features I don't think are on a regular Commander. Undercut trigger guard, front strap checkering, small thumb safety and some odd looking grips (not the ones pictured) for starters.

Here is mine.....

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March 30, 2018, 06:59 AM
DLC762
You got a great deal!
Have a Wiley Clapp LW Commander in 9mm, love the gun.
I shoot high thumb and ride the safety, so I HATE the small thumb safety (to be changed out eventually).
March 30, 2018, 07:09 AM
valkyrie1
Yup the previous owner swapped out the safety with an Ed Brown one and he also put on VZ grips, might put nice wood ones on.
March 31, 2018, 06:43 PM
P320Mac
Thanks Allen. The undercut seems to be the most significant enhancement over the simple LW Commander. How tight/loose is the slide to frame fit? The simple LW is a bit loose in the back.

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Mac in Michigan
April 01, 2018, 09:40 AM
valkyrie1
There is no play what so ever..
April 01, 2018, 10:48 AM
P320Mac
Thanks. Had I understood that the WC is tight, I sure would have ordered one. Even the largest stores do not stock WC models.


Mac in Michigan