|PRICE:||R 12,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|ACTION||Semi-automatic - Delayed Blowback|
|CONDITION||Very good to excellent used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Colt M1911, also known as the “Government” or “Colt Government”, is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered in .45 ACP. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986.
An iconic firearm, the 1911 has been copied and produced by many different manufacturers around the world and is still in production today in countless variants and configurations.
It is widely popular with civilian shooters for self-defense and competitive sports shooting, particularly USPSA, IDPA and IPSC.
In 1950 Colt’s Manufacturing Company introduced the “Colt Commander”, a slightly shorter barreled version (4.25 inch) of the M1911 manufactured with an aluminum alloy frame.
Later in 1970, the “Combat Commander” was released, which was an all-steel version of the Colt Commander, which from that point onward was known as the “Lightweight Commander” to differentiate the two pistols.
The “Colt Commander” was original produced chambered in 9mmP in order to be considered as a candidate in U.S. government post–World War II trials to find a lighter replacement for the M1911 pistol that would be issued to officers.
It was the first aluminum-framed large-frame pistol in major production and the first Colt pistol to be originally chambered in 9mm Parabellum.
It was also produced chambered in .45 ACP and .38 Super (both as the “Commander” and “Lightweight Commander”).
This gun is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There is only some extremely light wear to the front and top edges of the slide, trigger guard, control parts, dust cover and beaver tail.
There is also some very light, uniform wear to the mainspring housing and the recoil spring plug, as well as a tiny, light scratch on the frame under the slide-release lever.
It is fitted with Hogue Rubber Wraparound grips which are still excellent.
The action is still extremely tight.
This firearm is suitable for home self-defense as well as every day concealed carry.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- IDPA – CCP division
- MPDS – Compact Pistol (CP) and Defense Pistol (DP) divisions
- IPSC – Classic division – Minor
- PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Pin gun
- STEEL CHALLENGE