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Hi all,

Does anyone have experience with the American Classic line of 1911s? I have read all of the threads and articles that I could find, and by most accounts they are quality pistols. I am just about ready to click the Order button on a Compact Commander model and was wondering if anyone had input on these. I have included a stock photo for reference. I am mainly curious about overall quality and personal experiences. The "CCO" size of 1911 is my favorite as far as ergonomics and looks go, and this one has a steel frame which is my preference. I could do without the billboard on the slide, but I can certainly live with it. The hammer would be the first to go...it just doesn't do it for me. I would also be using this as a carry gun, so the front strap would get a checkering job and I would have new sights installed. (Heinie Straight 8's are my preference) It almost seems too good to be true, especially for a sub $600 gun. Thoughts? Opinions? Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the feedback Sam. After pondering it a bit more I went ahead and ordered one. I'll put together some pics after I get it and a range report once I can take it out. I'm excited!
 
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I had just gotten laid off and 3500 of the check was vacation pay. So I took aa vacation from fiscal responsibility.

I was just amused how my wife would take it, (me being temporarily unemployed now myself) if I made another gun purchase while not bringing in a check. I almost did risk making a buy but they sold out of a sale Item I was after so I'll never find out what her reaction would be.

BTW it was nothing as nice as what the OP is buying though.
 
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Thanks to all for the replies! I'm glad to hear that local experience reflects most of the threads I have read. When I go to pick it up I will be looking carefully at the fit and finish, and I will not accept if it is anything less than I expect. I really like hearing that SWC ammo doesn't seem to be a problem, I have about 4000 of these available so they will be part of my break in rounds. I also have 3 Chip McCormick SS Match grade officer mags on the way, I hope they function as well as the reviews say. I think I should hit my FFL around Tuesday and I am hoping to have it in my hot little hands by next Thursday. If all goes as hope, I will have a range report by the first of the year.
 

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