Skip to comments.Colt Commando
Posted on 02/21/2014 12:53:00 PM PST by chasio649
Just bought a >38 Special Colt Commando nickel plated(old Police issue) from a friend....Payed $250...Is this an OK deal? What a smooth action on this revolver.
Based on this listing at Gunbroker, I’d say “Hell yeah!” unless it’s in really rough shape.
About right for a used but good gun.
I had one years ago and it was a fine shooter especially with wad cutters within 25 yards.
It has a few nicks and scratches...It has been used for sure by my friends father for many years as a police chief...He told me he shot at one person with it...not been fired much...pretty gun.Thanks for the quick replies.
Take it to a trusted range and shoot it til it feels like your trigger finger extended.
Fill it full of hollow point devestators and feel a little safer.
Never Ever register it nor tell anyone you own it.
Buy ammo with cash.
Fortunately, FedGov would never think to monitor FR, so he's safe at the moment.
Oh Hell, yeah! I bought a ‘50’s .38 from an ex-cop. It looked like it had been fired once a year. It’s AWESOME! I can hit anything with it. Somebody threw out a bottle cap and I nailed it at 30 feet with one shot.
A revolver is the best for home defense. It won’t jamb. Totally reliable. The Colt’s an even better gun. You done good.
It’s a great deal. Colts are over-priced, and you made out very well.
You did okay if not better. With Colts and Title 2 firearms, you can never pay too much but you can always buy too early :)
Thanks all...This was a sentimental piece that my friend had...I told him i would sale it back to him for the same price if he wanted it back...His father is old and they are clearing out his estate, father needs the money...I told him to not sale to stranger because he would never get it back...I like the gun and will probably have it for life...but i am true to my word and will sale it back if he feels the family need to have it back...Thanks FR buddies for the replies...can always count on this site!
Atomic brand ammo makes a .38+P with inverted wadcutters. They’re excellent, hot and don’t tumble.
Nicks and scratches = character. if it's smooth to operate, isn't loose, and doesn't jam, it should be a good buy.
Don't forget to go boating soon and lose it in a freak accident...
Old pickups, ancient roman buildings and Colt .45’s are the only things that look good with a few dents, nicks and scratches.
Yer a good egg .. cheers !
Sounds like an old Tom T Hall song ... Watermelon wine.
How long is the barrel? Got a laser sight?
4 inch...hehe no laser sight.
I posted on a gun thread a while back that I was hoping someone would do a simple test with 2 revolvers in 22LR calibre.
5 inch revolver, 10 or 15 yards away, rapid fire.
2 inch revolver, same distance, rapid fire, but the 2 incher would have a laser sight.
I wonder which one would work out to be superior? Perhaps someone with lotsa revolvers could finally say that a laser sight is worth x number of barrel distance...
That is a good test/question...I have another 2 inch 38...That answer would be of interest.
How long is the barrel? Got a laser sight?
Barrel is long enough to stick it in their ribs before you squeeze the trigger and that close you do need any stinking laser sight.
I had a Colt Commando. It was a full size Colt 6-shot revolver in .38 Special using the frame of the Colt Official Police model. The pistol was introduced in 1927 and 48,611 2-inch and 4-inch barrel variants of the âCommandoâ were built during WW2 for the U.S. government. Finish applied was usually gray manganese phosphate (aka âParkerizingâ) and the guns showed signs of wartime production shortcuts. Approximately 12,000 âCommandosâ built during WW2 as 4-inch barrel guns were converted by the Colt factory to 2-inch versions after the end of the war. The 2-inch barrel Commandos were favorites of military intelligence officers and others needing the utility of a snub nose revolver.
Please let me know after the next time you go to the range. It should be a fun test.
Hopefully others read my post and get the message
I love the 38 Special dont know or trust devastators or any of the gee whiz trick loadings. I carry the FBI load as loaded by Buffalo Bore (and if I get around to duplicating it with my handloads the dont carry handloads for self defense philosophy is lawyer-proofing, paranoid HOGWASH, Ill carry that). SOFT gaping hollow point 158 grain gas checked semi wadcutter loaded to +P velocity. Theyre stout recoiling in my S&W J frames, but if in a thug-shooting encounter, recoil is not noticed.
Barrel is long enough to stick it in their ribs
***So you’re talking zero meters contact... perhaps you mean that the barrel is SHORT enough to stick into their ribs without getting caught on the way out...
before you squeeze the trigger and that close you do need any stinking laser sight.
***We are obviously talking about a distance far enough where the 5 inch barrel comes into play, or a laser sight. With your scenario, a 1 inch barrel is “long enough” and quicker & easier to pull from a holster or pocket. Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me... ;-)