This is My 1911 Part II
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Robar custom Colt M1991A1 Commander
If convertible automobiles can serve of an example of how “variety is the spice of life,” the same can be said for my Robar custom Colt M1991A1 Commander.
Far from a ragtop, this 1911 is designed for some serious trigger time—thanks to its ability to digest 9 mm, .38 Super, .41. AE and .45 ACP ammunition—all from the frame’s original, integrated feed ramp.
Conversion involves swapping the barrel, magazine, recoil spring, slide assembly and slide stop. Thanks to an old issue of “American Rifleman,” I discovered that changing ejectors wasn’t necessary to shoot different calibers. As a result, I’m successfully able to run four different cartridges reliably from the single .45 ACP ejector.
The ambidextrous thumb safety enables me to give into my natural inclinations of shooting “southpaw,” while the Ed Brown beavertail grip safety and stippled front strap and mainspring housing allow for maximum purchase without compromising comfort.
Robar’s NP3 and Roguard finishes provides corrosion resistance with high lubricity and a low friction coefficient, reducing overall wear on the pistol while enabling more trigger time. Since NP3 seals the metal’s surface, dirt and power residue has nothing to cling to. Therefore, cleaning is minimal and typically requires a cloth.
Given the wide range of bullet weights between the four different calibers, adjustable sights would have seemed the logical choice; however, I wanted the ability to use the pistol for concealed carry as well as punching holes in paper. So, I opted for Novak LoMount night sights with three-dot configuration.