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    Colt Combat Commander and Colt DS; Partners

    Like most hybrids this thread really has nowhere else to go except the Lounge. I've been a fan of Skeeter Skelton for many years. I am pleased to say that I own many gun publications from the sixties with articles by him in them. My father was an Idaho State Trooper (he passed away in 2016) and I am also in law enforcement. I inherited dad's guns and have more than a few of my own. Somehow the idea of showing dad's Colt Combat Commander next to the sixties era Colt Detective Special (wearing the style of Grips that Skeeter preferred for the DS) seemed appropriate for this forum. Dad purchased the Commander in 1976 from another Trooper and he had the hard chrome finish applied in 78/79. It was one of the first handguns I learned to shoot when I was a kid. As a combo it would probably be more practical for the DS to be a Cobra or Agent, but I own the DS so that's what goes into the photo.


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    your Avatar, do you ride an electro glide in blue? You have two of my favorite guns there and being and old guy I see them as the classic guns that they are. I love the DS so much I bought a spare just in case one has problems. What's not to love about a Colt 1911?
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    Enjoyed the story and pics!
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    No I don't ride a Harley, but like the character Officer John Wintergreen in the movie ,Electra Glide in Blue (1973), I am a short cop (5'6") surrounded by some pretty tall officers. I'm also a lefty. Weird. I do wish I owned that Python Pinto that he carries. Evidently that revolver is now owned by the director of the movie
    James William Guercio.

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    Good movie, Blake was a big star for a while back when revolvers were popular. Thanks for your service, you get nothing but respect from me. A cops job has got to be difficult.
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    Knew a retired NY detective and he used several 1911s in .38 Super and a
    collection of DSes and Cobras. It was a time to remember with a smile.
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    I really want to be funny here but probably won't be. Remember the scene where Blake is telling this gal about Alan Ladd and the women in the movies getting trench foot from having to stand in a trench to make him look taller?

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    No it is funny. Actually I just finished watching it. It's streaming on Amazon Prime. It's one of those movies in which the parts are better than the sum total. The beginning of the movie, the motorcycle chase and the last fifteen minutes are the best. The cinematography and music are excellent as well.


 

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