Production Ended

O4840WC Wiley Clapp Commander .45

Caliber: 45 Auto
Item #: O4840WC

Major features include:

  • Series '70 style action with no firing pin safety and improved trigger pull
  • Alloy receiver for a light pistol that carries easy
  • Original style small safety, slide lock and magazine catch---no extensions
  • Long trigger and flat mainspring housing, just like original 1911s
  • Colt's new beavertail grip safety for comfort in long shooting sessions.
  • Special Novak sights---extra-wide notch and bead front---for any-light shooting
  • Tactical Oval grips with forward taper and fingerprint checkering.
  • Pete Single 25 lpi checkering on the pistol's front-strap.
  • Special serial number run and National Match grade barrel.

Series '70 guns are the choice of died-in-the-wool .45 people and this model marks the return to production of the preferred lightweight Commander with no frills or floss. The controls--- thumb safety, slide lock, magazine catch---are the original small variety which are more than sufficient for defensive shooters. Since the majority of .45 shooters prefer long triggers and flat mainspring housings, this one has those two features. The grip safety is enlarged to better protect the web of the shooter's hand. A Colt produced beavertail safety graces this gun. The platinum standard in pistol sights is the classic Novak, our special edition has an advanced version of the LoMount design---extra-wide .170” notch, mated to a ramp front with gold bead. This system is particularly well-suited to a variety of reduced-light shooting scenarios. Wiley Clapp has done extensive experimenting with grip design and has developed the Tactical Oval grip to improve control with two simple panels of wood. Note the Roper-inspired checkering pattern that gets the fingers into the business of aiming the pistol. Precise frontstrap checkering locks the gun in the shooter's grasp, but no maker has ever offered it on an affordable pistol. That is, until now. Famous metalsmith Pete Single has signed on to perfectly checker every one of these fine new guns in his own 25 lpi pattern. And they come in their own special serial number range.

The gun is very popular with serious shooters.

Great articles in Amer. Rifleman, Shooting Illustrated, Soldier of Fortune.