By virtue of my occupation, I get to try out a lot of guns that I am interested in without having to purchase them. Often, during the testing some of the appeal wears off and my check book is spared. On occasion I do run across a gun I have to have and this was the case with the Gunsite CCO.
While at Gunsite in late March with Mossberg, Susan – the savvy pro shop manager – showed me one of these neat little pistols that Gunsite has not had in stock for a while. Essentially, this is a Colt Commander with an Officers Model frame. A great idea for a carry handgun indeed. I convinced Buz Mills who owns and operates Gunsite to let me try one out. After 50 rounds of Remington hardball I knew I had to have one. Problem was, I needed to sell something to afford it.
The pistol should be here early next week and I’ll be writing a review on it for NRA’s Shooting Illustrated magazine. In the meantime, as close to perfect as this pistol is, I’ll need to make two modifications; its will need a set of XS Sights and Crimson Trace Master Series Laser Grips. With a magazine full of carry loads that Buffalo Bore is putting together for me I think I’ll be able to call this pistol, “Carry Ready.”