|07-21-2012, 10:10 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2011
1911 for Spec Ops
I thought this might get into more than a 1911 discussion so I thought to put it here. I think this was mentioned on the site a couple times.
|07-21-2012, 04:44 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2001
A further sign that Colt is finally snapping back after the bankruptcy and sale days.
If you haven't seen a new Colt, take a look. They're making some of the best quality guns since the 1960's.
|07-21-2012, 06:50 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Agreed, on both points. I think Colt is making some nice stuff for sure.
I think there is some LOOOOOONG DOUGH in this contract, too! I'm glad to see an American company gettin it again!
|07-21-2012, 07:52 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2003
If their gonna use The .45 AUTO Cartridge - then it only makes sense to issue The Good Ole 1911 and COLT should be the supplier.
But what I really like about this is, their using Single-Action Automatics!
|07-21-2012, 10:34 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central Ohio
One might assume, since making this pistol continuously for 100+ years, they might have picked up a few tricks along the way... Good on Colt for the contract. Much more satisfying than a polymer pistol from elsewhere.
Will we get a peek at those stainless steel internals for the civilian market?
Last edited by Raymond759; 07-21-2012 at 10:35 PM. Reason: adding an addition
|09-09-2012, 08:27 PM||#7|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Beware of the new Colt 1911's. Unless someone at the factory has figured out after 101 years how to shape the feed ramp, these guns most likely won't digest the flying ashtray hollow points. My guess is that being stainless, the slide to frame fit won't be fantastic and will be harder to tighten and will need to be shot with dry lube, such as graphite. Not trying to knock the gun as I am a life long 1911 fan...but you'd think Colt would catch on to what we gunsmiths have been doing for 90 years....
|09-10-2012, 03:00 AM||#8|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: North Carolina
I've got a couple of late-60s Commanders...the ones that still had the old "Hardball" barrel ramp. They feed that above mentioned ammunition as well.
When the 1991A1 run appeared...they fed it, too. I bought four of'em between the fall of '91 and sometime in 1995.
They had the feed ramps figured out 101 years ago. It's the barrel ramps that (sometimes) need attention for feeding different bullet shapes.
|09-11-2012, 11:43 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jun 2012
The gun I most often carry is a Colt 1991A1. A series 80, 5 in., government type 1911. I bought it used but never fired just to avoid losing one of my Kimbers if I was ever forced to use it defensively.
I expected poorer fit and less accuracy but have been surprised to find it very well fit, and if it's any less accurate than the Kimbers it's not noticeable at 21 ft.
However, for PPC it doesn't come close to the Kimbers.
The Colt has been reliable, accurate, and cheap in comparison. I have no complaints.
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