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Old 02-08-2002, 04:09 PM   #1
 
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Several people on the custom gun forum here have mentioned being at the SHOT show...I was wondering if any visitors to this section could comment at what they saw from Colt?

Thanks!

Brent
 
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Old 02-08-2002, 08:15 PM   #2
 
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I wasn't there, but the guy I know that went said they had some nice stuff. Most of it has already been revealed on teh 1911 forum;

XSE Blue government
70 Series blued Government
Defender Plus (LW Commander frame, Defender slide)
Commercial version of the M4

a few other things, all looked nice, but nothing revolutionary.
 
Old 02-08-2002, 08:41 PM   #3
 
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Personally I don't want anything revolutionary from Colt. I just want good Colt 1911 pistols. I would like to see a product like the XS again though.

Future Colt products on my purchase list include:

-Government Model, blue
-Commander Model (steel frame), blue
-Concealed Carry Officers (Al frame), no front serrations

plus any other variations that appeal to me later.

Brent, good question phrasing, you got a response where I got nothing on my CCO inquiry so far.

Cheers,

SB
 
 
Old 02-08-2002, 09:02 PM   #4
 
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I'm with you. The recent reviews for Colt have inspired me to acquire one; the Commander to be exact. As soon as one is available here in Memphis, I will buy it.
Looking forward to owning my first Colt.

J Scott
 
Old 02-08-2002, 10:19 PM   #5
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I am a huge Colt fan. But a retro Model 70 for 700+ wholesale....who are they kidding?

I don't care who's name is on the gun if they can't come up to Kimber specs and in the same price range they loose.

Kimber and Springfield are $100 less and gives a whole lot more IMO.



 
Old 02-08-2002, 10:32 PM   #6
 
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Dane,
Any opinions on their base models?
Around here, the full size goes for $520.00.

Thanks,

J Scott
 
Old 02-08-2002, 10:42 PM   #7
 
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On 2002-02-08 22:19, Dane Burns wrote:
I am a huge Colt fan. But a retro Model 70 for 700+ wholesale....who are they kidding?

I don't care who's name is on the gun if they can't come up to Kimber specs and in the same price range they loose.

Kimber and Springfield are $100 less and gives a whole lot more IMO.
The local store has already sold 5 of them... :razz:

Besides, the 70 series isn't to compete with the Kimber or Springfield, it's an answer to those that have asked for exactly that for years. (As soon as the 80 series came out :smile:

The XSE lacks a couple things, but is more of a comparison for the Kimber or SA. Compared to Kimber Stainless, I think it's a superior gun.
Kimber uses all blued parts inside (whether you care about MIM or not, they're still blue) and the barrel is bare steel. the safety is extended, but I prefer the smaller Colt model. (I also shoot thumb low, instead of riding on top of the safety, and it's easier to sweep with the factory Colt)

I hate both grip safeties, and both sights, but prefer to have 3 dot sights rather than black low mount.

I also prefer the Defender to the Ultra Carry, and prefer the Gold Cup Trophy blue to the Gold Match.

Personal preference of course :smile:
 
Old 02-08-2002, 10:51 PM   #8
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I have to admit I have been nothing but pleased (spoiled) with my Kimber Custom Stainless. In a twisted way I am just waiting for something to go wrong and provoke me to send it to Washington for a FED package.

However, in the same breath I really like the Colt’s. The QC is up and coming from past years and they seem to be marketing a nice product line. I handled about a half dozen new rollmark 1991a1’s the other day; I am going to get one.

VoceNoctum, I agree with you on the XSE.
 
Old 02-08-2002, 10:56 PM   #9
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I like the 1991 and the newer version with better roll marks. They are nice guns.

BUT I also know it takes a hell of a lot of work to get a stock Colt beaten into a nice custom gun. For a whole lot less a Kimber makes a decent custom gun. (ask Bill Wilson)

Some of my personal guns carry the Colt logo but I would have a hard time popping $700 for a new Series 70. I paid less for the last two REAL Model 70's I recently bought :eek:

People will buy aything I quess, even $4K guns from me. A $700 GI version of a 1911 is an easy sell.

My point here is this....the gun they should be selling is a $500 Series '70 (or less). That is what they are actually worth, IMO.

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Old 02-08-2002, 11:42 PM   #10
 
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Gee Dane next thing you'll tell us is people are willing to wait 18 months or more for one of those $4K guns :roll:. Oh wait I'm one of those people :wink:, to do some work on it for you at some point.

Robert

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