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23rd March 2006, 19:35
Are the pre-series (57-69) Colt Gold Cups really as dainty as everybody makes them out to be? I would really like some good info.
24th March 2006, 17:38
The Elliason sight can beat itself to death, and the slide can crack, if a Gold Cup is fed a steady diet of hardball. Will it last 1000 rounds? Will it last 50,000 rounds? If you want to shoot a bunch of hardball, get a gun that's intended for it, and if you want to shoot a lot of softball loads, get a Gold Cup.
24th March 2006, 18:04
The pre 70 Series Gold Cup National Match was built to be the most accurate commercially available .45 ACP match pistol of the day, and it was. It was not built with the idea of shooting anything and everything through it, but rather was tuned for the 185 gr. match load. I would pass on purchasing one if your intentions are to shoot 230 gr loads, as that was not what it was designed for. A 70 Series GCNM should fill the bill though if shooting 230 gr. service loads are what you have in mind.
24th March 2006, 22:08
Thank you for your honest responses. I really wanted one of the early Gold Cups. Their appearance is more conservative. I guess it is more than skin deep though. I guess I will probly opt for strength over purpose.
25th March 2006, 12:19
For a "do everything" match 1911 the Series 70 Gold Cup National Matches do the job nicely.
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