View Full Version : Looking for a Colt in .45, recommendations??
19th February 2005, 20:43
I have two Delta Elites which are awesome and am considering buying a Colt 1911 in .45.
What models would you guys recommend to look for and which to avoid??
19th February 2005, 22:15
While I am certain that some of the newer more expensive clones, and even your delta elites are "real tack drivers", I will stick by my late forties GI that has a match barrel and micro sights.
I am planning to to add ambidexterous slide stop and thumb safty, but having an appriciation for history and errors made time and again, when something is done right, like the 1911 A1. I see no reason to start hacking it. My eyes and reflexes will not let me be competitive in matches so the full race rebuild is not practical, but if it comes to repelling boarders, I will stack my .45 along side any in the world, and woe be the bad guy. also the US govt spent a bundle making the 45 acp the most accurate dependable target cartridge and effective manstopper in the world.
It is said that God made all men equal in his eyes and this is not new.
but a good govt model 45 proves that this concept is very true
19th February 2005, 23:26
I think I'd choose a Colt Gold Cup, http://www.colt.com/CMCI/GoldCup.asp
20th February 2005, 14:39
What would be the primary purpose of this proposed 1911 purchase? Plinking, target shooting, IPSC/USPSA or IDPA competition, self defense?
20th February 2005, 16:32
I'm not currently really interested in competition. So, I would say it's self-defense, home-defense, and general firearms proficiency including CCW. My concerns are practical, not simply plinking or target practise and not really competition.
20th February 2005, 19:42
I might suggest a Series 80 Commander model as a good all around CCW/house/plinking 1911.
20th February 2005, 22:29
Series 80 Commander is a nice choice. Reliable and accurate.
21st February 2005, 02:20
I don't think you could go wrong with any Colt 45. The Goverment and Commander are great Colts. The GoldCup is also a great choice. The XSE is not bad either. All Colts are great shooters. If anything goes worng just send it back, Colt will make it right. Depending on how much money you want to spend, prices ranges is anywhere 800-2000.
24th February 2005, 12:58
I have a Colt 45 1911 mfg date 1918 In very good condition That would like to sell
24th February 2005, 13:08
Do you have pictures and a price?
24th February 2005, 13:20
I do not have a pictures at this time . I had it appraised a couple of years ago. I was told it was very collectable and that the value was around $1300.00 .
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