View Full Version : New Colt runs like a champ!
6th August 2004, 20:54
I just recieved a brand new Colt 1991 Government model a couple of weeks ago. I just wanted to relay how happy I was with the pistol! This thing runs and runs. I have put approx. 600 rounds thru it without a single hitch. I have shot everything from American Eagle 230 grain ball, to 185 grain SWC re-loads. I also shot some Speer Gold Dot, Federal 230 JHP +P (ouch!), and Federal Hydra-shok. I had every intention of spending some money taking it to a 'smith for a few bells and whistles but it ain't broke so I'm not inclined to fix it. If anyone is looking for a plain Jane that runs, you might want to look at the Colt.
7th August 2004, 20:08
cool GunCop, I got to agree, that NRM runs like a top. These new Colts are probably the best that have ever been put out. No tricks, they just keep on thumping, They are damn pretty too. Can't beat it with a stick.
8th August 2004, 00:40
Glad to hear you are happy with the pistol. And why shouldn't you be, if it even fires 185 gr. SWC!!!
15th July 2005, 23:00
I am with you about the Colt. I have several for quite some time and have spent more time at the range than I should but as far as any of my Colts I have never been let down.Quality makes a Colt
16th July 2005, 07:10
I have heard more praises than moans regarding the current production Colt 1911's. I have also heard that Colt has again curtailed production so they can concentrate on military and police orders for the M-16. This would be a management decision and Colt has a history of poor management. As I understand it, Colt 1911's contain fewer MIM parts than any other mass produced 1911. I have a total of 6 Colt's in my collection. A 1903 hammerless, two Pythons, a 1917 military, a mix master 1911-A1 military, and a Delta Elite Stainless. All are well made and fine examples of the firearms technology of their times.
16th July 2005, 12:10
Congrats on the purchase & especially the flawless functioning! :D
All the recent production Colt's I've examined lately have been pretty impressive. I finally got a chance to go over one of the new production stainless 70-Series pistols & 'twas dang nice. Colt Mgmt., however... :mad:
16th July 2005, 14:53
ditto,my new series 70 colt hasn't had a ftf/fte yet and very accurate.might cost a little more but worth every penny.
16th July 2005, 15:49
Hello guncop.It"s really great to hear how well your new Colt is working out for you.I know some of you other guys have great shooting Colts as well.These forums are a good tool for people that are looking to buy there next gun but are"nt sure wich brand to pick.With all the positive posts about Colts,Im sure this helps to steer people into making a choice to try a Colt.When our guns shoot great ,we want others to run out and get one to .I know ill never sell mine.They have all been real keepers.
16th July 2005, 21:52
I just got back from the local gun shop and picked up a new Colt Series 80.
For comparison, I put it side by side with my Series 80 I purchased in June 1986.
Let me tell you, with the exception of that strange trigger on the new pistol, the quality of the machining on my new pistol is simply superior.
I feel like selling a Garand or 2 and picking up 2 more..... very nice. Can't wait to see how it shoots.... and replace that trigger. I like the old style short triggers.
16th July 2005, 22:07
My Colt Defender series 90 (beautiful accurate and I buy it again) but after 6 months and 53 rounds shot threw it. Started to sit forward on the frame so that the end of slide & frame were not lined up. Figured it's just the lug but when I opened it up, there was a lot of saving (metal) I took it to a gunsmith and he called it a (Lo Standing Lugs) barrel will worsen, this angle also cause the barrel to get scratched up, what a mess. The last Colt I owned was the Colt Cobra (air weight) 38. That the top-strap cracked. Well hope prevails. I'll let you know how I made out. And please if anyone had dealing w/ Colts warranty policy let me know.
Thanks allot Rudy
19th July 2005, 00:59
53 Rounds??? That Defender should have gone back to the factory (along with the Cobra). I wonder if your reloads might have something to do with your problems, though... :eek:
19th July 2005, 05:38
The aluminum framed revolvers, especially the older S&W's and I think all Colt's, will stretch and crack if you shoot +P ammo and may eventually stretch and crack if you shoot enough standard pressure ammo. These guns were intended to be carried a lot, but shot little.
As for the Officer's ACP, sounds like a bad one got out of the factory. It happens with all gun manufacturers.
19th July 2005, 12:37
First I am glad for all you guys, this is encouraging. I gather I shouldn't have a problem w/ my repair. I doubt even if I tried, that I could not have messed it up this much. From the reviews I have a lot of good stuff to look forward to.
If someone’s used Colts return and/or repair warrantee please let me know your experience. Good Shooting
19th July 2005, 17:47
Rudy, I would call Colt's toll-free number and get their catalogue and Custom Gunshop catalogue and price list (all free.) Then, call Colt's Customer Service and tell them your problems. They should give you a repair authorization # and send you a shipping label to put on the box for FedEx or UPS. Look over the Model O (1911) Package ($355.00), and competition trigger job, ($55.00). You might want Colt's Custom Shop to do this work for you while it's there.
Alternatively, there are some really good 1911 'smiths in AZ. Yost-Bonitz in Phoenix area, Don Williams (dba: The Action Works) in Chino Valley, Cory Trapp at Gunsite's Gunsmithy in Paulden, and last but not least, Chuck Rogers (Precision Arms) in Prescott Valley. I have dealt with all of them and cannot recommend them highly enough.
20th July 2005, 14:39
Great news for someone like me, (nervous type)
I don't ever part w/ that gun. The owner of the gun store where I bought it, assured me that it will be fixed to my liking and that the Colt was new when I bought it. (I buy 1-2 guns a year from him).
Skyviking: what you’re saying is definitely reasonable, and I never had a professional trigger job done before. I think it will be a great touch. I can even have it done through Colt.
Let me thank you for doing all this research for me (a stranger). I'm familiar w/ the towns’ you mentioned. I'm slowly putting $100's into the gun on my own. I promise you, your effort will not be in vein. $400 going to take a little while to get up, plus convince the little lady’ “how much we need this".
Thanks again I'll save your post and keep you posted.
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