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Thread: Colt Competition - Blue

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    Colt Competition - Blue

    Anyone have one of these?

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    I'm curious about the blue finish. Is it a matte blue or a brushed satin blue? I can't tell for sure from the Colt web-site pictures.

    Can anyone enlighten me?
    Lorin

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    I think it's brushed satin on the flats, and matte on the top of the slide and front strap.
    Hawkmoon
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    What Hawk said.

    I have a friend who has one in 9mm.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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    Thank you for your replies!
    Lorin

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    I have one in 9mm, the finish wears easily and quickly if you are holstering. Nice pistol though.

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    Yup, if you're actually buying one of these for use in competition, consider getting the stainless version. It too is matte on the round areas, and brushed/polished on the flats. It will look good for much longer.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    I have its cousin in the form of of a Gold Cup Lite in 38 Super. Nice pistol. Below field stripped soon after I bought it.



    I have a friend who has the one you are interested in. Agree that if you are going to shoot it in a situation where you are pulling it out and putting it back in the holster a bunch then maybe a SS one is better or you may like the wear pattern. Also I would guess it depends on what holster one uses.
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    I have one and LOVE it, but the finish has much to be desired, not like the old Colt finish work they were noted for.

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    Well, honest wear on a blued gun looks more attractive to me than a safe queen.

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    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmskng View Post
    True, but Factory finish job out of the box *****!
    Iíve never seen an out of the box Colt (or any other brand, for that matter), with any noticeable wear on the finish.

    Iíve returned new 1911ís from a couple of different brands because the ambi safety had scratched through the frame finish before I even fired them.

    Since I wonít have an ambi on a carry gun, and replace them on guns I buy that have one; that was a problem for me.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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    Last edited by Rick McC.; 31st December 2019 at 21:00.


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