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    Colt 1911?

    This is hopefully a real dumb question - does colt make a good 1911?
    Looking at their competiton model. Thinking of selling the ruger 1911 and getting a real deal colt.
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    I have seen some older Colt’s that were pretty good. Can’t speak to the new stuff.
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    I have to ask cause 'does marlin make a good lever action' would depend on what year it was.
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    Some or maybe all of the new Colts are ‘series 80’. A lot of people don’t seem to like the series 80 for reasons that escape me at the moment.

    I am not well versed in all things Colt....
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    Personally if I was going to buy a Colt 1911. I would look at older Used Series 70, Or Older Springfield Armory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    Some or maybe all of the new Colts are ‘series 80’. A lot of people don’t seem to like the series 80 for reasons that escape me at the moment.

    I am not well versed in all things Colt....
    Couple extra safety features. Series 80 got a firing pin block, and may have a different 1/2 cock.

    I know my new Springfield, has a mainspring lock.

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    I’ve never known the s70 vs s80 to be a big if any difference, you could always delete it if you really wanted. I bought an older mkiv enhanced as my very first gun long ago and it’s still the best shooting gun I’ve tried.

    Also 80s are cheaper afaik something to consider.
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    The competition and gold cup models are series 70, like a 1911 should be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynetheman View Post
    I’ve never known the s70 vs s80 to be a big if any difference, you could always delete it if you really wanted. I bought an older mkiv enhanced as my very first gun long ago and it’s still the best shooting gun I’ve tried.

    Also 80s are cheaper afaik something to consider.
    Only because they're not as collectable. I picked up several months ago. A Springfield MC operator 1911, a older square rail one for 450$



    I never seen a 1911 barrel, with soo much rifling.


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    I've only handled one (brand new) one. It was a bit rattly and ill fitting, for the price. I'm sure it runs great. It wasn't a gold cup or anything - one of the newer competition models I think.

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