Got a Stag model 3. Shoots great.
Have shot quality ammo and the cheapest steel case.
Paid $799 with 100rnds of ammo thrown in. I liked the small dia. Diamond head hand guard.
Is it mil.spec.? Look at barrel markings.
Does it have any extras. Mine was bare bones.
I have seen a few Colts lately for about the price you qouted.