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Colt Custom Shop?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Chunky Mayonnaise, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. I have a nice old Colt Commander sitting in my safe that hardly ever gets shot, and I've been considering sending it out for some work. I noticed that Colt has a package that includes most of what I want. I lifted this description from the pdf on their site

    "COLT Tactical Package – Includes action tuning plus complete dehorn; replace grip safety with Smith and Alexander or Ed Brown with/without palm swell; replace safety with strong side or ambidextrous tactical safety; checker front strap (20 or 25 lpi); enhance cut front strap; install flat checkered mainspring housing (20 or 25 lpi); bevel magazine well; tune trigger; install Novak night sights. Complete refinish in customer’s choice of available Colt finishes. $875

    I'm mostly just wondering if anyone here has had any experience with the Colt Custom Shop. I've seen a few threads on other forums with favorable results, and figured why not ask GT what they think?
     

  2. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    The Colt guys over at 1911forum swear by the custom shop.

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  3. faawrenchbndr

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    I would suggest taking a Colt to a pistol smith vs Colt's CS
     
  4. brisk21

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    I think that a Colt that was worked on by Colt's own custom shop would hold more value than if it were worked on by another shop. It keeps the factory flavor.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Have to disagree,......Colt custom shop will never compare in value
    to a Novak or Harrison tweaked Colt!
     
  6. paul45

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    Would you kindly show us example/s of the Colt Custom Shop work you have had done that prevents you from recommending them?
     
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  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Question.

    Answer.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    No example, just good old common sense. I've seen Colt's work,
    it does not compare to Springfield's Custom Shop. Neither are even
    close to Novak, Harrison, Rogers, GI, or many others' custom work.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Ok,........1911Forum carries no weight. Hell, many there think
    Fusion produces a 1st class product! :rofl:

    Those that know, know better! :whistling:
     
  10. I would love to send it out to Harrison, but that's more a dream than a reality for me. Novak on the other hand is definitely a possibility.
     
  11. glock2740

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    I don't know what kind of wait time Colt's CS has, but for what their Tactical Package offers (which is the package I was looking recently myself to have done to a Colt I was looking at) for $875, I would go with them on this. That amount with what you have in your Colt will make for an awesome gun for the money you'll have in it. :cool:
     
  12. ca survivor

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    I would by a gun that has everything you want and sell the Colt to get some of the money back.
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I disagree. I'd rather have the one I already owned turned in to what I want. :cool:
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Yep..........& I'd suggest Pistolwrench.
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Double ditto. :cool: :thumbsup:
     
  16. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    How long of a wait would that be? curious...


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  17. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I didn't ask them, but I'm sure it's a lot shorter wait time than some of the other smith's that have been mentioned.
     
  18. brisk21

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    Yes your right 2740. If you use one of the best 10 gunsmiths in the country, then it would be better. Im just saying colts custom shop would be better than some random gunsmith no one has ever heard of.
     
  19. glock2740

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    I never disagreed with that. I even said in a post above, that I was contemplating sending a Colt to Colt's CS for their "Tactical Package" myself. I like everything about that package and have no doubts that I would love the results.