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Colt Fitting.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Foxtrotx1, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Foxtrotx1

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    Looked at a Colt SS full size rail gun today. I'd be lying if I said the fitting looked good.

    I compared it to the RO and loaded, made them look like a TGO :shocked:

    What is up with colt?
     
  2. DLL9mm

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    Did the gun seem "loose". All the newer Colts I have been looking at have been really loose. Including my new Commander I bought.
     


  3. Foxtrotx1

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    Loose begins to describe it. The rear of the frame rails extruded an 1/8th of an inch past the slide.
     
  4. bac1023

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  5. faawrenchbndr

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    A loose slide has very little to do with accuracy. Frame rails extending beyond
    the slide is just an example of poor workmanship.
     
  6. 3rdgen40

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    What does that have to do with how loose the slide to frame fit is?
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I think he was trying to convey another example of poor QC from Colt.
     
  8. bac1023

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    Yep :)
     
  9. GJ1981

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    Another case of the slide/frame fit being the end all of a 1911 :brickwall:

    I don't see how this is remotely a QC issue as much as it is a production build norm. Slide over hang is also very common on production pistols.

    Sure, for the price of a Colt they should have some of these little details done, but when has Colt EVER done these things on their standard pistols?
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    There are these guys named Chuck, John, Jason, Ted, and Steve that will take care of that for you. :supergrin:
     
  11. bac1023

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    :thumbsup:
     
  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Didn't Chuck just do a Colt Rail Gun a few weeks back?
     
  13. rod727

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    When I get these kids out of college I'm sending out a 70 series!!
     
  14. Nickpisp

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    Most of them I've seen lately are flush. Getting it fixed is as simple as sending a PM to Brent on one of the forums he's a member on. I know those shouldn't make it out in the first place though.
     
  15. G27RR

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    My Combat Elite is flush. No rattling or loose slide to frame fit. The areas discussed so far are fit better than my Range Officer. They both shoot great, though.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    Did he? I don't remember seeing it. :dunno:

    I bet that looked kickass.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  17. up1911fan

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    Yeah he did, I don't think he posted it on GT though.
     
  18. He had posted it on another forum. As always, it's quality work. And there were some major issues with it, before he put is hands on it.

    Me personally, I'm not a fan of Colt Rail Guns, but in this case, I would own the one that Chuck worked over.
     
  19. Hmm... If the rear of the slide doesn't match up with the frame, then thats and issue that shoud have never left the factory. As far as a loose slide to frame fit, thats a whole nother story. My thoughts on my matter:

    1. Remeber what you're buying; a mid-range 1911, not a Bear.

    2. Slide to frame fit doesn't have nearly as much to do with accuracy as many think.

    3. I'd rather Colt build a relaible slightly loose gun than pull a Kimber and try to crank out an overly tight, mass produced, mid-range product won't run.

    My XSE Commander is a little loose, buts its more accurate than I am and super reliable. I once mixed empty cases in the mag along with live ammo to practive failure drills. I found the dang think will feed empties as smooth as hardball.