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Colt Lightweight Government Model

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by G21FAN, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    Just picked her up today! Sweet balance!

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  2. samuse

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    I'm seriously wanting one of those. What's the weight difference between that and an all steel?
     
  3. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    All steel is 38-39oz and the LW Gov't is 31oz according to my books.
     
  4. tx787

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    I just got one on Saturday, your picture taking skills are far better than mine! I really like it too, it's weights quite a bit less than the steel framed ones.

    The Novak's sights are great too.

    My trigger and grip safety seem to have a fair amount of play/loose tolerances, do yours as well?
     
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  5. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    Grip safety is tight as a drum, trigger has some wiggle in it but it does break with only a hint of creep.
     
  6. tx787

    tx787

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    Hmm I might call Colt tomorrow and see what they say, maybe mine needs to be adjusted.
     
  7. remat

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    Congrats! Been looking forward to those coming out. My shop has had only 1 and I missed it...
     
  8. samuse

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    not possible
     
  9. tx787

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    Might have to visit my local expert gunsmith then, a bit of a shame for a gun at that price level in my opinion.
     
  10. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    I agree, should be better for the price.
     
  11. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    Not yet, going to tomorrow at our agency's Quals.
     
  12. tpr7304

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    Nice. Glad to see that stopped using that awful duckbill grip safety.
     
  13. G21FAN

    G21FAN Useless loser Millennium Member

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    Shoots about a baseball sized group at 25 Offhand and the only malfs were a failure to lock back on the very first magazine fired and a Win Ranger jumping the feed lips last round out of a Factory 8 rounder. I only carry and shoot Colt 7 rounders in it now.

    Ball, HPs and LSWCs over 4.7 Bullseye no feed, extraction, or ejection problems at all. Primer strikes are a bit off to the 12 o clock position but no ignition problems.

    Recoil Spring does feel light tho. Got a GI recoil guide and plug and a 18.5 lbs Recoil spring coming.