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Is Colt still making the CCO?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Teecher45, May 16, 2012.

  1. Teecher45

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    Was in LGS today and saw a new Colt CCO. The store doesn't deal in used guns. Felt good. I have wanted one for awhile, and am considering it.
    In order to do it I would have to give-up my Gen 4 27.
    Opinions on giving-up the 27 for it and on the gun itself. Couldn't find any info on it on Colt's website. Price was $1034. Anyone have one? The only reservation I have is that over the last 5 years I have owned 2 commanders (1991 series) and they were both horrible. Wouldn't feed, wouldn't eject, wouldn't hit where I aimed. Is the CCO a 1991 series? Feel free to add any info that is relevant.
    Thanks guys...
     
  2. true believer

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    imo, you can buy a glock 27 any time...sell the 27 and buy the colt..
    good luck:wavey:
     


  3. glock2740

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    I can't imagine a better base gun for an ultimate CC 1911 than the Colt CCO. Buy it. Like the above post said, you can always get another G27.
     
  4. fnfalman

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    The CCO is not a regular Colt item but a Talo Inc. special.

    The 1991A1 series were indeed pretty bad with quality. The current Colts (they call it Series 80 1991) are pretty decent.

    BTW, $1034 is a damn good price. Be warned though, the grip rather suck. The walnut is beautiful, but the stipling isn't aggressive enough to do anything and the "Colt" logo is just cheezy as hell.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  5. CAcop

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    I have the Springfield version of the CCO. I do agree it is a great CCW gun. The officer's size grip conceals well yet the 4.25 barrel is service length to shoot easy. IWB holster work well to conceal the barrel and the grip does not poke out as much as a Govt/Commander grip.
     
  6. Gary1911A1

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    Not to muddy the waters, but there is also the Dan Wesson CCO which I think is better than the Colt.
     
  7. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I agree and by a long shot at that.
     
  8. FLSlim

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    Also, Gunsite is building a Colt CCO. I have the Talo version (LW frame) and it is a perfect size for carry. I wasn't happy with the trigger, so had a 'smith do a little magic on it, slapped on some Raasco grips and now I'm a happy camper. Anyhow, assuming you are looking at a Talo, the price isn't bad, and it is a Colt.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. There are 3 versions of Colt's CCO that I know of, Colts, Gunsites and Talos. The first two are harder to find, the Talo is available still on Gunbroker. As mentioned other manufacturers also make CCOs. I would have liked a DW but at least $600 more I went with a Talo CCO. The only thing I dont like about it is the grips, they arent very attractive and I prefer thin grips.


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  10. PlasticGuy

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    I like my CCO a lot. I would get rid of any Glock to get it. A Glock can be replaced if you ever miss it. The Colt CCO has come and gone through the years, and even the current production TALO versions are uncommon.
     
  11. B.Reid

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    I lost respect for Colt back in the 80's when they were putting out crap, don't know if I will ever buy another. I know they are doing better now but why pay a premium for a roll mark?
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Because fifty years from now, it's still a Colt while others would have been relegated to the has-been piles.
     
  13. fnfalman

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    Go to CDNN and get the cheap Colt medallion checkered grip panels from Herrett. Fits the hand a lot better, looks a lot better and the checkering actually helps you control the gun better during rapid fire drills. The best $25 I've spent.
     
  14. Are those Harrets thinner but without having to get new screws?
     
  15. fnfalman

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    The screws protrude just a hair. You would hardly notice, and they don't scrape against your palms or anything.
     
  16. B.Reid

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    Fifty years from now, I wont care.
     
  17. fnfalman

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    Whomever inherits your guns may.
     
  18. Bigbluebuckeye

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    Sig also has a model that fits the CCO mold. Traditional Compact Stainless. Officer grip. Barrel length is 4.2 instead of 4.25. Really like mine. I have yet to have a failure in 1000+ rounds straight out of the box. Of course, if you have a hang up about an external extractor on a 1911, disregard.
     
  19. cowboy1964

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    I just fondled one of those this week. Nice gun. Fairly light. Grip is just long enough to get my pinky on. I'm a little concerned with how much recoil I would get though.

    My LGS has it for just over $1000 too. Seems like a good price.

    I was amazed at how small the grip is. It seems barely larger/longer than a Glock 26!

    I hear they only make 1000 of them a year. Can anyone confirm that?
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  20. fnfalman

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    http://www.taloinc.com/colt.htm#CCO

    1000-units produced through November 2011. Don't know if there's more for 2012.

    Check out the Wiley Clapp Commander too: Series 70 Lightweight Commander. I should have bought this one instead of the regular Lightweight Commander XSE.