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New Colt to hold me over

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Travclem, May 30, 2012.

  1. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    I have been (im)patiently waiting for my stainless TRP since January and Ordered a new SBR and suppressor last month. I needed something to hold me over until my goodies get here so when My buddy offered to sell me this LNIB Colt Combat Elite for a screaming deal, I bought it. I havent shot it yet but it seems like a pretty nice gun. The grips were my main buying point and my crap pics don't do them justice. The guide rod tunnel is centered and all of the machining looks great.

    This is my first Colt 1911 and it is a really neat gun, but nothing overly impressive. It has quite a bit of "battle rattle" but I guess I'll just have to see how it shoots. The fit definitely doesn't live up to the hype and mystique of the brand. I would put this in the same class as the Springfield Loaded.

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    Anybody have one of these?

    ETA: the Colt mag that came with the gun absolutely sucks. The spring is too weak to lift the slide lock, hence the Wilson mag in the pics.
     
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    Wow, very nice :thumbsup:

    Congrats! :cool:
     

  3. DRJ1911

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    I have one and it's one of my favorite pistols. Mine is tight no rattle and very accurate. I think it is just a set of sights and front strap checkering away from perfect. Well a trigger job would be nice. I carry mine more than my Wilson.

    Doyle
     
  4. ca survivor

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    very nice Colt, almost old school, enjoy
     
  5. bigchuck83

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    that is one nice looking colt enjoy it
     
  6. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Well I say rattle, it really isn't that loose but compared to my Baer it rattles. My dad wants it pretty bad so I might trade it to him.
     
  7. brisk21

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    Very nice! And its nice to see Colt putting out guns that look more up to date.
     
  8. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Yeah they're finally getting with the program. Now if they would just do away with the series.80 crap.


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    Nice looking Colt.




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  10. brisk21

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    Yup. Thats directly what stopped me from buying one, since I wanted an "enhanced" model and not a GI model.
     
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    That's not necessarily a good thing.
     
  12. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Sure it is, No hammer bite for folks with big hands such as myself, and you can actually see the sights.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The standard Colt sight is plenty good. It isn't like the old GI sight.

    I'll agree to the beavertail grip safety for those that suffer hammer bite. However, what's with the front serration? What does that do? Or the three holes in the trigger?
     
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    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    I could take or leave FCS but What do the holes in the trigger hurt?
     
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  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! TRP wait since January? What's up with that?
     
  16. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Ordered dircet from Springfield. They only do a couple runs a year and I think they are finishing them up right now.
     
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    Very nice, Congrats!
     
  18. Andrewsky

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    I prefer the original Browning design myself.
     
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    Very nice "fill in" :supergrin:
     
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    Beautiful looking gun, I wouldn't change a thing on it.
    -Joel