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New Gold Cup

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Glock27NY, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Glock27NY

    Glock27NY

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    Hi guys, Im a proud owner of brand new Gold Cup Trophy and i have couple of questions. Gun came with a 20lbs spring/8 round mag and 16lbs spring/7 round mag. What types of ammo should I use with each set of springs/mags? Does anyone make 3 dot replacement sights for it? Thanks
     
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  2. skipsan

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    Not sure what the reasoning would be for a 20 lb recoil spring. 16 lb is adequate for most anything from modest reloads to normal factory, and an 18 pounder would be appropriate for hot or +P loads.

    As for the magazines, that's up to the user and useage. I use 7 rounds mags exclusively, others favor the 8 rounders.

    Congrats on the new pistol and enjoy!
     
  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I don't understand the 20-lbs spring either.

    As far as replacement fixed sights go, I'm sure that the rear slot is probably the same as the standard Government Model. Though keep in mind that the National Match/Gold Cup/Trophy series are target pistols and not defensive pistols. I doubt that they'd feed hollowpoints worth a damn.
     
  4. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Odd. They used to come with hardball and softball springs. Neither are 20 pounds.
    I would discount the 20 pound spring altogether unless you are going to be firing nuclear ammo out if it.

    16 pound for standard hardball.
    18 pound for +p.
     
  5. Glock27NY

    Glock27NY

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    Manual says to use 16lbs and 7 round mag with light loads (it specifically lists semi wadcutters) and 20lbs spring and 8 round mag for heavy loads.I didnt understand the reasoning behind it and thats why im asking seasoned 1911 guys here.
     
  6. jrs93accord

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    Nice pistola. :thumbsup:

    Looks just like mine.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. bac1023

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    Congrats! :cool:

    I've got one just like it. Great 1911 :)
     
  8. bac1023

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    There's something cool about the Gold Cup. Its quite outdated in today's world of $1000-$1100 enhanced 1911s, but its got a certain "charm" to it.

    I take mine to the range a good percentage of the time, actually.


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  9. Fireball 57

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    The Gold Cups are awesome! I use a 12 pound spring for light cast bullet shooting and reliable functioning. Have a great day!
     
  10. limbkiller

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    Big Colt fan but those grips?
     
  11. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    My go to load for my S70 Gold Cup is a 200 grain LSWC over 3.4 grains of bullseye. It is far from a heavy loading needing a 20 pound spring.

    The Gold Cups with the collet bushing can more than hold it's own against more custom guns accuracy wise. I wouldn't even trade my GC for a Heirloom Precision full blown custom.