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Colt Fitting.

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

  1. Foxtrotx1

    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?
     
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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.
     
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    Colts always have a loose fit.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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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

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    I think he was trying to convey another example of poor QC from Colt.
     
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    hahaha...the famous Colt rattle.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Yep :)
     
  10. 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?
     
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    There are these guys named Chuck, John, Jason, Ted, and Steve that will take care of that for you. :supergrin:
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Didn't Chuck just do a Colt Rail Gun a few weeks back?
     
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    When I get these kids out of college I'm sending out a 70 series!!
     
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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.
     
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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]
     
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    Did he? I don't remember seeing it. :dunno:

    I bet that looked kickass.
     
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    Yeah he did, I don't think he posted it on GT though.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.