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Colt NRM 1991A1: A Short Review

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Alexii, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    So it was four days after Christmas when I swore a week prior to avoid the holiday traffic when I received a call from the dealer that my Colt NRM 1991A1 is ready for pick-up. Amazing how calls like this one can magically clear up one’s work schedule faster than greased lightning, with courage to face traffic to boot.

    So here she is, in her bone-stock, unadulterated form. No planned changes except for an arched mainspring housing and a short GI trigger.

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    This Colt sports the new rollmark which I prefer over the old “billboard” rollmark of old. It is a Series 80 so it has that firing pin safety mechanism that some purists scoff at. Personally, I like the firing pin safety in place as it’s another layer of safety especially for a pistol carried cocked and locked. The controls are positive and easy to manipulate, i.e. nothing will move without the deliberate intention of the shooter. Accuracy and reliability are superior with the right ammo and right shooting technique. My Wolff 7 rounders worked superbly with this Colt. Finish is almost two-toned—the top of the slide as well as the bottom of the dustcover, the trigger guard, and the front strap are finished in black sandblasted matte. The sides have brushed polished finish which provides a very nice contrast with the matted surfaces.

    I’m very satisfied with this pistol except that I have to get that arched MSH so as not to alter my muscle memory for the Beretta, which still remains king for me.
     
  2. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    What is it about the colt edge lines that make it really sexy no? :)
     

  3. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

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    Pre benta mo na lang sa kin yung trigger tsaka yun flat mainspring housing mo.;f

    I was one of the lucky few to shoot that beautiful colt above.
     
  4. JuDGe

    JuDGe

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    eh di swap na lang kayo dun sa norinco mo, di ba! ;f
     
  5. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

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    pwede din. Kung papayag si Alexxi. I got the short trigger and the arched MSH for his long trigger and his flat MSH;f
     
  6. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    Very nice Alexii. ^c Natupad na rin yung pangarap mo . ;f
     
  7. Mang Danny

    Mang Danny

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    Alexii, is the mainspring housing and trigger made of polymer?
     
  8. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    The trigger is aluminum. A bit too long for my taste since I'm used to my WWII Ithaca's short trigger.

    Yes, the MSH is made of serrated polymer though that isn't the reason why I'm changing it. Actually, a polymer MSH may be superior in terms or wear resistance. I just prefer an arched unit.

    Darwin-- yup, bro. Let's discuss it. Though it may take a while, okay lang?:)

    Batangueno-- thanks, matagal-tagal din hinintay. Tatlong taon na nga sa kin yung Wolff mags ko bago yung baril, he he.
     
  9. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

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    Thanks bro;f
     
  10. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    Very nice, Alexii! :)
     
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    Very nice pistol sir! Actually isa yan sa mga pangarap kong boga. Mind me asking how much sir at saang gunstore mo nabili? Kahit PM mo na lang sir kung medyo confidential.
     
  12. darwin25

    darwin25 Make your move

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    ;f ;f
     
  13. nrmcolt

    nrmcolt What?

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    Congrats! Brings back happy memories when I first got my NRM,pareho pala tayo ng taste, arched MSH and short trigger, got nothing against the plastic MSH, pero gusto ko yung itsura ng Series 70 Gov't Model. :)
    Ingat lang sa mga kanto,matalim.
     
  14. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Sinabi mo! Mas ingat nga ako sa mga kanto kaysa sa hammer bite, he he.
     
  15. Mang Danny

    Mang Danny

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    Ang ganda! Dito $895.00 'yan, nakita ko kahapon 2005 price. Ang mahal!;)
     
  16. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Yup, Colt recently increased their prices 33 percent. Many lament that there should also a corresponding increase in features.;f

    Swerte na at last year ko nabili. Baka mga nasa 70k to 80k presyo ng mga bagong units na padating.
     
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    Mang Danny

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    Colt is pricing themselves out of the market. Springfield & Kimber captured the market share missed by Colt.
     
  18. glockomolly

    glockomolly Dirty Dawg

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    You have a very nice pistol there Alexii...Its so nice that Im dreaming of getting also the aluminum/silver model..yup its accurate and reliable. Mine had no malfunctions since I bought it a year ago. You can feed any kind ammo & it wont jam. Like you, Ive been wanting to replace the main spring housing w/ an arched one but havent found good one. Do you know where to get it? My only problem w/ this psitol is its kinda heavy-and long for ccw. ;)
     
  19. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    I did visit Twin Pines Galleria with the hope of finding an Ed Brown unit but no luck. Anybody who can give Glockmolly and me some tips where to find one?

    As for carrying it, I think its flat profile will more than make up for its weight. As long as you use a proper holster (I carry IWB) and a sturdy belt, carrying it will present little if any problems.
     
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    Okay, enough talkies. We want to see range report!;)
    Nice pistol though. Congrats!

    vega