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Combat Elite back from Colt

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Nickpisp, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Nickpisp

    Nickpisp

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    I know there aren't many Colt fans over here but I just got my CE back from get the front strap checkered and a 4.5 lb trigger done. Here's a couple of crappy pics.


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  2. G27RR

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    Nice! I think the newer Combat Elites are some of the better 1911s out there under $1,000. If you don't mind saying, what did the checker job run you?

    Although I tend to favor STI these days, there is still something about a nice Colt that I like. Here's mine.

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  3. IndianaMatt

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    There definitely are a few Colt fans around here. I think my Colt 1991 is one of the finer 1991-style guns around for under thousand bucks. Love it and planning on owning more!

    Beautiful guns, both of you. Nickpisp, that is a really sweet checkering job. Where did you get that done and what does such work usually cost around?
     
  4. Nickpisp

    Nickpisp

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    Thanks! It was done by the Colt Custom Shop, I think it was $160. I got 20 LPI to match my TRP but it feels a lot different, I really like it.
     
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    Kind of wish I hadn't see that checkering. I really want to have that done to mine now....just one more thing to add to "the list." $160 doesn't seem to bad though.
     
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    Very nice.

    Wish I had all the Combat/Delta Elites, the "Ten/Forty" and others that I used to buy and then trade off, back a number of years ago.

    These were all $500-$600. pistols back then!
     
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    Looks great.

    I wonder who does the checkering for Colt?
     
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    That turned out nice.

    I like colt's a lot. :thumbsup: :cool:
     
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    If they are farming it out I would like to know who does it! It looks pretty uniform and the tips and lines look sharp and clean.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Congrats! Looks great.
     
  13. bac1023

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    I'm almost positive they farm it out.
     
  14. MajorD

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    I'm a Colt fan-It seems if you hunt a little getting a Colt 1991 used in excellent shape will cost you not much (50-100 dollars) more than one of the Brazillian or phillipine imports-can't imagine still getting an improt when the Colt is so close in price.
    my last 3 Colt's a 1991 and 2 70 series -one in 9mm were picked up for under 700 bucks
     
  15. Nickpisp

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    The last time I spoke to Brent at Colt he said that he had given my gun to his gunsmith, I assumed they did it in house.
     
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    Checkering looks nice, I have an old 60's Colt National Match, and just cant bring myself to mess with it. That's my only non checkered 1911 holdout.
     
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    Not everyone is comfortable buying used. I've never had a problem with it, but many people only buy new firearms.
     
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    I am not a huge fan of Colt, but your gun is beautiful!!! There is nothing wrong with Colt at all, they make a high quality 1911. I just like some other offerings better.
     
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    Nice Combat Elite. I may end up getting a few things done to the exterior of mine like that and a bevel. I hate to cut into the slide but my holsters would appreciate it greatly.
     
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    Nickpisp...
    That checkering looks great. Seems like a bargain for that price. You got me wanting to do that to my CE. Did you send the entire gun in to Colt? Also, how long did it take? Thanks.