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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by faawrenchbndr, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    The new Marine rail gun will NOT be hand fit.
    Seems kinda cheesey for a pistol of that price.



    Discuss.......:popcorn:
     
  2. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    CNC is available today. It's the 21st century. Tolerances can be achieved with machines today that could only be achieved by hand 50 years ago.

    FGC will still be "hand" fitted.
     

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The video on Addicts posted by John, from Colt's Custom Shop (I think with the manager, IIRC) said that the actual one's going to the Marine's would not be hand fitted, but that the one's sold to civilians would be hand fitted in the Custom Shop and would also come with a 1" test target (he didn't say at how many yards, but I would assume it's at 25 yards). He also said they would come with an Otis cleaning kit and be shipped out in a Pelican case. No price was mentioned, but on several posts and threads. it is speculated to be in the 2K range. I guess part of the cost being so high is due to the Otis cleaning kit and the Pelican case. :rofl:

    Here's the link for the video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=InYPnIgzbdE
     
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  4. SPIN2010

    SPIN2010 Searching ...

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    This is a good point. Sadly, only if the company keeps the tooling maintained, QC checking, and actually following a runoff on each CNC machine tool used.

    I have had more than my share of "CNC'd" pistols that should have been hand fitted. I will bet a few other people on here have as well. :whistling:
     
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  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    $2k+ for a assembled line pistol.........what a rip off!
     
  6. alwaysshootin

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    Yes, but it's what the marines use! :rofl: :rofl:
     
  7. matt_lowry123

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    I'm with you!! I'd rather just spend a little more and get something better.
     
  8. hooligan74

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    Agreed, disappointing for a gun at that pricepoint.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    But it has cool paint job, cool grips and cool name.:faint:
     
  10. Batesmotel

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    That is the contract price. Learn about Gvt contracting. That price will include support. Not just the end sale.

    At one time we had a Gvt contract for some very special battery packs. We quoted the shelf price and the contract price. Contract price was much higher but included guaranteed support that shelf price did not.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I understand the contract price includes service.
    Still seems a bit high for a production gun.
     
  12. bac1023

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    No doubt

    You're spending $500 just for the name alone.
     
  13. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    I can't tell from the video what, if any treatment the front strap has...Why does Colt have such an aversion to checkered front straps?

    No way I would buy that thing over a TRP and I like Colt. I also do not like a diarrhea colored pistol
     
  14. MD357

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    Kimber will be jealous.
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Because Colt only builds base 1911's. Plus, it lets the gun owner select what they want done to the front strap, when they send it off to be built. Leave the checkering/golfballing/stippling, etc., to someone who knows what they're doing.

    :rofl:
     
  16. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I think I would rather have the Desert Warrior over the Colt.
     
  17. MD357

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    I wouldn't..... but that's just me. I've been shopping for a new railed 1911 and the Colt Rail guns I've been picking up lately have been pretty darn tight. These guns are supposedly hand fit, but I won't be paying $2K for one, IF that's what they cost?
     
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    :rofl:
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I really have nano solid plans do for a railed 1911.
     
  20. tango44

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    No matter what, a $2K pistol does not make any sense at all!