new toy , colt competition

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  1. jwb47 Active Member

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    well I decided to give 9mm a run in single stack this year so I told the spousal unit I could save money my shooting the same bullets as what I shoot in my beretta 92 for production class .
    I got a colt competiton 9mm and so far Im liking it , I only have abour 300 rounds through it so far time will tell.

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  2. wood chucker Moderator

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  3. Al in Mi Active Member

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    whats the trigger like on todays Colts?
  4. jwb47 Active Member

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    this one is suppose to be 4.5 lbs . it seems pretty smooth to me not much stacking and a short reset.
  5. Marneaus Moderator

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    Verrrry nice! I'm in the market for a mid sized 1911 these days seeing as I dont carry "Wedding Gun IV" and the colt CCO's especially the Wiley Clapp are high on my radar.
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  7. Marneaus Moderator

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    are any of the new colts series 70?
  8. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    no idea. Don't get to actually see them at all in my state. non-roster.
  9. Marneaus Moderator

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    Man, I dont know how you can stomach living there.
  10. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Tis not easy as a certifiable gun nut. My kind is not welcome in the cities. Gotta understand though that California is only Kommieforniastan in the cities. You get out to the more rural areas, hell just off the coast, and folks turn distinctly right wing. The laws don't though. That is an example of the tyranny of the majority and is an exemplar of the need for undemocratic institutions like the Electoral College to protect the rights of the minority, in this case non-progs. There's also 5x 1000yrds ranges to choose from (all 2.5hrs away) and while cost of living is insane it does mean the home values are extremely high and wages are commensurate with the CoL so I'm managing to sock away huge numbers of dollars in my home value and have great weather most all year round. I figure I have 5 maybe 10 more years being a professional geek and then I'll sell the house and move somewhere more conducive to and accepting of libertarianism, buy a nice big ranch and watch the sunset a bit.
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    CA is no different than anything else in that the squeaky wheels get the grease (and all the press). I enjoyed every trip there. Stayed out of the big cities though.


    Spamassain are Series 80 Colts on the roster ? Are Springfield G.I., the ones that came stock with a titanium firing pin and built in key lock, on the roster ?
  12. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    There was a single series 80 on the roster but it fell off at midnight last night. There are zero colt products on the roster currently as the Python also fell off last night. Oodles of Springfield 1911's are on the roster and they're all series 70's. I don't know if they're using Ti firing pins (I would bet for drop safety) but all I've looked at do have a lock built into the mainspring housing. Most gun companies won't send in the ransom + 2 guns per SKU and just leave CA off their distribution plans, especially for things without magazine disconnects and LCI's. Newly introduced guns are almost banned entirely here now by ridiculous administrative stupidity.
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    Every time I open this thread to see the replies those blue and black grips amaze me. I just have the hogue grips on mine.
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  15. Chuck S Active Member

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    I'm primarily a M1911 guy and also schedule a 2 or 3 day shooting course every year of so. 1500 to 2000 rounds of .45ACP is a bit brutal on my hands as well as expensive so I picked up a 9mm M1991A1 many years ago and fitted several parts and sights to it to match my carry pistol as much as possible. Series 70 vs Series 80 is a specious argument as the retro-conversion is as simple as a $4 filler plate and parts removal or simply a USGI M1911 firing pin which prevents the lockout entirely.

    In 9mm I had extraction problems after a couple hundred rounds (daily) because of the slide geometry being basically .45ACP and centering the smaller 9mm case head in the slide. Fixed with an aftermarket extractor which also converted the pistol to "series 70".

    Since this is a training and practice pistol I load 7 rounds in the 10 round magazines. Magazine changes are a training opportunity.

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