I`ve heard distressing remarks about the gunsite CCO as well. Colt refers to it as the Gunsite Commander in their 2005 catalog. But he fact they even have it is a sign they`re trying to do better.
I'm not a big fan of front serrations either. I can live with them though. I did puposely put them on my Damascus gun thinking any cut would show off the Damascus.Kilroy6644 said:Popa1911, congratulations. You have the first front serrations/angled serrations/beavertail 1911 that I ever thought looked good. I never would've believed it. :rock:
Here's a few areas where Colt is lacking compared to Kimber and in some cases SA:
1. beavertail on Colt is drop w/ hugh gap between it and frame that catches web of hand when activating thumb safety
2. hammer on Colts generally drag on side of slide when falling...Kimbers hammers are slimmed down can can't drag on slide
3. pick any Colt and with hammer down depress with your thumb on top of barrel hood...it will move downwards indicating barrel lugs are not resting firmly on slide release pin running thru frame and barrel link...this directly affects accuracy even more then slide to frame fit.
4. Kimbers come from the factory with good slide to frame fit....SA does also in some cases....new Colt's I've seen aren't even close....although this is not critical to accuracy you would still expect atleast a good fit from Colt.
I still love Colt's but the quality in lacking....
Now, to be fair....Kimber made a drastic mistake switching to external extractors...lot's of complaints... and unhappy owners....furtunately mine have internal extractors and function fine.