I have a few Colts, I like the 70 Series; perhaps the 80 Series and later guns are as good but I really doubt it and to be honest I can't put my finger ( no pun) on it BUT there is a difference. I have the same feeling that I have when I handle my 1918 1911's. I can just feel the quality, look at the hammer, the slide stop the fitting; feel the quality you know its there. I had a commercial model made in 31 ( later stolen) What a pistol! Check out the Old Pre-64 Winchesters against the modern ones you know there is a difference, afraid the same with the modern Colts.