I don't think there is a correct answer to this question. In theory a Gold Cup or Custom shop pistol should be the best, but you could buy a GI model and find out that it shoots 1 hole groups. Too many variables to give a certain answer.I know no one on here likes to give their opinion...but which model straight out of the colt factory is the best shooter? Gold cup? Special combat?
I hope the S70 I just bought from the CS is in roughly the same neighborhood as yours. I just picked it up last week and am going to the range to stretch her out this saturday. the criteria was for SD so up to 25 yds at the most...most will be much shorter than that. I am sure mine will out shoot me, but as they say...practice makes perfect!!!The Custom Shop gun was a simple SS Series 70 repro. Eats all meals it's served and can almost run, shot for shot, with the Trophy when both are Ransom Rested. Nothing special about that one, other than it was fitted and finished by the CS. it's been my EDC for awhile now and can still outshoot me any time it's picked up.
Are these typical? Yeah, I think so. Colt is turning out some mighty fine products these days and numerous sources cite that they are the best seen in decades. So I think DSK's comment is pertinent here. Pick the model YOU like best and have at it.
Mine is! Made it instant favorite, and a Keeper!My Wiley Clapp Government is dead nuts on out of the box