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1. Did Colt ever make the CCO in stainless?
2. CCO lightweight?

or should I be looking for an Officers lightweight in stainless or

Be happy if I can find Defender.

I kind of like a longer sight radius but the CCO and Lightweight Officers seem to be difficult to find.

I'm currenty toting a 5" stainless Double Eagle .45 but I'd like to get back to 1911 SA. The wife is carrying my now her) 1991A1 series 80 tactical.
 

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Hi rse2...
My favorite CCO is in "XS" configuration. Model number O9850XS Concealed Carry Officer came with a brushed stainless slide and electroless nickel finished aluminum lightweight receiver. I have no information on a CCO in all stainless steel configuration. The XS CCO's are tough to find and have been discontinued. The XS lightweight Officers ACP, model number O9860XS, has been discontinued but still can be found at retail. The Defender is a great, lightweight Colt, model number O7000D, that is still being produced and readily available. Personally I like any of the three that you mentioned. Many people really love their Defenders.
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Redzone

That is not quite true. The first generation of CCO came with a stainless slide and a teflon-nickle finish frame. A later version of the CCO has the stainless slide with a dark blue or black frame. In all cases the frame is aluminum.

rse2, if you are interested in a CCO e-mail me off line and I will tell you about a local dealer that has (or at least had) one. This one is the dark framed version.

I hope this helps.


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SamColtFan is correct on this, as I have owned both and purchased them new at the time. Neither is totally "stainless" as they both have alloy frames. The first out was the blue alloy frame with the Hogue style grip. Defender style sights and extended one side thumb safety, but nothing really remarkable about them, other than they are excellent guns. The next one is the eye-catcher and fit in much better with the XS series guns. Alloy frame finished to more closely match the stainless slide, nice wood grips as on the XS guns, and ambi safety. Both very nice and practical carry guns, which Colt would reintroduce one of them.
 

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We had a couple of the bi-tone CCO's in new when they first came out, as well as having a couple used ones.

They didn't sell well while they were out and we didn't even bother getting the XS/CCO.

Same with the 1991 Recon, another dog no one wanted until it was gone :) (that was a full size frame, officer's slide)
 

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When in doubt, try to buy all three
Start with the Defender first and go from there, it may be all the carry gun you will ever need!

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I have a Colt C.C.O. that has the SS slide with the teflon coated frame, Novak looking sights and fancy wood grips. But mine has the regular thumb safety not the ambi safety and it has the standard recoil setup not the FLGR. It is one of the best shooting 45's I have ever shot and it weighs only 28 oz.
 

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You are correct folks the CCO is matte stainless slide and matte blue reciever. And the XS was aluminum. I looked in the bluebook for this info. My Officer is older and blue. So I think of all as like mine. Thanks for the corrections SamColtFan, Str_8Shot and, Col132.
 

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My Colt Defender is tops for reliablity and accuracy. It carries well and the weight is not an issue at all. Of all the Colts I own, this one is in a class by itself.

Compacts have had a bad reputation, but Colt really got the Defender right. I have started carrying mine on duty and that means a lot to me.
 

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I saw a CCO at local gun show for $750, firm.
Original owner, less than 500 rounds, very clean.

Seemed like the price was high. What is this worth?
 

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Hi Badger....
If the CCO that you are talking about is NOT the two tone CCO, and the pistol is in like new condition with box and paperwork, believe it or not $750 is in the ballpark. I've seen new, non-bi-tone CCO's for as high as $800 and sold.
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With Box/Paerwork/as new. It IS bi-tone. How does that change value. Thanks!

I don't really NEED this, but it looked sweet. If $750 (private sale, no tax) is a great deal, I'd have to twist my arm not to grab it.
 

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Originally posted by 1911Badger:
With Box/Paerwork/as new. It IS bi-tone. How does that change value. Thanks!

I don't really NEED this, but it looked sweet. If $750 (private sale, no tax) is a great deal, I'd have to twist my arm not to grab it.
From what I have read in other posts, the two tone CCO was not as strong a seller as the single tone CCO. Also, the bi-tone CCO did not have the double slide serrations forward and aft. Also, the bi-tone came with Hogue rubber wrap around grips, not rosewood DD checkered grips. It's always helpful to get the original box and paperwork for the future if you intend to resell the pistol.

They don't make 'em any more, so the seller is in the drivers seat. I'd try to negotiate a $675-$700 price.

Just remember, when you get right down to it, an item is only worth what a buyer and seller agree upon to complete the transaction. Good luck with your transaction.

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I bought my C.C.O. about 6 months ago after it had been on an auction for $700 and didn't sell. I contacted the owner and bought it for $650. It is the XS model, SS slide with the teflon/nickle frame and with the wood grips. I think the combination of the Commander's slide on the Officer's frame is great and it is excellent shooter... Colt got this one right.
 
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