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When did Colt make the 1911 in .40 cal and was it just a small run?
I love my Colts in .45 but I'd also like a .40
Looking on Gunsamerica I saw a Colt Elite that came with two barrels(.40 and 10mm) . I thought it was pretty pricey at $1395.
I live in Canada and haven,t seen a Colt in .40. Were they only made as Elites?
Anybody own a .40 Colt and how do you like it?
 

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Derrick,
The Colt Combat Elite 10/40 was made in limited production. I believe only about 400 were made.

As far as pricey at $1400 for a limited run Colt, I don' think so. But then I am bias because I own two of them.

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I have seen Colt Double Eagles, Enhanced Gov't models in .40, and Defenders in .40. There's probably some other limited editions, as Trader indicated.

Any 10mm Colt can shoot .40 with a barrel and mag change.
 

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Thanks for taking the time to reply gentlemen.
You can find Delta Elites up here in Canada from time to time.
I have been thinking of taking one and chambering it for .40.
 

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Early in 1992 I purchased a new, pre-Enhanced, stainless Colt's Combat Commander. Next to it in the showcase was a new stainless pre-Enhanced Colt's Government Model in .40 S&W. I'm sure that pistol is some future collectors prize! I have no idea how many were made, or for how long. Most like VERY few. But there are some out there.
 

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Dogwhisperer,
That stainless .40 would be right up my alley.I love stainless.

Trader859,
Have you shot either of your colt sets with the .40 barrels?
Are they accurate and reliable?
I see Delta Elites from time to time in Canada.I 'm just wondering how hard it would be to find a barrel in .40 to fit the Delta Elite.
Thanks for your time gentlemen
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Hi Derrick,
One of my Combat Elites is NIB. The other has been reworked by gunsmith Ross Carter. He installed a Wilson match barrel, and
I have never had a problem.

Trader859
 
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