My beloved Colt Mark IV Series 70. Bought it a few years ago or so and it’s been on my hip, my lap, the center console, the floorboard, the nightstand, the fireplace mantle and wherever else I needed it since. And it’s got the scars to prove it. First thing I did when I bought it was change out the grips and throw the old ones away with the box and all the paperwork haha. This ones an heirloom, not a collectible. Before I ever shot it I tore it down and put an idiot scratch on it. Didn’t know no better. Oh well. Then I shoved it down in the seat of my wife’s Tahoe and when she hit the automatic start it readjusted the seat and put a horrible shaped groove next to the medallion. That one kinda hurt. I had a USMC firearms instructor get on to me (I was his boss mind you haha) about how bad of shape it was in until he field stripped it and saw I keep the insides right. He still wasn’t impressed that it was a Colt. Started going on and on about paying for a name and how there were better guns around the same price point. Oh well. I bought stainless because I knew it would get abused. Its been used to kill some bad critters that needed putting down, as well as some good ones that I hated to see go. There may be better guns, but this one has never failed to go boom ( unless I accidentally left the safety on). I’ve never had to use it in defense of myself or my family, but I’m sure it’d get the job done if need be.
I understand what this gun is and some of the features (arched mainspring housing, solid barrel bushing etc) but I would love to hear y’all’s input and thoughts on this gun and the model in general.
Thanks in advance.