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I'm off to the gun show in the morning where my favorite dealer will no doubt be selling at a discount. I'm at the point where I've decided maybe it's time for another Colt.

A few years back I had a MKIV Series 80 Gov't. that I really liked. Had to sell it to pay bills and always regretted it. When Colt came into hard times and cut their product line I was disappointed to say the least.

I've never really been interested in the looks of the 1991's, but now I'm thinking it might not be a bad way to go. It would require a few upgrades (beavertail, videcki trigger, grips, sights later on), but if I find a good deal it might be coming home with me.

Can anyone out there give me an honest comparison of the '91 and the enhanced series 80's? How's the quality, fit, accuracy etc.

I'm looking for a full size Gov't and at this point I'd prefer a series 80 enhanced, but if the new '91's are running better quality it might be worth consideration.

Please hurry, I'm in need of intervention!


Mac
 

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You must be going to Bob Pope's gun show
over at the I-24 Expo Center. Nice show -
always lots of quality guns.
It seems to be the general consensus that
Colt has improved their quality substantially
on their pistols. The newer 1991's are much
tighter they used to be. Better fit, finish,
and function. The enhanced '80 series are
also nice. Personally, I prefer the enhanced
pistols better. You'll know which one you
want when you put it in your hand. Good luck
at the gun show!
 

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You know the place! Yes, I'd like an enhanced version as well since they already have many of the upgrades I'd want (what they lack I could deal with over time).

I've never bought a used gun and I've always been leary of the idea. A good deal might change that feeling. I'll let you know what I end up with... if anything.

Mac

Just got back. The posted show dates are wrong and it isn't until NEXT weekend. Gonna be alot of p.o.'ed people out there!

Maybe I should take this as a sign that I should save up and buy a Wilson? The Stealth looks really sweet!

Mac

[This message has been edited by Maclean3 (edited 08-19-2001).]
 

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The current production 1911 model "0" Colts are excellent, quite possibly the best ever made by anyone in most regards. We have sold quite a few Gold Cups, Defenders and XSEs over the last few months, but I must admit to having developed a strong liking for the plain 1991A1. Reports on this forum and other sources are reporting 2" or so groups with some regularity, excellent barrel fit and good street triggers. Out of the box reliability also seems to be uniformly excellent on all current Colt models, better than any other major brand at this writing.

In reality, there is nothing worth doing that cannot be done just as well with a 1991 as a Wilson, etc. Save your money! For the difference in price you really can afford to add a few custom touches to "make the gun yours", or spend it on holsters, mags, etc. Our shop is currently selling new 1991s in blue for $575, stainless for $689.

And if ready to go - Deluxe - out of the box was my requirement - it would be a new Stainless "Carry Gold Cup" with the BoMars and roundtop slide over any Wilson or other clone. The Gold Cup is now a Custom Shop item - and they are Nice!

Warmly, Col. Colt

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Originally posted by Col. Colt:
The current production 1911 model "0" Colts are excellent, quite possibly the best ever made by anyone in most regards. We have sold quite a few Gold Cups, Defenders and XSEs over the last few months, but I must admit to having developed a strong liking for the plain 1991A1. Reports on this forum and other sources are reporting 2" or so groups with some regularity, excellent barrel fit and good street triggers. Out of the box reliability also seems to be uniformly excellent on all current Colt models, better than any other major brand at this writing.

In reality, there is nothing worth doing that cannot be done just as well with a 1991 as a Wilson, etc. Save your money! For the difference in price you really can afford to add a few custom touches to "make the gun yours", or spend it on holsters, mags, etc. Our shop is currently selling new 1991s in blue for $575, stainless for $689.

And if ready to go - Deluxe - out of the box was my requirement - it would be a new Stainless "Carry Gold Cup" with the BoMars and roundtop slide over any Wilson or other clone. The Gold Cup is now a Custom Shop item - and they are Nice!

Warmly, Col. Colt

"Beware of Counterfeits and Patent Infringements"

Thanks for the input Col., sounds like great quality. I've never heard of the Carry Gold Cup but it sounds like a good option.

I really wish Colt would expand at least the product area of their website.

Mac
 
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