Yes I bought a colt classic 01911css in .45 colt in 2020 and it is amazing! I saw them for sale at palmetto state armory online for $899 a month ago and i foolishly did not buy one. Have you ever had one of those "I can kick myself" moment?I own two Colt 1911s and I'd like to add more. Looking at the Colt Classic for my next one, whenever that becomes possible.
Relatively new shooter and to the 1911 platform. My 1st 1911 was a Sig Match Elite in 9mm. Love it but felt a 1911 shooter needed a Colt in 45ACP so I but the bullet (pun intended) and bought a Colt Classic TALO version. I couldn't be happier. Looks great IMO and runs flawlessly and is more accurate than me. Ok, I'm new at this so take my input as a newbie. Since then I bought a NHC 45 and Guncrafter 9. Each one has its own personality but I always take the Colt plus one other to the range. I'll get another.Colt has taken a beating the last few years. Perhaps jusifieably so. There a lot of nice and trendy 1911's out there like Dan Wesson. I just recently bought a Dan Wesson. The Dan Wesson is about perfect. But I want another Colt.
I bought a new colt 01911CSS in .45 acp in 2020 and it is perfect. No loose breach or anything. Very accurate and reliable. I love it!If anyone has a Colt 1911 5" produced in the last 3 years, I'd like to know the model # and the amount of loose breech.
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Exactly.Back in the 80's when I bought my first 1911 I bought a Colt Combat Commander because they were supposedly the state of the art 1911 maker. I bought a Government Model a decade later. In the 1990's I bought a Colt Delta Elite 10mm and it was defective right out of the brand new box. The thumb safety wouldn't engage and I pushed so hard trying to make it move that the plunger tube broke off the side of the receiver.
Now, I only have DW 1911's and a NHC 1911, all in the superior 10mm caliber. Last year I bought my first Colt pistol in over 8 years and it is a 1995 Colt Python. Earlier this year I bought my 2nd Colt pistol and it's a 2021 Colt Python. I might even buy another Colt pistol when the prices come down and they become more available, on the new Colt Anaconda. But, I have zero interest in buying another Colt 1911. DW and NHC make superior 1911 pistols compared to Colt. So, no more 1911's from Colt for me. I'm not impressed with their low quality. Who knows? Maybe CZ will increase the quality of the Colt 1911's that I may eventually want to buy one. But, unless that happens I have no interest in buying another one.
How does it shoot?. A loose slide is more of a psychological issue than a curse "IF" the bushing and barrel lockup is tight. The bullet only comes out at one spot and that is right under the front sight at the instant the gun is fired. Just saying, sometimes the burrs and maybe a little wobble at the rear of the slide does not affect the performance. No reason for burrs but a polishing wheel on a dremel will make them shine in 4 minutes. We expect them to ship perfect but I am learning that does not always happen.I have 4 1911s and wanted to add a Colt to my collection. I decided on a Gold Cup National Match in .45. I was expecting much better. Finish is fine, but slide to frame and barrel to slide/frame/bushing fit were not as I expected them to be. Inside frame along trigger track and around mag catch was full of burrs. Pistol was shipped missing the bushing wrench (which really isn't necessary because the bushing is so loose) and extra recoil spring. Colt CS came thrrough after several calls and shipped the missing parts. I am really disappointed with the attention to detail considering the price I paid. I hope CZ QC is a big improvement. I wouldn't buy another new Colt unless I got to look it over thoroughly first.