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Well I just picked up my new 1991A1 this weekend and I just got back from the range. It amazes me when I hear people talk about how "unreliable" Colt pistols are. This is my second '91 and I have had an officer's model that I bought new in the early 90's. Where are the problems?! Yes I have been tempted by having all of the extras on my 1911's and even went and bought two Kimbers because they are that much better than anything Colt makes. In fact I sold my first '91A1 to get a Kimber. Well, I couldn't stay away, bought this new one and even got rid of both of those Kimbers. I guess it is what you are used to though that brings you back. Oh, yeah...200 trigger pulls (as I had only about 45 minutes to spend at the range) and 200 bangs from my pistol. Amazing!

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glad to hear it, i just finished posting a short report in the range report area. " shot my other colt". these are great guns, not they don't have all the bells and whistles, but hey, i don't need them!

these are just plain good pistols, no fuss no mess!!!!

call me crazy, but if the plain colt 91A1 works, thats all i need. and the sratches just make it look that much better!

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Glad to hear it as well Simian. I just bought another Colt, the Defender and so far so good. Right at 500 rounds and only one failure that I traced to piece of brass that had been reloaded to many times, the beat up rim allowed the extractor to slip off. I'm still shooting reloads and ran 250 thru yesterday and no rips, rags, runs or snags. It just cooked. I know its a Colt and its supposed to fail, but I guess I'll keep this as my little secret.

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Over 5000 rds. thru my 1991A1 Stainless Commander with total of 4 jams. It is my most accurate gun as well (1" 5-shot groups from rest at 25 yds.)

All factory except for Wilson Bulletproof extractor, slide stop and firing pin. Also have Wolff 20 lb. recoil spring and shok-buff.

I prefer my double stack Para's, because my long fingers wrap around the big 'ol grip a little better, but I wouldn't hesitate to carry my Commander.


[This message has been edited by shane45-1911 (edited 05-21-2001).]
 

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No lie, I agree that if it works well then what else do you need? I guess it took me a couple of "high end" pieces to get it out of my system. As a combat handgun is should be K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, cause I can be stoopid!). I have stubby-type gorilla fingers that bump off things like extended safties.

Ken, its great to hear about the Defender. I had been looking at this piece before I got the Kimbers but they were hard to come by in my area (seems everyone would rather have other makes and such). I am glad to hear that it is doing well. My officers model has a couple of different bits and pieces on it as it is a MKIV. I guess I'll have to race you to 1000 rounds! Good to hear from you guys.

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