Just picked up my first Colt since the early 80's. Black matte M1991A1. Looks like a real beauty! Any thoughts, suggestions, or things that may need to be done to it? Or are they shooters out of the box?
When I first bought my '91-A1 Commander model (1994) I immediately started looking into customizing it. Not smart.
After shooting about 1000 rounds over the course of a few months, I realized I didn't need much Only an ambi-safety, and basic trigger job- PLus Wilson's drop in bvr-tail grip safety.
Note- soon after installing the drop in grip safety, I realized it wasn't enough.
At the 8th year of ownership and after a few thousand rounds, I had D.R. Middlebrooks do some more work. Nothing fancy- lots of Wilson stuff added-
new sear, hammer, trigger, (hi-rise) b-tail grip safety, sites, etc.
Anyways- it took me forever to realize exactly what I wanted. I added and subtracted things from my wish list over that time period until I finally had an idea of what I wanted done.
You may not even want to do anything after shooting it a while. I know one thing- almost everyone changes the grips and trigger eventually.
Hi CZ, picked up the Colt at Kittery last weekend. They have a website that lists used guns for sale in real time. www.ktpguns.com I called, had them hold it for me and drove up. Long drive but worth it.
Holster is a Boyt '42, web stuff is the same timeframe. I've piece-parted the setup over the years. Have an M1 cartridge setup also. Just switch the holster back and forth.
You purchased a great gun for sure. I agree that you should shoot it for a while as is. You may not be inclined to do anything after that.
That being said, my buddy sent his mil-spec back to Colt and had a shorter trigger and a longer thumb-safety put on it. I thought it was a great pistol before. I think it's near perfect now. I think it improved the feel of the gun in your hand.