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Is $1400 too much? Been looking at it for at least 2 years, know it's new in box.
 

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If it's been there that long, get actual cash of about $1000 to 1100 and make an offer!

Not everybody advertises that they'll haggle...
 

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ranger said:
If it's been there that long, get actual cash of about $1000 to 1100 and make an offer!

Not everybody advertises that they'll haggle...
Exactly what ranger said. $1100 MAX.
 

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I just paid $1050 for a stainless one, but I'm on good terms with the dealer. He probably sold it at cost just to rotate his inventory.
 

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paid $1107.00 a week ago after some haggling. Check the price of a new S2 now....If that doens't give incentive to buy....nothing will.
 

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dsk said:
I just paid $1050 for a stainless one, but I'm on good terms with the dealer. He probably sold it at cost just to rotate his inventory.
Please post one of your great pictures.

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WJR
 

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Do the Colt boys know about that, Dana? :eek:
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... ;)

Seriously, I got it from the same place 45_THUD got his (they originally had three, and this was the last one). I think I weasled them down a little more than 45_THUD did, but I have several other buys pending with them plus I think my example was less-than-perfect (more later). Even then I had to think it over for a few days, but I finally decided this might be the last NIB Series I that I'll see.

Overall it's a fine weapon, but I'm not ready to post photos yet because there are several things I want to do to it first. To be honest, for a "Custom Shop" gun there are several obvious flaws and shortcuts on mine (maybe that's why I got the better price). The checkering on the front strap is flattened in one area, which doesn't particularly bug me because I intend to flatten it overall to improve the feel. The feed ramp on the barrel needs some touching up, and the slide stop has noticeable flaws from the MIM process. That was the first thing to go, replaced with a Wilson part I had on hand. The trigger pull was also sub-par, so I replaced the hammer with a stainless one I had on hand (the original is carbon-steel MIM). And then I noticed the left-side thumb safety is hard chromed while the right-side piece is stainless!:mad: So that is gonna go as well, replaced with a non-ambi unit as soon as I find one. I also removed the mag well and replaced the grips, and I'll also replace the rear sight with a Novak one. I'm as of yet undecided on fitting a Brown beavertail.

Pictures to follow once I'm done. :)
 

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Glad you got the price discounted, that doesn't sound par for all the Gold Combat's I've seen. Hope you guys like yours as much as I do mine!
 

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Pictures to follow once I'm done. :)
We anxiously await. Please comment specifically on the Brown Beavertail if you decide to go this route. I have a blued Brown Memory Groove that I want to fit to one of my Classic Customs, but I will need to send it to a gunsmith.

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Gold Combat Stainless

Honestly....I was torn in the same way you were DSK. I bought it because it was a nib S I and it had the parts and features I wanted (for about the same price as comparable guns from other makers. Although I had no problems with "damage" like flattened checkering....I was dismayed with the quality/appearance of the external MIM parts. The slide stop looked like it was molded out of fricking playdoh. I'm embarrased to say that I swapped it out with the slide stop from my S I Pro Carry Stainless (which was previously a prime example of the skill and glory of the Kimber of Old...what an awesome gun that is).
I too plan to make good on my shameful swap-out of parts by going back with Wilson parts and returning the borrowed parts to its smaller cousin.

This revelation having been made and shared......I fired the gun within minutes of purchase. Cosmetic faux pas aside....DAMN! It is clearly a tack-driver and flawless operator (which is FAR more important than being the prettiest girl at the dance).

p.s- they told me mine was the last one in stock. This sort of tactic is why I go to this reseller only after checking everywhere else first.
 

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45_THUD,

No, they had three. They actually let me look at all three at once when I was first interested in them. The one I have was the worst of the three, so it's no wonder it's the last one that got sold. I think yours was the best, because the third one had over-runs in the checkering and a sticky thumb safety.

Oh, I also forgot to mention that the rear sight on mine was badly peened on the side from installation. Like I said, I'm not too concerned because I intend to do a few things to it anyway. But for a Limited Edition pistol it certainly didn't seem to be a cut above the ordinary! The so-called "Limited Edition" Eclipse I once owned was the same way. I guess the exta money you pay is all in the fancy Custom Shop rollmarks. :rolleyes:
 

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After I picked up my GC1, I installed alumagrips, brown 30lpi ms housing, removed the mag well, removed the ambi safety and went with a brown tactical, went with wilson 47 mags, had a reliability job done, and installed a wilson slide lock. The wilson lock didn't work and wouldn't allow the slide to lock back. Not only that, but at the end of a mag the slide would jam halfway back. I reinstalled the stock Kimber slide lock and it ran perfect. Go figure.
 

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All this talk about Series I Gold Combats is giving me such a warm fuzzy feeling. We should start a club or something! Here's some GCI porn:



 
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