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New Colt Competition 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by joken, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've been curious about this new Colt and stopped by Corvallis Guns today and danged if they didn't have a couple. I bought one, took it home, cleaned it up, and can't find much to complain about. It's tight and cycled fine firing a few different hand loads with my home cast boolits. The grip safety was lose and rattled, but that was a easy fix. The blue front sight is color coordinated with the grips, but isn't bright like green or red, and needs replaced. I'll get a range report if ever get time to go to the range.

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  2. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    They're nice tight pistols.
    Purchased mine about a month ago.
    Immediately swapped in the red f.o.
    Only issue I have is trying to get used to the wide notch rear sight.
     
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  3. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I like the wide sight for my old eyes. I replaced the front sight with green and it's great now.
     
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  4. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I think Colt "missed the mark" on the blue front sight, blue grips and wide slide serrations, but overall it's a winner. I've been lusting after a 1911 in 9mm for awhile now and have been sorely tempted to pick one up. Probably will still be awhile before I do. :(

    As much as I like the Govt. models, I'm 99% sure I'll go with the Colt lightweight commander 9mm. Haven't seen any locally, so that is good for my wallet! lol
     
  5. jjgraha

    jjgraha Aloha New Member

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    Almost bought one from NW Armory last week, nice gun. I'm with you on the blue FO front sight, I pointed it straight at the light and it might as well have been solid black. Have to wonder what they were thinking on that one, easy enough fix though.
     
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