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Where can I find Colt 1911s in Portland?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by oldfashonedamerican, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. oldfashonedamerican

    oldfashonedamerican Portland, OR Member

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    Like the title says.

    Where can one go in the Portland area to buy a new Colt 1911?
    I dont know of a store that stocks them.

    Im buying another 1911 soon and I want to at least check some out before I make a decision, I just like to check out all my options.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Shop online for the configuration you want then have your LGS order one.

    Colt Pistols
     
  3. oldfashonedamerican

    oldfashonedamerican Portland, OR Member

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    Im just looking to check one out in person, im a bit of a Kimber fan, but im thinking about trying something else just to make the safe a little more diverse. But I want to see first hand how their fit/finish compares.

    #not trying to start the Colt vs Kimber war :p
     
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Understood. I would think someone in the Portland area would be along shortly. I like my Colt.
     
  5. 2Z4

    2Z4 Milwaukie Active Member

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    Keith's Sporting Goods in Gresham will probably have a couple in their display case. The Gun Room in southeast might have 1 or 2, not sure if they'd be brand new. I'd also check Northwest Armory in Milwaukie.
     
  6. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    If you were to make it down to the People's Republic of Eugene and I'm not busy chasing salmon, I've got 3 Colts and even an Ed Brown Kobra that I'd let you try out. While shooting I'd tell you all about why I owned a Kimber once but will never own another again.
     
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    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Then he could come up here and shoot with a real man and I'll tell him why I own 4 Kimbers and am looking to own more.


    You can keep your rattling bucket of parts. (Colt Government Models)
     
  8. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I remember my first beer too!
     
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    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  10. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't take long for an honest question regarding where to get a Colt locally,to fall into trolling depravity.

    Couple of things:

    1. Stay away from the Gun Room.

    2. Gun Broker, Tigard or Clackamas are fair shops to deal with.

    2. Colt's model 1991, 1911, is stripped down. No frills.

    3. And Colt is the quintessential 1911. Can't go wrong with it.

    Enjoy your search and good luck.

    Be well,
    Will
     
  11. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you the bes 1911 for the money is the Dan Wesson line. Wilson combat quality with a Kimber price. I don't think Kimber manufactures a Quality 1911.
     
  12. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    The problem with Colt, is that they only make +/-500 each model of 1911 per year. I found a 1991 at Keith's earlier this year. The 1991 is identical to the model 70, with the exception of the drop safety.

    My Colt is currently at Wilson Combat for a makeover. I bought Colt as my first 1911, because I wanted the name. That being said, my Ruger SR1911 is more accurate.
     
  13. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    There's a gun show at the Portland Expo Center this weekend. It'll cost you $15 for parking and entrance, but you'd probably spend that on gas running all over the place in Portland. I hardly ever buy anything at the shows, but it's a great way to view and compare a lot of firearms. Although I actually did buy a Colt 1911 Gold Cup Trophy from Northwest Armory there. Nice gun, just liked my two Sig 1911s better. Keith's, NW Armory, and a lot of out of town dealers are there all under one roof, so there's usually plebty of stock to look at with usually a few Colt 1911s, new and used, in the mix. Just my two cents. Have fun whatever you decide!
     
  14. Starbuckle

    Starbuckle NW Oregon New Member

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    Sportsmans Warehouse in Salem has them, so probably the one on 82nd does too......... the Newberg Fred Meyer had a beautiful Taurus (I haven't fired one, but have other Taurus' and love them!) 1911 in the display case for $574. I talked with Doug at Guncrafters in Salem recently and he has them in stock (I realize this isn't 'Portland', but...). They're out there !! I just bought a really nice, barely used Kimber from a private party and I just love it (Classic Stainless LE, Series 1, 1998, appx. 6-700 made). I was told by a dealer that the 1911 market is a bit soft right now (people are buying AR's, AK's, etc.), so deals might be made ! All the best in your quest, Sir. (^_^)
     
  15. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I paid $605 for my SR1911 at Little Bear, he has a Commander version or the SR-1911 for $625. He did not have a Colt, I would have paid more, a lot more for a Colt. He does have a couple of Remington R-1's for less than $600 and one Enhanced R1 for a little more than $1000.
     
  16. lcb97269

    lcb97269 Milwaukie, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    "3. And Colt is the quintessential 1911. Can't go wrong with it."

    Yes you can. The last one I bought was a series 80 Gold Cup. I could throw rocks more accurately than it would shoot. Sent it back to the factory to be fixed and it still shot like crap. Got rid of it and bought a Kimber where quality counts. Will never buy another newer Colt because they are not quality and sold because of name only. Had a series 70 GC that would shoot 2" at 50 yards from a rest. The series 80 wouldn't stay on a 9" paper plate at 25 yards from a rest. Buy at your own risk and pay the price - always more for less.
     
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    G1990 Portland, Oregon Member

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    Keith's in Gresham