Range report,new rollmark Colt 1991


January 4, 2003, 08:10 PM
Sort of a range report,I have one of the newer rollmarks 1991,blued finish,Govt .45.The gun itself is a very reliable shooter,I fired 400 rds of different types of HP's including +p and even ball ammo,using 12 different mags from several manufactures and never had any missfires,ftf,or fte.Of course thats not even enough rds to even break in a 1911,but it can only get better as far as I can tell, as for accuracy all I can say is I need more practice and that will happen soon I promise,I do enjoy shooting .45's and am very happy with this 1991.Now the finish?Thats a hole new story,when I first seen it and bought it the finish I thought was great,nice blue finish,untill i started useing Sidearmor holster then little by little the holster started wearing off the blue and before I knew it it was scratched then I began to litely sand the inside of the holster wear it's rubbing the slide,then treated the sidearmor with Armorall,Now for the moment I hav'nt notice any new scratches.Maybe later I'll have the pistol refinished.Over all I think I got a good deal,only paided $550.00 and for a starter 1911 thats pretty good in my book.Thanks for reading.

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Sean Smith
January 4, 2003, 09:19 PM
Yeah, NO blued finish will hold up to wear well. The only thing blue is really good at is looking nice. :D

January 5, 2003, 12:08 AM
Excuse me but................I was not under the impression that the Colt1991A1 was a +p gun?

I got a good deal,only paided $550.00

Well I paid $375 NIB 4yrs ago.:neener:

January 5, 2003, 01:57 AM
Yes, SodaPop, but you have ugly dorky rollmarks that only a Glock owner would cherish.:neener:

I have a stainless new rollmark 1991A1, and it too is excellent in every way. I have three late production Colts, and like all of them. :D

Edit to add: I shoot +P's occasionally in all my steel framed, late model .45's, which includes both the early and late model 1991A1's. I don't shoot +P's in either my alloy framed Commander, or Defender.

Kahr carrier
January 5, 2003, 02:03 AM
Sounds like a good Range report ,Happy Shooting.:evil:

January 5, 2003, 02:22 AM
Any quality, steel-frame 1911 of recent manufacture is perfectly fine with +P loads. You just simply need to run a stronger recoil spring (18.5-22#) if you intend to do it all the time. I'd counsel against using +P's in older (pre-WW2), softer 1911s though unless you want to beat your gun to hell.

No, the blued finish isn't very durable. It isn't very rust-resistant either. But it sure looks purdy. A heavily-used defense gun could benefit from a tougher finish, preferably hard chrome. If you prefer the black look good ol' parkerizing will do the trick. Here's a new rollmark Colt that I personally customized, then had Dave Helton refinish in black parkerizing. Cool grips, too. :cool:


January 5, 2003, 02:29 AM
dsk, Sweeeeeeeet gun! :what:

This coming from a hardcore Glocker! :evil:

January 5, 2003, 04:27 AM
When planing a budget for a 91A1. I can figgure out the cost of the pistol, grips, mags, night sights, & leather. What I can't figgure out is a budget for any gunsmithing/customizing the pistol might need? Now I've looked at gunsmithing web sites to get an idea. But since I don't know much about 1911, I'm kinda lost. I guess the gunsmithing customizing comes in 2 types. Need & cosmetic. Need would be in terms of reliabilty. If the new 91A1 has a reliability problem shouldn't that go back to Colt? Then I wouldn't have to pay a gunsmith to make the pistol reliable. Next would be a trigger job. Also have the hammer replaced w/ what? I kinda like the look of that skeletion hammer. Then de-horn which might mean a new finish. Here's what I've come up w/ from 1 gunsmith. Reliability package @ $60. Replace the hammer w/ C&S hammer includes a trigger job @ $160. De-hord @ $60. Parkerize @ $95. Total $375. Now how much is a need instead of a want? Did is miss any thing to help the pistol. I guess it would be better to haver a bugger budget & not use all the money than to need money & not have it. I don't want a racegun. This will be a carry pistol.

January 5, 2003, 06:48 AM
Nice grips.

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