Just found a Gold Cup 10MM at the local gunshop


February 4, 2005, 02:58 PM
And they wanted $1999 for it. :what: :what:

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February 4, 2005, 03:18 PM
Yikes. I would just buy a brand new STI for several hundred dollars less. They must be hoping for a collector to walk in.

February 5, 2005, 06:42 PM
Gee, I found a NIB that I bought for $900.00 a year ago. I've seen them for sale on GUNBROKER for up to $1500.00. TOOOOOOO much money and I'm not a sucker.

February 5, 2005, 09:02 PM
The Gold Cup Deltas are nice, but $1900 :eek: is a bit much!


February 5, 2005, 11:01 PM
At the last gun show, I saw one for $1195. Is that a high price?

February 6, 2005, 12:29 AM
Not all DEs are Gold Cup models. I read somewhere that only 750 of those were made.

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February 6, 2005, 03:39 AM
No, not all Delta Elites are Gold Cups, but NONE of them are worth $2000!

Just buy a Glock 20. Better gun anyway.

February 6, 2005, 10:21 AM
Was that at Jensen's East?

February 6, 2005, 01:36 PM
All Delta Elite Gold Cups have that embossed on the slide. About 500 produced from what I hear. I really enjoy mine. You can find Deltas for alot less. Nice gun. Its just a matter of what you like. Others in 1911 configuration, include but are not limited to:

S&W Autos -- You can find these plentiful. $400 - $600 depending on model
Dan Wesson in various configs: Razorback, Pointman, Global Hunter ect
S&W 610 revolvers: fires 10mm and 40 S&W. :D
Glock: Good for a "polymer gun" :uhoh:

10mm's are for shooters, hunters, ect. Reloaders make out best because of all the choices available for reloading.

February 6, 2005, 02:50 PM
I have the Kimber Target II in 10mm, and I paid $1000 for it!! I suspect I could have saved $100 or so if I had shopped around, but no guarantee there. Anyway, I really like the 10mm and it has never malfunctioned and is very accurate. I'm still learning the gun, and developing handloads for it. I have a couple of Browning Hi-Powers in .40 and a S&W M646 also in .40 and it's convenient that they use the same bullets. I don't think I would like the 10mm so much if I weren't a handloader. OTOH, I wouldn't enjoy shooting anything as much if I weren't reloading. ;)

February 6, 2005, 07:18 PM
I bought a slightly used Colt Delta Gold Cup 10mm about 4 years ago for $800 in an Internet sale. I had watched for one for quite a while, and that was the best price I had seen.

I thought the trigger pull was a little heavy, so for $50 I had a gunsmith do a trigger job and lighten it to 4.0 lbs. I have put maybe 250 rounds through the gun, and it shoots quite well. I didn't realize that only 500 or 750 or these had been made. Generally I shoot 1911's in .45 caliber, so this gun mainly sits in the safe.

February 6, 2005, 10:35 PM
Was that at Jensen's East
Nope, Murphy's of all places.

Bob R
February 6, 2005, 10:53 PM
It is obvious that the seller thinks the operative word in the description is "Gold". :D


February 7, 2005, 02:44 AM
I have not seen a 10mm Gold Cup sell for over $1K.

There was one on Auction Arms a few weeks ago that sold for that sum.

February 7, 2005, 05:15 PM
Nope, Murphy's of all places.

Wow, that is unexpected.

February 18, 2006, 09:18 PM
And they wanted $1999 for it. :what: :what:

Now that makes me just want to cry. A gun dealer friend of mine took a LNIB Delta Gold Cup stainless in trade and asked me how much I though it was worth. He's not real familiar with the 10mm market, and I offered the opinion that he should be able to get at least $600 for it. Told me if I wanted to buy it for that he'd sell it. Didn't have the cash for it, so I declined. Maybe I should have put it on plastic.:mad:

February 19, 2006, 02:36 AM
A year ago I found a stainless one w/about 500 rounds of brass, dies and a holster IIRC that was marked about $699, and the shop manager told me he'd let it got for $525. I went in the next day, and he told me $699 plus tax. :barf: Great gun but I was really taken back by the way he changed the tune on the price when I showed serious interest.

At any rate, I found a like new stainless standard Delta for less than a used XD-9, so he can pound sand.

I know it's a free market, but the only thing that ads like that do for us is to run up gun prices.

larry starling
February 19, 2006, 08:26 AM
Ouch! way to high I missed out on one at a local store Blue delta gold cup for $795.00......:what:

February 19, 2006, 09:10 AM
And they wanted $1999 for it. :what: :what:

Call Wilson Combat and order one of their CQB pistols in 10mm for $101.00 more! You'll have a pistol that's guaranteed to print a 1" group @ 25 yards!

The GC Delta Elite won't guarantee that! What makes a pistol beautiful, is what it does. "Form follows function".


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