August 24, 2010, 09:35 PM
What's your favorite colt 1911 and why? Which on the poll should I get for the platform of a semi custom gun?

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August 24, 2010, 09:52 PM
Mine is a my Colt Combat Elite (one on the right).
It has the everthing you need and nothing you don't.
I have not a jam in 1,500rds so far, it is more accurate than I am, and it has feed
every hollow point I have put in it. I can't think of anything else to say.

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August 24, 2010, 10:48 PM
None of the above.

I have the Colt New Agent in 9mm and have been nothing but happy with it. For a 1911 to interest me it has to be something other than a heavy semi-auto with a great trigger. So I got myself a light semi-auto with a great trigger and nifty sights.


Robert Wilson
August 24, 2010, 11:53 PM
I prefer the pre-IV primarily because I am a traditionalist. I had a brand new Series 80 a while back which left me cold. It wasn't a good enough gun to justify the price and the modern touches like laser-engraved serial numbers just didn't look right. It was a functional gun that went "bang" when the trigger was pulled, but it just didn't get me the way I wanted to be got.

August 25, 2010, 07:01 AM
None of the above. No vote.

I prefer the Colt O1911 and O1918 WWI Repros.

August 25, 2010, 07:47 AM
I reallylike my Combat Commander - it's a nice no frills gun that has functioned flawlessly. I would line a nice original series 70 (not a reproduction) gov't model too though. Last year I saw a LNIB one with nary a scratch on the blueing but I was right in the midst of moving and so did not get a chance to buy it.

August 25, 2010, 02:15 PM
My pick for a custom gun would be a new 70 Series repro. It's new, good quality, and not valuable in the least.

Orginal 70 Series are becoming less availiable in orginal condition and more valuable. I've seen some real dog examples of a 70 Series COLTs sell over $1000.00 already... mind blowing to me. Some of the 70 Series guns are so screwed up it would cost a fortune to fix one so it were fit well enough to be worthy of a custom gun. When you look at the cost of aquiring an orginal 70 Series and then the custom work, and the fact you are destroying one more orginal gun... I think the new COLT 70 Series repros are money ahead.

Pre 70 guns have had a premium on them since the 1970's. I personally wouldn't modify one. No reason to when COLT currently builds the perfect gun to modify...

August 25, 2010, 02:35 PM
I like the new 70 series for a custom gun. They come out of the custom shop at Colt and are beautiful. I have one sitting in my safe waiting to be sent to my favorite 1911 smith in Alaska.

I would also consider the WWI repo in either carbonia blue or black oxcide. These are wonderful starting points for custom guns.

I kept my WWI Carbonia Blue Repo stock.... :D

August 25, 2010, 03:14 PM
If I was going to have custom work done on a Colt it would be on my WWI Repro/Carbonia. What a great pistol.


Ala Dan
August 25, 2010, 05:39 PM
Pre MK-IV Colts will cost you and arm and a leg; go for the MK-IV; as I owned
many, and never had nairy a problem with any of 'em~! :scrutiny: ;) :D

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