Where's the range report? Inquiring minds want to know"How does she shoot?"
I think I have pistol envy.
September 3, 2010, 02:45 AM
September 3, 2010, 03:13 AM
I bought my Gold Cup in 75. It has been a great gun, and in all of those years of fairly heavy use, I have had but one small problem. The tiny pin that holds the rear sight in place is a fairly soft rolled pin. It will break in time and your rear sight will go flying. Might as well forstall the problem now by substituting a solid steel pin. You did good. The Cup looks new.
I had one about 30 years ago as well. Super accurate shooter with one of the nicest triggers I've ever encountered on a factory Colt M1911 (not counting Colt's Custom Shop). First thing I did was replace that cheap roll pin for the rear sight (had one let go on a Colt Trooper Mk.III I also had at the time), with a section of a drill bit I had on hand. Worked fine after that, though it was very particular about the ammo I used in it. Definitely preferred 185 gr. semi-wadcutter rounds over all else; if it was match ammo, all the better. It would function fine with 230 gr. hardball, but for best results in the accuracy department (and that's the reason why I bought it in the first place), 185's were the best choice.
September 5, 2010, 01:56 PM
Mine much prefers the 185 grain semi-wadcutters too (in terms of accuracy).
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