Dont know where your at so I can only say there isnt a shortage up here in Ohio.
February 23, 2011, 03:28 AM
No problem here in the Phoenix area.
I picked up a Colt Commander TALO Wiley Clapp model monday afternoon. I had been looking for it, and there it was.
February 23, 2011, 09:01 AM
No shortages here in Delaware and south-eastern Pennsylvania.
February 23, 2011, 04:42 PM
Gary at randgfirearms.com has some really nice custom and older Colts for what you would pay for a new one. He's as honest as they come and a great guy to deal with.
February 23, 2011, 04:52 PM
I was at the gun shop like a week or so ago & the guy there had like 6 different 1911's in the showcase including a ParaOrd Warthog. But the funny thing was he only had one 100th anniversary 1911
February 23, 2011, 05:49 PM
I would like to pick one up in WI too. Not too many places that carry them. Best chance for me is to pick up a used one at Gander Mountain. They don't show up very often though.
February 23, 2011, 08:33 PM
In my experience, Colt 1911s always seem to be in short supply, either online or in local gunshops. Just last year, I walked into my favorite LGS one afternoon and found they had a gorgeous 1976 Series 70 Govt model in the case. I'd been in just a few days prior, and it wasn't there at that time. I was interested, as I was holding it and checking the action, another guy walks through the door and says to me, "If you're not gonna buy it, I will."
I took it home. No regrets. If I would have shown up 5 minutes later, it would have been gone.
About three years ago, I put my email address in the queue at an online dealership for a Colt Combat Commander. Months later, I was notified that they had some on hand. I thought to myself, "Self, you have a couple of days to decide if now's the time."
No, I didn't. They were gone the next day.
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