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OldAl
May 11, 2012, 06:31 PM
I am thinking of buying a Colt 1991 45ACP. I am going to have it built into a custom carry gun. All practical, no BS. Does anyone know of a reason not to use this as a platform? I know that Springfields cost less and that I could get a loaded model for the same price as this gun befor the work is done, but I want a Colt. I have worked hard and saved up, and I can have a gun that only has what I want, nothing more, nothing less. My way, like a burger. Does anyone know of a reason to use or not use this as a base gun?

Al

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Armed 24/7
May 11, 2012, 07:30 PM
I bought my first 1911 last year. I was in the same mindset, and only a Colt would do. Buy the Colt, I think you will regret it if you don't.

WC145
May 11, 2012, 09:37 PM
Not a thing wrong with using a 1991A1 as a build platform.
That's what this one started out as-

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RPhfdsIM5xE/T6mI_-42mEI/AAAAAAAAEZc/ByLbHlcW0nc/s640/SDC12059.JPG

dubya450
May 11, 2012, 10:21 PM
Wc145, now that's PURDY! Very nice

ElToro
May 12, 2012, 12:23 AM
my commander i just posted pics of started life as a 1991. my full size at teh custom shop now is a new roll mark 1991. buy it.

TennJed
May 12, 2012, 02:08 AM
WOW, WC145 who did that blue job for you? That is amazing

bdb benzino
May 12, 2012, 03:16 AM
Nothing wrong with Springfeild, but from what I have read the small parts are made of better quality on a Colt. I have an Colt Officers 1991, and have been customizing it my self. It shoots awesome and I love it!
Go for it, Colts are great. Also you can find great deals on used 1991's as well!
Good luck.

bannockburn
May 12, 2012, 06:24 AM
Nothing wrong with getting a Colt and having it customized to your specifications.

If you've always wanted a Colt, then by all means get a Colt.

WC145
May 12, 2012, 07:54 AM
WOW, WC145 who did that blue job for you? That is amazing
Thanks! The refinishing was done by Robin Dietrich.
www.dietrichgunsmithy.com
They're good friends and they do terrific work at reasonable prices. Tell them Scott sent you.

JTQ
May 12, 2012, 12:18 PM
The only disadvantage to the 1991 is if you don't like firing pin safeties, the 1991's are Series 80 pistols.

buck460XVR
May 12, 2012, 04:04 PM
I am thinking of buying a Colt 1991 45ACP. I am going to have it built into a custom carry gun. All practical, no BS. Does anyone know of a reason not to use this as a platform?

Actually, many folks recommend the 1991 or it's stainless sister, the 1091 for a base gun to customize. Truth is, if you like a good, reliable, reasonably accurate, basic 1911, there isn't much out there that beats them. Good luck with your project.

MICHAEL T
May 12, 2012, 10:26 PM
A friend of mine has had 2 Colts done his way by Wilson. They are nice. Myself I can't afford to have my Colts all tricked out. Factory does fine for me.

TaxPhd
May 12, 2012, 10:48 PM
Is it a newer 1991? The older ones had horribly ugly roll marks.

Stasher1
May 13, 2012, 10:50 AM
Is it a newer 1991? The older ones had horribly ugly roll marks.

True, but the OP said he's looking for a "All practical, no BS" carry gun, so the roll-mark is probably less of an issue than it would be if he were looking for a BBQ gun.

Function before fashion. ;)

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