New Colt 1991 Talo Custom Carry Government


June 29, 2012, 06:49 PM
I was surprised to find this Talo distributer edition. It just so happens to be how I like 1911s.

It has the following features:

- Polished blued flats and matte rounds finish
- Novak plain black rear sight
- Novak green fiber optic front sight
- Thin grip panels
- Upswept beaver tail grip safety
- Extended single side thumb safety
- Skeleton hammer
- Solid long trigger
- Rear only cocking serrations
- Lowered ejection port

I've fired 200 rounds of Federal white box 230 gr. FMJ with no malfunctions. I don't have any accuracy groups to report, but I hit a whole lot of steel reactive targets :D

I have a thread on the problem I'm having with the magazines ( that came with the pistol are difficult to insert and do not drop free.

Here are some pictures of it.

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June 29, 2012, 07:27 PM
That's a nice looking gun, congrats.

June 29, 2012, 07:45 PM
Nice looking Colt.

June 30, 2012, 01:01 PM
Sir, your taste in 1911s is excellent. That is exactly the type of 1911 I would hope to have some day. Congratulations on an excellent purchase.

July 5, 2012, 06:27 AM
The Perfect 1911! Good sights, good beaver tail grip safety and good extended thumb safety. Nothing else needed.

New grips are in order though.

July 5, 2012, 06:44 AM
Very very nice. Also like a 1911 like that. :cool: Enjoy!

July 5, 2012, 06:55 AM
Looks sort of like the Lightweight Government I picked up awhile ago, minus the fiber optic sights and solid long trigger. I bought it because of all the other M1911s I was looking at, that one fit my hand just right.

July 5, 2012, 08:45 AM
I saw these in an ad for my LGS. What makes it a 1991 over a regular 1911?

July 5, 2012, 02:51 PM
A 1991 is a 1911 with Colt's affinity for confusing nomenclature.

The original 1991 model was introduced in 1991 to compete with lower end market, had a very plain roll mark on the slide, matte finish, and rubber grip panels. This older model is commonly referred to as "Old Roll Mark" or "ORM."

The new 1991 model has a nicer roll mark on the slide, polished bluing, and wood grips. This new model is commonly referred to as "New Roll Mark" or "NRM."

All 1991 models are 1911s with Colt Series 80 firing pin safety mechanism.

July 5, 2012, 03:15 PM
Looks just about perfect to me.

July 5, 2012, 03:55 PM
If I was ever to own a 1911 (OK, a 1991), this would be it. Simple, beautifully finished. All the basics and nothing more. Of course my left-handedness would require a safety transplant, but that's about it.
May I ask what the going price is for one of these? Used but in excellent shape?

October 12, 2012, 10:49 PM
Stumbled across this old post, but had to chime in:

Very well done. When I save up enough, I want something ... just ... like ... this.

October 13, 2012, 10:00 PM
Colt should add that model permanently to their catalog. It seems like the perfect all-around pistol to be positioned between the 1991 and XSE in their lineup.

October 14, 2012, 12:11 AM
Colts are beautiful weapons. You can get the same for less mechanically, but their finish and all-round "true" 1911 fit cannot be matched. I adore my 2011 "100 years of service" XSE, it accompanies me whenever I leave fort Roley.

October 15, 2012, 02:56 PM
That's what a 1911 should look like. Very Nice.

October 15, 2012, 09:24 PM
It's not just cosmetics. You get better parts.

Forged parts are the slide, frame, and barrel

Machined bar stock parts are the barrel bushing, slide stop, extractor, ejector, firing pin, hammer, recoil plug, barrel link, plunger tube, grip screw bushings, sights, Series 80 plunger, and all pins.

Investment cast parts are thumb safety and grip safety.

MIM parts are the magazine catch, magazine catch lock, sear, and disconnector.

Compare that to other manufacturers where almost every part is cast and MIM.

Considering the quality of the parts, Colts are a good value in my opinion.

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