New .38 Super Colt Special Combat Government


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QB
August 19, 2004, 08:27 PM
Posted this on the 1911 Forum but thought I'd share my good news here also :D

Well I just picked up my .38 super Special Combat Government Competition. I've waited for this gun for a year or more (ever since I heard the "rumor" that Colt was going to produce them).

Bad thing is that I can't go to the range for a week since I'm going out of town tomorrow morning!!! Bummer!!!

I'll post a range report next weekend hopefully. Upon visual inspection, the fit and finish is excellent. No tooling marks, gorgeous blued slide, and nice tight lockup. This is certainly no rattle trap!!!! I am very impressed. The only 1911s I own are SCGCs because I am particularly fond of them for some reason. This one is no exception.

Came in outer cardboard box, blue custom shop box with lock, manual, and 2 magazines that have rubber bumper pads....also has the gray/black grips which I like better than the walnut ones that come on the .45s. Also has a test target that was shot at 15 yards....wow....got one that grouped well, at least for the test...hope I can do as good!!!! :D :D


Here's a couple of quick pictures....one with a flash and one without....lighting is poor on both of them. I swear I'm going to make me a light box next month so I can take good photos of my guns....

http://home.comcast.net/~patricia.coombs/Guns/38_super_SCGC.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~patricia.coombs/Guns/38_super_SCGC2.jpg

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agtman
August 19, 2004, 08:36 PM
Very nice-looking pistol, with an impressive group too.

I can't wait for the one in 10mm AUTO (or so rumor has it ;) )

Black Majik
August 25, 2004, 04:34 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. Without a doubt SCG's are my favorite looking 1911's. Its just too bad I cant have one in California, if they offered it I'd definitely owned one.

Simply gorgeous, I've seen your collection before. Very nice. :)

1911WB
August 25, 2004, 09:20 AM
Beautiful pistol, QB! What is the retail price & who has them available? :)

QB
August 25, 2004, 06:00 PM
I got mine from Sporting Arms. They got it from Davidsons. I had called the Colt custom shop and they told me they shipped 5 of them to Davidsons. Sporting Arms called and Davidsons didn't know anything about the guns. Then 2 days later I saw the model number of the Davidson website with "0" inventory. I had Sporting Arms call them again and lo and behold, they were able to get 2 of them (I bought them both, consecutive serial numbers).

So, I would think that Sporting Arms could get some more although they are allocated guns. Wilson & Associates also gave me a price quote although they did not yet have any.

Here's the only three prices I've seen but they are not necessarily "advertised" prices:

Collectors Firearms (Houston): $1700 YIKES
Sporting Arms: mine were $1299 out the door but that may have been a preferred price since I buy most of my guns from them and use them to package and ship the ones I sell.
Wilson & Associates: $1250 shipped to my FFL (again, I am a repeat customer of theirs)

Still haven't been able to go shoot mine....was hoping to go today but it's looking like maybe Saturday or Sunday :cuss:

QB
August 28, 2004, 08:52 PM
Just got back from the range with my new Colt. It functioned 100% .....not a surprise to me. Just shot crappy old range ammo but it had no problems what-so-ever. Brands used were: Aguila, PMC, and UMC (I think that's what it was...I bought it at the range, in a yellow box).

Accuracy is dead on....the test target is indeed indicative of what this gun will do!!!! Trigger was nice and crisp, no adjustments needed on the sights.

I just love this 38 super, especially since it's in my favorite platform, the Colt SCGC. I can't wait to get my case of ammo shipped to me and get back out to the range!!!!

The mags for this gun have orange polymer/plastic followers. All mags functioned fine and locked the slide back after the last round was fired. I was thinking about buying some Wilson mags like I used to have but these Colt mags work great.

http://home.comcast.net/~patricia.coombs/Guns/38_super_mag.jpg

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