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Colt Gold Cup Break In Period

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blondie, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Blondie

    Blondie New Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    I have a new Colt Gold Cup Trophy on the way (my first 1911!) and have started to look for ammo. The local wally world had no hand gun ammo, and when I looked online everyone seemed to be out of stock. The only ammo I found was some 230 grain CCI Blazer ammo.

    My question is whether there is a break in period for the Gold Cup? Is it okay to use the CCI Blazer ammo as the first ammo in the firearm?


  2. 2nd 41

    2nd 41 Active Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    I took my GC's out of the box ....cleaned/oiled and fired them. I never did any breaking in. Do whatever the owners manual suugests.(my opinion) I'm on my 3rd GC. These 1911's are as good as it gets. Let us know how you're enjoying yours. Hopefully the Ammo will become readily available.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2009
  3. DasFriek

    DasFriek Participating Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    http://www.cabelas.com seems to have some in time to time at decent prices.
    Personally id try a local gun shop,i get most of mine like that at lower prices than online.
    DoubleTap makes great ammo with a little higher prices and would be good for HD/SD
  4. JAV8000

    JAV8000 New Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ft. Riley, Kansas
    Ditto for Double Tap ammo, great stuff. Never used their .45s, but their 9mms and .38+Ps got lots of push.
  5. goldcup

    goldcup New Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    New York
    no break in for me either. only issue was a weak factorey mag spring causing the last round to pop out. replaced with after market spring and follower. runs like a champ.
  6. SwampWolf

    SwampWolf Senior Member

    Sep 18, 2005
    North Central Ohio
    I "break-in" any new semi-auto pistol with the cheapest hardball ammunition from a respectable manufacturer available for the first couple hundred rounds or so simply to determine if any reliability issues need to be addressed. If all goes well, I then start using the ammunition the pistol is designed for (self-defense, hunting, target shooting, etc.) and fire at least three hundred or so rounds with it before I consider the pistol "broken-in" (reliable). Experimenting with various kinds of ammunition to determine what's the most accurate in a specific pistol comes next. It should be noted here that I belong to the school of thought that believes any new pistol should come completely reliable from the factory-but there's only one way to know for sure that the manufacturer did what it was supposed to do and that's to shoot it.

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