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Colt 1991

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by OldAl, May 11, 2012.

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  1. OldAl

    OldAl Member

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    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
     
  2. Armed 24/7

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    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.
     
  3. WC145

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    Not a thing wrong with using a 1991A1 as a build platform.
    That's what this one started out as-

    SDC12059.jpg
     
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    Wc145, now that's PURDY! Very nice
     
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    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.
     
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    WOW, WC145 who did that blue job for you? That is amazing
     
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    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.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  10. JTQ

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    The only disadvantage to the 1991 is if you don't like firing pin safeties, the 1991's are Series 80 pistols.
     
  11. buck460XVR

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Is it a newer 1991? The older ones had horribly ugly roll marks.
     
  14. Stasher1

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    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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