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Hey 1911Tuner I finally got one.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ruger357, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. ruger357

    ruger357 Member

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    Bought a Colt nrm 1991 today. Finish is fantastic the fit is tight and the trigger is smoother and more crisp then my SW1911. Can't pick it up till next Sat. but my dealer is giving me visitation rights untill then. Anything I should look out for on this gun? Quality seems like night and day compared to the 1991 I owned that was made in 85.
     
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  2. stans

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    I ain't Tuner, but I am a fan of the 1911 design. Clean it, lube it, then head out to the range with 100 - 200 rounds of 230 grain FMJ ammo and test fire/break it in. Then a range report would be nice. I have heard that the plastic Colt stocks are prone to cracking.
     
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    Good Luck!
     
  4. 1911Tuner

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    Yeehaa!

    Check the Series 80 Plunger at about a thousand rounds for signs of
    burrs from firing pin makes contact. It's an indication that the plunger lever isn't lifting the plunger high enouth in the slide to clear the firing pin. I've noticed a problem in about one new Colt in five. If you see it...contact Colt immediately and tell them that the release timing of the plunger is too slow. They may send you a #2 plunger lever for the frame. Easy to install.

    If you're not clear on how to disassemble the slide, just sing out. I'll walk ya through it...Easy stuff.

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
  5. shooter.45

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    better bring a bandaid to the range. I was at the same dealer where you bought it and SHARP almost cut me.. Should of bought the GSR...:D
     
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    That is what is rolling around in my head after the show, saw two there, one $1019, the other $819 lightly loved... :D
     
  7. silent one

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    ruger357

    Looks like "Big Al" struck again.:evil:


    good luck, and be safe

    SILENT ONE
     
  8. ruger357

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    Silent one my friend it hurts so good.:D
     
  9. ruger357

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    Shooter45 If it isn't a COLT it is a copy!!!!!!
     
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    I own a 1981 model Series 70 that I am very happy with. If that ones is so much better, I am sure you will be very happy Colt owner.

    Now add losts of ammo mixed with range time and repeat! :)

    wildehond
     
  12. 1911Tuner

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    Just do it!

    Wildehond said:

    Now add losts of ammo mixed with range time and repeat!
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    Testify, brother wildehond...Testify!:cool:
     
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    Congrats on the colt.Santa is planning on dropping mine off in early Dec.


    krusty
     
  14. shooter.45

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    COLT=MIM

    GSR=Perfection no MIM You decide :neener:
     
  15. 1911Tuner

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    Perfect?

    Quote:

    GSR=Perfection no MIM You decide

    Maybe not entirely accurate...

    GSR...MIM or cast mainspring housing...thumb safety...grip safety...and
    >maybe< the mag catch. Reports of early issues with cockeyed hammers and mainspring housing pin holes. Rumors of timing problems with the firing pin safety on some examples...undocumented at the present.
    Bugs aplenty in the early stages, but Sig is working them out nicely.

    Cheers!
     
  16. ruger357

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    GSR=CAST CRAP FRAME. I have decided for the BEST.:neener:
     
  17. ruger357

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    stans the grips are wood not plastic.
     
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    I have talked to the person who designed the GSR for SIG .. and yes there is not MIM the only Cast part is the Frame. Thats why I bought one No MIM unlike Colt and Kimbers's. Mine has been 100% reliable and feeds everything.

    ruger if you decided for the best why oh why did you get a Colt. Are they even still in business.? Dont hear much from them anymore..
     
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    Hey ruger 357, and shooter 45,

    You two guys are startin to sound like Tuner, and old fuff, when they get into one of their "friendly discussions":uhoh: :D

    good luck, and be safe.

    SILENT ONE
     
  20. ruger357

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    Friendly my butt shooter45 does not know a good .45 if it hit him in the butt.. He needs to shoot that gsr junk to see if it is any good. I am sure you will agree with me that COLT is THE 1911 not the gsr wanna be.:D
     
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    ruger cant read

    If he read above I said the the GSR is accurate and reliable and has fed eveything I put thru it.. Great gun.. Colt whats a COLT..:D


    Hey silentone are you going to the Gun show in marlboro in mass. this weekend.?? going on Saturday
     
  22. 1911Tuner

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    >I have talked to the person who designed the GSR for SIG<

    :what: ya mean...John Moses really AIN'T dead????
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    > and yes there is not MIM the only Cast part is the Frame.<

    Might wanna take a closer look at that there grip safety, thumb safety and mainspring housing, mah fren... :scrutiny:

    Anybody got a GSR they'll let me open up for a look-see? I've only seen
    one, and didn't break it down. I'd like to have the "Inside Story."
    I'll emulate Fox and give a fair and balanced report...so help me John Browning.

    Anybody?

    Standin' by...
     
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    No, I mean Matt Mclearn. Guess you do not visit the Sigforum much. He has been posting over there about the Gun.. now thats what I call a good company. Especially to post knowing you might take some critisism about the gun you designed.. Unlike other manufactures he wanted feedback on the GSR.
     
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    When Colt first introduced the 1991 they made them with plastic stocks. I guess Colt got tired of sending out replacement stocks and went with wood. Good move on Colt's part. Ok, were waiting for that range report.
     
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    From what I have read, the Colt MIM sears are actually quite good, Even better than the CMC ones that Colt puts in their Gunsite Pistol. The only MIM part Colt had a problem with, was the extractor, and that has since been replaced.
     
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