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Question on compact Colt 1911 80 series.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Cluster Bomb, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. Cluster Bomb

    Cluster Bomb Member

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    My dad and I went to a LGS the other day. Same day as i put an Sks on layway after looking over a colt 1911 and melting my heart....but the sks is for the wife for christmas..anyways to the point....

    The Colt 1911 is a "mod" 80. Stainless. 3"? .45 it has a decent amt of whear. But still looks good n sexy.

    I have looked on google and all i can find are comanders... And i couldnt remember if it said commander on it. Ive been drooling on gold cup targets but out of my range.

    He is asking $649 and is that a good deal for my dad? He wants a carry gun and likes the 45

    Thanks again
     
  2. galena

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    I have had a 1991A1 Colt Compact Series 80 for several years, bought it new. Mine is a great little gun and has always been 100% reliable with 230 grn lead bullets and 200 grain flat nose lead bullets. I haven't shot many HP rounds but the ones I did ran fine. Initially, I thought the price you mentioned was high; however, it is right in line with the few I find listed on gunbroker.com. Go there, go to view auto pistols and type in "colt compact" There were three or four listed. The Compact is the less expensive version of the Colt Officer's Model. Solid little carry gun, six round mag with one in the tube. I would probably snatch up the one you describe were it in my neigborhood. Keep shootin' and check six.
     
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    Have had a Colt Series 80 Officer's Model pistol since August 90. Flew with it during the 1st Gulf War as back-up to the issue Beretta. Functions best with 230gr ball... not so well with JHP's. Nice little pistol but by no means as reliable as a full size Gov't Model. $600 would be the max in my opinion. Considering it's reliability record maybe a bit less.
     
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    I have had a Colt Officers Model for a number of years now and have been very pleased with it. It has been extremely reliable for me with 230 gr. FMJ, as well as with Winchester 185 gr. Silvertips. Also results with handloads using 185 gr. and 200 gr. bullets have been very good.
     
  5. Cluster Bomb

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    Also. Id like to know if its still a commander if it has a light mount on the front bottom ..
     
  6. smalls

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    The 3.5" 1911's are the officer's model. The commander is the 4.25"

    As far as I know, Colt doesn't offer a commander or officer's length with a rail. Just their Government length "rail gun".
     
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    If it has a rail on the dust cover, it's an add-on item. For example, Novak makes a light rail for the 1911 that attaches with screws.

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