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Quick Help Needed On Colt

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mot45acp, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. Mot45acp

    Mot45acp Member

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    Local sale has NIB Colt Govt...looking at the photo, it appears to be a XSE. He's asking $875 for it. I have a on again off again relationship with 1911's. The off again is usually due to reliability issues.

    What I'm wanting to know if this is a good buy. If i don't like it, is it cheap enough to get my money out of it in trade?

    I got about $1000ish and a 1911 bug right now. I would prefer a stainless ommander .Maybe something with STI stamped on it. But no one around here stocks 1911's other than cheaper models. I know its not high end but i was hoping for something a lil nicer and something that feeds hollow points.
     
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    Buy it Colts are normally very relieable . At least every one I have, has been .Right out of the box.
     
  3. bannockburn

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    I would say that's a very decent price on a NIB Colt Government XSE. The last few Colts that I have bought have been well built and very nicely finished. They have also been extremely reliable. Another nice feature with the full size Government model is that you can get a .22LR conversion kit so you can practice with it for a lot less money, provided of course that inexpensive rimfire ammo because available again sometime in the near future.
     
  4. Fishbed77

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    That's a dang good price for an XSE.

    Mine has been 100% reliable.
     
  5. Mot45acp

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    STI Ranger II ended up following me home instead. Wow...never had anything other than Springfield or a Colt 1991....This seems much nicer. I'm gonna shoot it before i decide i don't like the plastic trigger.
     
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