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Posted: 1/13/2002 6:18:48 AM EDT
is it better than it used to be? i am considering a Colt commander and would like an across the board opinion on new Colt pisols. both good and bad. they've had some problems in the past, are they over that now with their new leadership?

Link Posted: 1/13/2002 7:23:55 AM EDT
Kimber or Springfield Armory
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 7:25:18 AM EDT
The Colt Gold Cup Trophy has been the best since the 70 Series lately.
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 8:47:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Derek45:
Kimber or Springfield Armory

Link Posted: 1/13/2002 9:04:42 AM EDT
We have a new shooter that has a Colt Commander as her firearm...beautiful stainless finish with rosewood grips. Her husband shoots a Kimber Compact.

The Kimber has yet to malfunction. Can't say that about the Colt. However, it MAY be due to her limpwristing or other newbie reason...she is new to shooting & frankly, I think its too much gun for her. It literally almost jumps out of her hand.

If you get the Colt, do expect to have it worked on....just my opinion.

I would go with Kimber...
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 11:49:05 AM EDT
Ditto on the Kimber. Skip the Colt.
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 11:57:29 AM EDT
Absolute best for the money is Kimber.
Springfield Armory is absolute shit.
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 12:05:18 PM EDT
I agree.....Kimber with Springfield being a close 2nd.
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 1:03:25 PM EDT
Last weekend a buddy pushed his clip into his new colt. The clip comes apart and all the shells fall out of the bottom of the pistol. Not a Colt fan!
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 2:05:33 PM EDT
colt quality is an oxymoron.
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 9:45:33 AM EDT
I have a full size Colt - series 80. It functions perfectly. My beef with Colts, including my own is that they don't bother to ease the sharp edges on their slides. You can use Colt slides as box cutters.

Meanwhile Kimber offers CDP pistols with the 'melted' edges that make the gun a great carry weapon.
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 10:56:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Boland:

Originally Posted By Derek45:
Kimber or Springfield Armory


Actually, per the 1911 forums - the series II small Kimbers are suffering from major and potentially dangerous QC issues.

I was interested in picking up a CDP compact - I think I will wait a year for them to work out the kinks.
Link Posted: 1/14/2002 11:07:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SkaerE:
is it better than it used to be? thanks

It's like it always was: hit or miss.
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