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Posted: 9/26/2005 3:59:32 PM EDT
I have a line on a new Colt Gold Cup but would like the hive mind/opinion on how it matches up with a Springfield Rod Lathan. I want to target shoot and someday do Bullseye and other competions. Appreciate your input.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:02:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARSTAF:
I have a line on a new Colt Gold Cup but would like the hive mind/opinion on how it matches up with a Springfield Rod Lathan. I want to target shoot and someday do Bullseye and other competions. Appreciate your input.



Friends do NOT let friends buy Springfield Armory...buy the Colt!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:03:33 PM EDT
Kimber!


Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:03:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 4:05:56 PM EDT by Yankee1911]
Do you mean Rob Leatham?

Anyway, I'd go for the Colt.
I'm not a Colt fanboy, but I think the Gold Cup would be a better base gun.

JMHO.

Edit: I misspelled his damn name, too.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:11:57 PM EDT
Robbie's the greatest shooter in our lifetime-with an auto-but you can't go wrong with a Gold Cup or any high-quality .45.

They're the greatest fighting handguns, IMO, and that's what I trust with me.

HH
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:21:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARSTAF:
I have a line on a new Colt Gold Cup but would like the hive mind/opinion on how it matches up with a Springfield Rod Lathan. I want to target shoot and someday do Bullseye and other competions. Appreciate your input.



No, you are confused. Rob Leatham is the world class pistolero while Rod Lathan is a washed up Estonian porn star.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:22:00 PM EDT
If you are really serious about Bullseye, get a good aftermarket frame and have someone like Jim

Rose in Jax. Fl or Norwood from the AMU build it right . It probably won't cost any more and

probably less than a fancy Kimber or Springfield.


YMMV
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 1:37:06 AM EDT
Thanks guys. I guess I will go for it at $1040.00 NIB. I shot a Kimber and it was almost as nice and the Springfield has such a nice feel too. Have heard Springfield can be a problem. Lastly, had a look at a Sig X5 but the guy would not let anybody near it much less shoot it. He had real good groups with it.

Hey Roland_O_Gilead - I did not know the washed up pron star from Estonia was a world champion shooter? The things you learn at this web site are amazing. Now next week I will get LASIK, (SP) turn in the seeing eye dog, and then be good to go. What a plan. See you all at the range. LOL.

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:28:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By ARSTAF:
I have a line on a new Colt Gold Cup but would like the hive mind/opinion on how it matches up with a Springfield Rod Lathan. I want to target shoot and someday do Bullseye and other competions. Appreciate your input.



Friends do NOT let friends buy Springfield Armory...buy the Colt!!!!!



I have to agree.
I'm neither a booster for Colt's nor a basher of Springfield, But it happens that I own a Colt Gold Cup and one of the early Springfield "Loaded" models.
The Springfield has been a gold mine of problems and after two trips back to the factory I "think" it's running right. I keep this pistol because although I may be insane, I like it.
I like my Colt Gold Cup, too. The thing to keep in mind with the Colt is that if a Colt ever needs any work, one then owns a "custom Colt"; at least in the minds of some. My Springfield at this point is just a used gun.
Whatever; I like them both.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:29:04 AM EDT
Neither, spend a couple hundred more and get a Les Baer Premier II for @ $1,300, or a Rock River. The difference in price will be more than worth it in quality. I love Colts also, I just received a new manufacture series 70 stainless as a base gun. But the quality of the trigger and the finish leave a lot to be desired straight out of the box.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:29:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARSTAF:
I want to target shoot and someday do Bullseye and other competions.



Why don't you check this site out for a while before spending a bunch of money on something that may not be the best bang for the buck -- no pun intended. I'd love to shoot some service pistol matches, but the stainless enhanced Gold Cup that I bought years ago isn't legal and even if it was apparently most pistol 'smiths hate working with stainless pistols so I wouldn't be able to get it tightened up enough to make it competitive at 50yds anyway...
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 9:48:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gigmike:
Neither, spend a couple hundred more and get a Les Baer Premier II for @ $1,300, or a Rock River. The difference in price will be more than worth it in quality. I love Colts also, I just received a new manufacture series 70 stainless as a base gun. But the quality of the trigger and the finish leave a lot to be desired straight out of the box.[/quot


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This man knows what he it talking about It would be smart to fallow his advice.
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