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Posted: 8/1/2002 5:09:48 PM EDT
Anybody own one? Pros, cons.. How do they compare to other 1911 models?
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 7:55:49 PM EDT
Steyr, I am confused (been drinking) you want a Colt 1991 worked over by Colt's Custom Shop ? Or your looking at using a 1991 as a base gun for a project ? Colt's QC has done a 180 is the last few years... They even top Kimber and Springfield as a base gun from the top of the line 'smith I know. I had my carry gun built on a Colt Seris-80 Enhanced, only because I got a deal on the pistol... This thing was crap when it showed up, it was awful... The only thing my gun still has that is Colt are the slide and frame. However, I was super impressed with Colt's offerings at the '02 SHOT Show and many 'smiths have said the new offerings are great, their #1 choice.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 8:09:12 PM EDT
[img]http://members.aol.com/rllyvncnt/1911.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.bermuda-online.org/carriage.jpg[/img] . . . . . . [img]http://home.earthlink.net/~gnappi/images/g20.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.customleasequote.com/imagetp/cars/Ferrari.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 8:11:40 PM EDT
Colt Custom Shop 1991 with Videki trigger, parked and rosewood grips.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 8:19:37 PM EDT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Now that's funny!^^^^^^^^^^^
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 5:02:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2002 5:05:24 AM EDT by AcidGambit]
Haven't ever seen any of their work... I suppose it would depend on price. If it's the same cost as a Baer, I'd rather have a Baer. I suspect they would turn out a quality product. Companies turn out quality products, but when it comes to custom stuff... I'd tend to stick with a place that has built a solid reputation like Novak's or Jim Garthwaite. Has it had anything else done to it ? I can change a trigger and stocks.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 5:13:17 AM EDT
Are you thinking about a full custom or semi custom... I like Ed Browns "Cobra" series for a semi custom and for full... I am planning on a Caspian frame and slide ..without sight cuts and sending it off to Ted Yost.. Ted was the honcho smith at Gunsight for many years and is a lead instructor at Yapi (sp?) School Of Trades in Az Here is a nice colt he reworked [img]http://www.tedyostguns.com/images/1911-1.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.tedyostguns.com/1911.htm[/url] Give him a call or email...he did a Hi Power for me..that is just about perfect he was great to deal with..very knowledgeable and honest..anwers emails promptly..and will help you design just what you want..
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 5:51:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By McUZI: [img]http://members.aol.com/rllyvncnt/1911.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.bermuda-online.org/carriage.jpg[/img] . . . . . . [img]http://home.earthlink.net/~gnappi/images/g20.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.customleasequote.com/imagetp/cars/Ferrari.jpg[/img]
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Now that's appropriate. That old pair of horses will get you there everytime. The fancy car will probably spend most of its time in the garage being worked on. [:D]
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:55:18 AM EDT
Basically a Colt 1991 with new trigger and fancy grips. I've only ever owned 1911s, never a 1991.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 8:52:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 9:26:38 AM EDT
Unless things have changed, the 1991 has a firing pin safety linked to the trigger. A lot of folks don’t like that because of the effect the safety has on the trigger pull. FWIW
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 9:32:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 199: Unless things have changed, the 1991 has a firing pin safety linked to the trigger. A lot of folks don’t like that because of the effect the safety has on the trigger pull. FWIW
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All I needed to know. Thanks you.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 9:42:43 AM EDT
I handled a couple of the mil-spec 1991s. The slide to frame fit is pretty good, but the triggers are damn awful. A Custom Shop one may be better, but you may want to consider a Series I Kimber or a decent Springfield as your base platform to build on.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 1:05:46 PM EDT
Les Baer, Ed Brown, Rock River Arms 1911...if the price of your "custom" Colt 1991 is anywhere near one these, don't waste your money on the Colt. RRA will be the cheapest of the three, and it's a toss up between Les Baer and Ed Brown depending on the dealer you purchase from.
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