Reviewed By: John G on 07/06/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Purchased mine on Buds lay a way, glad I did. Made payments easy.
Colt make great weapons. Their price point is above all the other 1911s mostly other than maybe Sig and the custom shops. With so many lower cost clones out there eating up the 1911 market I can see how Colt mismanaged their way into bankruptcy (I know POTUS canceled contracts too). That may have been the case but praise to the men and women in the shop that make the products.
My fingers are not a fan of the full length guide rod as far as field stripping goes, but I use the lip of the magazine to hold the cap down to work the busing so that is a non issue.
So how does it shoot? Wonderful, crisp trigger, easy to work the slide with my old hands. It hung up three times in the first day out. FTE, after that not a single failure. Yes I did clean it before I shot it the first time, it just needed to break in I'm guessing.
Thought long and hard about SS or Blue, I have my father's 1969 1911 and it finish is wonderful. This SS is a bit of a mat one, and I like that better than high gloss. The Ambi Safety is nice too, my grandson is left handed (4 yrs old) I'm certain he will appreciate Pappy's 1911 with an Ambi safety some day in the future.
Overall, a worthwhile investment.
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