Used Price: $1,663.57
New Price: $1,029.15
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50 to 60s commercial look. definitely different. only one mag. colt is cheaping out again. every other colt 1911 I have bought from them come with two mags except during panic buying back in 2013. otherwise nice gun. investing in colts before they go out of business. buds experience was good. 10 days from ordering to ffl inTexas. got colt when website updated 739 dollar price as it was 871 dollars day before. thanks buds for another great deal. ...more
This could be a long review. Overall I'm satisfied, Colt did a good job. ALMOST perfect!! Parts fitment and finish is good. I regret the bluing isn't polished as on the early series70 repro gov't model. But I knew going in that it wasn't. It is well finished and I have other shiny models. rnrn The slide ejection port is sort of similar to the O1991A1, that is to say, lowered with a small live shell relief. Really wish Colt had used the high wall port of the serie70 repro. rnrn Left side roll marks, the big deal on this 1911C gov't model, are quite nice and do, indeed, look like pre70 commercial models. However, the right side is simply gov't model. Didn't expect the address to be moved to the slide. So be it.rnrn Had they used the existing 70repro pistol , added the new roll mark, it would've been more accurate.rn ( considering it was never a series70 repro in the first place) But I'm splitting hairs now. It does ship with the flat Delrin MSH. I installed an original colt 70 series arched MSH and it looks like it belongs there. I hear the Ed Brown arch unit installs without issue. Comes standard with 1 colt marked 7 round mag. rnrn I'm satisfied and happy to have it. Just wish it was a "real" commercial reproduction. Good price and shipping from BGS. ...more
Purchased on 08/12 received at my local FFL on 08/19. Process for shipping and delivery was as described. Gun arrived in condition described and was new in box. This particular firearm is excellent. The fit and finish are excellent. The gun fired over 100 rounds today through 11 different magazines flawlessly. Ran light for caliber loads flawlessly but seriously unexpected part was the accuracy. 8 holes touching one another offhand at 15 yards. The slim grips and short trigger take some time to get used to for bigger hand but the gun carries very nice IWB. It’s just nice. If you want a safe gun to show off by cabot’s take on classic government model. If you want a gun to carry everyday and do it’s job buy a colt. This is my second one and both have outperformed my DW and SA. LOVE THIS MODEL. ...more
I recently purchased this exact model from Buds. The actual weapon is as pretty in real life as it is in the picture. I fired 200 rounds of 230 grain full metal jacket, plus 50 rounds of 185 grain packeted semi wadcutters. Zero malfunctions of any kind. Accuracy was fine at 7 yards. Measured trigger pull out of the box was 5 1/2 pounds. This is a series 80 pistol. Perfect for a carry gun. The gun came with a long guide rod and single recoil spring. Sites are fixed, three-dot Novak’s and are just as cramped as all the other Novak sights. The gun came in a nice hard plastic case, with two 8 round, flush fit Colt magazines. The feed lips on the mags are the parallel Wadcutter style. The trigger is a typical, long, three-hole setup. Not my favorite but most people do prefer that style. Recoil was fine, a bit more than the 6-ounce heavier all steel model. Movement of the slide on the aluminum is not as smooth as the steel frame guns. My only nits to pick—besides the cramped sights and long guide rod, is that the thumb safety is hard to put on. If it doesn’t shoot in, I may need to detail strip the weapon and wave a file over that thumb safety. Overall, I gotta tell ya, this lightweight gun with the target wadcutter is just a joy to shoot! If you carry more than you shoot, this Talo Colt LW Government model is a great choice, and an excellent value. I give it 5 stars. ...more