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shannon 03-04-2009 08:02 PM

Colt Double Eagle Officer`s Model
Ok, here we go again..This is a good one. I just bought a Colt Double Eagle Lightweight Officer`s Model .45 ACP. It was a little dirty, the guy I bought it from never cleaned it. I bought it for $ 400.00. I got home and stripped it down, cleaned and lubed it. This gun was so much smoother after I got it home and cleaned it. I could not wait to get to the range. I have alot of 1911 magazines, The Double Eagle .45 takes regular 1911 magazines. I grabbed 2 Kimber factory mags and 2 Mec-Gar mags. This gun shot very good ! The recoil on the lightweight is a little harsh, but I am a recoil junky! The gun shot very good, I was impressed. No jams or burps. I was shooting my Hornady 230 Grn. FMJ reloads. My Colt`s never mess up with my reloads. I was hitting my target, I was hitting everything I was aiming at 10 - 25 yards, impressive for a 3 1/2'' barrel. This gun was not shot much at all, it sat in his safe for years. This is my favorite gun now, ''not including my duty gun''. I have read alot about the Colt Double Eagles, I guess I got a good one, this pistol sounds and feels good in my hands, and when I shoot it. It feels like a Sig P228. I think they fit the same holsters too. I know the full size Double Eagles take the same holster as the Smith and Wesson 4506. After I returned home with a smile on my face, I got on the internet and found this specific gun going for $800 - $1250 on some auctions because they are rare. Very impressed with my new toy!!!! :D

propex 03-05-2009 06:46 PM

Congrats on you new gun. Sounds wonderful

SGT-MILLER 03-05-2009 07:02 PM

Congrats. Keep it maintained, and never sell it.

shannon 03-05-2009 08:42 PM

Oh, it`s a keeper, I am not selling it. Matter of fact, I got my bluing vat out right now, I am rebluing it..looks even better. :p

WDB 03-06-2009 02:49 AM

A truly good buy but rebluing it my lower the value inless it is in truly poor condition already. I'd hgold off on refinish unless it is simply too ugly, it might look better but will drop the resale price for collectors and collectors is why the price is where it's at.

shannon 03-06-2009 10:00 AM

The blue was wore off some on the side that it was laying on for quiet a few years. It looks alot better than it did when I got it. I know what you are saying, I don`t intend to sell it. It all looks factory finish.

shannon 03-08-2009 03:48 AM

This makes me want a full size Double Eagle in .45 ACP.... I might try it if I have the extra funds this month. I will keep you posted.:p

tap2 06-03-2010 08:02 AM

I've been carrying my Double Eagle Officer's Model Light Weight for over twenty years.

At the time I bought it, there were not a whole lot of options for a small, light double action 45. Per my department's policy, it had to be double action if I was to carry it as a back up.

All my old 1911 mags fit. Sig 228 hosters fit. It's small. It's light. It's accurate. IT DOES NOT JAM!

I thought it might be a 'shoot little-carry much' gun. Carry much indeed. All the time while on duty as a back up. All the time off duty.

I heard a lot of nasty talk about the Double Eagles. My experience is quite the opposite. I have fired it *when it counts* - repeatedly. I have counted on it and it has never failed me.

About the only thing I could ask for would be a higher capacity magazine. Paraordanance is *almost* there but, a safety on a double action only gun?...

Find one - grab it!

hunterdarb 06-24-2011 02:30 AM

Full Size
I found a full size, stainless, Double Eagle at an Estate Auction about 8 years ago. It was new in the box, had never been shot. Now after several thousand rounds, I can say its an awesome gun. I have a Colt Gold Cup National Match, Mark IV Series 70, 1911 and its amazing how little difference there is in the feel of the two. The Double Eagle is much less picky on ammo. Mine eats anything I feed it, 185, 200, 230 grains, fmj or hp doesn't matter, it eats 'em all.
Congrats on your find. You'll love it for a long time to come.

danf_fl 06-24-2011 09:20 AM

Dern, I was hoping for a couple of pics :(

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