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Old 12-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #31
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I got my Colt LWC. I haven't shot it yet but am disappointed on the trigger. The trigger bow is very loose in the raceway. It has about 1 1/2 mm vertical slop, 1 mm+ side to side, and about 1 mm+ forward and aft before engaging the action . My LGS says to put a couple hundred rounds thru it to see if anything changes before sending it to Colt or a gunsmith. The slide and barrel are tight and smooth. Oh, the trigger is also gritty.

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I got my Colt LWC. I haven't shot it yet but am disappointed on the trigger. The trigger bow is very loose in the raceway. It has about 1 1/2 mm vertical slop, 1 mm+ side to side, and about 1 mm+ forward and aft before engaging the action . My LGS says to put a couple hundred rounds thru it to see if anything changes before sending it to Colt or a gunsmith. The slide and barrel are tight and smooth. Oh, the trigger is also gritty.
I saw a colt do that too when we had a customer special order it. That left a bad taste in MY mouth, because ive never seen that from a kimber or springfield. I dont think ill be buying from colt any time soon.
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I have 2 Kimbers and a Les Baer and no comparison. I got it thru Gunbroker.com.

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I have 2 Kimbers and a Les Baer and no comparison. I got it thru Gunbroker.com.
Have you tried Colt, you are right that there is no comparison because Colt is just that much better.
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Read my post above!!!!!!!

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Random question, but this seemed like a good place to put it... While perusing New Agent & Defender model Colts I stumbled across the below. Had never heard of Travis Straham or his accu-lock system, so did a little research. I now know the design is to improve accuracy, but on a sightless (kind of) gun, how much would this modification help?

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Might make it more accurate but you won't be able to take advantage of it IMO. Seems silly to me to do that on that gun, but each to his own.

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Colt is the standard to which every builder or maker of a 1911 copy uses as the benchmark to define their quality. Colt is the original. eveything else, no matter how well made is still a copy, pure and simple.
I'm glad my 1911 manufacturer doesn't use Colt as a benchmark for quality, as my 1911s are head and shoulders above Colt in quality.
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I got my Colt LWC. I haven't shot it yet but am disappointed on the trigger. The trigger bow is very loose in the raceway. It has about 1 1/2 mm vertical slop, 1 mm+ side to side, and about 1 mm+ forward and aft before engaging the action . My LGS says to put a couple hundred rounds thru it to see if anything changes before sending it to Colt or a gunsmith. The slide and barrel are tight and smooth. Oh, the trigger is also gritty.

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I'm glad my 1911 manufacturer doesn't use Colt as a benchmark for quality, as my 1911s are head and shoulders above Colt in quality.
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Probably a dumb question, but I was looking at replacing my Defender Mainspring Housing with one from Wilson and I saw they had a Round Butt Compact option instead of just the regular. Would this fit the Defender without any machining?

Also, anyone with a Defender have an issue with it shooting low? I'm assuming it's my subpar shooting ability, but it seemed really low.

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