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Old 12-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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These were announced in 2011 and it seems that just now they are turning up in shops. Saw my first one, liked it and bought it. My love affair with the 1911 started some 50 years ago and I've always liked the idea of a double action 1911. The Seecamp conversion was the first practical example followed by the Double Eagle. This one has a lightweight alloy frame and feels great in hand. The trigger and hammer looks a little like Paras LDA but unlike the Para the Colt has repeat strike capability. This pistol is a great option for those who feel uncomfortable carrying a 1911 cocked and locked. Colt also has a New Agent DAO.



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Old 12-22-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
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I like the thought of a double action 1911 . But I know they are hard to find at any of my LGS. So I will stick with my 1911.
You are a lucky man to have found one it looks very nice .
You need to tell us how it shoots. What the trigger pull like ?



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The trigger is very smooth with a crisp let off, heavier than Paras LDA and kind of like a Ruger LCR. The pistol has very smooth lines and is the nicest feeling Government Model I've owned. Colt can't keep up with demand for their traditional 1911 variants so I was glad they produced a run of these this year. Now I just need some warmer weather so I can have a range day with it.

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It does look like a "Bull" that has been dehorned. The facts are the cocked and locked 1911 is faster with a single action "Let Off".

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It does look like a "Bull" that has been dehorned. The facts are the cocked and locked 1911 is faster with a single action "Let Off".
Also a lot more dangerous.
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Nice Colt!

I would hang on to that Double Action Colt,from what i've been hearing Colt will not continue to produce the double action 1911s. Which should raise the collectable value of the DA Colt.

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Handguns are SOOO! dangerous. I think Sarah Brady has an organization that supports that view.

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By dangerous I was referring to carrying cocked and locked. When I was a young police officer our standard service weapon was a revolver but the department allowed semi autos as secondaries. A lot of us carried 1911s and some officers like myself trained constantly with them. But due to several NDs, a couple with tragic results, the department finally prohibited single action semi auto pistols. I and a few others sent our Colts to Seecamp for their double action conversion.
Imagine if you will searching a dark building with a cocked 1911, a trip, nudge or just being startled is all it takes. When my department went to SA/DA semi autos the accidents stopped so like it or not they are inherently safer.
I too heard that Colt was going to stop production of these double action 1911s, so it will be interesting to see if they're in next years catalogue. If they do I may just keep this one in unfired condition.



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