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Old 09-25-2011, 12:59 PM   #11
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My vote goes to S&W. Having guns of each, I find any of my S&W 1911 guns out shoot and out perform any of my Colts. I still like Colts and would buy others if I find them at a reasonable price but S&W in the last few years has stepped up to the plate far better than has Colt.

In Colt's favor, they hold their value better but I feel that to be due to name recognition rather than quality or performance.

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Not even close in my book. COLT GOLD CUP all the way. Right out of the box performance. Its Colts first, then my kimbers and then my sigs as far as 1911's. They are all great shooters and have NEVER had a failure in ANY of the three mentioned. But my Colts have always been my main carry pistols. I do carry the others to change it up a bit. But if i had to choose one to trust my life to everyday then COLT it is.

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Wow it seems to be overwhelming support for the Colt. The biggest thing I like about the S&W over the Colt is simple looks, and the sights look to be more snag resistant.

I like what Canebrake said as far as S&W and Colt. I've already got a S&W wheel gun, and love it.

Last night I thought about the history of Colt, and I seem to be swinging that way. It will probably end up being a last minute final decision though. (if it happened today the decision will likely be Colt)

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The sights on the Gold Cup are designed for shooting targets. If you want to carry the GC, put some BoMar sights on it.

But get the Colt. No comparison.

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I would be carrying it, but I think I would keep the sights as it would be shot more for fun and practice on the range. I haven't had to use a gun since active duty, except for a raccoon. I think practice, proper carry position/equipment, and proper clothing would cut down enough on the snag risk.

Someone correct me if I'm thinking wrong.

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I would be carrying it, but I think I would keep the sights as it would be shot more for fun and practice on the range. I haven't had to use a gun since active duty, except for a raccoon. I think practice, proper carry position/equipment, and proper clothing would cut down enough on the snag risk.

Someone correct me if I'm thinking wrong.
At least round off the corners of the GC sights.
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At least round off the corners of the GC sights.
Good idea. It would probably take some getting used to the sight picture though.
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OK, I have to ask.

Those here favoring the Colt. Have you shot a S&W 1911 made in the last five years? If so, did you fire it more than once?

I would have answered Colt myself if we were talking about S&W of years ago. Today, S&W has them beat. The newer Colts especially have gone down hill. I hate to say it but I think Colt will shut down in the next few years. They are no longer making revolvers and their handgun production is dropping.

Before suggesting one over another, try owning both and then firing each long enough to get the feel of both guns.

I fired about 40 rounds through a friends new S&W 1911 the first of last year. The next day I ordered me one. Since then I have bought another new and one used from a friend that needed money badly. The S&W 1911 is not the same gun it was when it went into production.

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OK, I have to ask.

Those here favoring the Colt. Have you shot a S&W 1911 made in the last five years? If so, did you fire it more than once?

I would have answered Colt myself if we were talking about S&W of years ago. Today, S&W has them beat. The newer Colts especially have gone down hill. I hate to say it but I think Colt will shut down in the next few years. They are no longer making revolvers and their handgun production is dropping.

Before suggesting one over another, try owning both and then firing each long enough to get the feel of both guns.

I fired about 40 rounds through a friends new S&W 1911 the first of last year. The next day I ordered me one. Since then I have bought another new and one used from a friend that needed money badly. The S&W 1911 is not the same gun it was when it went into production.
I will NOT try owning both! Don't have that much money ! And Colt does still make SAA, anniversary revolvers, and commemorative according to their website.
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I feel that shooting and trying both is important though, but unfortunately funds and availability prevent this.

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