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Old 02-04-2013, 03:01 AM   #11
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I'm of two minds on this one.

I'd go with the Colt but never heard a bad word on the TRP.

It's your cash.
I agree. Handle both and decide which you like more.
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And what's the deal with the two piece guide rod nobody likes? What's so bad about it?
the 2 piece guide rods tend to loosen up once in a while. my personal preference is the one piece.
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I'm of two minds on this one.

I'd go with the Colt but never heard a bad word on the TRP.

It's your cash.
Gold cup or xse?
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The two piece guide rod isn't a big deal. I have one on my Trophy Match (the TRPs non-tactical cousin) it's not a problem. I have several of the allen wrenches. I keep on in the range bag an another in the Cleaning gear. If one were to decide they hate it, a one piece replacement can't be a big deal.
As to whether it's worth it? Only you can answer that for sure. If you do buy it, I doubt you will have any complaints, beyond price.

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TRP Operators with bull barrels do not have two piece guide rods. They have a FLGR. The FLGR can be replaced with a Dawson Precision Tool less Guide Rod or you can get a closed reverse plug from 10-8 Performance for use with a GI rod.

The TRP Operators are going for a premium right now on GB. There are two full rails on there right now with bids over $2400. The 3/4 rails seem to be going between $1500-$1700.

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Gold cup or xse?
Depends on what you want to do with the piece.

Target/competition = GC

Utility gun = XSE
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Depends on what you want to do with the piece.

Target/competition = GC

Utility gun = XSE
10-4. It will be utility.
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Depends on what you want to do with the piece.

Target/competition = GC

Utility gun = XSE
How does the xse stack up against the combat elite?
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How does the xse stack up against the combat elite?
I'd say they are essentially the same gun. Just a different color scheme.
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How does the xse stack up against the combat elite?
Basically the same except the CE has the National Match Barrel.

The XSE has the Extended Ambidextrous thumb safety and the CE has a Extended Single Side. (For carry I dislike both.)

Both have a FLGR. (I dislike and find this stupid. Please forgive Colt Mr. JMB.)

If you go by the model number (O8011XSE) it is an XSE.

  • O8011XSE - Suggested Retail: $1,318.32 < The CE is a bargain if you can find one!
  • O1070XSE - Suggested Retail: $1,305.45
  • O1980XSE - Suggested Retail: $1,305.45
  • O1880XSE - Suggested Retail: $1,305.45

If you can find one get the CE.
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