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Old 04-03-2013, 06:23 AM   #1
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I'm throwing around the idea of buying a new colt in a few months but I'm not sure which model to go with, looking for suggestions on what you guys would do.

I want something with modern sights (like the Novaks), and a skeletonized hammer and trigger. Nothing over the top, just modernized. I'm also about 90% sure that I want stainless and fairly certain that I want the full size 'government' style, but both could change depending on model and price point I'd imagine.
Something to be proud of, good quality at an affordable price ($1200 or less). Reliability is a concern so I don't need a match gun and also probably couldn't afford one anyway.

I'm thinking that the gun will be more or less a safe queen and the occasional shooter, but it may end up being an SD or HD gun at some point... So, what do y'all suggest?

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I'm throwing around the idea of buying a new colt in a few months but I'm not sure which model to go with, looking for suggestions on what you guys would do.

I want something with modern sights (like the Novaks), and a skeletonized hammer and trigger. Nothing over the top, just modernized. I'm also about 90% sure that I want stainless and fairly certain that I want the full size 'government' style, but both could change depending on model and price point I'd imagine.
Something to be proud of, good quality at an affordable price ($1200 or less). Reliability is a concern so I don't need a match gun and also probably couldn't afford one anyway.

I'm thinking that the gun will be more or less a safe queen and the occasional shooter, but it may end up being an SD or HD gun at some point... So, what do y'all suggest?
here's a few suggestions for you. the prices are MSRP, so pricing might be different locally.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O1070XSE
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O1880XSE
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O5070X
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O8011XSE

see if any of these might suit your wants and needs. even at MSRP, they fall within your budget. hope this helps.
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here's a few suggestions for you. the prices are MSRP, so pricing might be different locally.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O1070XSE
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O1880XSE
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O5070X
http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O8011XSE

see if any of these might suit your wants and needs. even at MSRP, they fall within your budget. hope this helps.
Sure does!

I had no idea that the Gold Cup was priced that closely to the other models. I was thinking $1500+
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Sure does!

I had no idea that the Gold Cup was priced that closely to the other models. I was thinking $1500+
i was thinking they were higher as well. that two tone is the one that really appeals to me though!

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O8011XSE
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Sputnik, I bought a Colt Gold Cup over 40 years ago. Depending on my needs over the years, it like me went thru many changes. The old gun has been an IPSC gun a Bulls eye shooter finished off a few elk and moose. It has been a personal protection gun and a pleasure to own. We are still good friends after all these years.

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i was thinking they were higher as well. that two tone is the one that really appeals to me though!

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=O8011XSE
I'm drooling over all four
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Colt website has the 2013 colored catalog for download. They also have price list for download. It was updated yesterday. I am trying to get an AR shipped over here.

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Colt website has the 2013 colored catalog for download. They also have price list for download. It was updated yesterday. I am trying to get an AR shipped over here.
I didn't notice the price list, thanks
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www.1911forum.com has been a great resource for me. After looking for a bit, I decided on buying an older Colt 1911 but there were many suggestions for the new series 70 (it would need a few upgrades in your case). I'd take a look at the series 70, shoot it a bit and then have it upgraded. If you don't want to do any upgrades, the XSE fits the bill.

Frequently there are a few Gold Cups on gunbroker.com as well:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=335296862
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I own a SS Gold Cup Trophy and, personally, couldn't be happier with it. First time I shot it I hit dead center over & over...felt like I'd been shooting it all my life. Only downside is that it is, of course, full size so it definitely doesn't replace my Ruger SR9c as a CCW...but that doesn't even remotely damper the joy I get shooting my GCT

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