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Old 12-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #11
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I have purchased a Colt LWC and a Gold Cup Match and the rest of my pistols are being neglected.

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IMO, you will never go wrong in buying a Colt 1911.

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Old 12-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #13
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I picked up a colt xse last year and have put a few thousand rounds in it. It goes bang every single time. Never had a single hiccup.

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My only thoughts are where can I actually find one for sale. I see Colt 1911's in gun stores about as often as I see Bigfoot.
I think that speaks to their quality. People buy them fast and hold onto them, maybe?
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My one LGS has Colt's from time to time. I have never seen a used one there though.

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Bought mine new at gunsamerica.com from a dealer. NIB. Pristine condition when I picked it up.

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My one LGS has Colt's from time to time. I have never seen a used one there though.
I see used Colts for sale all the time in Indiana. It varies among dealers, and possibly state to state due to restrictions.
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You're lucky. In CA for example you can only buys hand gun on the DOJ approved list. Take a look at it sometime and see how few there are. Then think of how many people want to buy one. Makes finding what you want very tough. For example, the Colt Commander LW xse isn't on the list. None of the Ruger 1911s are on the list. No Glock Gen 4s are on the list.

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You're lucky. In CA for example you can only buys hand gun on the DOJ approved list. Take a look at it sometime and see how few there are. Then think of how many people want to buy one. Makes finding what you want very tough. For example, the Colt Commander LW xse isn't on the list. None of the Ruger 1911s are on the list. No Glock Gen 4s are on the list.
Did a couple of years in Purgatory, er CA, in the early 90's, not the place for me.
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my LGS usually stocks a decent assortment of various 1911's, and will have the occasional Colt 1911 for sale, usually used and usually sold fairly quickly.

just last year, i saw a really nice used Colt Commander in excellent condition for $900 and went back the following weekend to purchase it, only to find out it had sold a couple of days prior. i instead ended up buying my Remington R1 Enhanced.

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