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Old 09-01-2011, 04:42 AM   #1
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Default Range Report: Colt Gold Cup Trophy

I got to shoot the Gold Cup today. I did and head to head with my Kimber TLE II.

Range Report: Colt Gold Cup Trophy - Range Report
Range Report: Colt Gold Cup Trophy - Range Report

Impressions: I always hated that my Kimber "seemed" more accurate than my Colt Combat Elite. Well, the Kimber is not as accurate as this Gold Cup. I love this thing! Also for some reason the felt recoil is lower with the Gold Cup than the Kimber and not just a little either. The felt recoil felt significantly heaver with the Kimber. I think the Gold Cup's spring might be heavier than 16 lbs. I fired 300 Magtech 230 grain FMJ in the Gold Cup and about 150 of the same in the Kimber. I also fired 3 magazines of Hornady TAP+P 230 grain XTP in each gun.

Nothing jammed.

Also the Gold Cup seemed faster to fire two and three round bursts. I think the reduced recoil was the factor. Super happy with this gun!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately, I forgot my camera so no videos.

but I brought targets home.

Gold Cup at 14 yards:

Range Report: Colt Gold Cup Trophy - Range Report

Kimber at 14 yards:

Range Report: Colt Gold Cup Trophy - Range Report

The only 357 magnum to me is the Ruger Security Six!!

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Old 09-01-2011, 04:51 AM   #2
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There's just something about a Au Cup!

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Nice shooting!! Thanks for sharing your photos and that's one good looking gun.
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Both pistols did the job, but the GC just looks cooler.
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It's a Colt. What more more can I say ?
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very sweet shooting nothing like a real colt
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