2 months to the day later

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by 97cobra, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    My Gold Cup finally came in!!!



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    I only had time to shoot 100 rounds at the gun club before they cut me off.

    Shot from about 30 feet and made a big hole in the target in the picture.

    Not all 100 through that target though.
     
  2. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I'd say that's P.O.B.G

    Nice gun!

    Tack
     

  3. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    Thank you. Couldn't be happier with my first 1911.
     
  4. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    My new favorite gun. I now can say I understand 1911itis
     
  5. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I cannot get the recoil spring out of the gun for some reason. It slides a good ways out then seems to get hung up. Any suggestions?
     
  6. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    Maybe one of the spring coils is getting caught by the barrel bushing, make sure you turn it out of the way.
     
  7. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    I have it turned all the way out of the way but it still won't come out.
     
  8. progolfer_iii

    progolfer_iii New Member

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    It's probably just stuck on the guide rod, take the slide off and look.
     
  9. Durangokid

    Durangokid New Member

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    It is stuck on the spring guide. Just remove the barrel bushing and then the slide. You will be able to then remove the recoil spring.:)
     
  10. canebrake

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    The spring is closed on one end. It's the end you put on the the guide rod.

    The open end goes into the spring plug.

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  11. smoooth308

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    Congrats on a beautiful gun man. Can't wait to get one of those for my collection. Currently saving for a nighthawk custom but due to funds it's gonna be awhile.....
     
  12. 97cobra

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    Should I just hold the spring down and take the barrel bushing right off?

    I can't get the spring to come out of the gun.

    Thanks. I love it so far.
     
  13. canebrake

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by canebrake
    The spring is closed on one end. It's the end you put on the the guide rod.

    The open end goes into the spring plug.

    Do NOT pull the spring out of the gun. The spring will stretch and change it's function.

    Pull the slide stop out and remove the slide. Then remove the spring from the rear while still attached to the guide rod.

    Pinch the spring at the guide rod end and pull it off.

    If you need more info, PM me and I'd be glad to help.

    That is a great Colt and I want your experience with it to be a positive one!
     
  14. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    So far it has been great. I'm going to try when I get home. If I have any trouble I will ask. Thanks
     
  15. nickel1911

    nickel1911 New Member

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    Very nice gun! Congrats! Enjoy
     
  16. 97cobra

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    I got it apart and put it through the "break in" period that you had sent me. Worked flawlessly. Got it all cleaned up like new again.

    Thank you. So far it's functioned how I would expect it to.
     
  17. canebrake

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    Glad to hear it.

    Enjoy your gun and NEVER hesitate to ask questions!
     
  18. Gonzilla

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    Congrats on sweet piece ! I couldn't decide between Gold Cup & Combat Elite. I went w Combat Elite and have always wondered if I made the right call.

    Although, when Arnold used my gun in Terminator II, it did make me feel a lot better...:D
     
  19. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    How do you like the combat elite?
     
  20. Gonzilla

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    Combat Elite

    Love it but I have dropped a lot of $$ into it. Tungsten one piece guide rod, custom fitted bushing, extended safety & slide release, adj sights which I foolishly did not build into the slide but I love the sight picture. New trigger...

    I used to compete in IPSC but had to avoid the unlimited class. I went w the best base model and then built it up as my wallet w allow. Yes, it did save me some money but my lessons learned, "Buy it the way you want it, right out of the box."

    I do love my Colts but STI has impressed the hell out of me at the ranges I've been to. Fit & finish on the Colt is excellent. Sandblasted top w highly polished sides is a great contrast.

    Bottom line: $600 NIB in 1988 and I've put another $400 into it. Wish it came w Beavertail. Shipping & handling for overnight is $65 each way and that has been killing me since my gunsmith retired.