Colt 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Ambrola, May 26, 2011.

  1. Ambrola

    Ambrola New Member

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    Where can a guy buy a new Colt? All the vendors seem to be out of stock.
     
  2. JonM

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    my local gun dealer from whom i buy most of my firearms from kept bugging his connections for 6 months till he got a brand spanking new colt series 70 for me. its one of the side benefits of not buying from big box stores and online dealers :)

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  3. Olympus

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    Might be better posted in the 1911 section.

    If you have a local shop, they can almost always order whatever you want from one of their vendors. Most will charge a percentage, some will charge a flat rate. My experience is that my local shops want to make a lot of money for as little effort is possible. They charge $50 just for an FFL transfer fee and will gouge you on price to order a gun. Not saying they all do this, but all of them in my area sure do! The way I bypass this is by checking the pawn shops that have their firearm licenses. Most don't keep a lot of overheard and they use the same wholesalers as the gun shops. I've found several pawn shops that will order whatever you want you pay their wholesale cost plus an additional $20 to $25. That's why I hardly ever shop at my local gun shops. That, and they all talk out their @$$ and think they know everything about the history of every single gun ever made.

    If no luck through those avenues, I would suggest creating an account at Bud's Gun Shop online. Find the gun you want and see if they have it in stock. If not, add it to your "wish list" and you will get an email the instant they get the gun in stock and you can go run and order the gun. My experience is that Bud's is pretty competitive on their pricing.
     
  4. CA357

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    Thread moved to the 1911 forum. :cool:
     
  5. Ambrola

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    Sorry for posting in the wrong place. I looked at the site mentioned yesterday. I am still undecided whether to buy a SS gun as I don't have one in Colt Auto. What would be a good choice? I kinda like the Rail gun?
     
  6. Olympus

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    The 1911 is all about personal taste. Some like rails on their 1911 and some don't. Doesn't mean there is a right or wrong? Decide what feels the best and serves your purpose the best.
     
  7. Ambrola

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    Well, one thing about the gun shop is that it is only about 25 miles from me. I will just pay them a visit.
     
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  9. Ambrola

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    I like the fact that the Colt is all steel. Feels better in hand. I have a S&W MP in 45 and just the top rail is steel I think. I need to get it out and look at it. I have a M1991A1 45 Colt that is my fav shooter.
     
  10. mesinge2

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    I have a 1991A1 as well and it is indeed a great shooter. It too is one of my favorite guns.
     
  11. canebrake

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    Your choice.

    Down here (South FL), a carry gun needs to be SS.

    I like them both but carry SS.

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  12. JonM

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    the shop i got my enfield from had a new production series 70 colt and one of their rail guns nib. shorty's shooting sports Shorty's Shooting Sports
     
  13. Ambrola

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    Nice looking pieces canebrake. I like the Snakeskin on the SS.
    I will give those guys a call JonM. Appreciate it guys.
     
  14. Olympus

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    Cane - love your emblem in the frame! Very cool touch. :D
     
  15. Ambrola

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    Since I posted this thread, I have bought a Ruger SR1911, Colt XSE, and a Colt Trophy Gold Cup. My wife said enough???
     
  16. mesinge2

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  17. Ambrola

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    I haven't recieved them yet. As soon as I get them, pics comming.
     
  18. Ambrola

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    Pics

    I got the Ruger in yesterday. Out of the box, the gun is very tight. It is a very pretty gun, just hope it shoots as good as it looks.

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  19. mesinge2

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    Damn pretty gun. This one is on my short list!