Finally getting my dream pistol

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Ultimate_sig, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I have been given a choice from a family member to get a 1911 colt...just dont know which on to get. Any opinoins on which I should go with, they both look great

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  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I would go for the Gold Cup 05070X
     

  3. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Yea that one does look badass....does anyone know the diffrwnce between a gold cup trophy and a national match gold cup
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ask c3 or canebrake

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  5. Mdrums

    Mdrums New Member

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    5870nm is carbon steel...the 5070x is stainless steel. The stainless steel is softer and a loser fit and the carbon steel is tighter presise fit. I take excellent care of my guns and I plan on shooting a lot so I bought the 5870nm carbon steel.
     
  6. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    So the national match is better than the gold cup trophy cause I can get the gold cup that looks like the nm
     

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  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you're talking about the two current offerings available in the 2012 catalog this is what they look like;

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    Colt's GCT (Gold Cup Trophy) - High rise beavertail, Combat Hammer (Modern look)

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    Colt's GCNM (Gold Cup National Match) - Duck bill safety tang, Spur Hammer (GI look)

    If you're talking about older Gold Cups here's a visual. (There are a number of Gold Cup and National Match pistols manufactured from 1919 to present. Far more than I have space to list.)

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    Top to bottom: 1960's GCNM, Series 70 GCNM, Series 80 GCNM and a GCT.
     
  8. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I decided on a colt government 1980xse