Finally picked up my Colt

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Merhlyn, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Merhlyn

    Merhlyn New Member

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    After 4 months of looking, and making up my mind, and then 9 weeks of waiting for a Authorization to Purchase, I finally picked up my first
    1911. I looked at a lot of 1911’s but when I saw it, the Colt Combat Elite was the last gun I looked at. So far, I’ve only put 250 rounds thru it, but
    8 of those were my own “personal best”. I did everything right for the entire magazine (Tripp Cobra, gen. 2) at a distance of 7yds.
    The gun ran perfectly for all 250 rounds. I can’t wait to get back to the range this week. (GLW)
     

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  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Outstanding. Colt and Tripp.

    You did it right. Nice looking Combat Elite.

    Keep us in the loop.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Very nice. Congratulations. :cool:
     
  4. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Nice choice. Mine has been perfect for near 5,000 rounds now.

    Your going to love that Colt!!

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  5. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Congratulation, now it's time to invest in ammo and get your friends and neighbors to the range with you. This is Step 1 in our gun owner liberation movement. Get enough folks shooting "and voting accordingly" and you just might transform the Democratic Peoples Republic of NY BACK in the Big Apple.

    Good Luck,

    TACK
     
  6. Merhlyn

    Merhlyn New Member

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    It's VERY hard to get other people interested in shooting here in NYC. If you don't have a license, you can't even (legally) touch a handgun in a NY gun shop. And getting a license involves at least 4 trips to Police Headquarters in downtown NYC. But I am trying, mostly with my daughter and her friends. All over 21, and some are thinking about it.
     
  7. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Good work and good luck. We constantly hear about all the legislative BS/back and forth in DC but IMHO the most influential thing any of us can do to secure our future rights is to create pro gun voters by introducing fence sitters to our sport.:)

    We are all ambassadors for our gun culture.

    TACK
     
  8. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    1. Freakin' nice gun! and nice group.

    2. Why 9 weeks of authorization?
     
  9. Logan636

    Logan636 New Member

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    Beautiful handgun I will own one myself before the year is up
     
  10. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Poor guy resides in the PDRNY, "Peoples Democratic Republic of New York".
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Nice looking piece. Congrats!
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Nice gun. Beautiful. Have lots of fun with it.

    Also, thanks for a great idea for a target. :)
     
  13. Merhlyn

    Merhlyn New Member

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    2 years ago it took 7 weeks for my S&W M&P. Now it's 8-10 for the ATP to be issued by the NYPD. That's NYC, a pain in the neck. But I wouldn't live anywhere else.
    9/11...Never forget. God Bless America
     
  14. nmoyer

    nmoyer New Member

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    Very nice pistol and an excellent group!!
     
  15. Diesel44

    Diesel44 New Member

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    Great pics. I just got my Elite and just love shooting it. Sunday shot 8 rounds as fast as I could pull the trigger at 10 yards and kept all 8 rounds in the 5" diameter x ring. Shoots better than I can. Have a great time with a truly great 1911 by Colt.
     
  16. Merhlyn

    Merhlyn New Member

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    The more I shoot it, the more I like it. Enjoy yours.
     
  17. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Absolutely AWESOME piece!!

    CONGRATS!!