My new Colt Gold Cup

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by grimbriar, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. grimbriar

    grimbriar New Member

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    Hi again guys,
    it has been 2 days now that i have in my possesion this beautiful gun.Today i took it to the range and fired 50 rounds through it.
    A few things did grab my attention,firstly the accuracy.
    Without a doubt this gun is accurate,found it very easy to handle and a pleasure to shoot.
    Secondly,i did have some incidents where the slide would not fully lock out and a FTF,i had cleaned and lubed the gun last night however i am thinking as to whether i applied enough lube or not.(also would like to add that i wasn't using the most expensive ammo either)
    All in all at this present time with the minimum amount of shooting i have done with it i am very pleased.
    I believe there may be a breaking in period of several hundred rounds so i am waiting for that to conclude before i can futher comment on reliability.
    P.S She is beautiful :D
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    A Gold Cup is a pretty tight tolerance gun and will probably need a few hundred rounds thru it before it settles in. Also, 1911s are REALLY mag sensitive and I rarely use the mags that come with the gun. Get some quality after market mags like Wilsons or Tripps...
     

  3. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Pics.....we need pics!!!
     
  4. Flint Rock

    Flint Rock New Member

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    I think the 1911 is one of, if not the, most magazine sensitive guns made. Few 1911 builders ship there guns with magazines that I would consider acceptable for duty/defense use. The typical factory 1911 mag is best just used for range duty or round storage. Wilson, Tripp, McCormick "Power Plus", and Nighthawk are the brands that I would invest in. If you can spend a thousand plus on a gun,,,,,, you can spend another hundred of some first quality magazines.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Get some Tripp's! Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines

    Call (877)837-9445 and ask for Aaron. Tell him canebrake sent you and he will hook you up with the BEST 1911 magazine I have ever shot!

    You will never look back!

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  6. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Pics man come on ,, This thread is useless with out gun porn :rolleyes:
     
  7. grimbriar

    grimbriar New Member

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    Apologies for the delay,just a few snap shots.
    Also obtained a Tripps mag and also a super 7 upgrade kit,will try them out in a day or two.
    Kind Regards.
     

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  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    + 1 grimbriar,

    Me like's me some Colt's!

    [​IMG]
     
  9. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    It's kinda funny that I got home today and see this thread. I got an unexpected refund on an insurance premium that is now burning a hole in my pocket. I stopped by my local gun shop and saw that exact gun! This is most likely a question for canebrake (but anybody else please chime in too), would you pay the extra $100 for the Gold Cup over the Gov't model?
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Nice pistola! :cool:
     
  11. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    In a New York second. Either the Gold Cup is way underpriced or the Gov't is way overpriced. I had a unfired Gold Cup Trophy for a time but it was to pretty to shoot so I traded it away...
     
  12. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    Gov't is $930 and Gold Cup is $1050
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    First let me say YES!

    I assume (?) your use will be target/competition and not carry??

    This gun is just what the title claims, a steel 1911 with match grade barrel, rubbed on action and box to competition capable/ready.

    Second let me say YES!

    1GoldCupTrophyss.jpg << Click Here

    This model was introduced in the '50s and it's longevity speaks volumes. It's the standard for production competition 1911s.
     
  14. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    Yes, it would not be for carry, it would be target/competition.

    How does that price sound to you, reasonable/high/low?
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    IF they have in in stock, AND it's a stainless steel Model O5070X and not the carbon steel Model O5870CS (Not a big delta but I likes me some SS Colt's!) YES, $1050 is a good solid price for a NIB GCT!
     
  16. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    Yes, in stock, held it in my hands. And yes it is the 5070X.

    Hmmmmm........

    And living in the Hartford, CT area I must say that it would be cool to have a Colt firearm that made right here
     
  17. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Done!

    Don't let us hear you whining next month how the GCT got away.

    Here's the deal, Christmas is coming....right?

    Who better than you can pick out a gift for you? [​IMG]

    Don't make me come up there and twist your arm! (I'd freeze my arz off!)

    Colt's Manufacturing Company<< Click Here
     
  18. grimbriar

    grimbriar New Member

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    Finally got to try the Tripps mag today,no ftf no issues no problems.
    Initially i thought it may have been my reloads or perhaps the gun iteslf.
    So after putting quite a few rounds through it today i alternated between the tripps mag and a mag with a super 7 upgrade kit and noticed no issues with tripps,however there were issues with the upgraded mag.

    Quick thank you to NGIB for helping to recognise the issue and a big thanks to Canebrake for the recommendation on using Tripps mags.

    Kind Regards
     
  19. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Glad to hear things went well!

    That's why we're here!