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 New Member

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    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!