Whats the diffrence between a colt gold cup trophy and a colt nationly gold cup

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Ultimate_sig, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I was wanting to get a new colt and decided on the gold cup, but then heard about the national match gold cup...but whats the diffrence, can someone help me witn this one
     
  2. 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.
     

  3. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Awh man those are gourgous, I found a website where I can get em for under$ 900. Now I gotta make the toughest decission yet, ss or blue.
     
  4. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Think ima go blu, ima throw a ss beavertail, mag shut n housing, skeliton trigger n hammer, all wilson combat. Ims throw a full length guiderod and extend the barrel n thread it so I can throw a tj custom compensator on it...ima make this pisto worth 3 grand...funny thing is my car osnt worth that
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    why not just buy a Wilson Combat and be done. i'm sure they can build what you want and be much nicer when finished. as they have been building 1911 type pistols for quite awhile and i can attest to their fit and function as being top notch.
     
  6. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Cause I can get the gold cup for $863 and each part isnt more than $40 so on total ill pay $1150 or less and the cheapest wilson is 3k
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    so you are going to take one of the best pistols and probably the most accurate Colt 1911 and throw a bunch of parts in it, to achieve what? what are you trying to accomplish? more accuracy? better function? my point is, i don't think you are going to gain anything other than actually lessening the value of a Gold Cup by doing what you plan. now what would make more sense would be to take a $500-600 American Classic, RIA or a Springfield or even buying a frame and slide and building one or customizing it to your specs. IMO, if i were to ever own a Colt Gold Cup, the only custom item that would ever be put on it would be a set of custom grips. also IMO, the Gold Cup is better pistol than most are shooters with it. but i will say this, it's your money and if you buy it, it's your pistol to do with as you want.
     
  8. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Yea ur right
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am just trying to point out some input here that could be helpful to you in the long run. if you buy the pistol, it's yours, do as you wish. but look at it from this perspective, if you go out and buy a Ferrari or a Porsche, and take it home and tear into the motor and try to gain some horsepower, short of a top notch, professional race car driver, who else is going to see any difference of it's true potential. doing what you are talking about doing, short of a top notch, hardcore competition shooter, are you going to see any difference in performance and accuracy? and there is the possibilty, that you may even lessen or decrease it's performance and accuracy. the Colt Cup is a very well made and accurate pistol, that if i owned one, i wouldn't touch anything inside it. why mess with perfection? it took many years, to learn that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. what you're trying to do, would be better suited to building one from the ground up. if i wanted to modify one, buy some used beater at a gun store, pawn shop or a gun show, then tear it down and build a nice custom pistol. that would be the route i would go.
     
  10. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Sounds like A sweet idea. Then its truly your gun.
     
  11. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    What your telling me makes perfect sense...think ill just get the silver one for 863 and ammo, I do however want to put a magshute on it
     
  12. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    How do you get into competitive shooting competitions
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    One of the good and fun things about 1911s is they are like Barbie dolls for men. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with buying any 1911 and customizing to fit YOUR needs. Colt makes great guns but I love to get rid of parts on guns and make it mine. I will not tolerate a plastic MSH for instance and Colt uses them a bunch. Different grips and grip screws and replace the MIM internal parts. Just fun to do.
     
  14. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Totally agree with you on the magshute, what is mim parts...i think ima just keep my 1911 sig, its badass enough