I prefer the original 1911 without the passive firing pin safety. ©COPYRIGHT 2020, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. From high end to low end. I consider the striker fired handguns cocked and unlocked even if the pull of the trigger has to complete the cock. If you’re used to shooting 9mm, it might take a little getting used to when you start shooting .45 ACP. I sure hope they get started with the Colt Python at an affordable price. SELDOM SEEN OR OFFERED FOR SALE!! I run a TJs conversion shim in my Colt, it allows you to remove the unnecessary parts. Springfield made a nice one but that is neither here nor there anymore. I am willing to take that extra step. It’s an arrangement that’s worked for decades and continue to do so. Having owned a full-size Series 70 (and kicking myself for trading it) and an Officer’s Series 80, I agree with the reviewer that the Series 80 trigger is no impediment to superb accuracy. They can’t do both Matt. That the series 80 had quality control issues. On March 29, 1911, Lt. Col. John T. Thompson of the U.S. Over the christmas break I had a 1911, not A1, marked US Property on the frame that had been made in 1916. Grips: Double Diamond Rosewood Look for it tomorrow. Himmm. I own my share of Tupperware, but I love my Colts. The traditional single action trigger isn’t anything fancy. There are thousands of ways to change this gun if that’s what you want. It is safe to do this with the 80 because of the firing pin block. stainless steel. You sound like my 10th grade metal shop teacher. Series 80 Suck! I know it has COLT stamped on it, and Rock Island could as well make this gun as Kahr or Taurus. If you do a web search for “1911 collet barrel bushing” you’ll see what that looked like. No Reserve. This is a pistol to be fired, trained with, and to save your life, not something to live in a safe. Many gun enthusiasts will assert that the shorter barrel makes the Officer's Model (3.5") less accurate than a Government Model (5"). Kind of like my prewar Smith revolvers, all that hand fitting does not go un-noticed. Even Marlin now makes junk as I saw one my buddy bought this year and his lever gun had a plastic follower that broke on the first 50 rounds fired out of it. I have owned a Series 80 Colt Officers model since 1989 (or 1990) Hard to remember the year now. Sights: 3-Dot Colt 1911, serial number 5, was THE gun used in the 1911 trials. Based as it is on the original military design, this new Colt 1911 is very much a no-frills gun. The gun ran flawlessly on a diet of various bullet weights and compositions. Weight: 35 oz That would be awesome. I am considering small single action 1911 style handguns for carry. I’ve owned a lot of guns in my life, and still do. For a gun that was designed to win wars and save lives, the focus wasn’t on making a pretty pistol, but Browning succeeded in doing just that whether he intended to or not. Ending Dec 16 at 4:53AM PST 3d 20h. Who owns Colt? All of these will improve your trigger pull, however I believe the majority of shooters can’t tell the difference anyway. The venerable Model 1911A1 was manufactured by Colt (and others during World War II) until 1971. Nice looking gun! The frame size is different than the commander and government. Sorry. Which it does. It was manufactured in 1989 and remains in excellent condition, having been well ...Click for more info. All gone extinct now forever never to be made again. Judging by their return of the snake series it seems like they’ve realized this and are trying to return to their roots. On this model, Colt added a safety feature in the form of a firing pin block system that made it impossible for the weapon to discharge if dropped or thrown on a hard surface. Unless, of course, your head is ‘superfluous,’ in which case a Series 70 will suit you well. But it was a flawless gun meant to get shot. The 70 series may have an edge in bullseye competition but in action shooting, I think it is moot. For me the slide moving back into battery seems to bring the sights right back on target. Today we have plastic parts in Colt 1911 guns, we have rough crudely made MIM cast parts and plastic front sights. At the same time as the 1911 I was also invited to fondle a ww2 era nazi marked Luger and 1920’s era commercial Luger in .30 caliber. 3 Metalform 8 Round 1911 Officers Model Pistol Magazines 9mm Colt Kimber Spring. It fires the .45 ACP cartridge as God and JMB intended. The firing pin (9) is different than the 70’s or other firing pins, because it has a little radius cut into it to be captured by the firing pin block (10). Ordnance Department sent a letter to Colt’s in Hartford, Connecticut. This Magazine will work with all Defender 3" compact models and all Officer 3" compact models in .45 ACP. 1) What happened to the Beretta review that was on Twitter but taken down quickly. Caliber: .45 ACP It’s a Colt, it’s a 1911, it’s $800. Simple to take apart and less parts to wear out or malfunction. $34.99. No pun intended. “God Damn punks are screwing around too much!”. It was a clever idea on how to improve the accuracy (precision) of the 1911 without extensive gunsmithing and reliability-limiting tightening. Some people say the trigger-actuated firing pin block on these guns makes for a trigger pull that’s anything but smooth and crisp. Please look at the exploded parts diagram that Colt generously provided for Logan to use above. That’s the biggest change from the 70 to 80 right there. I left it absolutely stock, and shot one of the tightest groups with it that I’ve ever shot with a 1911, even compared to some of my competition days. Ordnance Department sent a letter to Colt’s in Hartford, Connecticut. Colt improved the bushing finger thickness in the 70’s, but they phased out the collet barrel bushing early in the Series 80 pistol production. Average. Catalog Page. Specifications: Colt 1911 Government Model, Action: Single Action Hammer Fired Semi-Auto It had a cheap cast frame and they were so cheap that when they made it they only put a tritium front sight on it, the back rear sight only had painted dots. When I was buying them in the ’70s, so far as I could tell they were the most expensive standard handguns in the world.Yeah, that was, like, $160 per, but still … A Model 19 S&W was $120, so was a Detective Special. It proved to be an excellent firearm and I noticed no problems with quality control of any kind. But there’s something to be said for having an affordably priced (about $750 retail) original Colt Government model that’s not much different from the one your grandfather had on his hip when he was in the army. My Father in law had a Navy marked 1911 in pristine condition. If Colt really wants to win back us old farts who are willing to spend enough on a single gun that our spouses shriek and ask “You spent WHAT on WHAT? tired of all the bitchin and critcizing . Finish. I honestly don’t know where this idea got started that “CNC = same as hand-fit” but I’m here to tell you it is without factual basis. If you like this video Please Like, Favorite, Share and Subscribe. A new python would be more expensive, but I think that shows that Colt knows it’s going to have to play the price game just like everybody else. No Reserve. Colt revisited double-action guns later with the All American (Model 2000), 90 Series Pony, the Pocket Nine, Czech-made Z40 and the Model O– but all … I’ve shot both and like them both. Go on youtube and see. At that point, I will open my wallet, and cash will vomit forth from it into your hands. Slap it like your life depended on it. …as far as the double tap accurate, I do better with 1911 in .45 acp then anything else. There are thousands of ways to change this gun if that’s what you want. And that was long ago. GA Sales: 5. By Massad Ayoob. If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database. 3) 1911 – 1,911 times better than a Glock ! The trigger is different but I could never see a difference in “shootability”. I don’t plan to let either of them go, and being a bit of a Commander kind of guy, I will probably try to grab a LW Commander in 9mm before they are all gone (since they have been discontinued), just to have one. The 1911 was designed to go bang when you need it to, and it does that extremely well. Colt 45 AUTO MARK4 OFFICERS MODEL BLUE WOOD GRIPS - .45 ACP $1,000.00: 0 $1,000.00 4d 13h 18m 17116485. $59.99. 2) Why the change from Freedom Ammunition? I don’t carry it a lot these days. I met a Marine vet who served in SEA during the late 60’s. GI#: 101569305. I’ll avoid handstands with poor retention holsters and I think that’ll keep my head bullet free. 22 Colt Service Model ACE Automatic Pistol. The series 70 is a little more expensive but well worth the difference. It was the smoothest 1911 I have ever shot. Finally, the review we’ve all been waiting for. As far as he was concerned, there will never be a better handgun – because when he needed it most, the 1911 was there, it worked, and it settled “disagreements” quickly. While Colt has reintroduced the Series 70, the gun reviewed here is a Series 80 model, which has an MSRP that is $100 less than the Series 70. Altamont's colt Grips. Sure, it doesn’t have the fit and finish of one made by Cabot or Wilson Combat, but that’s not the point of this model. I have had hammers follow down the slide, and firing pin stop plates fall down during recoil and then catch on the frame on the forward return of the slide. Simple as that. If your definition of “affordable” is less than $2500… I don’t think you’ll be seeing a “real” Python anytime soon. I’ve shot both and like them both. 1) That review was published accidentally. Better quality now than 15 years ago by far. Go on youtube and see. We were test firing a Colt 1911 Series 80 after some gun smithing. More Info below, check it out.BigDaddyHoffman1911 Full30:https://www.full30.com/channels/bigdaddyhoffman1911BigDaddyHoffman1911 on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bdh1911BigDaddyHoffman1911 Facebook Link: https://goo.gl/5sovs7BigDaddyHoffman1911 Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/BDH1911Join and support the NRA! BigDaddyHoffman1911 on the range showing and shooting The COLT 1911 Government Model Series 80 MK IV .45 acp semiautomatic pistol. In the decades following the gun’s rise to fame, dozens of companies have put their own spin on the platform, but there’s an allure that still surrounds the pistols made by Colt. Item Interest. The platform wasn’t designed with customization in mind. If the price is affordable, it is not a Python. This is a Colt 1911, and that says everything that needs to be said. $850.00 . Colt makes some pretty nice stuff nowadays. The series 80 has the trigger doing more work to disengage a superfluous safety. Works with all New Agent/Defender and Officer … Your email address will not be published. Finding an example that is "Like New" is becoming increasingly difficult. And even if there is a difference, a crappy 1911 trigger is leagues ahead of a Glock trigger. Well, what you need then is a DA/SA, not trying to carry a 1911 in Condition 2. The design just works. These updates were added in 1983 and were dubbed the "Series 80" since the previous revision to the base model gun was similarly dubbed the Series 70. They have produced a number of fixes for that. What company actually makes this 1911? I agree that a shorter barrel equals less accuracy and less velocity because the bullet spends less time in the pressurized barrel. The new cobra line is apparently pretty solid from what’s been reported here, and is quite affordable. I never thought of that. The Series 80 firing pin block keeps the firing pin securely locked in place, until the trigger is pressed completely to the rear, releasing the firing pin block allowing the firing pin to move forward when struck by the hammer. In shooting, this definitely helped with recoil, but not as much as I had expected. !”, you’ll get some real craftsmen back into the factory, get them in front of the polishing wheels, and you’ll start putting out some guns with the level of polish and finish on them from Serial Number 5 again. OK, the firing pin block (10) is pushed up into the slide by the two pieces that are convert the rearwards motion of the trigger’s (51) stirrup to an upwards motion. Or did until the microstamping requirement came along. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/06/daniel-zimmerman/freedom-munitions-parent-files-for-bankruptcy/ MSRP: $799. Since the 1911 semi-automatic pistol was designed to be used in combat, it’s the quintessential self-defense handgun, so that’s the distance at which I chose to do most of my testing. It’s my favorite caliber. Stock. The top of the slide, however, has a matte finish. Definitely good enough for government (model) work. The differences between Colt 1911 Models in .45 ACP: Government: 5-inch barrel, 8+1 capacity (originally 7+1). Also, a bit off the subject, but I also purchased a brand new Colt LE 6920 M4 carbine in 2015, because that is what I was issued as a patrol rifle when I was working, and it looks like a pretty nice gun to me and shoots very well, doing everything I expect a defense carbine to do. 4595. That’s the true glory of capitalism, and why it’s so much better then whatever the hell the left thinks it wants. A safety is not ‘superfluous’ if, without it, your gun can shoot you in the head if you negligently drop it. Colt 1991 Series Government Model 45 Auto with Blued Finish $999.00 $899.99; Notify Me When Available; Brand: Colt; ... Colt Gold Cup National Match 45 Auto Series 80 MK IV with Blued Finish $1,217.00 $1,170.77; Brand: Colt; Item Number: O5870NM; 1 2 3 > Back to top. Most items on an officer’s model 1911 cannot be swapped with commander or government item. The series 80 is what you want if you keep your gun at home chambered with the hammer down. The idea was that a “hook” on the hammer could result in the hammer or sear being seriously broken when someone was in a hurry and wanted that hammer to go down, whereas a sear on a ledge being forced down might just abrade the sear edge, but the gun would still be usable. NC. So, what IS a series 80 1911 pistol? No decocker but once the hammer is down the gun will not fire from being dropped. Colt Officers Factory Vintage Colt 1911 Series 70 45 Acp 6 Round Magazine. Two on the rear sight and one on the front. Either Python or affordable? It put me in a rage just to look at it. there are those of us that have the series 80 and like them.all the while not criticizing anybodys choice of what they choose to spend their money on. At least from that one particular scenario this safety seems to address. The series 80 model 1991 Government does not suck. I have wanted a colt for a long long time and now I have one! They’re dishwasher safe, right? 45 ACP, Officers, New Agent, 7 Rd. Ergonomics * * * * Steady trigger pressure results in a very crisp break. The .45 ACP, regardless of what anyone will tell you, is a harder-hitting round than the 9mm and that difference can certainly be felt when shooting a 1911. It and the series 70 Government are of equal quality. Commander: 4.25-inch barrel, 8+1 capacity. My younger brother was so taken with the gun that he pestered me until I let him have it. Colt MK IV Series 80 Officers ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol. I see some people online complaining about current Colt quality, but save for the one issue with a couple of magazines not locking open on the last shot, I haven’t seen it yet in five purchases of new, recent production guns in the last five years. I will admit the series 80 is a safer gun to handle if dropped but I always hated them. Like, horrible. Colt 1911 MK IV Series 80 Government Model Pistol - YouTube Gun #: 913805024. The design just works. They are dandy, accurate guns when made of quality parts with some decent finishing. $1,390.00: 0 $1,390.00 $1,490.00: 6d 10h 56m 17108559. And Colt still makes a magnificent 1911. Colt Model … Colt … Some people love them but not me. The 1991 series incorporates full-sized blued and stainless models in either .45 ACP or .38 Super, as well as blued and stainless Commander models in .45 ACP. 1 of 11 Colt Defender .45 ACP “…the Colt Defender would be at the very top of my list of short-barrel, short-butt 1911 .45 pistols.” 2 of 11 Barrel Slide Assembly The Defender is easy to field-strip. Colt New Service Revolver Model of 1917 - .45 ACP BuyItNow! Automatic Jr. Colt Caliber .25 Pistol . No one would even look at it for over 2 months proving what people really think of Remington’s cast iron 1911’s. Indeed. The 1991–2001 model used a large "M1991A1" roll mark engraved on the slide. Reliability * * * * * Several outfits make these parts kits – I like the ones from Cylinder & Slide. Hope you enjoyed the video and as always Thanks For Watching. I want a drop safe gun. Capacity: 7+1 Just like that, a legend was born. This is considered a compact 1911. $27.99.45 ACP Government / Commander Blue Carbon 7 Round Magazine . 32 should be a spring, and 10 is a plunger that “captures” the firing pin and must be pushed up into the slide to allow the firing pin (9) to move forward. Plenty of reviews are done for 1911s from all kinds of manufacturers, but we don’t seem to see as many honest-to-goodness Colts put through their paces. What trash. There’s a reason the 1911 holds the record for the longest-serving sidearm of the American military. Maybe someone will buy them out and bring back the brand. Seller: Antique & Modern Firearms, Inc. Area Code: 859 . Then in my second life I carried a brand new 1911, Combat Elite, (and then various other 1911’s) for nearly half of my career as a Police Officer before choosing to switch to the Glock 21 for extended capacity. Buy a colt officers 45 online. The gun was invented, as I understand it, to pass California’s drop safe testing. But I’d like to say a word about my experience with newer production Colts like the one reviewed. I know what you mean. Features: Service Hammer/ Long Trigger I love my new Colt Government 1911 Series 70, it is not my grandfather’s 1911, but it is the best off the shelf alternative for those who appreciate the history of pistols. Colt. Neither my wife nor I carry a 1911 as out EDC for our own reasons, but I hope the day will never come when I don’t have at least one 1911 in my personal collection. These old times just have such a solid feel to them. The second issue was the change of the “hook” half-cock hammer position to a “ledge” on the hammer. I was being somewhat facetious…… Somewhat. A darned good deal if you ask me. It’s a good-looking gun, classic to be sure with cues taken from the original including the spur hammer, solid trigger and non-flared ejection port. Colt 7 Round Blue .45 ACP New Agent/Officers Magazine. I hope my string of good luck continues with my next one. or so and carried a gov’t model in the Army until they switched to the Berettas. The Series 80 is/was the term used to refer to a number of modifications made to the firing mechanism of the Colt 1911 pistol. Sell your colt officers 45 for FREE today on GunsAmerica! $40.00. That being said, I have and always will tell anyone within earshot that the Colt 1911 IS, AND FOREVER WILL BE, my favorite gun to carry or shoot, and in my experienced life have found nothing that is universally superior. 1989 Vintage Stainless Steel Colt Mk.IV Series 80 Government Model .45 ACP . The officer model 1911 is generally 3.5″ (I say generally because any manufacturer can call their 3.5″ something else as well as call another length “officer”). I’ve been fooling around with 1911’s of various types for almost 50 years now, and quality-wise, they have run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. My particular gun felt no different to my trigger finger than when I’m shooting a Series 70. Insert a mag, release the slide, and hammer away until the single-stack, Thumb Safety, Grip Safety, Firing Pin Safety. When Colt introduced the 1991 line (a parkerized version of the 1911 with the series 80 firing pin safety), it included a pistol of the same dimensions as the Officer's ACP. Overall * * * * * Pistol. LOL, damn John. And I hope that Colt can get its financial act in order and will be with us for a long time. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thanks for the informative review. Just a quick comment for folks to understand the big differences between the Series 70 and 80 pistols. This should result in a well made gun without any hand fitting. This is a Colt 1911, and that says everything that needs to be said. So the trigger on the Series 80’s doesn’t feel as “crisp” and “uniform” as the 70’s trigger. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. While Colt has reintroduced the Series 70, the gun reviewed here is a, Each pistol ships with two, seven-round flush magazines, both bearing the company name and the, The 1911 is a fundamentally uncomplicated gun. It is a shame that Colt has been mis-managed for so long. Simple as that. Look at the polish job on the 1911, Serial Number 5 pictured there. The platform wasn’t designed with customization in mind. That means the gun is heavy, weighing in at more than two pounds empty. I had LASIK last year, so it’s easy for me to pick up the sights and get them lined up on the target. Type. $1,995.00. 70 all the way or next best is a spacer setup/mod. They would not even make good door stops or boat anchors. The series 80 is ok, but the series 70 rocks. I found the transition remarkably easy (many didn’t) and learned to love the Glock, and do to this day. If you have a Series 70, pre-WWII or Government model 1911 and you’re worried about it being drop-safe, get one of the low-mass firing pins and appropriate spring for it, slip these into your slide and keep the original ones. As Dyspeptic Gunsmith has pointed out, one can simply add a low mass firing pin and an extra power firing pin spring to prevent a discharge in the unlikely event that the gun is dropped on a hard surface and falls on the muzzle. Colt abandoned the consumer public by chasing the big bucks of the Government, which they did for many years until they started turning out junk and the Government dropped them like a hot rock! i love my 1911s, but they take way more time to properly clean than my Glock 17 Gen 5 or Ruger LCP 2 and EC9s. You will find fancier 1911s and you will find less expensive 1911s. I must’ve missed the story a while back. That said, you can eliminate some of this “mushiness” in the take-up by using Series 80 firing pin lock parts that have been nitrided. Always have. I quite buying new 1911 pistols years ago but not the older made ones. It was a great pistol, and I sold it to a friend for what I paid for it. Colt Pythons by the way were everywhere. Again, nothing but a positive experience, except in one respect. He said that when he needed it, the 1911 never failed him. And yes i have had recoil springs go bad at only 4,000.. Unnecessary parts friend for what i paid for it the Colt Python and. 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