I have been a 1911 fan for 35 years and have owned several Colt 1911's in .45ACP, but I bought them all used. Last week I was in my local gun shop and they had a new Series 80 Gov't model. It is tight, well finished, and accurate, and cost less than $800 out the door. I didn't know Colt was making quality 1911s in this price range. Cool!!
That Colt 1911 model 80 is a fine weapon. I agree that you got a good deal on it too. It should be around as long as you are. Congrats!
picked one up myself recently...also well under 800.
and since it was mentioned that the thread is useless without pics, i will be a jerk and post mine to save it from uselessness.
i guess i missquoted, i meant worthless.
just funning TODDs post above and looking for a reason to show off my new pistola after hanging a few chads at the voting booth.
i am curious how the OP is likeing his tho, i am happy i found one. colts dont hang in the stores very long. very few new/used etc ever come in, and then a day later they are gone. i think the gun store employees all draw straws after they take one in on trade. trying to find a used colt around here...is like hunting snipe. but...the one i got was also new...
Colt makes a good gun. No question about it. I have yet to be disappointed with one that I have owned. I still have one and wont part with it for anything. I had a stainless Combat Commander that I still kick myself for getting rid of though it did free up some cash for a new Sig Sauer that I really like to shoot
Heh..Can't help myself..Here's my Colt Officers...
Last edited by DevilsJohnson; 11-04-2008 at 09:57 AM.
Believe it or not I found that Colt at a Flea Market. I was there to get a pair of Boots and an M65 jacket...There's a guy that has em there and I happened across it. There's a dealer that shows up there I'm told now and then. got it out the door for 525.00. I about ran out of there I was so jazzed after I go tit..heh
That is incredible, I would love to have another 1911. I will never get rid of my Springer GI, but I would love to have a Colt..
I found a Colt MKIV goverment 70 series blued like "alloys" pictured w/1 mag for 580 OTD. Good deal?
Sounds like a good one to me. Colts are high. Some in my opinion are not worth it and you are paying for a name. but there are good deals out there now and then. Under 600 for a Colt is a pretty good deal. anyway. With the Colt 1911's you can always make improvements to it if wanted/needed and you can have a really nice gun on your hands. The last one I bought was a stainless commander NIB that cost me 700.00