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    colt gold cup

    I looking at one ,any opinions I always come to the pro's to get help.

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    I like the wide trigger on them personally.Are we talking a new one or older?The newer ones are supposed to be quite nice but I haven't had one.The 80 series were hit and miss just like the 70 series,but both were in the era where Colt had some issues.I have an fairly early 70s that's a nice piece,but I'm not much on the collet bushing.I've seen some really nice 80 series but I've also seen some poorly fitted ones for the extra money.

    For carry they work fine,but besides the point adjustable sight aren't great for that purpose the older ones had a problem of the pivot pin breaking or disappearing.What they are using now I don't know but it isn't the same sight as far as I now.For target work,they work fine unless you really want bullseye accuracy,then they need some tweaking.

    To check how well it was fitted in general,check these.In lockup,try wiggling the slide vertically and horizontally-snug is great,a slight play is good and loose sucks.Try moving the barrel in the bushing and the bushing in the slide,same gig.Then pull the slide back about 1/2 way and let go to 1/2 arssed simulate lockup.Push down on the chamber noticing movement,once again it should be tight.If you feel downward movement,rerack.This tine look at the slide stop for movement.What you're trying to find out is if the barrel feet is where the slop is or is it a small SS pin in the frame hole,or a combo.The SS pin is an easy cure,if they overcut the lower lugs it's a bit more involved if an oversized SS can't cure it.

    That said,a touch of movement isn't the end of the world,you can tell by grabbing another 45 and comparing because a milspec will be loose while others will have less slop.What really counts with iron sights is that the barrel and slide lock up tight because the sights are mounted to the slide,the barrel and sights are looking at the same thing.While a loose slide to frame fit can be detrimental to reliability,a little play is no big deal at all.Most Gold Cups will shoot in the 2" neighborhood no problem at 25yds if you can.A general reference is every .001" of play equals an 1" at 100yds,but the barrel/bushing/slide is the most important pertaining to this.The slide to frame fit has a bit less impact on that unless you are running a frame mount optic.

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    I had a Gold Cup .45 ACP I bought in the late 'Seventies or so. It was a fine gun for an autoloader. I used Winchester Silvertips or the Sierra 185 gr. Jacketed Hollow Cavity bullet loaded with Winchester 231 or 540 (now discontinued) and it was a fine varmint pistol out to about 75 yards or so. My gun was set up for hardball ammunition and functioned perfectly all the time I kept it. It just couldn't keep up with my brass, and on the last outing popped me in the eyebrow with an empty case. Had a chance to swap it off for a New Frontier, so away it went.

    Never shot anything bigger than crows with it, and it sure did a number on them.

    Bob Wright

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    Thank for all the information I was looking at a new colt now with all this information I my start looking at a used one Thanks again and I will get back to you

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    Thanks Bob, you and I spoke about my Hawes 357 I wasn't able to post a picture but I have used it a lot !

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    I have a GC Trophy model in stainless, and it is the most accurate pistol I own. I have had it about 5 years. The trigger pull on mine measures around 3 1/2 lbs., so that would not be to everyone's liking, but it is terrific to shoot. I previously had a blued GC Trophy model and it was every bit as good as the current one. I don't think you could go wrong with a new GC Trophy or GC National Match.

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