Are Colts Really Worth It?
Hey all. I have always wanted a Colt Gold Cup 1911. But I have been sort of driven away from Colt because two of my friends have Colt 1911 - one has a 3 1/2" Officers M1991A1 - the other has a S80 Combat Commander. They have both had problems with them before. On the other hand, I also know people who love their Colts and swear by them.
I saw a S80 Blued Gold Cup Trophy 1911 at the local gun shop and I've always wanted one. Are they really worth it? This one was in great condition. He wanted about $1,200 for it.
I think they are worth it
I paid just over 1K for my first pistol which was a shiny stainless Gold Cup trophy. It had some issues that Colt corrected at their expense. It is a great shooter. It is sharp around the edges and heavy but it is worth what I paid for it.
I also own a Wilson Combat CQB that cost me 2300. It blows the Gold Cup away but at a terrific expense.
If your budget is 1200 go with a Colt..they stand behind their product..its made in the USA..and it is a piece of history that will hold its value.
If your life may depend on the use of this firearm I would get the best that money can buy....probably a high end custom Wilson Combat. That pistol makes anyone a better shooter and it is reliable shot after shot!