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Yes, I'm hoping this works out too.
 
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Well, CZ has always been a successful company that makes a quality product; hopefully, they can do good things with Colt.


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way over paid. colt would have sold for 1/2 price a year ago. my buddy was bidding for it.

they stepped back due to covid.

well done to the distressed investor who owned it thru bankruptcy.

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Kinda funny, right? That in the 1830s a young man named Sam had an idea + a wooden prototype of a revolving pistol + here we are today.


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Capitalism in operation. Colt's quality began deteriorating decades ago, I had a Series 70 Government Model 1911-A1 .45 ACP. I sunk a ton of money in to that gun in effort to make it a shooter. I sold it and another Colt 1911. Not an ounce of remorse. I never trusted either.

All of my 1911-A1s were created by Springfield Armory's craftsmen. They're as close to 100% reliable as any mechanical device can get.. I've never experienced a problem with any. My TRP is a factory produced version of a custom made 1911-A1. It has never, ever failed to do a darn thing other than place accurate rounds on paper. It's my only wilderness handgun, and that includes griz country.

My dad had a Gold Cup. It was one accurate target handgun. My TRP is more accurate.

A Springfield Armory insider told me that SA did not consider Colt its competition.

I wish Springfield Armory had bought Colt.

There are many manufacturers of highest quality 1911-A1s. A shooter could spend many thousands more than the cost of a Springfield Armory TRP, but he'll not be buying a better gun. And all Springfield Armory 1911-A1s are made in the USA by American craftsmen. All SA 1911-A1s are made of forged steel.

Colt screwed up by compromising quality hoping its name would persuade purchasers. Its name fooled me twice. I hope to God that SA never compromises is stellar quality.
 
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I agree about Springfield. They make great 1911s I have a Springfield V16 LongSlide in 45 Super (woods gun) and a Springfield Professional (carry gun). Love them both

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EMP3, I have to agree that the 'Gold Cup' was highly;y overrated. I have owned several 70 series + I can't find any superiority over a out of the box 70 series; maybe just my luck of the draw. I had one built at Gunsite when the Col. was still alive but lost it in the divorce. Have a Les Baer that I love but won't carry as if used I'll never get it back but my Kimber I might. The Spingfield is a very fine piece.


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I have an early Kimber Elite from maybe 20+ years ago. It’s a great gun. Have another Kimber Custom TLE/RL II in 10mm that I goofed around with banging steel at 100 yards with no problem.

I just came into an STI Lawman 4.0 commander size and can’t wait to see what it does.

I did have some Colts when I was younger and got out of them. The worst was an Officer’s model. I did have a Clark custom that I traded for a Springfield. I still wish I had either of them today.

My father has a M-45 A1 Colt. I picked it up and shakes it a bit and it was looser than professional in a border town. Colt has been BK so many times in the past 30 years it’s ridiculous.

I did watch one show about Springfield and was surprised that they were not the same manufacturer that we’ve heard of making muzzleloaders a centuries ago. They started making M1-A1s in San Antonio and then moved to Illinois. Les Baer was actually on of their 1911 smiths. If I could find the show again, I’d share it, but an interesting show indeed.


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STIs plant is 30 minutes from me. LaEue tactical is 15 minutes away. I like the neighborhood. Smiler


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STIs plant is 30 minutes from me. LaEue tactical is 15 minutes away. I like the neighborhood. Smiler


That’s a good place to be. I dated a girl that was related to LaRue a couple years ago and it’s unfortunate it didn’t work out...I mean for the gun possibilities, not the girl!

That also makes me wonder as a proud Texan, do any other manufacturers stamp or use the outline of their state in their logo or on their guns? I can’t really see the use of a Colorado (I think manufacturers left there anyway if they had any outside magpul), Kansas, Nebraska, The Dakotas, etc. being too exciting... sofa


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Marcus, there is no other state whose profile is so instantly recognizable as Texas. Also years ago when I was in Europe + they asked you where you were from + you said Texas you were much more welcomed than if you said America. Even the Europeans recognize Texas as an individual + independent nation.


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That’s exactly how I respond abroad, also.


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The next question was invariable, "How big is your ranch?" as if every one in Texas has one, but that is the persona so I feel free to embellish the truth slightly;+ as they say, when in Rome, shoot off Roman candles!


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How big is your ranch?"


A Iowa farmer and Texas rancher were bragging about their land.

The Texas Rancher said it takes me 3 days to drive across mine.

The Iowa farmer replied.

I used to own a truck like that.
 
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dancing That being said, in the mid 70s I was up in Springfield Missouri + they had the notion that they would not sell beer on Sunday but in Kansas they would after noon. I told the boys, just give me your money + I'll make the run. But that's 50 miles!!! they would say. Hey, in Texas, 50 miles is nothing; we'll go further than that for a six pack + a can of snuff, OH + yes groceries. Wink


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Hearing the from industry grapevine that cz bond deal to finance the colt acquisition has failed to gather debt investor backing.

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