It and the series 70 Government are of equal quality. It makes sense. The gun ran flawlessly on a diet of various bullet weights and compositions. Indeed. 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. The entire gun, all the way down to the grip screw heads, has the same uniform finish. I was lucky enough to see the old time heyday of military surplus that was so low in price people often took 2 even 3 of them home every time they went to a gun show (which was often). Aesthetics * * * * Hope you enjoyed the video and as always Thanks For Watching. I would not buy anything Colt or Smith is making today especially Smith revolvers. 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 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 … BigDaddyHoffman1911 on the range showing and shooting The COLT 1911 Government Model Series 80 MK IV .45 acp semiautomatic pistol. Upon hearing that I was a gunsmith, he asked me a very direct question: “What, in your opinion, is the single best handgun ever made?”, Taking note of his USMC awards and pictures on the wall of his law office, I replied: “There are many good pistol designs out there, but I have to give my vote to the 1911.”. You can invest time and money and make this into a BBQ gun, but why would you do that to a standard government model like this? 1989 Vintage Stainless Steel Colt Mk.IV Series 80 Government Model .45 ACP . The platform wasn’t designed with customization in mind. 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. I had LASIK last year, so it’s easy for me to pick up the sights and get them lined up on the target. 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. Ordnance Department sent a letter to Colt’s in Hartford, Connecticut. I can well remember some dark days when Colt made some new guns that were of very sloppy quality, and you were better off starting with an old Colt and making it what you wanted it to be. It is safer to carry a chambered 1911 with the hammer down if it has a firing pin safety. And yes I have had problems with 1911 pistols right from Colt even 50 years ago. Colt Pythons by the way were everywhere. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/06/daniel-zimmerman/freedom-munitions-parent-files-for-bankruptcy/ At that point, I will open my wallet, and cash will vomit forth from it into your hands. Seller: Antique & Modern Firearms, Inc. Area Code: 859 . I can remember my father going out into the desert and shooting round after round with his 1911, he swore by it( he was a firearms instructor in the Air Force) anyway I did lots of research before I bought my colt and could have bought any one of the other models on the market,I have shot hundreds of rounds through it in the past year without trouble, I think I’ll keep it. $59.99. It was the smoothest 1911 I have ever shot. 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. And I hope that Colt can get its financial act in order and will be with us for a long time. By Massad Ayoob. ©COPYRIGHT 2020, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Most people say the M1911 is an elegant gun, due to its flowing lines and overall clean appearance from the mainspring housing to the barrel bushing. Barrel. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/06/daniel-zimmerman/freedom-munitions-parent-files-for-bankruptcy/. 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. No decocker but once the hammer is down the gun will not fire from being dropped. People went on and in about it. Safety: Thumb Safety, Grip Safety, Firing Pin Safety Colt 1993 Colt Officer's ACP MKIV Series 80 .45ACP *SUPER RARE ENHANCED MODEL* (No reviews yet) Write a Review Simple as that. He still enjoys it. There might be other, less important issues between the 70’s and 80’s, but I’d have to go back to my books to find them all. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. Some people love them but not me. (3) 3 product ratings - Clipdraw Holster Colt 1911 Officer 3" Barrel Silver Inside Pants Right Handed 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. There are thousands of ways to change this gun if that’s what you want. In shooting, this definitely helped with recoil, but not as much as I had expected. I’ve shot both and like them both. It means I have to cock it before it can fire. Two on the rear sight and one on the front. Buy a colt officers 45 online. It’s a difference noticed at a range poking holes in paper on my own time. i have 3 original 6 rnd mags, and have since bought two 7 rounders. Guess we’ll see. Insert a mag, release the slide, and hammer away until the single-stack magazine is empty. If you’re looking for a gun that lets you change out so many aspects of it that the final product is hard to tell exactly what you started with, buy a GLOCK. Definitely good enough for government (model) work. He said that when he needed it, the 1911 never failed him. The 1911 was designed to go bang when you need it to, and it does that extremely well. Then next major design came in 1983 with the Colt Mark IV Series 80. FACTORY COLT OFFICERS 1911 7 RD 45ACP BLUED MAGAZINE AGENT DEFENDER 7 Capacity. 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. They are dandy, accurate guns when made of quality parts with some decent finishing. I hope my string of good luck continues with my next one. GI#: 101569305. Login ... WOW! 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. Frame Finish: Blued This is a beautiful factory Stainless Steel Colt Mk.IV Series 80 Government Model chambered in classic .45 Auto. $40.00. Most people say the M1911 is an elegant gun, due to its flowing lines and overall clean appearance from the mainspring housing to the barrel bushing. All gone extinct now forever never to be made again. I know some used to run the Schwartz conversion on their pistols, they seemed to like it. Estimate Price: $500 - $800. I started with a brand new Colt Commander 1991 no-frills pistol in stainless steel, .45 ACP, of 2014 production. Colt 1911, .45ACP, TWO TONE, HAS A SLIDE, 1 (8RND) MAGAZINE - .45 ACP $869.00: 0 $869.00 5d 13h 36m 17072588. 2) Freedom Munitions had some financial difficulties and ended that arrangement. Unlike the stories you hear of pistols that literally rattled in the hands of GIs in WWII, this gun makes no such sound. Sell your colt officers 45 for FREE today on GunsAmerica! Got a buddy who likes his Strike Industries grip safety lever, that removes the duty of unlocking the firing pin from the trigger to the grip safety. This is a 1911, after all. I know what you mean. The finish was rough. $3.99 shipping. I own my share of Tupperware, but I love my Colts. Most items on an officer’s model 1911 cannot be swapped with commander or government item. Yes the good old days of reasonably priced high quality forged steel, high polished Colts, Smiths, and Brownings are long since gone forever and we are stuck with a sea of outrageously over priced and crudely made modern plastic, stamped sheet metal and cast iron trash on today’s market. 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. 3) I’m not touching that with a 10-foot pole. To be fair I own a Springfield 1911 manufactured around 1994? 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. It was a clever idea on how to improve the accuracy (precision) of the 1911 without extensive gunsmithing and reliability-limiting tightening. No pun intended. The polished stainless steel and the Stag grips really set this one off and Man-O-Man what a sweet shooting 1911. 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. It’s my favorite caliber. Which it does. I have owned a Series 80 Colt Officers model since 1989 (or 1990) Hard to remember the year now. Several outfits make these parts kits – I like the ones from Cylinder & Slide. 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 is safe to do this with the 80 because of the firing pin block. My knowledge is less than it should be, but i was told by various people/sources/myths/urban legends over the years that the series 70 was the one you wanted. Grip. The trigger is different but I could never see a difference in “shootability”. 70 all the way or next best is a spacer setup/mod. $850.00 . 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. a thousand dollar cure for a rare problem, a ($10) cure works really well! Poor colt now remembers its public market, well personally I wish them luck as they have not had a winning strategy with the crap they put out. Colt had a problem with the blued 8 round magazines they supplied with the pistol, which they replaced for me at no charge. I left it stock for years, even competing with it briefly in IDPA. Your email address will not be published. Sights: 3-Dot I disagree. The 1991–2001 model used a large "M1991A1" roll mark engraved on the slide. Unfortunately, the early 70’s with the collet bushing had a rep for breakage. Adrenaline fueled mag dumps under real duress renders the smoothness of any trigger a moot point. The 1911 is and will ever remain the quintessential American sidearm. The series 80 is what you want if you keep your gun at home chambered with the hammer down. The 2001 model introduced a new "Colt's Government Model" roll mark engraving. The purpose was to inform them that the military testing held at Springfield Armory just two weeks prior had concluded and, In the decades following the gun’s rise to fame, dozens of companies have put, The gun up for review is a newly-manufactured, Many a keystroke has been dedicated to the differences between the Colt Series 70 and Series 80 pistols. Go on youtube and see. But, one of the most accurate guns out of the box that I owned was an Officer's Model. I must’ve missed the story a while back. That was the main reason I went with a glock. Like, horrible. 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. This is a Colt 1911, and that says everything that needs to be said. On March 29, 1911, Lt. Col. John T. Thompson of the U.S. $25.99. It had the best factory trigger of any auto most people who shot it had ever felt. UNFIRED COLT OFFICER'S .45 ACP BRIGHT STAINLESS. And even if there is a difference, a crappy 1911 trigger is leagues ahead of a Glock trigger. The oohs and ahhs over the latest plastic and stamped sheet metal trash guns makes me wonder if I am now living on another planet and perhaps talking to Klingons or Romulins. 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. 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. MSRP: $799. So, what IS a series 80 1911 pistol? 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. From high end to low end. This is considered a compact 1911. 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. Colt has invested in all new CNC milling machines to produce their 1911s. I’ve since purchased a 2016 production Combat Elite, and a Combat Commander in 2018. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Type. No Reserve. 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. $27.99.45 ACP Government / Commander Blue Carbon 7 Round Magazine . The series 80 has the trigger doing more work to disengage a superfluous 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. From my perspective as a ‘smith, those are the changes/issues I hear the most about in customer 1911’s. Some people say the trigger-actuated firing pin block on these guns makes for a trigger pull that’s anything but smooth and crisp. Kind of like my prewar Smith revolvers, all that hand fitting does not go un-noticed. The gun was invented, as I understand it, to pass California’s drop safe testing. You will find fancier 1911s and you will find less expensive 1911s. 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. Simple as that. More Semi-Autos. I’ve had a series 80 1991 A1 Colt since the early 1990s. I run a TJs conversion shim in my Colt, it allows you to remove the unnecessary parts. 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. There’s a reason the 1911 holds the record for the longest-serving sidearm of the American military. I’ve owned and shot a lot of 1911s. Overall * * * * * 45 ACP, Officers, New Agent, 7 Rd. I bought it new, I have carried it plenty, and I still own it. It’s that the that damn plunger makes it difficult to reassemble after detail-stripping the gun for cleaning. Many a keystroke has been dedicated to the differences between the Colt Series 70 and Series 80 pistols. Colt 7 Round Blue .45 ACP New Agent/Officers Magazine. Fits : Officers Compact 1911 1911 Series Colt Officer's Compact American Elk Grips These grips are made to original 1911 military specs and fit most popular 1911 officer's size models such as Colt, Kimber, Remington, Rock Island, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson and Springfield Armory. 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. Judging by their return of the snake series it seems like they’ve realized this and are trying to return to their roots. Customize This * * * * * The series 80 is ok, but the series 70 rocks. Ergonomics * * * * Required fields are marked *. It’s an arrangement that’s worked for decades and continue to do so. It is mostly designated as one of the house defenders. I was to understand that particular safety prevents the firing pin from hitting the primer if the gun lands muzzle down. I returned from a multi-year contract overseas in 2013, and having sold firearms that I could not take with me, I needed to re-build my battery of handguns. I hope this release is an indicator that Colt will turn back to providing guns for the citizen rather than relying on USG contracts. No decocker but once the hammer is down the gun will not fire from being dropped. Better quality now than 15 years ago by far. You choose. A safety is not ‘superfluous’ if, without it, your gun can shoot you in the head if you negligently drop it. 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. !”, 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. plastic. 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. Grips: Double Diamond Rosewood Colt 1911, serial number 5, was THE gun used in the 1911 trials. These two pieces are 52 and 31. Capacity: 7+1 I like my older Colt 1911’s and I also have a Shield, a full sized M&P, some XDM’s, a Springfield 1911 clone and a couple of Sigs in 45. Just like that, a legend was born. $1,995.00. The Colt Series 80 is an eye-catcher, right out of the box. Springfield made a nice one but that is neither here nor there anymore. I always favored a Govt Slide on a lightweight frame with an officer’s model grips safety and commander hammer. Yo… If the price is affordable, it is not a Python. As Broke_It NB’s, the 80 has more “stuff” getting pushed around by the trigger, with spring returns. And it got shot an awful lot. You sound like my 10th grade metal shop teacher. Catalog Page. At 21 feet, I was getting groups that averaged 1.5” overall. Colt 45 acp, Officer's model MK IV Series 80 Stainless Steel Description: I have owned this classic brand name gun for 25 years and have never fired it. 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. The gun up for review is a newly-manufactured Colt 1911 Government Model. And that was long ago. 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. Colt 1997 Colt Special Combat Government .45 ACP Model O *COMPETITION SERIES 80* (No reviews yet) Write a Review 3) 1911 – 1,911 times better than a Glock ! Unless, of course, your head is ‘superfluous,’ in which case a Series 70 will suit you well. Call them anytime at (877) NRA-2000 or call their headquarters at 703-267-3700 between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Not only is the length shorter 3.5″, but the magazine capacity is shorter. I’m guessing I got lucky on the polishing on the internals from the get go, and now with thousands of rounds through it to polish, and the hand fit trigger, and no series 80 parts….it is heavenly. I would have to agree with you there. Each pistol ships with two, seven-round flush magazines, both bearing the company name and the Rampant Colt on the floorplate. If you do a web search for “1911 collet barrel bushing” you’ll see what that looked like. 1) That review was published accidentally. The series 70 is a little more expensive but well worth the difference. like everything else, if you dont like it and you cant say anything good about it just shut tfu and buy something else. I want to carry the small 1911 with the hammer down. NC. Logan Metesh is a firearms historian and consultant who runs High Caliber History LLC. I met a Marine vet who served in SEA during the late 60’s. On March 29, 1911, Lt. Col. John T. Thompson of the U.S. The firing pin safety plunger, spring, and actuator (parts 32, 10, and 31) were not part of the original design and are not needed. Blued. It also came out that he volunteered in Vietnam to go down into tunnels after Charles with nothing but a flashlight, a 1911, and some magazines. Tons of low priced U.S. 1911’s, Lugers, Radom’s, Astra’s , Broom Handle Mausers, Webley’s, Walthers and the list makes one cry today to think of how affordable they all were. What trash. It was a very nice trigger pull, but in latter years, when I removed the series 80 parts and put in a slide blank, along with a new trigger and bow which I spent considerable time hand fitting…well, now it has a trigger better than any I’ve ever felt on any handgun, period. Officer: 3.5-inch barrel, 6 and 7+1 capacity. Customer Service; Your Account; FAQs; Check Order Status ; Contact Us; Returns; Shipping Info; Find an FFL Dealer; … Click here for a free 3-page download with tips about caring for your antique and collectible firearms. Classic products include the "Colt .45", Colt Python, and Colt Anaconda. Gun Review: Colt Defender .45 ACP. Simple to take apart and less parts to wear out or malfunction. 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. And I’ve carried and used a lot of guns in every legal way conceivable running the gamut from EDC, USPSA, fun, and 2 1/2 years in Iraq as a USG security contractor (during which I carried High Powers, Glocks, and Kimber 1911’s). ... Series 80 & 90 Pistols (Government Model, M1991A1 Models, Combat Target, Combat Commander, Commander (Lightweight), Combat Elite, Delta Elite, Officers ACP, Defender) Woodsman Automatic Pistol Caliber .22 Long Rifle. Colt Officers Factory Vintage Colt 1911 Series 70 45 Acp 6 Round Magazine. 0 bids. That’s the biggest change from the 70 to 80 right there. (Which is why they are considered “new” guns by the State of California and no longer available for sale except by person to person transfer.) $4.90 shipping. The almost-black bluing I mentioned previously has a bit of a shine to it on the sides of the slide and frame. 1) What happened to the Beretta review that was on Twitter but taken down quickly. 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. Who owns Colt? These old times just have such a solid feel to them. I was being somewhat facetious…… Somewhat. Still too light of a trigger pull. Then I purchased one of the new Lightweight Commanders in .45 ACP, again brand new, recent production with the new double wound recoil spring system. Series 80 Suck! Colt. I quite buying new 1911 pistols years ago but not the older made ones. 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. 3 1/2 inch round. IMO, the problem with series 80 isnkt that the trigger is worse due to the firing pin safety plunger. I found the transition remarkably easy (many didn’t) and learned to love the Glock, and do to this day. 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. Again, nothing but a positive experience, except in one respect. 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. 9mm’s don’t seem do do this for me. And, I want to be able to store it at home with the chamber loaded and the hammer down. 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. That would be awesome. Based as it is on the original military design, this new Colt 1911 is very much a no-frills gun. 3 Metalform 8 Round 1911 Officers Model Pistol Magazines 9mm Colt Kimber Spring. Colt MK IV Series 80 Officers ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol. He loves it. Thanks for the informative review. Today its “lets make it faster , lets make it cheaper” because the buying public today is so dumb they would not recognize a quality gun if the quality gun walked up and shot them in the foot. Colt … Both have been flawless, and I cannot really decide which one I like better. Then next major design came in 1983 with the Colt Mark IV Series 80. The Colt Defender .45 ACP is a reliable, microcompact 1911 that's maximized for discreet carry and nearly flawless performance . Colt 45 AUTO MARK4 OFFICERS MODEL BLUE WOOD GRIPS - .45 ACP $1,000.00: 0 $1,000.00 4d 13h 18m 17116485. Overall, the review is complimentary for its design cues and small size. 2) Why the change from Freedom Ammunition? I want a drop safe gun. That said, it’s far from an inaccurate gun. The design just works. maybe somebody out there can give me some info. What company actually makes this 1911? There are two parts added to the slide, parts 32 and 10. The traditional single action trigger isn’t anything fancy. Automatic Jr. Colt Caliber .25 Pistol . It put me in a rage just to look at it. The 70 series may have an edge in bullseye competition but in action shooting, I think it is moot. That’s the true glory of capitalism, and why it’s so much better then whatever the hell the left thinks it wants. 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! 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