I know some used to run the Schwartz conversion on their pistols, they seemed to like it. plastic. 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 was a great pistol, and I sold it to a friend for what I paid for it. I noticed that Colt has extended the grip safety enough to prevent hammer bite. 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. Colt’s entry — a shortened 1911 with an aluminum frame (called Coltalloy) wasn’t adopted (neither was the Smith and Wesson M39). $1,995.00. 9mm’s don’t seem do do this for me. 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. I’ve since purchased a 2016 production Combat Elite, and a Combat Commander in 2018. Guess we’ll see. These old times just have such a solid feel to them. Rating Definition. Kind of like my prewar Smith revolvers, all that hand fitting does not go un-noticed. Colt 1911 MK IV Series 80 Government Model Pistol - YouTube I won a Remington 1911 at a drawing and could not sell it fast enough. I agree that a shorter barrel equals less accuracy and less velocity because the bullet spends less time in the pressurized barrel. 1989 Vintage Stainless Steel Colt Mk.IV Series 80 Government Model .45 ACP . Ordnance Department sent a letter to Colt’s in Hartford, Connecticut. If you like this video Please Like, Favorite, Share and Subscribe. No Reserve. The entire gun, all the way down to the grip screw heads, has the same uniform finish. Customize This * * * * * Required fields are marked *. Definitely good enough for government (model) work. 4595. And, I want to be able to store it at home with the chamber loaded and the hammer down. 70 all the way or next best is a spacer setup/mod. The new cobra line is apparently pretty solid from what’s been reported here, and is quite affordable. The 1991 series incorporates full-sized blued and stainless models in either .45 ACP or .38 Super, as well as blued and stainless Commander models in .45 ACP. Barrel. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. like everything else, if you dont like it and you cant say anything good about it just shut tfu and buy something else. No, it doesn’t boast a luxurious, polished blue sheen, but it does have a clean, almost black finish to it. 45 ACP. Modern Handgun. What company actually makes this 1911? Works with all New Agent/Defender and Officer … Insert a mag, release the slide, and hammer away until the single-stack, Thumb Safety, Grip Safety, Firing Pin Safety. I get sick even looking at Smiths 2 piece barrels with their burned in edm rifling which picks up fouling like crazy and their roughly made MIM cast internal parts. On March 29, 1911, Lt. Col. John T. Thompson of the U.S. Most sellers are claiming that their guns have only had a few hundred rounds go through them. Your email address will not be published. It fires the .45 ACP cartridge as God and JMB intended. Ergonomics * * * * Series 80 : In 1983, Colt released a new 1911 design dubbed the Series 80 (also named for the decade during which it was released) with a few design changes. 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. The 1991–2001 model used a large "M1991A1" roll mark engraved on the slide. 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. These two pieces are 52 and 31. Bring back the brand? ©COPYRIGHT 2020, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. It and the series 70 Government are of equal quality. It may be too little too late. The gun up for review is a newly-manufactured Colt 1911 Government Model. And Colt still makes a magnificent 1911. The platform wasn’t designed with customization in mind. It’s that the that damn plunger makes it difficult to reassemble after detail-stripping the gun for cleaning. Weight: 35 oz Colt MK IV Series 80 Officers ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol. The second issue was the change of the “hook” half-cock hammer position to a “ledge” on the hammer. My younger brother was so taken with the gun that he pestered me until I let him have it. a thousand dollar cure for a rare problem, a ($10) cure works really well! Several outfits make these parts kits – I like the ones from Cylinder & Slide. They can’t do both Matt. No pun intended. GI#: 101569305. Colt 45 AUTO MARK4 OFFICERS MODEL BLUE WOOD GRIPS - .45 ACP $1,000.00: 0 $1,000.00 4d 13h 18m 17116485. 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. People went on and in about it. The gun was invented, as I understand it, to pass California’s drop safe testing. Colt 1993 Colt Officer's ACP MKIV Series 80 .45ACP *SUPER RARE ENHANCED MODEL* (No reviews yet) Write a Review Grip. If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database. Some people say the trigger-actuated firing pin block on these guns makes for a trigger pull that’s anything but smooth and crisp. Full Details. It had a cheap cast frame and they were so cheap that when they made it they only put a tritium front sight on it, the back rear sight only had painted dots. Rating . 1) What happened to the Beretta review that was on Twitter but taken down quickly. That was the main reason I went with a glock. Customer Service; Your Account; FAQs; Check Order Status ; Contact Us; Returns; Shipping Info; Find an FFL Dealer; … It’s a Colt, it’s a 1911, it’s $800. $34.99. It was the smoothest 1911 I have ever shot. Yo… Frame Finish: Blued Overall, the review is complimentary for its design cues and small size. 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. Logan Metesh is a firearms historian and consultant who runs High Caliber History LLC. 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. 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. Manufacturing Part Number: 53355B 7 Round Blue .45 ACP Gov't/Comm Magazine. It is mostly designated as one of the house defenders. 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. 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. 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.”. I never thought of that. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. It is safe to do this with the 80 because of the firing pin block. 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. Unlike the stories you hear of pistols that literally rattled in the hands of GIs in WWII, this gun makes no such sound. 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. No Reserve. 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. Hope you enjoyed the video and as always Thanks For Watching. It and the series 70 Government are of equal quality. Well, what you need then is a DA/SA, not trying to carry a 1911 in Condition 2. 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. Class. Go on youtube and see. $850.00 . 3 1/2 inch round. I would just hate to have to get into an all new caliber and support system. Stainless steel. Steady trigger pressure results in a very crisp break. maybe somebody out there can give me some info. It was manufactured in 1989 and remains in excellent condition, having been well ...Click for more info. The series 70 is a little more expensive but well worth the difference. That said, you can eliminate some of this “mushiness” in the take-up by using Series 80 firing pin lock parts that have been nitrided. Altamont's colt Grips. We were test firing a Colt 1911 Series 80 after some gun smithing. If Colt really wants to win back us old farts who are willing to spend enough on a single gun that our spouses shriek and ask “You spent WHAT on WHAT? They really were out of this world. Look at the polish job on the 1911, Serial Number 5 pictured there. Series 80 Suck! I sure hope they get started with the Colt Python at an affordable price. MSRP: $799. Gun Review: Colt Defender .45 ACP. 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. Slap it like your life depended on it. It is safer to carry a chambered 1911 with the hammer down if it has a firing pin safety. I have wanted a colt for a long long time and now I have one! $3.99 shipping. They’re dishwasher safe, right? The 1911 is and will ever remain the quintessential American sidearm. On March 29, 1911, Lt. Col. John T. Thompson of the U.S. The platform wasn’t designed with customization in mind. The Rock Island Tac Ultra, full size .45 ACP. Then next major design came in 1983 with the Colt Mark IV Series 80. $1,390.00: 0 $1,390.00 $1,490.00: 6d 10h 56m 17108559. But, one of the most accurate guns out of the box that I owned was an Officer's Model. Then next major design came in 1983 with the Colt Mark IV Series 80. Stock. Colt Officers Factory Vintage Colt 1911 Series 70 45 Acp 6 Round Magazine. 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. It means I have to cock it before it can fire. Unless, of course, your head is ‘superfluous,’ in which case a Series 70 will suit you well. That means the gun is heavy, weighing in at more than two pounds empty. No Reserve. or so and carried a gov’t model in the Army until they switched to the Berettas. At least from that one particular scenario this safety seems to address. Colt had a problem with the blued 8 round magazines they supplied with the pistol, which they replaced for me at no charge. My particular gun felt no different to my trigger finger than when I’m shooting a Series 70. This is a 1911, after all. Simple as that. 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. So the trigger on the Series 80’s doesn’t feel as “crisp” and “uniform” as the 70’s trigger. Some people love them but not me. Not only is the length shorter 3.5″, but the magazine capacity is shorter. Sights: 3-Dot That said, it’s far from an inaccurate gun. They seems to be trying but they haven’t shown up in years. Colt abandoned the consumer public by chasing the big bucks of the Government, which they did for many years until they started turning out junk and the Government dropped them like a hot rock! If you do a web search for “1911 collet barrel bushing” you’ll see what that looked like. They feel like a ‘real’ gun. So in 1950, Colt started producing their version for the retail market, calling it the Commander.Colt wisely brought it out in .45 ACP as well as 9mm and also in the red-headed stepchild, .38 Super. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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. Finish. And it got shot an awful lot. Colt 1911, serial number 5, was THE gun used in the 1911 trials. If the price is affordable, it is not a Python. There were two other issue of change in the Series 80’s. There are two parts added to the slide, parts 32 and 10. If you’re used to shooting 9mm, it might take a little getting used to when you start shooting .45 ACP. They would not even make good door stops or boat anchors. 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. Himmm. 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. 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. i have 3 original 6 rnd mags, and have since bought two 7 rounders. The M1911 served as the standard sidearm for American soldiers for the next 74 years. Item Interest. stainless steel. I consider the striker fired handguns cocked and unlocked even if the pull of the trigger has to complete the cock. The series 80 model 1991 Government does not suck. On this model, Colt added a safety feature in the form of a firing pin block system that made it impossible for the weapon to discharge if dropped or thrown on a hard surface. Type. The polished stainless steel and the Stag grips really set this one off and Man-O-Man what a sweet shooting 1911. This cuts down on glare when you’re aiming the gun in bright sunlight, which is certainly appreciated. The 1911 was designed to go bang when you need it to, and it does that extremely well. It’s got a very noticeable take-up before you hit the wall – and hit it you do. I don’t carry it a lot these days. 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 hope my string of good luck continues with my next one. $27.99.45 ACP Government / Commander Blue Carbon 7 Round Magazine . I bought it new, I have carried it plenty, and I still own it. That would be awesome. Catalog Page. 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. For me the slide moving back into battery seems to bring the sights right back on target. Based as it is on the original military design, this new Colt 1911 is very much a no-frills gun. That being said, I have and always will tell anyone within earshot that the Colt 1911 IS, AND FOREVER WILL BE, my favorite gun to carry or shoot, and in my experienced life have found nothing that is universally superior. Always have. I guess I can explain why. It makes sense. I don,t know much about the 1911 I have one I got a few years ago its a S,S,series 80 Colt MKIV gold cup national match that the safety has been changed and it does not have the regular guide in it that screws together I don,t know why it was that way when I got it but it is a shooter just like all of them heavy to us as a EDC with 1 in the pipe and seven in mag. In shooting, this definitely helped with recoil, but not as much as I had expected. Simple to take apart and less parts to wear out or malfunction. 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. Just a quick comment for folks to understand the big differences between the Series 70 and 80 pistols. How can you tell for certain? I was being somewhat facetious…… Somewhat. I was to understand that particular safety prevents the firing pin from hitting the primer if the gun lands muzzle down. I always favored a Govt Slide on a lightweight frame with an officer’s model grips safety and commander hammer. or Buy It Now . Gun #: 913805024. If your definition of “affordable” is less than $2500… I don’t think you’ll be seeing a “real” Python anytime soon. The series 80 is ok, but the series 70 rocks. Officer: 3.5-inch barrel, 6 and 7+1 capacity. 22 Colt Service Model ACE Automatic Pistol. Like glass. 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. He still enjoys it. Many gun enthusiasts will assert that the shorter barrel makes the Officer's Model (3.5") less accurate than a Government Model (5"). The sights are simple, too; just your standard three white dots. And even if there is a difference, a crappy 1911 trigger is leagues ahead of a Glock trigger. It is safe to do this with the 80 because of the firing pin block. The trigger is different but I could never see a difference in “shootability”. 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. !”, 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. GA Sales: 5. Some better, some worse, but a 1.5” grouping is shown here inside a 3” circle. YMMV. I can’t explain why – but I just loved it from the heft to the way it shot to the accuracy. I am one of those to love both modern polymer handguns and 1911s. So, what IS a series 80 1911 pistol? It’s well-balanced and points easily, but the size and weight can be a bit much for some shooters. The Officer’s Model also uses a steel frame rather than the aluminum or alloy frames used by the Colt Defender or other subcompact 1911’s. The pistol has the Colt pony on the slide. 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. As Broke_It NB’s, the 80 has more “stuff” getting pushed around by the trigger, with spring returns. He said that when he needed it, the 1911 never failed him. I’ve shot both and like them both. 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. Please look at the exploded parts diagram that Colt generously provided for Logan to use above. The purpose was to inform them that the military testing held at Springfield Armory just two weeks prior had concluded and John Moses Browning’s 1911 design produced by Colt had come out on top. 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. Too bad Colt has been out of business for years. I met a Marine vet who served in SEA during the late 60’s. There are thousands of ways to change this gun if that’s what you want. 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. Like, horrible. 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. The almost-black bluing I mentioned previously has a bit of a shine to it on the sides of the slide and frame. I never even shot it and I had trouble selling it even though it was new in the box. The Colt Defender .45 ACP is a reliable, microcompact 1911 that's maximized for discreet carry and nearly flawless performance . No decocker but once the hammer is down the gun will not fire from being dropped. 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. The venerable Model 1911A1 was manufactured by Colt (and others during World War II) until 1971. The series 80 has the trigger doing more work to disengage a superfluous safety. 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. NC. From high end to low end. Neither my wife nor I carry a 1911 as out EDC for our own reasons, but I hope the day will never come when I don’t have at least one 1911 in my personal collection. i love my 1911s, but they take way more time to properly clean than my Glock 17 Gen 5 or Ruger LCP 2 and EC9s. Colt 1997 Colt Special Combat Government .45 ACP Model O *COMPETITION SERIES 80* (No reviews yet) Write a Review Founded in 1836, Colt Manufacturing Company is best known for the classic firearms manufactured in the 19th and 20th centuries. I have owned a Series 80 Colt Officers model since 1989 (or 1990) Hard to remember the year now. The officer model 1911 is generally 3.5″ (I say generally because any manufacturer can call their 3.5″ something else as well as call another length “officer”). Ending Dec 16 at 4:53AM PST 3d 20h. I started with a brand new Colt Commander 1991 no-frills pistol in stainless steel, .45 ACP, of 2014 production. Both have been flawless, and I cannot really decide which one I like better. I have had recoil springs go bad at only 4,000 rounds. They have produced a number of fixes for that. I want to carry the small 1911 with the hammer down. At 21 feet, I was getting groups that averaged 1.5” overall. 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. Specifications: Colt 1911 Government Model, Action: Single Action Hammer Fired Semi-Auto I love my new Colt Government 1911 Series 70, it is not my grandfather’s 1911, but it is the best off the shelf alternative for those who appreciate the history of pistols. A 1911 is a whole lot of gun in terms of weight. There’s a reason the 1911 holds the record for the longest-serving sidearm of the American military. 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. The fit between the slide and the frame is excellent. The 2001 model introduced a new "Colt's Government Model" roll mark engraving. And I hope that Colt can get its financial act in order and will be with us for a long time. Item Views. 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. They are dandy, accurate guns when made of quality parts with some decent finishing. Serial # Manufacturer. It’s a Colt 1911. 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. Indeed. 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