Colt Combat Unit Rail Gun arrived....Not Good.

Discussion in 'M1911' started by Snaphook, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mar 10, 2017 #31
    slugger6

    slugger6 XDTalk 100K Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    116,639
    Likes Received:
    2,643
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Ratings:
    +8,258 / 97
    Today Colt is a mere shadow of its former self, IMO.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  2. Mar 11, 2017 #32
    Lefty Trigger

    Lefty Trigger XDTalk Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    I have bought many 1911's and several of them needed work in the disconnector and trigger/sear spring area right out of the box. Had a new Ruger that the disconnector would actually lock the slide back! Sounds like that gun needs some attention of a return label on the box. Shame that it's coming to this with most production guns. It is a nice looking gun though....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Mar 12, 2017 #33
    Bamaxd9

    Bamaxd9 XDTalk 1K Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,608
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +102 / 7
    That guy has been let go by Colt. Colt just had massive layoffs and basically shut their custom shop down.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2017 #34
    JoeOU1

    JoeOU1 XDTalk 4K Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    4,934
    Likes Received:
    811
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    Ratings:
    +1,338 / 13
    Sorry to hear. I wouldn't buy anything new from Colt these days. They're circling the drain and ready to be flushed.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2017 #35
    Snaphook

    Snaphook XDTalk 10K Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Messages:
    12,423
    Likes Received:
    2,500
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Flyover Country
    Ratings:
    +7,794 / 130
    Now ya tell me!

    It was nostalgia, when I get it back I don't doubt I'll wind up sending it to a gunsmith to get it in good working order.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Mar 19, 2017 #36
    minimum_freebore

    minimum_freebore XDTalk 4K Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Messages:
    4,458
    Likes Received:
    654
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Near a Pine tree
    Ratings:
    +2,116 / 51
    Mi
    Might be a floater
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  7. Mar 19, 2017 #37
    JoeOU1

    JoeOU1 XDTalk 4K Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    4,934
    Likes Received:
    811
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    Ratings:
    +1,338 / 13
    Not knocking Colt, as I have 2 Pythons and 3 of their AR's (1 9mm and 2 5.56). Never any issues, but just wouldn't buy anything new from them these days. Just sayin'
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  8. Mar 20, 2017 #38
    DevJames

    DevJames XDTalk 15K Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    16,460
    Likes Received:
    1,732
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Lebanon, TN
    Ratings:
    +4,669 / 50
    Well, it fucked?
     
  9. Mar 20, 2017 #39
    yocan

    yocan XDTalk 15K Member Founding Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    16,791
    Likes Received:
    612
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Illinois
    Ratings:
    +1,962 / 56
    wow
     
  10. Apr 3, 2017 #40
    Snaphook

    Snaphook XDTalk 10K Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Messages:
    12,423
    Likes Received:
    2,500
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Flyover Country
    Ratings:
    +7,794 / 130
    Update on the Colt....

    Got it back from them on Friday and got it to the range Sunday. They replaced the trigger internals and had their gunsmith work over the trigger and the result is a really fine trigger. It's still a series 80 so the "rod" you're up against that breaks in a 1911 is a softer rod (if not softer, it takes a little longer to complete the pull where the trigger breaks as it has to operate the series 80 parts) but for a series 80 the trigger really is excellent. Clean short take up, clean break, 4 1/2 lbs on my Lyman scale (that I think runs about 1/2 lb heavy), really a very nice trigger.

    They also un-mushed the safety. It wasn't horrible before, just a bit mushy, and now it's real solid with positive clicks. Not Dan Wesson perfect but very good, at least equal to my Kimber.

    The gun shot fine, no problems in 100 or so rounds, but no comment yet on accuracy because I wasn't shooting well so I don't want to judge the gun based on me not having a good day.

    Thumbs down to Colt for letting a gun with a defective trigger, and a high end gun as well, leave the factory. Thumbs up for getting it back quickly and doing such a fine job on the trigger. I'll start looking at VZ's and put on a magwell and it's part of the collection, although the stock grips are really nice VZ's I need the flat bottomed versions to match the gunwell correctly.
     
    • Like Like x 5

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

col combat unit rail