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Old 05-11-2012, 08:59 PM
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Special Combat History?




I was wondering when Colt first started building that gun and why? I bought mine in 94.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:02 PM
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pretty sure it was their answer for all the supermade 1911 custom shops springing up all around.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:11 PM
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I was told when I sent mine in for service recently that only one gentleman produced it. I think that's special. Just got me thinking. Same gunsmith? By the was service was fantastic!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:21 PM
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I was told when I sent mine in for service recently that only one gentleman produced it. I think that's special. Just got me thinking. Same gunsmith? By the was service was fantastic!
great for you, I have had mine back to the custom shop 3 times and have not still got it right. Brent is cool and everything and the service is on par for what you can expect from Wilson or Nighthawk but there is issues that I am not 100 percent happy with for a 1911 in this price range. I understand the Special Combat has to evolve but you expect a premium 1911 to be just that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:33 PM
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I have been using one as my duty weapon since 97 with one malfunction in all that time. And that was caused by my departments crap green ammo that we are forced to use on our range. So far it has been the best pistol that i have ever owned.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:42 PM
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Mine (actually my wife's) has over 10K rds thru it and never had a malfunction with any factory ammo. The 9 malf's it has had was during my experimentation with the OAL of the 250gr rnfp bullets...I had them loaded waaaay too long and it took a while to get them short enough to be reliable. I've tried over 10 different JHP's from the 165's up tp 230's and all (and the fmj) have fed/fired/ejected w/o issue. Also the most accurate gun in the house except for the copmped bbl longslide that was fitted by Dave Williams at SA.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:37 AM
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I was wondering when Colt first started building that gun and why? I bought mine in 94.
I believe they began building in 1992 to be a factory prepared competition model.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:41 PM
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I must have an early one then, three digit serial number. I had it put away for quite a long time and just recently started getting back into shooting. I also wonder what changes and if any changes had been done though out the years. The test target does have one hole in it though, if I miss its me.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:43 AM
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great for you, I have had mine back to the custom shop 3 times and have not still got it right. Brent is cool and everything and the service is on par for what you can expect from Wilson or Nighthawk but there is issues that I am not 100 percent happy with for a 1911 in this price range. I understand the Special Combat has to evolve but you expect a premium 1911 to be just that.


3 times?

Evolve?
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:39 AM
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His SCG is giant, hard to work on.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:37 AM
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I must have an early one then, three digit serial number. I had it put away for quite a long time and just recently started getting back into shooting. I also wonder what changes and if any changes had been done though out the years. The test target does have one hole in it though, if I miss its me.
I know that at some point they added a magwell, and I think there were a number of years where the SCG was not produced. They haven't made very many, mine was made in 2011 and still has a three digit serial number (854).

Edit: mine is a SCG Carry, serial numbers for other Special Combats are probably higher.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:29 PM
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I know that at some point they added a magwell, and I think there were a number of years where the SCG was not produced. They haven't made very many, mine was made in 2011 and still has a three digit serial number (854).

Edit: mine is a SCG Carry, serial numbers for other Special Combats are probably higher.
My wife's Carry model is #236 from 1995. 618 in 17 yrs......very limited #'s. Tracy
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:42 AM
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Hard chrome comp model 6XX, bought late 94.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:26 PM
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I think to get the "full" history of the lineage of the SCG, you really start in 1983. That is when the idea of a full-combat configured model sprang into the catalog. Though the bar was clearly raised in 1993/4 (I'm not sure) with the SCG model.

In 1983 Colt offered the "Combat Government model" tailored from the factory to carry use - tall sights, scalloped/lowered port, and a unique "CG" s/n range.

1983 - 1985: "Combat Gov't" model, "CGxxxx" range
1986 - 1993 (?): "Combat Elite" continues CG sn usage
1994 - current: "Special Combat Gov't" with the SCG s/n starts up

Obviously the bar was raised with the SCG, but the lineage goes back a little further. Can you tell my original field was history and I'm interested in that?
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