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Old 05-28-2012, 01:59 PM
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New Gold Cup Trophy




OK, this is my last post about this new pistol. But I shot it today and wow, it was worth the purchase. I took 100 rnds of my reloads and bought a new box of Federal. (So I would know if it choked on my reloads)

Started by getting used to it with 10 rnds supported at 10 yards. It shot a little low on the first 5 then I adjusted the sights for me and put the last 5 on the X and just to the left on the 10 ring line and X. Then I proceeded to shootoff hand the rest of the factory ammunition at 10 and then 15 yrds. Then switched to reloads. I shot 70 rounds of reloads at 10 and 15 yards. The GCT shot perfectly. No misfeeds. It ejected everything well. No mishaps whatsoever. I used the Colt mag and a Wilson mag and both worked well.

I was surprised at how softly it shot. It was very comfortable and I never thought that wide trigger would make such a difference but it was very nice. I don't know what the trigger broke at but it was comparable to a Kimber C2 I took with me to try beside it.

I have been wanting a target 1911 and had a SA Range Officer for a short time. I can tell you, the Gold Cup is worth the extra couple of hundred. For me it was like night and day between the two. Well done Colt!

Here it is. One last time.


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Old 05-28-2012, 02:03 PM
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Very nice gun,
Let's see it with the holes in the paper!
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:53 PM
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Enjoy your new pistol!
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:11 PM
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I like the new grip safety Colt put on that.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:32 PM
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Nice Colt. Check out the latest issue of Gun World, it has a beautiful cover photo of a blued Gold Cup. Very nice seeing Colt get cover shots again. It's been a long time.
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:57 PM
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Congrats on the new pistol, I also have one I bought last year. I had to change the grips I hated the feel of the stop grips.

Enjoy and have fun...
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:15 PM
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Congrats. And welcome to the GC club.
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:45 PM
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Congrats. And welcome to the GC club.
Thats right, welcome. GC are awesome, one of my favorite guns.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:28 AM
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Congratulations on your GC. Is that a target from the Bullet Trap in Plano?
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:20 PM
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Congratulations on your GC. Is that a target from the Bullet Trap in Plano?
Yes. That is where I shoot.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:23 PM
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They are nice guns and it is sad that Colt upped the price on them lately. But that is life.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:54 PM
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They are nice guns and it is sad that Colt upped the price on them lately. But that is life.
This was only $100 higher than they were last year. Much lower than the Kimber Gold Match I was considering.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:13 PM
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$100 more is a lot! This keeps up they'll be going for $1500 five years from now!
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:05 PM
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Doesn't matter. Colts, especially Gold Cups, hold their value. In a couple years when new ones go for $1500, you can probably still get close to that if you decide to sell. Especially if you keep it in good shape.

Speaking for myself, I've been offered a lot more for my GC than what I paid for back in '94 whenever I show it off at the range.

Colt Gold Cup Enhanced .45ACP (bought new 1 Sep '94) = $629.50+31.48 tax



I thought I was paying a fortune back then. Worth every penny and would even net me a profit if I ever let it go.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:55 AM
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Doesn't matter. Colts, especially Gold Cups, hold their value. In a couple years when new ones go for $1500, you can probably still get close to that if you decide to sell. Especially if you keep it in good shape.

Speaking for myself, I've been offered a lot more for my GC than what I paid for back in '94 whenever I show it off at the range.

Colt Gold Cup Enhanced .45ACP (bought new 1 Sep '94) = $629.50+31.48 tax



I thought I was paying a fortune back then. Worth every penny and would even net me a profit if I ever let it go.
That's a nice GC. I like the Stainless but would have bought the Blued if they still made them. So in 18 years, the cost has gone up about $450.00 (based on your post and what I paid) and you can get more than you paid for your pistol today if you sold it?

I wonder how that compares to inflation with other goods. I think oil and gasoline are up over 100%. Just a guess. Milk is up, corn, sugar, cars. So I still think I paid a fair price. Anyway it doesn't matter. I am very satisfied after the first 100 rnds.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:39 AM
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I know my bought one new in 1978 was about $349 I think.



I have a bunch by the way and usually buy them used anymore. My 1996 (last year for the GCNM) was $650. I did put different grips on it.



I bought a 2010 Trophy for $750 thinking that might be the last year of the blue flatop, but Colt did make them in 2011. And the rubber wrap around got replaced on that also with nice Colt wood grips.

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Old 06-01-2012, 03:30 PM
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Good catch! I love those
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:15 PM
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They are the best buy in a 1911 in my opinion.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:03 PM
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MKIV series 70 Gold Cup..

Hi Chuck, I paid $190 for my MKIV series 70 Gold Cup in 1971. I guess I got a good

one. It is still tight, and I shot in many 2700s with it. Around 1972, it shot

a 10 shot 50yd group of 2.25" from the Ransom Rest. 7 months ago I took it for it's first service;

the pistol smith did a trigger job and when He checked the trigger before tuning,

We found the pull was still set to exactly 3.5lbs(pull was no longer smooth).

I found the accuracy good enough for Bullseye match shooting; and I always

enjoyed hitting beer cans placed at 50 yds from my Bullseye single handed

stance. I nearly always could hit those cans even though I had trouble hitting the

bigger 9 and 10 ring of the 50 yd NRA Bull.

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:52 AM
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Nice Colt!
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:03 PM
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A lot of nice Colts posted here.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:07 AM
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Congratulations for the new Gold Cup!

However, let me to say that a target pistol should be tested at 25 yards (being 25 meters or 27 yards the way to go), 15 or 10 yards means nothing regarding accuracy.

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Old 06-05-2012, 03:07 PM
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Congratulations for the new Gold Cup!

However, let me to say that a target pistol should be tested at 25 yards (being 25 meters or 27 yards the way to go), 15 or 10 yards means nothing regarding accuracy.

Regards,
OK, you asked. Here are my best two groups of 5 rounds at 25 yrds standing and leaning over the bench with my forearms supported. I was shooting 230 grn Rainier bullets over 5.3 grns of W231 with a 1.225 COL.

Standing, two handed grip.



Forearms Supported.



You have now given me a goal to, huh, shoot for.

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