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Old 03-15-2020, 01:30 AM
raymzor raymzor is offline
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Just took delivery of my first 1911. A Colt Gold Cup National Match in .45ACP. .45ACP are not easy to get in Australia. Handguns are generally limited to .357. I have a million questions about performance and maintenance. I hope the forum members can help.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:18 AM
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Hi from North Dakota Plenty of experts here to help you.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:18 AM
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Welcome. I'm sure you can get answers here.
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Old 03-15-2020, 07:47 AM
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Welcome to the forums from Virginia.
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:33 AM
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Hello and welcome from Colorado........
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Old 03-15-2020, 11:46 AM
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Please post your questions in the Colt section of this forum. Plenty of Colt fan-addicts there who can help you.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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Old 03-15-2020, 11:56 AM
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just a heads up on those:
the colt 8rd mags that came with my gcnm were crap and caused ftf.
tripp cobra mags solved that.
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:54 PM
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Welcome to the Forum from the state of Alabama, USA. I have 3 Gold Cups and use only Wilson Combat mags and never have a problem.
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God is on the side of the best shots.
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:22 AM
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Welcome to our 1911 forum from Italy.
Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
If you're going to collect, be careful not to get drawn to a piece that is not original, make sure it is a very good example and buy the gun not the story.
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:32 AM
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Welcome to the forum from a fellow Aussie. I joined 3 years before moving to Las Vegas.
Great forum wonderful people and great info and the forum is more than just colt.

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