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Old 04-04-2020, 09:46 PM
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Basic Colt 1911 vs. Colt Gunsite 1911

I was just window shopping Colt 1911s. Their most basic 1911, the Blue Series 70 is about $800. The Colt 1911 Gunsite model goes for a little over $1200 and the ad says custom shop which I'm skeptical of as I thought those are much more expensive.

Other than features such as the Gunsite model having better sites and being dehorned, is there any difference in quality among the two? Is more care put into making the Gunsite model?
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Old 04-04-2020, 10:41 PM
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The quality of the parts is the same, as is the fitting. But the dehorning makes for a much better-feeling pistol in the hand. You're also paying for a properly fitted beavertail and a trigger job.
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:10 AM
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i wonder if they shape and fit the extractor
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Old 04-10-2020, 12:34 PM
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Personal preference.
Fitted Beavertail, trigger job, extended thumb safety, de-burred, better sights, front night sight (if it comes from Gunsite), serrated front strap. And these do come from the Custom shop per Gunsite.

Personally I think it's worth it. One of my biggest complaints with most commercial 1911's is how sharp the edges are. An issue you won't find on the Gunsite Pistol.

If you were to send off a blued Series 70 to a Smith, how much would it cost to have it moded like the GSP if you wanted those options?

I added the ambi & stand grips




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Old 04-10-2020, 01:05 PM
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any chance you could take a close up picture of the extractor hook ?

great looking 1911!!

thanks for posting
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:08 PM
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any chance you could take a close up picture of the extractor hook ?

great looking 1911!!

thanks for posting
Sorry, I'm in the process of moving and everything is getting packed-up.
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:17 PM
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I thoroughly enjoy my Colt Gunsite Pistol. If you buy the stock model you will probably wind up making modifications to it. So why not start ahead of the game?

BTW in the interest of full disclosure I am an Orange Gunsite graduate, so there's that bias to contend with.
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Old 04-10-2020, 03:21 PM
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any chance you could open yours up and take a photo of the extractor to see if it is hand shaped and fitted?
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Old 04-10-2020, 03:32 PM
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At work now, might have to wait until tomorrow if that's OK
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Old 04-10-2020, 03:46 PM
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waiting .. no problem ..

thank you!!!
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Old 04-11-2020, 06:46 PM
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The quality of the parts is the same, as is the fitting. But the dehorning makes for a much better-feeling pistol in the hand. You're also paying for a properly fitted beavertail and a trigger job.
I always preferred the A1 style safety and grip.

1911s are too sharp without dehorning.
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Old 04-11-2020, 08:24 PM
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Beveled underside

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Old 04-11-2020, 09:22 PM
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for some reason I can't view those ....

thank you for taking time on this!
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:06 AM
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Made a mistake on the album settings. Please let me know if you can see them now.
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:11 AM
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:24 AM
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:26 AM
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thank you for the pictures!!

it does look different the new factory ones I've seen but Im kinda surprised they didn,t address the bump on the pad ramp ...

looks like the took some off the pad and shortened the claw to avoid touching the case ...

again, thank your for taking the time!
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:58 AM
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My pleasure, good luck with your decision.
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Old 04-12-2020, 02:02 PM
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I met the head of Gunsite at the big Tulsa gun show November 2018. I had a Gunsite Commander. I told him I loved it and asked if it came out of Colt’s Custom Shop. He assured me it did. How much work goes into a Gunsite Colt I do not know, but mine was very good.
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Old 04-13-2020, 03:27 PM
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I like my Gunsite pistol. I got the Gov't model and it's a great shooter. Bought it from Gunsite and it was an easy transaction. May get a Lightweight Commander one day
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:35 AM
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Thanks for the responses.
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Old 04-14-2020, 07:14 AM
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Thanks for the responses.

Let us know how you make out.
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Old 04-14-2020, 11:56 AM
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I like my Gunsite pistol. I picked up the stainless version back in 2012. I sent it back to Colt and had them cerakote the slide black, under cut the trigger and serrate the front strap( was suppose to come standard but someone forgot). I had my local smith put on a front night sight and fit a long trigger. Its my go to carry 1911 when Im not carrying one of my wheel guns.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:09 PM
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I wish my Gunsite had under cut the trigger guard, similar to the Combat Elite Govt,Gold Cup or Delta Elite.

Why didn't the Colt do it on my Gunsite? Mine was made in 2019.

What I really like is completely dehorned all around frame and slide,very comfortable in the hand without any sharp angles.


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Old 04-14-2020, 02:10 PM
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did you buys yours from Gunsite or off another party? I have been reading that the ones on Buds's have a different front site than ones bought over the phone or in person from GS.
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