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    Smile How accurate can you get a Colt .45 pistol

    Hi,

    I'm just wondering, whats the most accurate 1911 made by Colt,
    which model, and which caliber-
    .45 acp or 38 super and what kind of groups can you expect at
    50 yards.

    I've got a Colt Python already and I'm thinking of buying another
    Colt in semi auto for WA1500PPC.

    many thanks,

    Karlos:

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    Gold Cups in 45 ACP are capable of X ring accuracy at 25 yards and 50 yards .

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    Accurate 45s

    The National Match pistols made in the 1960's were probably the most accurate semi-autos that Colt ever made. (I have to say that I've never had any experience with the pre-war national match pistols and they may have been even better.) As "10X" said, they were capable of X ring accuracy. The series 70 pistols were almost as good. However, it was the rare bullseye shooter who used an out-of-the-box pistol. Most serious shooters would have a least a little accuracy work done on their favorite gun. Clark, Shockey and Giles were just a few of the gunsmiths that specialized in this work. There used to be a retired Marine Corps amorer here (Cincinnati) who did very nice work.
    Les Baer used to sell (and maybe still does) a .45 auto that he would guarantee to group inside 1.5 inches at 50 yards.
    I personally have a SVI .38 Super pistol with Caspian slide, Schumann ported and comped barrel, Accu-Rails and a C-More red dot sight that will group that well from a solid rest with the right ammo.

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    The current Special Combat Government is a dang accurate pistol.
    I have had great results with my Super .38 cast/handloaded rounds out to a 100 yards.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for all the help lads, I was looking for excuse to buy another Colt pistol and you've given it to me, I think I may go withe .38 super caliber.

    Thanks again, I'd use it for WA 1500 PPC,

    All the best,

    Karlos in Ireland

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    If you're looking for match grade accuracy, I don't know that I'd buy a modern Colt 1911A1. Unless they've changed in the past few years, I was told by two gunsmiths to avoid them. I tested what they told me by picking up a Colt Gold Cup and giving it a shake. It rattled like you wouldn't believe, the slide was so loose.

    What I was told was to buy an inexpensive 1911A1 and have a competent gunsmith do accuracy work on it. I took this route and bought a bottom of the line Springfield Armory 1911A1 in 1997. I had it worked on by the late great George Madore and it is now capable of 1 3/8" groups at 50 yards. It shoots one ragged hole at 25 yards.

    Good luck, whatever path you choose.

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    You realize slide to receiver fit has less than 5% to do with accuracy.

    The fit of the barrel to the barrel bushing and bushing to slide is where fit counts.
    Add to that good sights and a clean trigger and you have the makings of an accurate pistol.

    I believe you were given bad information by the 2 gunsmiths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    You realize slide to receiver fit has less than 5% to do with accuracy.

    The fit of the barrel to the barrel bushing and bushing to slide is where fit counts.
    Add to that good sights and a clean trigger and you have the makings of an accurate pistol.

    I believe you were given bad information by the 2 gunsmiths.
    Maybe so. It could be that what they were telling me was self-serving. I can, however, say this from direct experience: I have a Colt 1911A1 Series 70 .45 ACP and my George Madore custom will absolutely shoot circles around it. The custom is also vastly more comfortable to shoot, having much better ergonomics. Of course the sights are better, as is the tightness of the barrel bushing, the lockup of the barrel, etc.

    This shouldn't really come as any surprise, as factory produced firearms generally lack the attention to detail that a competent gunsmith can provide.

    My point was that if the original poster is planning to shoot competitively at 50 yards, he would be better served by a custom pistol than a factory issue. Given my experience and the firearms I've seen the men and women using at my pistol club, I still stand by this recommendation.

    No offense intended, of course. I realize other opinions my differ.

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    Hi Lads,

    My side of the story is that I want to support the Colt company, I believe they arent the same as years ago, but what company is these days.

    I have a Colt Python and its 31 years old and shoots really well.

    I dont like the sloppy roll marks on the cheaper Colts, plus I want one thats
    for target use, over here 9 mm is king, so I'd love to get a .45 but our police force last year banned practical pistol cause they were scared of it!

    I had to got to our High Court with a judicial review against my local police superintendent to get my CZ 85 b, took 3.5 years and cost about $100,000
    dollars in tax payers money!

    So thats why I want a good Colt, as they say here in Ireland;-
    "Your here for a good time ' not a long time" so why get second best,
    I wana treat myself to the best cause its just darn tuff getting hand guns
    here in Ireland.

    The perfect Colt semi for me would be a Special Combat in 9mm, cause
    were not even allowed a second barrel without having to pay 38, per year
    extra in license fees extra.

    A second barrel is treated like a second gun, go figure.

    Thanks lads


    Karlos

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    Perhaps a better question would be:
    What is the best Colt manufactured 1911 style pistol that with a minimum of work can produce these results?


 

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