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Colt Govt .380 Auto - Range Report

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Found my .380 Today!! Its been a long road with many obstacles (45 Colts) but I finally picked up
a .380 Im happy with and seems to be Reliable based on what ive read..

Its a 1989 Colt Govt /Series 80 in .380Cal
Picked it up on a TRADE, I gave up a Kimber Custom Target II 45ACP with some Custom parts.

The Kimber was nice but I already have 4 1911's which 3 are Colts . Never liked the Nitron finish on the Kimbers either.
This is what I traded minus the grips & holster (those Im keeping): I believe it was a good trade because both parties were happy
with their new pistols. And these 380 Govt.'s aren't as common as the Mustangs, first one Ive seen in person.

What do you guys think? Any .380 fans out there ? and would you have made the trade ??
The lighting in the shop was bad so it looks like the blueing is wasted but it looks better than it photographs . Just dirty as heck..


Gun Firearm Trigger Airsoft gun Gun barrel

and TRADED for this ...

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I picked this stainless gov't up in the parking lot of my LGS. The gentleman was pushing 80 years old. He had been inside trying to trade it for a wheel gun and couldn't make a deal. He was the original owner, he said he had never fired the pistol, he was carrying it in a sock!

Regrettably, he had "thrown away the box" but still had both Colt mags. He had bought the pistol new in the 80's. I made a deal with him for $600 cash......

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