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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 up .380 Gov at a show in Illinois years ago. It came with tijicon sites. since the move to AZ that little pistola has become one of my CC pieces.

- Mike
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Gun Firearm Trigger Starting pistol Airsoft gun

Hi's my baby. The front site was dovetailed in . Its difficult to see. The local Gunsmith said its the finest dovetail work he's ever seen.

I like your choice of grips! :cool:
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Ill try to get a better picture of the front site in the sun light tomorrow. The grips were purchased in 1994. The grips that were installed when I purchased were black plastic with the silver Colt Logo, I assume those are the originals. Still have them,just liked the ivory!

PS....The sites were just relamped this year by trijicon.
Here's a picture of the front sight dovetail.


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