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HELLO,
CAN YOU PLEASE GIVE ME SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS ON THE COLT "GOLD CUP TROPHY". WHAT I HEARD THAT THIS "GOLD CUP TROPHY" MODEL IS A GOOD OVERALLS GUN....COMMENTS PLEASE.
ALSO CAN YOU PLS. GIVE ME YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHICH OTHER 9MM COLT MODELS. THANK YOU.
ALAM.
 

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I recently put a GCT on hold at my local gun shop and the thing is pretty tight. Only thing I plan on changing on it is putting an extended thumb safety and slide release on it. I can't wait to get it and put some rounds through it. As for the 9mm Colts, sorry can't help you there.
 

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Colt 70 series 9mm is a great gun.
Trophy models are probably the worst gold cup model ever produced compared to the other gold cup models. I just prefer a delta gold cup or a mk-4 national match. IMHO
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WIN-COLT:
Colt 70 series 9mm is a great gun.
Trophy models are probably the worst gold cup model ever produced compared to the other gold cup models. I just prefer a delta gold cup or a mk-4 national match. IMHO
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WIN-Colt,
Just wonder why is it "the worst gold cup model ever produced..." Any bad experience???
I'm planning to get one, so your comment will give me some reference.
 

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Alam;
I own two late-model Colt Gold Cup Trophys. One is the blued model, and the other is the SS. They shoot great, and are reliable. They are chambered for .45, of course. I can't comment on what 9mm offerings Colt may have out there (if any).
So, if you are considering a new GCT, I say go for it. I'm happy with mine!
Jim
 

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All Colt 1911 models have undergone a general lessening in quality in the past few years. Plastic parts can now be found on 1911s. But they seem to work OK and these parts can be replaced if desired.

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The only "plastic" parts in a Colt 1911 are the mainspring housing and on some models the trigger. And at that it is still not plastic. The GCT model is the lowest level of the Gold Cups.

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To all my fellow members.........In my opinion gold cup trophys are better than many other 1911 guns on the market, but not better than other Colt gold cups. I say this despite the fact that I have never owned 1 but I have shot a few. Trophys don't have the traditional gold cup trigger, they have that plastic mainspring housing, they don't have a full beavertail grip safety, they have spur hammers not the good looking skeletonized hammer and I don't like the cosmetics of the gun they just look cheaper compared to the other gold cups. These reasons may be considered lame in some peoples eyes but you asked for opinions and thats mine. I know that they shoot comparably to other 45 mk-4 national match's but are less desireable to me because of the differences to me. I have had no bad shooting experiences with the trophy model despite the design differences that I have listed they still are more desireable than a springfield armory & kimber and the others are either outclassing the trophy or being out classed by the trophy model. It is difficult to out class a trophy but my delta gold cup can smoke a trophy in preformance, cosmetics, and relyability. If it's a decision bettween a trophy and most other 1911's in the same price range I would say buy the trophy, but if your decision is bettween a trophy and a mk-4 national match I would say buy the mk-4. I hope that I havn't confused anyone. I love Colts one way or another. I hope that the dealer is offering you a new trophy for under 900.00 because they can be found for less than that.

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"Trophys don't have the traditional gold cup trigger, they have that plastic mainspring housing, they don't have a full beavertail grip safety, they have spur hammers not the good looking skeletonized hammer and I don't like the cosmetics of the gun they just look cheaper compared to the other gold cups."

I think the new goldcup trophy is far better than the series 80. It has a vedecki trigger, a King's barrel bushing, a steel mainspring housing, and a chip mc cormick hammer. What else to ask!?
 

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King barrel bushing, mccormick barrel bushing, videcki trigger?
I prefer a accurizer mated barrel and barrel bushing for bare minimum tolerances. A skelatonized hammer over a mccormick spur hammer is a no brainer they are just more eye appealing and more compfortable and wider when you cock them. A videcki trigger is ok, but I prefer the traditional trigger unless I am modifing the trigger pull. If trophys are using steel mainspring housings now thats a definite plus but I doubt that they are now.
I have been a gunsmith for years and am just giving you wy 2 cents take it or leave it I don't care. I just want to inform you all about the characteristics of the gun being discussed.

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This is one that I recently got:



Right from the factory just as you see it. No plastic parts anywhere.

[This message has been edited by armabill (edited 03-21-2002).]
 

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The gun is beautifull.
Is the mainspring housing steel?
I don't like the top of the slide it is round. I prefer the traditional look of a gold cup. Maybe I am too old school. I also prefer the cosmetics of a colt xse over the trophy, but that stainless is beautifull. How much was it out the door?

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I ordered a new Colt Gold Cup Trophy.



I hope it arrives in the next week or so.



I'll post my range report when I get it.
 

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I have owned three Colt Gold Cup Trophies and all were excellent guns.

The GCT are a custom shop made gun and have been since 1997, Gold Cups before this were not. Current GCT's have much tighter tolerances than the series 80's Gold Cup.
There is no plastic parts on the gun, or MIM parts for that matter. Colt uses cast parts for some internals. The trigger BTW is a King's, which is not as wide as the traditional Gold Cup trigger, but is much wider than the standard 1911.

For the money the Gold Cup Trophy is a very good gun, and excellent shooter and looks very nice in both blue and stainless.

In Comparing the models the GCT is much better than the series 80's GC's, is better looking than the 70's series GC with the larger role marks and compares a close second to the pre70 National Matches.

I have owned all of them, 2 1960 National Matches, 1 1959 National Match, 1 1969 National Match, 2 70's Gold Cups, 1 80's Gold Cup, and 3 Gold Cup Trophies and has far as quality, tolarances and appearance nothing beats a pre70's National Match, followed by the current Gold Cup Trophies, then the 70 series GC, and last the 80's GC.
 

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I have a Gold Cup Trophy in Stainless Steel. It was made in the Custom Shop has the Vidicki hammer & trigger, King's oversize barrel bushing, serrated top of slide and came with a test target. It has no plastic or MIM parts at all and has a Smith and Alexander checkered MSH. I also have a series 80 Gold Cup National Match and had a series 80 Combat Elite with the enhanced Gold Cup style slide. All of these were very nice guns. The blue on the series 80 Gold Cup is second to none. The Gold Cup Trophy is by far the tightest and best shooting of them all. It is a better shooter than my Springfield Armory TRP. I have fired 500-600 rounds and have had no misfeeds at all. I like the Trophys thet they are making now. I believe that at the present time that they are still made in the custom shop. The SS guns come with the round top slide and have a Bomar rear and dovetailed front sight. The Blued guns still have the serrated slide and Elliason rear sight. The last one I looked at at the Gun Shop was SS and had a trigger almost as good as mine. Buy one if you can. As soon as I can I will buy a new SS w/ the Bomar Sight. Good Shooting.


Chuck
 
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