Colt Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
While I don't normally post about all the firearm goodness I seem to pickup monthly, this one was worthy of a thread.

This new shooter is everything I need to work on my shooting skills with lower recoil and ammo cost. I even think my wife will enjoy this one as she is not warm and fuzzy when it comes to shooting a .45 or larger firearm.

I am excited about it for a few reasons. It's simple. All the old school stuff on the outside and no fancy this or that like my high dollar custom 1911's.

It is also 100% blued and black in finish. (even the barrel is blued) I hate silver colored parts on a blued or black pistol so this instantly was a win.

While I liked the factory grips, I wanted a more stealthy look and changed them out for a pair of Hogue black rubber ones.

It was a little dry in the box so after a good lube up I hit the range and blasted through 150 rounds with zero complaints or issues.

It shot well. Amazingly well actually. Very accurate and fairly smooth. For a 1000.00 production gun I don't think I could ask for more.

So if anyone is looking for a classic looking government model in 9mm, this is a great choice. In fact, 9mm 1911 style firearms have been great for me. I own a few 9mm 1911 style firearms and have had ZERO issues with them.

A few details...

Colt 01992 Government model Series 80 1911 Talo Exclusive, 9mm, 5 inch barrel, blued finish, white 3 dot sights, 2 nine round magazines, blue plastic box .

While its difficult to even tell because I made the pictures black and white, the first picture is with the factory grip and the other two with the black Hogue versions.





 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
665 Posts
9mm has always been a sharper recoil than 45acp for me... give me a big, slow bullet anytime...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I agree with hookedon1911s, that is a great looking weapon. Is there a noticeable difference in recoil?
For me, it's a more enjoyable firearm to shoot a lot rounds through when training. I have a few nasty habits I am trying to work through and this 9MM should be a great way to go.

I would never give up my .45 1911 style firearms or my BIG caliber pistols but I got hooked on these 9mm 1911's when I picked up a Dan Wesson PM9 9mm a few years ago. The DW is on the safe queen shelf and I only shoot about 100 rounds a year though it.

This new Colt will be my old friend with lots of history. I plan on shooting this new Colt 2000+ rounds a year. The DW 9mm is on the left.

Firearm Gun Trigger Starting pistol Gun barrel
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,466 Posts
I have gravitated more towards shooting my 9mm and 38 super 1911's when I am plinking. Part of that is because I am low on 45 acp ammo and too lazy/busy to set the dillon up for 9, and part is because they are just enjoyable to shoot. I do not find the recoil sharp out of the 9 or 38 super, I think they are pussycats. They are quite a bit louder though. You did really well with it and it looks like a very nice pistola.



 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top