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I am plastic
01-12-2010, 12:13
They are comparable in price, which is better on the range?

Combat Elite vs Springfield Loaded

Purpose: Carry and Competition

Thanks for any information/insight

glock2740
01-12-2010, 12:14
Personally, I'd pick the Loaded.

Don-wayne
01-12-2010, 12:44
+1 on the loaded.

pleaforwar
01-12-2010, 12:56
I would go with the Elite for two reasons:

1) Colt is the typical platform for custom builds if you decide to go that route later.

2) My old roommate had a Springer loaded that has issues with loading full mags. We tried several different magazines with the same results.

That being said, this was an isolated incident and definitely not true for all Springer loaded models on the market. I personally can't get past witnessing this issue, but there are plenty of owners out there that have had fabulous results from their loaded 1911's.

The two options you provided are great guns, the best of luck to you with your decision. :thumbsup:

Rinspeed
01-12-2010, 13:32
I would pick the Colt myself.

MD357
01-12-2010, 13:55
Colt. All around better gun.

chuckman
01-12-2010, 14:01
Although I generally pick SA over Colts (where you do pay for the name), in this case I'd go Colt over SA.

Screaming .357G
01-12-2010, 14:48
colt.

I am plastic
01-12-2010, 14:49
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/community/gun_inventory/images/lehi/colt/02730014_cltcmbte45_leh_1m.jpg

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/community/gun_inventory/images/lehi/colt/02730014_cltcmbte45_leh_2l.jpg


This is the Colt I was referring to.

I would have the front strap checkered and I like the fact that it's cut high already. (I have this on my Colt MKIV ser 80 .38 super.) In addition, a SA magwell will be replace the original. Maybe, a hard chrome finish on the frame, we'll see.

pleaforwar
01-12-2010, 15:02
For some reason I think the Combat Elite is also the best looking Colt 1911 out there. I also like the Gold Cup, but I think the Elite is by far the most attractive one of the bunch. :thumbsup:

Ruggles
01-12-2010, 16:59
Really can not go wrong either way IMO.

Jason D
01-12-2010, 18:30
I would go Colt.

Sig Fever
01-12-2010, 18:39
I would go Colt.

I did! :supergrin:

I have owned both, and the Colt is by far nicer. IMHO

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/8219/img1494large.jpg

I am plastic
01-12-2010, 19:11
For all those that have the Colt Combat Elite:

How is the trigger? (I know when I bought the loaded Springer they say one thing 5-6 but it feels like 10.)
How does it shoot? (Is it a good out of the box gun?)

Is is a keeper?

Thanks

Sig Fever
01-12-2010, 19:24
For all those that have the Colt Combat Elite:

How is the trigger? (I know when I bought the loaded Springer they say one thing 5-6 but it feels like 10.)
How does it shoot? (Is it a good out of the box gun?)

Is is a keeper?

Thanks

The trigger is much lighter than my SA (PX9109LP) that I had. It is crisp and the pistol is very accurate. When I first shot it I found myself doing a couple of double-taps not expecting such a light trigger, I have been used to SiG and Glock triggers. I bought mine slightly used with approx 200 rounds through it. The only thing changed by the previous owner was to install an #18 spring.

Great firearm and the quality is definitely there.

ArmoryDoc
01-12-2010, 19:38
Colt all the way on that deal.

BrthrB
01-12-2010, 19:55
+1 on the Colt. I've had mine for several months and couldn't be more pleased.

ronin.45
01-12-2010, 20:39
That's the only Colt I've seen recently that looks like the grip safety fit the gun. Usually Colts around here in the "Loaded" price range have mil-spec sights and either a poorly fit beavertail or none at all. This may be the only time that I ever say this, but go with the Colt if you can get it for the price of the loaded SA.

I am plastic
01-12-2010, 23:19
Does anyone have a picture of the Colt Combat Elite with the front strap checkered?

If I want, can I send it back to Colt for the checkering? (I didn't see any checkering on their new site.)


Or even a few targets from their range expedition?

Thanks

Rinspeed
01-13-2010, 05:16
Does anyone have a picture of the Colt Combat Elite with the front strap checkered?

If I want, can I send it back to Colt for the checkering? (I didn't see any checkering on their new site.)





The Springfield Custom Shop does top notch work at a very reasonable price.

paul45
01-13-2010, 06:00
Colt for me.

Officer's Match
01-13-2010, 06:45
The Colt, easily. I love Springers too, but I would place the CE well above the loaded, in fact closer to the TRP.

I am plastic
01-13-2010, 07:01
The Springfield Custom Shop does top notch work at a very reasonable price.


This is exactly what I was thinking but I was wondering if Colt would be somewhat comparable in checker price, then I would stay with namebrand work.

I've seen the work from Springer and like it.

Mayhem like Me
01-13-2010, 10:37
I have both the Colt is much better ..
Better fit better finish better small parts more accurate and it will hold it's value.
My spriger loaded was at least 150 dollars less with night sights...

Mayhem like Me
01-13-2010, 10:38
For all those that have the Colt Combat Elite:

How is the trigger? (I know when I bought the loaded Springer they say one thing 5-6 but it feels like 10.)
How does it shoot? (Is it a good out of the box gun?)

Is is a keeper?

Thanks

My trigger was 4.8 out of the box a little creep virually zero OT...

I am plastic
01-14-2010, 10:59
The Colt, easily. I love Springers too, but I would place the CE well above the loaded, in fact closer to the TRP.


This is what I was thinking. Also, if later on (very unlikely) I ever wanted to part with it, the resale price would be a little higher with the Colt name than the SA.

cphilip
01-14-2010, 12:08
Colt.

I am plastic
01-14-2010, 17:52
I think my son would be proud to inherit the Colt (much later).

GOOFA
01-14-2010, 22:48
The current Colt Combat Elite was their first model manufactured with their newly acquired CNC equipment. This is a cut above the SA Loaded.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3427/3795901278_1062fd34be_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/3795085667_3ec04bbe99_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/3795082741_20d3fd1a65_d.jpg

Officer's Match
01-14-2010, 23:11
Nice pics GOOFA.

hikerpaddler
01-15-2010, 08:45
I prefer the loaded, but on average, the Colt will assess slightly higher.

I am plastic
01-15-2010, 23:56
Wifey says that if I get another, then one of the others must go!

I'll let her slide on this one, only because I am out of a job (but I have the money.) She keeps me happy so I might as well do the same for her.

I have a few choices to trade for my Colt Combat Elite:

1. Glock 22 Second Gen 90%
2. Sig P220 w/ (4) Sig mags - only 100 rounds down the tube. Cond 99%
3. Bersa 383A .380 Cond. 85%
4. Wifey 100% < ------- Not an option.

Jason D
01-16-2010, 15:24
Bersa!!!!

MoCop
01-18-2010, 10:07
I second the Bersa!!