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ajgranda
10-29-2010, 06:54
What are your impression on this 70 series Colt distributed by Talo? Street price is around $1200-1300.
Thanks



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHfgGgXm8A0&feature=fvw

silversport
10-29-2010, 08:30
I like it but being a Southpaw I need the ambi-safety (I know some Supermen Southpaws don't ;)) and could do without the front serrations but that's not a deal killer for me...and, itza Colt...as long as they tamed (and I bet at least Talo has) Ginsu sharp edges...
Bill

Agent6-3/8
10-29-2010, 08:40
Its a great looking pistol and IMO, is what an XSE commander should be out of the box. The price is a little steep for me.

ajgranda
10-29-2010, 08:41
I like it but being a Southpaw I need the ambi-safety (I know some Supermen Southpaws don't ;)) and could do without the front serrations but that's not a deal killer for me...and, itza Colt...as long as they tamed (and I bet at least Talo has) Ginsu sharp edges...
Bill

Thanks, I'm R/H, so no problem there. I spoke to one distributor, Ozark Guns, who said the cocking serrations are recessed from the rest of the slide and not bad. I found a possible deal for under $1200 shipped. Lets see.

Line Rider
10-29-2010, 11:52
I honestly like the pistol. It sounds like a great gun.

Tactical black
10-29-2010, 12:20
That's a good looking gun.

http://www.taloinc.com/images/Colt_Series70.jpg

jrs93accord
10-29-2010, 12:26
It is a beautiful pistol. The price? A little steep, in my opinion, but not outrageous.

paul45
10-29-2010, 12:31
I like Colts a lot, but that there is a rip-off. Too many profit taking middlemen in this picture.

El_Ron1
10-29-2010, 13:33
I just hate the frontcockers on it.

Tactical black
10-29-2010, 13:40
There's no other options from Colt for a 70 series commander is there?

.45Super-Man
10-29-2010, 15:09
I'll withhold any comments about the gun and go straight to Wiley Clapp. Long before the internet came along, I used to buy up every issue of Petersons Handguns and G&A along with a few others, for no other reason to read articles from guys like Wiley Clapp and Ross Seyfried. Clapp has always been on the handgun side and without question, he's one of, if not THE most knowledgable(and humble) sources you could ever hope to find. Nothing but respect and admiration for the guy.

pistolwrench
10-29-2010, 15:21
See my relevant comment here:
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1279378

:wavey:

ajgranda
10-29-2010, 15:41
See my relevant comment here:
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1279378

:wavey:


:dunno::dunno:

Tactical black
10-29-2010, 17:16
See my relevant comment here:
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1279378

:wavey:

Some days I'm kinda slow so I just don't understand :dunno:

HAIL CAESAR
10-29-2010, 17:23
I think Chuck just linked the wrong thread.

Goldendog Redux
10-29-2010, 17:34
...and IMO, is what an XSE commander should be out of the box.

Correct. Minus the FCS of course

MF

Patriot78
10-29-2010, 17:47
Not sure about the Gun , but I steer clear of anything know as Wiley Clapp.






Sorry, I couldn't help myself. WTF was his parents thinking?

ajgranda
10-29-2010, 17:57
Correct. Minus the FCS of course

MF

Same here, that the one thing I could do without, but not a deal breaker for the right price. I won't go over $1200 OTD NIB for this gun though.

ajgranda
10-30-2010, 18:10
Well I found an online dealer with a used/as new Wiley Clapp edition. States only 7 rds were fired and he has a 3 day inspection policy. He was asking $1099 and would throw in shipping for free. Best price I can find for a NIB one is $1200 plus shipping. One psycho dealer was asking $1449. The gun retails for $1389. I offered $1075 with shipping and waiting for his reponse. I'm very limited with funds now since the CQB will be coming in a couple of weeks. If he doesn't bite, I will just hold out for a Ed Brown Carry or GC No Name commander until next year. Here's a pic of the actual gun.

silversport
10-31-2010, 06:36
I hope you get it...I'll wait to read the thread on how sweet it is...:patriot:
Bill

ajgranda
10-31-2010, 08:07
I hope you get it...I'll wait to read the thread on how sweet it is...:patriot:
Bill

Thanks, I won't know until Monday. It's not my ideal commander, but for my offered price it comes close. :supergrin: I will still want a nice semi custom commander even if I get this one. Although that would have to wait until later next year. Unfortunately, after that it would make five handguns and require yearly inspections by the County police. My wife will be thrilled about that I'm sure. :whistling:

PS Nice avatar by the way ;)

Black Cloud
10-31-2010, 13:03
Great pistol. All it needs is an extended thumb safety and a lower price.
Ajgranda that sounds like a good price, I would snatch it up as well.

samuse
10-31-2010, 14:20
I think they are a well thought out pistol. The sights are great and so is the safety and leaving out the series 80 stuff is a definite plus.

I handled one at a gunshow in Ft Worth and would have bought it, but, whoever fit the grip safety took too much off the tangs and it had a gnarly gap. Killed it for me...