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06-13-2011, 21:49
I just purchased this gun last week and finally had a chance to take it to the range today. I fired close to 100 rounds out of it and it shot nice and as accurate as I can shoot. Very pleasing action, but the trigger doesn't seem as nice as my Springfield loaded target, but that's OK.

I field stripped it after 50 or so rounds and put it back together again and it shot well.

I only had one hiccup and that was a stove pipe. I seem to remember a quieter bang and it surprised me that it wasn't loud. Before I pulled the trigger I looked and saw the casing sitting out of the chamber standing upright.

Could this be an under-powdered round? How often does this happen?

06-13-2011, 23:54
It could have been, and not often with factory ammo, perhaps more so with lower-quality reloaded ammo.

06-13-2011, 23:55


06-14-2011, 00:05

Sounds like a under powered round to me also. I have noticed it a lot with 9mm Federal Champion ammo. Next time a round does not go bang correctly its a good idea to check to the barrel for obstructions. Last thing you want is a squib lodged in the barrel followed by another round. It will end your range day in a bad way. Like other said with decent quality ammo its less of a problem.

O yea and where are the pictures.

06-14-2011, 10:45
Pics please!

06-14-2011, 16:14
Well I don't have pictures yet of my actual gun, but this is a stock photo of the weapon.

Jim S.
06-14-2011, 16:35
but the trigger doesn't seem as nice as my Springfield loaded target, but that's OK.

That's because it is a Series 80 trigger system, and the Loaded is a Series 70 trigger system.
Extra parts that make up the firing pin block add a touch more to the trigger.
It can be smoothed out or the parts can be replaced with already smoothed out parts from Cylinder and Slide.
I would just shoot it a lot and get used to it.
Congrats on the nice Colt.

Bill Keith
06-14-2011, 17:51
Jim S is right about the trigger smoothing out with use. I have had a 1991 Commander for years and have shot the snot out of it. The Trigger pull is a non issue and breaks cleanly at about 4#.:cool::yawn:

06-14-2011, 19:46
Congrats! :cool:

06-14-2011, 19:59
Nice pony.

Mr. Gekko
06-14-2011, 20:22
:cool: That was my first 1911. Not the best out there, but still a nice gun IMO. The trigger may not be great compared to other 1911's, but it is better than most of the guns I own.

06-17-2011, 20:13
After having a bit of buyers remorse, and reading up on series 70 vs 80, I couldn't help but worry about so I returned the Series 80 back to Scheels and put a hold on a Series 70, because it has the steel mainspring housing, and lacks the firing pin safety nonsense.

I'll let you know when it gets here and when I shoot it.

In other news I shot my Springfield Loaded target model today and it ran flawlessly and shot like a wet dream.