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Glock27NY
07-27-2011, 09:43
Hi guys, Im a proud owner of brand new Gold Cup Trophy and i have couple of questions. Gun came with a 20lbs spring/8 round mag and 16lbs spring/7 round mag. What types of ammo should I use with each set of springs/mags? Does anyone make 3 dot replacement sights for it? Thanks

craig19
07-27-2011, 10:28
Very nice, congrats!

Fedor
07-27-2011, 11:39
Congrats on an Awesome Pistol.

skdmrklcy
07-27-2011, 12:04
Nice!

Nicko
07-27-2011, 12:22
Very nice. Congrats

CMG
07-27-2011, 15:53
Looks like a nice pistol, congrats.

skipsan
07-27-2011, 16:36
Not sure what the reasoning would be for a 20 lb recoil spring. 16 lb is adequate for most anything from modest reloads to normal factory, and an 18 pounder would be appropriate for hot or +P loads.

As for the magazines, that's up to the user and useage. I use 7 rounds mags exclusively, others favor the 8 rounders.

Congrats on the new pistol and enjoy!

fnfalman
07-27-2011, 17:13
I don't understand the 20-lbs spring either.

As far as replacement fixed sights go, I'm sure that the rear slot is probably the same as the standard Government Model. Though keep in mind that the National Match/Gold Cup/Trophy series are target pistols and not defensive pistols. I doubt that they'd feed hollowpoints worth a damn.

Jason D
07-27-2011, 17:32
Odd. They used to come with hardball and softball springs. Neither are 20 pounds.
I would discount the 20 pound spring altogether unless you are going to be firing nuclear ammo out if it.

16 pound for standard hardball.
18 pound for +p.

Glock27NY
07-27-2011, 17:43
Manual says to use 16lbs and 7 round mag with light loads (it specifically lists semi wadcutters) and 20lbs spring and 8 round mag for heavy loads.I didnt understand the reasoning behind it and thats why im asking seasoned 1911 guys here.

jrs93accord
07-27-2011, 17:49
Hi guys, Im a proud owner of brand new Gold Cup Trophy and i have couple of questions. Gun came with a 20lbs spring/8 round mag and 16lbs spring/7 round mag. What types of ammo should I use with each set of springs/mags? Does anyone make 3 dot replacement sights for it? Thanks

Nice pistola. :thumbsup:

Looks just like mine.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/002-6.jpg

20South
07-27-2011, 19:23
very nice. i like the gold cup a lot!

thecableguy
07-27-2011, 19:59
Looks great. :thumbsup:

bac1023
07-27-2011, 20:46
Congrats! :cool:

I've got one just like it. Great 1911 :)

glock2740
07-27-2011, 21:01
Congrats! Looks great. :thumbsup:

up1911fan
07-27-2011, 21:03
Congrats.

bac1023
07-28-2011, 08:59
There's something cool about the Gold Cup. Its quite outdated in today's world of $1000-$1100 enhanced 1911s, but its got a certain "charm" to it.

I take mine to the range a good percentage of the time, actually.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/077.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/080.jpg

Fireball 57
07-28-2011, 15:03
The Gold Cups are awesome! I use a 12 pound spring for light cast bullet shooting and reliable functioning. Have a great day!

limbkiller
07-28-2011, 15:03
There's something cool about the Gold Cup. Its quite outdated in today's world of $1000-$1100 enhanced 1911s, but its got a certain "charm" to it.

I take mine to the range a good percentage of the time, actually.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/077.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/080.jpg

Big Colt fan but those grips?

Jason D
07-28-2011, 17:12
Manual says to use 16lbs and 7 round mag with light loads (it specifically lists semi wadcutters) and 20lbs spring and 8 round mag for heavy loads.I didnt understand the reasoning behind it and thats why im asking seasoned 1911 guys here.

My go to load for my S70 Gold Cup is a 200 grain LSWC over 3.4 grains of bullseye. It is far from a heavy loading needing a 20 pound spring.

There's something cool about the Gold Cup. Its quite outdated in today's world of $1000-$1100 enhanced 1911s, but its got a certain "charm" to it.

I take mine to the range a good percentage of the time, actually.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/077.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/080.jpg

The Gold Cups with the collet bushing can more than hold it's own against more custom guns accuracy wise. I wouldn't even trade my GC for a Heirloom Precision full blown custom.

bac1023
07-28-2011, 17:48
Big Colt fan but those grips?

I'm not big on the wrap around grips either, but they're a Gold Cup standard these days. :dunno:

Jason D
07-28-2011, 18:16
I'm not big on the wrap around grips either, but they're a Gold Cup standard these days. :dunno:

I don't consider those guns to be a Gold Cup.
They might say it on the slide, but without the classic blue, Ellison sights, spur hammer and walnut logo'ed grips. They are just a Colt copy of a classic Colt gun.

Jason D
07-28-2011, 18:17
Hell, they aren't even legal for ODCMP competition.

bac1023
07-28-2011, 19:43
I don't consider those guns to be a Gold Cup.
They might say it on the slide, but without the classic blue, Ellison sights, spur hammer and walnut logo'ed grips. They are just a Colt copy of a classic Colt gun.

Here...

This is actually before they were labeled Gold Cup on the gun itself.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3865.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/006-8.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/018-2.jpg










The Trophy model is certainly a Gold Cup. Its just the latest version.





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20South
07-28-2011, 19:49
what year is that again Brian? 62?

bac1023
07-28-2011, 19:54
what year is that again Brian? 62?

'67, my friend. :)

Its actually never been fired outside the factory. I really have no desire to fire it myself.

Jason D
07-28-2011, 20:04
Here...

This is actually before they were labeled Gold Cup on the gun itself.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3865.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/006-8.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/018-2.jpg










The Trophy model is certainly a Gold Cup. Its just the latest version.





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A beautiful pistol to be sure.

bac1023
07-28-2011, 20:07
A beautiful pistol to be sure.

Thanks Jason.

jrs93accord
07-29-2011, 05:32
what year is that again Brian? 62?

It is a 1967

Glock27NY
07-29-2011, 06:56
Bac, finish on that gun is beautiful....

bac1023
07-29-2011, 07:23
Bac, finish on that gun is beautiful....

Thanks.

That's Colt's royal blue from back in the day. :wavey:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/004-4.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/007-3.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/009-7.jpg