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HiVel
07-19-2012, 05:33
Jeff Quinn on his site "Gunblast.com" just did an evaluation/video on the Colt 10mm pistol.
NIce write up and a good evaluation of ballistics on a bunch of different ammo -5" Colt barrel of course. He likes this gun! Me too! Got mine !
He recommends the Crimson Trace Master series laser grip-expensive but good stuff.
This is one nice pistol IMHO.

Jitterbug
07-19-2012, 07:05
Thanks for the heads up HiVel, as usual Jeff has provided a good report.

Kwesi
07-19-2012, 20:43
Can you post a link? I can't find the review on his site. Thanks

AKRover
07-19-2012, 21:09
Love my Delta. Dropped it off today for night sights, ambi-safety and trigger job. The Delta is my concealed weapon while the Glock 20 gets beat up in the wood with the really hot rounds.

HiVel
07-20-2012, 05:16
Can you post a link? I can't find the review on his site. Thanks

Google "Gunblast.com" see what comes up--

deadite
07-20-2012, 06:37
Deltas are great.

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nickE10mm
07-20-2012, 10:30
Can you post a link? I can't find the review on his site. Thanks

http://gunblast.com/Colt-DeltaElite.htm

Kwesi
07-20-2012, 18:29
nickE10mm: thank you. Don't know how I missed the link the first time. What do you all think about the smokin loads he is recommending? IIRC many report concerns with high power loads. I'm asking because I picked up. Nice used Delta Elite recently

nickE10mm
07-20-2012, 20:32
nickE10mm: thank you. Don't know how I missed the link the first time. What do you all think about the smokin loads he is recommending? IIRC many report concerns with high power loads. I'm asking because I picked up. Nice used Delta Elite recently

No prob, man.

I think he likes the hot loads ... and I think the new DE's barrel has less than stellar support ... but if he's watching carefully at his brass (and its new brass probably), he'll probably live. :)

AKRover
07-20-2012, 21:51
In my Delta, I've used Underwood 200 gr FMJ, Double Tap 200 gr FMJ-FP and Double Tap 165 gr Golden Sabers. The Underwood ammo bulged the case at the back of the chamber where it isn't supported. The 200 gr Double Tap also bulged the case but not as bad as the Underwood. The 165 gr Double Taps didn't bulge the case. I still think the 165s are a little hot for the Delta but I wouldn't be afraid to shoot them if I had no other ammo. My theory is that the cases used by Underwood are weaker than Double Tap.


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blastfact
07-21-2012, 09:22
I wouldn't put some of the ammo I've loaded up and shot through my G20 in a DE. I broke in my G20 on old reloads that broke my DE.

SPIN2010
07-21-2012, 09:37
It is a beautiful weapon. :supergrin:

But! It is tough for me to get excited over a gun with poor chamber support, a series eighty safety mechanism, and poor mag capacity. Just me, I guess.

G3 or G4 G20 offers much more for much less money (and with an after market 6" barrel the G20 way over performs the DE, IMHO) ... to each his own, though.

HiVel
07-21-2012, 09:47
My Kimber 10mm "outspecs" the Colt ! (If you like MIM parts) Kimber has a
ramped, fully supported barrel ..nite sites , shoots well, is prettier to some eyes, but not a Colt. Just different.
My Glocks are also 'better" in perhaps many ways but I like the Colt too.
I have a coupleof S&W 10mm revolvers andthey are really nice guns, but not the same as the autos, even if the 6 1/4" Smith will shoot the most accurate of all my 10mm 's...
Different strokes you know.

deadite
07-21-2012, 10:03
I love my custom Delta, but I had to throw another $700.00 into it to get it to where I thought it was useable.

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alwaysshootin
07-21-2012, 10:41
I love my custom Delta, but I had to throw another $700.00 into it to get it to where I thought it was useable.

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All I can say is wow!:faint: My two closest B&M's won't even order me a Colt, and the thought of spending a grand, for a production gun, then needing to send it back. Absolutely sickening!!!! When is the Kimber Custom Target being released?

deadite
07-21-2012, 11:05
All I can say is wow!:faint: My two closest B&M's won't even order me a Colt, and the thought of spending a grand, for a production gun, then needing to send it back. Absolutely sickening!!!! When is the Kimber Custom Target being released?

I'm sure there are a lot of guys that will shoot it right out of the box, but the trigger was too heavy, the edges were downright dangerous, I wanted a beaver tail and better controls, etc.

Maybe I've turned into a 1911 snob.

Here's the deal...2 years ago, I bought a new Dan Wesson PM7-45 for a little over a grand that is better stock than my Custom Colt is even after the custom work. Given, the prices on DW have gone up since then, but you get my drift.

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alwaysshootin
07-21-2012, 17:22
I'm sure there are a lot of guys that will shoot it right out of the box, but the trigger was too heavy, the edges were downright dangerous, I wanted a beaver tail and better controls, etc.

Maybe I've turned into a 1911 snob.

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Couldn't agree more with the beaver tail, not to mention, I like the lower ejection port, also. Might be mistaken, seems Colt is the only 1911, that doesn't come with those standard.

Some 1911's aren't cheap, I get that. One would think, that the ones that are double the price, of others, would be made at least as well, as the lesser expensive ones, and, they are not. At least from what I've read, seen, experienced.

nickE10mm
07-21-2012, 17:28
Some 1911's aren't cheap, I get that. One would think, that the ones that are double the price, of others, would be made at least as well, as the lesser expensive ones, and, they are not. At least from what I've read, seen, experienced.

Normally, yes. Colt, no

agtman
07-21-2012, 20:15
Whatcha need ... Tibbets custom DE

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Delta-1.jpg

Well over 5,000-rds fired ... still going strong.

:cool:

deadite
07-21-2012, 20:31
Whatcha need ... Tibbets custom DE

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Delta-1.jpg

Well over 5,000-rds fired ... still going strong.

:cool:

Nice! I'd like some more info. and pics of that one! :)

deadite

deadite
07-21-2012, 20:36
Ok, since we're sharing Delta pics...Here's mine that was customized by Marianne Carniak of Michigan:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/129.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/delta.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/024.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/022.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/021.jpg

HiVel
07-22-2012, 07:09
Very nice -clean mods. COLT Looks great! hows it shoot? any internals modded?

alwaysshootin
07-22-2012, 07:18
Whatcha need ... Tibbets custom DE

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/Delta-1.jpg

Well over 5,000-rds fired ... still going strong.

:cool:

Man that's good looking!!!!!!:faint:

alwaysshootin
07-22-2012, 07:22
Ok, since we're sharing Delta pics...Here's mine that was customized by Marianne Carniak of Michigan:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/129.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/delta.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/024.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/022.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/021.jpg

Man, that's good looking too! Shame on the vendor that has one of those. He's selling me a Delta! Of course it will have to be under a grand. Because the suggested retail is, and I'm not getting gouged, no matter how rare they are!:tongueout:

agtman
07-22-2012, 15:14
Nice! I'd like some more info. and pics of that one! :)
deadite

Thanks!

Story behind the build (including parts used & more pics) is here:
http://www.bren-ten.com/agtman/id4.html

Update on the Tibbets DE after passing 4500-rds fired (also more pics):
http://www.bren-ten.com/agtman/id10.html

"Who is Vic Tibbets?"
http://www.bren-ten.com/agtman/id11.html

TDE and a 5.56mm training buddy ...
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/spargn2.jpg

'Course, stock DEs are cool too:

Old School (circa 1989)
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/delta_001.jpg

:cool:

agtman
07-22-2012, 15:15
Ok, since we're sharing Delta pics...Here's mine that was customized by Marianne Carniak of Michigan:

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/129.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/delta.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/024.jpg


http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/022.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/021.jpg

VERY nice! :cool:

nickE10mm
07-22-2012, 16:17
Thanks!

Story behind the build (including parts used & more pics) is here:
http://www.bren-ten.com/agtman/id4.html

Update on the Tibbets DE after passing 4500-rds fired (also more pics):
http://www.bren-ten.com/agtman/id10.html

"Who is Vic Tibbets?"
http://www.bren-ten.com/agtman/id11.html

TDE and a 5.56mm training buddy ...
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/spargn2.jpg

'Course, stock DEs are cool too:

Old School (circa 1989)
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo166/agtman/delta_001.jpg

:cool:

To all members reading agtman's post above, understand that the mentioned Bren-Ten.com site above is one of the BEST 10mm sites on the net.

Secondly, that stock blued delta is SUHWEEEEEEEET

agtman
07-25-2012, 12:20
To all members reading agtman's post above, understand that the mentioned Bren-Ten.com site above is one of the BEST 10mm sites on the net. ***

Couldn't agree more.

Nordic's Bren-Ten site was, IIRC, the first large-scale website devoted to all things 10mm, and not just the BTs.

He's been a devoted fan and supporter of this cartridge - as well as the firearms chambered for it - for many, many years. He's also among the early 10Ringers still active on the boards ... :cool: