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xkon
01-09-2013, 17:11
anyone have one or had experience with one? What are your thoughts on it? Is there anything to look out for when buying one?

fnfalman
01-09-2013, 17:16
Gag me with a maggot!!!

The trigger pull was atrocious and the DA design was fragile. It does have one merit: it got mentioned by name in one of the Hong Kong action movies.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1329454/

countrygun
01-09-2013, 17:17
The "Double Beagle" was fail from the get go. One in mint condition with box and papers might be a good collectors investment, if it was cheap enough, but the short, short, life of the design is a good clue as to it's abilities in the real world.

12131
01-09-2013, 17:38
is a POS.

Bruce M
01-09-2013, 18:32
If I was a collector it would be very high on my list as I was somewhat fascinated by the idea. If I had one it would be about the last handgun I would reach for to actually use based on reports at the time it was current and now.

MrMurphy
01-09-2013, 18:54
I've seen two, handled one.

After handling the first I didn't need to handle the second.

It was Colt yet again, failing to do any market research. Look up the All-American 2000 (seen a few of those too) where Knight (of KAC) got sorta screwed out of the money they owed him IIRC.

Harley6133
01-09-2013, 19:10
Had one Shot it once. Sold it quick :bluesbrothers::bluesbrothers::bluesbrothers:

kahrcarrier
01-09-2013, 19:31
I have a friend who still uses the compact version as his carry gun.
He says as long as you keep it really clean, it is reliable.

390ish
01-09-2013, 19:43
They are supposedly fairly accurate, Ken Waters did a write-up on one back in the day on 45 acp development and his was a keeper.

donmor53
01-09-2013, 19:51
My brother had one in 10mm. I'm a big Colt fan that was never the slight bit impressed with the DE and...other than for strictly a collector piece...I have no interest in one at all.

Other than for the 9mm All American Colt tried so desperately to push as competion for Glock...it would be the biggest piece of junk Colt ever made IMO.

Just my .02...

rgregoryb
01-09-2013, 20:03
a finger pinching pistol...trigger wise

mr00jimbo
01-09-2013, 20:42
In Boyz N The Hood, Ice Cube uses one and it seems to lock open at inappropriate times. ;)

12131
01-09-2013, 21:30
Other than for the 9mm All American Colt tried so desperately to push as competion for Glock...it would be the biggest piece of junk Colt ever made IMO.

Just my .02...
Since I never owned the AA 2000, to me the DE is the biggest POS Colt ever made.

bac1023
01-09-2013, 21:31
Yeah, it wasn't the best gun in the world.

It was Colt's first attempt at a double action auto. I have a first edition model.

bac1023
01-09-2013, 21:33
They are supposedly fairly accurate, Ken Waters did a write-up on one back in the day on 45 acp development and his was a keeper.

Mine has decent accuracy.

vettely
01-09-2013, 21:45
Since I never owned the AA 2000, to me the DE is the biggest POS Colt ever made.
Have a Colt 2000. It is a very original and ingenious design, especially the roller bearing trigger system.

bac1023
01-10-2013, 06:43
Other than for the 9mm All American Colt tried so desperately to push as competion for Glock...it would be the biggest piece of junk Colt ever made IMO.

Just my .02...

Have a Colt 2000. It is a very original and ingenious design, especially the roller bearing trigger system.

I'm in the middle. I'm not going to call it ingenious, but I don't think its a piece of junk either.

I have an aluminum framed model and like it quite a bit.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/056-3.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/059-1.jpg

Green Dragoon
01-10-2013, 14:54
I bought one new back in the 80's. I wasn't a fan and sold it. I was a pretty entrenched 1911 fan at the time.

If I recall correclty, it was Colt's attempt at meeting the requirements for the military's new directive on a sidearm when they had the trials which lead to the adoption of the Beretta 92/M9. Colt kind of rushed on this one.

fnfalman
01-10-2013, 15:44
I bought one new back in the 80's. I wasn't a fan and sold it. I was a pretty entrenched 1911 fan at the time.

If I recall correclty, it was Colt's attempt at meeting the requirements for the military's new directive on a sidearm when they had the trials which lead to the adoption of the Beretta 92/M9. Colt kind of rushed on this one.

It came after the XM9 trial. If memory served, it came out even after the second XM9 trial.

WT
01-10-2013, 18:12
I seem to recall Mas Ayoob doing a writeup on it years ago.

He removed the wood stocks and some springs went flying off, never to be found again.

I could be wrong.

oldnoob
01-10-2013, 18:35
I had a chance to pick one up but the seller thought it worth as much as Colt's 1911 + collector value. I told the seller good luck and enjoy the piece.

kgjl
01-11-2013, 03:33
I had the Officers model. It had a 3.5" barrel and full size frame if I recall correctly. It was scary accurate and extremely unreliable. The second time back from the factory it ran 2 magazines without fail. I cleaned it and sold it with a clear conscience.

Spiffums
01-11-2013, 09:00
Neighbor lady down the road has a 10mm that her Dad bought new. 1st one I ever saw outside of a magazine. I remember the All American 2000 in the gun shop. They were just so different than what you saw from Colt that it made a lasting impression.

Green Dragoon
01-11-2013, 12:06
It came after the XM9 trial. If memory served, it came out even after the second XM9 trial.

really? Wow..my memory is indeed faulty. My wife is right I guess.

Two Guns
01-11-2013, 18:47
I had one in the late 80's and I liked it quite a bit. But a guy offered me $550 for it and I sold it to him.The one thing I did not like about it was dirt getting under the grips and into the sear area.

1smoothredneck
01-11-2013, 20:45
I'm a pony fan. That said, RUN, DON'T WALK away from a double eagle.