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Madmax1010 03-06-2010 12:51

colt delta elite
 
:wavey:

I'm picking up a colt delta elite next week.

Have any suggestions and opinions I will appreciate any and all!:supergrin:

So far I'm thinking of getting some wilson combat mags for it.

DrtyHarry 03-06-2010 13:41

That was the first 10mm that I fired...it was my inspiration to pick up a G20. And yes, WC mags for sure and perhaps some night sights if you don't all ready have a set.

DH

Madmax1010 03-06-2010 14:09

Does anyone happen to know what the recoil spring and the mainspring/hammer is for weight.
I'm guessing the hammer spring is 23# and the recoil is 16#?:dunno:

Madmax1010 03-06-2010 14:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrtyHarry (Post 14888217)
That was the first 10mm that I fired...it was my inspiration to pick up a G20. And yes, WC mags for sure and perhaps some night sights if you don't all ready have a set.

DH


What night sights do you recommend? Got wilson mags on order.

DrtyHarry 03-06-2010 16:13

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Originally Posted by Madmax1010 (Post 14888449)
What night sights do you recommend? Got wilson mags on order.

Mepros hands down!!

why 03-06-2010 19:23

Locktite those front sights! I shot one loose in less than a box of Double Taps. Damn lucky to find it.

G33 03-06-2010 20:59

Also, look at Mec-Gar 10mm mags.
:wavey:

FreeAmerican 03-06-2010 22:22

Skip the Metalform mags. I picked one up with the plactic follower, doesn't feed for crap.

The Factory Colt mags with the rounded follower work very well, even if expensive.

Madmax1010 03-09-2010 09:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrtyHarry (Post 14888982)
Mepros hands down!!


Hi
Do you need any special tools to install night sights on the colt Delta Elite?

thanks

DrtyHarry 03-09-2010 10:08

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Originally Posted by Madmax1010 (Post 14905856)
Hi
Do you need any special tools to install night sights on the colt Delta Elite?

thanks

Yes, you do...and the proper tools are rather expensive.

If you have never installed sights before, I highly suggest having a gunsmith do it for you....especially on a beautiful pistol like your delta.


DH

Madmax1010 03-09-2010 10:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrtyHarry (Post 14906031)
Yes, you do...and the proper tools are rather expensive.

If you have never installed sights before, I highly suggest having a gunsmith do it for you....especially on a beautiful pistol like your delta.


DH


Well I have installed sights before however they were of the dovetail type on 1911's other than my Springer TRP. I know what you mean about the cost of sight tools all the way from 50 to a few hundred.
Thanks again.

saspic 03-09-2010 17:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madmax1010 (Post 14888371)
Does anyone happen to know what the recoil spring and the mainspring/hammer is for weight.
I'm guessing the hammer spring is 23# and the recoil is 16#?:dunno:

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%...ID1/mID1/dID64

The recoil spring on the original Delta Elite is 23#. I'm assuming it no longer has that stupid double recoil spring system.

The hammer spring is 23#, it's been recommended to use a stronger hammer spring to slow down the slide.

Retired Squid 03-10-2010 20:30

Duel 23# spring still standard, and with that beauty it will handle any of the DT or your hot hand loads.

saspic 03-12-2010 08:36

Yeeeech! Does it still have the skinny plastic guide rod?
I swapped mine for a regular sized steel one and got a single 23# spring.

Mwinter 03-12-2010 09:38

3 out of the 4 of the Deltas I ran (older production models) got the following:
solid stainless steel 1-piece guide rod
22lb recoil spring
oversized rear plate fitted
Brown firing pin/hammer/sear fitted

All 4 were run with Metalform 9-shot steel-follower mags with extended rubber baseplate (Metalform made some of Colt's mags as I understand it). Some of the had other Brown parts (beavertail, ext. safety, magwell, etc.) and 1 had Trijicon standard nightsights installed (never found the 'low/snagfree' 1911 sights to be necessary).

In my experience, your pistol will require tweaking/smithing/parts replacement to run 100%. Only 1 factory 1911 ever ran properly right out of the box for me (SA TRP), and the 10mm has it's own quirks. The Colt dual-spring and guiderod are the SUCK in my experience.

If it doesn't feed, you can give it Hornady 200gr XTP or CorBon PowRBall 'til it's fixed (both have nice roundish bullet profiles).

Retired Squid 03-12-2010 10:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mwinter (Post 14925907)
3 out of the 4 of the Deltas I ran (older production models) got the following:
solid stainless steel 1-piece guide rod
22lb recoil spring
oversized rear plate fitted
Brown firing pin/hammer/sear fitted

All 4 were run with Metalform 9-shot steel-follower mags with extended rubber baseplate (Metalform made some of Colt's mags as I understand it). Some of the had other Brown parts (beavertail, ext. safety, magwell, etc.) and 1 had Trijicon standard nightsights installed (never found the 'low/snagfree' 1911 sights to be necessary).

In my experience, your pistol will require tweaking/smithing/parts replacement to run 100%. Only 1 factory 1911 ever ran properly right out of the box for me (SA TRP), and the 10mm has it's own quirks. The Colt dual-spring and guide rod are the SUCK in my experience.

If it doesn't feed, you can give it Hornady 200gr XTP or CorBon PowRBall 'til it's fixed (both have nice roundish bullet profiles).

Colt has 23# factory duel sping and it does work.....but I like FL guide rods and one is on the way as are 23#, 24#, & 26# Wolff Springs. I have new FP Plunger & spring ordered, replacement FP has arrived, but it looks too short and I have already tossed old bent FP and don't ask how I managed that trick. I may order one from Colt this time because this one from Midway came with corrosion spots on the pin and looks short to me, but have no way to tell w/o another to measure. So I'm debating on should I step up and order a new one from Colt, then start later on lower end


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