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Old 06-14-2011, 22:00   #1
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Colt 1911 xse

I was looking into buying a colt 1911 model xse just wanted to do my homework before making a buy dose anyone have any thoughts on this model pros/cons better models to look into like to stay with a colt though thanks for any advice
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:38   #2
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Which particular XSE? I have a Combat Elite that's in the XSE lineup and it's one of my more accurate pistols. It has a nice finish and is well fitted. If you want a Colt, I haven't heard too many people say the were unhappy with a recent Combat Elite purchase. The only thing I wish were different on mine is to have front strap checkering, but you don't often see that in this price range.

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:45   #3
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http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=85446

my review of my Government XSE in blue steel...mine was made in 2005...

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Old 06-15-2011, 05:52   #4
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my review of my Government XSE in blue steel...
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Couldn't resist, sorry.


That's a nice looking Colt.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:47   #5
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The only thing I wish were different on mine is to have front strap checkering, but you don't often see that in this price range.

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:54   #6
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Sorry yeah the combat elite i like it because of its simple design seems to be built well simple is better but it must work well at all times! thanks for the reply
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:06   #7
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The Special Combat is their best, albeit expensive.


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Where can I buy these grips?
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Where can I buy these grips?

They're $1,000 per set and you get a free gun with them.


As far as I know you can't get them except from Colt and they aren't on their website.
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I have an XSE Lightweight Government Model that I love! Cuts one holers with 200grn LSWCs.

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I love the XSE's. For now I'll have to make due with the beautiful photo's.
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Dude, are you wearing Crocs?
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Exactly. Now stop it before I decide I have to send mine in, too.
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Exactly. Now stop it before I decide I have to send mine in, too.
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That does look like nice checkering.
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Dude, are you wearing Crocs?
Cheap wal-mart knock offs. Only way I can afford the Colt!!!!!

I have to wear them most of the time due to a foot and leg injury.

Comfy too!!!
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Nice!

Did you send it back to Colt for the checkering, or somewhere else?
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Nice!

Did you send it back to Colt for the checkering, or somewhere else?

Yup, it's 20 LPI done by Colt, $160 and I love it.
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My only "custom" is a Colt XSE that I sent to Grizzly Custom for the 1* package. It is a nice shooter.

I would have been better off just buying another Baer, but for some reason I thought I needed a Colt in the stable.
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Cheap wal-mart knock offs. Only way I can afford the Colt!!!!!

I have to wear them most of the time due to a foot and leg injury.

Comfy too!!!
Ok, since you played the "I only wear them due to injury" card, we will give you a pass.

Nice Pony btw.
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And you have really tiny feet.
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Ok, since you played the "I only wear them due to injury" card, we will give you a pass.

Nice Pony btw.
Thanks!

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