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Old 09-19-2014, 07:00   #1
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Thoughts on Colt Delta Elite

Couple of days ago I went to my favorite LGS in search of 22 ammo. As soon as I walked in , owner handed me a brand new Delta Elite. Now I want it , of course. Who here owns one? Do you like it or not? One at LGS is SS but quick google search showed all black models also, which I really liked. Personal experience with Delta Elites and photos are welcomed
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:42   #2
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I have a stainless Delta Elite I've had since about 1992 - used it as a police duty gun and in competition (USPSA 3-gun with factory Remington hollow points a couple of times). It's a great gun, never had a problem other than the plunger tube coming loose and I had to replace it ($15 or so).
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:13   #3
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I have an old blued one probably 1990s vintage and a current production stainless.

I enjoy them both while knowing that they can't take a steady load of full bore 10mm.

They're much more fun to shoot than my SW M1006 or Glock 30 SF.

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Old 09-19-2014, 20:34   #4
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If I bought 10mm 1911s, that would be the one I'd get. Of course, it would need to be an original from the first run.
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Old 09-19-2014, 21:41   #5
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:56   #6
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:01   #7
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If I bought 10mm 1911s, that would be the one I'd get. Of course, it would need to be an original from the first run.
Haha , of course.
Your opinion on 1911s carries alot weight with me so Im glad Delta Elite is on your "good to go" list.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:54   #8
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For the handloader this is a great caliber to load for, as is the .38 Super.

Here's a nice review from Gunblast;

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

For me the 10mm is a working caliber given all the large critters that comes with living next to wilderness areas.
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:32   #9
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I like it, it is very accurate, and it is not hard to shoot. I fired two shots out of one, and they were side-by-side on the target. Another fella fired the same gun and beat me, since he fired it faster than I did.
It belonged to a State Police Sergeant, and he let us fire it.

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Fnfalman, those grip panels on your blued DE are out of this world! Very sharp!
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I've owned two Deltas, one blued and one stainless. As fnfalman said, they aren't a good platform for a steady diet of full powered 10mm.

They're decent guns although they are very plain jane insofar as features on 1911s go.

I was hoping that when Colt reissued them they would have at least put Novaks on them. Oh, well.....
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Fnfalman, those grip panels on your blued DE are out of this world! Very sharp!

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Haha , of course.
Your opinion on 1911s carries alot weight with me so Im glad Delta Elite is on your "good to go" list.
Cool

I do like the Delta. However, I would not run tons of super hot ammo through it though. Its no Glock 20 in terms of strength.
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Mines a second run Delta Elite. Shoots very accurate. Great gun.

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Old 09-21-2014, 08:55   #16
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Thank you for all the replies. I've decided to get it
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Thank you for all the replies. I've decided to get it
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