Opinions on the New Gold Cup NM series 70

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Opinions on the New Gold Cup NM series 70

Post by trapshooter72 on 2/21/2017, 12:16 pm

I handled a new Colt GCNM at the LGS today. I'm wondering what more experienced shooter than I think about them. I personally was expecting a little nicer fit and finnish. Nice package with the two different recoil springs and all, trigger seamed decent, bluing mediocre IMHO. Sights were dovetailed Bomar style.Anyone own/shoot one?

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Post by AllAces on 2/21/2017, 3:04 pm

If you've just got to have a Gold Cup, I'd save up to buy a really nice older model when Colt workmanship was better and they were doing the high gloss royal blue finish. If you are looking for out of the box accuracy, go with a Range Officer.
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Post by trapshooter72 on 2/21/2017, 6:46 pm

Aces, I'd have to agree with your statement. I had a RO( should have kept it) and it was a well made pistol. I have an older series 70 GCNM and it's a much nicer pistol, at least as far as cosmetics are concerned , than the new ones. I had read how the manufacturing of the new Gold cups used CNC and that they were quite good. I was just looking to see if owners are happy with them.

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Post by Cheapshot on 2/21/2017, 7:51 pm

I was not as happy with mine as I thought I would be. It was great for an out of the box .45, but IMHO not the gun they once were. Of course it is entirely possible to customize the gun to make it "yours" but as Aces said, I think for the money a SA RO is the way to go for the 400-500 dollar difference up front. Nothing wrong with the Colt at all, it is a great gun but smithing costs are about the same to make it a competitive shooter. Just my thoughts.

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