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Post by devildog 1/25/2016, 12:20 pm

I just bought a Range Officer and I'm cutting my bullseye teeth with it, but ran across this over the weekend:
http://www.colt.com/Catalog/Pistols/ColtCompetitionPistol™.aspx
Looks like Colt is getting in on it. I wonder if the fit and finish will make it as well-received as the RO? I know Colt has been hit or miss lately, but it would be good to see this brand make a modern comeback.
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Post by dronning 1/25/2016, 1:39 pm

Don't like the fiber optic front sight, pictures don't align with description of adjustable rear sights.  Their description of it being "race ready" suggests the action pistol crowd is it's main target.

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Post by james r chapman 1/25/2016, 2:31 pm

I think the adj rear is the low profile Novak type popular in the "games"
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Post by Chris Miceli 1/25/2016, 5:24 pm

Didn't colt file for bankruptcy?

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Post by BE Mike 1/25/2016, 7:29 pm

I think you got the best deal by sticking with a known quantity. I have some old accurized Colts, and they are great pistols, but today, SA is leading the pack in quality of their out-of-the-box guns.
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Post by Dr.Don 1/25/2016, 9:42 pm

As a guy who does almost all of his own gunsmithing, I would not want a modern Colt even if they were fitted as well as the Range Officers and shot as well.  All the modern Colts are Series 80 guns, and I have no use for that system in Bullseye.
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Post by Doug Tiedt 1/25/2016, 9:46 pm

Saw one of those at the gun show (Fond du Lac, WI) last weekend.  I didn't know what it was and thought it was just a normal colt with fancy blue grips on it.  Looked nice, but I walked right on by after a look.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 1/26/2016, 12:00 am

I'm Dr.Don wrote:As a guy who does almost all of his own gunsmithing, I would not want a modern Colt even if they were fitted as well as the Range Officers and shot as well.  All the modern Colts are Series 80 guns, and I have no use for that system in Bullseye.

I thought Colt has brought the series 70 back in specific models, but not whole sale unfortunately.
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Post by Dr.Don 1/26/2016, 8:49 am

JayhawkNavy02, you might be right about the return of Series 70 and I'm just not aware of it.  I think Series 80 has a place among the "cocked and locked carry" crowd and for the run and gun sports where it is easier to drop a loaded gun.  But it adds a complication to the trigger job.  The pro gunsmiths have mastered it, but I don't want to fool with it on a precision shooting piece.
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 1/26/2016, 9:01 am

No argument with any of that.
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