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Well, I finally joined the ranks of Colt Owners. For everything I had read over the past couple of years concerning the notion that if you`re going to have 1911`s, you`ve got to own a Colt, I must admit all of you were right. Tuesday I picked up my first Colt, a government 38 Super. So far, it has impressed the heck out of me. The overall fit and finish are great, and the action is silky smooth. I`ve only had time to put a few mags thru it, but it ran flawlessly out of the box.

 

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Nice pistol...I've had a craving for a 38 Super myself.
 

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Sweet Pony! How do you like the .38 super in compairson to the .45? I always been interested in them but haven't had a chance to fire one. I got a NRM 1991 like her in .45 like it alot. My first Colt too.
 

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Sweet Pony! How do you like the .38 super in compairson to the .45? I always been interested in them but haven't had a chance to fire one. I got a NRM 1991 like her in .45 like it alot. My first Colt too.
Love to shoot the Super...recoil is quite a little less, which makes follow up shots easier. I still love my 45`s, but I`ve found I like the Super just as much. Plus, if I can get my wife out to the range with me, I think she will find it to her liking.....the 45 is just a little too punishing for her. Unless you reload for the Super, you have to keep an eagle eye open for good deals on ammo, since it`s not normally available at a lot of local vendors. I`ve been stocking up a litle here and there, and have yet to pay anymore than $18 per 50 for range ammo delivered to my door.

Try the koolaid...you`ll like it.
 

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Congratulations, the Super .38 is a great cartridge.
 

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Got back out to the range for just a few minutes yesterday. I had swapped out the factory barrel bushing with one I had in my parts box. The factory bushing was like a hoola hoop on a fence post. Here are my results with Georgia Arms 124 hr Gold Dots @ 15 yards offhand. Not bad for only the 2nd time shooting this gun.


 

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I may get flack for this but I consider the bushings on colts something to be replaced as colt seems to like the hoola hoop on a fence post fit and I'm not fond of it. You should have a great gun now though, very nice, and nice shooting.
 

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Thanks Jerry!! I think this gun is going to be a real shooter once I get a little time in with it. So far, the only 1911s I`ve bought that had properly fitted bushings are my S&W and my RIA. My 2 Springers and this Colt were the hoola hoop/fence post types. You would expect that when you spend $750 plus bucks on a gun, that they could have done a better job on the bushing fit. But...I guess at this point, what`s another 20 bucks. And the one I had in my parts box is by no means a good fitting bushing.....it just fits the Colt better than the factory installed unit. I will be fitting a new EGW bushing when I get around to it.

Not to hijack my own thread, but my wife says I need to Copyright that phrase and get rich by selling a gadget called :"A Round To It".:biggrin::biggrin:
 

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Great looking Colt's 1911.

The overall fit and finish are great, and the action is silky smooth. I`ve only had time to put a few mags thru it, but it ran flawlessly out of the box.
I had the same experience with my S 70 reissue - I've had it almost a year now with out a failure.
 
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