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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinson View Post
    Not everyone has had the same experience that you've had.
    I love Colt. However these days there are more negative reports on the forums than positive. And my sample size of 3 Colts that MSRP >$1300 is disheartening to say the least. I hope they can get these out the door with good QC. It seems they are trying to make new models which is nice, however i'm still slightly leery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonInWA View Post
    A question that came to my mind while re-reading the thread; Will these new Combat Elites have National Match barrels (as did the previous two-tone ones) (and if they do, will they really be a meaningful upgrade from the standard Colt 1911 barrels)?

    Best, Jon
    An old gunsmith, very close to the early years (late 60's) of modern gunsmithing, said that Colt used to give the NM moniker to barrels that were cut with fresh tooling. When new cutters were installed, the first batch of barrels were deemed NM, and the later barrels were "standard", and the chambers and rifling were cut with "worn" tooling. The company he worked for were OEM suppliers for Colt and other early custom 1911 brands

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    Guess Colt didn't waste time ensuring a traditional two-tone was still available...

    Colt Competition 70 Series Pistol O1070CCS-TT, 45 Automatic Colt Pistol ACP, 5", Gray G10 Grips, Two-Tone Finish, 8 Rd

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    My example of one .38 super Colt bought late 2012 has been great. Working on it's 3rd 2000 round challenge right now. Honestly, after the 2k challenge I kept doing them because I could just shoot it and put it away, call me lazy I've treated it like a Glock/lawnmower since. It has modest modifications: light polish of the breach face and feed ramp, FO front sight/10-8 NM rear, Wilson flatwire recoil spring, Harrison thumb safety and Cerocote finish. All the internals are stock Colt.
    I really like the these new offerings and I am very interested in the Commander 9mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1986s4 View Post
    My example of one .38 super Colt bought late 2012 has been great. Working on it's 3rd 2000 round challenge right now. Honestly, after the 2k challenge I kept doing them because I could just shoot it and put it away, call me lazy I've treated it like a Glock/lawnmower since. It has modest modifications: light polish of the breach face and feed ramp, FO front sight/10-8 NM rear, Wilson flatwire recoil spring, Harrison thumb safety and Cerocote finish. All the internals are stock Colt.
    I really like the these new offerings and I am very interested in the Commander 9mm.
    Is .38 super more reliable than 9mm in a 1911?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewbie View Post
    Is .38 super more reliable than 9mm in a 1911?
    .38 Super can be more reliable in a 1911-pattern pistol compared to 9x19 due to the longer OAL of the former. There is a bit of a feeding issue with the semi-rimmed case of the .38 Super. That is why there are rimless variants of the .38 Super. I find the 9x23 to be the most reliable 9mm round in the 1911-pattern pistol.

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    I bought my first two Colt 1911’s last year, and they’re top notch! I have pistol OCD, and any little thing out of place bothers me, and these have been 100% flawless, and dead accurate at 25 yards. One’s a Lightweight Commander, and the other a Wiley Clapp Lightweight Commander, bothin .45 acp. I sold my Springfields, and a Ruger SR1911 full size, but have a Ruger Lightweight CMD in both .45 and 9mm. Last month I bought a SS S&W E Series in .45, and it’s been flawless for over 500 rounds. The Rugers are easily the tightest fitting of the bunch, followed by the S&W, and the Colts are decently fitted. The S&W has an extremely crisp trigger, while the Colts don’t have a distinct break. They break well, and at 4lbs. The Rugers are somewhere in between.
    I have too many pistols...lol https://youtu.be/0UtcMUISWJ4 https://youtu.be/lobEHb6BOdI There have been more additions since those videos, and I don’t even know what I have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewbie View Post
    Is .38 super more reliable than 9mm in a 1911?
    It is my understanding that it is but I don't have a 9mm version for comparison. As already stated it has an OAL better suited to the 1911 action but the 9mm versions have been making big advances in reliability. I have experienced no malfunctions I can attribute to the semi-rim of the .38SA cartridge, but as always use quality magazines. Mine doesn't like one particular brand whose name escapes me now. I use MecGar for training and Wilson, Tripp 10 rounders for match or occasional carry. After much experimentation with ammo [I reload] I have found that my example runs well, dirty or clean and shoots accurately out to 50m using a good medium speed powder and a 124gr. FMJ bullet loaded to a velocity between 1100 and 1200fps. I use a combination of Enos slide glide grease and oil and I run it wet.

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    I agree about big advances in 9MM reliability. I've had three Kimbers, two Dan Wessons and an STI chambered in 9MM. They were all reliable with any factory or reloaded ammo I used. My current 38 Super Kimber, with an extra barrel in 9MM, has been just as boringly reliable as the other 1911 9MMs I've mentioned. At this point, I have to believe that manufacturers of 1911 type 9MM pistols, and manufacturers of magazines for those pistols, have figured out 9MM reliability in the 1911. From reports I've read, even the 9MM Colts, with their unramped barrels, are reliable when chambered in 9MM. That was unfortunately not the case with 9MM Colts I had years ago
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