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Old July 18th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #1
 
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New horsey comes home!

The new Colt XSE 01980 is finally home! (We cannot buy the Ruger SR1911 here in Democrat-occupied California). First thing I did was disassemble her, lube the gun, work the action and then attach the new Crimson Trace grip. The first picture shows the gun "out of the box: and the second picture shows her with the new Crimson Trace rosewood grips. The CT grips come pretty close to matching the originals, which are now safely tucked away in the original box. Great looking pistol, don't you think?



Love that horsey!



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Old July 18th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #2
 
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That's sure enough a purdy pistol you got there.
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Yeah Baby! It's a Colt, man! Good on 'ya - Colt's been making 1911s since.....1911!!
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Old July 18th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #4
 
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Thanks, guys. I cannot wait to get her to the range!
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Not sure I understand why the SR1911 is illegal in Commiefornia. Is there some feature that separates it from the Colt?
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Not sure I understand why the SR1911 is illegal in Commiefornia. Is there some feature that separates it from the Colt?
BillStaf, sadly in the communist state of Kalifornia you can only buy guns that are are the CA Dept. of Justice (CADOJ) list of approved handguns. To get a gun on this list the manufacturer has to submit samples, pay fees and jump through hoops, etc. For some models manufacturers just don't bother with it so they are not on "the list". The SR1911 is one example, the Wiley Clapp GP100 is another. The handgun list applies to semi-auto pistols and DA revolvers and creates situations like this - Redleg can buy this Colt 1911 but not a Ruger 1911. He could buy a Ruger 3" GP100 Model 1715 but he can't buy a Ruger 3" GP100 Model 1752 or 1753.

It has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with control.
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Beautiful pistol. It is a handsome Colt with those CT grips.
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Grats on your new Government Model 1911. It's a beauty. Every 1911 is beautiful but there's still something special when they have "Colt" roll-marked on their slide.
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That is sure a nice looking Colt personally I think you got the best when you got a Colt
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I'll post a range report this weekend on the Colt. I have never shot a 1911 with these Novak sights. My old US Army Colt had the real primitive old-style sights. My Dan Wessons have target adjustable sights. So this will be something new.

The sights are dovetailed so I suppose I could swap them out for adjustable sights if I wanted to. But if they are accurate I don't plan to do that. The laser will be fine for target shooting at 10-15 yards.

Really liking the rosewood CT grip. Looks cool against the bluing.
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Great looking pistol, don't you think?
Yes! Yes I do.
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Beeeeutiful!

We will need a shooting report you know.
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Sweeeeeet. You can't have too many horses in the stable. I do love my Colt's, pistols and revolvers. They are all great.
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Redleg, Ya done good! If you can't buy a Ruger, you might as well get the granddaddy with the horsey. I think you will like the sights. They are a much better profile than the GI sights yet are holster friendly. I have several 1911s with adjustable sights and found once they were adjusted, nearly all loads will POI very close to the same POA.

Last week my daughter was visiting from Merced, CA. We did some target practice and I told her she could have one of my guns. That's when the DOJ roster came up. The gun was not listed so we had to abandon the idea. Further, I did have one gun she liked that was on the roster but with shipping and FFL fees on both ends plus other fees and a mandatory waiting period, it just wasn't worth the hassle.
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If she was visiting you, couldn't she have just taken the gun with her? Maybe since you are a gunsmith with a FFL, it has to be officially transferred.
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