Finish looks great and the wood grips are nice. Great looks and feel. Bluing looks much better than phosphate. Shoots exactly point of aim.
It won't finish a magazine without having 1-3 stovepipes. Some jam into the breech area and are hard to clear. Have ran about 150 rounds (varies manufacturers) though it with the supplied Colt magazine, a new Wilson Combat magazine, and Kimpro magazine. All consistently have 2 stovepipes on average.
This is the most expensive handgun I've ever purchased and wished that it worked at least 95% correctly. So far my wife's $400 Rock Island is out performing it.
I can't recall the name, but a Colt representative has been quoted saying that a Colt should work right of the box or it's not right. No break in needed.
I have to decide whether to send it back for troubleshooting/adjustment and be without it for a while or try to troubleshoot and adjust the extractor tension, and worry about voiding the warranty.
2 months ago
I have always been partial to the 1911's
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5 months ago
GAG had a great price and shipped in record time. Even during the holiday season. Thanks gag for such good customer service and a great firearm at unbelievable price.
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This Colt Series 70 1911 is a pure joy to both handle and shoot. I have a WWII era that is my gun collection pride and joy. This one will now be the workhorse and primary carry weapon.
Yeah it big, yeah it's heavy...but it's a knockdown drag out caliber. I bought some Wilson 500 mags for some extra capacity. If 17 rounds (2 mags)don't do the job then the Lord meant for me to come to the pearly gates.
Unlike reviews I read about it before buying.
The fitment & finish are very nice , especially for under $800 bucks.
Standard GI sights are as accurate as I can be.
I did put a small dab of glow in the dark Testor paint to aquire front sight faster in low light , and have no issues with this being the nightstand bump in the night weapon.
GAG had a super price with free fast shipping to my FFL.
Only thing I could say I didn't like was the rosewood grips weren't rosy enough.LOL
You won't find a better more reliable weapon in this caliber in my humble opinion and I own Wilson's,NightHawk's and Wiley Clapp versions of 45.
Keep her clean and run good ammo through and tou will never regret owning this fine firearm.
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over 2 years ago
Colt Series 70 Government 1911 .45 ACP Features:
The Colt Series 70 Government 1911 epitomizes the simplicity and legacy of this iconic pistol. From its carbon steel fame and slide with traditional blued finish, to the double diamond checkered rosewood grips, this pistol is a throwback to the Colt pistols of the 1970s when the 1911 ruled supreme. With it's improved sights over the old GI models, and comfortable arched mainspring housing, this ergonomic and easy to shoot pistol is the perfect platform for slinging 230 grain .45 ACP hardball. Classic looks, great handling, and a timeless design, the Series 70 Government is a great choice for your next handgun.
Colt 1911 Specifications:
- Brand: Colt Mfg
- Category: Pistols
- Caliber: 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
- Model: 1911
- Series: Government Series 70
- Type: Pistol
- Frame Finish: Blued
- Action: Single
- Slide Description: Blued Carbon Steel
- Capacity: 7
- Frame Material: Carbon Steel
- Grips: Rosewood
- OAL: 8.5"
- Safety: Manual / Grip
- Sight Configuration: High Profile
- Weight: 37.5 oz
- Barrel Type: Carbon Steel
- Barrel Length: 5"
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Colt Firearms SKU GAG_CT1970A1CS Condition New in Box Action Type No Caliber .45 ACP UPC 098289041364 Model Series 70 Government Type No Manufacturer Part Number O1970A1CS Accessories No Barrel Length 5 Finish Per Color Blued Capacity 7 Firing Casing No Frame Per Material Steel Hand Right Hand Sights No