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Colt 1991 Reviews

Postby stang » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:13 pm

how can we purchase this gun;
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Postby jamesthecarguy » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:47 am

I purchased the 1991 compact and it was my first 45. This was probably 1993 or 1994--I cant remember exactly. The gun was reasonably priced and to be honest, I didnt know the difference at the time between a 1911 and a 1991.

On my first three or four boxes of ammo, I experienced several stovepipes and other problems. After owning a Beretta 92-SB, I wasnt ready for this kind of poor reliability. I put the gun away for a few months.

The next time I shot it, I was at a range that had a very competent gunsmith. After several failures, I took it in to the guy and described my problems. He replaced the guide rod and springs and gave me a good talking to about my weak wristed grip. From that day on, the gun has been perfectly reliable--and surprisingly accurate for a gun with such a short barrel.

The compact has a 6 round mag + 1 in the chamber. This isnt the 18 rounds I was used to with my Beretta, but its certainly sufficient as long as just one of those seven 45 caliber Hydra-Shoks hits the target.

I have bought other 45s, but I keep going back to my Colt. I wouldnt trade it for any other weapon. If youre on a budget, and youre willing to spend a little time at the range to make sure youve worked out all of the bugs, I would strongly recommend this weapon.
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Postby Hockler » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:14 am

I had a Series 80 Govt couple years back that worked flawless out of the box, never had to do the break in. The only issue I ever had was it was real superficial - the grip safetys finish wore off real quick due to handling, eventhough I wiped and cleaned as needed. I later traded it in for a different 1911 that was more suited in what I wanted.
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Postby ngsoldier » Fri May 25, 2007 3:56 pm

I was wondering if anybody out there could help me out. I have a colt compact 1991. What I would like to do is replace the sights with tritium night sights. My front sight marking is missing paint. How hard would it be for me to do this and is it even possible with that model.
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Postby gunnutz » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:50 pm

I picked up my new Colt Commander today. 120 rounds later I am realy impressed with the Commander's performance accurate and flawless. tig you were right............
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Postby gunnutz » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:07 pm

I went to the gun show to buy a Taurus 1911. They had one side by side with a Colt Government 1991 in SS. After examining both guns thuroughly I payed a little more money and bought the Colt. This gun shots like a dream. I named it "Thud". It's my first 1911.
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Postby gunnutz » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:49 pm

This is a reliable, accurate, hard hitting pistol. It's single stack, so it very concealable. there is not on plastic part on it so it will enjoy a long life. I'm not sure why it's rated 4.5 bullets. All the ratings listed below give it 5s.
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Postby TEXVETNAM67-68 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:41 pm

Well guys, I am now a 1911 owner, even if it is a 1991 1911

It's been 35 years since I had a 1911

This makes 6 colts, and I swear I am through buying guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby TEXVETNAM67-68 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:08 pm

Hey people,

Can you tell me what the correct wording should be on the base plate of a 1991 magazine,

I have 6 that say COLT over 45 AUTO


2 that say 19200- over ASSY 5508694 over

MFR. 1M291

1 that says COLT over 45 AUTO with a Rampart Horse to the left

I have my doubts wether any of them are authentic Colt 1991 factory grips. The pistol is factory parkerized and so are some of the "Colt 45 Auto" clips.
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Postby puzzlewood » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:48 pm

I have a Government series 80 SS that I bought in 1988. I've put many thousands of rounds through it without any complaints. I truely love shooting this gun. Can someone tell me the differences between the series 80 and the 1991? I will rate the Colt 1911 at 5 stars due to the fact that 1991, or series 80, or series 70- they all have a proven track record.
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