Question: When did the Colt 1911 G70 come out?

What is a Colt 1911 Series 70?

The Colt® 1911 Series 70 Competition Stainless Steel Semi-Auto Pistol is a performance-enhanced, competition-ready 1911, designed specifically for competitive shooting. Featuring a corrosion-resistant stainless steel slide with aggressive rear slide serrations, this pistol offers superior durability and performance.

When did the Colt 1911 come out?

March 29, 1911 The Colt 1911 was formally adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911, and then by the US Navy and Marine Corps in 1913. By the beginning of WW1, more than 68,000 pistols were in service and the huge demand for the new pistol led to contracts being granted to other manufacturers as well.

Does Colt still make Series 70?

In Colts currently produced Series 70 . 45 pistol, you have a handgun that is very close to duplicating the guns that came from the old factory under the blue dome in 1924.

What is the difference between a 70 and 80 Series 1911?

In about 1983, the Series 80 1911 was introduced with a key feature of a trigger-activated firing pin safety. Series 70 1911s have no safety plunger in the slide. The shooter must press the trigger to unblock the firing pin for Series 80 1911s.

Which Colt 1911 is best?

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What is the difference between Series 70 and 80 1911?

In about 1983, the Series 80 1911 was introduced with a key feature of a trigger-activated firing pin safety. Series 70 1911s have no safety plunger in the slide. The shooter must press the trigger to unblock the firing pin for Series 80 1911s.

Are 1911s outdated?

Modern pistol designs have made the 1911 obsolete in its role as a combat sidearm. Its finicky and demands constant attention that a warfighter cant afford to offer. But when its tuned and running well, its the most accurate pistol out there.

Are Tisas 1911 any good?

The Tisas 1911 has proven to exhibit good reliability. The feed ramp is properly fitted with the requisite 1/32-inch gap between the two halves of the feed ramp. The pistol fed both the Federal 230-grain Hydra Shok and the Hornady 185-grain XTP without issues. A number of magazines, including Wilson Combat, were used.

What is so special about the 1911?

Heres a big gun thats easier to conceal than other big guns. The grip angle fits the hand very comfortably, and the relatively low bore axis makes the gun a natural pointer. When you hold one, youll notice just how well it fits the hand. When you shoot it, youll notice recoil if shooting .

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