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#6543732 - 11/14/16 06:54 PM Value Colt 1991
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Anyone have one of these or know about how much they're worth? LGS has a blued model in perfect condition for $700 cash. Fair deal, good deal, or too much? How does it compare to the Ruger or Springfield 1911 models or a series 70 Colt?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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#6545699 - 11/15/16 10:12 PM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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if choosing between the three you mentioned I would go with a springfield or colt. cant say much on value, dosent seem like a bad deal to me considering what I have seen them sell for lately. but I'm not a colt guy.

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#6546134 - 11/16/16 09:31 AM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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I've had a Colt 1991-A1 in the past. Decent gun. I currently have a Ruger SR1911 (among others). The 1991 doesn't compare in my opinion. My Ruger is a much better shooter and more accurate. Besides, the Ruger looks better, again-my opinion. Ruger has Novak sights, a better trigger, extended beaver tail, stainless, and it just shoots better. The 1991, if stock, has mil-spec sights and no frills or extras at all.
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#6546142 - 11/16/16 09:35 AM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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Thanks. I called a local buddy of mine who gave me the phone number of a friend of his who is a 1911 expert. I mentioned to him that I was consider a Colt 1991, Kimber, Springfield, or Ruger and he said that Ruger is by far the best value on the market in sub-$1000 1911 pistols right now and I should scoop one up while prices are low.

Unfortunately, I just don't like the grip feel of the Ruger at all, so I'm going to go to the Mesquite gun show this weekend and see if I can try them all out in person. Worst case - I get the Ruger and put a Pachmayr wrap-around grip on it for $30. Sounds like a win-win.

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#6546210 - 11/16/16 10:18 AM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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Grip panels are relatively inexpensive and easy to change out. Keep the originals in case you ever decide to sell or trade the gun.
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#6546228 - 11/16/16 10:32 AM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: LandPirate]
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Originally Posted By: LandPirate
Grip panels are relatively inexpensive and easy to change out. Keep the originals in case you ever decide to sell or trade the gun.
It wasn't the panels. It's the front grip under the trigger that feels really thin and un-ergonomic to my big hands.

I found some Ruger owners talking about Pearce finger groove inserts making a huge difference. They're $10 on amazon with free shipping and will be here tomorrow, so I ordered a set. They go under the grip panels and wrap around the front and get great reviews and you can put any grip panels you want on top of them. Seems like a win-win.

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#6546497 - 11/16/16 01:29 PM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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I have 2. 1991A1 mil spec with some trigger work. It shoots better than I do with GI type sights. Decided I needed another so went and checked out the Rugers, Springfields, Kimbers, etc. Ended up with another 1991, but a stainless enhanced version. Beavertail grip, ambi safety, novak sights, decent trigger. It ran about the same used as a new Ruger, just felt better. Not that I am opposed to overseas production, but I believe I believe Colt and Ruger are 100% USA whereas everybody else imports at least part of theirs.
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#6546503 - 11/16/16 01:32 PM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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The used 1991 I'm looking at right now is the same as a new Ruger. Not sure I can bring myself to give up so many of the modern enhancement features just for a pony on the side.

If the 1991 was stainless, I'd already own it. Been wanting a stainless 1911 for a long time, and that's another thing I like about the Ruger.

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#6546512 - 11/16/16 01:38 PM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
The used 1991 I'm looking at right now is the same as a new Ruger. Not sure I can bring myself to give up so many of the modern enhancement features just for a pony on the side.

If the 1991 was stainless, I'd already own it. Been wanting a stainless 1911 for a long time, and that's another thing I like about the Ruger.


Funny I thought the same thing. Personal preference, either should work well and last longer than you.
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#6546847 - 11/16/16 04:57 PM Re: Value Colt 1991 [Re: patriot07]
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I have 2 Colt 1991A1s, a 45 and a 9mm. I have had the 45 since I was 18 years old, and it has never failed to function. it has a very nice triggers, operates smoothly, and is accurate. The 9mm is extremely accurate, and it had a few FTEs during the first 150 rounds, but has since ran without a hiccup. I don't own other brands, so I can't compare - but I can say my Colts are great. I did own a RIA, and it was a POS.




My older 1991A1 has GI sights. My new 1991A1 has nicer 3 dot sights


Edited by Colt W. Knight (11/16/16 05:19 PM)

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