Gun Report

Colt Gold Cup Trophy 05070X 45 ACP

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The Colt Gold Cup is a classic target pistol with quite a bit of pride of ownership built in. Some may call these classic lines dated. The black-rubber factory-issued grips (inset) were Pachmayr lookalikes that did not give Pachmayr performance. We disliked them enough to change to the wooden panels with the flame pattern.

Colt Gold Cup Trophy 05070X 45 ACP

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
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Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Span Single

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Fixed sights are a pain to adjust. It takes a mallet and a punch. A simple turn of a screw, such as on the Colt, left, and Kimber, right, is better. The sights on the Kimber were deemed the best by our team. Note the small tritium insert in the rear sight.
The pistol was supplied with wraparound rubber grips, but they weren’t Pachmayrs. The grips supplied with the Colt were harder, lacked a steel insert, and did not have the same fit.
Both the Kimber and the Colt are well fitted.
The Colt uses a King’s Gun Works barrel bushing and the Eclipse uses a full-length guide rod. Different strokes for different folks, but both work.

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