Gun Report

Colt Combat Elite 08011XSE 45 ACP, $1015

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The Colt Combat Elite offered excellent trigger action, good accuracy, relatively light weight for a steel-frame 1911, and top quality fit, finish, and appearance. Combat shooting accuracy was good, and speed from concealed carry excellent. We rated it down based on the lack of an ambidextrous safety.

Colt Combat Elite 08011XSE 45 ACP, $1015

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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The Combat Elite is a clean design and a good all around personal defense handgun.
The cut of the forward cocking serrations and the dovetail sight installation showed excellent fit.

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