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Old 02-28-2017, 10:38 AM   #21
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I wish that they would move COLT "lock, stock & barrel" to TEXAS.

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And still nothing in the msm about new layoffs at Colt.
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Old 02-28-2017, 02:26 PM   #23
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csmkersh,

Perhaps there are NO actual layoffs?? = Wouldn't be the first completely unfounded rumor that's been reported as if it was fact.

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There are layoffs.

Stupidly, Colt fired Brent Turchi, who was the manager of the Colt Custom Shop and Customer Service departments.

He posted on the 1911 forum that he was no longer with Colt.

There's a push to email Colt and tell them what a mistake that was.
Brent not only helped customers online to resolve problems, by his help and attitude he sold a lot more Colt's then I suspect Colt knows.

If you'd like to get a message to upper management, email here:

cfrancis@colt.com
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:34 PM   #25
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How do I politely tell them that with the dismissal of their customer service rockstar, I'd buy some random schmuck's 80% forging completed in his garage before I'd buy a Colt?
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1911 wise, I think Colt has very good products for the price point they're in. For my money they have Springfield beat on the guns that directly compare.

Frame & Slide - If you're going to build up a custom 1911, NO ONE makes a nicer frame & slide; PERIOD!!! And that's not for their price point, that's at ANY price. The physical quality of their frame & slide are top notch. But aesthetically that top notch frame and slide are cosmetically perfect!!

LW Commander - In my book, Colt has everyone beat in this department. The components on the gun are competitive to what's available in the industry. No they're not the parts I would have chosen, but they're nice parts that have been fit correctly.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:21 AM   #27
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As the once upon a time Champion the 1911, Colt seems to be losing out to Kimber and S&W now a days. It is my belief that it will just be too difficult for Colt to provide higher quality for a lower price point. (Example)

Colt Combat Unit? Rail GunŽ

Kimber America | Master Carry Custom

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearm...accessory-rail

All 3 of these similar products have similar price points and the one time "Quality" edge that Colt held no longer seems relevant. If Colt detracts from customer service, what advantage do they have?
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Stay away from the Kimber IIs.
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:43 AM   #29
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The best trigger on a 1911 I've tried was on a SIG. It was easily as good as my custom worked 4.5 lb triggers.

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Whose triggers are milspec, just in case, and not competition.
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BREAKING: Colt Lays Off Custom Shop Director, Other Employees, Company Rumored Gutted - The Firearm BlogThe Firearm Blog
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That is brutal.

To disclose more than I probably should, I was mulling an order of a custom Gold Cup from that Custom Shop. Nothing too fancy, just a couple touches I thought would be neat. It looks like I may have missed my window.

Thank you for the updates, guys. Much appreciated.

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Old 03-04-2017, 05:22 PM   #32
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I have a cunning plan... wait until they're downgraded to Junk Stock, then see if I can buy it all with my meager little Trust Fund (<$5k) and license the Colt branding and IP to reputable manufacturers with strict QC.

At least as a "bridge" to keep the brand on life-support... then once the royalties/IP leases/etc. allow move it to whatever Gun Friendly State offers the best deal to start from scratch with modern CNC--possibly just subcontract to Ruger for a start since they have a rep for strong CNC.
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One piece of good news: According to Colt, at their official Facebook Page, the Custom Shop is still open.

https://www.facebook.com/ColtFirearm...88815252122459


David Emerson Powell Mark Beane I hope the Custom Shop remains open. It is a huge part of their appeal to civilian shooters and a very nice "flagship" they have.
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Colt David - The Custom Shop is still open.
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David Emerson Powell Colt Thank you
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:56 PM   #34
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(sigh....)

I had hoped. Really hoped.

Charley warned me.

Instead of being the cynical, pessimistic, over 60, suspicious of everyone and everything kinda guy that I am, I was instead...optimistic. I really wanted to believe Colt was gonna do it. Come back. Be what it was before I was even old enough to buy a gun.

Now...

Getting rid of Brent doesn't bode well. He was a conduit readily accessible by just about anyone via the 1911 Forum, and resolved a lot of folks problems...and as was mentioned, probably sold a bunch of guns in the process.

I love my LW Commander, and my 6920, even the 1991 I have (forget about the Officer's Model...Charlie warned me about that, too). I know that there are guns out there that are better (although at price points more than a little above what I paid for my three, but I really like all three of these firearms, and they are well made tools. They work. They'll damned sure last the rest of my lifetime (quit snorting!) and probably my oldest grandson's, who's the other gun guy in the family.

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good to have them back, will really be happy to see them make more revolvers making the python more cheaper, welcome back Colt.
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Dude, the OP on this thread was YEARS ago. It's only been active of late because of new troubles comin'...
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Terry, you didn't get to be over 60 by not being cynical, suspicious and pessimistic. Why mess with success?
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:33 AM   #38
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Terry, you didn't get to be over 60 by not being cynical, suspicious and pessimistic. Why mess with success?
You make an excellent point, sir. I think I was flashing back to the 1960's...you know...rainbows, buttercups, halter tops and everything'll be alright...

I think my wife has been messing with medications...
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I still have some memories of that era. Particularly one of a young thing who asked for directions while wearing a loose knit cat suit. Poor thing must have been in a hurry while she dressed, she done forgot the body stocking that was supposed to be worn under it.
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