I think the primary difference from other Colt Competitions is two tone and 25LPI front strap checkering, and Series 70 firing system like the more recent Competition offerings.
Do you mean the Gold Cup?I thought the regular Colt Competition was also series 70?
I'm looking at this:Do you mean the Gold Cup?
I am not up on all Colt offers, but my 2011 1911 has the Flat MSH & long trigger.
It has the S80 safety system.
As far back as I can remember Colt put a Flat MSH & long trigger on the Gold Cups.
Seems like Colt is trying to do factory mods to stay competitive with other Company's.
Earlier ones a few years ago were Series 80.I thought the regular Colt Competition was also series 70?
This is accurate. I had a “blued" 9mm Colt Competition a few years ago.I'm looking at this:
I think the main difference between this and the new Plus version is the front strap checkering, but I may be wrong.
I picked up one recently as I couldn't resist. My points for comparison are a STI Trojan, a handfull of early Kimber Series I guns (Royal, Gold Matches, etc.), and a few recent Dan Wessons. It's my first Colt....
Locks up tight, slide to frame fit is typical Colt. Not too tight, not too loose. Trigger breaks clean at what I am guessing is about 5 lbs. Mainspring housing is metal, as opposed to some I’ve seen that were plastic. 25LPI checkering front and back looks good. Slide flats are polished. Not to a high sheen but more of a brushed finish, but very nice looking. Undercut trigger guard. Rear Novak sight is adjustable for elevation. Thumb safety is squishy, like other new Colts I’ve handled and owned. Overall it looks like it’s worth the money. I was at the LGS when they closed early at 3 today so we didn’t do a deal today, and I have two friends that may be interested in it, so we’ll see on Friday morning.