Delta 10mm

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Gress, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Got NIB Delta :smile:
    Here it is after our first range session. It shoots well and was 100% reliable out of the box.

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    As nice as it is, I want it to be more of a custom gun than it is as it came from the factory. After talking to few smiths and weighing my options I decided to keep it all Colt :smile:. So the gun will be treated by Colt Custom shop with a tactical package and few other things I want them to do. It will take them 6-7 month before I get it back. I will post an update on the work done and the quality of it. I hear good things about the quality of custom work they do these days. We will see. I am hopeful. Their communications and customer support were excellent so far.
     
  2. deadguy

    deadguy Jack Welch Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    What ammo did you shoot?

    Love the DE by the way.
     

  3. John

    John Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 7, 2011
    Very nice. I've long wanted a 10mm 1911.
     
  4. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope

    Sep 8, 2011
    Your Delta looks great. I did a few things to mine as well, really liked the Bar-Sto barrel install but took almost a year from order time to fit. Changed out the springs for 22lb recoil, 23 hammer and EGW fPS. Cant wait to see yours when it comes back.
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  5. GM*

    GM* ~

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Beautiful :thumb:. I wish I had one. Congratulations!
     
  6. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

    Dec 24, 2011
    Reliable is always a plus...kinda makes me miss mine.
     
  7. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Love mine also. Very accurate and 100% reliable...:thumb:
     
  8. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    AE 180gr FMJ
     
  9. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    What a gun! Verrrrry nice!
     
  10. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Here is the list of things to be done by Colt Custom Shop:

    1. Replace all the MIM parts.
    2. Install EGW FPS, sear and disconnector.
    3. COLT Tactical Package– Includes:
    - Action Tuning for Enhanced Reliability:
    – Adjust Extractor and Ejector;
    - Adjust and tune sear and disconnector;
    - Lower and flare ejection port;
    - Polish and contour barrel throat and frame ramp;
    - Adjust magazines.
    - Complete dehorn;
    - Replace grip safety with Ed Brown High Grip with memory swell;
    - Replace safety with extended strong side safety;
    - Checker front strap 25 LPI;
    - Enhance cut front strap (under the trigger guard for high grip);
    - Install steel flat checkered mainspring housing 25 LPI;
    - Bevel magazine well;
    - Tune trigger to 4.5lb or better;
    - Install fixed Novak night sights,
    - Regulate POA/POI.
    - Blend the rear of the slide and frame to a seamless flat surface;
    - Hand tight and fit slide to frame;
    - Complete refinish in Brushed Hard Chrome with matte rounds.
    4. Serrate the top of the slide 40 lpi
    5. Fit and provide an extra Colt Enhanced Oval Hole Combat Hammer
    6. Fit/tune and provide an Extra extractor
    7. Provide Extra springs set including an extra fit Main Spring
     
  11. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Looks like a good build sheet. I like the thinking of extra parts, specifically the extractor.

    The "tune trigger to 4.5lb or better" threw me off a little. As far as I know, good gunsmiths can get a consistent pull at whatever weight you'd like within the normal spectrum. If I were getting a gun built and I asked for a 4.5 pound trigger pull and I got a 3.0 pound one, I wouldn't say that's necessarily better!

    Question, though. On the enhanced cut front strap, is that the conventional Colt-style undercut, or is it the Baer-style where it's brought all the way up to the trigger guard?

    Andy
     
  12. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Looks great. Love the checkered frontstrap. :thumb:
     
  13. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Andy,
    4.5 or better has nothing to do with Colt. This is my way to communicate that I do not want more than 4.5. I did not measure it, but currently (out of the box) it is very nice and perhaps in between of 4 and 4.5... I was trying to say that it is fine the way it is, although it will be different trigger pull with different parts. Perhaps wrong way of communicating, I know, I know.. :smile: As for the undercut, I think this would be a conventional Colt, but I think I will have my options discussing this once they will be ready to start the work.
     
  14. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Ah, I see! That makes more sense; thanks for the clarification. :thumb:

    I'm excited for you to get this build going. Sounds like it'll be a great one! :smilie:

    Andy
     
  15. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Andy,
    Talking front strap cuts, the most aggressive one I've seen is on Tussey's 3" Kimbers.
    See how it is on my TRS
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    and how its on the Tussey's Eclipse (the gun and the pic are not mine):
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    Or I take it back..one more aggressively cut out there is a Guncrafter model 2
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    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012
  16. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    426
    Aug 17, 2011
    Can't wait to see it when it returns!

    deadite
     
  17. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Me too deadite! Except I cant wait to see it's what I want it to be like when it returns :smile:
     
  18. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    426
    Aug 17, 2011
    Here's my custom Delta Elite.

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  19. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    She does great work,......nice lookin Delta!
     
  20. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Nice neat work deadite...
     

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