Why are newer Colt safeties so bad?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Tony Lupo, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. jakebrake

    jakebrake middle aged white guy

    Mar 27, 2013
    that line would get really long, really fast.
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  2. jakebrake

    jakebrake middle aged white guy

    Mar 27, 2013
    first thing that came to mind watching her was "filterless pall malls".
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  3. redz

    redz Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2020
    I looked at two Colt Gold Cups in two different shops. I couldn't believe how the thumb safeties felt. I ruled them both out quickly. I picked up a Special Combat and the safety was perfect , a positive click on and off. The Special Combat went home with me.
  4. Dr Awkward

    Dr Awkward Active Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 28, 2020
    That was my experience for sure. The Tikka stock is nothing special, but the action and barrel are great value for money (T3x with a varmint barrel).
  5. seagiant

    seagiant Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2011
    My left hand custom Tikka that I lucked into.
    243 Win with a BRUX SS barrel.
    Yea the OEM stocks are not the best, but you right handed guys can buy the rifle on sale so cheap, the better stock is almost free!
    Hell, the TIKKA action is blue printed from the factory unlike the Rem 700!!!
    How the Europeans can do it and we can't is a mystery to me?
  6. SW1911302

    SW1911302 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2019
    My $1100 SW1911TA was what went home with me after feeling a $1700 M45A1. Even my $800 E series felt better.
  7. Bradd_D

    Bradd_D Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2019
    I've heard good things about the E series Smiths.
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  8. SW1911302

    SW1911302 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2019
    I’ve been very happy with mine. It’s not the traditional design but they work well and are very well made for their price.
  9. Mjolnir

    Mjolnir New Member

    Jul 28, 2020
    I thought that I was the only person who noticed this. I’ve felt “mushy” safeties and some that were too difficult to engage while being too easy to disengage.

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  10. Boldkarma

    Boldkarma Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2019
    Eh, it's an easy fix and not enough of an issue for me to rule them out.
    Cheap fix: Wilson Combat Plunger tube assembly. It worked for me : )
  11. Mifune326

    Mifune326 Member

    Feb 15, 2020

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