My Colt 38 Super now has 37,000 rounds through it.

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    My Colt 38 Super now has 37,000 rounds through it.

    Well I now have shot 37,000 rounds through my Colt Government 38 Super. It is still very accurate and dependable. The slide is getting a little loose and I did have to locktight both of the sights.I have got my monies worth out of this gun but I will never let it go. I have gone through 23 recoil springs but I have not broken any parts yet. It is a bit on the ugly side but I love the way it has worn. I just love my Colt 1911's.
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    Wow, that is a lot of rounds. About $14,800 worth give or take. Colt makes good stuff, congrats!

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    Impressive. Both the number of rounds, and the fact that you've been keeping track that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Wow, that is a lot of rounds. About $14,800 worth give or take. Colt makes good stuff, congrats!
    Well, Over 36,000 of the rounds were 9mm. When I bought the gun I put a Colt factory 9mm barrel in it so I could shoot it a bit cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moops View Post
    Impressive. Both the number of rounds, and the fact that you've been keeping track that long.
    I have also kept track of the rounds shot through my Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is still on it's first recoil spring.
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    very impressive indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    Well I now have shot 37,000 rounds through my Colt Government 38 Super. It is still very accurate and dependable. The slide is getting a little loose and I did have to locktight both of the sights.I have got my monies worth out of this gun but I will never let it go. I have gone through 23 recoil springs but I have not broken any parts yet. It is a bit on the ugly side but I love the way it has worn. I just love my Colt 1911's.
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    If you think that thing is ugly, I recommend stopping and thinking about how you look at things for a little while- it's still a beautiful piece of equipment, it's just got a little age on it, that's all.
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    ^I agree^^^^^^^^^


    It looks fine to me.

    I wonder if Colt would want to buy it back from you.
    Maybe a commercial in the future for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    BEHOLD: The Honda of the 1911 world!!

    If you think that thing is ugly, I recommend stopping and thinking about how you look at things for a little while- it's still a beautiful piece of equipment, it's just got a little age on it, that's all.
    Yah kinda like me. I just turned 50 today. I don't look quite as good as I used to. But my Wife of 22 years still loves me just as much if not more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    Yah kinda like me. I just turned 50 today. I don't look quite as good as I used to. But my Wife of 22 years still loves me just as much if not more.
    Happy Birthday, and another congratulations on top of it.
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    I agree you got your money's worth! And it's not ugly.

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    Happy Birthday!

    Congrats on both!
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    Well I am now at 38,153 rounds. I love this gun. It still tears out the center of the targets when I use good ammo. I just shot 253 rounds out of it tonight.
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    That's great.
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    Wow! That's impressive. I doubt that I have shot that many rounds through all my weapons combined...maybe if I were to count .22 rounds? That's reliability with a capitol R

    Was that in one range session? LOL

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