Why can't I love this gun?

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    Why can't I love this gun?

    I have a nice colt double eagle (series 90) and I just cannot bring myself to love it, I am a huge 1911 fan but this thing just doesn't click with me.

    Has anyone found grips for these? I am about to trade it in I think for a SA 1911 I think.

    Or it could be I have the itch for something new.
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    I always thought they were an underrated gun. That being said, I didn't like the feel of the 5" Double Eagle. The Commander size with the 4"(I think it was four inch) felt real good to me. I had a chance to shoot both of them at the time but couldn't afford either one. But I did like shooting them. As I remember, there were some company modifications made on the gun after they first came out that made it a better gun, but it never caught on with the public. Maybe the public thought it was too much of an aberration of the original 1911 It is too bad. Like I said, I feel it was an underrated gun.

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    To me, if you do not like the gun, then you won't shoot it enough to get proficient at it. If that is the case, get a gun you like.
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    thats kinda what im thinking, its been safe decor for too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanagonnuts View Post
    I have a nice colt double eagle (series 90)
    That sir is an oxymoron if I ever heard one. The double turkey did not go over well......
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    Ok, Colt made a pistol that kinds looks like a 1911 but has no external safeties and is that a double action trigger?

    I guess I haven't being paying attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    Ok, Colt made a pistol that kinds looks like a 1911 but has no external safeties and is that a double action trigger?

    I guess I haven't being paying attention.
    You haven't missed much in regards to this gun. I have handled one but something about it doesn't grab me either. I am a fan of the Colt 1911 pistols but I could not really get into the double eagles.

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    This was colt's response to the "wonder nine" fad of the late 80's.

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    If you don't think you will shoot it much then sell it and get something you know you will enjoy taking to the range and maybe even carrying.

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    Not many could ever really "love" that gun.

    Its the main reason that it was discontinued. It just didn't "do it"for most people.
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    Not every gun fits every persons needs/wants/likes. You tried it, found it didn't work for you. Sell it and move on to something that will.
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    I am here to help, mail it to my FFL and you will never have to worry about it again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanagonnuts View Post
    I am a huge 1911 fan but this thing just doesn't click with me.
    That's because it's not a 1911. It's a vaguely 1911-shaped hunk of fail with a heinous double action trigger. The only thing that's keeping the Earth from wobbling in its orbit is the fact that John Browning and Jeff Cooper are buried in opposite directions and the spinning cancels itself out.

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    don't feel too bad....not many other people could warm up to the Double Eagle either. It could be worse....you could have the infamous Colt 2000. Colt had some real
    bombs in the early 90's. The Double Eagle was just one of them.

    Colt 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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