This is a discussion on Why can't I love this gun? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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.
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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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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This was colt's response to the "wonder nine" fad of the late 80's.
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.
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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If you can trade that in on an incontinent pig, do it and have a barbecue.
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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