For range use? I'd go with a Gold Cup or Special Combat.
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I love my defender but have been firing the heck out of it and I am considering a full sized to use at the range.
Can anyone tell me what model is the best bang for the buck new or used and if you see one LMK?
I will probably have the trigger done and thats it any thoughts?
I like Colt Gold Cups for range use, and have a number of them. There are lots of used ones on the market, or you can buy the new Trophy models. Here are three that I use frequently, two in .45 and one in 10mm:
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Have a Series 70 Gov't(purchased new circa '85). I would shop around and maybe you can score a used one then have whatever work done and save a couple bucks. Good Luck!!
PS: AGAIN..that's a fine looking Four-Five you have!
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Series 70 Gold Cup for plinking
Series 80 Combat Commander for range work
Kimber Ultra CDP for EDC
Aside: One Kimber Super Match I delivered had a 25 yd target with 5 holes into .7"
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Okay, I recommend a full-size Colt... for everyone.
I don't have one, but this is the one I want.
Colt Special Combat Government Carry, #O1970CY. With its combat sights, ambidextrous thumb safety, and extended mag well, the only thing you may need to do is the trigger.
Id trust any Colt with my life
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