Colt Gunsite CCO - couldn't help myself

Colt Gunsite CCO - couldn't help myself

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    Cool Colt Gunsite CCO - couldn't help myself

    Drove over to Gunsite Academy today. It's a little bit over an hour's drive from my home in Flagstaff. It seemed like a pretty big place, and the folks I met were friendly enough.

    At the Gunsite Gunsmithy, I had a chance to look over the three Colt Gunsite offerings, as well as a S & W Gunsite pistol too.

    I've been very happy with the Colt Mark IV / Series 70 Government Model I have, and thought I'd add the Gunsite CCO. It has the features I wanted in a concealed carry gun, and that's why I made the drive over to Paulden, AZ where Gunsite is located.

    I won't set out the Gunsite CCO pistol's features, but they're located here: http://www.coltsmfg.com/cmci/Gunsite.asp . I also picked up a couple of Wilson Combat 7 round mags as the CCO model came with only the stock 6 round mags.

    Here's a couple of photos I lifted from the internet. My camera skills aren't so great, and these pictures are what my gun looks like, though with a different serial number. I'll post a range report next week.



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    I like this one better. Smaller and easier to carry.. Just my two cents.

    Info is here


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    I love the CCO concept: Commander sized slide/barrel and Officer's ACP (preferrably lightweight) frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl
    I love the CCO concept: Commander sized slide/barrel and Officer's ACP (preferrably lightweight) frame.
    That's why I love my Kimber CDP Compact so much.

    IMO it's the perfect 1911 CCW platform.
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    The above Gunsite weapons don't have the features that I think are valuable to have in a CCW. My Kimber UC CDP II has them. Also,I don't like the idea of paying the extra prices for the Gunsite logo's.(same as Thunder Ranch) I realize that these are probably some fine weapons.....BUT....for the price ???

    I own and compete with a Colt MKIV/70 also. I will never get rid of it,but for CC the little Kimber is what i feel that I need.-------

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    Quote Originally Posted by acparmed
    That's why I love my Kimber CDP Compact so much.

    (SNIP)
    .....and I love my Kimber Combat Carry (predecessor to the CDP Compact).
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    Thumbs up Nick

    Great Pistol...Congrats!

    Nice size - Nice sights - rowel hammer - shorter trigger - Very Nice carry firearm. Shoot it in good health.

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    congratz allways great to snag a new toy , i hope you didnt need too much vasoline on the purchace LOL
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    Nice size package. I'm building one similar a piece at a time myself.

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    Great looking pistol!!! Keep us posted on how ya like it !

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    RSSZ, what "features" are you referring to?



    Nick, please include a range report once you've put some rounds through her. I do have a question: how thick are the stocks on your CCO? I thought that they came with thin grips, yet in the picture you posted the grip is thick enough to cover the plunger tube. Most thin grips don't cover the plunger tube, thus it sparked my interest. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff S.
    RSSZ, what "features" are you referring to?



    Nick, please include a range report once you've put some rounds through her. I do have a question: how thick are the stocks on your CCO? I thought that they came with thin grips, yet in the picture you posted the grip is thick enough to cover the plunger tube. Most thin grips don't cover the plunger tube, thus it sparked my interest. Thanks
    The Rosewood Slimtech grips are made by ALTAMONT COMPANY. Here's some information on them from the Brownell's website:

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...l.aspx?p=257&s

    which sells them:

    Very Thin Panels Increase Gripping Ease For Smaller Hands


    Ultra-thin grip panels increase your hand’s pressure on the front strap and grip safety for a more secure grip, no matter what size your hand is. Thin contour helps cut down on unwanted bulk for carry or concealed pistols, plus lets the trigger finger wrap farther around the grip to improve reach for shooters with small hands or short fingers.

    LASER-CUT - Durable, laminated wood panels have flat-top, laser cut checkering in a beveled, double-diamond pattern to help increase grip friction. Complete with special, thin-line bushings and screws.

    SPECS: Laminated Dymondwood, .150" (3.8mm) thick. Rosewood or Walnut color. Govt. fits Government and Commander frames. OFF. ACP fits Officers ACP.


    The pictures I posted up top were of another Gunsite Colt CCO. I borrowed those pictures from the internet because my camera skills are poor. The grips look the same though.

    Took the Colt CCO to the range today. It worked right out of the box as the Gunsite folks said it would. No failures or malfunctions. It looks like it'll make a great carry gun. Thanks for asking.
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    What's that little thingie sticking up under the "N" on the port side?
    There's a reason The Sopranos is set in New Jersey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grnzbra
    What's that little thingie sticking up under the "N" on the port side?
    That's the slide stop notch.

    (p.s. I'm a big Sopranos fan)
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    The features that"I think are valuable" in a CCW that the above weapon does not look to have are : adjustable trigger,not long enough safety( can't tell if it's deeply grooved or checkered, if not it needs to be), front strap very sharply checkered(the sharper the better and the more area the better),underside of trigger guard checkered,night sights,ambi safety(this is a biggie). I also would rather not have the forward "press check"grooves on my slide.

    For my carry weapon I would also rather have more stainless(except frame) also. And really wish that the front of my trigger guard was checkered.-------

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