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Colt 1911 Series 70 Stainless Steel Competition .45ACP
Colt Series 70 Competition Stainless Steel O1070CCS
Colt Series 70 Stainless Steel O1070CCS

Colt Series 70 Stainless Steel O1070CCS
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Product Code: O1070CCS

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A New Legacy Begins. The story of the Colt Government Model 1911 pistol originates in the late 1890's. As a result of the U.S. military's search for a suitable autoloading replacement to the revolvers of the day, field trials were conducted, which then led to the purchase of some 1,000 German DVM Luger pistols chambered in 7.62 Mauser.

Needless to say, stopping power on the .30 caliber handgun proved underwhelming. As a result, DVM produced an enlarged version of the pistol chambered in 9mm and submitted 50- units to the Army for testing and evaluation.

Meanwhile, half a world away, brave American fighting men were dying in the jungles of the Philippines-- they were being brutally hacked to death by Moro guerrillas because their standard issue .38 revolvers proved ineffective at incapacitating these drug induced tribesman and their razor sharp machetes.

As a result, Army Colonel John T. Thompson, who was Chief of Small Arms at the U.S. Ordnance Department and future father of the famous submachine gun known by many names-- the "Tommy Gun", "Chopper", "Trench Broom" or "Chicago Typewriter"--specified that "the new pistol should not be less than .45 caliber".

Several manufacturers would submit entries for the 1911 contract, but in the end, the U.S. military would turn, as it often did, to the brilliant mind of John Moses Browning and the pistol he designed for Colt. During the trials, six thousand rounds had been fired from a single pistol. When the Colt began to get too hot, it was simply submerged in water to cool it off. While other manufacturers reported dozens of malfunctions, the Colt had none. The rest is history.

The pistol wears a high ride, upswept beavertail grip safety allows the shooter to get up higher on the bore axis, thus reducing felt recoil, while also minimizing the potential for slide bite. When combined with the enhanced under cut trigger guard-- handling and control are greatly improved.

An integrated raised Memory Groove along the lower portion of the grip safety helps to ensure consistent disengagement, even among those with larger hands. One of the pistol's best features is the ambidextrous thumb safety. The levers are long, wide and easy to reach. They are not so wide, however, that it detracts from the gun's overall ability to carry concealed.

The forged 5" stainless steel barrel is extremely accurate plus includes a polished and throated feed ramp to reliably swallow modern hollow point ammunition. Front and rear slide serrations come standard, which enable a shooter to more easily rack the slide, or preform press checks.

Low profile Novak-style sights get on target extremely well. Dovetailed to provide windage adjustment, this extra bit of machining also enables a shooter to easily substitute for sights of their choice. A set of black and tan textured composite grips provide a solid, steady grasp in the hand.
Original Series 70 Rollmarks
Series 70 Firing System- patterned after original Colt 1911 pistol
Flat Mainspring Housing
Beaver Tail Grip Safety
Extended Thumb Safety
Ring Hammer
Caliber: 45ACP
Magazine Capacity: (1) 7- Round
Grips: Colt Blue and Black G10
Barrel: 5"
Action Type: Single
Sights: Fiber Optic Front
Weight: 37.5 ozs.
Slide: Stainless Steel
Frame: Stainless Steel
Warranty: Lifetime

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