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Anyone have experience with the Colt rail gun? NOT the desert tan M45A1, but rather the Colt Combat Unit Rail: https://www.colt.com/detail-pa...bat-unit-45acp-5-blk

Have the opportunity to pick one up locally for $850, and I have been looking for a quality 1911. Thinking this might be a good option but wanted to hear some firsthand experience.
 
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Great gun, plenty accurate. And at a great price point. I’d be tempted myself.

No real issues, point, aim and shoot. Put your favorite night sites on it and rock and roll.
 
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I think $850 is a steal. The CCU is basically a black IonBond version of the M45A1 with three other differences aside from the color. It has a front night sight only, it has a non lanyard loop mainspring housing, and it has factory checkering on the front of the grip. I bought a used one and I have been pretty happy with it. The only semi-negative to mine is that the trigger has a bit of shake, that doesn't bother me but that is the reason one of the local guys at the range sold it. I think you would be hard pressed to fine a better deal than that. I am a Baer fan, that is my 1911 of choice but everyone needs to own at least 1 Colt 1911, so I would go for it.
 
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I have one. Been one of my secondary duty guns for about 5 years. Several thousand round, no malfunctions, good accuracy, what’s not to like.


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I have one of the original rail guns it has been great, reliable and accurate I would not hesitate to buy one
 
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Thanks for the replies, all. I am picking it up tomorrow, for $800. Including some extra mags (6 total) and 90 rounds of defensive ammo.
 
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Thanks for the replies, all. I am picking it up tomorrow, for $800. Including some extra mags (6 total) and 90 rounds of defensive ammo.


I think you'll be pleased. I don't have a rail gun, but bought a Competition 9mm s/s government a year or two ago. The slide to frame fit is very tight, barrel to bushing fit is very tight (both very impressive they're that tight). I own/owned a dozen Colt 1911's over the years and this one is by far the best fitted in those two departments. The grip safety does have a little side to side play and so does the trigger, but the trigger has a very good break/feel to it although a touch on the heavy side for a 1911 5-6lbs guessing.
 
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That’s an amazing price


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Good price! I paid a little over $1000.00 several years ago.
 
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I just checked your link, and I don't have that one. Mine is the older model.
 
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Hope you ran with cash in your hand. What a price!!


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Here is my score: a model 01980RG Colt Rail Gun in its box with 3 mags and 90 rounds of federal +P HP ammo. Not bad for $800. It also had a Wilson Combat stainless extended slide release and Magpul MOE grips installed, but here it is after I returned it to factory configuration and gave it a thorough cleaning once I got it home.
 
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