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Colt Government Models...Why so high?

3419 Views 6 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  BigDog
Back in the middle and late 90's the dealer cost on a 1991A1 was $359...now the dealer cost on one is $605! Why? This the most basic pistol they make; I think it even has a plastic trigger! Matte finish, cheap plastic stocks, and crude sights...which are all fine if priced accordingly...I actually like the gun, a lot, but it is ridiculously overpriced! It seems like Colt has pretty much abandoned the shooting public...the items that they still make for us are so overpriced that most working class folks can't afford them. No more Anacondas, no more King Cobras, no more Pythons, no more .380's, etc.. Why? These were good guns and people liked them. I myself love the Government model .45, as well as the other firearms listed above. They just don't seem to be a very well-run company, especially when it comes to items for the shooting public. How do you folks feel about these issues? Thanks.
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Big Dog - Just curious, wouldn't you rather spend your money on a Springfield or Taurus 1911 that was all steel for about the same money? I'm not trying to be a wise-guy, just found it odd that for the price you might pick the Colt over the other ones. I don't think Colt can keep continuing to count on people desiring the rampaging horsey stamped on their guns to keep their sales numbers up in today's market.
Thanks for the reply, BD. I wasn't picking on you, believe me. Too bad Colt has handed over the market to other manufacturers, the one 1911 that really did make me want one was a friend of my Dad's that had a Series 70 National Match. I was 12 or 13 when he let me shoot it, and I just loved that pistol. I'm sure there are other makes who put one together better than those now, but that was a PRETTY 1911. Guess I'm just mad at Colt for their falling quality of workmanship in handguns and forsaking their heritage. I guess they still turn out one of the best AR-15s, though. Probably that's where their bread-and-butter is now. Enjoy your 1911s, my friend.
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