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Well, I ordered the Government Model but the gold Cup Trophy showed up. I'm happy because I saved the money on having to buy adjustable sights. I also like the grips better and the beavertail grip safety.

I finally got a chance to shoot it today. I had one magazine that I converted to 15 rounds and 4 standard 12 rounders with me. I'm going to make the 15 rounder a 12 again. Much easier to load that way.

Accuracy and reliability were very good. I shot 300 rounds, Two hundred rounds of Aguila Super Extra and then 100 of CCI Blazer with a hitch. I'm really liking this gun.

Trigger pull was terrible at about 9 pounds on my Lyman Digital Scale. I worked on it a little and got it down to 6.5 pounds. Big improvement but I have a Cylinder & Slide trigger kit coming to get it down to 4 - 4.5 pounds.

That front sight has to be replaced. I had a terrible time finding it, especially since I was shooting at an indoor range and the lighting isn't too good. I expected that so I ordered a fiber optic front sight from Dawson. It will be in Friday and I'll set it up.

For the price ( $339) I couldn't be happier.
 

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For some reason I can't leave good enough alone.

I recently picked up a Colt 1911 22 Gold Cup Trophy ( Walther ). All the internal parts on the receiver are interchangeable with the Colt version.

I liked the gun as it came to me except there were a few exceptions. It ran 100% using 200 rounds of Aguila Super Extra and 100 rounds of CCI Blazers. The first problem was taking down the thumb safety. Wow, it would get stuck and nothing would help me get it off. I ordered a new plunger spring and pin from Taylor. ( I Ordered 3 of each just in case)

I also didn't like the feel of the safety so I ordered a new one from Brownell's that's a little longer and fits my thumb better.

I replaced the sights with a set of Dawson Precision Fiber Optic sighs. Makes adjustments much easier.

The trigger was set at 9 pounds 6 ounces. A bit too heavy for me so I ordered a Cylinder & Slide Tactical Trigger Kit and that brought it down to 5.5 pounds. I'm going to do some stoning and see if I can get it lower and still be reliable. Cost was for a new jig to cut the sear. I replaced the trigger with one with an overtravel screw. Again, I like the feel. I'll be polishing it when the new jig comes in too.

So, tomorrow I get to shoot it and see if what I've done works with live rounds. Parts for the enhanced trigger will be in tomorrow and I will finish the gun over the weekend.
 

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Your Gold Cup sounds like it is going to be an awesome shooter!

I haven't modified my Colt 1911-22 Government Model as extensively. In addition to the Dawson Precision FO sights I also added two parts from Taylor Tactical supply. He makes a full length guide rod specifically for this gun which I purchased just to add a little weight to make it feel more like the real thing. There's also an aluminum base pad for the magazines that add some weight and making seating them a little easier.

Finally, he makes a +4 kit for the magazine but you loose the ability to have the slide lock back after the last round. That didn't interest me. Once my new grips show up I'll post some pictures.

 

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I did a little more work on the gun today and now I'm very impressed with it's capabilities.

It turns out that I'm a parts swapper, not a gunsmith. I ordered a Cylinder & Slide drop in trigger kit. It was advertised to give a 4 - 4.5 pound trigger which would have been perfect. After installing the kit I was getting some hammer follow. Instead of bending the sear spring I ordered a variety of them to test which one would work best.

I tried a few but the C&S dropped right in, had no hammer follow and when I was done I ended up with a 3.5 pound trigger that is a dream to shoot.

I fired 200 rounds of CCI Blazer and all functioned perfectly. They grouped a lot better then what I was getting with the stock trigger. I then fired 50 rounds of CCI SV to see if the gun would handle them. No problems. Looks like I'll be using up some of my standard velocity ammo on this gun.
 
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