Colt 1911 COMPETITION SS (9MM)
A true competition 1911 that’s ready for the battle against the timer. Now available in corrosion-resistant Stainless Steel. Custom G10 Grips, Upswept Beavertail Grip Safety, and Undercut Trigger Guard keep the pistol low in the hand for increased control. Dual Recoil spring system reduces felt recoil while extending recoil spring life. National Match® Barrel and Novak Adjustable Fiber Optic Sights for precision shooting. Series 70 Firing System ensures a clean crisp trigger pull. Also available in 45ACP and 38 Super.
Colt’s Manufacturing, Competition Two-tone, Semi-automatic Pistol, 45 ACP, 5″ Barrel, Steel Frame, Two-tone Finish, G10 Grips, 8Rd, Series 70 Firing System, Novak Red Fiber Optic Front Sight, Novak Adjustable Rear Sight
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Colt has been making 1911s since the gun was first adopted by the U.S. military and has built them for combat as well as competition, improving them along the way.
The Colt Competition Pistol line was developed specifically so competitors could buy an off-the-shelf gun and take it to a match without having to make any modifications. A nice feature of the 1911 Competition Pistol is it can easily serve as a self defense handgun for everyday carry, making it a versatile choice for shooters interested in self protection as well as competition.
Many years ago, in an effort to make the 1911 for sale as safe to carry as possible, Colt designed the Series 80 firing system and used it in the Colt Competition line. The Series 80 system introduced a passive safety to block the forward motion of the firing pin so it could not strike the primer unless the trigger was pulled. This change was meant to prevent a potential unintentional discharge if the gun was dropped and inertia drove the firing pin forward to strike the primer best 1911 pistol.
Many other modern firearms feature a similar system. To work, pulling the trigger to the rear must move a mechanical linkage, a lever in this case, so it presses on a plunger to disengage the passive firing pin block. This allows the firing pin to move all the way forward and hit the primer. Some shooters have complained that this Series 80 system ruins the fine trigger pull of the 1911 colt.