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Saw a very nice Colt 3.5" Model 1991-1A. I liked the small compact size even though it is a all steel. Not a CCO ( Concealed Carry Officers) model by any means. But they cost the 12 Franklins for a used one, either :)

Wonder if anyone has roadtested one of these? And what their thoughts are on them....

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Giz,
I had a compact Colt a few years back. It was the all black steel version. Dang thing never missed a lick. A buddy of mine bought it and has had great luck with it ever since. He is a small framed guy prolly weighs 120 soaking wet. (He's never limp wristed it)

I really like them.
 

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Giz they are just as accurate AS the five inch version at fifteen yard ar less. Besides that they have the rampant poney on the slide. :mrgreen:
 

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I had one back in the early 90's and it ran like champ. Never had a problem with it whatsoever.

Sure do miss it. :(
 

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I have an Old Roll Mark version I bought a year or two ago. It looked to be near new in the box and I think it was about $500 (the ORM models aren't popular with some people but they have a utilitarian finish I like). I'm very happy I bought it. I runs fine with ball ammo or my SWC reloads over a range of pressure levels. It's inherently quite accurate and I was suprised to see that I shot it as well as its government model brothers. There have been internet reports of the bushing breaking but mine is stock with (I'm guessing) several thousand rounds through it without problems. Nice gun.
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Dennis,

Well thanks to everyone's positive comments, it seems like a gun to git' ;)
I've heard of the recoil plug going downrange on these and think I'll order the Clark Custom replacement. There only $20 and they fix the issue of the button's lug with a flange that fits behind the dust-cover. The only other improvement will be to fit an EGW Melt barrel bushing into place. Those cost around $25.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about from my friend Xavier's site..

http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2008 ... mpact.html

This should give the gun outstanding reliability and hopefully a tad bit more accuracy, while dehorning the front...

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I really like the Compacts. I have a Defender that's never missed a lick and a Combat Commander that I carry occasionally and love them both. I recently saw a Compact with some stag grips on it and with the blue finish it looked great! I'd love to own one.
Charlie
 
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