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Old 04-18-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Finally shot my Colt Combat Elite

Bought this back in early Nov of last year. Weather has been nice and I've been meaning to take it out for an initial spin. Wow! Even with a stiff mushy trigger, I've never shot a new pistol so well. I only brought one empty beer can with me, and at 15 paces I was bouncing that can all over the place.

I did a quick clean and the trigger is feeling better, a little lighter and less mushy. I'll shoot another 100+ thru it and then think about working on the trigger some.

In summary, accurate, and with out a single mis-function, I shot equal amounts of semi-wad cutter reloads (>20yo reloads), Winchester 230gr FMJ, and Freedom 230gr FMJ, all with 8rnd Colt Mags. Perfect!

What a nice pistol.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:36 AM   #2
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Oh, yeah. Finally got around to shooting the bullet that found its way into the washing machine. This is now twice that a bullet has been sent thru the regular wash. Both Cartridges fired. I've got to stop doing this.
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You got the cleanest, shinest ammo in town. Sounds like a really sweet Colt you got.
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Oh, yeah. Finally got around to shooting the bullet that found its way into the washing machine. This is now twice that a bullet has been sent thru the regular wash. Both Cartridges fired. I've got to stop doing this.
What setting do you find does the best job, heavy duty, normal, permanent press or delicate?
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What setting do you find does the best job, heavy duty, normal, permanent press or delicate?
Normal seems to work well. I do recommend air dry only.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:47 PM   #6
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Another 100 rounds this morning. One FTF, with 200gr semi-wadcutter, so I don't really count that.

Cleaned it up and put it away. Now onto the next pistol.

I consider this broken in, and the next time I'm in the mood, this will put some effort towards the trigger. There is improvement, but I can make it better.

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