Talk:Colt Double Eagle
Why did this weapon and other double-action 1911 based pistols not take off better? Were too many people still wedded to the old single-action 1911s? -Anonymous
I think, it happens because of the people's conservatism. But probably there is one or two reasons more. =) Littlesoldier1 08:18, 21 February 2012 (CST)
- Several reason:
- It wasn't a 1911.
- For a new pistol it was considered outdated at release, with all heavy steel construction and a single stack magazine.
- No manual safety so couldn't be carried in condition 1 (round in the chamber, hammer cocked, safety on) which people with 1911s did, so this probably would have been seen as a downside to current 1911 users.
- There were durability problems, such as the trigger return spring rubbing against the frame causing it to wear out quickly.
- The general quality, and hence reliability, of the gun was pretty poor as was the norm for colt pistols of the 90s.
- Trigger pull wasn't great, particularly compared to the 1911.
- It had weird grips that were integral to the fire control group which made it very difficult, if not impossible, to fit different grips.
- Colt was generally in the shit in the 90s due to the end of the Cold War and the absolute debacle that was the All American 2000. I think they filed for bankruptcy at some point and new colt handguns were seen as pretty undesirable.
- It wasn't a 1911.
- --commando552 11:31, 21 February 2012 (CST)
What an interesting info! Thanks,even though it wasn't dedicated to me.But I found it very useful. =) Littlesoldier1 15:17, 21 February 2012 (CST)
How are the terms "double-action" and "single-action" in regards to semi-automatic pistols different from the way they're used with revolvers? - User: 2wingo
- They're similar in the sense that a single action only drops the hammer, while a double action will cock and drop the hammer. --Funkychinaman (talk) 20:05, 6 January 2013 (EST)