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Talk:Colt Double Eagle

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Umarex Colt Double Eagle - 9mm P.A.K.
Tokyo Marui Colt Double Eagle Soft Air Gun.


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:
  1. It wasn't a 1911.
  2. For a new pistol it was considered outdated at release, with all heavy steel construction and a single stack magazine.
  3. 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.
  4. There were durability problems, such as the trigger return spring rubbing against the frame causing it to wear out quickly.
  5. The general quality, and hence reliability, of the gun was pretty poor as was the norm for colt pistols of the 90s.
  6. Trigger pull wasn't great, particularly compared to the 1911.
  7. It had weird grips that were integral to the fire control group which made it very difficult, if not impossible, to fit different grips.
  8. 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.
  9. 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)
I'm afraid I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to guns; what exactly does that mean? - User: 2wingo
http://science.howstuffworks.com/gun-roundup.htm --Funkychinaman (talk) 21:18, 6 January 2013 (EST)

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