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Old November 1, 2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Any Colt Double Eagle MKII 45 owners? I have a couple questions

Anyone here have a Colt Double Eagle in 45 (or 10 would do) I am probably picking up one tomorrow and there is really not too much on here about them. I searched and came up with a few threads but not many or any recent.

First off, I know it is not a 1911. I will be getting it for range, fun, and add to my collection. I kinda like unique guns and my trigger style of choice is DA/SA.

1) Am I correct that they will take standard 1911 mags?

2) Will most 1911 holsters fit? From what I have read they are wider, but how much? The trigger guard seems larger than a standard 1911

From what I can gather the Mark Is has some issues, but anything bad about the Mark IIs? Do most owners seem happen with function, accuracy and lifespan?
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Old November 1, 2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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I don't have one, but I know that standard "1911" mags will fit in the frame (whether a given mag works in a given gun can be something of a crapshoot with 1911s and 1911 mags).
I'd be very surprised if a DE would fit in any 1911 holster. Better luck with a holster intended for the Beretta 92, I'd think. I don't think the DE is any wider through the slide or frame than a 1911; the trigger guard is the issue, being much larger and extending further down the front strap than a 1911 trigger/guard.
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Old November 1, 2013, 06:16 PM   #3
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I have the Combat Commander in SS.

I haven't found a 1911 mag that did not work in mine. I've used a variety including Colt 8-rd, Shooting Star 8-rd, unknown 10 rd and gov't surplus 7rd all with no hitches.

The squared off and larger trigger guard will make it a non-fit in most 1911 holsters, but I have a few I've picked up over the years that work. They aren't labelled, but I'm pretty sure they were formed for Sigs and if I remember correctly, it is the P220. Or they may be from an H&K USP, which also fits.
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Old November 1, 2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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Any Colt Double Eagle MKII 45 owners? I have a couple questions

Thanks guys, looks like the holster may be the only issue I do not like.

Is there any practical reason for the trigger guard? I assume it needs to have more room on the inside so the DA trigger can travel farther, but I wonder why they didn't round it off like a traditional 1911
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Old November 2, 2013, 02:56 AM   #5
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Since the guard is squared and textured, I assume the purpose was to provide a more secure surface for the second hand when shooting two-handed.

I wouldn't let the holster scare you away. There are holsters available that fit. The only frustrating part is that the gun isn't listed on the package (probably due to its rarity).
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Old November 2, 2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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Get the M-84 and you got it covered for the range holster
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