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Gun Reviews By Women – Colt Government Model – Angela

Colt Government Model Gun Review

By Angela


Colt Government Model Specifications

Gun Manufacturer: Colt

Model: Government Model

Caliber: 9mm

Barrel Length: 5 inch

Ammunition Capacity: 9

Price: $750


Colt Government Model Usage and Specifications

Primary Use      

Home Protection

Are You Right or Left Handed?


What features does this gun have that appealed to you?             

Has a good feel in my hand with nice balance. I am a bit of a traditionalist and love the functionality of a 1911, they are intuitive to use.

Tell us about shooting this gun.

Spot on, no misfires and minimal recoil felt comfortable handling the gun and not intimidated.

How does it fit your hand, how do you like the sights, how difficult is it to rack the slide, how would you describe the trigger pull, and how would you describe the recoil?             

Fits perfect in my hand doesn’t feel bulky. Smooth trigger pull easy to rack the slide and very little recoil.

How reliable is it?           

I haven’t had a problem yet.

Any problems with any type of ammunition?    

I ran a few different types of ammo through this gun without any problems.

Does the gun have any specific ammunition requirements? If so, please explain:

General 9 mm ammo

What do you dislike about shooting this gun, if anything?           

Problem with how the bullets eject when firing but this is a minor adjustment and may be specific to the gun not the model.

Was it easy to take down and clean?     

It was my first gun to take apart clean and put back together. The first time was slow, I was able to complete the task without any help.

Would you recommend this gun?            


For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them? 

I think it is a great gun for home defense and can be used for competitive shooting. Probably a little big for conceal carry.

Anything else you would like to share about the gun?   

Get a good gun cheaper is not always better, your life could depend on it.

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