Gunsmith, Author and Professional Shooter Patrick Sweeney remembers the original Colt Gold Cup fondly and is excited to evaluate the new Gold Cup Lite. With former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer Tom Beckstrand, they revisit this classic .45.
The Gold Cup Lite features updated BoMar-style target sights and a trigger that’s improved over stock 1911s. Contemporary updates can be appreciated including the addition of a modern fiber-optic front sight. Given the original Gold Cup was shot one-handed in shoulder-to-shoulder bullseye competition, Sweeney relives the tradition and demonstrates what a professional shooter can do. Beckstrand takes a modern approach and shows off its accuracy, no matter how you hold it. The Gold Cup Lite proves that Colt is still a master builder of John Browning’s legendary Model 1911.