Members who shoot competitive handgun events may be interested to hear that Colt has released its next generation of Gold Cup Trophy pistols.
Mark Redl, Team Colt Shooter and product manager for Colt, told Texas & U.S. Law Shield, “We started the development of the new Gold Cup Trophy when I decided to compete in the Bianchi Cup. Everything about this pistol was designed to make it an affordable option for the professional competitor to engage in the most elite shooting match in the world.”
He said, “We started with our standard Gold Cup Trophy and upgraded it in the same ways that many enthusiasts and professionals do as they ship their beloved firearm around the country for costly specialty services. Now, for the cost of perhaps one or two of these services, you can buy a brand new Gold Cup with the upgrades right from the factory.”
This new Gold Cup features Colt’s competition ergonomics, including an undercut trigger guard and upswept beavertail grip safety, and Colt’s Dual Spring Recoil System for improved recoil mitigation. Factory 25-LPI checkering on the front and rear strap of the grip, along with Colt-branded blue G10 grips, complete the package. The firing system has changed to the Colt Series 70 design, which reduces the number of moving parts in the trigger assembly, as well as reduces the length and weight of the trigger pull.
“Another big change for this model is that along with the traditional .45 ACP, it’s also available in 9mm,” said Redl. “The whole package makes this a really appealing handgun.”
The new Gold Cup Trophy is available in 9mm (SKU: O5072XE) and .45 ACP (O5070XE), and has an MSRP of $1,699.