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Model Double Eagle
Colt Pistol Double Eagle .45 Auto Variant-2
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.25-in Weight:36-oz
Variant 2 of 3
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)188600
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)6.97 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor80%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1991 - 1996
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted decock lever
Frame:stainless steel
Grip:black synthetic
Sights:fixed combat
Notes:Commander size
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$727.00Used Est:$950.00
Last Update:8/26/2023
About the Gun

This was the first double-action semi-automatic pistol offered by the company and was available in standard full-size, as well as in more compact versions. Magazines are single stack and are identical to magazines shipped with the M1911. It features a decocking lever, and the slide uses a version of Colt's series 80 locking firing pin safety.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:820 ft/sec ME:343 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
By Joecpa3244 on 11 Jul 2020
Great balance. Fits my hand (I’m 6’, 175). Lots of good loads. Round ball for range, hollow point for home defense