The reason I purchased the Gunsite COLT CCO pistol was mostly because it was sized just right for everyday carry. The fact that it was a Colt /Gunsite pistol played a part as well. As nice as I thought the pistol was out of the box, I knew when I wrote the check it needed a few things.
First were sights. Like Cooper said, a 1911 needs sights you can see. So, I ordered a set of XS 24/7 sights with the standard dot. No offense Mr.Novak. You make great sights. They’re just not as easy to see as those from XS.
Secondly, and in keeping with the sights you can see mantra, I ordered a set of Crimson Trace Master Series laser grips. I’ve pointed a handgun at enough folks in enough situations to know lasers can for darn sure be to your advantage.
Finally, the trigger on the CCO was a short trigger which made me shoot a tad to the left. It also had that common Colt 1911 trigger rattle. A new, long, Wilson Combat Ultralight Match Trigger fixed this problem in a hurry.
I also did all the retrofitting myself. This took about an hour and was kind of satisfying – as the folks at Timney Triggers would say, “No gunsmith needed.” I really liked this pistol when I bought it and I like it even more now. Nothing like a little personalization. In a few months you can find a review of the Colt Gunsite CCO pistol – in its out of the box configuration – within the pages of Shooting Illustrated magazine.