One of my favorite guns at one of my favorite places. Few things beat shooting a nice 1911 on a beautiful Arizona day!
Still throwing it back to some of my favorite 1911 videos. Here’s a run through the IDPA classifier that took less than 50 seconds…in raw time. After points down it wasn’t too bad, right around an 80. So I dropped about 60 points. Shot with the best 1911 I’ve ever had, the Colt 1911 CCG.
Colt sent me their new MARC 901 rifle, this is a the .308 Winchester AR platform that Colt has been working on. This model is the AR901-16S, and it’s pretty awesome. There’s only one problem: It’s like 5 degrees (real degrees, not those silly communist ones) outside, and there aren’t any indoor ranges in town that will let me cook off a .308 round. The struggle, as I said, is real.
Some of these aren’t “new” in the sense that Colt’s never made them before, but rather represent the return of classic models from yesteryear that Market was asking for. Hit the jump to see the rest
Top: Colt Cobra .38 Special
The Cobra is an aluminum framed revolver on Colt’s D-frame that was produced until 1981. Unlike its competitors from S&W, the Corbra (and Detective Special) are unique because of their six-shot capacity. Also, the cylinder rotates clockwise from the shooter’s perspective, unlike S&W and Ruger DA revos.
Bottom: Colt Pocket 9
The Pocket 9 was a single-stack 9mm before it was cool, and an early attempt from Colt to get back into the CCW game. The gun was eventually discontinued allegedly due to a patent infringement lawsuit from Kahr, and was never heavily produced. Today used models will fetch a hefty price as the gun has a cult following both with hipster CCW dudes and (of course) Colt collectors.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 25, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company marks the 200th birthday of founder and American industrialist Sam Colt with the donation of a commemorative pistol to The Museum of Connecticut History at The Connecticut State Library. The commemorative pistol is a Colt O1991Z model, a direct descendant of the original Colt 1911 model. It is specially engraved to mark the 200th birthday celebration, with designs including the Colt dome, Sam Colt’s bust and the bicentennial 1814-2014 date. Colt’s Manufacturing Company symbolically donated serial number 200 to the library’s museum on July 19 at the Colt 200th festival in Hartford.
“We are honored to donate this special commemorative firearm to the outstanding collection already housed at the Connecticut State Library,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing at Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is an historic occasion not only for our company, but for the entire firearms industry and manufacturing and industrialization in America. An inventor and industrialist, Sam Colt’s patented revolving cylinder design was a crucial part of America’s industrialization and evolution of the assembly line, and his legacy has been a part of our country’s history ever since.”
The Museum of Connecticut History at Connecticut State Library houses one of the finest collections of early Colt prototypes, factory models and experimental firearms in the world. In 1957, the Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company Factory Collection was donated to the library’s Museum of Connecticut History. The 200th commemorative pistol will now join this collection.
The pistol donation at the birthday festival in Hartford was part of an entire year’s worth of Colt’s Manufacturing Company’s birthday commemorations for its well-known founder. It has also been very important to the company to celebrate Sam Colt’s birthday with its customers throughout the country. In the spring, a random sampling of thousands of customers across America participated in a brand survey from Colt. The responses gave company leaders greater insight into customers’ opinions, preferences and brand perceptions of Colt and its products.
“The survey results were very helpful in keeping us closely connected with our customers,” said Dennis Veilleux, President and CEO of Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “Customers told us they are passionate about the Colt brand, that Colt has a well-earned reputation for producing reliable products, and that Colt and its customers hold true to traditional values built upon honesty, hard work and love of country.”
The company has also been celebrating with fans on Facebook with giveaways throughout the month of July. This will culminate with one winner being selected from thousands of Facebook entries to win a Colt Single Action Army® Revolver. There is still time to enter the contest by visiting Colt’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/ColtFirearms.
Colt’s Manufacturing Company plans to continue commemorating its founder’s bicentennial birthday with more special announcements and promotions to come in 2014.
About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (June 19, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company congratulates sponsored shooter Maggie Reese on claiming her third IronMaiden title at the MGM Ironman 3-Gun competition. Reese competed in the Open division and finished with 509.0427 match points. She also won the IronMaiden title in 2011 and 2013.
“Maggie did an outstanding job defending her IronMaiden title,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is a difficult match, with stages that can take several minutes to complete, so we are very proud of the skill and athleticism Maggie showed.” Reese competed with a Colt LE6920 through the match’s rifle stages, where round counts were well over 100, and Mother Nature added even more difficulty.
“The Colt 6920 was very reliable as I navigated not only through the stages, but also the heat and lots of dust,” said Reese. “The match was very physically challenging, and I walked away with some burns and bruises, but those were well worth it.”
Reese’s next competitions include the USPSA Area 8 Championship in Fredericksburg, Va. and the USPSA Handgun Nationals in St. George, Utah.
Follow Colt on Facebook at Facebook.com/ColtFirearms to keep up with all of Team Colt’s competitions this year.
The next 90 Second Gun Review is up, today we’re reviewing the Colt Sporting Rifle, one of my favorite ARs ever. For the record, if you buy an entry level AR and it’s not this rifle, you’re wrong.