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.
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.
I have to admit, I’m a little biased on this review. I shot 10,000 rounds through this gun, and I spent a considerable amount of time with it in pieces on my desk to make sure it was ready to do the things I needed. For a full look at the gun, check out the Colt Report Finale.
Photo by Shelley Rae of GunUp the Magazine.