Colt

The Struggle is Real

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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.

Classic Colts

Colt Cobra and Pocket 9

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.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company Donates Commemorative Firearm to The Museum Collection at The Connecticut State Library

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Donation Made in Honor of Sam Colt’s 200th Birthday 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…

Team Colt’s Maggie Reese Wins Third IronMaiden Title at MGM Ironman 3-Gun Match

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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…