Colt has brought back the Combat Elite. Announced at the 2009 SHOT Show and now listed in the ’09 Colt catalog, the Combat Elite is a very nice looking and feeling 1911-platform gun chambered in the venerable .45 ACP.
The floor sample at the SHOT Show had excellent craftsmanship, and unlike the Delta Elite at the same show, had no cosmetic blemishes.
Colt lists the following features for the Combat Elite:
- front and rear slide serrations
- three-dot sights, Novak rear
- skeletonzised, three hole trigger
- combat hammer with elongated slot
- 8+1 capacity
- 1/2 checkered, 1/2 smooth rosewood grips
- Smith& Alexander upswept beavertail palmswell safety
- the Colt single side tactical thumb safety
- two-tone finish
- national match barrel
- stainless steel frame
- carbon steel slide