Will Colt to Re-Introduce Double Action Revolvers in 2014?

Colt Detective Special

Will Colt’s Manufacturing Company (aka Colt) bring back the double action revolver next year?  It sounds like there are serious moves in that direction, and we could see something in 2014. Colt abandoned the double action revolver market during the last decade for a variety of reasons that were never made public.  However, popular speculation […]

Will Colt Abandon Florida Manufacturing Facility?

Colt Florida manufacturing

When Colt’s Manufacturing Company signed a deal in 2011 with Osceola County, FL to open a “regional headquarters and product manufacturing center,” it was reported the company would employ more than 60 people at that site.  But, more than halfway through 2013, the facility still stands empty. According to news reports, Colt’s Manufacturing has yet […]

“Enhanced Reliability” Package from Colt

Colt 1911

We all know that the 1911 platform is a fine weapon, and we also know that they can be picky about the kinds of ammunition they will run.  That is one of the many reasons why more than a few firearms instructors suggest guns other than a 1911 for self-defense purposes. For years, I have […]

Whoops: Colt Accidentally Leaks Photo of New Rifle

Colt 7.62x39

It seems that someone at Colt Manufacturing published a photo of Texas Governor Rick Perry shooting one of the company’s rifles.  However, the rifle in the photo is not something currently in the Colt catalog, leading to speculation about what the rifle is. According to Gear Scout, there have been rumors of Colt making an […]

New Colt Rifles for 2013: Video

This is a video of the new Colt rifles for 2013 that was recorded by the good people at Davidson’s Gallery of Guns.  The video is a good overview of the new guns Colt will have for sale this year (assuming they aren’t all banned, the nation dissolves into civil war, or we are struck by a […]

Gun Company Troubles

If the media is to be believed, gun companies are all making money hand over fist: Black Friday gun sales set all time records and the re-election of President Obama has sparked impulse buying.  However, there are a few companies that are experiencing some difficulties right now. A fire in mid-November shut down the Dan Wesson […]

General Casey Elected to Colt Defense Board

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In a move that will surely enhance Colt’s bids on US Government contracts, US Army General George W. Casey (ret.) was appointed to the governing board of Colt Defense on December 1, 2011.  Gen. Casey’s most recent posting was as Chief of Staff of the Army from February 2007 until his retirement in April 2011. Casey’s […]

The Colt Combat Elite Returns

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 […]

Colt Delta Elite: More Information and Photos

Frustratingly, there were few Colt sales people at their SHOT Show exhibit.  So, I didn’t get one for long, and what information I got was not terribly helpful. The re-introduction of the Colt Delta Elite is a special run only.  It is in the 2009 catalog, but only as a special run item.  Colt is […]