I was at a local dealer today and I had a very interesting exchange with a gentleman about the choice of a Colt firearm. He was trying to decide between a used Colt Commander and a Kimber Pro Carry. He said he was leaning towards the Kimber during our conversation and then he says the part I thought was odd. He said he thought the Kimber was a better choice since it was still in production. He thought all civilian Colt's are old guns and that Colt no longer makes guns for the civilian market. He thought they had shut there doors years ago. He also thought if you bought a new Colt they were made for the military and that you could not buy parts unless you were an official government supplier. Where do people get this stuff?
I was thinking your guy might be in California where some Colts are harder to get and not always on the shelf at the local gun shop. Only 12 Colts can be sold in CA:
Model Gun Type Barrel Length Caliber Exp Date 01070XSE / Stainless Steel Pistol 5" .45 ACP 5/9/201101091 M1991A1 Ser 80 / Stainless Steel (matte) Pistol 5" .45 ACP 3/11/201201980XSE / Carbon Steel (blue) Pistol 5" .45 ACP 2/9/201201991 M1991A1 Ser 80 (Matte Blue) / Steel (matte blue) Pistol 5" .45 ACP 3/11/201201991AR Custom M1991A1 (America Remembers) / Blue Steel Pistol 5" .45 ACP 11/8/201101991Z Custom M1991 A1 (America Remembers) / Steel Pistol 5" .45 ACP 9/8/201101991Z Custom M1991A1 (NRA 2011 Gun of the Year) / Steel Pistol 5" .45 ACP 6/16/201104012XSE Combat Commander / Stainless Steel (brushed) Pistol 4.25" .45 ACP 10/30/201104091U / Stainless Steel Pistol 4.25" .45 ACP 11/14/201104691 / Carbon Steel Pistol 4.25" .45 ACP 11/14/201107000D Defender Ltwgt Ser 90 / Alloy, Stainless Steel Pistol 3" .45 ACP 3/11/2012I3060CS Python (silver) / Stainless Steel Revolver 6" .357 Magnum 7/24/2011
No 22 versions, no .380's and only one revolver can be bought by "non" law enforcement individuals for shipment to CA. The list for Kimber is a lot longer...gun shops respond by stocking the Kimbers and few Colts.
I don't think it was the dealer saying this, but a customer looking at a Colt and a Kimber. I've heard this from several people, including some that I thought would know better. In fact a some time ago I kinda thought that was the way Colt had ended up. Old rumors die hard.
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[QUOTE=Ripon83;229965]I was thinking your guy might be in California where some Colts are harder to get and not always on the shelf at the local gun shop. Only 12 Colts can be sold in CA
Yes, unless it is a gun that is already 'here' then you can buy private party to private party most anything.
Last edited by williamd; 03-07-2011 at 05:11 PM.
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Colt should advertise on T.V. I think that would be great and clear up some of the aforementioned misinformation.
Colt hasn't had an advertising budget to speak of for over a decade.
Maybe Colt should come up with an advertising budget T.V. ad..."tired of being mugged...or has your home been invaded...car jacked lately. Well take a look at our tried and true 45 cal. 1911. Or for the lady of the house this nice six shot 38 Special. +p' (and than start manufacturing revolvers again)
I would love to see the reactions from some of the media and politicos.
Last edited by james47; 03-07-2011 at 11:03 PM. Reason: off topic
There are 2 Colt stocking dealers in my area. Neither has had any inventory for months. I don't doubt that some folks think they've gone out of the civilian market.
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