COLT DEFENSE AT SHOT SHOW 2015

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Although not new for 2015 Colt’s Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) remains an exciting system for me. The SCW is built on Colt’s patented monolithic upper receiver  that features a Colt’s collapsible folding buttstock. This is an arrangement that provides the operator with the maximum amount of flexibility to adapt the weapon to a variety of operating conditions. The SCW is a selective fire weapon chambered in 5.56 x 45. Because of its design and compactness, you can issue the SCW to aircrews in lieu of a MP5 and provide them with a tool that provides the full benefit of the 5.56 x 45 round along with its longer effective range. With the stock collapsed, the SCW’s overall length is 23.5 inches or 596.9 mm when compared to H&K’s MP5 with the R butt stock and a shortest overall length of 550 mm. Again, the SCW also compares favorably against the HK M7A1 at 415mm. The MP7A1 in its shortest configuration is only 7 inches shorter than the SCW but you give a longer effective range and terminal ballistics.

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If you like a compact low profile 1911 pistol for conceal or discrete carry, Colt’s New Agent is just the ticket for you. The New Agent is chambered in .45ACP and features all of the safety features and operation of a full sized 1911. The New Agent has a 3 inch barrel and is available with the Crimson Trace laser grips, which is the route I would suggest for this pistol. Trigger is smooth and brakes cleanly at 3 lbs. M.S.R.P. with the CTC laser grips is $1366 but the street price will be somewhat better so definitely shop around for your best deal.

New for 2015, and part of  Colt’s Classic Remake Program, is the Colt 1903 General Officer’s hammerless pistol; chambered in .32 ACP. The 1903 is an exact replica of the Type II General Officer’s pistol. Colt is making 3,500 units of which 2000 will be parkerized,  1000 blued and the remaining 500 units will have their serial numbers to the Generals that were originally issued the Type II pistol. So, it’s a historically correct offering from Colt. Something to note with the 1903 pistols is that they were always snag free and the .32 ACP is a mild soft recoiling round. So, ladies this might be an excellent opportunity to own a piece of history.

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