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Thread: Is colt done?

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    Is colt done?

    Went to a large gun show looking for a gold cup. Had most if not all dealers tell me that most all colts are out of stock with no back orders. Is it finally over.

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    There are plenty of Colts available on line, including Gold Cups. Look at Davidson's and Grab a Gun.

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    Yea, I see a lot available. This was a gun show so they were probably hoping I would buy something they have. Should have looked before I posted. Thanks

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    I think it was about two years ago that Colt adopted a preferred stocking dealer program. This meant that small dealers (like the shop at the range where I shoot) could no longer call up a distributor like Jerry's or Lipseys to order just one pistol for a customer -- they had to buy at least ten guns at a time. This obviously favors the large, on-line dealers like Davidson's and Bud's, and hurts the small dealers who are the heart and soul of American shooting sports. These dealers at the show probably aren't stocking dealers so, rather than admit that they don't sell enough guns to justify (in their minds) becoming a stocking dealer, it's easier to lie and claim that Colt isn't producing enough guns these days.
    Hawkmoon
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    It is not only Colt. Several manufacturers seem to "batch" a model. It seems like if you are interested in looking at one you can't find any and then a couple months later they are in about every gun store you go in.
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    Colt is alive and kickin'!! A LGS I frequent got a whole lot of Colt 1911 models.

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    I was at a LGS outside of Nashville a few days ago looking for a new 9 mm 1911. I saw a Colt and after a close examination, purchased it. It had been years since I purchased a Colt as I don't see them on the shelf very often.

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    Some of my pistols have had minor issues on their first trip to the range and others have been great reformers from the first magazine. The Combat Commander I purchased a few days ago was one of those that quickly makes you pleased you bought it. I used several boxes of different manufactured ammunition, all ran without a problem.

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    The gun shop I deal with has an online ordering system. My Colt SS Competition 45 arrived at the shop in three days. They only have 2 Colt 1911's in stock.

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    I wanted to buy a Mustang or a Cobra a month or so back, I know, it's not 1911, but it's still Colt and the gun store had only 1 Mustang and 0 Cobras. They had a few Colt firearms, but not very many. Maybe I should look at a Defender.
    'Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.' ~Thomas Jefferson
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