Colt’s Manufacturing Company is one of the key figures in the history of American firearm making. That name is known to every revolver appreciator, for Colt is responsible for developing some of the most popular revolver models ever made. The company contributed greatly to the popularization of this type of weapon. Even though Colt wasn’t the first person to come up with a revolving firearm concept, his firearms turned out to be the first unprecedented successful ones. Colt’s Manufacturing Company was a dominating force in the industry between 1850 and 1914, influencing manufacturing technology immensely. Some of the iconic guns of the brand’s make include the Single Action Army revolver that became known as the Colt Peacekeeper, the Walker revolver that was one of the very first designs by Colt, and the service crowd-pleaser Colt M1911, which has been the longest-standing military and law enforcement service handgun in the world. Even though some models are no longer in mass production and can only be found in private collections, there are other Colt quality firearms that deserve your attention.
Colt revolvers brought the company its fame and they remain the brand’s signature items. All the brand’s modern revolver series feature a slithery theme - they are all known as Colt Snake Guns. Colt Python is a legendary double-action revolver that shed its skin in 2020 to come in a brand-new variant. Available in stainless steel in 3", 4.25”, and 6” barrel lengths, this .357 Magnum revolver bears the mark (and medallion) of Colt’s quality. More compact than its bigger brethren, Colt Cobra is a small frame double-action revolver perfect for concealed carry. With a barrel as short as 2 inches and chambered in .38 Special, this revolver can meet the needs of novice and seasoned shooters alike. Its older sibling, Colt King Cobra marked the brand’s re-entry into the niche they once dominated. Reincarnated in 2019 as a .357 Magnum 3-inch barreled revolver, this gun is an honorable member of Colt’s double-action revolver family. Last but not least, Colt Anaconda was redesigned in 2021 to bring the ultimate performance to its users. Chambered in .44 Magnum and available in 6”- and 8”-inch barrel variants, this gun will keep you comfortable from range to woods.
The brand’s forte, Colt pistols feature as many as twelve series, which include Colt Commander, Defender, Competition, Combat Elite, and several others. Each and every one of them has its own set of features that deserve an article of its own. For the time being, there are dozens of Colt pistols to acquire on Gritr Sports.
Colt AR-15 and Colt M4 chambered in 5.56mm NATO are the brand's two most popular long rifles for those who prefer their firearms big but still want Colt’s quality. Carbines are available in both midlength and light variations.