New from Colt: Colt Stainless Steel Competition Pistols


Press release [via] Building on the incredible success of the Colt Competition Pistol, the historic firearms manufacturer has sought to expand the line by offering the same great feature set in a series of stainless steel models. “When we took a look at what folks wanted from a race ready pistol for USPSA and IDPA matches, we found an opportunity for a model between our blued Competition PistolTM and our iconic Gold Cup,” said Justin Baldini, Director of Product Marketing for Colt.

“This was an easy win,” he continued. “As an upgrade, the stainless Competition PistolTM offers all the features you love about the blued model, only with that really appealing brilliance of a stainless steel slide and frame.”

The stainless steel Colt Competition Pistol features Colt’s innovative Dual Spring Recoil System which reduces felt recoil and helps keep shots on target at critical moments.

Other features include Novak’s new patent pending adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight, competition ergonomics including an undercut trigger guard and upswept beavertail safety, and a National Match® barrel.

The stainless steel Colt Competition Pistol is available in .45 ACP (SKU: O1080CCS, MSPR: $1,049), 9mm (SKU: O1082CCS, MSPR: $1,049), and .38 Super (SKU: O1083CCS, MSPR: $1,099).

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit


  1. avatar John L. says:

    What, no blue fiber optic front sight? Wasn’t that supposed to be the cat’s meow or some such?

    1. avatar Binder says:

      I think they figured out it was kind of stupid. But hay, you need to differentiate your product

  2. avatar Crowbar says:

    I have never owned a Colt due to them giving gun owners the finger and snuggling up to the government back in the day. My wife has a couple of the new mustangs and she loves them. What do you who own newer Colts think of them? Any better then the Springfield, Remington, or Kimber 1911s out there?

    1. avatar Binder says:

      For competition, STI, STI, STI

      However, I’m a CZ guy, so….

      1. avatar Soylent Green says:

        STI, even for single stack? I know they are the shiz for a competetion double stack 9 and 40.

        1. avatar RenegadeDave says:

          Their Trojan line is a good value offering, if you get it CRP from Dawson Precision it will come with the magwell and base pads and such.

          Just do yourself a favor and get a 40 if you’re going to a single stack for “competition”. Gives you more options.

      2. avatar tfunk says:

        I Shot an STI DVC Limited and realized why people pay $3000 for those pistols. It was simply badass!

    2. avatar tfunk says:

      I have a Colt 6945 (6940 but SBR version) and a Special Combat Government Carry model. Honestly I’d say both are exceptional quality, though at $2000 the SCG pistol damn well should be. I will say that the SCG pistol to me feels as good as or better than the Wilson Combats and Ed Brown pistols I have handled…and those were at least $1000 more.

      The 6945 several friends have remarked how smooth the action is on it…I didn’t realize how smooth it really was until I shot theirs, and also much smoother than the adaniel Defense V11 I got recently.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    I guess that we peons should be grateful for Colt getting religion after so many years turning its back on civilians.

    I guess that a couple of bankruptcies, Colt’s disastrous love affair with “smart guns,” the company’s commitment to gun control and the ensuing boycott were wake-up calls.

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      Wait, you mean you’re NOT supposed to piss off a large segment of your target market?

      1. avatar John L. says:

        Or on.

  4. avatar Don Prather says:

    Now for an all-stainless (non-lightweight) Commander with all of the new features.

  5. avatar Shire-man says:

    So when is somebody going to win that FNS-9?
    I’ve been being pissed off by that pop-up for far too many months now.
    Ad blockers won’t kill it and when mobile it crashes the browser.
    Just have the damn drawing already and never do this again.

    1. avatar me says:

      Agreed, just let me win it already lol

    2. avatar Alan Esworthy says:

      My solution is adding ScriptSafe to the Chrome browser. It allows a decent level of granularity to controlling what kind of things appear or don’t appear, meaning you can allow well-behaved ads from polite ad servers but block the infuriating deliberately-distracting flashy crap ads from the crap sleazoids who get off on that kind of uncivilized crap.

    3. avatar Hoplopfheil says:

      Yeah, how come nobody ever won that?

      And nobody won the second and third place prizes in the last reader content contest.

  6. avatar bLoving says:

    “What can we do to invigorate our civilian customer base and show them we’re a cutting-edge manufacturer overflowing with brilliant never-before-seen ideas?”
    “How about another 1911, but shiny this time?”

  7. avatar Jim S. says:

    I already have one of those. It’s called a Colt Double Eagle and it only cost $500.
    …in 1992…

    1. avatar RandallOfLegend says:

      “$500.00 in 1992 had the same buying power as $857.60 in 2016

      Annual inflation over this period was about 2.27%”

  8. avatar Hoplopfheil says:

    Yep, Colt’s going out of business again.

    (Unless the year is 1976 and the AMT Hardballer is still running unopposed in the stainless steel 1911 market. What year is it?)

  9. avatar David N says:

    I think Colt switching over to CNC machining has made some of the best pistols they have made in a long time. I have purchased 2 Government models and a Gold Cup National Match in the past 2 years and all 3 of them are very reliable and accurate shooters.

  10. avatar Joseph Quixote says:

    I am enjoying the little mustang pockelite. Accurate for a mouse gun. Colt has made some stupid business decisions but there recent products have been solid.

  11. avatar RandallOfLegend says:

    Now if only Colt would manufacturer firearms “The People” can afford. Doesn’t seem like their business model these days. Maybe the consumer market is too flooded with affordable firearms.

  12. avatar strych9 says:

    Hey, look! A 1911 style pistol that doesn’t cost $3K+!

    Other than Rock Island I was thinking such a thing no longer existed.

    1. avatar PW in KY says:

      Bit of an exaggeration. I got my Dan Wesson Heritage model (the one for poor people) for under $1,000 a few months ago. I’m not super accurate with it yet BUT I can’t stop touching it so maybe that’ll improve.

  13. avatar TheHumbleMarksman says:

    Wait… 38 super is offered but 40 caliber isn’t? Who are they planning on selling this to? The only people shooting single stacks in competition with 38 Super are the Army Marksmanship Unit, and they’re extra cozy with STI.

  14. avatar Nikrnic says:

    I recently bought a new colt GCT for $1100. and so far (300) rounds its been right on and flawlees out of the box. the only thing ill change is the mainspring housing, personally i like the arched. This is the first new colt ive bought in 15 years and it seems like a good quality piece to me. I was debating to replace a Les Baer Premier II i had but decided to keep the extra $600. in my pocket, for now anyway. So far winchester USA works great in this one.

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