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Open Letter to the Board of Directors at Colt Firearms

Congratulations! The firearms, ammunition, and related industries, have been experiencing unbelievable sales for the past several years. And Colt Firearms is on the brink of bankruptcy. You should be ashamed that you are responsible for letting this American icon go … Continue reading

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Skeeter Skelton, You Like to Got Me in Trouble

In 1968, I went to work for a 50-man police department up in North Texas. We had to buy our own leather and guns. And the guns had to be either Colts or Smith & Wesson revolvers. We could carry … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics

Just a few days ago another 1911 arrived at my door. This one from the good folks at Colt Firearms. It is their current production Series 70 Government Model, in .45 ACP. To say that I am glad to see … Continue reading

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Colt: The Revolver of the American West

One of the great things about being a gun writer is that you never know what the day’s mail will bring. For instance, I just recently got a great book from Jim Muschett at Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. It is … Continue reading

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