Making Today's Colt M1911
Colt's been producing its iconic Model of 1911 semi-automatic pistol for more than a century, but making the modern Colt M1911 is a bit different than what it took to create the classic.
Making Modern Colt Revolvers
Colt re-entered the modern double-action revolver market in a big way, bringing back legacy designs like the Cobra, Python and Anaconda. These guns aren't made the old way, though. They're produced using the latest in cutting-edge manufacturing technology.
Colt's Pythons: Then & Now
Colt's Pythons are some of the most iconic revolvers ever made, and the interest continues to build, especially given Colt's recent re-introduction of the Python revolver in 2020.
New For 2023: Colt CBX
For the first time in more than a decade, Colt has a bolt-action rifle in its lineup. The Colt CBX is designed and built from the ground up to be a player in the Precision Rifle Series.
The Colt Gunsite Lightweight Commander
Designed with input from the trained and seasoned instructors at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Ariz., the Colt Gunsite Lightweight Commander is a compact M1911 geared for everyday carry.
The Two Sams: Walker & Colt
After Sam Colt's bankruptcy following the production of his initial Paterson revolvers, the design caught the attention of a Texas Ranger by the name of Sam Walker. The discussions between the two would see the birth of the largest handgun in the world at the time: the Colt Walker.
The First Colts
In the 1830s, a struggling businessman by the name of Samuel Colt patented a revolutionary new handgun that used a revolving cylinder, and with that, the first Colt revolvers came to be made in Paterson Falls, N.J.
NRA Gun Of The Week: Davidson's Exclusive Pietta 1873 RIO
Watch American Rifleman on the range this week with a limited-edition Pietta 1873 single-action revolver made exclusively for Davidson's Gallery of Guns.
ARTV: Colt's New Python
Watch this American Rifleman Television feature segment from 2020 to learn more about Colt's re-introduced Python revolver, and how the company has improved the latest iteration of the classic design.
Rifleman Review: Colt King Cobra Target
Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "Rifleman Review" from 2020 to learn more about the Colt King Cobra Target revolver chambered in .357 Mag.