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Colt Models: How To Choose the Firearm That's Best For You

By    |   Monday, 20 April 2015 11:17 AM

Picking a handgun that works best for your specific purpose is always a challenge, and when looking at the Colt models available it can be a mystifying choice.

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In an industry that offers a multitude of options made by many good manufacturers, finding that “right fit” is always a difficult task wrought with second guessing and missteps as buyers try to balance price, quality, and specific usage idiosyncrasies that are often tough to pin down.

What is the best option for concealed carry? What gun will provide the best stopping power? Which one is made well and most reliable? All are legitimate concerns, and in the end finding a gun that works best for you often comes down to simple personal preferences.

For 160 years, Colt Manufacturing Co. of Hartford, Connecticut, has tried to make the answer easier for buyers. With several models that answer any question a buyer might have, Colt has continued its tradition of making some of the best guns on the market. The Colt website details specifics of each weapon the company makes. http://www.colt.com/ Here are two popular models:

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Conceal Carry: Colt 380 Mustang XSP
In the fastest growing segment of the firearm industry, D.K. Pridgen of PersonalDefenseWorld.com described the Mustang XSP as a lightweight defender with a modern makeover. This little brute provides dead-on sights, excellent feel, and great accuracy in a small package. In addition to the strength of the Colt name, Pridgen said, the Mustang is ideal for people who are searching for a compact, reliable conceal-carry option.

Weight and size will never be issue with the Mustang, and with Colt’s top-shelf quality still tied to its name, there should be little concern about when this handgun is asked to perform.

Dennis Adler, also writing for PersonalDefenseWorld.com, said the Mustang is the best conceal-carry choice available.

“This is the gun I’ve been waiting for,” said Adler.

Bang for the Buck: 1911 Combat Elite .45 ACP
If good, old-fashioned, accurate power is what you are looking for, the Colt 1911 Combat Elite/XSE series has been the go-to gun for those looking for the pop of a well-made, military tested and approved .45 caliber for more than 100 years.

According to BudsGunShop.com, the 1911’s current iterations including the O8011XSE .45 ACP, are reflections of years past that possess the best of today’s technology. Colt quality is now paired with Novak sights, varying barrel lengths, and an extended single-sided safety lock. Remaining from earlier models is the forged, subtle blue hue of steel that indicates to anyone who knows that they are holding a gun with a history and unequaled quality.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.

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