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Blue Colt


Photo From: Mark Freburg - Album: Handguns--Modern

Description: Colt, apparently to improve sales, has stooped to copying Kimber and their use of colored frames as a way of selling pistols.  I understand Colt's position, but I personally find  this pistol as ugly and undesirable as all the colored Kimbers. 

Uploaded: 1/3/2018 by Mark Freburg
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(12/24/2020) Mark Freburg wrote: This is a message to all. This photo popped up on the home page. My original comment when I uploaded it to the image gallery was:

"Colt, apparently to improve sales, has stooped to copying Kimber and their use of colored frames as a way of selling pistols. I understand Colt's position, but I personally find this pistol as ugly and undesirable as all the colored Kimbers."

Three years later I note in checking that Colt no longer catalogues this pistol in "Kimber Blue." Apparently the consumers who buy 1911s for looks above all didn't flock to Colt for them. Colt still sells a couple of models with what are now almost traditional gray or green frames, dead common with plastic pistols, less common with steel or aluminum frames, but then Springfield offers them by the dozens. But this pretty pretty blue must not have resonated with customers who buy the Colt product. I have to ask out loud, did Colt learn anything from this? Colt has been trying to re-learn their identity for thirty or more years, I'm afraid....