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Colt Announces Series 70 Competition Pistol Line

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 25, 2017) – Colt is excited to announce an update to the incredibly popular Colt Competition Pistol™ line. All models, which were originally offered with Colt’s Series 80™ firing system, will now feature Colt’s Series 70™ firing system. This change comes at no added cost to the consumer; the pistol will continue to be priced starting at $899 for blued and $999 for stainless steel.

“The Series 70™ firing system has long been associated with Colt’s heritage as a top manufacturer of competition-grade firearms,” said Mark Redl, Product Manager and Pro Shooter for Colt. “As we look forward and build more value for shooters into our Competition Pistol™ line, we also seek to pay tribute to that storied heritage. For weekend competitors and those looking to improve their action pistol shooting game, this race ready pistol, which was already an excellent value, has just become even more desirable.”

Colt is pursuing yet another class of competitive shooter now with this recent change. All the great features that have made the Competition Pistol™ Colt’s number one selling handgun remain the same. Whether they prefer stainless or blued finish, competitors who are preparing for their next match can pick up a Series 70™ Colt Competition Pistol™ and shoot the match right out of the box. Featuring the same Novak adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight for easy target acquisition, competition ergonomics, Colt branded blue G10 grips, and Colt’s Dual Spring Recoil System™ to ease recoil and keep shots on-target, the Colt Competition Pistol™ continues to be one of the best values in firearms today.

The blued Colt Competition Pistol™ in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $899, while the stainless steel model in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $999. The Colt Competition Pistol™ is also available in .38 Super in both finishes; $949 for the blued model and $1,049 for the stainless steel model.

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 www.colt.com.

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7 Responses to “Colt Announces Series 70 Competition Pistol Line”

  1. JSGlock34 says:

    Colt is trending in the right direction. Next I’d like to see the reintroduction of the Combat Elite in Series 70, with the National Match barrel, fixed Novak sights (perhaps tritium instead of the fiber optics on the competition guns), dual spring recoil system, magwell, G10 grips, front strap checkering, two tone, and available in 9mm and .45. Essentially this would be a fixed sight, two tone, version of the recently reintroduced Gold Cup Trophy. A new Combat Elite would be a logical and sensible progression in Colt’s swing back to Series 70.

  2. Matthew Kime says:

    In a very welcome shift, it appears that someone at Colt is paying attention to what the market wants.

    Thank you, and keep it up!

  3. P.J. says:

    I don’t have an issue with Series 80 but there’s a clear preference for pre-80 system. Win-win selling what consumers want when it’s easier to produce.

  4. George says:

    Is thus California legal?

  5. Keith says:

    And at those prices it seems like a bargain in the 1911 world.

  6. Gerard says:

    Id buy one in blue/9mm