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Colt Adds .38 Super Model to its Competition Pistol Line

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (October 28, 2016) – Fueling anticipation for what Colt considers to be a very exciting upcoming year, the legendary firearms manufacturer announces the release of a new model in it’s extremely well received Colt Competition Pistol™ line by adding the .38 Super cambering to the roster.


“Competitors are very selective about the caliber they rely on to win matches,” said Mark Redl, Pro Shooter and Product Manager for Colt. “The .38 Super round has a lot of advantages in competition when considering power factor and capacity, and the 1911 platform offers many advantages as well. By offering our excellent Colt Competition Pistol™ in .38 Super, we allow match shooters who love that round to take advantage our well thought out, race-ready platform. It’s a winning combination.”

The Colt Competition Pistol™ (also available in .45 ACP and 9mm) offers several features that competitive shooters will appreciate, including Colt’s innovative Dual Spring Recoil System™ which reduces felt recoil and helps keep shots on target at critical moments. Other features include Novak’s new patent pending adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight, competition ergonomics including an undercut trigger guard and upswept beavertail safety, and a National Match® barrel. The Colt Competition Pistol™ in .38 Super with blued finish is SKU: O1983CCP and carries an MSRP of $999.

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8 Responses to “Colt Adds .38 Super Model to its Competition Pistol Line”

  1. Gerard says:

    Colt has my attention with this future model

  2. Mike says:

    Everything old is new again. A passed friend of mine carried a .38Super Colt-made 1911 when he was looking for his old friends in a few South American countries after the war. Whenever it comes up people swear up and down it’s fake and Colt never made them, but I seent it. Pictures only kind of clear it up, though, as it has no markings.

    • PNWTO says:

      I would love to see more .38 Super on the market. Get some ammo companies putting modern JHP in those cases. It is a fantastic round and had a good reputation for awhile before everyone magically got a .45 boner.

  3. DSM says:

    38 Super is a great round. Lots of power without being punishing in that heavy 1911 frame. I wish there were more options in pistols that shot it. Taurus had the 938, CZ has a model or two and you could convert a Glock 20 by swapping barrels and mod’ing mags. There just aren’t any of the newer designs jumping on that bandwagon. I’d love to see an M&P maybe or a 320 in a Super, Super Comp or even its cousin 9×23. That’d be a righteous service pistol.

  4. AbnMedOps says:

    “Now looky here. This be The Stopper. It’s a .38 pistol, build on a .45 frame, it shoots tombstone bullets, an’ a ball-and-chain.”

    Lyric from
    “Cops and Robbers”
    Bo Diddley

  5. Airborn_fister says:

    Cabelas has the 9mm version. Have to say I love how it fits. The trigger feels a little gritty but it could be just because it brand new and when we got it in the firearm was coated in oil and a gritty substance.

  6. Trajan says:

    Would only make sense if it was a 2011. Must be .40 or larger for major PF in single stack.