Because of manufacturing changes at Colt, there are only TWO handguns currently on the California Roster of Handguns.


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Colt pistols have long represented the gold standard in magazine-fed semi-automatic handguns.

Modern semi-automatic pistols all trace their roots to the famed Colt M1911 pistol, designed by John Browning and the standard-issue U.S. military sidearm from 1911 to 1985. Colt 1911 pistols and their descendants were in the hands of confident World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam-era servicemen. Colt customers today can purchase reproductions of these weapons, each faithfully manufactured to the original specifications from factory blueprints.

The Colt Commander shown here has a 4.25" barrel and is a Series 80 firing system. It is the only Colt 1911 that we can buy in California.


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On a more curious note, the only other Colt handgun listed on the California Roster is the Colt Python. The Python is arguably the finest revolver ever made. However, Colt stopped production of the Python in 1999! The Colt Custom shop continued to make Pythons until 2005. So, Colt has not made ANY double-action revolvers since 2005! Why is this handgun on the California Roster?