And some people are so rabidly anti-Colt that they are unable to view Colt's discontinuation of an unprofitable portion of their handgun line for what it is, a sound business decsion. No, they'd rather huff, whine, and scream about some "sell-out" or other conspiracy nonsense. First they don't buy the products, then they complain and press false accusations when Colt stops offering them. How can Colt possibly placate these people?
Read this and maybe it'll shed some light on why the handgun division was so UN-profitable.
I resemble that remark, EXCEPT as an NRA Instructor I did purchase 2 of the Colt SF-VI, Mod. 1020, 38+P approved pistols through the NRA Instructor program. What I received were 2 consistent 4-shooters, one problem though, they were suppsoed to be 6-shooters. While one was repair on it's first trip back to the factory, the other required 2 more trips and was replaced with another SF-VI which came complete with scratches and vice marks from being previously repaired and pawned off on me because I raised a stink about their inability to field or repair brand new handguns. One of the principal selling features of these stainless snubbies was their lite triggers (out of the box), so lite infact that double action functioning resulted in 33% failure to fire.
I love my old Colts, the new ones you can have. Don't think this makes me rabid anti-Colt, just makes me stick to older ones.
Please note these were pistols and this occured in 1996.