Colt Upgrades the Series 70

Colt recently upgraded its 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.

“The Series 70 firing system has long been associated with Colt’s heritage as a top manufacturer of competition-grade firearms,” says product manager Mark Redl. “As we 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.

Redl also notes that “the features that have made the Competition Pistol Colt’s number-one-selling handgun remain the same. 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. Features include a 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. This pistol continues to be one of the best values in firearms today.”

SRP for the blued Colt Competition Pistol in .45 ACP or 9mm is $899. The stainless-steel model in .45 ACP or 9mm is $999. The Colt Competition Pistol is also available in .38 Super in both finishes. SRP: $949 for the blued model; $1,049 for the stainless-steel model. (colt.com)

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