Colt Crimson Trace New Agent 1911

Colt Crimson Trace New Agent 1911

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC has teamed up with Crimson Trace Corporation for the first ever Lasergrips®, grip-integrated laser sight emblazoned with the Colt® logo, which is now standard on the Colt New Agent® pistol. This compact, lightweight Colt 1911 series pistol with wrap-around, front activation laser sight, gives shooters increased accuracy and confidence in their shot placement.

“The Colt New Agent is an excellent choice for a concealable pistol for personal protection,” said Joyce Rubino, Colt’s Vice President of Marketing, “With the addition of Crimson Trace® laser sights, New Agent shooters can be increasingly confident that their shots will hit the mark.”

The upgraded New Agent model 1911 weighs less than 24 ounces and measures 6.75 inches in length. While possessing the power and protection of a full sized pistol, this compact model is a great option for concealed carry. Colt’s New Agent offers a seven-round magazine capacity in .45 ACP and an eight-round magazine capacity in 9 mm Parabellum.

The carbon steel slide is finished in matte blue and the lightweight alloy frame is black anodized. The New Agent’s trigger is skeletonized aluminum with a 3-inch bushingless barrel.

The New Agent’s traditional double diamond grips have been replaced with black, wrap-around Crimson Trace grips made of a polymer and rubber combination. With the Crimson Trace laser sight and trench style sighting system in lieu of iron sights, the New Agent has a snagless draw, adding to the capability of this pistol.

Highly visible at self-defense distances, the red laser comes factory-zeroed at 50 feet. The unit may be fine tuned by the user for their choice of ammunition, via integral windage and elevation adjustments. When the pistol is held with a natural firing grip, the instinctive, front-activation laser is initiated.

“We’re thrilled to offer this quality Colt pistol paired with Crimson Trace’s popular laser sight to give shooters a product combination that will increase shot confidence,” said Rubino.


Colt Delta Elite 10mm Pistol

Colt Delta Elite 10mm Pistol

Colt released the Delta Elite in the late 80’s. Unfortunately for a host of reasons the world wasn’t ready for the 10mm auto cartridge and its lower powered sibling the 40S&W took all the fame and purchase orders. The Delta Elite was discontinued. Through the years that followed the 10mm cartridge began to see its popularity grow and manufacturer’s began to offer 10mm pistols. The discontinued Delta Elite saw it’s value increase as they became sought after by shooters who understood the calibers near 41 magnum performance and ballistics. Around 2008 Colt recognized that the shooting world was now ready for a Delta Elite. Colt went back to the drawing board and redesigned the Delta Elite to correct some of the issues of the original model.

I have one issue with the improved Delta Elite and that’s the rear sight. I feel Colt should have opted for the Novak Low Profile sight offered on the Colt Combat Elite. Additionally if they used their rail gun frame  the Delta elite would appeal to a much bigger shooting group. Then again this is Colt being Colt.

Anyhow I do plan on owning a Delta Elite by winter 2012. I think it will be a great project gun.