Colt firearms at Omaha Outdoors are among the most famous and desired weapons in the entire world. Over a hundred years since its adoption, the Colt 1911 still commands respect and is highly desired as both a collector's item and a foundation for a custom build. Colt's AR15 is based on the military M4 and M16 rifles which have been used in combat by American troops for over 50 years. It's a testament to the quality of Colt manufacturing and the robust and reliable designs they sell that even after all this time, Colt firearms continue to win military contracts. Samuel Colt would be amazed at what the company is producing today.
The Greatest Pistol of All Time
Few companies are as inextricably linked to a single product as Colt is to the 1911. Designed by John Moses Browning, great hero of our time, the the Colt 1911 for sale at Omaha Outdoors has played a role in American history like few other firearms. Colt was the benefactor of many of his designs, including the Browning Automatic Rifle and the M2 Browning Machine Gun. Just as the BAR and Ma Deuce proved the concepts of the infantry automatic rifle and the heavy machine gun, concepts which persist to this day, the 1911 proved the reliability of semi-automatic pistols and their utility as a sidearm in place of the classic revolver.
Through World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, the 1911 brought American troops home, and now you can bring home this icon of history. There are many Colt 1911s available at Omaha Outdoors, and we will cover a few of the most popular models in detail.
A modern interpretation of the Colt 1911 is the Colt 1991 Government 45. While many mistake the 1991 designation to be a typographical error meant to be 1911, the truth of the matter is that Colt wanted to set this model apart from reproductions of the original design. The Colt 1991 features the same feel as the original with a spur hammer, flat mainspring housing, and a long trigger, but it improves on the reliability and shootability of the original with a lowered ejection port and white dot sights. You can have it in stainless chambered in 9mm, 38 Super, and 45 ACP, or the original blued model in 45 ACP.
The Colt Defender series is meant as a concealed carry pistol for situations where firepower is of the utmost importance. A dramatically shortened slide and frame along with a beavertail grip safety and Novak sights make this baby 1911 easier to conceal and easier to draw and shoot. Have it in the original 45 caliber or as a more controllable 9mm pistol.
If the idea of a concealed carry 1911 appeals to you but you'd prefer to have more gun in your hand, the Colt Lightweight Commander is the answer. Developed in response to military handgun trials for a lighter and more easy to carry pistol, the Colt aluminum frame pistol has the same Novak sights and upswept beavertail grip safety as the 1911 Defender, but is significantly lighter than steel frame versions of even that smaller Officer's model 1911 pistol.
Colt Gold Cup series pistols have been winning competitions since before your grandpa met your grandma, including prestigious national matches at Camp Perry. National Match barrels, adjustable triggers and target sights, and the option of an action competition version, the Gold Cup Trophy, with 25 LPI checkering on the frontstrap and a fiber optic front sight or the bullseye model Gold Cup National Match with a target post front sight and a flat top slide set these pistols apart from the imitators.
The Colt M45A1, a 1911 variant recently selected by the Marine Corps for their special operations troops, is a far cry from the original products of the company like the revolver dreamed up by Sam Colt. Still, he would recognize the same kind of innovation and suitability for military use that his original models provided. The M45A1 has the National Match barrel from the Gold Cup match pistols, but it also features a tactical design with a Picatinny rail on the dust cover of the frame for mounting lights and lasers and a brown Decobond finish providing corrosion and wear resistance as well as reducing glare and sheen.
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As incredible as the 1911 is, it's not the only weapon in the Colt arsenal. As the Colt 1911 proved the idea of a semi-automatic pistol in service use, the Colt M16 proved the idea of the lightweight magazine-fed rifle in service use. The Eugene Stoner AR-15 design became, with improvements from Colt, the legendary M16A1 and M16A2, while carbine variants including the CAR-15 and M4 Carbine also saw extensive military use. Not without its detractors, the AR-15 is, regardless of what anyone might claim, an incredibly reliable firearm offering benefits not found in any other weapon system.
The AR is so reliable that it has become the de facto American rifle, used simultaneously by the military, law enforcement, armed civilians, and hunters alike. Colt's most popular civilian version of the M4, the Colt LE6920, is still the standard by which all other AR15s are judged. Features like a 1/7 twist chrome lined 5.56 NATO barrel with a properly sized gas port, a full weight M16 bolt carrier group with a magnetic particle tested bolt, and a heavy buffer in a mil-spec receiver extension tube might seem normal today, but it's the Colt 6920 which proved the necessity of these items to ensure the full reliability of the platform after inferior imitators looked to cut corners anywhere they could.
For those looking to have the Colt M4 name on a carbine priced so low it might cause a double take, the Colt Expanse M4 offers a compelling choice. Omitting the chrome lining in the barrel as it isn't entirely necessary for most sportsmen, the Expanse CE2000 nonetheless includes many of the same features of the LE6920 at a much lower price.
If you served in the military at any time in the last 30 years and want something to remind you of those happy days at the armory cleaning rifles or long hours in the prone spent snapping in, the Colt AR-15 A4 for sale at Omaha Outdoors is as close as you can get to an M16A4 without reenlisting. A 4150 CMV chrome lined 20" rifle gas 5.56 NATO barrel is backed up by the same M16 carrier group and its flat top upper receiver with Picatinny rail is topped by the excellent A2 detachable carry handle with elevation adjustments.
If the idea of an AR15 appeals to you but you'd prefer your M4 carbine in 308 flavor, the M.A.R.C. 901 is the successor to the revolutionary Colt 901 Carbine which offered 308 power in a 5.56-sized package. The M.A.R.C.901 also offers a benefit not shared by any other AR platform rifle in 308 – the ability to swap on any Colt 5.56 mil-spec upper using a conversion kit sold separately. Ambi controls and a free-floated 16.1" chrome-lined barrel with proprietary Colt folding front sight and monolithic upper receiver also do a lot to set this rifle apart from the competition.
Colt carbines include many other designs including lightweight models, a midlength Colt Combat Unit carbine, the 5.56 monolithic receiver LE6940, and SBR (short barreled rifle) options. Whichever Colt AR15 you choose, you can rest assured that you're getting one of the best firearms money can buy.