Colt National Match Ammo!?… Doubletap Recruited to Produce

Colt National Match Ammo

A lot of firearm companies are jumping into the ammunition arena, and Colt wants in! They are teaming up with Doubletap Ammunition to produce two new lines of ammo. One series is “Colt Defense” that will initially stock 5 different calibers, and the second line will be “Colt National Match” with 5 calibers as well.

Doubletap Ammunition has carved out a reputation for very potent and high-quality ammo. According to the President of Doubletap Ammunition, Mike McNett, they are very excited about the newly forged alliance:

For the last 14 years Doubletap Ammunition has been manufacturing only high-end premium loads. Colt has recently joined forces with Doubletap to use that expertise as well as the strong Colt commitment to quality to form the perfect 1-2 punch for your firearms and ammo needs. Each load is hand inspected and tolerances are very tight. Though the price point on this ammunition is more economical, there is no sacrifice in quality. We are committed to only the best.

There are a lot of firearm companies gravitating towards the ammunition market as of late. Sig Sauer notably started with their V-Crown hollow-points produced by Sierra Bullets. Ruger recruited Polycase Ammunition to produce a line of ammo for them which has also been very popular.

Colt is hoping to capitalize on that same popularity with their new alliance with Doubletap Ammunition. Their initial caliber offerings as well as suggested price-points can be seen below.

Colt National Match Ammo

No announcement as to when you may see this ammo on store shelves at the moment. Our best guess is this could be something more readily available after the new year, or specifically, SHOT Show 2017.



Hello everyone! The outdoors, Crossfit, and anything firearm related have always been my passions. I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets, am a Smith & Wesson Armorer, reloader, and have an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers. Be sure to visit TFB frequently and keep your magazines full, my friends!


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  • Anonymoose

    62gr match ammo? Why no 69, 77, or 80?

    • Gary Kirk

      Mimic the ballistics of ball ammo??
      Notice that it’s also just fmj..

      • Anonymoose

        But 62gr ball ammo sucks…

  • Gus Butts

    Gotta make some money.

  • Ambassador Vader

    So colt’s selling their name on stuff? I guess their playing catch up to smith and Wesson and Winchester.

    • QuadGMoto

      And Browning.

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    I think Ill pass on this. I have been generally unimpressed with Colt as of late.

    • CS

      Colt: The Bell and Howell of the Firearms world.

  • JustAHologram

    Is that full power 10mm?

  • Frank Grimes

    Ammo by Double Tap?

    They can keep it.