In addition to bringing back the exciting Cobra revolver, Colt also has added a few more semi-auto pistols to the line-up in the form of 1911s. In this day and age of many and varied 1911 manufacturers It only make good sense that Colt should expand the 1911 line.
The hot news is the Colt Delta Elite. The legendary 10mm 1911 from Colt will now be offered in a rail-equipped model, adding another Rail Gun to the Colt 1911 series. The Colt Delta Elite Rail 10mm will have all the normal Delta Elite goodies. The Novak sights, extended thumb safety, lowered ejection port, enhanced hammer, wide slide serrations, upswept beavertail grip safety, 3 hole trigger, and most distinctly the grips with the Delta Medallions all tell you this is the Delta Elite. Like the non-railed model the Colt Delta Elite Rail 10mm holds 8+1 rounds and is stainless steel throughout.
The Colt Gold Cup will now be the Colt Gold Cup Trophy and it will be chambered in 9mm in addition to the standard .45 ACP offering.
The Colt Commander line will also expand. The Wiley Clapp guns from Colt get another model with the addition of the Colt Wiley Clapp LW Commander chambered in 9mm. Like the other Wiley Clapp Colts this one is labeled a distributor exclusive from Talo. Colt has evidently brought back the Colt Combat Commander in .45 ACP and in 9mm. With a blued steel frame and slide the Colt Combat Commander weighs in at 33 ounces, about 3.6 ounces heavier than the Colt Lightweight Commander.
In this YouTube video Yamil Sued gives us a quick first look at the new Delta Elite Rail 10mm 1911 from Colt.