Colt Adds .38 Super Model to its Competition Pistol Line

    For many years Colt’s bread and butter has been the 1911 in all it’s variations, as well as the Colt AR15 and military M4. That said, they continue to release new models of this ever popular combat and competition pistol. Whatever you may think of the 1911 it’s still a fine pistol and continues to be very popular among many shooters.

    Colt just announced another competition version this time in 38 super. Personally, I’m happy to see Colt bring this pistol out in 38 Super. I’ve always enjoyed shooting the 38 Super especially with some of my hotter handloads. There are also some very good factory defense loads to be had. The Super has the power to be a good defensive caliber with very manageable recoil making follow up shots very fast.

    QC is now a non issue at Colt these days with some very well made pistols coming off the line. The last several Colt 1911 pistols I’ve shot have been well made and accurate. This is one I’d like to run through it’s paces. The MSRP is $949.00 with a street price closer to $875.00. I know some 1911 pistols out there that cost more and don’t measure up to this competition model.


    Dual Spring Recoil System™
    Novak® Adjustable Rear Sight
    Fiber Optic Front Sight
    Undercut Trigger Guard
    Upswept Beavertail Grip Safety
    Custom Blue Colt Logo G10 Grips
    5” National Match® Barrel

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (October 28, 2016) – Fueling anticipation for what Colt considers to be a very exciting upcoming year, the legendary firearms manufacturer announces the release of a new model in it’s extremely well received Colt Competition Pistol™ line by adding the .38 Super chambering to the roster.

    “Competitors are very selective about the caliber they rely on to win matches,” said Mark Redl, Pro Shooter and Product Manager for Colt. “The .38 Super round has a lot of advantages in competition when considering power factor and capacity, and the 1911 platform offers many advantages as well. By offering our excellent Colt Competition Pistol™ in .38 Super, we allow match shooters who love that round to take advantage our well thought out, race-ready platform. It’s a winning combination.”

    The Colt Competition Pistol™ (also available in .45 ACP and 9mm) offers several features that competitive shooters will appreciate, including Colt’s innovative Dual Spring Recoil System™ which reduces felt recoil and helps keep shots on target at critical moments. Other features include Novak’s new patent pending adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight, competition ergonomics including an undercut trigger guard and upswept beavertail safety, and a National Match® barrel. The Colt Competition Pistol™ in .38 Super with blued finish is SKU: O1983CCP and carries an MSRP of $999.

    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.