Which is one of the things about this acquisition that I'm trying to wrap my head around. Will Dan Wesson become the "high end" line of 1911s under the CZ umbrella, with Colt focusing on the sub-$1100 1911 market?CZ owns Dan Wesson and they make some fine 1911's.
Years ago they split their business model into Colt Defense and Colt Manufacturing. All under the same physical roof no doubt made it easier to shed to lower preforming division if need be. Colt lost a major portion of their business when they didn't get the M4 contract years ago forcing it into bankruptcy. As far as full auto products, every company can supply them. They cost little or nothing more to the end user. They have competition from several top lines these days.A friend of mine who works at Colt said their full auto rifle business dwarfs their consumer handgun business. He said it was almost as if they "make some pistols when they have time to keep their name out there in front of the general public."