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That would give CZ, if done as well as their CZ pistols, some sweet revolvers and respected military rifles.
 
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And CZ appears to know how to run a firearms company. Could be a great thing.
Still looking forward to what Ruger will do with Marlin rifles. :)
 

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Besides being a bit dated (and overpriced) perhaps, nothing wrong with most of what they put out now. But if CZ buys them, I believe that could be a good thing. Nothing against the Czechs. But I suppose it would be a bit sad to see it owned by a foreign company. Not that the previous 9000 owners did a good job all the time. :)
 

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CZ owns Dan Wesson and they make some fine 1911's.
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?

I will say I bought a Colt King Cobra last year, and it really has been excellent - trigger is smooth as glass, and it's been a sweet shooter.
 

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Colt has suffered for decades under hedge fund ownership, where they did nothing but milk Colt like a cash cow and never invested back into the company itself. Hopefully CZ will have total ownership of the company and can finally start treating it like a business instead of a casino.
 

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How would this play out in military equipment? CZ cant supply USA weapons? I know FN builds some for us, and Colt has Canada build some parts, but its Colts USA name on them, for the most part.
 

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The US can buy foreign weapons. Just as long as they are made in the USA. One of my favorite YouTubers once described the M1 Abrams as a US tank with British Armour, German main gun, Belgium machine guns, and Italian sidearms. Point #2 on why the Beretta was chosen over the P226 was Beretta had the factory on Accocreek MD ready to go. Sig was an office in Northern VA and needed to go build a factory if and when they won the contract.

I seriously doubt CZ will let the Colt trademark go away. Many people are willing to pay a premium to get that my little pony rollmark on a gun.
 

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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."
 

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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."
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.

Their sales to govt agencies are still decent but they are no longer the only game in town and charge a premium to agencies who no longer have them as a sole source. Frankly their one unique product line is the revolvers. Their finishes using the Colt Royal Blue was outstanding. Unfortunately these days no one is willing or able to offer products using that high quality If CZ takes them over I guess it will be more of a Dan Wesson / Colt merge of the 1911 line.
 
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