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CZ is apparently in the last phases of acquiring Colt firearms:

 

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And expect a Colt in poly and striker fired.


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Will Sam finally stop rolling in his grave or just be getting started.
 

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Will Sam finally stop rolling in his grave or just be getting started.
It think our Czech friends realize they're buying the brand as well as the assets.
 

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CZ appears to bring stability to the companies it acquires. Dan Wesson did wonderful work with the financial backing of CZ in place.

I do worry a bit, though. CZ intended briefly to bring a M1911a1 to market right after the acquisition of Dan Wesson. I can only speculate that they were using or working with DW to bring that product out. It failed. Precision was average, and another M1911a1 was just uninspiring in the marketplace.

Very soon after discontinuing the CZ branded M1911a1, DW introduced a cost reduced M1911a1 that looked very much like the CZ offering, including the lower precision it displayed. Whether that was being produced by DW or by CZ, I don't know.

Recently, the shop I help at got a lower cost DW M1911a1 that was DW branded, but not of the same quality as the 2012 vintage Specialist I own... Perhaps pressure to produce faster? If so, quality suffers...

It's a business that seems do do well until the uninformed MBA graduates take control...
 
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It's a business that seems do do well until the uninformed MBA graduates take control...
That's true of pretty much every business. ;)
 
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But, the Mechanical Engineers and Manufacturing Engineers, that are responsible for producing the quality guns, are not business men that can also run the company (MBA's). The problem arises when the MBA's try to control the production end. This is why S&W has gone downhill for the last 60 years!!!

If they left the production of a quality product to the engineers........they'd be much better off!!!! Instead, the 'Bean Counters' are more important to the stock holders, as they are only concerned with 'the bottom line'.....profit!!!!

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Fascinating, the last three Colts (undercut trigger guards) have been flawless out of the box and have been carried, on the other hand, the worst 1911 I've bought was a Dan Wesson Guardian in .38 Super, go figure. :)
 

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CZ is a well run company.

When CZ comes out with their version of Colt's products I plan to Czech them out.
I disagree. CZ is a new company that is organized in socialist Czechoslovakia. It did an IPO which has never traded in the EU markets. They claimed to issue bonds and close by Jan., 2021. No bonds and no closing last month.

I think Colt is gone forever. I have no clue why since no financial information has been published in many years (it was owned privately).

I had no new Colt in my future at all. I do own some older ones:
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RIP Colt.
 

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CZ is a well run company.

When CZ comes out with their version of Colt's products I plan to Czech them out.
Cz the opportunity!


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