Handguns


Colt Handguns Billings MT

Colt handguns have a history of over 100 years. There are many kinds of Colt pistols and Colt revolvers such as Colt 1911, Colt 1991, Colt 38 and so forth. Colt firearms are innovators in the gun industry. See below for more information about different types of Colt handguns in Billings, MT.

Laurel Rifle Club
406628460
Po Box 21
Laurel, MT
 
Laurel Rod & Gun Club
(406) 628-6292
Riverside Park
Laurel, MT
 
Turners Reloading
503388267
150 Timberlake Dr
Lakeside, MT
 
Bills Radio & Gun
406538314
806 W Evelyn St
Lewistown, MT
 
Blacktail Guns
406683258
450 Mule Deer Rd
Dillon, MT
 
Tims Gunsmithing
613 5Th Ave
Laurel, MT
 
Tims Guns & Supplies
406538438
223 E Boulevard
Lewistown, MT
 
Cromwells
406487244
Railroad & Main St
Scobey, MT
 
Tims Gunsmithing
613 5Th Ave
Laurel, MT
 
Kloppel, David C
406453536
616 Pine Ridge Ct
Great Falls, MT
 

.380 Shoot Off

Small pistols in this caliber are all the rage, so we took five recent examples to the range and tested them head to head.

If there was one trend on display last year, it was the ascendancy of the .380. The .380 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) was a product of the fertile mind of John Moses Browning and first saw the light of day in 1912 when it chambered in Fabrique Nationale's Mle. 1910 pistol. On this side of the Big Pond, Colt quickly offered its Model 1908 pistol in the same caliber.

As originally loaded, the .380 consisted of a straight walled, rimless case 17mm in length topped with full-metal-jacket bullets weighing 85 to 95 grains traveling at approximately 900 to 1,000 fps.

Over the years, the round--also known variously as 9mm Browning Short, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Corto and 9x17--became very popular and was even adopted as a service cartridge by several European armies and police agencies up until the 1960s....

Click here to read the rest of this article from Handguns Magazine

Model 1917 Colt New Service

The Great War was an interesting mixture of the old and the new, and it was the proving ground for new small arms such as the automatic pistol, but because so many men were being put into the field so rapidly, lots older military firearms were dragged out of storage in arsenals, and many civilian guns were being enlisted for the duration. A good case in point is the Colt Model 1917 New Service revolver.

The standard issue pistol for U.S. forces was the M1911 Colt automatic, but there were not enough of them, so Colt and Smith & Wesson were contracted to manufacture additional arms.

Smith & Wesson devised a method to allow that company’s Second Model Hand Ejector and Colt’s New Service revolvers to handle the rimless .45 ACP cartridge used in the 199 Government Model auto through the use of half-moon clips....

Click here to read the rest of this article from Handguns Magazine