Handguns


Colt Handguns Franklin TN

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 Franklin, TN.

Salihu, Istref
615794009
4054 New Hwy 96 W
Franklin, TN
 
Simpson, A Jerome
615790497
4482 Gosey Hill Rd
Franklin, TN
 
Lock Stock & Barrel
(615) 591-1721
105 S East Pkwy #106
Franklin, TN
 
Moore Firearms
615347594
5257 Old Harding Rd
Franklin, TN
 
Owl Hollow Gun Club
Owl Hollow Rd
Franklin, TN
 
Elite Tactical Systems (Ets)
615668534
105 Southeast Pkwy #106
Franklin, TN
 
Useltons Shooting Sports
390 Southwinds Dr
Franklin, TN
 
Handy Hardware Co Inc
615794147
731 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN
 
Yarbrough Shooters Supply
615791173
2219 Bowman Rd
Franklin, TN
 
Ets Inc
615500500
105 S East Parkway St #106-A
Franklin, TN
 

.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....

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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....

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