Handguns


Colt Handguns Hilo HI

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 Hilo, HI.

Bills Gunsmithing
808966509
15 822 Paradise Ala Kai Rd
Keaau, HI
 
Big Island Gun Club Range
(808) 968-6150
Olaa Estate
Mt. View, HI
 
Kona Reloads
(808) 323-3314
81 Maluhia St # 6586c
Hilo, HI
 
B & D Products
808959476
329 Lu Hau Pl
Hilo, HI
 
Maebos International Supply
808989851
2036 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
 
Down Factory
808966447
16-1050 40Th Ave
Keaau, HI
 
Big Island Gun Club
(808) 968-8956
304A S Maunakea Rd
Mountain View, HI
 
Security Products
808935010
34 E Ohea St
Hilo, HI
 
Kawamura, Leslie T
(808) 961-9666
688 Kinoole St #215B
Hilo, HI
 
Nostalgia Arms
(808) 929-7164
92 Hawaii Blvd 9078
Hilo, HI
 

.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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