Handguns


Colt Handguns Olympia WA

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 Olympia, WA.

J+S Sporting Goods
(360) 888-7932
3430 Dartmouth Dr. Ol
Lacey, WA
 
Spencerlake Firearms
(360) 426-5156
470 E. Clay Road
Shelton, WA
 
Yankee Trader -Browning Safe Dealer
466-6538, 253-565-2753
1021 Broadview Dr Fi
Tacoma, WA
 
Manchester''S
(360) 425-1131
750 Vandercook Way
Longview, WA
 
Holman Sporting Goods
509782301
9073 Deadmans Hill Rd
Cashmer, WA
 
Steve''Smunitions
(360) 426-6869
871 E Mikkelsen Rd
Shelton, WA
 
Le Wilson Inc
509782132
404 Pioneer Ave
Cashmere, WA
 
J+S Sporting Goods
(360) 888-7932
3430 Dartmouth Dr. Ol
Lacey, WA
 
Pacific Northwest Hunting Supply
(360) 457-3215
220
Port Angeles, WA
 
North Cascade Sportsman Club
(509) 682-1102
401 Washington Creek Road
Chelan, WA
 

.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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