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Samuel Colt would pursue government contracts above all else, even if it meant passing up more lucrative civil sales.By the time of his death at the age of 47 in 1862, Colt was in a desperate state of affairs.It had to be checked out and turned back in like any other weapon, and personal concealed carry has been strictly forbidden on stateside military bases since the Nixon administration.So after thinking about it, I decided against getting the gun.They introduced the Colt 2000, a polymer framed 15 round wonder nine in 1990, which flopped, and got around to finally introducing a big frame .44 Magnum revolver, the “AA” framed Colt Anaconda, thirty five years after rival Smith and Wesson had introduced the Model 29.
They Adapted the .41 Colt I frame to .38 Special and it supplemented the S&W M&P in government and military service, and when WWII came around, Colt again sold the improved M1911A1 as well as the .38 Special I frame to the military.Colt looked around and realized that its stalwarts in civil law enforcement, the 1911, the .38 Special Official Police, and .357 Magnum Trooper, were being replaced by Gaston Glock’s polymer wonder in police departments around the country.Colt realized without military contracts, it needed to recapture the civil market. The year was 1989, and I was a PFC assigned to a motor transport company.
The Python revolver was at the Wal-Mart on the corner of Pike’s Peak and Academy Blvd.The logic being that the different report of the .308 rifle made the Squad Designated Marksman a target. In 2003, the Python and Anaconda were retired entirely.