Originally Posted by TennJed
You can find new 1911s from colt pretty easly. Pretty sure they are selling their SA's to individuals right now also. where are you getting your info? Are you saying the online retail stores and local FFLs that sell new colt 1911's are getting them through the custom shop? I assume since I (an individual) can buy a new Colt from a store (just like other shops) that they do not have a problem selling to individuals
If you can call Colt up and they'll sell you a gun directly, mailed to your home address or even to your FFL dealer of choice, and the gun isn't a Custom Shop order, I would like to hear about it.
I thought I was pretty clear. Colt, like most manufacturers, will, with the exception of custom work, only sell to dealers and distributors. This might also be why there's no option to actually buy guns on their web site.
Of course, I could be wrong, so if you can just call Colt up and order from their catalog, I'd be interested in hearing about it.