I was in the same boat as you. I have never owned a Colt and wanted one. I have plenty of "robust" revolvers. Ruger, Redhawk, Blackhawks, Secuirty Six, Vaqueros, Single Six, SP101, S&W 617. I WANTED a Colt for the history and coolness factor.
Yesterday, I traded one of my many double stack 9mms and gor me a a 1930s Colt Detective Special. It has real Mother of Pearl factory grips. I am more than happy with it