At SHOT Show 2016, Kimber USA stole the headlines with the introduction of their K6s revolver. Personally, when I heard the murmurs that Kimber was planning to release a revolver, I was hoping they would be releasing clones of the old Colt revolvers such as the Python and Trooper. Not to be outdone however, only 12 months later, the firearms world was sent into a frenzy when a photo of an alleged magazine advertisement for a new Colt revolver was leaked to social media. Only a few days later, on January 1, did Colt confirm it was true. Colt was back in the double action revolver world.
When one says ‘Colt’, the word ‘quality’ typically springs to mind. And some would also say ‘concealed carry’ because for the majority of the 20th century the company had a sturdy grip on that market. With the Colt Detective Special, Colt set the bar for what a snub-nosed .38 revolver should be.
Henry Ford once bemusingly announced that his customers could buy his Model T in any color they wanted so long as it was black. While the car had previously been available in several hues, and polychromatic variations were offered later on as well, black was indeed the only color on the lot when he penned those words in 1922. Black paint dried more quickly and subsequently offered faster, more economical production. Mr. Ford was all about fast and economical production.