Via Insty, I see that Colt has decided to grace the civilian market with its presence again:
“There have been numerous articles recently published about Colt’s participation in the commercial rifle market,” Colt President and CEO Dennis Veilleux said last year. “Some of these articles have incorrectly stated or implied that Colt is not committed to the consumer market. We want to assure you that Colt is committed to the Second Amendment, highly values its customers and continues to manufacture the world’s finest quality firearms for the consumer market. The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Veilleux continued. “Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.”
So for those of you who want to spend a premium for a commodity brand, here’s an alternative to POF (who I think give Colt a good run for the title of “world’s finest quality product”). Others can continue to call on Palmetto State (good luck with that, see stock availability at the link) or others of that ilk for the identical, and cheaper, product.
I love this high demand for eeeeevil assault rifles because it makes fools of the gun-confiscators (not that they needed any help).
Anyway, welcome back to Colt.