The Colt Manufacturing Company has always had a strong following among the civilian population, but you can’t really blame these fans for feeling neglected.
The focus of Colt, until just recently, was relentlessly on the military and law enforcement side of its business. At best, civilian shooters were an afterthought. And like jilted lovers, they’ve felt bitter about Colt’s seeming lack of care or concern—though to its credit the company is now trying to make amends.
It might be stretching the point to compare Colt’s new Competition Pro rifle to a bouquet of long-stemmed roses in its effort to woo a skeptical public, but it is a gun that is making plenty of shooters swoon.