You guy's sold me I had by local friend with FFL order two for me today from a place that has 16 on order. They are allocated and I hope to get both. I hope Colt sticks with only 200 of em made as they will go into storage unracked and when I pass to the shooting gallery in the sky with Sam my two boys will recieve them as gifts.
Thanks for the post Joe T otherwise I wouldn't have known about them.
I saw this historically significant work of art in the glass case, and all I could do was reach for my wallet. The rattlesnake and the "Dont Tread On Me" motto have renewed interest. All US Navy ships are flying the First Navy Jack for the duration of the War on Terrorism. Ben Franklin would be proud. He explained how the rattlesnake was appropriate because, "She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders. She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. She never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her."
Uncle Sam should contract with Colt to provide one of these to all troops engaged in the current conflict with radical islam. Just as it was true in 1911, it's true today: There is no better sidearm than the .45 Colt Automatic Pistol.
Plus, the 14K gold fangs symbolize America's high-tech weaponry. (OK, so maybe I'm getting a little carried away here.)