Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911 in 10mm Announced

Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun
Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun
Colt's Manufacturing Company
Colt's Manufacturing Company

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – -(Ammoland.com)-  Often considered the manufacturer that saved the 10mm round from obscurity in the 1980’s, Colt readies yet another offering in that powerful chambering with the new Delta Elite Rail Gun.

Aimed toward the outdoorsman who requires a sidearm stout enough for midsized game who prefers the proven 1911 platform, the Delta Elite has always been a top choice. With its recent redesign, it didn’t seem that the model could get any better, but Colt found a way to improve upon the design again by offering the Delta Elite with an accessory rail.

Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun

Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911 Accessory Rail
Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911 Accessory Rail

“The Delta Elite® started its life as tactical option for 1911 enthusiasts who required more stopping power than your tradition .45 ACP,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt.

“In that world, an accessory rail makes a lot of sense. What we’ve seen, though, is that this is a great platform for hunting pig or other medium sized game. In those types of scenarios, proper illumination is critical, so I think hunters will really appreciate the ability to add on their favorite rail-mounted lighting.”

All of the enhanced features from the newly redesigned Delta Elite are present on the Rail Gun version, including the upswept beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety, all stainless steel construction, composite stocks with Delta medallions, and Novak white dot sights.

The SKU is O2020RG, and the MSRP is $1,299

Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911 in 10mm
Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911 in 10mm
Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911
Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com.

4 thoughts on “Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun 1911 in 10mm Announced

  1. I think it would be wise if the US Marine Corps would go with the 10 mm, and not the 45ACP. Now that the Marine’s are going back to the Colt 1911, and stop using the very bad 9mm, The main reason the Marine Corp is going back is because of the knock down power of the 1911 is so much better than the 9mm, It has been shown in combat it takes to many rounds of the 9mm to stop a person coming at you, and with bomb caring enemy the faster you can stop them an a way from you or your men the better. And if they went to the 10mm and not the 45ACP, they would have a more powerful round and lot farther range than the 45ACP, I know when I cared a 1911 over sea’s I traded it for a Rugger 357, much better range, an not bad knock down power, I just wanted to shoot the enemy as far away as possible. it did a very good job.

    1. It still has an unsupported chamber so really hot 10mm (Underwood, Buffalo Bore, DoubleTap) is not advised. It is, however, more stoutly constructed than the original Delta Elite (plus, it has a dual recoil spring, which will help keep the slide from battering the frame with hot loads).

    2. I shoot Underwood out of mine (2016 model) all the time. I do get bulged cases from time to time, but so long as you’re shooting new manufactured stuff you shouldnt suffer a case rupture. I haven’t, at least, not after 3,000 rounds of Underwood 165 gr, 180 gr, and 200 gr fmj.

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