Pistol Dynamics Combat Special

March 20, 2010

Paul Liebenberg ranks as one of the best 1911 smiths.  He’s also closely associated with the Pachmayr Combat Special and his shop  Pistol Dynamics is putting out a faithful reproduction.



Custom Colt Delta – smith unknown

May 20, 2009


Nice looking, clean lines. I like the carbon fiber grips.

Colt Delta Elite 10mm

February 15, 2009

This was the father of all Colt Delta Elites, a blued Delta Elite, and technically I should call this Variant 1.  Anybody know otherwise? Regardless, it was the Delta Elite that saved the 10mm from certain extinction. That was in my opinion one of Colt’s few good decisions made in the late 20th Century.


Colt Delta 10mm

January 31, 2009


Delta Variation No. 4.  This is a rather Plain Jane version that seems to scream business and nothing but business. Notice the spur hammer and the full black grips that disappear into the night.

Anybody have information on this, specifically, when it came out and how many were produced?

Colt Match 10

January 24, 2009


Delta Variation 3.  Does this truly count as a Delta Variant? I vacillated on calling this one as it lacks the Delta logo on the slide yet the grips do have the Delta medallion. I don’t know if the gun came from the factory with the Delta grips but if it does then I would categorize it as a definite variant.  As it stands, it’s an iffy variation.

The Match 10 is the ugliest of the Delta’s I’ve seen so far. The Millet like rear sight perched high atop the slide and the steeply angled front sight are  just aesthetically wrong. The whole thing just looks like it was piecemealed together by an apathetic worker…but then it could just be a bad angle shot of the gun.

Anybody have information to share on the Match 10?

Colt Gold Cup Ten Delta Elite

January 17, 2009


Delta Variation 2. Can anybody shed some light on this variant? When was the model first offered for sale? How did it compare to the standard Delta Elite?

Colt Delta Elite – First Edition Stainless

January 4, 2009


I’m sure someone out there has a list of all the Colt Delta Elite variations but I’m enjoying the process of finding them and keeping a blog on them.

I’ll call this one No. 1 because it’s the first photo of one published here in its original factory form, and I’ll be looking for photos of variations in their original untouched forms.