Which Is Faster – Old School Remington 870 Or New Remington 870 DM?

In an amusing – and incredibly well edited video – photographer Yamil Sued compares which Remington shotgun is faster in sending 10 rounds down range – the 870 or the new box mag-fed 870 DM.

Obviously, the Remington 870 DM is quicker to reload for the average person. However, if you look at the video, the old school Remington 870 is quicker to get off the first five shots. I wonder what the difference would have been if Yamil had used one of those loading devices for use in 3-gun competition.

Now We Know What Colt Is Releasing (Part 2)

In Part 1 I wrote about the details of the new Colt Cobra. This post will cover the remainder of the new introductions from Colt’s Manufacturing. Given that they are all 1911s, they aren’t new per se but they do include new calibers and updated features. All of this information comes courtesy of Yamil Sued who released this information early this morning.

Starting with updates to the Colt Gold Cup, it will now be the Gold Cup Trophy and will come in both .45 ACP and 9mm. The next two pictures give their specifications.

Yamil gives his impressions of the Gold Cup Trophy in the video below:

Now to the big boomer – the Colt Delta Elite Rail in 10mm. As Yamil says, this is really just a modification of the Delta Elite as only the rail feature is added.

The final three 1911s are variations on the Colt Commander including a new Wiley Clapp LW Commander in 9mm and a reintroduction of the Combat Commander. Their specs are below:

Now We Know What Colt Is Releasing (Part 1)

Thanks to Yamil Sued, photographer extraordinaire, we now know just what Colt’s Manufacturing will be releasing for 2017. Yamil teased a post and then delivered  with a series of photos and videos soon after 12am EST this morning. I presume that is when the non-disclosure agreement expired.

As somewhat expected, Colt is re-releasing the Colt Cobra double action revolver. The specs are below:

The new Cobra is a six-shot, 2 inch, stainless steel framed revolver with a fiber optic front sight and Hogue grips. Given that the Cobra is steel framed and not an aluminum alloy, the purist in me would suggest that it should have been called the Detective Special (5th Issue) and not the Cobra. In Facebook comments, it was suggested that Colt went with Cobra to keep the snake name alive for further revolver introductions.

Here is a better picture of the Cobra. Notice the difference in the trigger guard and trigger from the older Colts.

Photo by Yamil R. Sued

Yamil gives a review of the Cobra in this short YouTube video.

Elsewhere I heard mention that the pistol will sell for $699 MSRP. If it performs well, that is not a bad price. I really do hope that Colt will have this at the SHOT Show Range Day. I am especially interested in how the trigger performs compared to the old Colt trigger.