Combat Stallion

Custom Shop   •    Semi-Automatic    •    1988
A Unique Combination of the Colt Officer's Model and the Colt Combat Commander

Greg | 12 June 2024

Finding information about the Colt Combat Stallion has proven to be extremely difficult. The model is not listed in my book of gun values. I read on the internet that there were 350 guns made and I've read that there 500 of this model produced.

This exceptional firearm is a unique combination of the Colt Officer's Model and the Colt Combat Commander, merging the best features of both to create a handgun that is not only a marvel of engineering but also a work of art.

Colt Combat Stallion
The Genesis of the Combat Stallion
This is an Officers Model sized 1911 in .45 ACP with an alloy frame and stainless slide.
Colt Combat Stallion

The Colt Combat Commander, introduced in 1970, was developed to provide the stopping power of the full-sized 1911 in a slightly more compact and light-weight manageable package. With a full-sized grip and a shorter 4.25-inch barrel, the Combat Commander quickly gained popularity among civilian shooters and law enforcement alike for its balance of size and performance.

Colt Combat Stallion

The Colt Custom Shop, renowned for its ability to produce limited-run, high-quality firearms, saw an opportunity to blend these two models into a single, unique firearm. The result was the Combat Stallion, a handgun that combines the compact frame of the Officer's model with the aluminum-alloy frame of the Combat Commander.

Colt Combat Stallion
Design and Features

The Combat Stallion boasts a 3.5-inch barrel, making it more compact than the traditional Combat Commander, yet retaining the comfortable grip size of the Officer's model. This combination offers shooters the best of both worlds: a handgun that is easy to conceal and carry while maintaining excellent handling characteristics and accuracy.

Colt Combat Stallion

One of the standout features of the Combat Stallion is its craftsmanship. Each firearm is meticulously hand-fitted and finished by skilled gunsmiths at the Colt Custom Shop. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the handgun, from the smoothness of the slide action to the crispness of the trigger pull. The Custom Shop's commitment to quality ensures that each Combat Stallion is not only a reliable tool for self-defense but also a collector's item.

Colt Combat Stallion

The Colt Custom Shop Combat Stallion is a unique firearm that successfully merges the best features of the Colt Officer's model and the Colt Combat Commander. Its compact design, combined with the power of the .45 ACP cartridge, makes it an ideal choice for personal defense and concealed carry. The exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail from the Colt Custom Shop ensure that each Combat Stallion is not only a reliable tool but also a work of art.

For those who value tradition, innovation, and quality, the Combat Stallion represents the pinnacle of Colt's handgun offerings. Whether for practical use or as a collector's item, this unique combination of two legendary Colt models continues to captivate and impress firearm enthusiasts around the world.

Practical Applications

The Combat Stallion is versatile, suitable for a variety of applications. Its compact size and powerful cartridge make it an excellent choice for concealed carry and personal defense.

In addition to its practical applications, the Combat Stallion holds significant appeal for collectors and enthusiasts.

The limited production runs from the Colt Custom Shop ensure that each handgun is a rare and valuable piece, often sought after by those who appreciate fine firearms and Colt's legacy.

The shorter barrel does not significantly impact accuracy, thanks to the precision engineering and tight tolerances maintained by the Colt Custom Shop.

The Colt Combat Stallion

One of 350 Special Edition guns from Colt's Custom Shop in 1988.

Colt Combat Stallion
Colt Combat Stallion
Colt Combat Stallion
Colt Combat Stallion
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