The Iconic Colt Delta Elite Offers 10mm to 1911 Fans
By Ben Brown
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Chambered in the almighty 10mm the Colt Delta Elite is an iconic hand cannon on the wish list of every Colt collector and 10mm junky since 1987.
Though Colt has released various configurations of the Delta in the past, I snagged the latest version re-released in 2009. Featuring a stainless steel design with black textured grips and the famous Delta Medallions, the top of the slide opts for a brushed look to cut down on reflective glare.
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It shouldn’t be a surprise that all 10mm loads, provided by Federal Ammunition, had some stiff recoil. It comes with the 10mm territory. No stranger to the hunting demographic, the 10mm load can make for an exciting hunting round. Though handgun hunting varies by state, with some municipalities outlawing the sport, if your state allows it the Delta Elite is an option for harvesting pig or varmint with the Delta Elite.
The heavier weight and full-size grip work to lessen recoil for the duration of an eight-round magazine, but it’s not something you’ll want to plink with all-day nor is this a