Colt .45

Colt .45

six-shot revolver invented by Samuel Colt and used throughout the West. [Am. Hist.: WB, 4: 684–685]
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Army had all remaining Colt .45's in inventory sent back to the factory for refurbishing and barrel shortening from 7 1/2" to 5 1/2 ".
"[He] launches an assault, charging police through the apartment and firing at them with a Colt .45, continuing to advance, armed and firing, as he jumps from the balcony," Molins said.
It was said that, under his robe and on his hip, was his World War II Colt .45.
Just when the furor had died down over caffeinated alcoholic beverages, Pabst has launched the 12% ABV Colt .45 Blast with great fanfare, and reignited the flames.
El Monte, Calif., PD made news when they adopted the Colt .45 auto in 1966.
Metropoulos said he saw potential in reviving Colt .45, given the evolution of the malt liquor category.
As reported yesterday (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5623:astros-plan-to-announce-fri-whether-colt-45-pistol-uniforms-to-be-worn&catid=30:mlb-news&Itemid=42), the Astros had been weighing whether to approve wearing the original Colt .45s logo that adorns a Colt pistol as part of the club's celebration of their 50th anniversary.
Today, Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced that the Astros will, indeed, wear replicas of their original Colt .45s jersey during the April 10 and April 20 games at Minute Maid Park.
The jersey, worn when the ballclub was named the Colt .45s in its first three years of existence (1962-64), included a pistol below the name "Colts" across the chest of the uniform.