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Colt Delta Elite
Colt Delta Elite
  • 10mm
  • Good for hunting
  • Simplistic but effective
  • Lots of recoil
  • 8 round capacpity
Editor’s Note:

The Colt Delta Elite was one of the first 10mm chambered 1911s to hit the market, but its simplistic yet efficient design has ensured its staying power. As a single-stack handgun, it may only hold 8 rounds, but those rounds have a lot of punch. We recommend the Delta Elite for all your handgun hunting needs!

Product Description

The Colt Delta Elite is a 10mm chambered 1911-style handgun that holds 8 rounds. It features a 5-inch barrel and Novak white dot sights. There are two versions — a railed and non-railed model.

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Colt Delta Elite Specs

Single Action
Barrel Length
Magazine Capacity
Magazine Included
Magazine Type
Stainless Steel
Stock Material

Colt Delta Elite Features

5" barrel
Stainless steel finish
Novak white dot sights

By The Numbers - Colt Delta Elite

Hits where you need it to
Some users report cracked slides so that's something to watch out for
Not a ton of aftermarket here
Feels great in the hand
It's a decent option if a 10mm is what you want

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final verdict

The Delta Elite is a decent option if you like the Colt name but want it in the butt-kicking 10mm round. There have been reports of cracked slides on some models after use, so be wary of that.

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