Colt’s Manufacturing and Talo Distributors have teamed up once again to offer their latest exclusive on the very eve of 2021, the Colt Aztec Empire 1911. This limited-edition run will only total 500 pieces and is currently shipping to dealers now.
The Colt Aztec Empire is the newest in a series of 1911 pistols celebrating the history and culture of Mexico and the West. Other pistols in the family include the Colt Aztec Gold, the Aztec Jaguar and Aztec Jaguar Knight, the Emiliano Zapata Centennial, and the Colt Mexican Heritage 1911.
The Aztec Empire is a gorgeous effort put together by some of the best artists and engravers Colt and Talo collaborate with. It contrasts an extremely detailed slide inlaid with 24-karat gold highlights with an all-black frame with decorative black pearlite grips.
The slide and frame feature a deep royal blue finish that’s polished to a shine on the slide, while the frame is matte front to back with glossy flats. The trigger and grip safety are also left matte while the slide stop, thumb safety and magazine release are all polished to a shine to match the left and right sides of the frame.
The Aztec Empire is a full-size 1911 with a 5-inch stainless steel National Match barrel and carbon steel Series 70 slide and frame. Owing to its popularity in Mexico and other southern nations, the Colt Aztec Empire is chambered for .38 Super and feeds from 9-round magazines.
In addition to the Aztec engravings, the Colt logo and rampant pony emblem are gold-inlaid, and the grip screws are gold-plated to blend in with the stylized grips.
And one nice final touch is that each pistol comes with a matching etched stainless steel Columbia River Knife and Tool pocketknife.
With Colt limiting production to 500 units these will sell out, although maybe not all at once. The suggested price for these is $2,495, with some dealers already listing these for sale for less, starting around $2,200.
For more information about the Colt Aztec Empire and other Talo exclusives, visit the Talo Distributors online.