TALO Colt Dark Horse: Limited Edition 38 Super

The 1911 platform is proven in numerous settings and has enjoyed serious use for more than a century. And while the original might have been chambered in 45 ACP, there’s far more to 1911s than that original caliber. Today, 1911s are produced in a variety of calibers with various modern features; if you don’t have a 1911 in your collection, you should consider it. A fantastic contender for the latest addition to your gun family is TALO’s Colt Limited Edition JAL Dark Horse, a beautifully crafted pistol chambered in 38 Super.

TALO Colt Dark Horse 1911
The TALO Colt Limited Edition JAL Dark Horse is a 1911 chambered in 38 Super. (Photo credit: TALO)

According to the manufacturer, the Dark Horse is the first 38 Super caliber offering in their lineup of Colt projects that features the superb metal-smithing of Pete Single. The gun was designed with careful attention to detail and offers fantastic aesthetic appeal including stylized vintage roll marks, highly polished slide flats, and two-tone hardware.

Muzzle of 1911
The pistol has a five-inch barrel and a Pete Single target crown. (Photo credit: TALO)

A high-phosphorus electroless nickel finish was used on many of the Dark Horse’s components, including the barrel bushing, slide stop, thumb safety, magazine catch, hammer, grip screws, and slide. Not only does this type of finish give the gun an undeniably striking appearance but it provides excellent corrosion resistance which, in turn, translates to resistance to wear and tear. The use of a nickel finish also provides a nice contrast with the gun’s blued frame.

The frame itself features Pete Single’s signature 25 line per inch checkering, a 360-degree beveled magazine well, and a traditional high-cut front strap. The cut in the front strap is designed to blend with the bottom of the trigger guard to facilitate a high grip during live fire. Not only are these upgrades eye-catching, but they’re also functional.

Other features include a polished National Match barrel with a Pete Single precision recessed target crown and custom gray laminate grips with a black nickel Rampant Colt, which look sharp against the blued frame. The Dark Horse is a limited run of 500 guns that includes unique JAL serial numbers.

colt 1911 in 38 super
The gun is chambered in 38 Super and has a 9 +1 capacity. (Photo credit: TALO)

Features of the TALO Colt Limited Edition JAL Dark Horse include:

  • High-polished slide flats for aesthetic appeal.
  • Vintage 38 Super Automatic and Mark IV/Series 70 roll marks for a classic look.
  • High-Phosphorus Electroless Nickel finish to enhance corrosion resistance.
  • Black Oxide, High Grip 25 LPI checkering for a firm grip even with wet hands.
  • 360-degree magwell bevel.
  • 5.0-inch polished National Match Barrel with Pete Single Target Crown for superior accuracy and flatter shooting.
  • High-Phosphorus Electroless Nickel Plated barrel bushing, slide stop, thumb safety, magazine catch, hammer, and grip screws both for a sleek appearance and to promote resistance to wear and tear.
  • Gray Laminate Stabilized Wood Grips with classic Black Nickel Rampant Colt.
  • Chambered in 38 Super.
  • Aggressive serrations at the rearward portion of the slide to make manipulating the slide easier.
  • Government-sized 1911, meaning this is a full-size gun.
  • 9 +1 capacity.
  • Series 70 1911.
TALO Colt limited edition 1911
A nickel finish on the slide offsets the blued frame. (Photo credit: TALO)

MSRP for the TALO Colt Limited Edition JAL Dark Horse is unknown at this time.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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