Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Saqajn, Nov 10, 2019.
Hi guys, morning to all,
Was wondering if anyone may tell me what you think about this model.
I have two friends that each have one. They really like them a lot. I think they are called Colt Cadets.
I have a Colt Huntsman and Woodsman which are great, but collectors items. I rather knock around with that Stainless Cadet.
I have one I bought new many years ago. As I recall Colt called it a Cadet for a while until another manufacturer (I forget who) claimed copyright infringement on the Cadet name, after which Colt renamed it the Colt 22.
They later came out with the target model which had a 6" barrel with a sight rail that had weaver slots that extended to the rear of the slide and had adjustable sights. This model came with a substantial price increase.
I later bought a target barrel/slide kit for it that came with a slide that had no rear sight so it would fit under the sight rail. I put a red dot sight in this barrel which makes it very fun to shoot. I convert it back and forth as the mood strikes. I got a long T handle hex wrench for the barrel removal screw that makes this job a lot quicker. Both barrels shoot very well.
I have always been pretty much a Ruger Mk.II kind of guy but was interested in he Colt Cadet when it came out. Only problem was I never saw any of them for sale at the local gun shops or at the gun shows either. Would like to know how well it does at the range.
I'm thinking maybe CZ might have had a hand in getting Colt to change the name from Cadet as they might have already had the naming rights with their Kadet .22 conversion for the CZ 75.
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