Agree 100%. I think there are other factors involved as well, including the prepper movement, pop culture, Colt production numbers, general Colt quality and name brand being desirable, ect., other things I'm forgetting. There are many factors that have set the price off on D/A Colts recently way above what IMO they should be, judging by availability (which is good) and the state of the economy (which is bad). I know the supply and demand gurus will want to jump all over me for that statement, but I have no stated interest in paying more for a firearm than I have to, unlike the business interests that wish to drive them as high as possible. That's what I meant to say, thanks for the correction. And thank you C&L!