It's not reeealy a Colt but it looks and feels like one on the outside. The interals are a mix of 1911 parts and a walther styled .22 lr. It's actually manufactured by Carl Walther and distributed by Umarex from Germany. I wanted a .22 that I could teach my wife how to shoot with. I was intrigued by the "pretend" 1911 and the price was right, about 370 at Academy Sports. I plan on shooting it tomorrow at work if I get a few mins. Anybody else have one of these that would like to give an opinion?