Last week, I purchased a COLT Government Model XSE 1911 and I was told that COLT is likely to go under as they've lost out on the U.S. Government contract that has kept them afloat for the last several decades. It has been argued that COLT has one of the worst marketing departments in the industry (I mean, when was the last time you saw an advertisement for COLT in a reputable magazine?), despite having a tradition of quality, attention-to-detail, and innovation in their products. I'm interested to know your opinions, insights and predictions for the future of COLT Firearms. I think it would be a shame, if they do indeed go under, but as for my 1911, it will remain preserved in original, unfired condition as it will surely increase in value as a collectors piece in the event the company does fold. Please, feel free to unload here!