Almost ready to order new Colt Combat Elite...except
I believe I have decided on my first new handgun: the Colt Combat Elite. However, there is some information I haven't been able to find that I would like to have before ordering:
1) How do you know what year your gun will be? I assume any kinks are worked out in the mfg process over the course of years, so I want to make sure the model I receive is current. This may be a naive question, but is there any chance I could receive an older gun that has been sitting in a box for a number of years?
2) I can't find described anywhere what comes with the gun, e.g.: hard case, etc.
3) No one within at least 200 miles of me stocks the gun, that's why I have to order. I imagine that, no matter how much research you attempt to do, that you don't conclusively know whether you chose the right gun until it is in your hands. What if I don't like the gun when it is in my hands for the first time? Is there any recourse to return or pay to re-stock?
Thanks for any help, since this will likely be not only my first handung, but the last in my lifetime.