the 1911 developer was Browning, and I am sure quite a few other ones that don't come to mind right now.
Nothing wrong with a company seeing a great idea and getting control of it, but all the intellect isn't under the Colt Roof for sure.
I like Colt and their products (at least most of them) but to me they are over priced.
as a interesting visual I get from a lot of this is so many here chirp about buying taurus to save money and get so much for your money now seem to think its OK ,alright to pay premium for a weapon cause it has COLT on the side??