The advantage of a remote program like Steele is that it allows you to study when and where you want. You can log online at your own convenience - not just during class times. Additionally, there are no commute costs or time away from family. The trade-off is that you are self-directed learning and don't get peer feedback or instructor guidance.
Colt is presently the primary instructor for General Assembly San Francisco's 12-week Software Engineering Immersive course. He has also taught part-time Front End and Back End Web Development classes at General Assembly. He likes teaching JS, HTML, CSS, and Ruby on Rails foundations. Before becoming an educator, he worked as a software engineer at Facebook, ThoughtSpot, and Red Hat.
He graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2005. After college, he moved to California where he worked as a web developer until 2009. That year, he started a company called Sparkology which provided online training programs for employees of small businesses. The company was successful enough that he was able to quit his job and work out of his home office.
In 2012, Colt joined General Assembly to teach programming courses. He loves working with students from all backgrounds who want to learn new skills. When he's not teaching or coding, you can find him playing baseball or basketball, watching NBA basketball, or reading books.
Colt lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children. He enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Some of his favorite destinations are Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and Europe. When he gets time off from teaching, he likes to go white water rafting and rock climbing.
Despite being highly antiquated and outdated, Colt continues to manufacture new versions of the Single Action Army for the current market. These guns can be difficult to find, but they are available from some gun dealers and online sellers.
Let's jump ahead 20 years until 1970. Colt introduced the Combat Commander, an all-steel variant, and nicknamed the Lightweight Commander, an aluminum-framed handgun. And so it is today: steel-framed handguns are Combat Commanders, whereas aluminum-framed pistols are Lightweight Commanders. The aluminum frame of the lightweight commander was made from 6061-T6 aluminum, while the steel frame version was called the Combat Commander and used 452 stainless steel.
The lightweight commander was available in two sizes:.22 Long Rifle and.32 Auto. It had a 4.25-inch barrel with a 1:16-inch RH groove, a wide trigger, and no side safety. It weighed about 12 ounces empty. Produced from 1970 to 1978, this was Colt's last.22 LR revolver before they moved on to more profitable products like the Super Auto and S&W 686.
If you ask most gun owners what model year the combat commander came out in, they will probably tell you 1970. But that's not true! The lightweight commander came out in 1970 but it was based on the 1947 model year Colt Officer's Model. So the correct answer is 1971.
This superb and dependable weapon has been in service for almost two centuries. The Colt Mustang has been in production for almost 200 years and is likely to be one of the versions that America's founding fathers would have approved of. After briefly canceling the model, Colt reintroduced it in 2011 to commemorate the company's 175th anniversary.
Built upon the design of Samuel Colt (1777-1836), the father of the modern pistol, the Mustang utilizes many of the same principles that he pioneered. It features a self-contained hammer unit that is released by a trigger pull to allow for rapid fire. The majority of the components are manufactured from stainless steel which makes the Colt Mustang ideal for use in law enforcement and military applications where durability is important.
Colt first introduced the revolver in 1835 and it was an immediate success. It was easy to operate and had a large capacity shell holder. These qualities made it popular with farmers who needed a reliable firearm for home defense and hunters who required plenty of ammunition. In addition, officers of the law preferred the Colt because it was lightweight and compact which allowed them to carry it concealed without worrying about it being noticed.
Over the years, improvements have been made to increase the Mustang's reliability and functionality. For example, the frame now uses four screws instead of six so it can be replaced if one gets lost or breaks.