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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Colt lost the M-4 Contract but Picked Up This One!

"The Marine Corps has tapped Colt Defense LLC to make more than 10,000 new Close Quarter Battle Pistols for the service's elite special operations troops.
The July 19 contract, which has a total value of $22.5 million, brings an end to the Corps' exhaustive search for the top .45 caliber, 1911-style pistol to replace the fleet of worn-out Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC, M45 pistols.....The most visual difference is the Colt models will come in Coyote tan instead of gunmetal, Clark said.  Marine officials would not discuss the individual price for each new pistol. But the $22.5 million contract to Colt will allow the Corps to buy replacements for the new pistols as they wear out, Clark said. The contract also includes some money for spare parts." From

Nice looking 1911!


  1. What goes around comes around... Welcome back to Colt!

  2. I read this a week or so ago...pretty nice looking piece.

  3. So coyote tan is the new black then.

    Nice that the USMC is getting some new pistols, and hopefully Colt will also get them out on the civilian market and restore its reputation there as well.

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