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Despite Ending Civilian Carbine Sales, Colt Still In The Game

Although Colt has announced they will no longer manufacture carbines for civilian sales, they continue to support government contracts.

Announced by the US Department of Defense for 19 September, 2019.

Colt’s Manufacturing Co. LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded a $41,924,594 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Hungary, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Palau, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Tunisia) contract for production for the M4 and M4A1 carbines. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 18, 2024. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-19-D-0116).

13 Responses to “Despite Ending Civilian Carbine Sales, Colt Still In The Game”

  1. Kaos-1 says:

    Colt is just taking a pause to fulfill government orders. They’ve done it before.

    • P.J. says:

      Come on, don’t bring prospective into this. This is 2019. I don’t care about what’s happened in the past. I want to be outraged by something happening right now. At least until the internet/news tell me what else to be outraged about. But that won’t happen for another 10 minutes.

  2. PTM says:

    Wait, what? You mean all the vast conspiracy theories on the gun forums are wrong? Colt actually meant what it said about why they are putting a pause on civilian manufacturing??

  3. USMC Ret says:

    One bid received? How is that possible?

  4. Thomas Madere says:

    18 Nov 2018 Army contract.
    ARMY

    Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded an $88,607,109 modification (P00008) to contract W15QKN-15-D-0102 for M4 and M4A1 carbines. Work will be performed in West Hartford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2020. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $88,607,109 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

    FN America LLC, Columbia, South Carolina, was awarded an $88,607,109 modification (P00009) to contract W15QKN-15-D-0072 for M4 and M4A1 carbines. Work will be performed in Columbia, South Carolina, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2020. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $88,607,709 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

  5. Ed says:

    How virtue signalling they are! I just heard Lib-Dems applause throughout the country. Who would pay for a shitty Colt M4/AR anyway??? Lol

  6. Mike says:

    I can only hope that Sig and FN eat there lunch in the future and Colt gos belly up

    • parusol says:

      They have, multiple times actually, and time and time again, they didn’t really die off, also Colt got an $88 million dollar contract along with FN to supply the Army with M4s back in November of last year, so they’re still a big name in the game. In truth, the Pony mark will live on.

    • balais says:

      LOL same here. Screw em.

      One of colt’s main points of failure was its lack of R&D and I have no reason to believe theyve changed this or will.

      I also doubt theyll do much of anything in terms of innovation, which other companies making AR-type rifles are actually doing.

  7. Houston Willoughby says:

    How many times has Colt went belly up already…Seems like they go in and out of bankruptcy like its going out of style

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