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Colt M203 37mm Grenade Launchers

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

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For the first time ever, Colt is releasing genuine M203 grenade launchers to the civilian market exclusively through ArmsUnlimited.com, Colt’s largest law enforcement distributor. You can now outfit your M16 or M4 rifle with the same grenade launcher that is carried by US and foreign military forces around the globe; WITHOUT the hassle of NFA paperwork. Everything about the Colt M203’s being offered is correct for the weapon system, they are built on the same line as the military M203s and are marked “LAUNCHER, GRENADE M203 40MM”, the important difference is they have never had 40mm barrels installed and left the Colt factory as Title 1 firearms. Instead of traditional 40mm barrel they come with 37mm barrels installed avoiding the NFA registry all together. As is the case with every firearm that leaves the Colt factory the 37mm M203s are serialized and must transfer through an FFL as a “firearm.” The same way a Mossberg “Shockwave,” for example, is classified.

Only 300 total, 150 of each barrel length are being made available and they will go live on November 15th 2017. This is a one time offering from Arms Unlimited & Colt, once they are sold out they will be gone for good!

9 inch model
www.armsunlimited.com/Colt-M203-37mm-Grenade-Launcher-for-M16-M4-AR15

12 inch model
www.armsunlimited.com/Colt-M203-37mm-Grenade-Launcher-for-M16-M4-AR15

Colt Partners with VZ Grips on Aftermarket OEM 1911 G10 Grip Line

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (September 15, 2017) – Colt, original manufacturer of the worlds most prolific pistol platform – the 1911, is excited to announce it’s partnership with VZ Grips Custom Gun Grips to create the Colt Signature Series line of genuine OEM G10 grips for Colt’s legendary 1911 platform pistols.

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“We couldn’t be prouder of our association with VZ Grips,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “VZ Grips has established themselves and one of the premier G10 grips manufacturers in the industry, and their quality and toughness is a perfect fit for Colt. Some folks may have noticed that nearly all of our new-model pistols have come with Colt-branded G10 grips, including our Colt Competition Pistol™ and Colt Combat Unit™ Rail Gun®, and many have asked for them on the aftermarket. We listened, and now we can anyone who’s looking for an excellent, duty-grade option for their Colt 1911 platform pistol, need look no further than VZ Grips’ Colt Signiture Series.”

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“When Colt approached us to develop the next chapter in Colt pistol grips, I was excited,” said John VanZyck, President of VZ Grips Custom Gun Grips. “All of our products are made right here in the USA, so working with Colt is a great fit for us. We share Colt’s commitment to quality and performance in the harshest environments, so to be able to incorporate our passion for making the best pistol grips into Colt’s legendary history is a great opportunity for us.”

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Colt Signature Series G10 grips are available in the Double Diamond pattern for Colt Government Model® size 1911 platform pistols in the following colors: Black, Black & Blue, Black & Cherry, or Black & Gray, and have an MSRP of $69. Please visit www.vzgrips.com for more information.

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Colt Custom Shop is Now Accepting 1911 Custom Work Orders

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (August 24, 2017) – The Colt Custom Shop, longtime purveyor of the world’s finest custom engraved and tuned firearms, is pleased to announce that it will again begin taking on new orders for 1911 custom work. In an effort to minimize the existing backlog of custom work and reduce future turnaround time, the Colt Custom Shop took a hiatus from accepting new orders late last year.

“We’re excited to start bringing in new projects again,” said Mark Redl, Pro Shooter for Colt and head of the Colt Custom Shop. “During the last few months we listened to our customers and refreshed our order options to focus on the types of services and packages that enthusiasts of truly custom firearms want. The master engraving and custom work we can do on Colt 1911 platform pistols produces one of the most sought after, heirloom quality investments available in the firearms industry today. The Colt Custom Shop has a long and storied legacy and we aim to build on that.”

The Colt Custom Shop will begin accepting customization orders for uncustomized Colt brand 1911 style pistols, or Colt 1911 pistols that have been customized by the Colt Custom Shop only, starting immediately. The Colt Custom Shop will also begin accepting engraving work for Colt brand 1911 style pistols as well as Colt brand revolvers. To learn more about the Colt Custom Shop or to download the Colt Custom Shop 1911 Customization Price List and order form, please visit www.colt.com.

Colt Introduces the Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (August 8, 2017) – Colt continues to expand on its legendary M4 platform, which has been duty-tested by the world’s most elite Military and Law Enforcement agencies, with the introduction of the new Colt Trooper® Patrol Carbine. The Trooper®, based on the class-leading LE6920, offers customers another great point of entry into the world of duty-grade Colt AR-15® carbines.

“The Trooper® offers a really great opportunity for fans of the Colt AR-15® platform?,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “We set out to create something that is right in line with what today’s Colt M4 customer wants, so we started with our industry-standard LE6920 and worked with Centurion Arms to develop a new M-LOK® capable free-floated forend just for the Trooper®. The result is a modernized pro-quality carbine that’s ready for your choice of optic or iron sights. It represents an exceptional value to folks looking to get into the world Modern Sporting Rifles and another excellent option for enthusiasts looking to add another Colt to their stable.”

The Trooper® Patrol Carbine is offered in 5.56 x 45 NATO, and features a 16.1” barrel and a 13” M-LOK® capable Centurion Arms forend with a Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock, and M-LOK® mounting slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. It features a standard M4 buttstock and an A2 pistol grip, and comes with a 30-round Magpul® P-MAG® Magazine. The Trooper® (SKU – LE6920-R) retails for $1,049 MSRP.

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Colt Announces Series 70 Competition Pistol Line

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 25, 2017) – Colt is excited to announce an update to the incredibly popular Colt Competition Pistol™ line. All models, which were originally offered with Colt’s Series 80™ firing system, will now feature Colt’s Series 70™ firing system. This change comes at no added cost to the consumer; the pistol will continue to be priced starting at $899 for blued and $999 for stainless steel.

“The Series 70™ firing system has long been associated with Colt’s heritage as a top manufacturer of competition-grade firearms,” said Mark Redl, Product Manager and Pro Shooter for Colt. “As we look forward and build more value for shooters into our Competition Pistol™ line, we also seek to pay tribute to that storied heritage. For weekend competitors and those looking to improve their action pistol shooting game, this race ready pistol, which was already an excellent value, has just become even more desirable.”

Colt is pursuing yet another class of competitive shooter now with this recent change. All the great features that have made the Competition Pistol™ Colt’s number one selling handgun remain the same. Whether they prefer stainless or blued finish, competitors who are preparing for their next match can pick up a Series 70™ Colt Competition Pistol™ and shoot the match right out of the box. Featuring the same Novak adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight for easy target acquisition, competition ergonomics, Colt branded blue G10 grips, and Colt’s Dual Spring Recoil System™ to ease recoil and keep shots on-target, the Colt Competition Pistol™ continues to be one of the best values in firearms today.

The blued Colt Competition Pistol™ in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $899, while the stainless steel model in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $999. The Colt Competition Pistol™ is also available in .38 Super in both finishes; $949 for the blued model and $1,049 for the stainless steel model.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com.

Colt Welcomes Wyatt Gibson to Team Colt

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 23, 2017) – Colt, the historic class-leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of firearms, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of national shooting sports competitor Wyatt Gibson. Gibson has a successful track record in many shooting disciplines, and already has a full schedule ahead with Team Colt in 2017.

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“Wyatt is an exceptional young talent,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “His drive and determination exemplifies what the shooting sports mean to Colt. He sets a great example for young folks who want to get into competitive shooting, and we are so proud to bring him into the fold here with Team Colt.”

Gibson was introduced to the firearms industry at a young age by his father and grandfather, and helped as they tested target designs for MGM Targets. From there his love, familiarity, and proficient with firearms grew, and he had competed in his first USPSA match before the age of seven.

“Competitive shooting is in my blood,” said Gibson. “I grew up with firearms, and I pour my time, effort, and heart into the shooting sports. When Paul and the folks at Colt offered me the opportunity to shoot for Team Colt I was honored. My defensive pistol game is really strong thanks to my 9mm Gold Cup® Trophy – the way it sits in my hand is amazing. And I’ve relied on Colt AR-15® platform rifles for much of my shooting career. Nothing beats the real thing!”

Gibson regularly competes on a national level in 3 Gun competitions and occasionally in United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) action pistol matches. His recent wins include: MGM Ironman 2015-2016, Northwest Multigun Challenge 2016, Surefire World Multigun 2016, and 3 Gun Nation Texas Regional. Gibson placed third overall on the Sportsman Channel program The Big Gun II: Sin City.

Stay tuned to Colt for more info on Wyatt Gibson’s upcoming matches and appearances.

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Colt Announces the New Cobra Double-Action Revolver

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 5, 2017) – Colt, historic manufacturer of what many have heralded as the finest double-action revolvers ever made, is excited to announce its re-entry into the market with the release of the Cobra®. The all stainless steel small frame revolver features the classic lines of a traditional Colt double-action revolver, along with some great upgrades and modernizations, including Colt’s new LL2™ (Linear Leaf spring, version 2) trigger spring which offers a premium trigger pull experience without the need for hand-fitting.

“The bar was set so high,” said Paul Spitale, SVP for Colt, referring to the legacy of fine double-action revolvers in Colt’s history. “And the team in Colt’s Innovation Center really knocked this one out of the park. The grip was moved rearward to not only allow for more comfort and recoil control, but this also opened up the trigger guard area to allow for a flatter, more intuitive feeling trigger, as well as easy use with gloved hands. The trigger pull is phenomenal. The feel of this trigger both in the hand and when measured by a computer is very favorable to, and some might say better than, the triggers in Colt’s legacy double-action revolvers.”

The Cobra® was designed for concealed carry, with its 2” barrel and .38 Special chambering. “To offer new shooters a rewarding experience, we focused on the manageable .38 Special round,” said Spitale. “We want folks to be equally comfortable carrying this great firearm for defense and enjoying it at the range with family and friends.”

The new Cobra® is available in .38 Special (+P capable), has a six round capacity, and features a 2” barrel, all stainless steel construction to aid in recoil mitigation, and a Colt branded rubber grip. The Cobra® also features a user-upgradable fiber optic front sight. The sight can be easily swapped by the user to the available aftermarket tritium night sight. The Cobra® is now shipping; it has a SKU of COBRA-SM2FO, and an MSRP of $699.

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Colt Announces In-Booth Signings at NRA Annual Meeting 2017

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 26, 2017) – Colt is pleased to announce the in-booth signing schedule for the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia, April 28-30. Colt will be in booth #2830, and feature signings from Team Colt, Colt Combat Unit, and Larry Vickers.

“The NRA Annual Meeting is just one way we give back to all the Colt fans out there,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “We work hard all year, and it’s really a pleasure for us to come out and shake hands and really touch base with all the folks whose expectations we strive to meet. And to be able to put those same folks in contact with the very special team of professionals that support us throughout the year is just icing on the cake.”

The signing schedule is as follows:

Larry Vickers, former Special Operator and renowned firearms expert, will be signing copies of his books Vickers Guide: AR-15, Volume 1 and Vickers Guide: 1911

Friday 4/28 & Saturday 4/29, Colt Booth #2830
10:30 AM – 12 PM

Colt Combat Unit™ sponsored shooters Ken Hackathorn and Daryl Holland, former Special Operators and legendary firearms instructors.

Friday 4/28 & Saturday 4/29, Colt Booth #2830
12 PM – 1 PM

Team Colt sponsored shooters Maggie Reese, Mark Redl, and Wyatt Gibson.

Friday 4/28
2 PM – 3 PM

Saturday 4/29 & Sunday 4/30, Colt Booth #2830
1 PM – 2 PM

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