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Colt Introduces the Colt Combat Unit Carbine Featuring Mid-Length Gas System

We recently gave you a sneak peek of the new Colt Combat Unit™ Carbine. This is Colt’s official release.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (October 19, 2016) – The Colt M4 continues to be the platform of choice amongst Military, Law Enforcement, and firearms enthusiasts alike. Now Colt is offering yet another option for enthusiasts looking for that robust and well-fielded platform – the Colt Combat UnitTM carbine, featuring Colt’s new mid-length gas system.
The Colt Combat UnitTM carbine offers many of the features you love about the Colt M4 platform, but now Colt is introducing its first production mid-length gas system. “Producing a mid-length gas system was the logical next-step for us, and it’s long overdue,” said Justin Baldini, Director of Product Marketing for Colt. “Shooters will find that by moving the gas block closer to the muzzle as this mid-length gas system does, the felt recoil is more constant with what is fielded by our troops carrying a 14.5” barrel M4.”

The Colt Combat UnitTM is a team of Sponsored Shooters and Product Advisors that Colt has worked closely with to develop the Colt Combat UnitTM line of firearms that are tailored to the needs of today’s more savvy Operators, Law Enforcement, and firearms enthusiasts. “When we decided to put together the Colt Combat UnitTM team, we sought out the upper echelon of the world of elite operator training. These are all former Special Forces trainers who are helping us understand what the folks in the field want from their firearms, which has been proven with the success of the Colt Combat UnitTM Rail Gun®.”

The Colt Combat UnitTM carbine was developed with the help of legendary trainers Mike Pannone, Ken Hackathorn, and Daryl Holland. It features a Magpul® SL® buttstock and pistol grip as well as a MOE® trigger guard. The carbine is the first to feature Colt’s new mid-length gas system. It has a low profile gas block which allows for the use of its M-LOK® capable Centurion CMR free floated forend. The Colt Combat UnitTM carbine (SKU – LE6960-CCU) has an MSRP of $1,299 and is available exclusively from TALO Distributors.


8 Responses to “Colt Introduces the Colt Combat Unit Carbine Featuring Mid-Length Gas System”

  1. Paul McCain says:

    I’d like to have the third one, what is that a ultra SBR version?


  2. BravoMike says:

    Well geewhiz, that’s only about ten years late…

  3. G-Dog says:

    I always find it somewhat amusing when the main “features” in an advertisement are inexpensive plastic components from another company. Nothing against Colt – its probably a fine rifle (and I like Magpul, don’t get me wrong)

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  5. TM says:

    How do guys not understand how rad this is? It has an MSRP of $1,299, which means it will sell for around $1,100-$1,200. You cannot get a BCM or DD lightweight middy, with a Centurion handguard for that price.

  6. Hobbs says:

    Whoa, Colt, slow down!! I don’t think the industry can handle this level of innovation! /sarcasm

  7. Mike says:

    I am many years past needing a poorly finished lower with flash left on it and a non matching purple upper…or yet another Hack pimped product.