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SHOT Show 17 – Colt M16A1 Reissue

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


Colt has this M16A1 Reissue rifle at their booth under the new products display. The reissue is built to the same specifications as the original M16A1, from the flash hider to the 20″ barrel to the receiver marks, and even has a 1:12 twist rate and a 20-round mag. Of course, it’s in a civilian-legal semi-auto configuration, but the law’s the law. The MSRP, coming in at $2500, is a bit on the high end, but if you’re looking for a functional M16 repro, getting one from the original manufacturer can be an attractive prospect.


Colt Announces Updated Combat Commander

Friday, January 13th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (January 12, 2017) – Colt continues to update and upgrade its product line with the release of the newly updated Combat Commander®. Designed for the 1911 enthusiast who wants something more compact for concealed carry, the Combat Commander® now features the same upgraded ergonomics as the Colt Lightweight Commander® and Colt Competition Pistol™.

“The Combat Commander® has always been a great carry firearm for self defense,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “What differentiates this updated model from its predecessor are the great features we’ve been rolling out on much of our line that shooters really enjoy. The new Combat Commander® features an upswept beavertail grip safety and undercut trigger guard to allow users to get good purchase on the grip, and our great Colt G10 grips. Felt recoil is lessened by our Dual Spring Recoil System™, which aids in shot recovery, keeping you on target in those critical moments. All that with a 4.25” barrel, which is .75” shorter than a standard Government Model®.”

The newly redesigned Combat Commander® features blued carbon steel construction, wide angled cocking serrations and Novak LoMount sights. It is available in 9mm (O4942XE) and .45 ACP (O4940XE), and has an MSPR of $949.


Colt Launches Tactical Lighting

Monday, January 9th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (January 06, 2017) – Legendary firearms manufacturer Colt is excited to announce the release of its first line of integral-mount weapon lighting and handheld tactical lighting systems. The product line includes four tactical flashlights and four weapon-light systems, featuring up to 1200 lumens of high intensity power.

The new line of tactical and weapon lights are designed with the quality and performance Colt customers have come to expect from all of its product lines. “They are a new standard in portable mountable lighting,” said Tan Woo, lead design engineer for Colt Lights. “Now Colt enthusiasts have an answer for their illumination needs – be it for hunting, training, or law enforcement and security duty. These robustly designed lights can withstand the rigors of daily use while providing superior visibility when environmental light is low to extremely dark.”

The Colt weapon light models includes the slim, rail-hugging integral-mount Microtac® MS white light and Predator™ green models. All of the integral-mount models are built with high performance, low-profile bodies and reversible heads and tails for optimal on-rail customization. They are efficiently powered by AA or AAA battery power systems (depending on model) for up to 400 lumens of output. “We wanted to make sure that our mountable lights were recoil-resistant for nearly all hunting rifle calibers,” said Woo. “And for flexibility, we designed them to mount on both Picatinny and Weaver rail systems, so sportsmen can easily use them with their existing equipment.” The light mounting system supports multiple ambidextrous mounting options. Predator™ models ship with both white and green LEDs.

The four new handheld tactical lights offer the same professional grade quality as the weapon light series. Tactical lights include the 1200 lumen high-intensity PeaceMaker® which is powered by four CR123 cells, the 800 Lumen compact slim-line Judge® powered by two CR123 cells, and the AMRAM® Microtac® AM100 and AM200 Backup Series. “When something goes bump in the night, these handheld flashlights offer the kind of illumination you need to inspire confidence,” says Woo.

Colt Lights will be available through Shop.Colt.Com and ColtLights.com.

Colt Announces Delta Elite Rail Gun

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (January 4, 2017) – Often considered the manufacturer that saved the 10mm round from obscurity in the 1980’s, Colt readies yet another offering in that powerful chambering with the new Delta Elite® Rail Gun®. Aimed toward the outdoorsman who requires a sidearm stout enough for midsized game who prefers the proven 1911 platform, the Delta Elite® has always been a top choice. With its recent redesign, it didn’t seem that the model could get any better, but Colt found a way to improve upon the design again by offering the Delta Elite® with an accessory rail.

“The Delta Elite® started its life as tactical option for 1911 enthusiasts who required more stopping power than your tradition .45 ACP,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “In that world, an accessory rail makes a lot of sense. What we’ve seen, though, is that this is a great platform for hunting pig or other medium sized game. In those types of scenarios, proper illumination is critical, so I think hunters will really appreciate the ability to add on their favorite rail-mounted lighting.”

All of the enhanced features from the newly redesigned Delta Elite® are present on the Rail Gun® version, including the upswept beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety, all stainless steel construction, composite stocks with Delta medallions, and Novak white dot sights. The SKU is O2020RG, and the MSRP is $1,299.


Colt Adds .38 Super Model to its Competition Pistol Line

Friday, October 28th, 2016

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (October 28, 2016) – Fueling anticipation for what Colt considers to be a very exciting upcoming year, the legendary firearms manufacturer announces the release of a new model in it’s extremely well received Colt Competition Pistol™ line by adding the .38 Super cambering to the roster.

“Competitors are very selective about the caliber they rely on to win matches,” said Mark Redl, Pro Shooter and Product Manager for Colt. “The .38 Super round has a lot of advantages in competition when considering power factor and capacity, and the 1911 platform offers many advantages as well. By offering our excellent Colt Competition Pistol™ in .38 Super, we allow match shooters who love that round to take advantage our well thought out, race-ready platform. It’s a winning combination.”

The Colt Competition Pistol™ (also available in .45 ACP and 9mm) offers several features that competitive shooters will appreciate, including Colt’s innovative Dual Spring Recoil System™ which reduces felt recoil and helps keep shots on target at critical moments. Other features include Novak’s new patent pending adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight, competition ergonomics including an undercut trigger guard and upswept beavertail safety, and a National Match® barrel. The Colt Competition Pistol™ in .38 Super with blued finish is SKU: O1983CCP and carries an MSRP of $999.

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

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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.

Colt 6920LE-CCU

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The Colt Combat Unit Carbine combines a mid-length gas system, Magpul furniture and an M-Lok rail system from Centurion Arms.

The carbine was developed with input from Mike Pannone, Daryl Holland and Ken Hackathorn.

Look for the CCU this month from Talo Inc.

AUSA – Colt CSASS 901

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016