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Video Gun Test: Colt 1911 US Marine Corps Pistol

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By NRA’s American Rifleman

Colt has once again placed one of its 1911s at the side of America’s armed forces, this time with the Colt Marine Pistol. The Colt Rail Gun was selected to be the latest sidearm of the United States Marine Corps—marking the first time a Colt 1911 has been shipped to the United States Government since the end of World War II.

The Marine Pistol stands out with a Desert Tan cerakoted stainless steel receiver and slide, and sports Novak 3 Dot Night Sights. Other features include an enhanced hammer, Colt’s Tactical Ambidextrous Safety Lock and a 5″ National Match Barrel. It’ll be available to civilians in limited quantities through the Colt Custom Shop.

To learn more about the Colt Marine Pistol, get the inside scoop from American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe with the video below.



Technical Specifications:

Caliber: .45 ACP
5″ National Match Barrel
8 rounds
Novak 3 Dot Night Sights
Overall Length: 
36.5 ozs.

Additional Features:

• Enhanced Hammer
• Ambidextrous Safety Lock
• Long, Solid Aluminum Trigger
• Desert Tan Cerakoted Stainless Steel Receiver and Slide
• MIL-STD-1913 Accessory Rail

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