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COLT M45A1 CLOSE QUARTERS BATTLE PISTOL (CQBP) – REVIEW & RANGE REPORT
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Quote:COLT M45A1 CLOSE QUARTERS BATTLE PISTOL (CQBP) – REVIEW & RANGE REPORT
by PAUL HELINSKI on SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
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This is a fairly representative picture of the color of the Colt M45A1 CQBP, which was adopted by the US Marines Special Forces in 2012. If you are a fan of Colt, you are going to want this gun.
It is hard to get a truly representative picture of the color of the Colt M45A1 CQBP, which was adopted by the US Marines Special Forces in 2012. This is a little light than in person, but the photo below is closer. If you are a fan of Colt, you are going to want this gun.

Colt M45A1 CQBP
http://www.colt.com/CQBP
Full disclosure, I am a Colt fanatic. So if my pictures of the Colt M45A1 Close Quarters Battle Pistol (CQBP) look like they were shot through rose colored sunglasses (I live in Miami), don’t be surprised. It took me a long time to finally get a review gun from Colt, and I am absolutely enamored with this pistol. If you didn’t know this already, the United States Marine Corps contracted Colt Defense in 2012 to build just over 4,000 of these guns for their Special Forces units. It was the first time since the end of WWII that Colt had supplied new 1911 pistols to the US Government, and for Colt fanatics like me, the news was like a homecoming. Prior to this deal, the Special Operations had been using the 1911, but they had to be rebuilt from guns that were retired upon adoption of the Beretta M9. The old guns had gotten tired, and Colt was the winner among several manufacturers to supply the new guns. The contract is ongoing, so a lot more than 4,000 guns will be shipped to the Marines. The good news for us is that the civilian version is the exact same gun, and they are finally starting to reliably show up in the market. The MSRP on the Colt CQBP is $2,149, and you can find them for slightly less if you look around.

The USMC spec states that the gun had to maintain a 4" spread at 25 yards shot without a rest. I was able to repeat this with all of the ammo I tested.
The USMC spec states that the gun had to maintain a 4″ spread at 25 yards shot without a rest. I was able to repeat this with all of the ammo I tested. This color is actually pretty close to the actual color.
https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/colt-m4...ge-report/
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I got to the part when they started referencing "Series 80 design" and stopped reading. I had a series 80 once upon a time...haven't really missed it.
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