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Entries for July 2012

Colt Defense LLC Announces Award of Marine Corps M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistol (CQBP) Contract

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., July 20, 2012 — Colt Defense LLC has been awarded an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity contract by the U.S. Marine Corps for up to 12,000 M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols (CQBP), plus spares and logistical support.  The new CQBP is a direct descendant of the iconic Colt M1911 adopted by the U.S. military in 1911 and carried as the primary sidearm through all the major conflicts of the 20th century. The CQBP contract is for a five-year period and has a potential value of up to $22.5 million.  The CQBP expands on a long history of MARCORSYSCOM re-building original Government-issue 1911s, primarily for use by Force Recon and MARSOC units. “This is a truly gratifying contract award,” said Gerry Dinkel, President and CEO of Colt Defense. “To have the 1911 selected again for U.S. Forces 101 years after its initial introduction is just an incredible testament to the timeless design and effectiveness of the Colt 1911.  Colt D...

17 reviews the 10mm Colt Delta Elite.  The Colt Delta Elite 10mm 1911 pistol is a pistol that would serve very well as a hunting pistol for medium-sized game such as deer and hogs, and could also serve for protection from large carnivores such as bear. The Delta Elite is also a good choice for a fighting handgun, combining all the fine qualities of the legendary 45 ACP 1911 with a more powerful, modern handgun cartridge.  Click here to read the full review!


Next week on Gun Talk Television, the Gun Talk crew and friends go on a tactical nighttime hog hunt in Texas using night-vision, thermal imaging, lasers and suppressors to try and put a small dent in the feral hog population.   In this episode, Ryan Gresham is joined by Colt Manufacturing’s Mike Guerra and Dave Wilcox, Crimson Trace’s Iain Harrison, and I2 Technologies’ Peter Lesbo, as they employ high-tech gear to hunt wild hogs with TexHunts Outfitters Derek Lepke. For a preview of this week’s episode, visit   Gun Talk Television airs on the Pursuit Channel on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. ET and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET; the Sportsman Channel on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesdays at 1:30 a.m. ET and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. ET; and internationally on WILD TV on Mondays at 6:30 a.m. ET, Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET, and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. ET. Check your local listings for chan...


COLT’S MANUFACTURING GEARS UP FOR SECOND STAGE OF COLT 3-MAN 3-GUN CHAMPIONSHIP Colt-Sponsored Shooter Clint Upchurch is Part of Team Currently in the Lead as Event Heads to Peacemaker National Training Center WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, which is supporting the 2012 3-Man 3-Gun Championship as this year’s title sponsor, is preparing for the second and final round of competition. The 3-Man 3-Gun Championship runs in a two-match format, with teams of three competing against each other in a 3-gun shooting competition. More than 55 teams from across the United States participated in the first round of competition held on May 20 at the Topton Fish & Game Association in Topton, Penn. The final stage of competition will take place on July 14 and 15 at the Peacemaker National Training Center in West Virginia, which is also sponsored by Colt’s Manufacturing.  “This competitive event challenges 3-Gun shooters both p...