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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...

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Colt Adds Two New Models to List of California Compliant Rifles

May 23, 2012 COLT ADDS TWO NEW MODELS TO LIST OF CALIFORNIA COMPLIANT RIFLES WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, is adding two additional models to its current list of five rifles that are compliant with California’s bullet button laws. The new carbines available to shooters in California are the CR6720CA and CR6724CA. “We are pleased to be expanding the list of products we offer to our customers in California,” said David Ridley, Vice President, Colt Defense LLC, “Offering seven rifles with the state’s required bullet button gives California sportsmen the opportunity to chose from a wider variety of Colt-quality guns to find one that suits them best.” The CR6720CA and CR6724CA are the most accurate of the rifles in Colt’s Match Target® line and are ideal carbines for target shooting, as well hunting and varmint shooti...

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Colt LE6920 With Magpul Accessories Now Available With Troy Industries Rail System

April 24, 2012 COLT’S POPULAR LE6920 WITH MAPGUL® ACCESSORIES NOW AVAILABLE WITH TROY® INDUSTRIES RAIL SYSTEM WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, is introducing the LE6920MP-R. Like its predecessor, this rifle comes standard equipped with many of Magpul’s most popular firearm accessories. The added benefit of the LE6920MP-R is the addition of a Troy Industries rail system. Available this month, the Colt LE6920MP-R with Troy Industries rail system and Magpul accessories gives the operator one of the most versatile and mission-configurable rifle systems available. “This rifle already stood out in the market for coming standard with eight of Magpul’s innovative accessories. Now with the addition of the Troy rail system, customers will have the freedom to add accessories of their choice, resulting in a more personalized, versatile gun,&rdqu...

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New Colt LE6940P Rifle Features Next Generation Piston System

April 5, 2012 NEW COLT LE6940P RIFLE FEATURES NEXT GENERATION PISTON SYSTEM WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, has advanced its one-piece monolithic upper receiver to introduce the LE6940P. This modular carbine has an articulating link piston (ALP) operating system and offers shooters a highly accurate, lightweight and easy-to-clean AR-platform rifle with an extended lifespan. “The new LE6940P puts to use a new, improved version of a piston system that Colt originally pioneered for the US Army,” said David Ridley, Vice President of Colt Defense LLC, “Now, any civilian shooter or law enforcement professional has the opportunity to shoot using this superior piston-operated AR.” The advanced piston carbine (APC) is a lightweight, highly accurate alternative to the traditional direct gas impingement system found in most ARs. The LE6940P utilize...

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Colt LESOCOM Carbine Brings Military Innovation to Law Enforcement and Civilian Shooters

March 20, 2012 THE COLT LESOCOM CARBINE BRINGS MILITARY INNOVATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CIVILIAN SHOOTERS WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – For the first time since the introduction of the iconic and standard-setting M4 in the 1990s, Colt Defense is offering a rifle to law enforcement and civilian shooters as close as possible in configuration to the M4A1 military carbine. The Colt LESOCOM rifle is ideal for any law enforcement officer, marksman or hunter looking for a firearm that is most similar to what is used by the military. “Only two variations separate this rifle from what we currently package for the United States government,” said David Ridley, Vice President of Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines. “The Colt LESOCOM is as close as a civilian can get to shooting the same carbine as those defending our country.” What differentiates the LESOCOM from the M4A1 platfor...

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Colt Defense Introduces Versatile, Modular, Multi-Caliber LE901-16S Rifle

January 12, 2012 COLT DEFENSE INTRODUCES VERSATILE, MODULAR, MULTI-CALIBER LE901™-16S RIFLE WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, will bring to market the highly anticipated LE901-16S modular, multi-caliber rifle. The Colt LE901-16S was built with both the tactical professional and modern sportsman in mind. This rifle will be offered in black, with other finishes available later in the year, and has superior accuracy. This modular rifle can be easily changed from 7.62x51 NATO (.308 Winchester) chambering to 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Remington). “This is an exceptional rifle for a wide variety of shooters due to the interchangeability in caliber,” said David Ridley, Vice President of Colt Defense, LLC, “With a simple swap of the upper receiver shooters can switch to the caliber they need for the shot they want to achieve.” In the classic 7.62...

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Colt and Magpul Partner to Offer Fully-Accessorized Rifle

November 23, 2011 COLT AND MAGPUL PARTNER TO OFFER FULLY-ACCESSORIZED RIFLE Colt’s Popular LE6920 Now Offered With Eight Mapgul Accessories As Standard Equipment WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, will bring to market the LE6920MP, a rifle standard equipped with many of Magpul’s most popular firearm accessories. Available this month, this version of Colt’s top selling LE6920 will be available in a variety of color combinations complete with multiple Magpul accessories. This rifle is the first product Colt Defense and Magpul have developed together. “By combining Colt’s quality firearm with Magpul’s popular accessories and offering them together in one standard product we are giving customers an option to save time and money,” said David Ridley, Vice President, Colt Defense LLC. “Magpul has earned its reputation for dev...

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Colt Introduces Five California-Compliant Rifles

November 22, 2011 COLT INTRODUCES FIVE CALIFORNIA-COMPLIANT RIFLES WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, is pleased to offer five rifles that are compliant with California’s bullet button laws. Colt’s LE6920CA, three of Colt’s Magpul-accessorized 6920s (the LE6920CMP-B, LE6920CMP-FDE and the LE6920CMP-O) and the LE6940CA will all be made available in California for 2012. “We are pleased to offer such a varied assortment of rifles for California,” said David Ridley, Vice President, Colt Defense LLC, “This selection of guns, complete with the necessary bullet button, give sportsmen numerous options when choosing a quality Colt rifle that meets the state’s compliance requirements.” With its lightweight design and potent firepower capability, the Colt 6920 Law Enforcement carbine is a popular choice for tactical deployment ...

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Colt Defense Introduces Colt Super-Stoc

October 17, 2011 COLT DEFENSE INTRODUCES COLT SUPER-STOC WEST HARTFORD, Conn. –Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, is pleased to introduce the new Colt® Super-Stoc and announce that it is making the new, leading-edge technology buttstock standard issue on select Colt AR and M4 rifles sold into the domestic commercial and law enforcement markets. The new Colt Super-Stoc, designed by Bill Rogers, will be available later this month. “Since 1836, Colt has been committed to offering nothing but the highest quality products to each and every customer,” said David Ridley, vice president, Colt Defense. “With the new Colt Super-Stoc, we continue to deliver on that tradition by pairing one of the most advanced stocks available with the best rifle in the world.” Colt Defense and Bill Rogers have teamed up to engineer the most advanced, third generation of the Super-Stoc...

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Action hero Chuck Norris is riding to the rescue of the Second Amendment with a new ad encouraging gun owners, hunters and shooters to register to vote. The National Rifle Association’s Freedom Action Foundation (NRA-FAF) is featuring Chuck Norris in a new series of advertisements for its “Trigger the Vote” voter registration campaign. “Tough Like Chuck,” the first in the new series of ads can be viewed at www.triggerthevote.org. We encourage all of our customers who are eligible to vote to register, and cast a pro-freedom ballot on Election Day. For more information download the flyer HERE or visit www.triggerthevote.org .

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Colt again sponsors the Bianchi Cup as a Major Sponsor.

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The Only True 1911.

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A Special Tribute to Hugh O'Brian.

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Please click on the following link for the Press Release of the Colt Modern Masters program.

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Please click on the following link for the Press Release of the Colt Presentation Grade program.