Colt Marine Pistol

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

For Further Reading:

SHOT Show 2013: The Colt Marine Pistol


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36 Responses to Colt Marine Pistol

Eric wrote:
August 29, 2013

Carried one as a pistol in the none

Mike Misener wrote:
May 27, 2013

The only problem I see with this new Colt is that Colt could go the extra mile and make sure that the screws that are for the grips are both the same in line with one and the other. Beautiful weapon.

Charles Smith wrote:
May 22, 2013

As a former Marine Staff NCO, I carried a 1911A1. I'd love to own one of these, but unfortunately I live in Massachusetts and Colt pistols aren't MA consumer protection law compliant so we can't buy or import one.

Earl wrote:
April 21, 2013

Larry M is correct. The shooter is not flinching as the trigger is pulled. He is blinking after the round is gone. I am guessing from I saw that he put all rounds on target!. Way to go USMC.

Stanley Beneteau wrote:
April 05, 2013

They shouldn't have shipped to the US government until the US government backs off of "legal" gun owners.

Eddie Vargas Negron wrote:
March 05, 2013

I am confident that everything colt makes is guaranteed quality. Firearms instructor,Eddie

Rocco wrote:
March 01, 2013

Just ordered one today !

Michael Thornton wrote:
February 26, 2013

11.7mm beats 9mm every time. I have two. 45s and NO 9s. The SEALS and USMC shoot accurately and still choose the 45ACP over the many shooter 9mm. One hit to slow them down, two hits stops them. Not 'double taps' but SLAMS. Most 'special ' units have gone back to the 45ACP, when will the rest of the military follow?

James Clark wrote:
February 24, 2013

I love everything that Colt makes, especially their 1911's. It is awesome that the military goes back to a proven weapons system.

Derek B wrote:
February 20, 2013

Doesn't hold many rounds.

johnE wrote:
February 16, 2013

I have the Remington model...the most accurate weapon I own...would love to have the Colt but dont want a second mortgage...congrats Marines

Hal wrote:
February 16, 2013

Marine MEU Special Op capable are trained to the next level to go in an say rescue an Embassy or US citizens in a foreign country held by Terrorists...MARSOC is a special Unit much like Recon that does Special Ops like the Seals or they are highly trained for special operations. Marsoc and MEU are two very different Commands....

Ylee wrote:
February 15, 2013

It is about time. Get that 9 out of the hands of out men & put a real weapon in there hands.

matt wrote:
February 15, 2013

Careful what you wish for. You may see this sooner than you think. When they use it to take ours!

Frank wrote:
February 15, 2013

Disappointed not to see a curved mainspring housing. The flat housing does not fit the hand as well as the curved one. Otherwise, very nicely done. Congratulations Marines!

Roman wrote:
February 15, 2013

Carried one in Nam back in 65-67 as an MP,and now have a few Colt's, comp guns.." NOW U STOP THEM "

John H. Volk wrote:
February 15, 2013

I carried a 1911 while in the Corps. Glad to see Marines have it again. It won't fail them

FollowMe wrote:
February 14, 2013

As an Infantryman and officer in the US Army, it would be such a pleasure to be able to carry a US made sidearm that has real stopping capability. So much better than the Italian BB gun we carry. If only I could stand to be on a boat ...

Dave Uselton wrote:
February 14, 2013

I am glad to see unrivaled stopping power back in the hands of my brother Marines! I never gave mine up and it has never failed me. That kind of partnership should never have been dissolved in the first place.

SGT Buth wrote:
February 14, 2013

GOD BLESS Colt and The CORPS. I carried a 1911 in the 80's now my nephews can carry the new 1911.

Bryant Blake wrote:
February 14, 2013

Leave it to the Marines to go back to a REAL handgun! None of that sissy 9mm stuff for REAL fighting men (and women)!

larry m wrote:
February 14, 2013

blinking does not mean flinching....his trigger squeeze was smooth and the pistol was rock steady during the break of the shot...the blink was after the shot broke, not before as when flinching....

Bob wrote:
February 14, 2013

Carried one 63-66 as a army MP. Hope these aren't too hard to get. I want one!!!

MOG wrote:
February 13, 2013

Does it come in some other color than cute?

eric blomberg wrote:
February 13, 2013

Serious flynching in the video. Whoever the shooter is start over with a .22 Ruger

Richard Johnson wrote:
February 13, 2013

Your shooter in the video blinks every time he pulls the trigger. Hope the Marines don't.

Ben S. wrote:
February 13, 2013

Marine Expeditionary Units are not MARSOC. Beautiful 1911 though...

Rafael R. wrote:
February 11, 2013

Can't wait to purchase this. Coming from a military family I am glad to see Colt is still continuing its fine tradition of arming those who stand between us and those who would do harm with some of the finest firearms in the world.

RCFudge wrote:
February 11, 2013

A true beauty; would love to own one.

James Baum wrote:
February 11, 2013

Marine Corps MEUs did not become MARSOC. Marine Expeditionary Units are filled with standard Marine Infantry Battalions through a rotation.

Ivan Schrodt wrote:
February 11, 2013

Nice to see Colt shipping 1911's to the government again. I'd gladly add this to my collection of 1911's.

Leon wrote:
February 11, 2013

Wow...its a beauty!!!

Plumjam57 wrote:
February 11, 2013

Back to what works best at close qts!

Kenneth V. Harrell wrote:
February 11, 2013

Very nice looking pistol. Should serve them well.

Darren wrote:
February 11, 2013

Looks tuff,like a rattlesnake in color. Hope the Marines can wear it out defending our nation.

Brad wrote:
February 11, 2013

I need 2. One for each hand.