NRA Gun of the Week: Colt Combat Unit CCO 9 mm Pistol

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posted on September 7, 2019
Inspired and guided by the expertise of U.S. Special Forces Trainers with “the highest levels of control, accuracy and reliability,” Colt manufactures a Commander-size 1911 chambered for 9 mm Luger and dubbed the Combat Unit CCO. Weighing in at 32 ozs., Colt’s Combat Unit CCO utilizes a Commander-size frame built from aluminum, with a dark-matte anodization. Topping the frame is a stainless steel slide with a featured PVD Black finish. Modern upgrades, such as series-80 controls, serrations near the muzzle, composite G10 stocks, an extended magazine well and Novak sights, adorn the 4.25”-barreled pistol. To learn more, watch our NRA Gun of the Week hosted by American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach.

Specifications
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Manufacturer: Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
Model: Combat Unit CCO
Action Type: recoil-operated, semi-automatic center-fire pistol
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Frame: aluminum; anodized
Slide: stainless steel; commander length, black PVD finish
Barrel: 4.25”
Sights: Novak square-notch rear, post front with Tritium dot
Trigger: 5-lb., 2-oz. pull
Magazine: nine-round detachable box
Stocks: G10 composite
Weight: 32 ozs.
MSRP: $1,499

Additional Reading:
The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World
NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Colt Wiley Clapp Lightweight Commander 9 mm Pistol
"Non-Colt" 1911s
Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9
G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s
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