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Old 01-25-2011, 04:00 PM
redoubt redoubt is offline
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Devil Dog Colt RG

The Marine Corps Times says Colt sent the RG to Quantico to try out for the MARSOC M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistol contract.

“Colt tweaked its 01070RG rail gun pistol and sent 10 prototypes to Quantico in the fall, said Greg Rozon, a product development engineering manager at Colt.

The civilian 1911 rail gun usually has a stainless steel finish and rosewood grips, but Colt’s prototypes for the Corps have a desert-color Cercoat finish, eliminating glare on the weapon and making it less identifiable at a distance. They also have more stainless steel internal components to reduce corrosion. They’re equipped with a popular night sight made by Novak of Parkersburg, W.Va. It utilizes tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, to power the optic, which is mounted on a Picatinny rail”.

A Series 80 pistol in the USMC? Has the world ended as we know it?

A pic of the Devil Dog Colt RG is in post #3, thanks to Jeremy18.


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Old 01-25-2011, 04:34 PM
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Heck, it is just a test. Nice to know they keep trying stuff out and see what works and what does not.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:03 PM
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Pic link didn't work so I added this. Both guns look nice. I wonder if they will make any for civilian use.
Old 01-25-2011, 07:38 PM
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They did say "prototypes" - I would wager that they were spec'd by the USMC as Series 70s for commonality of training and parts supply with exisiting 1911s that are still in use by the Corps. But it is "modern times", so, we'll wait and see - the "drop safe" 1911 may be a necessary modern selling point against the plastic wonderguns. CC
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:43 PM
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:33 PM
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Oh my, I think the civilian version either blued and SS would suit better in this case. The finish used on Kimbers Warrior even looks better. Thanks for posting Redoubt.

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:53 PM
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There's already another thread runnng on this subject:
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1946 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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