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Marines Select Colt's New 1911 Pistol

The United States Marine Corps became the first U.S. military branch in three decades to order Colt 1911s with a July order for M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols.

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How Colt Maintains Quality Control

There were a few things I noticed immediately about the manufacturing plant. First, the building and almost everything in it was an interesting mix of museum-quality artifacts and cutting-edge technology. Some of the plants machinery in service today has been in use for nearly 100 years.

Colt Introduces Two California Compliant Rifles

Colt Defense has introduced two additional models to its current list of five rifles that are compliant with California's bullet-button laws. The new carbines are the CR6720CA and CR6724CA.

Colt's Law Enforcement Armorer Course

Colt is one of the best known names for duty ARs and offers one of the most intensive armorer's courses. The armorer course covers everything from replacing a front sight to rebuilding the bolt and bolt-carrier assembly.

Colt Introduces LE6940P Piston-Based Rifle

Colt Defense has introduced its LE6940P modular carbine with an articulating link piston (ALP) operating system initially developed for the U.S. Army, the company announced.

SHOT Show 2012 In Pictures

SHOT Show 2012 featured plenty of new gear for law enforcement officers. The show drew more than 61,000 attendees to Las Vegas for the January event and added several "law enforcement only" halls for vendors. View our gallery and read our two-part coverage of the show, "Report From the Aisles" and "Best of Show." Photos by Mark W. Clark.

SHOT Show 2012: Report from the Aisles

Despite the industry's attempt to transform shooting sports and self-defense into some kind of video game for the Generation Z folks, there was still plenty of serious hardware for law enforcement at this year's show.

Understanding AR Systems

In recent years more and more manufacturers have developed new takes on AR-style rifles, resulting in four major operating systems for the common patrol rifles used by American law enforcement. Let's take a look at the four operating systems and their pros and cons

SHOT Show 2012: At the Range

The media range preview at SHOT Show offers writers an exclusive preview of new introductions. Here's a quick glimpse at several of the innovative items that appeared at the range this year.

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Colt To Release LE901-16S Carbine

Colt Defense LLC will bring to market the LE901-16S modular, multi-caliber rifle. With a proprietary adapter, the rifle can be easily changed from .308 Winchester (7.62x51 NATO) chambering to .223 Remington (5.56x45 NATO).

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