Colt Develops New Carbine

The Colt M4 continues to be the platform of choice among military, law enforcement, and firearms enthusiasts alike. Now Colt is offering yet another option for enthusiasts looking for that robust and well-fielded platform—the Colt Combat Unit carbine, featuring Colt's new mid-length gas system.

The Colt Combat Unit carbine offers many of the features shooters love about the Colt M4 platform, but now Colt is introducing its first production mid-length gas system. “Producing a mid-length gas system was the logical next step for us, and it’s long overdue,” says Justin Baldini, director of product marketing. “Shooters will find that by moving the gas block closer to the muzzle, as this mid-length gas system does, the felt recoil is more consistent with what is fielded by our troops carrying a 14.5-inch barrel M4.”

The Colt Combat Unit is a team of sponsored shooters and product advisors with whom Colt has worked closely to develop the Colt Combat Unit line of firearms that are tailored to the needs of today’s more savvy operators, law enforcement, and firearms enthusiasts. “When we decided to put together the Colt Combat Unit team, we sought out the upper echelon of the world of elite operator training. These are all former Special Forces trainers who are helping us understand what the folks in the field want from their firearms, which has been proven with the success of the Colt Combat Unit Rail Gun.”

The Colt Combat Unit carbine features a Magpul SL buttstock and pistol grip, as well as an MOE trigger guard. The carbine is the first to feature Colt's new mid-length gas system. It has a low-profile gas block that allows for the use of its M-LOK-capable Centurion CMR free-floated forend. SRP: $1,299. It is available exclusively from TALO Distributors. (