Colt recently announced the release of a new M4 based rifle the Combat Unit Carbine. This new carbine from Colt uses a mid length gas systems instead of the more traditional carbine or full length rifle gas system. The carbine was developed in a joint effort with renowned weapons trainers Ken Hackathorn, Mike Pannone and Daryl Holland.
The Carbine also features the Magpul SL buttstock, and pistol grip a low profile gas block and a rail systems featuring Magpul’s M-Lok system. This will be matched with a 14.5″ long barrel with welded flash hider to a total overall length of 16.1″. The released specifications show the rifle barrel will have a 1:7 twist and be made of 4150CMV steel and have a Manganese Phosphate protective finish . The total overall rifle length is expected to be 33-36.5″ and weight 6.47lbs empty. The suggested retail price of the rifle will be $1299 and will be sold threw TALO Distributors. It will be interesting to see how this fits into the already saturated AR-15 market.
We have reached out to Colt to see if we can try to perform some sort of test and evaluation period on this rifle. We here at The Arms Guide will keep you our readers informed of the situation and release date as soon as we find out. If you do not hear something back by SHOT Show 2017 we will visit the Colt booth and try to put our hands on this new rifle. Thanks for stopping by the site, as always if you have any questions or comments use the comment section below and we will try to get some answers for you.
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