Skip to main content

First Look: New Colt 1911s for 2015

First Look: New Colt 1911s for 2015

colt_mk_v_national_match-1911_Colt has announced the introduction of several new handguns leading into the 2015 SHOT Show. The new releases expand on Colt's classic Rail Gun, XSE Series, 1991 Series and Gold Cup handgun lines and give shooters more choices in terms of caliber, weight, rails and other features.

"Our new handgun introductions provide customers with the same high-quality products the market expects from Colt, with a greater diversity in design and configuration," said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt's Manufacturing. "We are excited to offer our customers a great array of choices to find the Colt handgun that best suits them for personal protection, target shooting, competitive shooting, hunting and other needs."

The Rail Gun family of handguns is getting three new additions:


  • O4012RG Colt Combat Commander Rail Gun with Picatinny Rail (.45 ACP)

  • O4840RG Lightweight Commander Rail Gun (.45 ACP)
  • O1880RG Government Model Rail Gun (.45 ACP)

The Colt Combat Commander Rail Gun combines features of the original Colt Commander, Colt M45A1 and Colt Rail Gun. It features an M1913 Picatinny rail on the dust cover on the outside, while incorporating the M45A1's dual-recoil spring system on the inside for reduced recoil. The handgun sports a stainless steel slide and receiver and utilizes a 4.25-inch National Match Barrel for an overall length of 7.75 inches. Both the Lightweight Commander Rail Gun and the Government Model Rail Gun feature a hard coat anodized aluminum receiver, with the Government Model incorporating front and rear wide slide serrations and a 5-inch National Match barrel, among other features. All three models are available for $1,198.


There are two new additions to the Colt XSE Series:

  •  O4662XSE Lightweight Commander (9mm)

  •  O1092XSE Stainless Government Model (9mm)

The Lightweight Commander introduces a 9mm option to this family of handguns and its features include a stainless colored cerakoted aluminum receiver, a brushed stainless steel slide, front and rear slide serrations and Novak sights. This pistol closely resembles the O4860XSE model already in production, and it utilizes a similar upswept beavertail grip safety with palm swell, as well as an enhanced cut under the trigger guard for secure purchase. The Lightweight Commander and the Stainless Government Model are both available for $1,104.

One new model will be added to the 1991 Series:

  • O1992 Model (9mm)

The new 01992 Model, which adds a 9mm option to the 1991 Series, closely resembles the original .45 ACP version and includes a long trigger, a flat mainspring housing and the original style recoil spring system. Updated features comprise of white dot sights and a lowered ejection port. The new 1991 Series pistol is available for $907.

The Gold Cup line receives one new model:

  • O5870A1 Gold Cup National Match

The new Gold Cup National Match pistol features the Series 70 firing system as well as the classic flat top slide. It also incorporates a lowered and flared ejection port, blued carbon steel slide and receiver, an adjustable wide trigger, a National Match barrel, adjustable target sights and other refinements. The new Gold Cup National Match pistol is available for $1,250.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Guns & Ammo TV: Springfield Armory XD-M 10mm

Guns & Ammo TV: Springfield Armory XD-M 10mm

In this “At The Range” segment, Guns & Ammo Editor Eric Poole and Senior Field Editor Craig Boddington look over the features of the XD-M.

Benelli Lupo ATR

Benelli Lupo ATR

Quality. Art. Design. History. Precision. Innovation. Family. Passion. Love. These words come to my mind when describing anything Italian, and the same is true for a product bearing the name “Benelli.”

Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look

Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look

Small, lightweight and purpose-built for sub-compact carry guns, Surefire's XSC pistol light takes on EDC illumination segment.

Guns & Ammo TV: Irons vs. Optics

Guns & Ammo TV: Irons vs. Optics

How much of an edge do optics give shooters? In this segment of Pros vs. Joes, Guns & Ammo TV puts Coordinating Producer Jeff Murray against Professional Shooter Chris Cerino.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Don't underestimate the fun factor.Review: Remington V3 TAC-13 Shotguns

Review: Remington V3 TAC-13

Brad Fitzpatrick - March 08, 2019

Don't underestimate the fun factor.

Small, lightweight and purpose-built for sub-compact carry guns, Surefire's XSC pistol light takes on EDC illumination segment.Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look Tactical

Surefire XSC Micro-Compact Pistol Light: First Look

Jeremy Stafford - September 10, 2020

Small, lightweight and purpose-built for sub-compact carry guns, Surefire's XSC pistol light...

The Hornady 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a 6.5 PRC - Magnumized 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle

6.5 PRC - Magnumized 6.5 Creedmoor

Tom Beckstrand - August 01, 2018

The Hornady 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is a "magnumized" 6.5 Creedmoor. It offers...

In this segment of Air Gun Reviews: Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle Rifles

Air Gun Reviews: Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle

Guns & Ammo Staff - September 02, 2020

In this segment of "Guns & Ammo TV," Gun Tech Editor Richard Nance and Pro-Shooter Jim Tarr...

See More Trending Articles

More Handgun

The new Federal Syntech Defense and Training Match loads push the Syntech line into bold new territory.Federal Syntech Defense and Training Match Pistol Ammo Handgun

Federal Syntech Defense and Training Match Pistol Ammo

Eric Conn - September 05, 2019

The new Federal Syntech Defense and Training Match loads push the Syntech line into bold new...

The fluted bullet has been in existence since the 1980s, but it wasn't perfect until Black Hills' HoneyBadger lineup featuring monolithic copper bullets that were specially designed for each caliber and velocity. We couldn't be more impressed.Guns & Ammo TV: Black Hills HoneyBadger Ammunition Handgun

Guns & Ammo TV: Black Hills HoneyBadger Ammunition

Guns & Ammo Staff - June 05, 2020

The fluted bullet has been in existence since the 1980s, but it wasn't perfect until Black...

Speer has taken its Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet and modified it to create a new product line designed for compact personal defense handguns called Gold Dot Carry Gun. Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun Ammunition – First Look Handgun

Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun Ammunition – First Look

Guns & Ammo Staff - June 17, 2020

Speer has taken its Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet and modified it to create a new product...

The age-old question, 9mm vs .45 ACP. For some, this has been asked and answered already. For others, the debate goes on. In this segment of “Cameras Don't Lie,” competitive shooters Patrick Sweeney and Jim Tarr head to the range to put the vaunted loads on record, and then consider the footage.Cameras Don't Lie: 9mm vs .45 ACP Handgun

Cameras Don't Lie: 9mm vs .45 ACP

Guns & Ammo Staff - August 05, 2020

The age-old question, 9mm vs .45 ACP. For some, this has been asked and answered already. For...

See More Handgun

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Guns and Ammo subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now