U.S. Special Forces Approved: The Colt Combat Unit Pistols

U.S. Special Forces Approved: The Colt Combat Unit Pistols

West Hartford, Conn. (June 7, 2022) – Colt’s Manufacturing worked with US Special Forces Trainers to design and build the Colt Combat Unit (CCU) Series of 1911 pistols. The tactical expertise of the trainers was vital in developing the CCU pistols, which are equipped to handle and shoot with the highest levels of control, accuracy and reliability.

Available in CCU Government, Combat Unit Rail and the Combat Unit CCO Commander models, all CCU Series 1911’s feature matte black DLC coated stainless steel frames that are corrosion-resistant and EDC-friendly. Custom G10 grips and 25 LPI checkering provide steady traction all around, and an undercut trigger guard and upswept beavertail safety command proper hand placement for accuracy and recoil control.

All three of the single-action CCU models are available in .45 ACP and 9MM chamberings.

CCU Government models sport five-inch barrels and ammunition capacities of 8+1 in 45 ACP and 9+1 in 9MM.

Combat Unit Rail models offer a handy Picatinny rail under the barrel for accessories. Ammunition capacities and barrel lengths are the same as the government models.

Combat Unit CCO pistols feature Commander length, 4.25-inch barrels and ammunition capacities of 7+1 in 45 ACP and 9+1 in 9MM.

In addition to the grip safety, all Colt Combat Unit models feature ambidextrous, extended thumb safeties, front and rear angled slide serrations and extended magwells to support quick reloads. Novak front and rear sights quickly form an uncluttered sight picture. Colt’s Series 80 firing system and National Match Barrel ensure safe and precise shooting, while the Colt Dual Spring Recoil System minimizes felt recoil.

Colt accuracy, reliability and toughness are the hallmarks of the Colt Combat Unit pistols, and they are ready for any situation, anytime, anywhere.


Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC (www.colt.com) is among the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. Founded by Samuel Colt in 1836, Colt’s Manufacturing has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and abroad for over 185 years. Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Conn.

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