In an article last summer we wrote of the Marine Corp decision to adopt a new Colt 1911 for MARSOC with the military designation of M45.
Most of you have seen the M45 by now. It appears on the surface to be a railed 1911 finished in tan Cerakote. A good number of readers asked if Colt would be making a civilian version. At that time of course nobody had any idea.
As of the SHOT show now we know. A civilian version of the M45 will be available for civilian sale. As far as differences the only obvious difference would be the markings. In all other ways it looks identical to the Marine version sporting a tan Cerakote finish, G-10 grips with Novak type sights. MSRP is $1295.00.Related