Colt’s Manufacturing Company announced its first M4-style rifle with a mid-length gas system. Called the Colt Combat Unit carbine, this new gun features a number of popular features in addition to the mid-length system. The gun’s SKU is LE6960-CCU.
“Producing a mid-length gas system was the logical next-step for us, and it’s long overdue,” said Justin Baldini, Director of Product Marketing for Colt. “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 constant with what is fielded by our troops carrying a 14.5” barrel M4.”
The carbine is part of the Colt Combat Unit line of firearms. These guns are made based on the information the company receives from sponsored shooters and product advisers. According to Colt, this rifle was designed with input from a number of firearms trainers including Ken Hackathorn, Mike Pannone and Daryl Holland.
Chambered in 5.56 NATO, the carbine has a 16.1″ barrel with a 1:7″ twist and lightweight profile. The trigger is a single stage model. Various Magpul parts are used including the MOE SL pistol grip and buttstock. An M-LOK compatible Centurion CMR free-float hand guard is standard. The safety is ambidextrous.
According to the company, the new Colt Combat Unit carbine will be available through TALO Distributors only. The suggested retail price is $1,299.