Colt M45A1

Close Quarters Battle Pistol (CQBP)

.45 ACP model 1911

SOLD

• Colt Model O1070M45

•• not to be confused with O1070CQB, the Custom Shop version

• Government Model w / Rail

• .45 ACP, 5" Barrel

• Desert Sand Finish, Model O

• UPC 098289042644

• MSRP $1,699

This was the pistol of MARSOC (U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command) from 2012 - 2016.

The Glock 19 is now standard issue for all SOCOM (Special Operations Command) forces ; Green Berets, Navy SEALs, MARSOC, etc.

* The M45A1 is still in current use by non-SOCOM USMC units. See photos at bottom of this page *

I got this pistol in a trade in January 2017. I have not shot this yet. The original owner claims to have shot 50 - 100 rounds through it.

The left side of the slide is marked

COLT★★★M45A1 (the earlier guns were marked COLT★★★USMC)


The right side of the slide is marked

COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL


The right side of the frame is marked

(17V)13629 (I have no idea what this number means)

(1P)M1070CQB

(S)xxxxxEGA (the serial number, which ends with EGA for "Eagle Globe and Anchor")


The Novak nights sights are marked

Trijicon H3 15 (H3 is the chemical symbol for tritium. I believe the "15" means made in 2015).


left : this pistol comes in the standard blue Colt box, not the green Pelican case that the Custom Shop version comes in


I'm guessing that "2-15-16" is the date the original dealer logged this pistol into his inventory.

above: The M45A1 serial number ends in "EGA"

left: the Marine Corps' Eagle Globe and Anchor (EGA) emblem


Links

• "The USMC M45 CQBP : Colt is Back! (Part 1)". Modern Service Weapons. February 05, 2013.

• "Colt M45A1 CQBP | 1911 45 ACP Pistol Review". Tactical Life. March 01, 2013

• "Colt M45 CQBP". Pistol-Forum. March 15, 2013.

• "Sticky for all Colt USMC CQB / M45 Factual Information". 1911 Forum. September 25, 2014.

• "The CQBP M45A1". Solider of Fortune. August 20, 2015.

• "MARSOC To Drop Colt 1911s From Service". The Firearm Blog. October 04, 2016.

• UPC 098289042644 at gun.deals - formerly Slick Guns

O170M45 at Bud's Gun Shop, item # 93099 ($1,595.47 retail price, $1,549.00 cash discount price)

PHOTOS BELOW FROM

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September 23, 2018

PACIFIC OCEAN

09.21.2018

Photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon conduct M1911 .45-caliber pistol marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the East China Sea, Sept. 21, 2018. The ARP Marines carry a variety of tactical weapons, including the M1911, and specialize in close-quarters battle tactics during amphibious operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall)

PACIFIC OCEAN

09.21.2018

Photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

1st Lt. Samantha Rosales, a logistics planner with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M1911 .45-caliber pistol during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) while underway in the East China Sea, Sep. 21, 2018. Rosales, a native of San Clemente, California, graduated San Clemente High School June 2011; she commissioned June 2016. The Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon Marines carry a variety of tactical weapons, including the M1911, and specialize in close-quarters battle tactics during amphibious operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall)

PACIFIC OCEAN

09.21.2018

Photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Col. Robert Brodie, commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoots an M1911 .45-caliber pistol during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) while underway in the East China Sea, Sep. 21, 2018. The Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon Marines carry a variety of tactical weapons, including the M1911, and specialize in close-quarters battle tactics during amphibious operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall)

PACIFIC OCEAN

09.21.2018

Photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Capt. Jim McGovern, commander of Amphibious Squadron 11, shoots an M1911 .45-caliber pistol during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) while underway in the East China Sea, Sep. 21, 2018. The Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon Marines carry a variety of tactical weapons, including the M1911, and specialize in close-quarters battle tactics during amphibious operations. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall)

PACIFIC OCEAN

09.21.2018

Photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Col. Robert Brodie, commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoots an M1911 .45-caliber pistol during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) while underway in the East China Sea, Sep. 21, 2018. The Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon Marines carry a variety of tactical weapons, including the M1911, and specialize in close-quarters battle tactics during amphibious operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall)