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Colt won!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Red Cent, Jul 24, 2012.

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  1. Red Cent

    Red Cent Well-Known Member

  2. heeler

    heeler Well-Known Member

    No doubt there are some happy workers living in Hartford.
  3. Vonderek

    Vonderek Well-Known Member

    $1,875 per pistol? Wow.
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    $1900 per pistol? I cry uncle, Sam.

    Ha, Von beat me to it.
  5. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I personally see absolutely no reason for the military to spend that much on a handgun.
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Now they'll sell them for $2400 to the rest of the rubes.. "it's what the military uses!".
  7. clem

    clem Well-Known Member

    If even one American life is saved because of this pistol, $1,900.00 isn't nothing.
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    By that logic, $1500 fingernail clippers make sense.
  9. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

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  10. jimbo555

    jimbo555 Well-Known Member

    Congratulations to Colt!:D
  11. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator

    Right--the contract amount is for "Efforts required to produce and provide logistics support for the Close Quarter Battle Pistol (CQBP)."

    The CQBP is not a commercial product. It is a special design that will be produced in low quantity.

    It is not possible to determine from the information now available how much the Government will pay for the pistols themselves.

    The contract was priced competitively. Colt was selected over two other bidders.
  12. scramasax

    scramasax Well-Known Member

    Hope they come with enough spare parts to rebuild a couple of times. I got a cons# pair for less at a retail shop. No surprise for government spending.

  13. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    I'm actually glad to hear that Colt won this contract.

    I'm scratching my head as to why this design is still desired by the US Military.
  14. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator

    They may. We don't know.

    Pair of what?

    I'm sure they were not low production pistols with a special finish and recoil mechanism that had passed extensive military endurance testing.
  15. rajb123

    rajb123 member

    ...that is why we have a $15.8 trillion national debt....

    this is a disgrace..... I hope this contract is cancelled in January 2013 when the massive national defense cuts go into effect...

    Congress is nuts....!
  16. jogar80

    jogar80 Well-Known Member

    It just works... and so does the round it shoots
  17. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    It just works... After it is tuned and preened and coaxed and petted and stroked and so on and so forth.

    There are better combat pistols available, and at a much lower price point.
  18. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    A $1,900 gun won't save a life any better than a $400 Ruger would have done.

    What a waste of taxpayer money!!!
  19. Skylerbone

    Skylerbone Well-Known Member

    Not just amazing that this is the second thread this week on the subject but that we have members who believe military spending is what's bankrupted our country. As you walk around today, ask yourself which 1 in every 6 people you pass by is receiving one or more forms of government "aid". Not constitutional, unlike defense spending. As far as small arms go, I wonder how many bat an eye at Knights Armament charging $23,000 per rifle package to arm one man. Colt's Rail Gun, the basis for this model retails around $1,100. Considering the $150-$250 upcharge companies place on ceramic coatings, the additional magazines, spare pistols and spare parts, I see this as a bargain. Consider the cost of switching platforms, training armorers and re-training troops before crying foul.

    To those who believe the 1911 needs pampering to work at all, how did those used in WWII survive that war, Korea, Vietnam and another decade beyond before a successor was chosen, mainly to satisfy NATO?

    I'm sure someone will soon post links to the story and fake photos of these new Colts with cracked frames and failed parts.
  20. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator

    You cannot begin to know the per-unit price, since the competitively awarded contract price includes a logistics support line item.

    One therefore must conclude that your complaint is about the fact that the Marines are buying a small quantity of a non-standard firearm rather than M9 Berettas.
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