Well i dont now if you guys have been lookin' around the web on colt new lately but Colt has a new $22.5 million contract with the military to supply M1911 rail guns for the Marines. not every Marine, but enough for over 10,000 Marines as of now. I actually found out at the factory because my dad gave me a tour and i saw these beautiful guns and got to hold one. I have some pics but they are a little different from the ones i saw at the factory. the ones there had USMC engraved on the slide next to Colt, bu that was the only thing i noticed. The soldiers i imagine will be happy to replace the 9mm they use. i hope they see how effective these .45s are and supply all the troops with these. Thy have a beautiful coyote tan finish.