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Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Manufacturer Colt
Length 249 mm
Barrel length 121 mm

Cartridge .45 ACP
Caliber 11.43 (.45 in)
Maximum range 50m
Feed system 10-Round detachable box magazine
Sights Fixed Iron

The Colt OHWS (also known as Colt SOCOM) was a semi-automatic pistol created by Colt to compete for the United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) Offensive Handgun Weapon System (OHWS) tender. The winner of this competition would become the standard-issue handgun for most US special forces groups. The OHWS contract was awarded to Heckler & Koch for their MK23 Mod 0 pistol, and Colt scrapped the project.

The Colt OHWS was based on the M1911 frame and carried a single-stack 10-round magazine. The handgun was designed to carry a removable sound suppressor and a laser aiming module (LAM).

The handgun was chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge.


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