Colt to Offer M-203's to Public, Nov 13, 2017.

Don't tell Consiglieri, but Colt is selling M203's to civilians.  

They're 37mm's but it says COLT on the sideplate.  300 each at $2K a pop.  

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Have you ever daydreamed of blowing the feet out from under a gaggle of drug-smuggling goons like Thomas Jane in The Punisher? Or watched Predator with envy as Arnold Schwarzenegger lit up the Central American jungle? If so, you’re in luck: Colt Defense is rolling out a handful of genuine mil-spec, production-standard M203 under-barrel grenade launchers to the civilian market for the first time ever.

Colt has produced a limited run of M203s that are legal for civilian ownership, offered through ArmsUnlimited, one of the company’s major law enforcement distributors, starting on Nov. 15. 

Standard-issue 40mm launchers are classified as “non-sporting” firearms and “destructive devices” by the National Firearms Act, sold solely to military and law enforcement agencies around the world. But Colt’s new M203s sidestep the ban with a 37mm barrel that makes the launchers Title 1 firearms, which don’t require NFA registration. The new launchers will be able to fire a variety of non-lethal 37mm flare and smoke rounds.

While this isn’t the first 37mm M203 to hit the market, it is the first from the original manufacturer. M203 clones have been available for years, but the company’s small factory-run of M203 launchers offers die-hard Colt fans and collectors an extremely rare opportunity.

The iconic M203 has seen action with U.S. troops in every conflict since the Vietnam War. The original M203 was a result of the Army’s 1967 Grenade Launcher Attachment Development (GLAD) program established after the failure of Colt’s original XM148. Ironically, the Department of Defense selected a new design from defense contractor Aircraft Armaments, Inc., but AAI didn’t have the production capacity to meet the DoD’s demand of the first 10,000 weapons due to the company’s research focus. As a result, the Pentagon returned to Colt to produce the M203.

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With decades of service in Grenada, the Gulf War, and the post-9/11 campaigns Iraq and Afghanistan, both the Army and Marine Corps are looking to replace the M203 with the new Heckler & Koch-designed M320, which has already seen action in Afghanistan. The Army aims to field nearly 80,000 M320s in total in the coming years.

The new civilian-legal 37mm M203s are roll marked with the official Colt Defense markings: “LAUNCHER, GRENADE M203 40MM,” followed by a unique serial number. The ArmsUnlimited listing does not say whether the launcher ships with a leaf or quadrant range sight.

Colt has produced a limited run of just 300 37mm M203s, offered in two barrel configurations — 9 inches and 12 inches, starting at around $2,000. ArmsUnlimited also offers a Colt-made mounting kit for the M203 at a reasonable $20. Regardless of price, this is exciting news for any avid Colt collector who can’t turn down the chance to assemble the iconic, manufacturer-correct, AR-15/M203 combination.

 

 

 

 

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It won't be long before some bubba figures out how to convert the 37mm flare or smoke grenades into HE/Frag.

...and if anyone knows how to contact said bubba...please let me know. 

(Just kidding...sort of)


 

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Hussar posted:

It won't be long before some bubba figures out how to convert the 37mm flare or smoke grenades into HE/Frag.

...and if anyone knows how to contact said bubba...please let me know. 

(Just kidding...sort of)

You rang?

 

 

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LiquidTension posted:

If you think he doesn't have LLCs set up in other states specifically for this type of situation, you're a silly person.

Funny you should mention that. I've  thought of setting up an LLC just to own NFA stuff, rather than going the individual or trust route. 

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hile posted:
LiquidTension posted:

If you think he doesn't have LLCs set up in other states specifically for this type of situation, you're a silly person.

Funny you should mention that. I've  thought of setting up an LLC just to own NFA stuff, rather than going the individual or trust route. 

O.k., I own an LLC and I WANT to know how I can exploit it for, um,...stuff.  Do tell.

Seriously, $2,000 plus tax, plus stamps, plus LLC, plus whatever else before buying a single round sounds like a lot of money to me. You would have to be an avid Colt collector wanting to piss a bunch of money down a hole to get in line for... Oh, wait. Pissing a bunch of money down a hole IS the definition of "Avid Colt collector." 

 

Pat_E posted:
hile posted:
LiquidTension posted:

If you think he doesn't have LLCs set up in other states specifically for this type of situation, you're a silly person.

Funny you should mention that. I've  thought of setting up an LLC just to own NFA stuff, rather than going the individual or trust route. 

O.k., I own an LLC and I WANT to know how I can exploit it for, um,...stuff.  Do tell.

As far as I know, the LLC is the owner listed on the Form 1/Form 4, just like you or a Trust would be.   One of the responsible parties for the LLC then fills out the 4473 at pickup.  Just like if  a company bought a regular non-NFA firearm (to issue to employees, for example).

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WyattT posted:

2K? thats insane for such a simple device. A M320 is worth maybe a grand, Id pay half that for a 203

$1,900 or so for the M320A1 and $1,000 for the M203A2 according to FMS Web. I'm sure we get a bulk discount though.    

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hile posted:
Pat_E posted:
hile posted:
LiquidTension posted:

If you think he doesn't have LLCs set up in other states specifically for this type of situation, you're a silly person.

Funny you should mention that. I've  thought of setting up an LLC just to own NFA stuff, rather than going the individual or trust route. 

O.k., I own an LLC and I WANT to know how I can exploit it for, um,...stuff.  Do tell.

As far as I know, the LLC is the owner listed on the Form 1/Form 4, just like you or a Trust would be.   One of the responsible parties for the LLC then fills out the 4473 at pickup.  Just like if  a company bought a regular non-NFA firearm (to issue to employees, for example).

THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE.

Just pointing out that the main reason for using a trust, rather than some other form of entity, is that generally there are no filing or ongoing reporting requirements for a trust (so long as it doesn't have any income or do something else that requires reporting). LLC/corp/whatever may or may not have that feature, depending on jurisdiction.

This IS legal advice....

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cd228 posted:
WyattT posted:

2K? thats insane for such a simple device. A M320 is worth maybe a grand, Id pay half that for a 203

$1,900 or so for the M320A1 and $1,000 for the M203A2 according to FMS Web. I'm sure we get a bulk discount though.    

Sadly, that is the bulk discount.

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