As most of you know, 2022 makes 10 years since the 901 came out and I was sent the first one from Colt way back in early Spring 2012. All year we’ve been reflecting on that and the 901 and it’s history etc. I took it out today to shoot it a little in a final 10 year test as we close out the year.
First off. Sorry I only did this little bit of shooting, Its cold and my nerve damaged left shoulder aches. I’ve gotten old and more worn down in the subsequent 10 years. Mea culpa. I also got considerably uglier, but I can’t prove that has any effect on my shooting. Yet.
I set up a target at 200 yards and after a zeroing shot, I put 20 rounds into the head. Ammo was Federal Gold Medal Match with the 168 grain matchking bullet. Optic is the Leuplod 1x-4x.
Center body shot is the zeroing shot. Head region is full 20 round group.
I don’t know about you but I consider that pretty good. Especially for a 4X scope and nothing more than a set of Atlas bipods. Now, the 901 is not exactly factory anymore. I did replace the Colt trigger with a Larue match trigger, replaced the A2 grip with my preferred Tango Down Battle Grip and the stock is a SOPMOD. I also added a colt ambi safety to the gun.
The 901s are just plain accurate. Imagine what might have been had they given us a 20 inch barrel true sniper variant.. Oh well. The history of Colt is littered with missed opportunities. I guess that’s true with everyone. such is life.
I really love the 901. I know several of you bought one of these because of my original reviews. I’m glad they have proven to be as outstanding as I thought they’d be. Now if Colt would just bring them back.. They will in some form very soon, but I still like this first version though. It’s not going to come back. We are now in the age of the M-LOK and other retarded bright bulb ideas sad to say.
People whine about “cheese grater” handguards but you won’t have any problem holding onto them. The pussification of the American male continues.
Love mine, put on Magpul rail covers – fixed