I noticed the Colt CQBP .45acp (Close Quarters Battle Pistol) contract was awarded to our Marines. I'd really love to handle one of these. The rough cost estimate is around $1800. I never handled one before but I sure would like to add one to the Colt shelf of my Ft.Knox safe! I'm wondering if/when Colt will make this model available to the public. I just hate it when they post pics for us to drool over but make us wait years before making them available for civilian purchase! Even without ever handling it, I WANT ONE! or two.