Colt News

Entries for February 2012

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COLT’S DONATED CUSTOM WILEY CLAPP COMMANDER BRINGS $7,025 AT AUCTION TO BENEFIT USA SHOOTING TEAM   WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC assisted in raising $7,025 for the USA Shooting Team through the donation of a custom Wiley Clapp Colt Commander® pistol. The auction, hosted by GunBroker.com, opened with a starting bid of one penny on January 17 and closed the evening of February 5, with more than 22,000 views and 75 bids. “We are very supportive of the competitive shooting sports,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt, “As an American brand, Colt wanted to make a contribution to the USA Shooting Team as they represent our country in the upcoming summer Olympics.” The pistol donated by Colt is a Series 70™ Lightweight Commander chambered in .45 ACP with design features by Wiley Clapp and numerous customizations by premier metalsmith, Pete Single. This unique gun is designated with a...

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COLT’S MANUFACTURING INTRODUCES GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH Newest Pistol In Gold Cup Series Is Currently Shipping To Distributors   WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, is proud to announce the new Colt® Gold Cup® National Match®; currently shipping to distributors across the United States. This match-grade target pistol is the newest to come from Colt’s timeless Gold Cup Series of competition firearms. With Colt’s inherent use of high quality materials, superior manufacturing processes and storied pistol expertise, the Gold Cup National Match is sure to provide top shot performance. “Beginning in the 1930s, Colt’s National Match pistols have set the standard by which all target pistols are judged,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing, Colt’s Manufacturing Company, “Because this line of guns is designed with match shooters in mind,...

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COLT ANNOUNCES FACEBOOK CONTEST WINNER Adam Kauffmann of Tennessee Awarded Colt 1911 and MidwayUSA Prize Package WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, is proud to announce Adam Kauffmann of Pleasant View, Tenn., as the winner of Colt’s latest contest on Facebook. As the one winner out of more than 18,800 entrants, Kauffman will take home a Colt 1991 Series Government Model® pistol, as well as an elaborate prize package from MidwayUSA.   “Giving away this pistol to someone so ecstatic to win it was a great way to end the 1911’s 100th Anniversary year,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing LLC, who personally called Kauffmann to inform him that he had won the contest. “The first thing I thought was, ‘This is some kind of scam,’ but once she started explaining how to send in my FFL, I realized I had really won,&rdqu...

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COLT PARTNERS WITH MIDWAYUSA TO OFFER FACEBOOK FANS A CHANCE TO WIN A COLT 1911 AND A MIDWAYUSA PRIZE PACKAGE WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, is proud to announce a contest on Facebook in which fans can enter to win a 1911 series Colt 1991 Government Model, as well as a MidwayUSA prize package.    Following the success of the Colt 6920 rifle giveaway on Facebook earlier this fall, this new contest opened on Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 16, 2011. In order to enter the sweepstakes, visitors to the Colt Firearms Facebook page must “like” the page, click the Colt Promotions tab and fill out a short form.   “Throughout the rifle contest, many fans on Facebook told us they wanted a chance to win a 1911,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC. “What better way to celebrate this gun’s 100th...

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COLT INTRODUCES .380 MUSTANG® POCKETLITE PISTOL A CLASSIC BACKUP GETS EVEN BETTER WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, is proud to introduce a new and improved version of the classic Colt Mustang. The new Colt .380 Mustang Pocketlite is small, lightweight and boasts enhanced durability, reliability and accuracy, making it an ideal handgun for personal protection. The precise machining process, use of high quality materials and improvements in design make Colt’s new .380 Mustang Pocketlite one of the most consistent and reliable firearms on the market. The aluminum alloy receiver, stainless steel slide and barrel are CNC machined from solid bar stock for precise tolerances. “Machining solid stock is certainly a more involved manufacturing process,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing, Colt’s Manufacturing Company, “But it is that process, combined with our engin...

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COLT SPONSORS 3-GUN SHOOTER CLINT UPCHURCH, FINISHES FIRST IN OPEN DIVISION OF OZARK 3-GUN CHAMPIONSHIPS WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, is proud to announce its sponsorship of 3-gun shooter Clint Upchurch and his recent first place finish in the Open Division of the Ozark 3-Gun Championships.    As a Colt-sponsored 3-gun shooter, Upchurch has the privilege of shooting a version of the all-new Colt CR PRO Competition rifle.  The new Colt CR PRO Competition rifle, licensed by BI, LLC, a leading designer of competition firearms, has many of the coveted features 3-gun competitors demand.  Rifle features include an 18” stainless 1/8 twist barrel, 3.5 pound trigger, floated hand guard and Surefire brake, among others.   “Clint Upchuch is one of the most accomplished 3-gun competitors in the field and we are thrilled that he was able to finish first in his very first...