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Entries for March 2012


Art of the Gun: Magnificent Colts Published The Art of the Gun series. Coauthored by Robert M. Lee, R.L. Wilson and Guy M. Wilson.  A landmark in the literature of firearms history and collecting, this extraordinary new book series will showcase some of the rarest and most beautiful sporting guns ever made. No object in history can rival the best quality gun in its multiple status as symbol of freedom, captivating mechanical marvel, tool of history, favorite for presentation, treasured equipment of sport, and masterful object of decorative art. Over several decades, Robert M. Lee has collected these treasures, spanning from the Renaissance to modern times. The Art of the Gun celebrates these masterpieces in words and pictures – all of them in glowing color, with the arms in actual size. For more information:

Colt LESOCOM Carbine Brings Military Innovation to Law Enforcement and Civilian Shooters

March 20, 2012 THE COLT LESOCOM CARBINE BRINGS MILITARY INNOVATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CIVILIAN SHOOTERS WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – For the first time since the introduction of the iconic and standard-setting M4 in the 1990s, Colt Defense is offering a rifle to law enforcement and civilian shooters as close as possible in configuration to the M4A1 military carbine. The Colt LESOCOM rifle is ideal for any law enforcement officer, marksman or hunter looking for a firearm that is most similar to what is used by the military. “Only two variations separate this rifle from what we currently package for the United States government,” said David Ridley, Vice President of Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines. “The Colt LESOCOM is as close as a civilian can get to shooting the same carbine as those defending our country.” What differentiates the LESOCOM from the M4A1 platfor...


Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is proud to recognize Colt-sponsored shooter, Mark Redl, as he enters the 2012 competitive shooting season. Following a successful 2011 season using the Colt® Combat Elite® pistol, Redl is looking to continue competing at a high level in the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and is seeking Master Classification in the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).   Redl, a Master Class shooter in the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) category of the IDPA, will attempt to obtain Master Classification in the single-stack division of the USPSA this year. “Mark finished very well in both Associations last season and we are confident he will continue that success this year,” said Joyce Rubino, “He has Colt’s full support as he vies to achieve Master Classification in the USPSA.”   To kick off the 2012 season, Redl will compete at the U.S. Steel Nationals, March 30 through April 1 in Titus...


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