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Entries for June 2014

Team Colt’s Maggie Reese Wins Third IronMaiden Title at MGM Ironman 3-Gun Match

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (June 19, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company congratulates sponsored shooter Maggie Reese on claiming her third IronMaiden title at the MGM Ironman 3-Gun competition. Reese competed in the Open division and finished with 509.0427 match points. She also won the IronMaiden title in 2011 and 2013. “Maggie did an outstanding job defending her IronMaiden title,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is a difficult match, with stages that can take several minutes to complete, so we are very proud of the skill and athleticism Maggie showed.” Reese competed with a Colt LE6920 through the match’s rifle stages, where round counts were well over 100, and Mother Nature added even more difficulty. “The Colt 6920 was very reliable as I navigated not only through the stages, but also the heat and lots of dust,” said Reese. “The match was very physically challeng...

Colt Offers Free Carhartt Jacket During “Smokin’ Hot Summer” Promotion

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (June 18, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, is offering a new promotion for customers who purchase a Colt rifle this summer. During the “Smokin’ Hot Summer” promotion, anyone who purchases a Colt modern sporting rifle will receive a free Carhartt® jacket. The promotion is valid June 15 – August 31, 2014. The jacket is Carhartt’s black Duck Detroit Jacket, model J001, with the Rampant Colt® logo embroidered above the left chest pocket. It is made in the USA and constructed of rugged 12-ounce, 100-percent ring-spun cotton duck. The body of the jacket features a blanket lining, while the lining in the sleeves is quilted nylon. There is a corduroy top collar with under-collar snaps made to attach an optional hood. Inside there is a welt pocket and outside there are two large front pockets, as well as a zippered left-chest pocket....

Colt Shooter Mark Redl Takes First Step Towards Defending King Of New England Title Redl Wins Overall and Division at Massachusetts State IDPA Championship

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (June 12, 2014) – Colt shooter Mark Redl is on his way to successfully defending his King of New England – Custom Defensive Pistol Division title following last weekend’s Massachusetts State IDPA Championship. Redl placed first in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division at the match, and also achieved the overall lowest score, with 160.8 match points. The Mass. State Championship is also the first match of the three-leg concurrent King of New England series. The series pulls scores from four stages (plus one alternate stage) at three of New England’s biggest IDPA competitions. The second leg of the series is the New England Regional in August, and the third leg is the New Hampshire Live Free or Die Blockbuster State Championship in October. “Mark has made it very clear to us all year long that it is his mission to defend his King of New England title,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing ...