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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Colt Defense LLC (the “Company”) announced today that it will host an investor conference call on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss 2014 second quarter financial results. Interested parties may participate by dialing 1- 877-565-1267 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-706-758-8327 (International), and providing the conference ID number: 5016728. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, and will last through Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The replay may be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-404-537-3406 (International) and providing the same conference ID number listed above. Prior to the call, the Company will file its 2014 second quarter financial results with the SEC on Form 10-Q which will be available at www.sec.gov. About Colt Defense LLC Colt is one of the world’s oldest and most renowned designe...

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Colt Announces Winner of Single Action Army® Revolver Facebook Giveaway - Giveaway Held in Honor of Sam Colt’s 200th Birthday on July 19

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Aug. 20, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company has announced the winner of its Single Action Army® Revolver Facebook giveaway. James Schiller of Buckley, Wash. was randomly selected from a pool of thousands of successful entries to win a Colt model P1870 Single Action Army Revolver. The contest was hosted on Colt’s Facebook page through the month of July to commemorate Sam Colt’s 200th birthday on July 19. “I am so excited and still in shock that I won the revolver,” said Schiller. “I’ve been a Colt fan since I was 12 years old and saw a Python for the first time at a gun show with my father and grandfather. I also love history, and Sam Colt is such an important part of America’s history of innovation.” The Facebook giveaway is part of Colt’s Manufacturing Company’s yearlong celebration of Sam Colt’s 200th birthday. The year started with the production of a limited edition commemora...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Aug. 19, 2014) – Colt congratulates sponsored shooter Mark Redl on taking first place in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division at the New England Regional IDPA Championship. Redl scored 277.82 match points in the CDP Master Class, with 82 points down. This victory also increases Redl’s lead in his division for the 2014 King of New England title, which he looks to claim again after his victory in 2013. “We are all very excited for Mark and another outstanding win,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “It is wonderful to see him continue to put in the hard work and get closer to achieving his goal of repeating his King of New England CDP Division title. Colt’s Manufacturing Company is also proud to have been a sponsor of this popular IDPA match.” The King of New England series pulls scores from four stages, plus one alternate stage, at three of New England’s IDPA comp...

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Colt’s Manufacturing Company Donates Commemorative  Firearm to The Museum Collection at The Connecticut State Library Donation Made in Honor of Sam Colt’s 200th Birthday

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 25, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company marks the 200th birthday of founder and American industrialist Sam Colt with the donation of a commemorative pistol to The Museum of Connecticut History at The Connecticut State Library. The commemorative pistol is a Colt O1991Z model, a direct descendant of the original Colt 1911 model. It is specially engraved to mark the 200th birthday celebration, with designs including the Colt dome, Sam Colt’s bust and the bicentennial 1814-2014 date. Colt’s Manufacturing Company symbolically donated serial number 200 to the library’s museum on July 19 at the Colt 200th festival in Hartford. “We are honored to donate this special commemorative firearm to the outstanding collection already housed at the Connecticut State Library,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing at Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is an historic occasion not only for our company, but for the ...

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Colt Sponsors and Donates Single Action Army® Revolver to FMG Shooting Industry Masters

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 24, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, proudly sponsored FMG’s Shooting Industry Masters event at the gold level, as well as donating a special Single Action Army® Revolver to the event’s charitable auction. The revolver was specially engraved to commemorate Sam Colt’s 200th birthday, which is being celebrated throughout the year. It was auctioned at a final price of $3,600, with 100-percent of the proceeds benefitting USA Shooting. “We all look forward to the FMG Shooting Industry Masters each year,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is a wonderful event that brings the industry together for a fun weekend of safe shooting and fundraising. We are thrilled that the Single Action Army® Revolver donation brought in as much as it did to support a great organizat...

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Colt Canada Reintroduces Diemaco Rifle Name to Canadian Commercial Market

KITCHENER, Ontario (July 2, 2014) – Colt Canada, the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine, proudly reintroduces the popular Diemaco rifle name to the Canadian commercial market. Through an exclusive distributor agreement with the Korth Group, two rifle models are now available to the civilian market in Canada for the first time in the company’s history. “This is a historic step for our company and for sport shooters and collectors in Canada,” said Matt Kirkpatrick, Commercial Sales Coordinator for Colt Canada. “After receiving all necessary licensing and approvals from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the United States government, we are thrilled to be able to provide Canada’s firearms community with high-quality and respected firearms, made right here in Canada under the well-known Diemaco name. ” The two models available to Canadi...

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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...

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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....

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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 ...

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Pigman: The Series Signs on with Colt’s Manufacturing Company - Iconic Gun Manufacturer Taps Brian “Pigman” Quaca to Reach Their Hunting Consumers

Grosebeck, TX (May 27, 2014) – Pigman: The Series, hosted by Brian “Pigman” Quaca, and Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, have entered into a partnership for remainder of 2014 that will include various forms of strategic media content on Pigman: The Series airing on Sportsman Channel. “Working with Brian “Pigman” Quaca and the team at the Sportsman Channel is an exciting new partnership for us,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “Pigman: The Series will be an excellent forum to reach our hunting-focused customers, showing how you can have great outdoor adventures with your Colt by your side.” Learn more about Pigman: The Series at http://Facebook.Com/PigmanTV on Twitter http://Twitter.com/SmokinPork and online http://PigmanTV.com About Pigman: The Series: Set deep in the heart of Texas, Leu...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Colt Defense LLC (the “Company”) announced today that it will host an investor conference call on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss 2014 first quarter financial results.  Interested parties may participate by dialing 1- 877-565-1267 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-706-758-8327 (International), and providing the conference ID number: 46996945. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 15, 2014, and will last through Thursday, May 22, 2014.  The replay may be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-404-537-3406 (International) and providing the same conference ID number listed above. Prior to the call, the Company will file its 2014 first quarter financial results with the SEC on Form 10-Q which will be available at www.sec.gov. About Colt Defense LLC Colt is one of the world’s oldest and most renowned designers, develop...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 8, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, is now offering complete upper receiver assembly kits in a variety of barrel lengths and configurations. The conversion kits are derived from the popular LE6920 and LE6940 models, offering the standard upper receiver with handguard configuration and the monolithic one-piece receiver with free-floating barrel configuration. Three upper assembly models come in the traditional 16.1-inch barrel length, and for the first time, two upper assemblies are available in the shorter 14.5-inch barrel length. “The upper assembly conversion kits will allow us to offer more high-quality, state-of-the-art choices to our customers,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing. “The upper assemblies are made to the same military specifications and are subject to the same rigorous testing pr...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 23 , 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company sponsored-shooter Maggie Reese put in another outstanding performance over the weekend at the USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals, placing 2nd in the Lady’s Open division. The match was held April 18-20 at the Desert Sportsman Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas, Nev. “We are very proud to see Maggie do so well on the national competitive shooting stage,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “She is off to a great start, and with many more matches to come this year, we can’t wait to see what other successes Maggie is capable of.” Reese, who is a two-time USPSA National Champion, utilized her Colt LE6920 for the rifle stages of the match. These stages required distance shooting up to 400 yards, as well as close-range precision shots. “The USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals is one of my favorite matches,” said Reese. “I e...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 11, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, has launched its Premiere Dealer Program. The program offers dealers one free Colt Mustang® XSP, a $649 retail value, with the purchase of six Colt rifles. Rifles included in the promotion include the AR15A4, LE6920 and variants, LE6940 and variants, along with members of the M2012 bolt action rifle family. The polymer-framed Colt Mustang XSP is a popular choice for concealed carry for male and female shooters. With a molded thumb perch and enhanced cut behind the trigger guard, the XSP sits comfortably in hands of all sizes. The XSP also features a dovetailed front sight, amnbidextrous safeties, an integral 3/8” accessory rail below the dust cover and a squared off trigger guard. The Premiere Dealer Program promotion is now available, while supplies last. Please contact your Colt distributor for a complete l...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Colt Defense LLC (the “Company”) announced today that it will host an investor conference call on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss 2013 year-end financial results.  Interested parties may participate by dialing 1- 877-565-1267 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-706-758-8327 (International), and providing the conference ID number: 17455233. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 21, 2014, and will last through Friday, March 28, 2014.  The replay may be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-404-537-3406 (International) and providing the same conference ID number listed above. Prior to the call, the Company will file its 2013 year-end financial results with the SEC on Form 10-K which will be available at www.sec.gov. About Colt Defense LLC Colt is one of the world’s oldest and most renowned designers, developers and ma...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 20, 2014) – Colt sponsored shooter Mark Redl walked away with a hearty victory at the USPSA Area 7 March Madness competition. Redl competed in the Single Stack Division and won the match with 677.5372 points. This placed him more than 127 points, or almost 19 percent, higher than the second place competitor in his division. “We are ecstatic that Mark has started off his 2014 competition season with such a strong showing,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “With his talent and dedication, Mark will surely continue this success in his upcoming events.” Redl shot a Colt Combat Elite® in .45 ACP at the Area 7 match. The Combat Elite is ideal for a combat-style match shooter, with features that include half checkered and half smooth rosewood grips, a Colt upswept beavertail grip safety with palm swell, a National Match® barrel and Novak® sights. Part of the XSE Series...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 12, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, announces the launch of a new promotion for customers. The “Spring Fever” promotion offers a free Bulldog® rifle case with the purchase of any Colt modern sporting rifle from March 11 through May 31, 2014. The case offered in the promotion is Bulldog’s black Standard Tactical Case with the Rampant Colt and Serpentine Colt logos, along with Colt-branded zippers.  The specialized reverse slant design of the case allows the carbine or rifle to be carried with the scope up. It features extra thick padding and a water-resitant outershell to provide maximum MSR protection. There are four universal magazine pouches and an extra-large accessory pocket that is “High Vis”-lined for improved visibility in low-light conditions. In order to receive the Bulldog rifle case, customers will need t...

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Colt Facebook Page Tops 300,000 Fans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 6, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company is proud to announce reaching a major milestone on its Facebook page. This February, the Colt Facebook fan page topped more than 300,000 “likes.” The page was launched in June 2011 to add a new layer of engagement with Colt enthusiasts, sport shooters, outdoorsmen and women, and the next generation of shooters. “We are proud to have reached so many of our Colt fans on Facebook in less than three years,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing. “We sincerely thank everyone who interacts with us online and look forward to continuing to engage with our fans across all social media platforms.” During the past four months, Colt has hosted a number of exciting campaigns on its Facebook page in an effort to further engage current fans and reach new ones. In November, Colt launched its “Giving Thanks” campaign as an opportunity ...

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National and International Competitive Shooter Maggie Reese Joins Team Colt

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Feb. 28, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, today announced its sponsorship of national and international shooting sports competitor Maggie Reese. Reese has a successful track record in many shooting disciplines, and already has a full schedule ahead with Team Colt in 2014. “We are thrilled to have Maggie join Team Colt,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing. “Maggie is very passionate and enthusiastic about the shooting sports. She is a wonderful role model for other young women who are interested in shooting, and we are proud to have her wearing the Colt name and competing with our firearms.” “I am honored to be sponsored by Colt, a company with such a rich history and a strong reputation for quality in the industry,” said Reese. “A 1911 is the first gun I ever owned, so it i...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Nov. 13, 2013) — Colt Defense LLC (the “Company”) announced today that it will host an investor conference call on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss 2013 third quarter financial results.  Interested parties may participate by dialing 1- 877-565-1267 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-706-758-8327 (International), and providing the conference ID number: 10522929. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 14, 2013, and will last through Thursday, November 21, 2013.  The replay may be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 (U.S. and Canada) or 1-404-537-3406 (International) and providing the same conference ID number listed above. Prior to the call, the Company will file its 2013 third quarter financial results with the SEC on Form 10-Q which will be available at www.sec.gov. About Colt Defense LLC Colt is one of the world’s oldest and ...

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Colt’s Clint Upchurch Finishes Top Ten in 2013 3-Gun Pro Series - Upchurch is Sixth Overall Going Into Rumble on the Range in January

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Nov. 4, 2013) – Colt is proud to announce sponsored shooter Clint Upchurch is closing out another successful season of 3-Gun competition. Upchurch is currently ranked sixth in the 3-Gun Nation (3GN) Pro Series Tour, assuring him a spot at the 3GN Pro Series Championship, Rumble on the Range, during the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. “Clint has had yet another outstanding season in the ever-growing 3-Gun competition series,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt. “We are extremely proud of his accomplishments, notably the fact that he has placed in the top 10 of every 3-Gun Nation Pro Series match this year; a feat that only three other competitors have accomplished. We wish him all the best at Rumble on the Range.” In the 3GN Pro Series, Clint’s top 10 finishes include sixth place at Event #1, ninth place at Event #2, tenth place at Event #3 and ninth place at Event #4. His combined points from three events are 273...

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Colt Announces Anthony Acitelli as Senior Vice President of Sales

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., October 25, 2013 – Colt, a leading developer and manufacturer of firearms for the global military, law enforcement and civilian markets, today announces the addition of Anthony Acitelli to its leadership team. Acitelli will serve as Senior Vice President of Sales. Acitelli brings more than 20 years experience in the defense industry to his new position with Colt. He spent the past three years with ATK – Security and Sporting Group, first in the role of Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, and then as President of the Accessories Division. Acitelli spent six years with Federal Cartridge, overseeing sales and marketing efforts. Other prior industry experience includes Tasco Worldwide and Simmons. Acitelli earned his International MBA from Thunderbird Global Schools of Management and his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. He also earned a general management certificate from Harvard Business School an...

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Colt’s Mark Redl Crowned 2013 King of New England – Custom Pistol Division Redl Seals Victory at Live Free or Die IDPA Championship

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., October 24, 2013 – Colt sponsored shooter Mark Redl walked away a king after the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free or Die State IDPA Championship. By winning the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) Division at the match, he also clinched the title of King of New England for the CDP Division. “We are very proud of Mark for winning such a prestigious IDPA match series,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt. “Mark started the season strong this year, and we are thrilled to see him continue that pace with the King of New England victory.” Redl won the King of New England title in the CDP Division with an overall time of 325.91 seconds, finishing 19 seconds ahead of his competitors. Division winners were determined by cumulative scores from four pre-selected stages in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free or Die State (New Hampshire) Championship. “It’s an honor to have...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn., September 23, 2013 – Colt is pleased to announce the appointment of Joyce Rubino to the newly created position of Vice President, Marketing. Rubino was previously Controller and Vice President of Operations for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “We are thrilled to have Joyce leading Colt’s marketing operations,” said Dennis Veilleux, President and CEO of Colt. “Joyce has been an integral part of our team for a number of years, and has a proven track record of outstanding leadership. She is keenly aware of the issues and opportunities within our industry, and is well positioned to lead Colt’s marketing efforts.” Rubino has been an instrumental leader in the growth and success of Colt’s commercial operations. Throughout her time with Colt, Rubino has navigated a number of challenging situations, consistently delivering effective and well-thought solutions. It is this knowledge and experience that will serve her wel...

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn., August 23, 2013– Colt Defense LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of small arms for the global military, law enforcement and sporting markets, today announced the appointment of Dennis Veilleux as President and CEO effective immediately.   Mr. Veilleux was most recently President and CEO of New Colt Holding Corp., which was acquired by Colt Defense last month.  Mr. Veilleux replaces Gerald R. Dinkel, who will remain on Colt Defense’s Governing Board. Commenting on the leadership transition, Governing Board Chairman Daniel J. Standen said, “During his tenure as CEO, Gerry Dinkel has been instrumental in Colt’s transformation into a more diversified business, including the recent completion of the acquisition of New Colt Holding Corp. We are grateful to Gerry for his valuable contribution to the Company and look forward to supporting Dennis Veilleux as the new CEO of the re-unified Colt. Dennis has 27 years of experience...