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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,” said Kauffmann, “I never win anything, so I was just floored.”


Kauffmann’s grand prize is a single action Colt 1991 Series Government Model pistol, with a carbon steel receiver and slide, finished in blue. The double diamond rosewood grips have a rollmark proclaiming the 1911’s 100 years of service. “Anyone who owns a 1911 thinks of Colt as the forefather, the origin of the species, the grand daddy of all 1911s,” said Kauffmann, “So it is really cool to now have a Colt in my collection.”


Accompanying the pistol is a MidwayUSA prize package of shooting gear, worth more than $300. A competition range bag, a pair of electronic earmuffs to wear on the range, as well as a large package of peel off self-adhesive targets will ensure Kauffman is range-ready.


This contest, which ran from November 1 until December 16, followed the success of Colt Defense’s 6920 rifle giveaway earlier this fall. Since the launch of the 1911 giveaway contest, Colt’s Facebook has grown by more than 35,000 fans, taking to more than 87,200 “likes” in total.


To find Colt on Facebook, visit Colt can also be followed on Twitter @ColtFirearms. Please also find MidwayUSA on Facebook at, follow them on Twitter @MidwayUSA.

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