Colt Welcomes Wyatt Gibson to Team Colt

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 23, 2017) – Colt, the historic class-leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of firearms, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of national shooting sports competitor Wyatt Gibson. Gibson has a successful track record in many shooting disciplines, and already has a full schedule ahead with Team Colt in 2017.


“Wyatt is an exceptional young talent,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “His drive and determination exemplifies what the shooting sports mean to Colt. He sets a great example for young folks who want to get into competitive shooting, and we are so proud to bring him into the fold here with Team Colt.”

Gibson was introduced to the firearms industry at a young age by his father and grandfather, and helped as they tested target designs for MGM Targets. From there his love, familiarity, and proficient with firearms grew, and he had competed in his first USPSA match before the age of seven.

“Competitive shooting is in my blood,” said Gibson. “I grew up with firearms, and I pour my time, effort, and heart into the shooting sports. When Paul and the folks at Colt offered me the opportunity to shoot for Team Colt I was honored. My defensive pistol game is really strong thanks to my 9mm Gold Cup® Trophy – the way it sits in my hand is amazing. And I’ve relied on Colt AR-15® platform rifles for much of my shooting career. Nothing beats the real thing!”

Gibson regularly competes on a national level in 3 Gun competitions and occasionally in United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) action pistol matches. His recent wins include: MGM Ironman 2015-2016, Northwest Multigun Challenge 2016, Surefire World Multigun 2016, and 3 Gun Nation Texas Regional. Gibson placed third overall on the Sportsman Channel program The Big Gun II: Sin City.

Stay tuned to Colt for more info on Wyatt Gibson’s upcoming matches and appearances.


4 Responses to “Colt Welcomes Wyatt Gibson to Team Colt”

  1. kel says:

    Good on ya.

    Team Idaho, represent! 🙂

  2. TY95244 says:

    I met Wyatt at USPSA Area1 Major Match in Utah this year when he joined our squad for a few stages on the morning of the last day. Aside from being a natural and skilled shooter, he had a focused, quiet, and positive vibe about him. He worked hard on his share of the squad duties without any ego. It’s great to see him working with Colt. I have no doubt he will go far in the shooting sports, and life in general. I wish more of his contemporaries exuded the same qualities. Congrats to both Wyatt and Colt on the partnership!

  3. JKifer says:

    Good for you man, congrats.

  4. Foamythedog says:

    Nice to see a boy turn into a man
    Wyatt is one heck of a natural shooter.
    I enjoy watching him kick his old man’s keester in long range precision and 3-gun.