Posts Tagged ‘Colt’

Colt Welcomes Wyatt Gibson to Team Colt

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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.

Colt Announces the New Cobra Double-Action Revolver

Sunday, May 7th, 2017


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 5, 2017) – Colt, historic manufacturer of what many have heralded as the finest double-action revolvers ever made, is excited to announce its re-entry into the market with the release of the Cobra®. The all stainless steel small frame revolver features the classic lines of a traditional Colt double-action revolver, along with some great upgrades and modernizations, including Colt’s new LL2™ (Linear Leaf spring, version 2) trigger spring which offers a premium trigger pull experience without the need for hand-fitting.

“The bar was set so high,” said Paul Spitale, SVP for Colt, referring to the legacy of fine double-action revolvers in Colt’s history. “And the team in Colt’s Innovation Center really knocked this one out of the park. The grip was moved rearward to not only allow for more comfort and recoil control, but this also opened up the trigger guard area to allow for a flatter, more intuitive feeling trigger, as well as easy use with gloved hands. The trigger pull is phenomenal. The feel of this trigger both in the hand and when measured by a computer is very favorable to, and some might say better than, the triggers in Colt’s legacy double-action revolvers.”

The Cobra® was designed for concealed carry, with its 2” barrel and .38 Special chambering. “To offer new shooters a rewarding experience, we focused on the manageable .38 Special round,” said Spitale. “We want folks to be equally comfortable carrying this great firearm for defense and enjoying it at the range with family and friends.”

The new Cobra® is available in .38 Special (+P capable), has a six round capacity, and features a 2” barrel, all stainless steel construction to aid in recoil mitigation, and a Colt branded rubber grip. The Cobra® also features a user-upgradable fiber optic front sight. The sight can be easily swapped by the user to the available aftermarket tritium night sight. The Cobra® is now shipping; it has a SKU of COBRA-SM2FO, and an MSRP of $699.

Colt Announces In-Booth Signings at NRA Annual Meeting 2017

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 26, 2017) – Colt is pleased to announce the in-booth signing schedule for the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia, April 28-30. Colt will be in booth #2830, and feature signings from Team Colt, Colt Combat Unit, and Larry Vickers.

“The NRA Annual Meeting is just one way we give back to all the Colt fans out there,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “We work hard all year, and it’s really a pleasure for us to come out and shake hands and really touch base with all the folks whose expectations we strive to meet. And to be able to put those same folks in contact with the very special team of professionals that support us throughout the year is just icing on the cake.”

The signing schedule is as follows:

Larry Vickers, former Special Operator and renowned firearms expert, will be signing copies of his books Vickers Guide: AR-15, Volume 1 and Vickers Guide: 1911

Friday 4/28 & Saturday 4/29, Colt Booth #2830
10:30 AM – 12 PM

Colt Combat Unit™ sponsored shooters Ken Hackathorn and Daryl Holland, former Special Operators and legendary firearms instructors.

Friday 4/28 & Saturday 4/29, Colt Booth #2830
12 PM – 1 PM

Team Colt sponsored shooters Maggie Reese, Mark Redl, and Wyatt Gibson.

Friday 4/28
2 PM – 3 PM

Saturday 4/29 & Sunday 4/30, Colt Booth #2830
1 PM – 2 PM

Colt Congratulates Maggie Reese on USPSA MultiGun Nationals Win

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 20, 2017) – Colt is pleased to congratulate Team Colt shooter Maggie Reese as she achieves the title of 2017 Ladies National Champion in Open Division at the USPSA MultiGun Nationals, April 14-16 in Boulder City, NV. This is Reese’s fourth win in this competition, previously having won in 2009, 2010, and 2015.

“Another outstanding performance from Maggie,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “We are so proud of the excellence that Maggie continues to achieve on the competitive field through her passion and hard work. It’s something that all of us here a Colt draw a good deal of inspiration from.”

The competition drew over 250 competitors to test their rifle, shotgun, and handgun mastery. There were thirteen stages, and targets exceeded 300 yards. Reese competed in the Open Division, which allows the use of multiple optics and bipods with no limit on magazine capacity.

“This match always offers an excellent challenge,” said Reese. “I depended on my Colt LE6920 to really drive home the rifle stages, and as always, it performed flawlessly. It’s one less variable I have to worry about at a match.”

Come see Maggie Reese at the Colt booth (#2830) at the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, April 28-30, 2017. There she will be signing posters along with the Team Colt shooters Mark Redl and Wyatt Gibson.

Colt Announces the New Gold Cup Trophy

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Gold Cup Series 70 - Copy

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 13, 2017) – Colt, the company whose Gold Cup® has long been the pinnacle of performance in the world of competitive shooting, is pleased to announce the next generation Gold Cup® Trophy. Updated to meet the desires of today’s elite shooters, the pistol is a modern take on the stalwart classic performance firearm that has helped so many competitive shooters achieve victory over the past century.

“We started the development of the new Gold Cup® Trophy when I decided to compete in the Bianchi Cup,” said Mark Redl, Team Colt Shooter and Product Manager for Colt. “Everything about this pistol was designed to make it an affordable option for the professional competitor to engage in the most elite shooting match in the world. We started with our standard Gold Cup® Trophy and upgraded it in the same ways that many enthusiasts and professionals do as they ship their beloved firearm around the country for costly specialty services. Now, for the cost of perhaps one or two of these services, you can buy a brand new Gold Cup® with the upgrades right from the factory.”

This new Gold Cup® features Colt’s competition ergonomics, including an undercut trigger guard and upswept beavertail grip safety, and Colt’s Dual Spring Recoil System™ for improved recoil mitigation. Factory 25 LPI checkering on the front and rear strap of the grip, along with Colt branded blue G10 grips complete the stabilization package. Competitors will appreciate the firing system, which is now the Colt Series 70™ system, which reduces the number of moving parts in the trigger assembly, as well as reduces the length and weight of the trigger pull.

“Another big change for this model is that along with the traditional .45 ACP, it’s also available in 9mm,” said Redl. “The whole package makes this a really appealing handgun for world class competitors.” The new Gold Cup® Trophy is available in 9mm (SKU: O5072XE) and .45 ACP (O5070XE), and has an MSRP of $1,699.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit

Colt Announces New Lower Pricing on Competition Pistol Line

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (April 7, 2017) – Colt is excited to announce new lower pricing on all of the wildly popular Colt Competition Pistol line. The new lower pricing reflects a $50 reduction on all models, which now start at $899 for blued and $999 for stainless steel.

“We listened,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “At $899 for a blued model in 9mm or .45 ACP, the Competition Pistol is a screaming deal, and one that our customers really appreciate. So once again, enthusiasts can go into their favorite Colt Stocking Dealer and get ready to compete with a real Colt 1911 featuring a Novak adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight, competition ergonomics, those iconic blue G10 grips, and of course our Dual Spring Recoil System for a truly pleasant shooting experience.”

The blued Colt Competition Pistol in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $899, while the stainless steel model in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $999. The Colt Competition Pistol is also available in .38 Super in both finishes; $949 for the blued model and $1,049 for the stainless steel model.

Colt Congratulates Team Colt Sponsored Shooter Maggie Reese

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Colt’s Maggie Reese Wins High Lady at Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 31, 2017) – Colt congratulates Team Colt shooter Maggie Reese on taking High Lady over the weekend at the 2017 Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun, in the Open division. The match was held March 24-26 at the Usery Mountain Shooting Range in Mesa, AZ.

“We are so proud of Maggie’s success this weekend at Superstition Mountain,” said Paul Spitale, Senior Vice President of Commercial Business for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “Maggie has proved to be a top flight competitor in 3-Gun competition, starting the season off with this win is very exciting for Team Colt.”

Reese, is a three-time Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun winner, with victories in 2009, 2010, & 2014. She trusted the reliability and accuracy of her Colt LE6920 for the rifle stages of the match, with targets out to 500 yards. Reese competing in open division allows for multiple optics and bipods, with no limit on magazine capacity.

“Having the opportunity to participate in one of the longest running 3-Gun matches in the country is an honor,” said Reese. “The event is in its 21st year and always very well attended.” Approximately 350 competitors went through the 11 stages. “Throughout it all my Colt 6920 ran flawlessly!”

Reese’s next competition will be the USPSA Area 1 Handgun Championship, March 31 – April 2 in in St. George, UT. Visit to keep up with Maggie Reese’s competitions this year.

SHOT Show 17 – Colt Ammunition

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Colt partnered with noted ammunition manufacturer DoubleTap Ammunition to produce a range of branded ammo in both defensive and match-grade loads. The Defensive line consists of standard carry pistol calibers, such as .38 SPL, 9mm, and .45 ACP, with jacketed hollow point bullets. A 62 gr. 223 Rem cartridge is also offered under this line, featuring a bonded defense bullet.


The National Match line consists of various pistol calibers, 9mm; .45 ACP; 10mm, as well as 223 Rem and .308 Win for rifles, manufactured to match grade specification for accurate performance on the range, oriented towards competition use.