WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (September 23, 2016) – Colt is pleased to congratulate Team Colt for another outstanding showing at the IPSC Nationals, September 17-18 in Frostproof, FL. Team Colt shooters Maggie Reese and Mark Redl both placed in this elite competition, with Reese taking a win.
“We couldn’t be more honored by this performance,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “Team Colt is on the front lines of competitive shooting, championing the excellence that we strive for every day here at the Colt factory.”
Maggie Reese placed first in the Ladies Class in Classic Division. “I shot my 9mm Colt Government Model which is perfect for this division,” said Reese. “Shooting a minor caliber (such as 9mm) requires more focus on accuracy because of the scoring structure; consistent shot-placement is critical.”
“I used my off-the-shelf Colt Competition Pistol in 9mm for this match,” said Mark Redl, Team Colt shooter and Product Manager at Colt. “This was the type of match I had in mind when we were in the design process for this pistol, and the performance I get from it is excellent.” Redl placed third in the Senior Class in Classic Division.
The competition was grueling. Florida heat beared down on competitors as they navigated the course of fire. Featuring paper and steel targets at distances over 20 yards as well as penalty and moving targets, shooters were kept on their toes. Agility was also tested through stages featuring awkward shooting positions and strong-hand / weak-hand shooting.
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