Colt’s Mark Redl wins Custom Defensive Pistol Division

Colt’s Mark Redl Claims Second Consecutive
King Of New England Title

Redl Wins Title for Custom Defensive Pistol Division

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Oct. 24, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company is proud to announce that sponsored shooter Mark Redl has once again claimed the King of New England title in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division. Redl has won this title for the second consecutive time since the series began in 2013. His victory was sealed at the Live Free or Die New Hampshire IDPA Championship, where he placed first in his class with 239.34 match points.

“We are incredibly proud of Mark for claiming the King of New England title in the first, and now second, year of the series,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This was an important goal of Mark’s for the 2014 season, and he has worked very hard to achieve it.”

The King of New England series pulls scores from four stages, plus one alternate stage, at three of New England’s IDPA competitions. The three competitions that are included in the concurrent match series are the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and finally the Live Free or Die New Hampshire State Championship. Redl took first place in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division at all three matches, with 277.82 match points at the New England Regional and 160.8 match points, and the lowest overall score, at the Massachusetts State Championship.

Mark Redl
Mark Redl

“I am very proud and humbled to repeat my title as King of New England in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division,” said Redl. “I feel the two biggest factors to achieving this goal were consistent shooting across the three matches, and having equipment that runs at 100-percent over the course of the season.”

For the King of New England series, Redl shot a Colt Combat Elite®, which is ideal for a combat-style competitive shooter. Part of the Colt XSE series, the Combat Elite features a National Match® barrel, Novak® sights, upswept beavertail grip safety with palm swell and half-checkered half-smooth rosewood grips.

“I have to thank my family, Colt, and the IDPA community for all their support this year,” said Redl. “This competition series is so valuable to IDPA, as it brings together great competitors in a very challenging and fun series. I think other regions of the country should look at setting up a similar match series. I look forward to next year and hopefully a three-peat title!”

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