Colt Defense LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of small arms for the global military, law enforcement and sporting markets, today announced the appointment of Dennis Veilleux as President and CEO effective immediately. Mr. Veilleux was most recently President and CEO of New Colt Holding Corp., which was acquired by Colt Defense last month. Mr. Veilleux replaces Gerald R. Dinkel, who will remain on Colt Defense’s Governing Board.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of rifles and carbines, is adding two additional models to its current list of five rifles that are compliant with California’s bullet button laws. The new carbines available to shooters in California are the CR6720CA and CR6724CA.
For the first time since the introduction of the iconic and standard-setting M4 in the 1990s, Colt Defense is offering a rifle to law enforcement and civilian shooters as close as possible in configuration to the M4A1 military carbine.
As I said in my column yesterday on the 1911 “Rail” Gun, I do not own stock in Colt Manufacturing, nor is the company paying me to write this review. However, I plead guilty to being a life-long admirer of all things Colt. Amazingly, in just one generation, Colt’s contribution to two military and police success stories has almost faded from police officer’s memories, the 1911-pattern .45 semi-auto pistol and the AR15/M16 series of rifles. When I started in Law Enforcement, if you wanted a .45 or an AR15, it would be a Colt — nobody else made them. Nowadays, Colt is almost the last brand name many police officers think of for these weapon platforms, but Colt wants to change that.