Something is going on at Colt that has its employees on the edge of their seats.
Rumors of massive layoffs have been going around since a post on Pistol-Forum read, “Sounds like a big mess down there a whole lot of pink slips, including my favorite division, the custom shop.”
It’s not yet known the extent of the layoffs, however, it has been confirmed that Brent Turchi, director of Colt Customer Service and the Colt Custom Shop, was let go recently. A post from Brent on 1911forum.com reads:
“I am alive and well just no longer with Colt. I will continue to be a member of this forum and interact as I see appropriate. I will tell the forum when and where I land. I have and will continue to enjoy this forum and its members. All thoughts are appreciated. Brent”
After filing for bankruptcy in 2015, the company has been trying to claw its way back to normalcy, so this will undoubtedly be a punch in the gut.
There’s a lot of speculation right now with little confirmation on what exactly is going on. We will be following this news and will keep our readers updated when we hear more.