Manufacturer Background


Promote, sell and track products in distributorship and out through our national dealer network.

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. Colt's products flow through national distributorship, and Colt boasts a large network of stocking dealers around the country.

Connected Data Solutions is a premier inventory and e-commerce platform that is well positioned in the shooting sports industry. This made CDS a great fit to design and launch Colt's consumer website -- -- along with back-end management tools to track inventory through distributorship, into stores, and out to customers.

Customers shop directly on the Colt website, which allows Colt to manage it's brand message, set promotions, and offer other custom services like serial number lookup. Customers select their participating dealer at checkout. That dealer can fulfill sales with in-store stock or order new stock through integrated distributors. The customer visits the dealer to complete their background check and complete the transfer. It's a process that adds value at every level, from manufacturer to distributor to dealer to customer.

CDS is developed and maintained by people who want to see manufacturers succeed. Our full featured, integrated platform can help manufacturers extend their brand reach and move and track inventory better than ever before.

Our full featured, integrated tools can help you manage your business faster, easier, and more efficiently than ever.