Trumbull, CT — Lew Horton Distributing, Baron Technology, Inc. and are again partnering to help critically ill children and their families through the Kids & Clays Foundation. Kids & Clays supports a national series of shooting events, with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Lew Horton has provided a Colt 1911 to Baron Technology (BTI), who exquisitely hand-engraved the firearm for auction on BTI artisan Rob Bunting did the engraving. Known for its special editions, this Lew Horton Colt 1911 in .45 caliber is certainly a “must own” for Colt and other unique firearm enthusiasts, with proceeds going to a great cause.

“Lew Horton Distributing is again proud to be a part of this project, teaming up with such a great organization as the Kids & Clays Foundation,” said Don Drysdale of Lew Horton Distributing Co., Inc. “With Baron’s expert help, we are able to provide something of great value to help people at a time when they need it the most.”

The auction will run from Sunday Dec. 4 through Dec. 21. You can access the firearm at or directly through

“We are truly grateful to Lew Horton Distributing, Baron Technology and GunBroker for providing us the opportunity to raise funds for our cause,” said Doug Jeanneret, executive director of the Kids & Clays Foundation. “This is a chance to own an amazing custom handgun, while at the same time helping countless critically ill children and their families in their time of greatest need. All three companies are to be commended.”

In its own right, the Colt Mark IV Government Series .45 Caliber Automatic is a great carry or range gun, but the special bluing and intricate, hand engraving make this a once in a lifetime opportunity for any gun owner. By bidding on this work of art, you are not only getting a chance to own a very special, one of a kind handgun, but you are also supporting a very special charity.

“Kids & Clays is a shining star for the firearms industry. There isn’t a charity to which we can point that does more to ‘give back’ to our local communities,” said David Baron, of Baron Technology. “All of us are very proud to be supporting Kids & Clays auctions and shooting events all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.”

About Baron Technology, Inc.

For 34 years, Baron Technology, Inc. has worked with shooting associations, conservation groups and manufacturers to embellish firearms, cutlery and other products that become heirlooms and collectibles. Merging hand-engraving techniques used for centuries with today’s latest technology, Baron creates unique hand-engraved, sculpted-roll engraved, etched and multi-laser engraving processes to embellish all types of metal, synthetic and wood products. Baron services include a creative art department whose extraordinary custom designs are used by many industries and organizations around the world.

About Lew Horton Distributing

The Horton shooting sports tradition began in 1948 when Lew Horton Sr. opened a retail sporting goods store in Framingham, Massachusetts. In 1960, Lew Horton Jr. joined the company and learned the qualities that constituted a good wholesale partner. In 1977, this knowledge became the foundation for Lew Horton Distributing Company, Inc., which was started by Lew Horton Jr. in Southboro, MA. Today, Lew Horton Distributing Company occupies a modern, 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Westboro, MA.

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