We are a family-owned and operated business. With 52 years of experience, we offer true quality salesmanship and are here to meet your needs, whether we are buying, selling, trading, or loaning, we do it in our customers best interest.
Monday – Friday 10am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 10am – 3pm
571-B West Fire Tower Rd
Winterville, North Carolina 28590
Doctor Glenn Bowen, Jr. – Late Founder and Former President (1932-2017)
Specializes in Gun Smith & Appraisals
Glenn was native of Pitt County and well-known for his years of experience in the firearm business. In 1960, he opened his first gun store called “Glenn’s Gun Shop” in Ayden, N.C. In 1972, Glenn partnered with Rev. Bruce Jones to open a new gun shop called “B & G Guns”, located downtown Ayden. In 1995, Glenn sold B & G Guns in Ayden and opened “‘Doc’s’ Pawn & Guns” in Greenville, NC. After years of successful gun and pawn business at “Doc’s”, in 2010, Glenn opened a store in Winterville, N.C. This store is known as ”Colt’s Guns & Pawn”. Colt’s is family owned and family operated.
In 2012, Glenn sold his interest in Doc’s so that he could solely spend his time at Colt’s, working with his family, where he handled all gunsmith work. Glenn also traveled locally and globally, buying, selling, and trading guns. Glenn was well respected for his years of experience and expertise in the firearm industry. Glenn was known for saying “Got any guns you want to sell?”.
As a Time Honored Tradition, the family of Colt’s Guns strives to continue Glenn’s legacy, with the ambition of leaving their mark in the firearm world.
Patty Bowen Richardson
Owner, Finances & Marketing
Patty is the owner here at Colt’s. Although she serves in many capacities, Patty’s primary responsibilities are finances and marketing; however, her favorite part of the business is being on the sales floor. Patty’s passion is women’s defense and protection. She has a degree in the field of Health and Human Services, as well as a background in Sales and Marketing with Proctor and Gamble Paper Products and Cosmetics and Fragrance. She loves education and has several diplomas and certificates in various fields. Patty also is a licensed Private Investigator Associate by the North Carolina Department of Justice Private Protective Services Board and works in many capacities in the investigative field specializing in pet related cases. Aside of this, she has spent the majority of her adult years as a homemaker, mother, and volunteer extraordinaire, receiving several awards for her community service and church involvement.
Favorite Revolver: Ruger LCR .38Spl
Joshua Glenn Richardson
Josh is a native of Ayden, N.C. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health from East Carolina University, as well as two Associate of Arts degrees from Pitt Community College. Josh grew up around and developed a love for guns at an early age. At age of 15, he started working at our 19-year old, previous sister store, Doc’s Pawn and Guns in Greenville, N.C. During his years at Doc’s, Josh traveled with his grandfather to gun and buying shows, becoming knowledgeable of purchasing and retailing.
As an avid hunter, Josh holds special interest and experience in shotguns and rifles which enables us to offer expert services in gun-sighting and scope mounting. In addition to Josh’s full-time duties managing the store, he stays busy as a volunteer firefighter, where he has served since age 16 and was named Ayden Fire Department’s 2010 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year. Josh’s hobbies include big game hunting and fishing. He has served as a committee member of the East Carolina Ducks Unlimited Chapter and is a founding member of the Southern Pitt Ducks Unlimited Chapter. With his years of experience in leadership and the firearm industry, he now holds a superior job, sharing his knowledge and skills with our customer base and managing Colt’s Guns.
Lindsey Gray Richardson
Retail Manager, Media Relations
Lindsey Gray was born and raised in Ayden, NC. She holds a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in Exercise and Sports Science; however, due to Lindsey Gray’s love of the firearm industry and family business, for the past five years, she has taken great pride in becoming one of Colt’s key assets.
As a woman, Lindsey Gray is not afraid of an outdoor challenge. She enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and shooting; however, proof of her more feminine side has been shown through her previous successes of earning the titles of Miss Ayden, North Carolina and Miss North Carolina National Teenager. Lindsey has used her gifts to help young woman develop self-confidence and better themselves for their future, while now, she is using her gifts on a family firearm business level, encouraging all woman to educate themselves on gun-handling and taking pride in being able to defend themselves. She enjoys watching women on the rise and keeping up with all the new things the industry has to offer.
Royce E. Richardson, Jr.
Roy is the owner and founder of RichardsonCentral, LLC. He has a degree in Electronic Data Processing and has C.N.E. credentials as well. He has 30 years of experience, specializing in small business computer network administration. Roy developed and maintains the computer network systems at our store. In addition to maintaining our network, Roy works part time in our sales department. Roy loves being a part of the firearm industry and spending time at our store working with his family.