Back in 2017, one of the first subjects of the NRA Family "Rising Shooting Stars" series wasn't a "one," but a "two": Sisters Justine and Jalise Williams. Then, the sisters (who aren't twins...they just look and shoot that way) were barely into their teens, but already taking the shooting world by storm. We knew then that they had greatness in their futures, and now the rest of the shooting world knows it, too. Justine and Jalise have just been signed to the Colt’s Manufacturing Company pro shooting team.
The Utah-based sisters join Team Captain Mark Redl and Wyatt Gibson on Team Colt...but these two young women have clearly earned their place on the prestigious pro team. With well over 100 shooting titles between them in IPSC, USPSA, 3-Gun and more, the Williams siblings are set to help take the Colt team even higher.
Jalise Williams, 17, competes in USPSA, IPSC, 3-Gun and Steel Challenge. She became the youngest Single Stack Lady National Champion in USPSA history at the age of 15 and holds more than 100 titles. Her 2019 titles include:
- Limited Lady National Champion
- Single Stack Lady National Champion
- L-10 Lady National Champion
- L-10 A-Class National Champion
- IPSC Classic Lady National Champion
“My whole world revolves around my love for the shooting sports,” said Jalise Williams. “Colt is a legendary company and I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to represent the brand. I am beyond excited to be a part of Team Colt.”
Justine Williams, 15, has competed in a variety of shooting disciplines for six years. At age 13 she became the youngest-ever Production Grandmaster and at age 15 earned the PCC Grandmaster title. Justine is the first and only female to become a two-time USPSA Grandmaster.
On joining Team Colt, Justine says, “Having Colt gear that I trust 100% will allow me to focus on the road to winning. Colt is not just a name; it is a legacy of American-made, quality firearms.”
Justine won five national titles in 2019:
- USPSA High Lady in the Open, Carry Optics, and Productions Divisions
- USPSA High Junior National Production Champion
- IPSC High Lady Production Division
Jalise Williams recently took home the High Lady and High Junior titles at the Western States Single Stack Championship. Justine Williams recently shot the Mesquite Mayhem Steel Challenge Match, taking home the 1st Overall Match title and 1st Overall PCC title. Both women continue into 2020 with full competition schedules, including Safariland Single Stack Classic Nationals, IPSC Nationals, and IPSC World Shoot XIX in Pattaya, Thailand.