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Support Torn Warriors

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

TORN Warriors is a nonprofit for Disabled Veterans that helps empower them through off-road driving/racing (SxS, Motorcycles, and Trucks) and shooting events. Torn Warriors Foundation is launching its first Summer Fundraiser this month with the intent to get include some Vets and raise funds for their inaugural race in August.

Their inaugural fundraiser kicks off July 27th with a two-day shooting and riding event for disabled veterans and wounded service members at the TORN Facility in northeast Nevada. This event is provided at NO COST to those wounded in defense of our country. 

On the evening of July 27, they are holding a raffle to offset the costs associated with the above events. They have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our military-community businesses and disabled veterans who have donated items for raffle. Each $100 donation provides a chance to win prizes such as firearms, knives, and veteran-made items.

They appreciate your generosity in their efforts to provide disabled veterans and wounded service members a sense of normalcy and pride participating and enjoying sports and events previously unavailable to them due to injury. 

This year, they are hoping to raise $30,000 to cover the costs of the event as well as their first professional race–Best In The Desert’s Vegas to Reno Aug 16-18. The driver will be Curt Caruso, a 25-year veteran of the USMC; the navigator will be double-amputee Clint Trial. 

Clint Trial is a Recon Marine who lost both of his legs while running combat operations in Afghanistan January of this year.

MSGT Trial was wounded in action running combat operations in Afghanistan January of this year. Friends of Clints have started a nonprofit for Disabled Veterans called TORN Warriors that helps empower disabled vets through off-road driving/racing as well as shooting events. TORN is launching their first Summer Fundraiser this month with the intent to support Clint in the Vegas to Reno Race.

As a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization, any contribution you make will be tax deductible. 

There are multiple ways to donate to this cause:

-Rough Neck Raffle July 27: go.rallyup.com/tornwarriors

-PayPal: info@tornwarriors.org

-Mail:  TORN Warriors

HC 67 Box 30

Wells, NV 89835

Be sure to include your full name, email address, and annotate “TORN WARRIORS RAFFLE”

American Suppressor Association’s Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Fight for your rights by joining ASA!

ATLANTA, GA – Don’t miss out – Friday is the last day to purchase memberships or donations for the American Suppressor Association’s Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway! Join or donate today and you could win part of more than $15,000 in prizes!

The US Senate and House have introduced bills to ban and confiscate suppressors nationwide. The fight to protect suppressor ownership in Virginia and other states has only just begun. As law-abiding citizens, we will not stand by and let our rights be trampled on. The American Suppressor Association works tirelessly to protect and enhance your freedom to own and use suppressors.

In order to win this fight, we need your help! 100% of the proceeds go towards ASA’s fight to protect and expand suppressor rights across the country.

Prizes:
• Daniel Defense WAVE 7.62mm Suppressor
• Six Dead Air MASK .22 Suppressors
• YHM Integrally Suppressed .22LR Rifle
• Smith & Wesson Performance Center® T/C® LRR Rifle in .243
• Rugged Radiant 7.62mm Lightweight Modular Suppressor
• SilencerCo Maxim 9 Integrally Suppressed 9mm Pistol
• Ammo-Inc. Ammunition (multiple prizes)
• Gunwerks 6ix and 8ight suppressors
• Thunderbeast Arms Co. Suppressor (winner’s choice)
• PROOF Research Barrel (winner’s choice)
• Silencer Shop will pay the $200 tax stamp on suppressor prizes!

Giveaway Details:
• 1-year ASA Membership: 1 chance to win
• 3-year ASA Membership: 3 chances to win
• Lifetime Membership: 10 chances to win
• $25 Donation: 1 chance to win
• $50 Donation: 2 chances to win
• $75 Donation: 3 chances to win
• $100 Donation: 4 chances to win
• $250 Donation: 10 chances to win

To view contest rules, visit www.CansNotBans.com.

In order to be entered, membership and/or tickets must be purchased by Friday, July 12, 2019, at 11:59 pm EDT. As long as your membership is active as of 5:00pm EDT on Monday, July 15, 2019, the day of the drawing, you’ll automatically be entered to win. Want more chances to win? You can also purchase additional chances for $25.

Contributions or gifts to the American Suppressor Association are not tax deductible.

Annual Tactical Distributors Cornhole Throwdown To Benefit SOC-F Tomorrow Night

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Tomorrow evening, TD is hosting their annual Cornole Throwdown, at their headquarters in Virginia Beach. The event which includes food, friendship and fun consists of barbecue, a corn hole tournament, and raffle. There is a fee at the door and raffle tickets are available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the special operations care fund.

SOC-F “Fills in the gaps” where Tri-Care, the VA, and private Insurance fall short; often leaving a family facing a financial catastrophe. The funds raised on Tuesday will be allocated into (2) primary pools of Healthcare needs & Family related issues:

• The Healthcare needs they invest in: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatments (Which also helps significantly with the dealing with PTS) and send SOF to a 12 Step Recovery Center for MIL & LE members grappling with alcoholism and addiction.

• The Family needs that they fund are: SOF Gold Star Kids Camp, Mentoring Program, and Marriage Counseling for those SOF at-risk couples facing the abyss of divorce.

For more information and depth on the programs, please find me at the event or check us out online: soc-f.org/who-we-are. Since their inception in 2014, they have raised and donated over 4 Million Dollars for these needs. 0% of raised money has ever paid a salary, rent, debt service, or bonus. They are 100% volunteer run and guided organization and rightly so, proud of their efficiency.

SOC-F Cornhole – Demo Day at Freedom Shooting Center

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

JULY 2019 – Wisconsin – American Defense Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer in high quality, high performance firearms and accessory mounts, will be at Freedom Shooting Center (Virginia Beach’s Premier Firearms Retailer and Range) on 09JUL2019 from 1000-1500EST preceding Warrior East.

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Freedom Shooting Center’s 52,000 Sq Foot facility features 34 climate-controlled lanes with state-of-the-art electronic target carriers, a lounge, retail shopping, and class rooms. American Defense Mfg® will be site with to answer any questions and allow for hands on demos for all interested persons. Freedom Shooting Center is a stocking dealer!

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Afterwards, join American Defense Mfg® at the Cornhole Throwdown hosted at Tactical Distributors HQ, American Defense Mfg® will raffle off the last of the Special Operation Care Fund (SOC-F) Chief Brett “Shady” Shadle rifles.

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In Memorial William Larson

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

This morning we received some bad news. William Larson aka Iraqgunz from M4carbine.net passed away.

I did not know him well, but had several interactions with him over the years. He was very well known in the industry and very well respected due to his knowledge and demeanor.

Here are some words about him from one of his close friends.

William Larson of Semper Paratus Arms passed away on Saturday, 29-June-2019.

“A Veteran of the US Army and US Coast Guard with 10 years of service to our Great Nation, Will had deployed to Iraq in 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He served as an Armorer and Instructor for the Department of Defense and well known private military companies. He also worked at highly respected companies such as BCM and SIONICS Weapon Systems.

Will is best known for his Armorer’s Courses that he taught across the United States. These courses were universally praised for the breadth and depth of knowledge that he shared.

Will’s no-nonsense demeanor, frankness and humor didn’t take long to endear him to people that may have known him by reputation. To those that know him and those that only knew him through the internet forums, his passing is both shocking and devastating. Our hearts are broken.

Will had touched countless lives, many of whom he barely knew, that was Will. He helped both individuals and companies and never asked for anything in return. Many companies owe their existence and success to Will and his wisdom and knowledge has benefited many individuals that are completely unaware that the gear they use and trust have Will’s fingerprints on it.

His contribution to the industry is immeasurable and he is impossible to replace. His passing is a great loss to his family and to those that know and love him in the industry.

As a community, let’s come together and do something for a man that’s done so much for us. The immediate goal is to address the hospital bills and other arrangements for his family.

We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and Thank You for contributing to the Memorial Fund.”

He left behind a wife and children. They will need some help. If you want to contribute to the fund, visit The William Larson Memorial Fund on gofundme.

Special Operations Wounded Warriors South Florida Dinner and Auction

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

A couple of times each year, Special Operations Wounded Warriors, a 501(c)(3) Charity, holds fundraisers.

SOWW was formed in August of 2012 for the distinct purpose of providing outdoor experiences and focused therapeutic retreats to a select group of both active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces

Their next event is the evening of August 23, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Boca Raton, Florida.

The speaker is Mark “Oz” Geist, a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. This battle was documented in the book and film “13 Hours.”

If you’re interested, here is a link to the invitation on Facebook.

Tactical Distributors Cornhole Throwdown to Benefit SOC-F

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

The night before Warrior East (July 9th), TD is hosting their annual Cornole Throwdown, at their headquarters in Virginia Beach. It’s not only a fundraiser for the Special Operations Care Fund, but it’s also a great time, with great food, and a chance to win some great prizes.

Open to the public!

www.tacticaldistributors.com/products/tactical-distributors-cornhole-throwdown

One Lap America Features Veteran Grudge Race: Marcus Luttrell (Navy) vs. Jarred Taylor (Air Force)

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Who:

JARRED TAYLOR VS. MARCUS LUTTRELL

What:

TIRE RACK ONE LAP AMERICA 2019 WILL FEATURE THE FIRST EVER VETERAN GRUDGE MATCH FEATURING

JARRED TAYLOR (AirForce) VS. MARCUS LUTTRELL (Navy)

When:

May 4th – 11th

Where:

• May 4/May 11: Tire Rack Skid Pad, South Bend, Indiana

• May 4: Grissom Air Force Base, Peru, Indiana

• May 5: Nelson Ledges, Garrettville, Ohio

• May 6: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

• May 7: Brainerd International Raceway, Brainerd, Minnesota

• May 8: Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, Nebraska

• May 9: Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, Illinois

• May 10: NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Why:

Air Force veteran Jarred Taylor of Black Rifle Coffee teams with professional racer driver Steve Arpin to challenge Travis Pastrana and

Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell in this year’s One Lap America

Background: Loenbro Motorsports driver Steve Arpin will take his versatile racing skills across the United States in 2019, as he and cbdMD will team up with Black Rifle Coffee Company co-founder Jarred Taylor to take on this year’s Tire Rack One Lap of America. Arpin will share Taylor’s 2017 Ford Focus RS during the week-long trek across the United States, which will kick off on Saturday, May 4th and run through May 11th.

“I’m super excited to team up with cbdMD, Jarred Taylor and Black Rifle Coffee to make my One Lap of America debut,” said Steve Arpin. “It doesn’t get much cooler than getting to drive an awesome car like the Ford Focus RS across the country! But to be able to do it with the support of such an amazing group of partners and supporters will make it a downright incredible experience. Make no mistake; we’re in it to win it.

Arpin adds, “I know my longtime rally cross competitors Travis Pastrana and Blake “Bilko” Williams will be competing against us this year. They’re both great guys and fierce competitors, but I fully expect that Jarred and I will have everything it takes under the hood and behind the wheel to take them down!”

Jarrod Taylor of Black Rifle Coffee states, “Travis and Marcus Luttrell have no clue what is about to hit them; in terms of competition of course. Sure I have zero experience behind the wheel of a race car but I have years of Xbox experience playing racing video games and that’s pretty much the same. I have even packed the glove box full of tissues for Marcus for his post race tears.”

Arpin and Taylor’s Ford Focus RS has the support of some of the automotive industry’s premier brands behind them, including many that sponsor Arpin’s Americas Rally Cross exploits. The Ford Focus RF features a custom tune from SCT Performance to maximize its horsepower, ENEOS lubricants to keep it running strong through a grueling week of driving and Toyo Tires’ Proxes R1R tires designed to destroy the competition. Arpin and Taylor will also be equipped with Harris Radio equipment as they document and live stream the races; giving fans an inside look at what it takes to conquer one of America’s most fun and challenging events for street cars.

The 35th running of the One Lap of America promises to be an exciting one. With a packed field, some very talented drivers in the world’s most advanced street cars, and a great route packed with challenging tracks, the competition will be fierce and fun. If you are local to any of the venues please feel free to come on out. If you can’t make it out in person, be sure to follow all of the action on the One Lap of America Facebook page, featuring daily live streams, team interviews, behind the scenes moments and an abundance of trash talking.

Be sure to visit www.onelapofamerica.com for competition times and public viewing information

After the conclusion of One Lap of America, don’t miss Arpin and the Loenbro Motorsports team as they run for the 2019 Americas Rallycross championship, starting with the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 8-9. Tickets for selected rounds of the championship are on sale now via www.arxrallycross.com.

Be sure to follow Steve Arpin, Jarred Taylor, Loenbro Motorsports, and cbdMD on social media:

• Facebook: Steve Arpin, Jarred Taylor, Loenbro Motorsports, cbdMD, Black Rifle Coffee

• Twitter: @stevearpin, @loenbroracing, @jtarticle15, @cbdmd_usa, @Blackriflecoffee

• Instagram: @arpin00, @jtarticle15, @loenbromotorsports, @cbdmd.usa, @blackriflecoffee @marcusluttrell