For more info visit www.xcgif.org.
For more info visit www.xcgif.org.
One of the first things I was shown at this year’s ADS Inc Warrior West Expo at the San Diego Convention Center was this gun case. Its only marking was a decal from Stumpies Custom Guns. Located in Swansboro, NC, Stumpies is a small custom shop run by wounded warrior Marine EOD Vets amd well known to many.
The real surprise is once you get inside the case, and the story behind it. Named “The Dude”, this rifle will be raffled off later this year to raise funds for the EOD Warrior Foundation. The name derives from the nickname of a buddy of Stumpies owner, Brad Lang who was killed in action. As raffled, it will include everything you see here like the Leupold optic and Adams Industries night vision device as well as several other goodies not yet ready.
As you can see in this photo, the .308 AI action has been engraved with the rifle’s name.
You’ll be seeing a lot more of this gun. In fact, it’s scheduled to be a featured article in an upcoming issue issue of Harris Publications‘ Tactical Weapons magazine.
The Benini Heritage Center and Museum is located at the Combat Control School at Pope Field, NC.
The museum is named after Alcide S. “Bull” Benini (seen above circa 1951), a WWII Bataan Death March survivor 1942 and veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division 1946-1952, he transitioned to the USAF and became its first Combat Controller in 1953.
There have only been about 3,000 Combat Controllers in the history of the careerfield. Unfortunately, the facility cannot be properly maintained solely from funds donated by survivng CCT members and the USAF does not find the museum. That’s why they need our help.
My first two USAF assignments were as a Special Tactics Intelligence Officer. I learned first hand about the capabilities Combat Control brings to the fight. Many of you have worked with them in other capacities. Now is our chance to give back and help them preserve their heritage.
Every little bit helps.
As Dynamis Alliance has established itself, founder Dom Raso wanted to do something to give back to others. He created a deep bond with the men he served with as a SEAL and decided to start by memorializing them. He has introduced a series of limited edition T-shirts. All of the proceeds from their sale will go either directly to the family of the man honored by the shirt or to an appropriate charity.
On March 17, 2010, we lost Dom’s teammate Adam Brown in a battle in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. With artwork by Nobody, the shirt’s components honor his devotion to God and his Arkansas heritage.
A note from Team Hot Shots regarding their conquering of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Massive thank you to everyone that has sponsored Team Hot Shots and a special thanks to our main sponsors Arc’teryx, Smith Optics, Crye Precision, SureFire LLC, Edgar Brothers, Crimson Trace, Dead Legacy, MultiCam, Soldier Systems, and International model management. Our team did the Machame route took six days to complete the route back home safe and sound.
Well done guys!
#Mission22, a nonprofit veteran’s organization committed to raising public awareness and support of veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI and to end veteran suicide in America wants to raise $20,000 between now and 25 May 2015. #Mission22 was created by Special Operations Veteran Tom Spooner who chose the name Mission 22 because we are losing 22 Veterans a day to suicide!
You could win a custom 1911 built by the man himself, Dalton Fury who has transitioned from a shooter in the Unit to best selling author and now, pistolsmith.
DF Custom 1911 .45 ACP SN# MISSION22 w/custom leather holster by J.R. Custom Holsters
A hand built and blued .45 ACP pistol with custom aluminum grips highlighting the #MISSION22 logo. Custom dark walnut presentation case by Dave Lauck of D&L Sports, DF Customs certificate of authenticity, and a custom hand crafted holster from J.R. Custom Holsters in Emmett, ID.
-Gunsmith fit forged Caspian Govt. 5″ slide with laser engraved DF Custom 1911 logo
-Precision machined Caspian frame serial number MISSION22
-Bar-Sto Match Target stainless steel barrel hand fitted
-Hand blended Smith & Alexander Mag guide to frame well
-Hand blended Wilson Combat beavertail grip safety
-Hand blended Cylinder & Slide thumb safety
-Hand blended Wilson Combat slide stop
-Hand blended EGW bushing to EGW recoil spring plug
-Hand checkered and angled Ed Brown mag release button
-Serrated front strap and slide top
-Undercut trigger guard/front strap connection
-Dehorned entire pistol
-Hand blended slide rear to frame and beavertail
-Custom grips from WickedGrips
-Novak Lo-Mount rear sight
-Hand blended Chambers Custom front sight
-Greider precision V-series match trigger
-Custom case hand made by Dave Lauck of D&L Sports
-Hand polished and hot blued by Precision Bluing
-Hand crafted by Jim Ryan
-Outside the waistband / 1911 Govt. Model 5″
-Burgundy horsehide with Burgundy Ring Lizard and Black Frog trim
-Underside of holster laser engraved with #MISSION22 logo
Custom #MISSION22 blade by Joey Watson w/custom leather sheath from J.R. Custom Holsters
-Custom made by Joe Watson Knives in Austin, TX
-Grounded CTS-B75P steel in Mini-Bowie pattern
-Heat treated with satin finish and polished convex edge
-Hand sculpted carbon fiber handle slabs and set off with mosaic pins
-Laser engraved #MISSION22 logo near the hilt
-Hand crafted by Jim Ryan
-Outside the waistband loop
-Burgundy Horsehide with Burgundy Ring Lizard and Black Frog trim
-Full welt construction with floating welt retention tab
For full details visit, rafflecreator.com/pages/4978/win-a-df-custom-1911-45-acp-and-support-mission22.
Hotshots Calendar are climbing Kilimanjaro and they are using Mystery Ranch packs,to do it. You know the Hot Shots Calendar and the lovely models who adorn it. Each year they raise funds for military charities through calendar sales. This year, a couple of the ladies wanted a challenge and decided to climb a mountain. HSC girl Team leader Kelly Hall and HSC girl Daisy Watts will be joined by Ming Davies and Adam Edgar as they give everything to ‘Conquer the roof of Africa’.
Their goal is to raise £30,000 for Help for Heroes and they are just shy of that. Please help if you are able. It’s a great cause.
The Warrior’s Bridge is a new nonprofit founded by Amy Tucci Jones and Scot Spooner to help fellow Veterans. It plans to provide free, long-term wellness treatment to those United States service members who possess invisible wounds due to mortal combat experienced on the field of battle, in order to facilitate their pursuit of the American Dream with a healthy mind, body and spirit.
This motorcycle was used by MultiCam-sponsored Team DS6 during the Baja 1000 race and is being auctioned off during the annual Crye Precision SOF charity auction held each SHOT Show along with several other items.
The bike with custom work is valued at $25000.
-Talon billet wheels
-G Force Suspension
-Pro Circuit exhaust and clutch cover
-Baja Designs Squadron headlight
-IMS fuel tank
-Ohlins steering damper
-Custom engine and gear box work by Berkley Honda
-Renthal chains, sprockets and handlebars
-Run-flat Bib Moose foam tire inserts
-New, replacement panels and fenders along with the originals
Visit booth #32403 to bid via one of the iPad stations.