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SK Customs Donates Collectible Firearms Set for NWTF’s 50th Anniversary

Sunday, February 5th, 2023

HAYMARKET, VA – February 3, 2023 – SK Guns®, the Nation’s only limited-edition, series-driven production manufacturer, is thrilled to showcase a new collectible firearm set to celebrate the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 50th Anniversary through the SK Customs division and the SK Gives Back initiative.

SK Customs recently donated two sets of custom designed and laser engraved Henry® Golden Boy Silver .22LR and a new model Smith & Wesson® 1911 chambered in 45ACP to be auctioned off during the NWTF’s annual Convention and Sport Show, Feb. 15-19, 2023, in Nashville.

The package is sold as a set and will be featured during the Grand National Live Auction on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 18 and on the NWTF’s Online Hunt Auction throughout the weekend.

“We’re proud to support the NWTF and their mission of conserving wildlife habitat and preserving our hunting heritage across the country,” said Simon Khiabani, owner and founder of SK Guns. “We’re honored to be a partner of the NWTF’s celebration with this limited-edition set of firearms and to showcase our commitment to the NWTF’s mission.”

Features of the NWTF’s 50th Anniversary Commemorative Set

Henry® Golden Boy Silver

• 22 LR

• 20” barrel

• American walnut stock

• Turkey tracks leading up to the NWTF’s 50th anniversary logo and over to the opposite side reflecting the next 50 years forward

• A longbeard is incorporated on the right side of the receiver which begins a similar “Uniquely Custom” turkey feather scroll leading up to a 24k Gold laser engraved image of two gobblers

• The left side shares a continuation of the feather scroll showing two wild turkeys in flight

• An arrow using turkey feathers for fletching points toward the 50th anniversary logo on top of the receiver

• “Healthy Habitats. Healthy Harvest.” is featured on the handguard as a reminder that the NWTF and its volunteers and partners are making sure the future of the wild turkey stays strong for years to come

• 50NWTF001 of 200 and 50NWTF50 of 200

New Model Smith and Wesson® 1911

• Chambered in 45ACP

• 5” barrel

• Turkey tracks and the NWTF’s 50th anniversary logo are engraved into the American walnut grips

• A longbeard is incorporated on the right slide which begins a similar “Uniquely Custom®” turkey feather scroll leading up to a 24k Gold laser engraved image of two gobblers.

• The left slide shares a continuation of the feather scroll showing two wild turkeys in flight

• An arrow using turkey feathers for fletching points toward the 50th anniversary logo on top of the receiver and barrel

• The serrations on the 1911 are uniquely embellished with the NWTF’s logo, never seen before on any collectors 1911 firearm

• Numbered 001 of 200 and 50 of 200

Each collector will receive the matching numbers in the set.

“In 2020, we saw an immense need in giving back to organizations and programs that support shooting sports, our hunting heritage, and who make a difference in the lives of others, so we started the SK Gives Back initiative,” said Khiabani. “It’s vital that we, as an outdoor community, support organizations devoted to enhancing personal growth and development opportunities in the firearm and outdoor industry, such as the NWTF.”

Since 1973, wild turkey populations have risen from 1.3 million to more than 6 million, and the NWTF has conserved or enhanced more than 22 million acres of wildlife habitat, invested more than $500,000 in conservation and outreach efforts, and invested more than $8 million in wild turkey research. Over the next 50 years, the NWTF will drive wildlife conservation, forest resiliency and robust recreational opportunities throughout the U.S. by working across boundaries on a landscape scale.

Convention visitors are encouraged to stop by booth #725 in the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center during the NWTF’s annual Convention and Sport Show for a first-hand look at the unique guns from SK Customs® series, the SK Bespoke Collection® and more.

To learn more about SK Guns®, and SK Customs®, and to order your NWTF 50th Anniversary Set, visit skguns.com.    

Massive Tyler Grey Gear Raffle to Benefit Warriors Heart Healing and Eagles and Angels LTD

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Tyler Grey a SOF Veteran turned actor is Actor is raffling off over $100,000 in gear to include some very rare historical pieces that were either used in the Military, or in film and television. The raffle will fund Tyler’s new endeavor and a portion of the profits will be donated to Warriors Heart Healing and Eagles and Angels LTD both former SMU run organizations doing good in the community.  

The winners will also get an opportunity to meet Tyler Grey in Las Vegas or at another city yet to be determined. It is important to Tyler that at the end of the day the gear goes towards people who’d appreciate them and their historical value.

If you are interested in staying up to date on the raffle head over to www.instagram.com/tyleragrey.

Raffle website with links to images of the raffle prizes:


SOC-F x SSD “Year Of The Tiger”Sweatshirts Still Available

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Our collaboration Year Of The Tiger sweatshirt with Tactical Distributors is still available for those of you who would like a sporty sweatshirt which also benefits the Special Operations Care Fund.

Printed on a high quality Champion crew neck sweatshirt in Black, it features the SSD logo in Tigerstripe on the back with some added TD flourishes. At the cuff you’ll find the SOC-F logo and a Tiger.

ALL proceeds going to SOC-F is a 501(c)3 non-profit which was formed in 2013 to provide medical, financial, and other support to SOF members and their families in ways that are often not met through other sources.


Last Chance to Enter – ASA’s Silent Night Raffle – Over $23k in Prizes Available

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) has been fighting for your Second Amendment right to own and use suppressors since 2011. Their work has helped 3 states legalize suppressor ownership and 19 states legalize hunting with suppressors. their attorney helped draft the Hearing Protection Act, they helped eliminate the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) signoff requirement for NFA applications, and they led the charge for ATF’s eForms system. Today, the American Suppressor Association needs your help!

ASA’s Silent Night Raffle is the final fundraiser of the year for the organization that fights the hardest for your suppressor rights. With eight incredible prize packages worth a combined $23,737, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! For just $5, you can support ASA’s mission to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act while getting the chance to win:

• Daniel Defense DD4 RIII 5.56mm rifle, Soundguard™ SG-556 suppressor, Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1-8×24 FFP optic & mount, Remington UMC .223 ammo,  Silencer Shop Tax Stamp – $200, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $4,398.98 

• SIG MPX K 9mm pistol, SIG MODX-9 suppressor, SIG ROMEO3XL red dot optic, Remington Golden Saber ammo, Silencer Shop Tax Stamp – $200, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $4,237.98

• F-1 Firearms HDR-10 .308 rifle, Energetic Armament Peak 30 suppressor, Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 5-25x56mm FFP optic & rings, Remington UMC .308 ammo, Silencer Shop Tax Stamp – $200, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $3,803.97

• SilencerCo Upper & Lower receiver set, SilencerCo Omega 300 suppressor, $2,000 Brownells Gift Card to complete your build, Silencer Shop Tax Stamp – $200, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $3,703.00 

• AB Suppressor MELB-P integrally suppressed Ruger Precision Rimfire rifle, Athlon Midas TAC 4-16-44mm optic & rings, Savior Equipment Ultimate Guitar Case, Magpul M-LOK bipod, 300rds of Remington .22 Target ammo, Silencer Shop Tax Stamp – $200, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $2,632.92 

• Rugged Alaskan360 multicaliber suppressor donated by Capitol Armory, Henry Big Boy .38/.357 lever-action rifle donated by Lipsey’s, Remington Golden Saber ammo, Silencer Shop Tax Stamp – $200, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $2,563.00

• YHM KR7 5.56mm Rifle, YHM Turbo T2 suppressor, Remington UMC .223 ammo, Silencer Shop Tax Stamp – $200, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $1,656.84 

• Tactical Solutions Axiom rimfire suppressor, Silencer Central covers Tax Stamp, Cole-Tac $100 GC; MSRP: $740.00

As a thank you, Silencer Shop or Capitol Armory are going to cover the tax stamps for the winners and Cole-Tac is going to throw in a $100 gift certificate for a suppressor cover or other accessories.

Every dollar raised helps ASA stay active in Washington, D.C. and in Capitols across the country. Help ASA keep the fight alive by buying a ticket in the ASA Silent Night Raffle now! Act fast – the contest ends on Thursday, December 15th at 11:59 PM ET.

Full details here:



Today at 11 EST – SOC-F x SSD “Year Of The Tiger”Sweatshirt

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

Before the year gets away from us, SSD in conjunction with our friends at Tactical Distributors, present a Year Of The Tiger sweatshirt with ALL proceeds going to the Special Operations Care Fund.

Printed on a high quality Champion crew neck sweatshirt in Black, it features the SSD logo in Tigerstripe on the back with some added TD flourishes. At the cuff you’ll find the SOC-F logo and a Tiger.

Stood up in 2013, SOC-F is a 501(c)3 non-profit to provide medical, financial, and other support to SOF members and their families in ways that are often not met through other sources.

Order yours at 1100 EST today at www.tacticaldistributors.com/products/ssd-x-td-soc-f-donation-crew

Tier One Special Operators-Turned-Entrepreneurs to Launch Daring Skydiving Mission – 7 Continents / 7 Skydives in 7 Days for Charity

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Record-breaking expedition to fund 1400 scholarships for

Folds of Honor Foundation

Legacy Expeditions launches the Triple 7 Expedition in early January (2023), but these Tier One special operators are training now like high-performance athletes to go after a world skydiving record – 7 Continents // 7 Skydives // 7 Days to fund educational scholarships for Gold Star children.

If you are looking for a great Giving Tuesday story of perseverance, renewal, and honor – look no further. Talking with any of these guests will leave your audience inspired.

Mission Matters – these entrepreneurs have built their businesses and lives on that very premise. Long retired from active duty, their work has changed, but not the mission to remember the legacy of the fallen by taking care of the children left behind.

National Non-Profit, Founders First CDC, Announces Veteran Small Business Owners Recipients of 2022 Stephen L Tadlock “Vetpreneurs” Grant

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Founders First CDC Awarded $25,000 to Veteran-Owned Small Business Owners Across The Country

San Diego, CA – November 10, 2022 – Founders First CDC (Founders First), a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers expansion in diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses, is pleased to announce the Veteran small business recipients of its 2022 Stephen L. Tadlock Fund – a grant program to support U.S. Veteran small business owners. The recipients had to meet specific qualifications to receive their grants, including: the company’s founder must be a U.S. military Veteran, have an active U.S.-based business, and employ between 2 and 50 employees.

“As Veteran owned businesses are critical contributors to the small business community, I’m proud to extend this fund for the second year in a row to Veteran business owners who need the extra boost of funding; as these funds help drive economic growth in communities which need it most during this critical, and uncertain economic time.” says Kim Folsom, Founder and CEO of Founders First.

Inspired by Founders First CEO Kim Folsom’s brother, U.S. Navy Veteran Stephen L. Tadlock, the purpose of the grant is to provide micro-investments to Veterans who own and operate small businesses. The $25,000 grant has been awarded to 25 Veteran recipients who received $1,000 each, which will help aid in their employer-based small businesses.

“I’ve experienced what these Veterans have experienced when they leave the service – losing our support group, wearing a different uniform, and it can be daunting and challenging. But when a grant program like the Stephen L. Tadlock Fund becomes available, it’s an incredible pillar of support that these Veterans need to continue their success with their businesses,” says Arthur Bartell, U.S. Army General (Ret.) and lead judge for the Northern U.S. Stephen L Tadlock Fund.

Since launching, Founders First CDC has awarded more than $423,000 to minority and underserved business owners throughout the United States with a focus on Texas, Chicago, Southern California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“As a finalist for the 2021 Stephen L. Tadlock Veteran grant, we were able to gain the confidence and validation we needed to help us increase our runway, support our finances, and build a stronger mentality as business owners to know we are onto something,” says Broderick Neel-Feller, founder of Jammin’ Together.

The 25 recipients of the 2022 Stephen L. Tadlock fund includes:

1. Mickey Dennis

Mickey Dennis LLC

Locust Grove, GA

2. Vincent Harris


Conyers, GA

3. Mock Abdelaal

Velos Labs

Madison, AL

4. Haleema Shafeek

Green Office Furniture Solutions, LLC

Franklin County, OH

5. Tiffany Jones

Tjl Collection

Dallas County, TX

6. Eric Vasquez

Veterans Logistics Group

Hawthorne, CA

7. Luvina Sabree

Golden Ideas Unlimited

Killeen, TX

8. Nadean Carson

Oya Construction, LLC

Roanoke, VA

9. Willmour Daniel

Young Chefs Academy Of Coral Springs FL

Coral Springs, FL

10. Roland Baker

Rolovision, LLC

Baton Rouge, LA

11. Nestor Morales

Accessible Solar & Energy Storage

San Diego County, CA

12. Elston Joyner

Battery Express, Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

13. Joseph Finnie

Sew A Seed, LLC

Anna, TX

14. Tucker Burns

The Charge Stately Apparel

Austin, TX

15. Warnita Foster

Dreams Of Beauty

Killeen, TX

16. Derren Burrell

Veteran Ventures Capital

Knoxville, TN

17. Broderick Neel-Feller

Jammin’ Together

Annapolis, MD

18. Quinton Mcnair

Struggle Beard Bakery

Matteson, IL

19. Beth Fynbo

Busy Baby, LLC

Olmsted County, MN

20. Edward Mcdonald

Aspire Health And Wellness Management PC

Peachtree Corners, GA

21. Joe Arenella

Tracker Systems, LLC

Austin, TX

22.   Thomas Huebner

Dockstar, LLC

Kingston, WA

23. Joseph Gilbreath

Rise Up Industries

Santee, CA

24. Steve Eden Ii

Smoke Sumthin Barbecue

Menifee, CA

25. Cody Bess

Poprouser Inc.

Miami, FL

The judging committee for the Stephen L. Tadlock Grant includes a panel of distinguished Veterans, representing multiple branches of service.

“When learning of campaigns to support small businesses, you rarely learn of local, and sometimes national, businesses that are owned and operated by Veterans. Through grants and outreach programs like the Stephen L. Tadlock Veteran Grant, not only are Veterans receiving monetary support to keep their businesses thriving, but also invaluable exposure for their businesses they may otherwise not have received,” says Dr. Chermaine M. Harrell, retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major, and Deputy Chief Transformation Officer at National University. Harrell is also a judge for the Northern U.S. Stephen L Tadlock Fund.

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau’s survey of small business owners, there are more than 2.5 million Veteran majority-owned businesses in the U.S. that employ more than 5 million individuals. As a result, these businesses generate a revenue of more than $1.14 trillion, and account for an annual payroll of $195 billion.

“Programs like the Stephen Tadlock Veteran Grant provide financial assistance, but possibly more importantly, recognition for the hard work and dedication Veterans are providing to their communities every day once their service is completed. I’m honored to work hand-in-hand with Founders First CDC on their generous grant programs and serve on the judging panel for the Stephen Tadlock Veteran grant, to continue to support our Veterans,” says Yolanda Clarke, United States Army Reserve Officer, CEO of Power River Industries and volunteer with Bunker Labs.

Founders First CDC programs guide business owners through the process of achieving accelerated growth through curriculum, hands-on assignments, and expert coaching. To learn more about Founders First CDC programs and grant qualifications, visit www.foundersfirstcdc.org.

Pepper’s Donation Drop – 2022 Toy Drive

Sunday, November 13th, 2022

You may recognize Pepper and her handler Justin Melnick from the hit CBS series “SEAL Team”. Pepper is raising funds for working K9s via Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charity.

Here’s Pepper’s pitch….”If you donate $18 to MWDTSA, you will be purchasing the ‘Magnum Black Stars and Stripes’ rope toy from USA-K9 by SodaPup pictured on the right. It’s made from extra sturdy rubber so teeth like mine can’t bite through it. As an added bonus, from November 1 through December 15, 2022, USA-K9 by SodaPup will match your tax-deductible donation with TWO additional toys. That’s right, you’re purchasing three toys for the price of one. Thank you!”

Once the fundraising drive is over, MWDTSA will send the toys to working dogs.

Donate here.