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Fuel Your 2021 With A Year’s Supply of Operator Coffee

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Maple Grove, MN. (November 26, 2020) – Operator Coffee (OC) is pleased to announce to its supporters and fantastic customer base, that they are giving away 4 bags of their premium, small-batch coffee per month for an entire year to one lucky winner of their Black Friday Giveaway! This giveaway runs Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and the winner will start receiving their coffee starting in December 2020. There is no purchase necessary to enter, but you can increase your chances of winning by earning extra entries for purchasing Operator Coffee products and following them on all social media platforms @operatorcoffee.

Operator Coffee passionately believes in giving back to vetted non-profit organizations that are making measurable differences in the lives of veterans and first responders. With this in mind, 20% of all Operator Coffee sales during this giveaway period will go directly to OATH, Inc. OATH Inc., or the Outdoor Association for True Heroes, is a faith-based organization that utilizes various outdoor activities centered around faith, family and community in order to improve the lives of eligible veterans and provide them an outlet to sit, relax, and heal. Learn more about OATH Inc. on their website at

Operator Coffee is a Veteran owned, small-batch premium roast to order brand, dedicated to those who serve the United States both home and overseas. In the military world, the term “operator” is synonymous to elite warfighters.  Operator Coffee, a veteran owned company, believes in elite Americans, driving a brand message that considers those who get up every day and grind it out for themselves, their families, their country to be operators as well. Through this focus, OC believes an awesome cup of coffee shared between friends, even two who may disagree on some points, can find common ground in their love of this great nation.  

OC is also part of a great network of partner companies, the Anteris Alliance –  This is a group of over 60, Patriot owned, manufacturers, service providers, and nonprofit partners who are working in community to support each other, and do more to support our Vets and First Responders together than we could do alone. Become a member of this great network today and you will receive invites to special events, an awesome member pack, and great discounts on Alliance company products, including Operator Coffee!  

Info on becoming a new Operator Coffee dealer, PR and/or media questions can be directed to [email protected].

Interested Manufacturers, Dealers, and Individuals can visit for more details and also follow Anteris Alliance on social media on all major platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Parler, Linkedin, and Twitter!

Check out the full line offering listed below to determine which might be your favorite!

Geissele ICON Rifle

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Geissele ICON Rifles are one-offs built to commemorate significant dates. For September 2020, the Rifle is named “FREEDOM’S REMEMBRANCE” and commemorates 9/11.

It’s based on Geissele’s Super Duty line of Rifles, and includes design features honoring our experience on 9/11.

For full details of this build, visit

The Gun is not for sale. The only way to obtain one of a kind Rifle it is to be selected as the sole winner of their giveaway. To enter, visit

Win a Mk13 Mod 7 USMC – Scout Sniper Association 2020 Raffle

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The USMC Scout Sniper Association raffle continues, but time is running out to get in on it. There are five (5) weeks remaining. Although the annual Gathering of Snipers (2020) was canceled, the raffle was not. That means you still have the opportunity to win an MK13 Mod 7 (the USMC variant of the SOCOM rifle) with all the accessories and accompanying prizes or a HogTooth knife. All pertinent firearm laws apply, of course.

MK13 Mod 7

In April 2018, the US Marine Corps announced it would field a USMC-specific version of SOCOM’s MK13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle manufactured at NSWC Crane. While the M40A6 is being retained for use in training and as an alternate platform, the MK13 Mod 7 has operationally replaced the venerable M40 series rifles as the primary sniper rifle for the Corps. The M40 series saw service with the Corps in several variations starting in 1966. Scout Snipers are now carrying the MK13 Mod 7 in every clime and place, throughout the Global War on Terror and in other hot spots around the globe.

SSA Mk13 Prize Rifle

The rifle you could win in this giveaway was donated through the generosity of SSA Member Ryan Niederman and Friend of the SSA Jarret Guill. Components were carefully sourced to produce as authentic a clone of the military-issued firearm as is humanly possible, some manufactured on Marine Corps contract production runs. In addition, generous donations were made by the following industry partners to ensure an authentic build:

• Nightforce – Mil-Spec scope
• Geisselle Automatics – Mil-Spec trigger
• Surefire – Certificate for Mil-Spec suppressor
• LaRue Tactical – Mil-Spec QD scope mount
• MagPul Industries – Eight magazines
• Harris Engineering – Mil-Spec bipod
• VTAC – Mil-Spec sling

As the SSA explains,

“The lucky winner of this special, very complete rifle package will own a historic piece of the legacy built with the blood, sweat and tears of US Marine Corps Scout Snipers.”

Scout Sniper Association 2020 Prize Package (1st Prize)

This prize package has a retail value of over $12,000.00. FFL rules, transfer fees, and NFA tax stamp fees are the responsibility of the winner).

• RIFLE: Mil-Spec Stiller MK13 Bolt Action with RFID tag
• CHAMBER/CALIBER: .300 Winchester Magnum
• SCOPE: Mil-Spec Nightforce M571 ATACR 5-25 x 56 F1 with TReMoR3 Reticle and RFID tag
• SCOPE MOUNT: Mil-Spec LaRue Tactical LT840H-34-0 Quick-Detach SSDS Mount on an AI 20 MOA Picatinny Rail
• CHASSIS: Mil-Spec Accuracy International MK13 Mod 7 AICS with Folding Stock
• TRIGGER: Mil-Spec Geissele Automatics Super MK13 2-Stage Trigger, Non-adjustable, Set at 3.5 lbs
• BARREL: Mil-Spec Lilja 1:10 Twist, Stainless Steel, 25-inches
• FLASH HIDER: Mil-Spec Surefire 4-Prong FH762RC, 5/8-24 Thread
• SUPPRESSOR: Pre-Paid Certificate for Mil-Spec Surefire SOCOM762-RC DE Suppressor
• MAGAZINES: Eight Mil-Spec 5-Round MagPul PMAG 5 AC L Magnum and one factory AICS Magazine.
• BIPOD: Mil-Spec Harris Engineering BRMS Bipod
• SLING: Mil-Spec VTAC-Mk2-CT-UG Padded Nylon Sling
• CASE: Mil-Spec Pelican iM3300 Storm MK13 Mod 7 Deployment Case with Custom Cut Foam
• ACCESSORIES: Mil-Spec camo tool bag; Mil-Spec MK13 Mod 7 Multi-Tool; USMC-correct cleaning rods and brushes
• Built faithfully to NSWC Crane/USMC Military Specifications

USMC SSA 2020 Prize Package (2nd Prize)

The second prize in this raffle is a hand-crafted blade from HogTooth Knives. It was made by Matt Chase, a former Scout Sniper, to honor fellow snipers who paid the price for excellence. This is the first time one of these knives will be released to a raffle winner.

If you don’t wish to enter the raffle but do want to help out, or you would like to double down on your support for the Association, donate here.

USMC Scout Sniper Association

The United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, Veterans Organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 33-0887131).

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US Elite x Benchmade Giveaway

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

US Elite is holding a giveaway of Benchmade products.

Text BENCHMADE to 29071 to be entered to win.

The contest ends 10 August, 2020. For full details, visit

Want to be on the Cover of the Brownells Catalog?

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Brownells Opens Contest for Big Book #73 Cover Model

GRINNELL, Iowa (July 30, 2020) – Professional gunsmiths everywhere are invited to enter Brownells’ Big Book #73 cover model contest for a chance to appear on the cover of the gun industry’s “bible,” the Brownells 608-page, gun makers/builders catalog.

Starting July 31, contestants can enter by creating a video no more than 60 seconds long explaining why they deserve to be on the cover of Big Book #73.

Videos can be posted on social media (Facebook & Instagram) with the hashtag #bb73cover, or emailed to [email protected].

To qualify as valid entries, videos need to contain the following information:
• Name of shop/business
• Shop/business city and state
• Where or how contestant received gunsmithing training
• Why contestant deserves to be on the cover

Brownells will accept entries through August 15, 2020.

Contestants are encouraged to use their imaginations and unique creativity to impress the panel of Brownells judges who will select a final winner.

In addition to appearing on the cover of the Brownells catalog the winner will also receive a $500 Brownells gift card.

To learn more, visit the Brownells Big Book Cover Contest page

Comp-Tac Wrapping Up Month Long Giveaway

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

HOUSTON, July 21, 2020 – Comp-Tac Victory Gear® is wrapping up a month of giveaways for their eV2™ Max Holster and new eV2™ Magazine Pouch.

Comp-Tac is giving away an eV2 Max Holster and eV2 Mag pouch every week during July through its social media platforms. Specific requirements are listed on the giveaway posts. The final two winners will be announced on Friday, July 24th and Friday, July 31st.

The eV2 Max is an appendix carry, low-profile, hybrid, inside-the-waistband holster with an interchangeable Kydex® shell. The eV2 Mag Pouch is an appendix, hybrid, IWB mag carrier designed to pair with Comp-Tac’s IWB holsters for carrying a spare magazine.

Comp-Tac also offers several IWB holsters perfect for summer use. In addition to the eV2 Max, the company has the Infidel Max, an all-Kydex holster with a cant-adjustable belt clip; the CTAC, an all-Kydex holster with tuckable belt clips attached by leather tabs; and the MTAC, a hybrid holster with a comfortable, two-layer leather backing and tuckable belt clips.

“Concealed carry can offer challenges any time of the year, but as clothing changes during the summer it can be even more difficult.  Our giveaway allows us to continue to connect with our customers to showcase product and have a little fun during these hot months,” commented Bill Babboni, vice president of sales and operations.

eV2 Max Holster

eV2 Magazine Pouch

Infidel Max Holster

CTAC Holster

MTAC Holster

Grey Ghost Precision teams up with Timney Triggers for some Giveaway Therapy

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Grey Ghost Precision Timney Triggers Giveaway

Fun Fact: GGP puts Timney Triggers in all their rifles

Grey Ghost Precision and Timney Triggers just launched a giveaway that will help jump start your next rifle or pistol build. Three prize packs are up for grabs, including GGP receivers and frames, Timney Triggers, and some soft goods from GGP sister company Grey Ghost Gear as well. The giveaway ends on June 1st 2020, and the form to enter can be found here.

“With the ‘Coronapocalypse’ still taking its toll on all of us, we felt it was a good time to kick off another promotion to give fans a chance to win some high quality parts to take your rifle or pistol project to the next level.” said Ryan Cross, Grey Ghost’s Marketing Ninja. “Right now, a lot of our customers are stuck at home and are turning to DIY projects to lift their spirits. Receivers, frames and parts/components are flying off the shelves, presumably because most gun shops are still closed around the country, as well shooting ranges… not to mention the increase in political pushback against the 2nd Amendment and the upcoming election panic that we see so regularly. The rise in stress is pretty apparent, which gave us the inspiration to launch a cheeky anxiety themed giveaway with our friends at Timney. We picked our favorite Timney triggers to pair with our AR-15 receivers and pistol frames, instead of giving away complete rifles… because receivers (and frames) are still widely easily obtainable to more folks living behind enemy lines. If your FFL is able to transfer receivers or frames to you in your specific state, then you can get in on this too! And for those who are looking to build another custom handgun, we’ve included our Combat Pistol Frame and new in-house trigger as well, not to mention some of our favorite soft goods from Grey Ghost Gear to round it all off. While we don’t have the cure to everyone’s ailments, at least three lucky winners will feel pretty damn good in a couple weeks.”

GGP Timney First Prize Pack

The first prize bundle of the Get Triggered  Giveaway is a GGP Billet AR-15 Receiver set, which includes a Timney AR-15 Competition Trigger (the same trigger GGP installs in their MKII Light 556 complete rifles) as well as an Apparition SBR Bag from Grey Ghost Gear. The bag is a nice little bonus, as its sporty appearance throws off the fact that it can conceal a short barreled rifle, AR Pistol or even a full size rifle that has been taken down.

GGP Timney Second Prize Pack

The second prize is a GGP Cornerstone Forged Lower receiver, paired with a Timney Impact AR Trigger and a Grey Ghost Gear Range Bag.

GGP Timney Third Prize Pack

Last but not least, the third prize is a GGP Combat Pistol frame (a serialized, stripped frame that shares Glock compatibilities), a GGP Combat Trigger, and a Grey Ghost Gear Soft Pistol Case.

All of these prizes bundles contain serialized components that require a FFL transfer. Needless to say, only U.S. residents over the age of 21 that are able to possess said items and pass a background check can win. The terms and conditions of the giveaway can be found here. Even if you’re unable to win, subscribing to the newsletters is still a fun time.

HSGI Holds Four Weeks of Giveaways with Magpul

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

SWANSBORO, N.C., May 14, 2020 – High Speed Gear® will give away an assortment of Polymer TACOs®, PMAGs® and other gear from HSGI® and Magpul® every Friday for four weeks starting May 15.

The company will hold the giveaway through an online contact submission form, selecting a random winner from the submissions each week. Throughout the giveaway, HSGI will award an assortment of  Polymer TACOs, six 30-round 5.56x45mm PMAGs, two 17-round 9mm Glock PMAGs, two 21-round 9mm Glock PMAGs, enough Polymer TACOs to pair with the corresponding PMAGs, a medium DAKA® Window Pouch, a Magpul hat and two HSGI T-shirts. Winners will get to select which Polymer TACOs (i.e., pistol, rifle, Double Decker® or X2R™) they want to match their awarded PMAGs.

“PMAGs and TACOs have already been paired together as the official magazines and magazine pouches of the Marine Corps, so it only made sense to partner with Magpul for this giveaway,” said Allison Mitchum, HSGI director of sales and marketing.

During the monthlong giveaway, HSGI will make several social media posts directing followers to the submission form and detailing the prize for that week. To enter for the giveaway, please visit

HSGI’s Polymer TACO line is made with a durable and flexible, proprietary polymer and laced together with shock cord for great versatility. These pouches grip and retain a wide variety of rifle and pistol magazine styles and calibers.

Polymer TACO

Polymer Pistol TACO

Polymer Double Decker TACO

Polymer X2R TACO

PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M3