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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).

Website: www.scoutsniper.org, Facebook: www.facebook.com/usmcssa, Instagram: www.instagram.com/usmc_scout_sniper_association

Shelane’s Run – A Virtual Event 17-31 Oct 2020 to Raise Awareness and Funds for Maternal Mental Health

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

The mission of Shelane’s Run is to spread awareness, promote programs that offer postpartum support and resources, and to encourage women and their families to reach out for help. The goal is to establish and offer grants to families that may not be able to afford the treatment they truly need and deserve.

Shelane was a Fairfax County Detective and her husband is FFX PD as well. She tragically ended her life in June 2015 while suffering postpartum depression following a miscarriage. Shelane’s friends and family created a 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K Fun Run in her honor to memorialize her love and commitment to her family, community, and running. Shelane’s Run is the ONLY road race in Virginia focused on maternal mental health.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication for pregnant and postpartum women. PMADs do not discriminate and now, as we’re in the midst of isolation and higher levels of stress, we’re seeing more women reach out, needing help. This is where industry can lend a hand.

They are looking for sponsors to help us maximize how we are able to help so many deserving women. To give you an idea, this is what your money could help them do:

$5,000 – Give 1 woman a stay at a treatment facility

$2,500 – Allows 25 women several emergency therapy sessions

$1,000 – Allows many women to breathe, knowing some daily expenses are being looked after (such as food for her family, diapers, a hospital bill, etc.)

This money pays for transportation to and from counseling sessions, doctors appointments, the chance to go to the grocery store to pick up food for her children… Every single dollar is stretched to the maximum so that they are able to help as many women across the state of Virginia as possible.

Mental health resources are a luxury, and they shouldn’t be.

To sign up for the virtual run, CLICK HERE.

For more information or to become a sponsor, please CLICK HERE.

SIG SAUER Academy to Host Mogadishu Mile Run to Commemorate Task Force Ranger and Benefit the Three Rangers Foundation

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 1, 2020) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce it will host a “Mogadishu Mile Run Meet-Up” on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at its Epping, New Hampshire facility. The event will commemorate the heroic actions of the U.S. Army Rangers in the Battle of Mogadishu, and benefit the Three Rangers Foundation.

The Mogadishu Mile is the Three Rangers Foundation annual commemoration event of Task Force Ranger and remembrance of the fallen warriors of Operation Gothic Serpent, Somalia, October 3, 1993. The daylight operations began in the afternoon on October 3 and did not end until the final Ranger element departed the city in a running gun battle now known as the Mogadishu Mile the morning of October 4th.

“SIG SAUER is honored to partner with the Three Rangers Foundation as one of several hosts of this event and pay tribute to the courage and heroism of Task Force Ranger in the Battle of Mogadishu,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “In addition to hosting this event at the SIG SAUER Academy, we have committed to a substantial financial contribution to the Three Rangers Foundation to assist in carrying out their mission to provide continued support to the Rangers and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment.”

You can participate in the 2020 Mogadishu Mile Event in person at a “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up,” or virtually by registering for the event at threerangersfoundation.org. Registration is $25 and includes an exclusive Nine-Line event t-shirt. All proceeds from this event benefit the Three Rangers Foundation.

Participation at the SIG SAUER Academy “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up’” on Saturday, October 3, 2020 is limited to 160 participants in groups of 10 at specific time slots from 9:00am – 1:00pm. To sign-up for a time slot at the SIG SAUER Academy “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up” visit sigsaueracademy.com. Participants registered for the SIG SAUER Academy “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up” will run a one-mile course and have the option to pass through the SIG SAUER Academy obstacle course on the grounds of the SIG SAUER Academy.

Additional 2020 Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up sites are located in Georgia, Texas, and Maryland. For specific information about these locations visit threerangersfoundation.org.


Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

VSSL has just launched their Java Kickstarter campaign for a compact, hand cranked coffee grinder. That’s right, a coffee grinder. Sure, they’re well known for their first-aid and survival kits, but once you get the basics covered it’s time for living, and nothing says loving more than a fresh brewed cup of coffee.

Like every other VSSL product, Java is encased in an aircraft grade aluminum tube. They’ve created a novel means to grind the beans. Their clip and flip carabiner converts to a grinder handle. And this isn’t some simple coffee grinder. This stainless steel burr grinder has 30 unique settings, so you’ll get your grinds just how you want them.

Learn more at www.kickstarter.com/projects/toddweimer/vssl-java-brew-epic-coffee-anywhere.

Special Operations Wounded Warriors Bike Raffle

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

SOWW and America’s Mighty Warriors are raffling a Custom Harley motorcycle with proceeds split between both charities equally.

1st Prize: Bike
2nd Prize: Remington 700 .308
3rd Prize: Mossberg 20g

Winners will be drawn soon as all 5000 tickets are sold and tickets are $100.00 each.

Get your tickets for a chance to win at sowwcharity.com/product/bike2020.

SOWW believes that we can truly make a difference in the life of a service member who has chosen to put their safety at risk while defending our freedoms and that has suffered a personal injury. SOWW feels that there is not a more deserving group of individuals than our Special Operation Forces members that frequently stand in harm’s way for the protection of our freedoms, often with little or no recognition.

AMW’s mission is to honor the sacrifice of our Troops, Veterans and their families by providing programs that improve quality of life, healing, resiliency and recovery. Our Helping Heroes Heal Program is providing therapies that heal those with PTS, TBI or suicidal thoughts.

Silent Warrior Foundation Whiskey & War Stories 2020 – Fundraiser & Auction

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

The Silent Warrior Foundation is conducting it’s annual fund raiser this Friday. The event consists of a cocktail and  hors d’ourves hour, banquet dinner, online auction and presentation of the Novemebr 21, 1970 Raid on the Son Tay Prison Camp in North Vietnam to attempt to rescue up to 70 American Prisoners of War. Several Son Tay Raiders and former POW’s will be participating. The film producers of the upcoming documentary “Kingpin- 27 Minutes at Son Tay” will also be filming various segments at the event for their production.

While the event is sold out the online auction is open to all. Auction items include but are not limited to the following items:

• “Baby Barbara”, a slightly smaller recreation of the original CIA made Son Tay Raid planning diorama “Barbara”.

• Rifle and training/experience packages. These include weapon clones of original Raider rifles, with training by SOF veterans and flights to and from the training range in Maricopa, AZ on a Dillon Aero Huey helicopter on November 21, 2020 – the 50th Anniversary of the Son Tay Raid. All ammunition is provided and several soon to be revealed exciting additions to the package will make these two opportunities a once in a lifetime experience.

• A Son Tay Raid Commemortive Caspian 1911 Commander in .45 ACP personally built by Bill Laughridge of Cylinder & Slide. Custom holster by Desert Gun Leather included.

Silent Warrior Foundation: silentwarriorfoundation.com

Bravo Company USA: bravocompanyusa.com

Auction site and registration: whiskeyandwarstories2020.afrogs.org

Cylinder & Slide: www.cylinder-slide.com

Kingpin-27 Minutes in Son Tay: operationkingpin.com

Desert Gun Leather: www.desertgunleather.com


Silent Warrior Foundation Charity Auction Featuring Rare Half Face Blades

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Damascus Push Dagger, a rare, limited-run specialty knife, helmed by Andrew Arrabito, Navy SEAL (ret.) and founder of Half Face Blades, is up for auction benefiting the Silent Warrior Foundation. The auction runs until Aug. 14, 2020.

The Silent Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charity serving our military members and their children since 2010. 

Half Face Blades knives are designed with the distinction and ruggedness required for the work they are intended to do. Each knife is calculated to meet requirements gained by experience, by testing knives and axes, by using them over time at sea and in remote wildernesses.

To bid for this item and to view other products listed for the auction, please head to Whiskey and War Stories 2020 Auction page

Now on Indiegogo – Campster: Full-Height Ultra-Light Everywhere Chair

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

The Campster is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. It’s an Ultra-Light, Full-Height, folding camping chair.

– Seating height like a normal chair (17”/43 cm)
– Ultra-portable – Folds to the size of a bottle
– Ultra-light – weighs only 2 lbs/0.97 kg
– High weight capacity – up to 300 lbs/136 kg
– Fast & easy set-up – unfolds in <10 sec
– No assembly – 1-piece telescopic design
– Anodized aluminum body
– Ripstop seat with breathable mesh
– Offered in black or space grey

Claim yours at www.indiegogo.com/projects/campster-full-height-ultra-light-everywhere-chair.