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Safran Optics 1 Raises Over $43,000 for the Sterling Promise Foundation

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Safran Optics 1 supports non-profit organizations which seek to improve the lives of veterans and military families. Most recently, Optics 1 partnered with the Sterling Promise Foundation to host their first-ever fundraiser during Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2022. With the help of industry sponsors, financial donations and a silent auction, the foundation received $43,500 to support their mission.

The Sterling Promise Foundation exists to honor the life of Staff Sergeant Scott Sterling, who passed away in April 2021 after a heroic battle with colorectal cancer. Scott served in the 75th Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. The foundation is dedicated to ensuring that veterans are able to live long, healthy, fulfilling lives following their careers in the US Army Special Operations, through early cancer screenings and awareness campaigns.

With financial assistance, the foundation can focus on early detection cancer screenings and augment related medical benefits for special forces members and veterans before cancer takes another soldier. Some of their ongoing initiatives include:

• Partnership with Cologuard® to promote early screenings for colorectal cancer

• Free colorectal screenings for veterans, regardless of age, whose insurance benefits do not cover

• Awareness campaign targeting the special operations community promoting all GI cancer screenings

Optics 1 was honored to host this event to raise funds and awareness for the well-being of our nation’s veterans, while celebrating the life of Scott Sterling, a cherished industry friend.

7th Annual Whiskey & War Stories “Operation Acid Gambit” Fundraiser Auction

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

The 7th Annual Whiskey & War Stories “Operation Acid Gambit” event is coming up on 4 June, 2022 in Scottsdale but even if you aren’t attending, you too can be a part of this fundraiser by bidding on some unique items in their auction.

These include two period correct clones of 1989-era Unit weapons, including a Colt 723 clone with period correct Aimpoint and a custom 1911 with 1989-era features.

A shooting adventure package is also being constructed involving MD helicopters and Dillon Aero for the auction.

Visit for full details.

The Silent Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charity serving active and former U.S. military veterans and their families since 2010.

The Sterling Promise Foundation Fundraising Raffle

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The site for the Sterling Promise Foundation Fundraising Raffle is now live.

It goes live for bids tomorrow. Check out what’s available at

The Sterling Promise Foundation

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

The Sterling Promise Foundation celebrates the life of US Army SOF Veteran Scott Sterling by improving the well-being of US Army Special Operations veterans. Scott served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as well as 1st SFOD-D. After his service, Scott’s commitment to hard work followed him as found a home in industry, working to equip his fellow operators with some of the best equipment on the market.

Unfortunately, Scott was taken from us by cancer caused by exposure during his military service. This non-profit was created to help protect others from suffering a similar fate.

The Sterling Promise Foundation helps veterans and their families by augmenting existing medical and financial benefits, covering the gaps that might exist between expenses and benefits. Our first objective is to ensure that Special Operations veterans are adequately screened for serious medical conditions early in their retirement. Early detection and diagnosis will lead to improved overall health and survivability. This will be accomplished through awareness campaigns and financial assistance.

During this week’s SOFIC event in Tampa the Sterling Promise Foundation will conduct a silent auction of some great items. You’ll be able to participate from home via the web. Look for details soon on how you can bid.

2 Cent Tactical Is Back…Sort of!

Monday, May 16th, 2022

It seems like ages since we talked about selling things through 2 Cent Tactical that help support awesome military charities. We are starting off fairly small with a couple of new options like an actual store. In the store, you can order some of the remaining stock of shemaghs (these are the last of them that we plan to order), and our new pack that includes a pin, magnet, sticker and patch.

The new pack allows you to stick a 2 Cent Tactical Skull Leaf on as many surfaces as you can. Slap that sticker on a water bottle or your truck, put that magnet on your gun locker or your fridge, slap that pin on a coat or bag with no velcro hell you can even use it as a tie tack. Of course, we still have the 2 Cent Tactical logo patch for your velcro areas or even the roof liner in your car.

Not only that but for a limited time we are giving away an extra patch with everything you order. For the time being, we are just testing the website for the remainder of May. When that is over we plan to fully launch in the fall with a bunch of new patch and sticker designs.

So please help us by buying some of our newly minted gear and allowing us to order our stock for the fall and really crush it when it comes to world domination… or I guess raising money for charities.

Ukraine T-Shirt Sales Generate a $100,000 Donation 

Monday, May 16th, 2022

ANOKA, Minnesota – May 13, 2022 – Federal Ammunition along with sister brand Remington Ammunition is proudly sending a check of $100,000 in support of crisis relief for the citizens of the war-torn country of Ukraine.  A t-shirt campaign supporting the relief efforts generated great response and the proceeds from the sales reached the milestone in less than two months. 

“This campaign and the tremendous response exceeded our expectations forcing several re-orders of the t- shirts,” says Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition, Remington, CCI, Speer.  “I’m so proud of our loyal customers for being willing to pitch in and support the people of Ukraine who are suffering because of the horrors of war.  Our ammunition brands are proud to do our part,” continued Vanderbrink.

The t-shirt design, available at and, features the call out from the Ukrainian President needing ammunition to assist in their country’s defense. 

The t-shirts continue to receive a tremendous amount of support and are selling out quickly. If the desired shirt in six sizes from 3XL to small sell out, consumers can sign up to receive a notification of when the t-shirt has been restocked.

The $100,000 donation will go to support the humanitarian relief efforts through Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund – GlobalGiving. Federal, along with sister ammunition brands CCI, Speer, and Remington, also donated a total of one million rounds to the Ukraine armed forces. 

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation’s The SOF Online Auction & Raffle

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Task Force Dagger Special Operation Foundation (TFDSOF) will be the beneficiary of the SOF Online Auction & Raffle presented by Cubic, which is open now and closing May 17 at 8PM EDT.

Auction items include a Sig Sauer MCX SPEAR Kit, Framed American Flag swam during the 2021 Navy SEAL Hudson River swim, an Omega watch, Richard Childress Racing VIP NASCAR Experience, Horse Soldier Bourbon Autographed Commanders Select Box, Rustick Knives Tomahawk, HS Precision Rifle Package, Richard Childress Racing VIP NASCAR Experience, plus items from Daniel Defense, Kaatsu Global, Benelli, Glock, HUXWRX, JP Enterprises, ACTinBlack, Proof Research, Hammer Rifles, Black Hills Ammunition, Gentex, Vista Outdoor, Patagonia Lost Arrow Project, Beyond, Engense Armor, and many more.  We truly have something for everyone, Firearms, Firearm Accessories & Optics, Ammunition, Knives, Patriotic Themed items, Clothing, Sports Memorabilia, Sunglasses, Golf Products, and much more!

Our goal is to raise $60,000, and all funds raised though the SOF Auction & Raffle will directly impact families of the Special Operations Community and 100% of the proceeds will be applied to TFDSOF’s three core programs: Immediate Needs, Rehabilitative Events, and the SOF Health Initiatives Program.

To bid on an item or learn more about this fundraising event, please visit:


SIG SAUER Donates MCX-SPEAR Package to Task Force Dagger SOFIC Auction

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

NEWINGTON, N.H., (May 12, 2022) – SIG SAUER is pleased to support Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation with an exclusive SIG MCX-SPEAR package for the Task Force Dagger SOF Auction and Raffle occurring in conjunction with the upcoming SOFIC (Special Operations Forces International Conference) show.  Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation is a veteran-operated non-profit that aids wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) members and their families. This exclusive package includes a SIG MCX-SPEAR Rifle in a 6.5 Creedmoor caliber, a TANGO6T riflescope, and a SIG SLX Suppressor. The auction opened on Monday, May 9th and will close on Tuesday, May 17th at 8:00pm.

“It is an honor for SIG SAUER to support the mission and programs of Task Force Dagger year after year in support of the Special Operations Community. This year with the excitement of our selection as the provider of the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons Program (NGSW) and the SOFIC show we are hopeful that our donation of this MCX-SPEAR package will help to increase the success and reach of the Task Force Dagger Foundation programs within the SOF community,” said Jason St. John, Director, Government Products. “The MCX-SPEAR and the SLX Suppressor are the same platform and suppressor as the NGSW rifle. For this auction, the rifle is offered in the soon-to-be-released 6.5 Creedmoor caliber and paired with the popular TANGO6T riflescope currently in use in various set-ups throughout the military. With the excitement and demand of the MCX-SPEAR in the commercial market we are hopeful that this will inspire the bidding to benefit the organization.”

The SIG MCX-SPEAR rifle is an adaptable multi-caliber rifle featuring rear and side non-reciprocating charging handles, 6-position folding stock, ambidextrous fire control, bolt-catch, and mag release, 2-stage match trigger, 2-position adjustable gas piston, a lightened free-float M-LOK™ handguard, a full-length picatinny rail, and ships with (1) 20-round magazine.  

The SIG SAUER SLX Series of suppressors are designed to drastically reduce toxic fume inhalation by the end-user and sound reduction.  The SLX suppressors feature a monolithic core construction in Inconel, an internal multi-flow path to exhaust gases at a higher rate resulting in lower toxic fume inhalation, a sound-reducing baffle design, a flash reducing end cap, and are available with either the new Clutch-Lock QD mounting system for easy install and removal that offers an intuitive tactile locking ring with infinite radial locking positions or direct thread.

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6T optic is currently in use as the Direct View Optic (DVO), Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) and the USSOCOM Squad-Variable Powered Scope (S-VPS).  The SIG SAUER TANGO6T 1-6x24MM riflescope is available in first and second plane, and varying reticles including 5.56/7.62 Horseshoe Dot, HELLFIRE MOA Milling, HELLFIRE FL-6 and the new DWLR6.

The complete details of the SIG SAUER MCX-SPEAR package to benefit the Task Force Dagger SOF Auction are available on the auction website and bidding is open through Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:00pm.