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Craft International Issues Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Memorial Patch

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Memorial Patch

Craft International has issued a 4 inch Round Memorial Patch for Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield who were killed last weekend. Proceeds will benefit their memorial funds.

co-store.com/craftgear Go to Promo Gear and then select the patch. Craft says that they will accept orders even though it is out of stock and will sip on date specified.

Craft International Sets Up Memorial Funds for Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Craft International has issued the following statement:


We have received considerable interest from friends, colleagues and members of the general public wishing to contribute to the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, who were tragically killed on Saturday, February 2, 2013. We are extremely humbled by the outpouring of generosity and offers of support.

In response, trusts have been set up in both of their names for anyone who would like to make a financial donation to the families. These trusts will provide for the general welfare of the families as well as the education of their young children. One hundred percent (100%) of the donations will go to the respective families.

Please follow the link below to make a donation to the Chris Kyle Memorial Trust and the Chad Littlefield Memorial Trust.

On behalf of everyone at Craft International, we thank you for all of your kind words, thoughts, prayers and assistance.
Craft International

To donate visit www.co-store.com/craftgear

Way to go guys for supporting the families of both of these men. Craft International FTW!

Craft International Remembers Chris Kyle

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013


Dallas, Texas – Chief Chris Kyle (USN) and his trusted friend, Chad Littlefield, were tragically killed on Saturday, February 2, 2013, by a troubled veteran whom they were trying to help. Chief Kyle lived by a personal motto that “it is our duty to serve those,who serve us,” and he and Littlefield died honoring this creed. Above all else, Chief Kyle was a unique individual and an amazingly loving father, husband, son, brother, friend and devout Christian who had a profound effect on the lives of thosehe touched.

Chief Kyle was publicly known for being the President of Craft International LLC and the author of the best-selling book, American Sniper. Chief Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, served four Combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. After retiring from the Navy, Chief Kyle founded Craft International LLC, a military and law enforcement training company, and was involved in numerous charities, including co-founding FITCO Cares Foundation, and other charitable events benefiting wounded and disabled servicemen and women returning from combat.

“Chris was a true American hero having devoted his adult life to serving his country in combat as a member of the U.S. Navy SEALs and in training our military and law enforcement personnel after leaving the Navy. Chris was also an extremely devoted family man – a wonderful husband and loving father. He gave so much of his time to charitable causes that assisted military personnel and their families and died while trying to help a struggling service member. We are all saddened by his tragic death. America lost one of its finest sons and a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kyle family” said Steven Young, Craft’s CEO.

Mr. Young requests that the media respect the privacy of the Kyle family and friends while they grieve the loss of Chief Kyle. Details of the memorial service and funeral will be released at a later time.

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Rough Creek Shoot Out

Friday, September 28th, 2012


Presented by Craft International, the Rough Creek Shoot Out is touted as a civilian training event. Limited to just 45 guests, it offers 3 days of training with Chris Kyle and the crew from Craft.

There are 3 blocks of training – Pistol and Carbine, Precision Rifle and Hand to Hand along with an optional 4th block with full auto weapons that is limited to just 25 participants and will set you back an extra $1000 on top of the $2000 the base program runs.

The event will be held at Rough Creek a 4500 acre, 5 star resort.

For full info visit www.thecraft.com/training_civilian_roughCreekEvents

Specialized Tactical Systems

Monday, April 9th, 2012

We were initially introduced to Specialized Tactical Systems at SHOT Show 2011 by Crye. For the past several years STS has produced weapons that are literally functional works of art on both engineering and aesthetic levels for Crye Precision sponsored fundraisers. This year’s gun (see below) with the desert digital finish raised $16,000 for the Wounded Warrior Foundation, Unit Scholarship Fund, and Navy Seal Fund.

At this year’s SHOT Show we renewed our acquaintance with STS and got a chance to take a closer look at their wares. We gotta tell you, Specialized Tactical Systems can build a gun. And you want to know how we know? We didn’t just take a look at what they are doing, but also at their customers. Turns out, they hand build rifles for several high end outfits including Craft International. In fact, they’ve been Craft International’s exclusive OEM manufacturer of AR15 and M16 weapons for a few years now.

Craft approached STS in 2009 at TTPOA in San Antonio looking for a high end manufacturer of weapons to do some OEM rifles for them. They didn’t want the standard “builder” of weapons but rather were looking for a Tier 1 weapons manufactured by a company with a record. Since then STS OEMs almost every Piston rifle they offer for Craft to include: Titan E, Titan SF, Titan 300, Titan I and Titan B.

You may have seen photos of Craft’s Chris Kyle carrying a black rifle in the press or in his book, “American Sniper.” That’s right. It’s a Specialized Tactical Systems carbine.

STS also produces custom lowers for certain customers. For more information on the full line of STS TiTAN weapons visit www.specializedtactical.com.