Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Raffle to Benefit Operation Blazing Sword

Hello everyone! Are you ready for some MARCH MADNESS??

By which I mean not the sportsball event, but rather a truly amazing raffle of awesome goodies of interest to gun owners which will directly benefit Operation Blazing Sword and Pink Pistols!

This amazing raffle starts RIGHT NOW and runs through April 3rd, with the winners being announced April 5th. Here's what we have:

$2 Tickets: Shooter's Grab Bag
A single $2 ticket gets you one entry into the "Shooter's Grab Bag". While that sounds miscellaneous, I promise you that it's filled with goodies that you'll want, such as:

Nine PMAG 21 GL9 Magazines 
(one magazine per winning ticket)

The PMAG 21 GL9 is a 21-round Glock 9mm handgun magazine featuring a proprietary all-polymer construction for flawless reliability and durability over thousands of rounds. Meeting the overall length requirements for a 140MM competition magazine, the PMAG 21 GL9 offers additional capacity without the need for expensive extensions.

The PMAG 21 GL9 is compatible with all full-size, compact, and sub-compact double-stack Glock 9mm variants with some protrusion below the grip. Made in the USA.

Three Daka Pouches 
(one pouch per winning ticket)

The Magpul DAKA Pouch was designed to bring organization to the dusty, dirty, and muddy world we work and play in.

The Medium Magpul DAKA Pouch is made from polymer-infused textiles that include welded seams and genuine YKK® water resistant zippers. Our construction methods and the materials we use mean these pouches are at home in hard-use applications like tool organization and bulk storage of reloaded ammunition, or lighter duties such as organizing your personal electronic accessories. Although they're not meant to be submerged, these water-resistant pouches will keep your items dry in most wet environments, making them a great choice for most outdoor adventures.

One PHLster $50 Gift Code
From the company that brought you the Flatpack TQ Carrier and the Pocket Emergency Wallet (both of which are part of my Every Day Carry), you get $50 to spend however you wish.

One Voucher for a Dark Star Gear Hitchhiker or Orion Holster
We don't know what kind of gun you want to holster, so you can pick one that fits your gun in one of two models, the clip-on Hitchhiker or the belt-looped Orion.

$3 Tickets: Shooter's Selection
Just like a Grab Bag, a single ticket at this level gets you a chance to win any of these select beauties that are sure to make you swoon:

Morgan Atwood Envoy Knife
Something discreet, for when you can’t have something not. The Envoy is a sleek double edged design, optimized for reverse edge use and conventional applications. Approx 6 1/4″ overall, with a 3 1/4″ blade. Hand ground from .250 G10, with hand carved Moon Crater texture, and sheathed in kydex saddle-stitched with 200lb Technora thread for a fully non-metallic package.

Victory Aegis Belt by Mean Gene Leather
The MGL “Victory Aegis” Belt utilizes the Ares Gear LLC. Aegis Buckle.  These belts are constructed with a dual layer of top grain leather. Giving a desirably stable belt to support holsters-either OWB or IWB- yet comfortable to the feel. Its combination of the two layers of 7/8oz and 8/9oz leather delivers just over a 1/4” thickness. The Victory Aegis belt is reinforced between the two layers to add strength and reduce the amount of stretching as time passes. Each layer is laminated together with industrial strength adhesives, as well as sewn together with #277 bonded threads. Chicago screws to secure the Aegis buckle. The MGL Victory Aegis belt is handmade using US leather. The outer layer is dyed while the inner layer has a clear finish. Finally, the edges are burnished, edge dyed and the belt is then rubbed down by hand with Ray Holes Saddle Butter. Available only in 1.5″ widths.

The victory Aegis belt will be made to order according to the winner's size and color preference.

Sentinel Concepts Revelation II Backpack
This backpack is designed to conceal a S.B.R. with Law Tactical Folder,  up to 10.5" barrel  up to 22.5"  with a 30Rd Magazine. From the OUTSIDE this is a basic backpack. It has a standard back pack appearance, NO MOLLE or Patch areas or Tactical appearance at all allowing you to blend into daily environments.

$150 Gift Code from Big Tex Outdoors
Big Tex Outdoors was started in 2014 to fill a gap that we believe existed in the firearms industry. Our focus is to provide the greatest selection of top-shelf gear at fair prices with the absolute best customer service in the business.

Magpul Bipod for M-LOK
The Magpul Bipod for M-LOK offers serious strength and versatility at a price that provides unmatched value. Our lightweight Mil-Spec hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum and injection-molded polymer bipod brings innovation in ergonomics, functionality, strength and value together. Its low-profile design conceals its internal mechanisms and hardware, smoothly brushing off snags and bumps. Optimized for rapid one-handed adjustments, the bipod quickly and quietly transitions between user configurations.

In the shooting position, it is easily loaded with stabilizing forward tension without fear of failure or warping. Its aluminum and stainless steel components, along with its injection-molded reinforced polymer, ensure years of dependable performance and reliability, all while shaving weight. It's extremely light weight, at just over 11 oz.

Magpul Hunter X-22 Stock

The Magpul Hunter X-22 chassis is an ergonomic, full-featured stock for the ubiquitous Ruger® 10/22® rifle. Made from high quality reinforced polymer, the Hunter X-22 features an ergonomic grip, adjustable length of pull and comb height to fit a wide variety of shooters, multiple sling mounting options, a non-slip rubber butt-pad, and M-LOK® slots for accessory attachment.

The Hunter X-22 fits standard Ruger® 10/22® .22 LR pattern rifles with no gunsmithing, and a reversible barrel tray ensures proper fit with factory pencil profile as well as heavy bull barrels. The Hunter X-22 is also compatible with the Thompson Center T/CR22.

Made in the USA.

Four PMAG D-60 AR/M4 Drums (one drum per winning ticket)

The PMAG D-60 is a durable, lightweight, highly reliable 60-round 5.56x45 NATO/.223 Remington* polymer drum magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons. With a larger capacity than previous PMAGs, the PMAG D-60 gives the shooter 60 rounds of ammunition, effectively allowing the same round count as two standard capacity 30-round magazines without requiring a critical reload.

The unique drum configuration keeps the height of the magazine manageable and allows for prone firing and easier storage. Features an easy-to-use loading lever, paint pen dot matrix for easy marking, and a rear window for instant capacity indication. 

Made in the USA. 

And now for the really good stuff:
All of these are separate ticket items, so if you want a chance to win all three you will need to spend a minimum of $25.

$5 Ticket: One-Day Tatiana Whitlock Class
The winner of this item will receive a voucher good for one day of training by Tatiana Whitlock. It is up to the winner to make arrangements to attend the class.

Tatiana Whitlock is a firearms instructor, hunter, and outdoors enthusiast residing in the majestic state of Maine. Tatiana works with men, women & youth to establish a real-world foundation of firearm skills, safety, and situational awareness. The training that she offers brings participants mindset out of the square range and into the context of daily life. Tatiana is an NRA BPI, RSO and Refuse to Be a Victim instructor.

$10 Ticket: Two-Day Sentinel Concepts Class
The winner of this item will receive a voucher good for two days of training by Steve "Yeti" Fisher. It is up to the winner to make arrangements to attend the class.

Sentinel Concepts is committed to bringing our students the most current and relevant firearms training based on their personal needs.

No two classes will have the same curriculum, as each class will be based on the students and their training goals in each class.  

Individual students’ goals, abilities, and skills will be the basis for each class’ instruction.  Each drill and exercise will build a solid surface for each student to develop a plan for their personal practice sessions and will enable them to diagnose their own mistakes, craft more efficient shooters, and effective weapon manipulator after the class and for years to come, by using proven and current techniques.

$10 Ticket: Dark Angel Medical DART Class and Trauma Kit
The winner of this item will receive a voucher good for a two-day Direct Action Response Training class and a Civilian-Standard level DARK trauma kit which will be given to them at the class. It is up to the winner to make arrangements to attend.

The time to learn to use your personal trauma kit is not when you or someone else is bleeding out!!! When life expectancy is measured in seconds and help is minutes away, will you know what to do? In our uncertain lives, that is a question that we all need to be able to answer a resounding, “Yes!” to. Dark Angel Medical, LLC, is proud to offer training and instruction in the use of the D.A.R.K. The Direct Action Response Training fills a niche between military self-aid/buddy care training and civilian EMS training and is geared towards those with little to no medical training or background. It provides the student with critical, need-to-know information, which can be utilized in a myriad of situations and stresses the ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ principle as well as our own principle of “Simplicity Under Stress”. The course is 2 days in length with a total of 16 hours of classroom work to include slide presentations, videos, question and answer sessions and hands-on practical skills application. A manual and all training aids will be provided. 

***There are no prerequisites for this class***

D.A.R.K., Complete Kit--- comes complete with pouch which has shear retention straps on either side of the pouch and a 1" PVC Medic patch, color matched trauma shears, Gen 7 CAT and Vacuum-sealed components to include:

1 pair Nitrile gloves, size L,
1 pair HALO Seals,
1x Nasal Airway,
1x 4'' Israeli Bandage,
1x QuikCLot Combat Gauze LE or ChitoGauze XR Pro(MIL-SPEC Kits contain QuikClot Combat Gauze MIL)
1x Compressed Gauze
1x Mylar Blanket
Polycarbonate Eyeshield (current USMC issue eye shield and is recommended by the Committee on Tactical Casualty Combat Care)

Total Value of Prizes: Over $3,000!
To enter the raffle, make a donation to Operation Blazing Sword via PayPal. Our address is Be sure to specify how many tickets you want and in which category (Shooter's Grab Bag, Shooter's Select, Tatiana Whitlock, Sentinel Concepts, Dark Angel Medical). 

Winners will be notified by email and announced on social media on Sunday, April 5th. 

Members of the Operation Blazing Sword Board of Directors are ineligible to participate in the raffle (which is a damn shame, because I really wanted one of those D-60 drums).

Now, let's get ready to rafffffllllleeee!!!!!

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