Project Valour-IT Raffle Fundraiser

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**FOR ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RAFFLE, PLEASE CONTACT MIKE VIA EMAIL AT BLOG@WHIDBEY.COM**

What Are The Prizes In The Project Valour-IT Raffle?

ParaUSA's New GI Expert Entry-Level 1911*
(MSRP: $599)

1911 Handgun

  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Barrel: 5 inches, stainless steel
  • Twist: 1 in 16 inches, left-hand
  • Action: Single-action, Semi-automatic
  • Sights: Dovetail fixed, 3-white dot
  • Receiver: Carbon steel
  • Trigger: Medium length
  • Hammer: Skeletonized spur
  • Magazine: 8-round with removable base pad (two provided with pistol)
  • Overall Length: 8.5 inches
  • Height: 5.75 inches
  • Weight: 39 ounces
  • Finish: Covert Black Para Kote™
  • Stocks: Checkered polymer
  • Safeties: Slide lock, internal firing block, grip
  • Additional Features: Lowered and flared ejection port, beveled magazine well, flat mainspring housing, and grip safety contoured for spur hammer

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Four Day Training Course From The Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
(Value: $2,000)

Front Sight Challenge


The certificate can be used for any one of several different training courses:
  • Two Day Defensive Handgun
  • Two Day Tactical Shotgun
  • Two Day Practical Rifle
  • Four Day Defensive Handgun
  • Four Day Tactical Shotgun
  • Four Day Practical Rifle
Bonus: Two people may use one certificate when enrolling in the same two day course together!

Each of these prizes will be given out separately. With one raffle ticket, you are eligible to win either one. There are two drawings on the one ticket - one for the pistol, one for the training. Buy more tickets to have a greater chance at winning!


Why Purchase A Project Valour-IT Raffle Ticket At Lucky Gunner Ammo?

As part of this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous' fund raising efforts to benefit Project Valour-IT, the Rendezvous originally setup the option of purchasing raffle tickets on line via PayPal - before PayPal shut it all down.

As you can see below, included in this raffle are two very nice prizes, a Para GI 1911 pistol, and a $2,000 four day training session at Front Sight Academy. The pistol was purchased and donated by Kevin from The Smallest Minority, and the training was donated by Front Sight Academy. Each of these two donations is a separate prize in the raffle.

The on line ticket portion of the raffle was set up and hosted by Soldiers’ Angels, the parent organization of Project Valour-IT. In the first three and a half days over $1000 worth of tickets were sold on line. What a positive start! angel logo

Unfortunately, then some anti-gun bureaucrat at PayPal decided to shut it all down. PayPal not only shut down the raffle ticket sales, they shut down ALL PayPal on line contributions for 12 hours to every area of Soldiers’ Angels.

Worst of all, Soldiers’ Angels was in the middle of a substantial fund raising drive and probably lost a significant amount of money as a result of PayPal's actions.

Let's be clear. PayPal choked off all online donations to this worthwhile group. This went on for 12 hours - PayPal was refusing to accept donations for them right in the middle of a large email marketing campaign to their donor base - until the on line option to purchase the raffle tickets you see here was removed.

From PayPal's actions, it's clear that they mistakenly believe that entering a raffle where you might win a gun is the same thing as actually going to an FFL and purchasing a gun. It's not.

What is actually taking place is people are making a donation to Soldiers’ Angels and Project Valour-IT, and for every $10 they spend they get a raffle ticket that might win them a gun. Whoever wins the raffle has to go through an FFL to acquire the gun.

The terms of the raffle state as much: "If the winner of the raffle cannot legally own this pistol, they are automatically disqualified from the raffle, and there is no substitution or other prize to be awarded."

In other words, if you can't normally purchase a gun legally from an FFL, you can't win this gun in this raffle. Simple as that.

Now, PayPal's outright hostility to this perfectly legal raffle and the way they treated Soldiers’ Angels inspired us at Lucky Gunner Ammo to host the on line purchase of the raffle tickets here. Without PayPal. Without their anti-gun mindset.

The ENTIRE proceeds of each raffle ticket go to Project Valour-IT, less a 3% credit card fee. Every raffle ticket purchased counts as a charitable 501(c)(3) contribution to Soldiers' Angels.

Here at Lucky Gunner Ammo, we wanted to help out Soldiers’ Angels and the Gun Bloggers Rendezvous with this exciting raffle. To be clear, we aren’t hosting this raffle or selling this (or any) firearms . . . We are simply collecting the donations and passing them through to Soldiers’ Angels (again, everything except a 3% credit card fee).

Purchase your raffle tickets online here at Lucky Gunner Ammo. Our site is 128 bit SSL (bank level) secured and verified by Authorize.net so you can rest easy using your credit card.

Join with the Gun Bloggers Rendezvous and help support Soldiers’ Angels and Project Valour-IT. Get your Rendezvous raffle tickets now!

Project Valour Raffle Ticket


Raffle Details:

  • Drawing will be on Saturday evening, September 12th at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno, Nevada.
  • The winner does NOT need to be present at the Gun Blogger Rendezvous to win.
  • Raffle tickets sold at the Rendezvous, and raffle tickets sold online will be combined in the drawing.
  • LuckyGunner is not hosting the raffle, we are simply collecting online donations and passing them on to Soldiers’ Angels (less the 3% credit card fee).
  • Prize fulfillment will be handled by Kevin Baker's independently chosen FFL dealer and Front Sight Firearms Training Institute.

*1911 Terms & Conditions:
  • LuckyGunner is NOT offering this firearm for sale and will not be involved in the transfer of it to the winner (this will be handled by Kevin Baker's independently chosen FFL dealer).
  • It is up to the online raffle ticket purchaser to verify that they can legally receive and own this pistol where they live, and the winner must be a resident of the United States.
  • If the winner cannot legally own this pistol, the winner is automatically disqualified from the raffle, and there is no substitution or other prize to be awarded.
  • Winner will have to pick up the gun from a licensed FFL dealer.
  • All decisions are final.


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This is the type of ammo the 1911 needs:
Quantity 1
Ammo Caliber .45 Automatic
Bullet Type FMJ
Primer Type Not Applicable

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