I can’t tell you what the most popular gun was at the NRA convention on the exhibit floor, but I did hear a report about the most popular gun featured on the NRA Foundation’s Wall of Guns.
Contest participants were given a chance to buy one (or more) of 100 tickets in a drawing. The winners of each drawing from each batch of 100 were given their pick of 81 guns. In some cases for lower cost guns, they could pick two selections.
I spoke with another Foundation supporter who reported that before they stopped drawing, they had to pull off a Tommy gun because they ran out. I checked the model they had listed, and I believe it was this one.
Speaking of giving guns away, do we have any readers interested in a Colt LE6900? It’s a $899 gun that our Friends committee will be raffling off in a few short weeks for tickets that are only $20. It’s one of five guns we’ll be drawing for out of a maximum 300 tickets sold. That means if you liked the odds on our committee’s 1911 raffle last year, you should really like these odds.
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A Thompson replica (or the real thing, if I ever win the lottery) is definitely on my WANT list.
Sure. I’ll take 2.
I’ll take some tickets!
And I’d love a Tommy Gun too!
I’ll post details about the raffle later with how people can get tickets. I don’t want to start mailing out info on tickets until we actually have them in hand. :)
That said, the other guns are two Kahr 1911A1 WWII Parkerized models ($668), a Kimber Custom II ($871), and Taurus Polished Stainless 1911 ($927). All values are from the manufacturer, but they are the most consistent value point that I can give across all of the models.
I’ll have photos and more up when we get the tickets printed.
And I believe that Thompson comes with the violin case…
I believe you are correct. The violin case makes it an even better deal.
I’m in for a couple of tickets also.
I would like a one, can I get a ticket?
When I publish the formal announcement, I’ll start taking orders from those who want to be sent the information on how to purchase them from the committee. We’re still waiting on tickets to be printed. I just got the exact list of guns yesterday.
I’m in for a couple of tickets.
This just caused me to remember that my dad often reminisced that he had twice been offered Thompsons for $25, I think while he was working longshore during WWII. He declined both times because they were of no practical use to him, and $25 was a bigger chunk of change than it sounds like now.
When I was a kid we had an M-1 Carbine that had been liberated, long before they were on the civilian market. I never did know the complete story behind its liberation, just that my father had swapped someone two pocket pistols for it.
I’d be down for a ticket or two. Last raffle you guys did I was off the winning number by 1 digit!
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