Winning a Firearm

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  1. HoosierQ

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    Some of these folks are "winning" in terms of obtaining a much sought after firearm in an online auction. They "win" in terms of being the high bidder.

    One of my friends and co-workers actually won a pistol (Ruger LCP w/Laser) at a Friends of the NRA banquet. This gentleman is a medical doctor and a chief executive at my company. It so happens that he was adopted out of Korea as an infant. They had an FFL right there so he's doing the 4473 and puts "Korea" as his place of birth. This created a problem because...well we got 2 Korea's don't we! Dr. ____ doesn't know which one he was born in and given his age, could presumably been either. Fortunately the folks at NICS actually get this and since he could vouche for having been adopted out of South Korea, he got the gun. Kind of a funny story.

    He laughed at how the first thing he ever won almost got him chucked into Gitmo.
     
  2. ID-shooting

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    I have put in for many raffles over the years and came up empty every time. My shooting partner, puts in for one, his first, at an Iron Man competition last year and wins a custom built AR race gun. DAMMIT! LOL Of course I only have one AR, he has 8 or 9 already. DAMMIT! hehehe, lucky bastard.
     
  3. guncheese

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    2 years in a row

    first year at the sportsman's banquet
    savage 214 in .270
    next year
    Rem 870 pimped out turkey gun
    traded the savage for a marlin 17hmr stainless bull barrel
    and traded the 870 for a 28 gauge side by side

    all good!
     
  4. sugerwater

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    Club I belong to, Lake County Rod & Gun, gives away many firearms at our annual picnic. Glocks, Revolvers, Rifles, and shotguns. A lot of fun. Winners go through locale FFL.
     
  5. returningfire

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    Nothing. Ever.
     
  6. Nanook

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    I won a T/C Contender once, from a raffle. That's about it gun wise. I bought many chances though.

    Traded the Contender for a rifle shortly after. Kind of wish I had it back, like most other times I moved a gun.
     
  7. jrmiddleton425

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    At Friends of NRA events, I purchased outright a .308 Kimber 84M. Recently won an H&R .410.

    I suppose nobody would believe me if I shared how I just got an M1 Garand that may end up not costing me anything.
     
  8. bhesler

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    I won a .17hmr rifle in a raffle at a firemen's fair. Traded up at the gun shop to a .243 plus a scope. At $530 out of pocket, it is the most expensive free gun I ever got.
     
  9. sikiguya

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    I won a Coonan .357 at a Friends of the NRA years ago. Ended up selling it in eBay before they banned firearms on that site. I remember seeing all kinds of cool guns selling for crazy prices...

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 4
     
  10. Flyboy73

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    My LGS had buy a gun during one month and put your name in a hat. Won a Ruger 10/22 with red dot sight.

    Brion
     
  11. postalnut25

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    I won a Mossberg 500 with 2 barrels from a raffle to raise money for my squadron's Marine Corps Ball.
     
  12. tnxdshooter

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    That sounds rigged to me

    Sent from my mind using ninja telepathy.
     
  13. Outlaw Man

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    I just remembered my near win at the last RMEF banquet. I hit a lucky streak on their progressive raffle and had four of the six tickets in the bucket.

    Sometimes you're just not meant to win, even if luck is in your favor.
     
  14. armedaccountant

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    I won a Sig P2022 a few years ago from Sig Sauers contest on their website. I ended up selling it because I really wanted a 10/22. We were also pretty broke at the time, so the leftover money went towards bills. It felt like a nice gun, but I have no regrets. Especially since I was able to pick up a 10/22 that was made in the same year I was born for a great price.
     
  15. welldoya

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    Never won one in a drawing but I did sell enough lawn mowers during a summer job at a hardware store to "win" a Winchester 290 with points.
     
  16. Nikdfish

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    Won a Weatherby 270 in a VFD raffle a year or so back. Took the cash equivilant instead and used it to put together a 300BLK AR & related reloading tools...

    Nick
     
  17. Guy B. Meredith

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    On my first visit to the International Revolver Championship in Morro Bay I won an S&W PC627 Vcomp with $20 worth of tickets. Love it.

    A couple of years later I got an M66 from the prize table.
     
  18. RetiredUSNChief

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    I haven't won one yet. I tried entering the NRA rifle raffle yesterday via the email link they sent me. They very CLEARLY said that donations were NOT required to participate in the raffle. However, I could not get the link to process and be accepted because I didn't check either the credit card or PayPal box for the "suggested" donation. It just kept taking me back in a loop to fix that problem. And nowhere did I see where I could change that.

    Now, I don't mind donating to the NRA, and I do it periodically through various means as I see fit. However, being a government employee who is currently working for free right now (I'm considered "essential), my last paycheck was 24 hours short and the way things are going right now, my next paycheck will be 80 hours short.

    Though I do have reserves sufficient to cover family expenses for a while, while the government shutdown plays itself out, it is fiscally foolish for me to spend money on non-essential things right now.

    So it looks like I'll be missing the opportunity with the NRA this time around. Unless I can find their last letter, which probably included this in it.
     
  19. PJSprog

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    Not directly. I bought my Remington 870 Express 12ga from a former coworker who won it in a raffle. Even though he never shot it, I had to tease him about it for several years before he finally sold it to me for $150.
     
  20. Dframe

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    I won a beautiful Winchester 101 from a trap club that was raising funds for their youth program. Didn't even remember buying the ticket. At the time I Just figured I was donating for a good cause.
     
  21. gunnerh

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    The my 1st gun .410 H&R SS I "won" for selling the most newspapers in my area in 1958,I was 11. I won a TC Icon in 22-250 at my 1st Friends of the NRA event . Best shooting rifle I own. I been to 12 events since then , it is a great cause. Also won 300 Weatherby mag, Taurus judge, Ruger 10/22 and pair of Rough Rider 22/22 mag single actions plus boat load from NRA stuff.
    At Dallas Gun Show I won a real nice gun safe from a TSRA raffle.My wife tells me " You sent more money of the trickets and events than I won." Maybe,but I support the NRA and TSRA anyway.
     
  22. PavePusher

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    I won a RRA LAR15 with EoTech sight a few years ago, NRA raffle tent going into a gun show. Approx. $1500-1600 package for total investment of about $300 over a few years.
     
  23. Grassman

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    Two more banquets coming up in the next week, and I'm feeling lucky!:D
     
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