Monday, May 3, 2021

And the winner is...

 

Back on April 5th, I offered an AR-15 pistol in a raffle for my readers.  Your response was enthusiastic;  a total of 77 tickets were sold (out of a planned maximum of no more than 100 tickets).  I'm very grateful to everyone who participated.  Your entries have helped to pay down medical and other bills.

As promised, I drew a winning entry on May 1st.  The winner wishes to remain anonymous, so I'll just say (with her permission) that her initials are L.D. and she hails from Missouri.  The AR-15 pistol will be shipped to her dealer from my local gunshop later this week.  L.D., thank you very much for taking part, and I hope you enjoy your new firearm.  It was built with care, and I hope it serves you well for many years to come.

As I said, I'd hoped to sell up to 100 tickets, and that didn't quite happen:  so I'm considering raffling another AR-15 (carbine or pistol) this month as well.  Before I make that call, I'd like to ask you, dear readers, to let me know what you think.  Would you like me to offer another one in the same way as the first?  The same rules would apply:  a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold, and the winner to be drawn at the beginning of next month.  Please let me know your views in Comments, including whether you'd be more interested in a carbine or a pistol.  If there's enough interest, I'll go ahead with that.

Thank you again to everyone who participated.  I'm very grateful to you all.

Peter


28 comments:

1chota said...

WAAAHH!

Tschifty Mccoy said...

Ammo would be a more attractive prize. 9mm for example

Tree Mike said...

Good idea. My vote is for a 10.5"-12.5" barrelled pistol. Everybody already has a carbine. With at least a 10" tube, M193 ball is still effective at 100 yards. with premium loads it's good way beyond that.

Jesse said...

Wrong country so ticket of no value.

Unknown said...

I participated in the first one, will participate in the next one. Would prefer a carbine.

Flugelman said...

I would prefer a pistol or ammo.

Third Boxcar Midnight Train said...

Pistol.

Peggy said...

I'm interested in the pistol.

Jeff McPhate said...

Pistol preferred.

David L said...

I'm in, AR pistol or carbine or 5.56

Jeff McPhate said...

Of course, there are a lot of wonderful options in high demand right now. Pistol caliber carbines are hot, particularly those that use Glock mags such as the CMMG Banshee line. But AR15 pistols in 5.56 are also likely to be the subject of regulation, so get 'em while they're hot! Still, a nice Gen5 Glock 19 MOS is nothing to sneeze at. Very hard to find in many places.

Ragin' Dave said...

I would be interested.

roadgeek said...

Do it again. Just like the first time. Do this so often that I memorize the Iowa Park ZIP Code.

Jack Ward said...

Hi Peter:
I contributed 3 chances and will contribute again if you do another auction. I should have kept track; if so, I would probably have purchased another chance or three. Surprised it did not go the full 100.
A question, possibly not for email, but I, a combat vet, with the Marines in VN, 66 t0 67, joined not drafted, a life member of NRA and the VFW, are already on the watch lists. So F--it.
What kind of money would it take to have you build out one of the pistols, 5.56, sighted in by you for 75 meters, rails to add a sight of some sort, not telescopic.
Let me know when you can. By the by, I have just about all your books and are probably going to get some of youe wifes on general principal.

Jack

Peter said...

@Jack Ward: Thanks for the kind words.

Sadly, I can't legally build weapons for other people. That would require an FFL at least, and possibly a manufacturing license as well. I can build up AR's for myself without any legal complications, but even that may change under the ATF's proposed revisions to the rules and regulations - we'll have to see.

Anything I sell has been previously owned by me, and either bought or built by/for me, so that selling them doesn't constitute manufacturing them for others, and doesn't transgress the law. Also, I never use so-called "ghost gun" parts: all of them are legally manufactured, and the lower receivers all have serial numbers from their manufacturers. I also make sure that out-of-state transfers are done legally through FFL licensees.

Old NFO said...

Congrats to LD!

KurtP said...

I don't know why, but I missed the announcement of the first auction (probably because i wasn't interests in an AR pistol).
How much to buy-in if you go with the AR carbine?

Unknown said...

I would be in this time, but I live in Cali-fruitopia. So anything you raffled would be banned here. That said, Im in a ticket.

Secesh said...

Carbine

John Cunningham said...

I could go either way, pistol or carbine. I'm in on the next one!

Billll said...

How about a 3-d printed lower receiver, marked and serialized to match a gun you already have? This can be kept in reserve so that when Bidens gun cops come around, you can give them the plastic lower and tell them you never finished the gun. They go away happy, and you get to keep your gun.

Steady Steve said...

Missed the last one so, yep, I’m in.

Tree Mike said...

Peter, re. Jack, I'm fairly certain you can build and send out of state, you simply have to go through a dealer. I don't think Texas cares whether you had it previously or built it. I don't think assembling parts falls under BATF definition for "manufacturer". Found your sight off of someones side bar, great site.

Jesse in DC said...

Peter...
Carbine please. Caliber of your choice.
Yell loud when it goes live..

Bradoplata said...

I'll be in for the next one.

Don RN said...

Was considering the first, will definitely get a ticket or two if you repeat.
Carbine preferred.

Conga Rats to LD!

Skyler the Weird said...

I missed the first one. Would love to donate to another raffle. Carbine or pistol either one.

Doug said...

I’m in for your next raffle…make it an AR pistol!