My red-headed blog stepchild was kind enough to put together not one but two "playsets" - remember those cheesy plastic ones you'd get as a kid? Like the "police" playset had a revolver, plastic cuffs, a badge and a whistle? Well, here's two Action Playsets that are the real deal...
Prize Package #1a: The Pirate Action Playset:
That's awfully busy. Let me break it out for you:
Dagger and instruction manual
Prize Package #1b: The Indian Action Playset:
There's a war club, knife, and a tomahawk in this set. When I say that Michael W. (a.k.a. Dr. Mike - Cutler to the stars) put these playsets together, you have to understand something: He made everything. The tomahawk, the knives, the war club, the boarding axe, the cutlass, the leather work - that's all him. He hand-made everything that you see (except the books) for these two packages.
Thank you, so very much, for everything, Michael.
Prize Package #2: LaserLyte LC9 side-mounted laser
The good folks at LaserLyte sent along this laser after I reviewed the LC9, but I had already shipped it back to Ruger. If you've got an LC9 or LC380, this is a slick unit that installs by replacing the existing side screws. I have one on my P3AT, and it helps quite a bit.
Prize Package #3: Multi-Fun Pack!
Here's a pack of accessories to help dress up your pistol, shotgun, or rifle. There's a Tapco vertical foregrip, a LaserLyte Tri-rail for a 12 gauge shotgun, and a LaserLyte pistol bayonet.
Prize Package #4: York Arms Stripped AR-15 Lower
Wally has very graciously donated a stripped AR-15 lower, serial number KTKC2013 (how awesome is THAT???) with an engraved Gonzalez flag on the magwell. Pictures will be forthcoming (Wally insisted I wait until after anodizing), and this *is* a firearm, so transfer will have to happen through an FFL and all state and federal laws will be followed.
Prize Package #5: 1,500 rounds of .22LR
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That's a real, honest-to-goodness box of 1,000 rounds of .22LR. That and a 500 round box can be yours courtesy of Bruce, retired NH state rep, who will be joining me in a kilted range trip sometime soon... :)
Like last year, I'll be giving a "ticket" for every $5 donated. Each ticket can be put towards any prize package (think of each prize package as having a "bucket" in front of it into which you can drop your "ticket"...). For example, if you donated $30, you could put six "tickets" into bucket 1a for six chances to win the Pirate Action Playset. You could also put one "ticket" in every bucket for one chance to win each of the prizes. I'll keep a spreadsheet with donation tallies and "ticket" allocations, and at the close of the contest (midnight on September 30, 2013), I'll have a random number generator pick the winners.
Please e-mail me and let me know how you would like your "tickets" allocated!
If reading about these prizes fills you with an urge to donate...
Thanks again to everyone that has or will donate, and especially to my awesome friends for offering up such great prizes!
That is all.