Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. completed the third quarter of its “Million Gun Challenge to Benefit the NRA,” by reportedly selling 315,100 firearms during the quarter ending December 31, 2011. In turn, Ruger will present the NRA with a check for $315,100 as part of its pledge to donate one dollar to the NRA for every gun sold during the year-long challenge. With one more quarter—January through March 2012—left to go, Ruger has donated $871,200.
The clock is ticking for entries into Ruger’s 1 Million Gun Challenge. Ruger wants you to share your story in 400 words or less, explaining why you purchased a new Ruger firearm during the 1 Million Gun Challenge. Be sure to include a picture of yourself with your new Ruger firearm along with your story. Ruger will select eight finalists, then America gets to vote for their favorite story.
If you are one of the lucky eight finalists, you will get to take home your choice of a Ruger SR1911™ or a Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle! The winning story author will get the grand prize of a trip to the 141st NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri in April. The grand prize winner will make history by presenting the final 1 Million Gun Challenge check, along with Ruger, to NRA Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre.
“Consumer support for the ‘Million Gun Challenge to Benefit the NRA’ has been overwhelming, and has helped Ruger enjoy a robust 2011,” said Ruger President and CEO Mike Fifer. “I want to thank everyone who has purchased a Ruger as part of this challenge; this donation is possible because of your support of Ruger and the NRA. With one quarter left to go, we are hoping everyone will jump in and help us exceed the $1,000,000 goal.”
Read more and enter at Ruger’s Web site.
Have you taken the challenge? Entries are due by noon EST on March 6.
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