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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2021 7:14 pm 
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LTW Guns latest project package (#12) is up and ready!

This package is to benefit Hunting With Heroes Wyoming. Tickets are available for purchase at:

https://huntingwithheroes.org/raffles/

Hunting with Heroes takes disabled veterans hunting in Wyoming.

Hunting with Heroes is a non-profit and charitable organization founded by veterans to give back to disabled veterans. Working with Wyoming state agencies, landowners and volunteers, Hunting with Heroes Wyoming offers big game hunts and fishing outings designed to fit the special needs of each disabled veteran.

HwH WY was founded in 2013 by two US Army veterans and Wyoming natives, Dan Currah, a Vietnam veteran, and Colton Sasser, an Afghanistan veteran. Dan was keenly aware of how Vietnam veterans have struggled throughout the years, and Colton was deep in his healing journey after he sustained life threatening injuries in Afghanistan. Both knew hunting in Wyoming could be an intensive healing experience. Since 2013 they have helped veterans fill nearly 2000 tags in Wyoming. They have hosted veterans from all 50 states, ages ranging from 21- to 93-years old, and veterans who have served the United States of America in conflicts from WWII to Afghanistan and everything in between.

Hunting with Heroes Wyoming is about honor, healing, restoring hope, and saving lives.

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Here is a brief description of this package and it's contributors, including the build sheet:

• We started with a base 1911 stainless handgun that was generously donated to us by Dan Wesson firearms.

• John Harrison of Harrison Design, donated all of the parts used by the smith’s for this build.

• Don Williams of The Action Works, fitted the grip safety, thumb safety, trigger, and did a complete trigger job.

• Ned Christiansen of Michiguns, Ltd., fit a new mainspring housing then did his FRAG treatment to the frontstrap and mainspring housing, then beveled the magazine well.

• Mark Graff of Graff Custom Gun Works, fitted an oversize ejector, blended the back of the slide, fit a match barrel bushing to a match barrel, crowned the barrel, and serrated and blended the slide stop.

• Tim Brian from CT Brian Custom, made high power cuts on the slide, flattened and serrated the top of the slide, lowered and flaired the ejection port, throated the barrel and polished the feed ramp, made custom grips from exhibition grade French walnut, and polished and bead blasted the entire gun and small parts.

• Doug Mosier of Glenrock Blue, Cerakoated the slide and small parts to give this a two-tone finish.

• Greg Graff of Graff Custom Knives, handcrafted a beautiful hunting/utility knife using 1084 steel for the blade and shaft and topped it off with grips made from the same piece of exhibition grade French walnut that the grips for the pistol were made from and brass pins.

• Finally, to complete this package, Rob Hipp (robhipp45@gmail.com), handcrafted a complete set of custom leather (gun holster, knife sheath, and spare magazine pouch).

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Last edited by Susan Brian on Sat May 29, 2021 4:29 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 3:05 pm 
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Thanks for all the behind the scenes work you handled Susan. Pics look great!

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 8:43 am 
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What a great thing to find on the forum today! That knife! Those grips! The leather! Oh yeah the gun is pretty nice too....!

I love that the pistol and the knife share a chunk of walnut. Tim, if I tried to make those grips, well, a bunch of popsicle sticks rubber banded on would probably be necessary. Greg, that blade is a beauty.

Of course there was no doubt that everyone participating would do great things but still it's hugely satisfying to see it come together so well.

Thanks a ton to Dan Wesson for providing a very fine pistol to build on! We talked at the start about "where to begin"; I had developed a contact at Dan Wesson and was impressed with the DW corporate culture and-- with the DW pistols I'd been seeing on display at a couple police conferences and the Indy NRA Show. So, folks, get your tickets for this most worthy cause and if you don't win the gun but are in the market for one, give Dan Wesson a look.

Well there is a whole lot of WY goodness in this one. I would like to point out that MI upside down looks like WI which is not that far from WY :-)


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 9:12 am 
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For some reason Susan's link was not active for me so folks, try this:

https://huntingwithheroes.org/raffles/

I just "tested" it by buying some tix for customers and it's the easiest LTW raffle ever to get tickets for.

I know I speak for the rest of LTW when I say-- we are very proud to be able to take part in helping this most worthy cause!

Awesome pics Susan, thank you!


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 4:30 am 
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The link is fixed. Sorry about that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:30 am 
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I hope this gets the broadcast it deserves. I've sent the link to everyone on my Email list that would be interested and had some very positive comments back.


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