RISE Armament Special-Edition Rifles Raise $52,000 for Charity

posted on November 6, 2018

Four of only 13 special-edition Patriot Rifles created by RISE Armament and auctioned in October 2018 generated more than $50,000. Auction proceeds went to Folds of Honor—a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces.

“We’re thrilled the Patriot Rifles raised so much for veterans’ families,” said Matt Torres, president of Rise Armament. “We’re on a mission to make a lasting difference, and Folds of Honor is an incredible organization to team up with.”

On Oct. 22, 2018, Folds of Honor held the auction at a fundraiser hosted by Edmond, OK-based Tall Oak Midstream. The event was located at the Patriot Club in Owasso, OK, and included dinner and a concert by country singer Jerrod Niemann. Proceeds from the gun auction at this alone are enough to fund 10 educational scholarships to children or spouses of fallen or disabled veterans.

Each Patriot Rifle garnered $13,000, totaling $52,000 for the foundation. They are chambered in .223 Wylde and have a Cerakoted flag theme to honor the sacrifices of our veterans. They also come with a display case and commemorative Rise Armament/Folds of Honor challenge coin. Only 13 were created, representing “…one for each time the flag is folded before handing it to a family member at a fallen soldier's burial.” These special-edition rifles are only available at a Folds of Honor auction.

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 and is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and platinum on GuideStar. Nearly 2 million military heroes’ dependents are negatively impacted by war. The cost to provide educational scholarships to those dependents is $9 billion, and 85 percent of the families don’t qualify for federal aid.


man with pump shotgun
man with pump shotgun

Mossberg Maverick 88: The Affordable Self-Defense Shotgun

The Maverick 88 is a no-frills cousin of Mossberg’s legendary Model 500 pump-action shotgun, and although the two guns are aesthetically and mechanically similar they are not identical guns.

5 Great Concealed Carry Gear Items for the Fall

As the seasons change, so must your carry wardrobe. Here are products to keep you comfortable as the leaves begin to fall.

Review: Elite Survival Systems HIP Gunner Concealed Carry Fanny Pack

Off-body carry is attractive: you just stick your gun in a bag and tote it along with you. Here's one carry option that makes the best of both worlds. 

First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield Plus 3.1-Inch Optics Ready

Now Smith & Wesson Inc. is expanding its line of M&P Shield Plus pistols to include a new optics-ready variant, the M&P9 Shield Plus 3.1-inch OR.

First Look: Zeiss LRP S5 FFP Riflescope

Zeiss recently announced the launch of the new LRP S5 series of first-focal-plane riflescopes.

Review: Zev Technologies Core Duty Rifle

Zev Technologies has steadily increased its footprint in the firearm industry. Best known for placing its unique design spins on components for the most popular Glock and SIG Sauer pistols, this Centralia, WA-based company is also in the AR market.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.