Henry Guns For Great Causes: $50K to Shadow Warriors Project

Private contractors serve America in wartime, too. Henry Repeating Arms and Shadow Warriors Project won't forget.

by
posted on September 22, 2022
Shadow Warriors Lede

The 25th wedding anniversary is meant to be celebrated with a gift of silver, but for Henry Repeating Arms, the company's 25th anniversary celebration takes the form of a pledge: $1,000,000 to great causes. The company's Guns for Great Causes program has benefitted dozens of sick children, the Tunnels to Towers Foundation and more. Henry does this by creating custom, one-of-a-kind or limited-edition rifles and auctioning them off, with all of the proceeds going to the charity or family in question. The latest recipient is Shadow Warriors Project, to the tune of $52,175.

What's a Shadow Warrior? Well, as you no doubt know, America's military forces aren't the only Americans serving in wartime. The ranks are filled out with private contractors, all of whom risk their lives and health right alongside the soldiers. There's only one non-profit dedicated to providing post-engagement support for them, and that's Shadow Warriors Project. The Project was co-founded by Mark “Oz” Geist, a member of the CIA Annex Security Team that found itself the target of a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya. (There, Geist is credited with saving the lives of more than 25 Americans.)

On the tenth anniversary of these attacks, Shadow Warriors Project held its first annual ‘Honor The Brave’ fundraising gala in Miami, Florida, where Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato presented Geist with a check for $25,000 to enhance their mission. Throughout the evening, three more donated Henry Repeating Arms rifles raised $2,150 from silent auctions. Then there's the one-of-a-kind rifle that went for a cool $25K at auction. 

That Henry rifle is one of the most exclusive rifles ever built in Henry Repeating Arm’s 25-year history. Based on the 1860 patent for the first successful and practical repeating rifle, Henry Repeating Arms’ one-off auction gun boasts hand-chased engraving on a hardened brass receiver and a buttstock made from rare exhibition-grade American walnut wood. The engraving work includes the Shadow Warriors Project logo on one side and the Seal of the President of the United States on the opposite. 

“We are thrilled with the auction results, and to anyone that placed a bid or helped to spread the word, I thank you sincerely,” said Imperato. “For sure, it’s a feather in our cap to have a rifle sell for so much, but it’s also a testament to Mark, his organization’s great work, and the unsung, under-the-radar group of men and women that Shadow Warriors Project is so dedicated to supporting. Everyone involved should be proud of what has been accomplished so far.”

Latest

Colt Grizzly

Henry Repeating Honors America's Most Decorated Living Veteran at 2024 NRA Annual Meetings

Saluting General Patrick Brady, one of only two living veterans to hold both the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross.

Bob Barr Elected NRA President, Doug Hamlin Elected to Serve as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO

“I am truly humbled to be elected by the NRA Board of Directors as the next Executive Vice President & CEO of the NRA,” said Doug Hamlin.

Burn After Buying: Why You Shouldn't Move Firewood

Please burn your firewood within 50 miles of where you cut or purchased it ... here's why.

NRA’s Political Victory Fund Endorses President Donald J. Trump

A Second Term for President Trump is a Victory for the Second Amendment.

All-In-One: Umarex Komplete Nitrogen Cartridge Air Rifle

It's a new, more streamlined way to enjoy airguns!

Interests



Get the best of NRA Family delivered to your inbox.