Support Shooting Sports Programs by Attending The NRA Foundation Banquet & Auction

Camaraderie, fellowship, games, raffles and auctions featuring exotic hunts and exclusive merchandise ... see you there!

posted on April 24, 2024
Nra Foundation Banquet Lede

The 2024 National NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction will be the official kick-off event to the NRA’s 153rd Annual Meetings and Exhibits. The Foundation’s Banquet and Auction will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Hall A on May 16, 2024 at 5 PM.

There will be a variety of games, raffles and auctions featuring exotic hunts and exclusive merchandise. Funds raised at the attendee-favorite event benefit The NRA Foundation, America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports, which has funded over 60,000 grants impacting millions since its inception.

This year’s auction is filled with limited edition firearms, incredible domestic and international hunting packages and jaw-dropping artwork, all generously donated! You won’t find items anywhere like it, even if you have been to a Friends of NRA event before.

Here is a sneak peek at a few Live Auction items!

SIG SAUER P365 XL Rose Manual Safety 9MM with signed SIG Rose Box by Lena Miculek

Donated by SIG SAUER

Live Auction Item #3

Introducing ROSE by SIG SAUER. Developed in collaboration with World Champion Lena Miculek, ROSE was created to help encourage and inspire women to take on the responsibility of their own personal safety through education, training, and community.

The ROSE P365 kit includes a special edition P365 pistol in 9mm, a custom ROSE Vaultek lockable storage case, and instant access to a complete step-by-step ROSE video training series that allows you to learn at your own pace, along with a ROSE online community to help encourage and inspire you with help and support as you continue to grow as a more confident and comfortable shooter.

ROSE is based on Lena’s years of experience as a competitor and in teaching women at every skill level, all over the country. ROSE has been developed to be a complete system, that’s easy to understand, easy to learn, and easy to use. The ROSE program will take you step-by-step through the process from your first time holding a pistol all the way to your first time at a range. And ROSE is also a community of women, coming together to help and encourage each other. To share their stories and learn from one another. ROSE gets you everything you need to get started, a full online training course to get you comfortable and ready for your first time at a range, and an online community to share your experiences and learn from other women just like you.

Taurus Judge Executive Grade .45 COLT /.410GA

Donated by Taurus

Live Auction Item #6

The latest addition to the exclusive Taurus® Executive Grade line, the legendary Taurus Judge® heightens its legacy—and your collection—with luxe styling, function-forward advancements, and aesthetics galore. Providing a new take on an industry legend, the Executive Grade Taurus Judge features a hand-polished satin finish, presentation grade wood grips, a brass rod front sight and an exceptional hand-tuned trigger. Each Judge Executive Grade is assembled by hand in a separate room by a team of specially trained gunsmiths, ensuring that the fit and finish is exquisite. The action is hand tuned, resulting in a smooth double action trigger pull, perfect for rapid shots. The single action trigger lets off with a crisp, clean break for when you need to dial up the precision a little bit.

New Original Henry Deluxe Engraved 25th Anniversary Edition .44-40 WCF

Donated by Henry Repeating Arms

Live Auction Item #8

Celebrating more than 25 years of American gun making, this limited-edition recreation of the original 1860 Henry Repeating Rifle features a luxurious rosewood buttstock using wood blanks hand-selected by Henry Repeating Arms CEO & Founder, Anthony Imperato. The polished hardened brass receiver is embellished with engraving on both sides that borrow design elements from 19th-century artisans. This model is chambered in .44-40 WCF and limited to 2,500 units.

Ohio Ordnance M-2 SLR with Tripod, Ammo Can with 200 Links, and Trijicon MGRS-D .50 CAL

Donated by Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc.

Live Auction Item #10

The M2-SLR .50 caliber rifle is one of the specialties of Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc. Constructed to exceed military expectations and quality standards, each weapon is bult with individualized attention to detail and multi-level inspection of quality. Our chrome lines barrels with Stellite® liners are manufactured completely in house in our ISO certified facility.

The M2-SLR is dimensionally identical to the M2A1 and can integrate into any M2A1 mounting system. Many of the integral parts of the firearm have been redesigned, introducing an entirely new breed of the M2. This is a great piece for military collectors that are not able to own a machine gun. The M2-SLR also includes a custom fitted hard case, ammo can with 200 links, carrying handle, cleaning kit with pouch, headspace gage set, extractor, ruptured cartridge, and wrench.

The BOARS-M2 (B.E. Meyers & Co. Optics & Accessory Rail System for the M2) is a low-profile mounting solution that offers a quick-disconnect with true return-to-zero reattach. The base of the mount is installed via friction clamps and is meant to remain on the host platform, while the detachable rail can be removed and reattached at will and will retain zero of all optics and laser systems mounted.

Trijicon has developed the Machine Gun Reflex Sight (MGRS™) which provides users with an increased ability to acquire, engage, and accurately hit targets. The MGRS™ greatly enhances first round hit probability, significantly reduces training requirements for machine gunners, and can be used on various weapon systems. This capability will greatly reduce ammunition expenditure, logistic footprint, re-supply requirements, target acquisition time, overall collateral damage, and the negative strategic impact of high-volume fire.

7 Day Nyala Hunt & Yellow Fin Tuna Fishing for 2

Donated by Limpopo Africa Safaris

Live Auction Item #14

Come Hunt and Fish with one of South Africa’s premiere outfitters. This trip is for 2 people, with the ability to accommodate up to 6 (for an extra charge). The game included is 1 Nayla for each of the 2 hunters, staying 7 days & 8 nights hunting in the Limpopo Region of South Africa. The winner of this package also receives one day of fishing for trophy Yellowfin Tuna out of Cape Town South Africa.

The hunt area in Limpopo is over 100,000 acres of some of South Africa’s most picturesque country and it is overflowing with wildlife. The hunting is second to none! The fishing is out of Cape Town and is phenomenal. You will be treated to gourmet meals and outstanding accommodations.

The trip includes: 7 days & 8 nights hunting with 2 Nyala and 1 day of fishing for Tuna for two with the additional offering to add 4 more people to the hunting portion of your trip, room and board included. Yellowfin Tuna fishing season is April & May. Trip also includes services of a professional hunter, transfer by road to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg, all meals, soft drinks, beer & wine in moderation, laundry services, skinning and field preparation of trophies. This trip is good for 3 years from date of purchase.

Not included: Travel to South Africa, trophy fees for animals taken or wounded but not recovered, rifles or ammo, gratuities to staff, exporting of trophies from South Africa. may add additional animals per trophy fees.

Freedom Ordnance FM-9 9MM Belt Fed AR-15/M16 Upper

Donated by Freedom Ordnance

Live Auction Item #21

The FM-9 by Freedom Ordnance is the first and only pistol caliber belt fed upper conversion for the AR-15/ M16 platform. Chambered in 9mm, the FM-9 is blowback operated, fires from a closed bolt and feeds from a disintegrating link belt. It works with any mil-spec AR-15/M16 without modification and providing a familiar set of operating controls. It’s machined from billet aluminum and ordnance grade steel, and heat treated with a QPQ nitride finish on all steel parts that give the system extreme durability.

Kimber KDS9C with NRA Logo 9MM

Donated by Kimber Manufacturing

Live Auction Item #23

The NEW KDS9c from Kimber is a testament to over 4 decades of the highest level of firearms manufacturing. The KDS9c was built from the ground up as a personal protection masterpiece. The barrel is fully fluted, crowned, and ramped. Our proprietary bore sizing process delivers match grade accuracy with every shot. Our engineers specified 7075 aerospace-grade aluminum to develop the frame featuring a fully integrated cross-hatch textured design for the front and the back strap that flows with the grip to deliver superior grip ergonomics. The magazine release is reversible for left and right-handed shooters. A crisp 3.5-4.5lb trigger pull comes standard as well as two 15-round magazines which anchor the KDS9c as the premier personal protection platform that enhances your ability to defend yourself no matter the situation. On this special edition, the NRA logo is proudly displayed on both sides of the slide near the muzzle.

Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 28" Optifade Timber Camo 12GA and 2-day Sandhill Crane & Waterfowl Hunt for 4 in Texas

Donated by Benelli and Gerhart Outdoors

Live Auction Item #26

Benelli's Flagship shotgun, the SBE 3 is the full redesign of our venerable Super Black Eagle platform. With carefully considered insights from our pro-staff and veteran hunters, Benelli design engineers have spent nearly 10 years in development with a focus on three areas of critical importance to the serious waterfowler: improved ergonomics, intuitive, flawless functionality and an updated design, style and feel for the latest in modern waterfowling reliability that’s all about the end game: absolute superiority in the most unforgiving conditions. This SBE 3 is decorated in Gore Optifade Timber, features the Comfortech 3 stock to reduce felt recoil, and includes 2 extended and 3 flush choke tubes.

This hunt donation is for 4 hunters to include: two hunting days (in October – December) with a professional licensed guide for Sandhill Crane and Waterfowl in Amarillo, Texas. There are hunting blinds and decoys, the bird retrieval is via dog, and there will be pictures at the end of the day. Your hunting trip is valid for two years from date of purchase.

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