As Friends of NRA enters its 30th year, we reflect on the hard-work and support our countless volunteers, sponsors, and industry partners have given to make our program successful year after year. Over the past 30 years, 24 thousand events have raised over $1 billion dollars for the NRA Foundation. In return, the NRA Foundation has funded over 52,000 grants to provide critical funding to educational firearm programs on the local, state, and national levels. We want to take a moment to congratulate the entire Friends of NRA team that has worked so tirelessly to promote a unified voice to secure the future vision of the shooting sports.

To celebrate our 30 years, Friends of NRA selected a package from our US partners offering custom firearms inscribed with the Friends of NRA 30th Anniversary logo and merchandise carefully selected for freedom defenders. The Standard Merchandise & Firearms Package has become highly sought after with the one of a kind items that are only available at Friends of NRA events across the nation. Each year we select a Gun of the Year, and we are excited to announce our 2022 Gun of the Year is the Sig Sauer 1911 STX .45 with Friends of NRA 30th Anniversary Grips! Learn more about our Gun of the Year and other custom items that are featured in our 2022 Standard Package below or click here.

2022 GUN OF THE YEAR: Sig Sauer 1911 STX .45 with 30th Anniversary Grips

The SIG SAUER 1911 STX Friends of NRA 30th Anniversary Edition is a non-railed full-size 1911 featuring a Nitron slide over a natural stainless frame and is accented by custom 30th Anniversary grips. The slide is further accented by polished slide serrations and exclusive “2022 Friends of NRA Gun of the Year” engraving. The slide is topped off with adjustable combat night sights while the frame is outfitted with a magwell for fast smooth reloads. The frame and slide of the STX are machined to exacting tolerances and hand-fitted to ensure reliability and performance. The frame features 25-line per inch checkering on the front strap, while the mainspring housing has 20-line per inch checkering. The 1911 STX pistol contains only premium internal parts including a match grade barrel, hammer/sear set and trigger. For safety, the 1911 STX features a beavertail grip safety, extended ambidextrous thumb safety and firing pin safety. This Sig Sauer 1911 STX is exclusive to Friends of NRA events and is limited to 685 units. *Not legal in all 50 states

Diamondback DB-15 Rifle with 30th Anniversary Logo

The Diamondback DB15 5.56 NATO comes with an A2 Flash Hider Muzzle Device which is designed to reduce muzzle flash. Equipped with a carbine gas system, forged 7075 T6 aluminum lower receiver and A3 flattop forged 7056 T6 aluminum upper receiver, this Midnight Bronze beauty holds 30 rounds of pure power. The Diamondback DB-15 Rifle is exclusive to Friends of NRA events and is limited to 675 units. *Not legal in all 50 states


Baby Bowie Knife with Stag Handle

If you are looking for a knife that delivers premium quality stainless steel, look no further than the 6 1/2” Stag bone Baby Bowie Knife. The 3” blade proudly displaying the Friends of NRA 30th Anniversary logo emerges from a Genuine India Stag Bone™ that is shaped and polished for comfort, balance, and beauty. This one-of-a-kind knife comes with a handmade leather sheath, perfect for wearing on your belt. Made in the USA exclusively for Friends of NRA events by Bear and Sons, and is limited to 750 units.

Welcome Saw

This unique Welcome Saw features the NRA seal with “We The People” text. This product is easy to hang, and is made and assembled in Big Sky Country at Montana Metal Art Company. Combining metal and design ingenuity, this saw measures 24”, and is more than just a manufactured piece, it is a one of a kind work of art proudly made in the USA.


If you’re interested in these exclusive Friends of NRA items or want to view more, we invite you to celebrate 30 years with us at a Friends of NRA event near you. Help us make this our best year yet by investing in the next generation of shooting sports enthusiasts! See you soon!


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