DoubleStar Hosts 2018 Veterans Day Sweepstakes to Benefit Mission 22™

DoubleStar is offering an exclusive Veterans Day sweepstakes to honor our Veterans with a unique package that includes a DoubleStar Fury™ (Crashete™), a 1911 A1 Pistol, 45 ACP magazines and challenge coins.

Winchester, Ky. (November 2018) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols and edged weapons, has for 40 years demonstrated its commitment to our Armed Forces and this year is no different. This Veterans Day, DoubleStar will honor our military men and women with a unique sweepstakes of which all proceeds will go to Mission 22™.  The 2018 Veterans Day Sweepstakes prize package includes a DoubleStar Fury™ (Crashete™), a 1911 A1 Pistol, several 45 ACP magazines and challenge coins. Tickets are $25 to enter.

“DoubleStar has a tradition of recognizing those who have stood on the wall in defense of our freedom, by bringing awareness through special projects dedicated to honoring our Veterans. This year we have chosen to showcase one of the most triumphant victories in American history: The Battle of the South Pacific. Though our allies were many and sacrifices of blood and treasure were uncountable, the contribution of the Filipino people must be acknowledged. This is a tribute to one of the greatest unions in world history,” Rob Cabrera, director of the edged weapons division, remarked.

The DoubleStar Fury’s origins are based on a moro Filipino blade, which made it a perfect choice to be showcased in this tribute to the American-Filipino alliance. Cabrera dove into research and developed the Fury to combat, overpower and outclass other machetes or cane knives. The majority of production machetes are made from 0.089” – 0.125” thick spring steel, so DoubleStar chose to go with 0.25” thick 80CrV2 Carbon Spring Steel, which has a custom laser engraving of the American and Filipino flags. It also comes with a custom-made rawhide sheath with custom molded impressions of the American and Filipino flags. The Fury has a parkarized tumbled coating, custom Nitro-Blued handle hardware and custom CNC’d routered scales.

As DoubleStar created this GI-style 1911, its inspirations and thought process were “military circa WWII.” DoubleStar started by blending its new and older forged frames and slides, along with vintage military surplus parts from the time period, to create something one would produce under military contract during the World War: sleek and simple with a bit of American toughness. DoubleStar’s intent is to honor those who laid their lives on the line for America’s freedom; their sacrifice was the root of the inspiration to this design.

1911 A1 Pistol Specifications:

Frame and Slide: DoubleStar
Arched Mainspring Housing: Vintage Military Surplus
Safety: Vintage Military Surplus
Hammer: Vintage Military Surplus
Mag Catch: Vintage Military Surplus
Barrel Bushing: Vintage Military Surplus
Trigger: Vintage Military Surplus
Sear and Disconnector: Wilson Combat Bulletproof
Grips: Wood Vintage Military Surplus
Barrel: DoubleStar Match
Frame and Slide finished in black parkerized
Small parts, polished nitre blue

Mission 22 is a non-profit which combats the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Every day, more than 20 veterans are lost to suicide. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. It does this with three main programs: veteran treatment programs, memorials and national awareness. Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they may be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well. Ambassadors educate the public on veteran issues, help get veterans into Mission 22 treatment programs and create resources in their communities. Through these three programs, it enables a push for the betterment of our nation’s heroes and stands united in the war against veteran suicide.

The 2018 Veterans Day Sweepstakes runs from now through 11:59 p.m. EST, Nov. 25, 2018. The random winner will be drawn at 12:00 p.m. EST on Nov. 26, 2018. An FFL will be required of the winner.

For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

About DoubleStar Corp.:

DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thousands of AR15 parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components. DoubleStar now manufactures and supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms. www.star15.com