Custom AR-15 Rifle Raffle
Friday, May 06, 2016
Custom AR-15 Online Raffle
EOD 1 Bottrell at the EOD Memorial Wall, Eglin Air Force Base - Florida
Wisconsin native Andrew Bottrell is a retired United States Navy EOD Tech wounded in action on October 1, 2011 while working with Seal Team 10 in Zabul province Afghanistan. EOD 1 Bottrell sustained injuries to three limbs entailing the loss of his right leg below the knee, left leg above the knee, and left arm through the elbow. He retired with honor in November 2013 after more than 9 years of service and currently lives in San Diego, CA.
Bottrell and his family received incredible support from the EODWF throughout his recovery, and he felt strongly about wanting to help raise awareness and money for the organization. While attending the EODWF Memorial Auction this past May he had the idea to build a custom rifle to raffle off as a way to give something back. “I realized that I knew a lot of people in the shooting industry that would like to support something like this and that I could pull them all together to build a pretty sweet rifle,” he continues, “at that point I made up my mind to do it.”
He started working on the venture shortly thereafter, and had sourced most of the components for the rifle from donors by August. Bottrell considered the project a personal challenge, and a way to push himself and his capabilities with his prosthetics. “Building a rifle with one good hand and one prosthetic hand is a bit of a challenge,” he explains, “I had to come up with new ways to put things together but I’m proud to say that I can assembled a rifle completely by myself.”
Constructed with over $4,300 worth of donated parts, sponsors include:
Aero Precision - Upper and lower receiver and handguard
Blowndeadline - Custom Cerakote coating
Lantac - Muzzle brake
Leupold - VX-6 1-6x24mm (30mm) MultiGun CDS and IMS mount
Luth AR – Luth MBA-3 stock
Patriot Ordinance Factory - EFP 2 trigger, Tomahawk charging handle
Point One USA LLC [EOD training company] – JP Silent Captured Buffer, Custom Fit Hard Case, Lower Parts Kit, Custom Cerakote Job.
Proof Research - 16-inch barrel chambered in 5.56
SLR Rifleworks - SLR Sentry 7 Titanium Adjustable Gas Block
Tactical Shit - Voodoo Innovations bolt carrier group
Rifle will ship with a bullet button or a magazine release. With the bullet button it will be California legal. Rifle comes with a custom hard case.
100% of proceeds from all raffle ticket sales will be donated back to the EOD Warrior Foundation. Raffle tickets cost $20 will be available to purchase online from October 11, 2015 until May 6, 2016. The winner will be drawn at the EOD Memorial Auction on Friday, May 6.