In case you live under a rock and don’t know who Chris Kyle was;
Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (April 8, 1974 − February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and sniper with the most kills in U.S. military history, with over 160 kills officially confirmed by the Department of Defense. Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He received two Silver Star Medals, five Bronze Star Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and numerous other unit and personal awards.
Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle’s book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years later. On February 2, 2013, Kyle was shot dead at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas. His friend, Chad Littlefield, was also killed. The former Marine accused of killing Kyle, Eddie Ray Routh, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
So Springfield Armory has announced this limited edition 1911 TRP, according to (TFB)
A portion of all of these TRP sales will go to the FROG Foundation and should be available for order after May 22nd through certified Springfield Armory retailers. Only 1,000 of these TRP Operators will be produced from what Springfield Armory is calling their “Legend Series.”
What you’ll be receiving is actually a package which will include:
- Serialized 1 of 1,000 Chris Kyle TRP Operator
- Copy of American Sniper signed by Taya Kyle (Chris Kyle‘s wife)
- Wood Presentation Case for the 1911
- Commemorative Coin of the Chris Kyle FROG Foundation
“From Springfield Armory
Springfield Armory® will produce one thousand TRP™ Legend Series pistols, each with a unique serial number ranging from CK0001 through CK1000. Separately, the company will laser engrave each pistol identifying its placement in the series.
The MSRP of the Legend TRP™ commemorative edition pistol is $2,499, with a portion of the proceeds from each pistol sold benefiting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.
In addition, an online auction is live under Springfield Armory®’s charity account for Serial #1 of 1000 on GunBroker.com and will end at 3:00pm May 21st at the NRA annual meetings. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Chris Kyle FROG Foundation.”
View live auction: http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/554032581