Firearm Companies Support Ukraine With Donations

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posted on July 5, 2022
Kel-Tec Weapons

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a number of firearm, ammunition and accessory companies stepped up to support the embattled nation, sending donations of guns, ammunition, optics and cash. Kel-Tec Weapons was left with a $200,000 shipment of SUB2000 pistol-caliber carbines (above) after its Ukrainian customer went silent following the invasion and elected to ship the guns anyway, enabling the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense to smuggle the guns into the war zone.

Ammo, Inc., responding to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s now-famous statement, “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,” pledged to send 1 million rounds of ammunition to the country’s armed forces, a promise it fulfilled in the last half of March after purchasing a portion of its ammunition from European sources for expediency’s sake. Vista Outdoor, parent company of Remington Ammunition, Federal Premium, CCI and Speer Ammo, has also pledged to send 1 million rounds to Ukraine.

Kimber America donated 200 R7 Mako handguns, as well as 20 bolt-action rifles chambered in .308 Win., each topped with a Mark 4 LR/T 3.5-10X 40 mm scope donated by Leupold. Mission First Tactical donated holsters for the R7 Makos and also sent more than 4,000 magazines for AR-10 and AR-15 rifles. 

Read Sniping In Ukraine story written by Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.) to learn more.

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