Success In Texas At NRA Inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum

posted on June 25, 2024
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Beretta USA and the National Rifle Association (NRA) have announced the remarkable success of the Beretta 92XI American Combat Series auction held at the 2024 NRA Inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum Gala & Auction in Dallas, Texas. The event combined the NRA’s Women’s Leadership Forum Auction and NRA’s Institute for Legislative Auction (ILA) Auction into a single celebration.

The live auction showcased an extraordinary array of items, culminating in final bidding for Beretta’s exclusive 92XI Combat Series Set of 5 a unique collection of five pistols meticulously hand-painted by a veteran artist from Howe Arms. The set honors the valor and resilience of our military, featuring iconic American combat camouflage patterns including Vietnam Tiger Stripe, Chocolate Chip, BDU, DCU and MultiCam. The set is housed in Vaultek’s Lifepod XT2i biometric weatherproof firearm case, ensuring both style and security.

The winning bid of $35,000 came from Sara Potterfield of The Potterfield Group and Midway USA. Beretta USA matched it with an additional $10,000 donation to benefit two esteemed veteran charities: the Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F) and the Disabled American Veterans Foundation (DAV). 

An additional special series set—the 92XI Foreign Combat Series—was also included for $35,000. Beretta again matched this with a $10,000 donation split equally between SOC-F and DAV.

Richard Howe, a two-tour Army combat veteran and founder of Howe Arms, attended the gala and noted, “It was truly amazing to see everyone's response to the collaboration with Beretta on the combat camo series. Thank you to the Potterfield family, Midway USA and Beretta for truly making a difference in so many veterans’ lives with their generous donations."

“At Beretta, we are deeply committed to supporting our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Stefano Itri, vice president or Beretta Defense Technologies. “Matching the donations for the SOC-F and DAV through the auction of our limited-edition 92XI series is a small token of our gratitude and recognition of their service and dedication. We are honored to contribute to such noble causes."


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