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Shooting with SOF, Dive Care & SOFIC


Jill, Kris Ford and Stephanie Hayden on our first SCUBA dive ever!  Thank you DIVE CARE!
Jill, Kris Ford and Stephanie Hayden on our first SCUBA dive ever! Thank you DIVE CARE!

What a week!

Just got back from a week of fun in the sun, shooting big girl toys and getting Scuba certified with Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford of Red Jacket Firearms.  We started off at the Shooting with SOF event where a good time was had by all who enjoy shooting the latest/greatest military and LEO firearms….  Always followed by a great party!  The next day we started our Scuba certification training with Dive Care and A.O. in St. Pete….  Always followed by a good party!  Proceeded to drink lots of water and get rest for two full days of diving.  First open water was in a beautiful crystal clear freshwater river.  Second day was Gulf of Mexico, down to approx. 50 ft where we got to have fun spearfishing and diving among Goliath Grouper and Hog fish, among others.  Then….followed by a great party!

Made my way to the BAD MONKEY in Ybor for a great night at Gen. Scott’s fine drinking establishment and managed to get to SOFIC for the last two days.   It’s always fun to watch this trade show bring together so many warriors.  Fondly reminding me of a reunion in progress.  Got to hang and do business with some of the best of the best of the best in the business.  Looking forward to bringing you more pictures and information on upcoming sponsor opportunities with great media REACH.   Ciao for now!

Friends and Patriots Booked for Rally


Friends and Patriots support GRAA National Rally, May 25th

Check out the Friends and Patriots gathering at the Liberty Bell on May 25th for the GRAA National Rally! Gun Rights Across America is a grassroots organization that is quickly building followers in all 50 states. Get involved when you can and hope to see you in Philadelphia!

Booking Appearances for “SONS OF GUNS” on Discovery Channel


Red Jacket Product Development
Red Jacket Product Development

“SONS OF GUNS”  NEW SEASON STARTS FILMING NOW

Patriot Promotions is  booking appearances for Red Jacket Firearms April through December 2015

Bring America’s favorite firearms business to your range, trade show  event or fundraiser.

Saturday dates are filling up quickly.  Call Jill for prices and to reserve your date!

Now Booking Red Jacket Firearms, the stars of Discovery Channel’s “Sons of Guns”


SOG final flyer
Contact Jill to book an appearance from the favorite firearms family on TV.
Support the 2nd Amendment and women in firearms trade and manufacturing.

Tampa Tribune News: Special forces, businesses help each other out


English: United States Special Operations Comm...
English: United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) emblem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/may/07/memeto1-special-forces-businesses-help-each-other–ar-400670/

Special forces, businesses help each other out

By Howard Altman

It began less than two months ago as a brainstorm to help special operations forces veterans and raise awareness among local business leaders of what operators do in the field.

Have active-duty and veteran Air Force Special Tactics Squadron members, Green Berets, Marine Special Operations Command members, Rangers and SEALs teach local business leaders how to shoot machine guns and other weapons, then lead them in a competition.

Golf tournaments? Fishing derbies?

Been there, done that, says Scott Neil, a recently retired special forces master sergeant who came up with the idea. Neil, who used to train special forces members on how to shoot in urban combat situations, wanted to offer the amateurs “the same environment used by Green Berets and SEALs to test each other.”

For Neil, the event, called Shooting With SOF, was a natural for several reasons.

As a former senior enlisted adviser to the director of the Interagency Task Force at U.S. Special Operations Command, Neil was used to bringing disparate groups together to work toward a goal.

Coming on the heels of the anniversary of the demise of Osama bin Laden, the curiosity factor about special operations forces remains high.

Then there is the cool factor.

“People love to tell their buddies stories,” Neil says. “I did something you didn’t.”

After the concept was signed off on by a group of Neil’s fellow SOF veterans, including David Scott, a retired Air Force major general who served as deputy director for Socom’s Center for Special Operations, word quickly and quietly spread through the special ops and business communities. People offered to help. Without any advertising or media coverage, the teams quickly filled up.

“It was all achieved by word of mouth,” says Neil.

Shooting With SOF will not only give business leaders a chance to see how special operators work, Neil says, but it will also give special operators a chance to learn how to become successful in civilian life.

Paralyzed veterans will also get a chance to shoot, Neil says, thanks to Be Adaptive, which makes hunting and fishing equipment for the disabled. The company has a wheelchair device that allows a paralyzed shooter to use a blow tube to fire a weapon.

It all starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bad Monkey, a new bar in Ybor City run by Scott. From there, the shooters will travel by limo bus to the Teneroc Shooting Sports range in Lakeland. After the competition, shooters will head back to the bar for awards, razzing and perhaps an adult beverage or two.

The inaugural Shooting With SOF benefit supports three charities:

  • The Green Beret Foundation, which provides financial resources, immediate-need supplies, caregiver assistance, and educational scholarships to wounded or ill Army Special Forces warriors and their families. www.greenberetfoundation.org
  • TAMCO Foundation, a non-partisan organization dedicated to helping severely wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. www.tamcofoundation.org
  • Black Dagger Military Hunt Club, providing peer-to-peer hunting and shooting opportunities for military men, women and family members. www.blackdaggermhc.org

Though the shooting slots are filled, anyone wanting to make a contribution to the charities or meet the special operators can attend the Cigars and Cars event at Jaguar of Tampa, 320 E. Fletcher Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday or show up Saturday night at Bad Monkey Bar, 1717 E. 7th Ave., Ybor City.

For more information. about Shooting with SOF, go to www.shootingwithsof.com.