Kara's HoPE Louder Than Words 11 Fundraiser

Congratulations to John C. from Weymouth, MA.
John had ticket # 744 and is the winner of the LTW #11 gun.

An opportunity like this is rather rare. When amazing gunsmithing talents converge on an iconic pistol like John Moses Browning’s timeless 1911, the results are nothing less than spectacular. If you aren’t familiar with the artisans who comprise the organization, Louder Than Words, then read on, and you’ll gain a better understanding of what went into the creation of the October raffle gun to benefit Kara’s HoPE.

For this year’s project gun, LTW 11, the combined talents of each LTW member have been focused on a 1911 Government Model which was graciously provided by Colt’s Manufacturing. The list of features is rather extensive, but most importantly, the LTW 11 gun is an absolutely unique project, a true collectible heirloom, which can be passed down for generations to come.

Kara’s HoPE is honored to be the recipient of an LTW project gun once again, and of course the proceeds from this fundraiser go directly to provide invaluable support to families whose children are coping with the often terminal diagnosis of Holoprosencephaly, or HPE. With your support, Kara’s HoPE provides assistance for a wide range of needs, from financial assistance with insurance and hospital billing, to specialized equipment needs which may or may not be fully covered, and in some cases, even vehicle and travel expenses related to specialist visits and urgent care.

For just $20 per entry, not only can you help provide invaluable help to families in crisis, but you just might be the winner of a truly unique, one of a kind, custom 1911 pistol.

The retail value of this prize package has been estimated at well over $6,000.00!

Features of the LTW 11 pistol, by gunsmith, include:

Jason Burton – Heirlom Precision

  • Slide to frame measurements welded and fit.
  • Ejection port lowered and fluted.
  • All exterior lines straightened and trued.

Steve Bailey – Heirloom Precision

  • Flat top slide and serrate to 40 lines per inch.

Tim Brian – CT Brian Custom

  • Precision fit barrel, barrel bushing and slide stop.
  • Ream chamber to precision specification.
  • Adjust and polish barrel throat and feed ramp.
  • Machine and polish deep dish muzzle crown for accuracy and protection.
  • Fit extractor and firing pin stop to slide. Tune extractor hook.
  • Check breech face width and polish breech face for smooth operation.
  • Polish disconnector rail and fit ejector properly.
  • Grind flush, rear of slide, extractor, ejector and frame, for precision alignment. Serrate to 50 lines per inch.

Don Williams – The Action Works

  • Machine rear sight cut for standard Bo-Mar cut and fit both a Kensight Bo-Mar clone (adjustable sight unit) and a Harrison Design HD-006 fixed combat rear sight.
  • Machine front sight dovetail and fit SDM front sight blank.
  • Radius dovetail ends to slide, profile sight blade, serrate blade to 50 lines per inch.

Stan Chen – Stan Chen Custom

  • Machine 60 degree bevels at bottom edge of slide.
  • Machine ball cuts at nose of slide.
  • Machine French borders at top of slide flats.

Tony Barnes – Brownell’s, Inc.

  • Machine frame and fit EGW grip and thumb safeties.
  • Fit trigger and ignition parts. Tune trigger pull and adjust for correct function of safeties.
  • Fit extended magazine catch and tune for smooth function.

Ned Christiansen – Michiguns

  • High grip and checker frontstrap at 30 lines per inch.
  • Machine frame for Chen mainspring housing and checker to 30 lines per inch.
  • Bevel magazine well opening.

John Harrison – Harrison Design

  • Carry bevel entire pistol.
  • Final assembly, test firing, zeroing sights, final tuning.
  • Prep and blue firearm.

As you can see, the list of contributing ‘smiths, is a “who’s who” of the industry. Considering that many of these craftsmen measure their waiting lists in years, and at least one of them isn’t taking in new work at all, this contest represents an unparalleled opportunity to lay hands on s custom 1911 representing the pinnacle of the gun maker’s art.
Kara’s HoPE is honored once again to be the focus of LTW’s energies and product.

Tickets available through 11 pm (Pacific) on Sunday, the 15th of November, 2015 – Drawing to be held on the 16th of November, 2015. The winner will be announced on this page, Facebook, and via e-mail.

Tickets are available for sale online until November 15th, 2015 at 11pm Eastern - Drawing to be held on the 16th of November, 2015. Contestants need not be present to win. Entries will be electronically logged and you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your “e-Ticket” number(s). The drawing will be conducted by an independent accounting firm. See Official Drawing Rules for details.

Credit card donations are 128 bit encrypted. Currently, Guns for a Cause accepts donations through Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

Please note: Due to U.S. postal regulations (18 U.S.C. Section 1302), raffle ticket stubs cannot be returned by mail for purchases over the Internet, through the mail or by telephone. When an order is placed, we will add the donor’s information including name, address, e-mail address and phone number, into our database. Each “ticket” will then be assigned a computer generated randomized number. The winning “ticket” shall also be selected by using a random number generator, thus creating a “double blind” selection process. The winner will be notified based on the name and contact information provided by the donor, at the time of the donation.

Thank you for your generous support! Donations to Pleasant Place, Inc./Guns for a Cause Project may be tax deductible. Pleasant Place, Inc. is a public charity under IRS Code 501 (c)3. Please consult your tax professional for advice regarding your particular tax situation. Additional documentation regarding our tax exempt status shall be made available upon request.