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Are you headed to Louisville for the NRA convention and meetings? I just made it through security in less than two minutes. Running my G43 through the TSA only took about one minute more than that. God bless Texas. If you’re going, you can’t come home empty handed. So why not check out the Chris Kyle Legend Series 1911 TRP that Springfield’s auctioning off? The money goes to a good cause and you have that empty space in your safe that’s just perfect for a new 1911 . . .

GENESEO, IL (05/18/2016) – Calling all interested collectors: the auction of the first of only 1000 Springfield Armory® Chris Kyle Legend Series 1911 TRP™ pistols, will culminate in live bidding at the NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 21 at 3PM (Eastern) at Springfield Armory booth #5823.

The auction on GunBroker.com has been building momentum since its launch on May 1 and, as of today, has a high bid over $17,500.

On Saturday, May 21 at 3PM, with Taya Kyle in attendance, a live auctioneer will begin entertaining bids at the Springfield Armory booth. Both onsite and online bidders will be able to bid until the auction ends. Online bidders should note that the scheduled ending time of 3PM is approximate and is subject to change due to live bidding at the booth. The 15-minute rule will be replaced by a live auctioneer at the event site.

Those wishing to participate in the live bidding should come to the Springfield Armory booth at 2PM on Saturday, May 21 to secure a bidding number and paddle.

Immediately following the close of the auction, Springfield Armory® President and CEO, Dennis Reese will present Taya Kyle with a check for the full amount of the pistol’s sale price. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

View the live auction on GunBroker.com at: http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/554032581

About the Springfield Armory® Chris Kyle Legend Series 1911 TRP

In cooperation with the Chris Kyle Foundation and the Chris Kyle family to honor the spirit of “American Sniper” and Navy Seal Chris Kyle, Springfield Amory® has produced 1,000 TRP™ Legend Series pistols. Each has a unique serial number laser-engraved on it, ranging from CK0001 through CK1000. Separately, the company will laser engrave each pistol identifying its placement in the series.

The Legend Series pistols will come packaged in a custom and also serialized mahogany presentation case. Additionally, a memorial copy of the best-selling book, American Sniper, signed by Taya Kyle will accompany the package. The attractive presentation case also includes a .999 pure silver Chris Kyle limited edition challenge coin and a Springfield Armory® certificate of authenticity. The MSRP of the Legend TRP™ commemorative edition pistol is $2,499, with a portion of the proceeds from each pistol sold benefitting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

About Chris Kyle’s Connection With the 1911 TRPTM

While in combat, Chris chose the Springfield Armory TRP™ for its reliable performance and toughness. In his words in best-selling book, American Sniper, he tells how that TRP™ may have saved his life.

“In 2004, I brought over a Springfield [Armory] TRP Operator, which used a .45 caliber round. It had a 1911 body style, with custom grips and a rail system that let me add a light and laser combo. Black, it had a bull barrel and was an excellent gun — until it took a frag for me in Fallujah. I was actually able to get it repaired — those Springfields are tough.”

— Chris Kyle, American Sniper

The first pistol in the Legend Series was presented to Chris Kyle’s wife Taya Kyle by Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese at a ceremony during the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. She immediately announced her intention to auction this one-of-a-kind pistol, with all proceeds to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

Team Springfield™ will also be on-hand at the booth to present the newest members of the Team as well as hold live demonstrations of the latest Springfield Armory® products to meeting attendees. Presentations will be held Friday, May 20, at 3:30pm and Saturday, May 21, at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

About the Legend Series 1911 TRP™ Pistol

The Legend Series pistols will come packaged in a custom, serialized mahogany presentation case. Additionally, a memorial copy of the best-selling book, American Sniper, signed by Taya Kyle, will accompany the package. The presentation case also includes a .999 pure silver Chris Kyle limited edition challenge coin and a Springfield Armory® certificate of authenticity

About the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (chriskylefrogfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful, interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. Founded and led by Taya Kyle, Chris’s wife, the foundation is entrusted to shepherd a community where the successes and struggles of these families can be shared. Its programs and partners reflect the service excellence that these individuals and families provide in service to their communities and country.

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29 Responses to Springfield Armory Auction of First Chris Kyle TRP to End Live at NRA

    • Really Ralphie? You are going to gripe about Ventura suing an estate that demonstrably profited off a defamatory statement against him?

      • How did I know you’d show up? You’re nothing if not predictable — for a guy whose entire existence is devoted to defaming a dead American.

    • Springfield should also offer a Jesse Ventura model that only shoots widows.

      That’s a good idea. I’d be more likely to buy one of those.

  1. Goerge Zimmerman got 125k for his tupperware. Wonder how much this will bring?

    And remember guys. Kyle is dead. Piling on him now says much more about the person commenting than it does about the dead guy.

    • “Piling on him now says much more about the person commenting than it does about the dead guy.”

      Apparently all the historians writing about Hitler, Stalin or Pol Pot should just leave them alone.

      • Equating yourself to a real historian? And Kyle to hitler? I hope bloomberg pays you well for these wild streatches.

        I made my point, with some help from you. Thanks, bro. 🙂

        • See, your statement is that a commenting on a dead person speaks much more about the commenter than the commentee. I made absolutely no attempt to make a comparison, I merely came up with three examples where your statement is total and utter garbage.

          Moreover, you already admitted in a previous thread that you knew nothing about Chris Kyle’s story and history, therefore your attempt to mock my non-existent comparison also falls flat: you literally have no ground to stand on to make any comparison whatsoever. He could well be another Hitler, you wouldn’t know one way or another.

          As usual, you made no point other than expose your own ignorance. 🙂

        • Bless your heart,mds. Even I know that kyle wasn’t a hitler. Ignorant as I am I still know better than you. Makes you really low on the iq food chain, don’t it.

          But enough of this twaddle. You stepped up and proved my point. Still. Again. And you don’t have a clue. Amazing. 🙂

          Ta ta, Bro. 🙂

        • Heh, you admit your ignorance, but you still defend the honor of a man who had all his shameful and despicable behavior exposed in court. Simply because he wore a government uniform. Sad really.

          Extra irony points: this man openly claimed to have murdered unarmed American civilians right here at home with long range rifle shots in cold blood, and yet you always blab about “supporting our troops” because they will protect us against the tyrannical government. 🙂

        • And once again it goes right over your head. You really are that clueless. I’ve never defended kyle.

          I used to feel pity for you. Now I just feel pity for your family.

          kyle represents all soldiers like adam lanza represents all ar15 owners. But since you’re anti gun that fits your narrative.

        • “I’ve never defended kyle.”
          “Even I know that kyle wasn’t a hitler. Ignorant as I am I still know better than you”

          OK. 🙂

        • Wow mds. You’re a textbook case of Dunning Kruger if there ever was one. You honestly believe you have a valid point? Sad. Just sad.

        • Do you even know the words “Dunning Kruger” before you saw me use them? Do you know what they mean?

          Just because you admit your own ignorance doesn’t mean others are as ignorant as you. 🙂

        • Bless your heart you short bus commando. You actually believed google only came to your house. While you’re “special” you’re not that special. 🙂

  2. Why would anyone be interested in this? A dude who made claims that would either make him a murderer of US citizens on US soil with no due process and in defense of nothing, or a liar who made such claims to impress the worst kinds of people.

    Not to mention him and his family’s established history of basically keeping everything garnered from things supposedly done for charity…

    Pass.

    • A dude who made claims that would either make him a murderer of US citizens on US soil with no due process and in defense of nothing, or a liar who made such claims to impress the worst kinds of people.
      He actually was playing a video game.

  3. “In 2004, I brought over a Springfield [Armory] TRP Operator, which used a .45 caliber round. It had a 1911 body style, with custom grips and a rail system that let me add a light and laser combo. Black, it had a bull barrel and was an excellent gun — until it took a frag for me in Fallujah. I was actually able to get it repaired — those Springfields are tough.”
    Meh. I have it from a good source that theThompson SMG is better for defensive purposes.

  4. Dude killed some dudes, got killed by dude, now has gun…and Bradley Cooper. Snowden killed no dudes, is still alive and has Joe Gordon-Levitt. Who wins?

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