The highly anticipated NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon and Auction will occur on May 27 at the NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits. With Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears speaking, it’s a can’t-miss event. However, if you are unable to attend, you can still participate in the auction virtually. All of the proceeds go to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (ILA), the branch of the NRA dedicated to fighting for pro-Second Amendment legislation.
Registering for the auction is easy: Text nrawlf to 56651 to register for the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Online Auction—and please note that this auction is open to everyone, not just women! The auction can also be accessed on your computer or laptop by visiting nrawlf.muradbid.com. You need not be present to win.
Here are four featured adventure items up for auction that any outdoorswoman would appreciate. From events to tools to apparel, all of these items are ideal for exploring in nature and your bid will directly support the Second Amendment.
Women's Wilderness Escape at the NRA Whittington Center
A week of friendship, fun and firearms, our Associate Editor compared the Women’s Wilderness Escape (WWE) to adult summer camp. However, this year’s session will be held in October. The NRA Whittington Center is located in Raton, New Mexico, so the cooler temperatures might be a blessing! The highest bidder will win cabin lodging, great food, superb firearms instruction, access to firearms and ammunition and the opportunity to meet new people from all over the country to form lasting friendships.
The amazing instructors at WWE will introduce participants to the proper and safe use of firearms. There is no experience necessary to attend. Whether you’re new to firearms or an experienced shooter, your peers and instructors will help you to grow your skills and refine your talents on the range. This women-only event allows new shooters to learn in a friendly, accepting environment. By the end of the week, you will have experience shooting nine different kinds of firearms and a group of inspiring new friends. Generously donated by Barbara Rumpel.
Primary Arms Optics Concealed Carry Package with S&W M&P2.0 9 mm
This Primary Arms Optics package includes everything an adventuring woman needs to stay safe. The winner will receive:
- Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 9 mm with a co-branded Holosun HS507C-X2 red dot sight with an ACSS Vulcan reticle
- Alexo Athletica concealed carry camo cargo joggers and boyfriend performance t-shirt
- Vertx concealed carry Guardian tank top and Fury hard-shell jacket
- Cameleon Bags Sophie concealed carry purse in mustard
- Streamlight ProTac HLX 1000 lumen dual fuel tactical flashlight
- Benchmade mini-bugout elite folding knife
- North American Rescue Tactical Operator Response Kit (TORK)
The Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 9 mm is a lightweight and concealable striker-fired pistol. It offers a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the rest of the M&P pistol series, but with some upgrades. The improved performance results in a fine-tuned, crisper trigger, lighter pull and a tactile and audible reset. The 15-round capacity and red dot sight will make this your favorite everyday carry (EDC) pistol.
With stylish concealed carry clothing and a CCW purse, you’ll be able to carry comfortably on every adventure. The flashlight, pocket knife and TORK add an extra layer of security for the NRA Woman that can’t stop exploring. Generously donated by Primary Arms Optics.
Blackhawk STAX 3-Day Pack
The Blackhawk STAX 3-day pack is perfect for weekend warriors. Divide the main compartment when needed, or fold down the shelf for access to the entire space. A port door is built in for easy access to gear stored below the shelf. A padded compartment in the back of the pack holds your choice of a large laptop or hydration reservoir. The STAX is constructed of rugged 500D nylon and is built to hold up to 34 liters of gear. The size of this pack combined with the padded waist belt help to distribute weight for optimal comfort. Anonymously donated.
Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 Binocular
Big on quality, small in size, the CL pocket has exceptional optical quality. With this folding compact binocular, you'll always be ready to marvel at the wonders of nature. Hikers, hunters and animal lovers will appreciate all the outdoors has to offer from a safe and convenient distance. The CL Pocket offers maximum viewing comfort, even for long periods and fits perfectly in your hand. The twist-in eyecups can be individually adjusted, ensuring that eyeglass wearers can make the most of its large field of view. Generously donated by Swarovski.