Bid to win a custom, hand-engraved Ruger LC9 to benefit the USA Shooting Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 22, 2013)

TALO Distributors and The Ruger Custom Shop have designed a custom hand-engraved LC9 available via online auction through Sunday, October 27 to benefit the USA Shooting Team Foundation. All proceeds from the auction of this LC9 will go directly to supporting USA Shooting athletes.

"At TALO, we'd like to do whatever we can to help these gifted athletes compete at the highest level,” said Bob Coyle of TALO Distributors. “They inspire our shooters and bring honor to the sport and to their country.”

The wholesale members of TALO Distributors and Ruger’s Custom Shop are proud to donate this one-of-a-kind LC9 that features a high-polished slide that is hand cut in Black Leaf scrollwork by the artists at Ruger’s Custom Shop, and coated in Antique Bronze PVD. The combination of the intricate old-world hand engraving and the modern bronze coating is a beautiful example of form and function. The LC9 also comes with TALO letter and leather gun rug.

The LC9® is a double-action-only, hammer-fired, locked-breech pistol with a smooth trigger pull. Control and confident handling of the Ruger LC9 are accomplished through reduced recoil and aggressive frame checkering for a positive grip in all conditions and has a 7 +1 shot capacity.

“TALO Distributors continues to find unique ways to support the USA Shooting Team and this one-of-a-kind engraved Ruger LC9 being auctioned on GunBroker is another great example that will benefit our athletes and programs,” said USA Shooting Foundation Executive Director Buddy DuVall.

The auction for this LC9 is open and continues until Sunday, Noveber 3 at 10 p.m. EDT at To access the auction, please visit:

TALO is a wholesale buying cooperative serving the independent sporting goods dealer since 1965 and consists of 14 distributors across the United States.  TALO has proudly supported the USA Shooting Team over the past 15 years with money raised by selling special-edition firearms.  For more information on TALO, please visit