At SHOT Show: SIG Sauer Creates Rifle for Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation

Jan. 31, 2020

Sig Sauer participated in making one young boy’s dream come true by creating a special rifle to present to the winner of the 2019 of the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation’s mission. The foundation gives juveniles’ 21 years old and younger who have life threatening or debilitating illnesses the chance to participate in fishing and hunting adventures.

This past year, Sig Sauer worked along side Corey Jacobsen from Elk101, and the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation to come up with a special rifle for the 2019 recipiant of the program. “We wanted the first animal taken with our new rifle to be something special,” said Patrick Hanley, Product Manager of Commercial Rifles for Sig Sauer. Anthony, the most recent winner, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. It was his dream to hunt an elk. “Corey and his team helped us get the first Cross prototype rifle built and tested for Anthony.”

Sig Sauer’s wanted to create a rifle that looked like a Sig Sauer firearm to keep the company’s identity in the style of the gun. Hanley says the Cross rifle is engraved with “THE FIRST WARRIOR” which fits into the company’s hunting tagline but is also dedicated to Anthony. The rifle is also engraved with the coordinates where Anthony harvested the elk he shot with the firearm and also features signatures from employees of Elk101 who assisted him with the hunt.

The Cross rifle was presented to Anthony at SIG Range Day the day before SHOT Show and was displayed at the Sig Sauer booth throughout the show. 

About the Author

Hilary Rodela

Hilary Rodela is currently a Surveillance Officer, a former Private Investigator, a former Crime Scene Investigator, and Evidence Technician. She worked for the Ruidoso (NM) Police Department as well as the Lubbock (TX) Police Department. She has written for several public safety publications and has extensive law enforcement and forensic training and is pursuing forensic expertise in various disciplines. Hilary is a freelance public safety writer and curriculum developer for the National Investigative Training Academy.

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