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Sometimes the whole truly proves far greater than the sum of the parts. In this case that saying proves true, even when those parts shine exceptionally bright in their own right. The “parts” are the RISE Armament Patriot Pistol and Legacy Rifle. Each firearm stands out in every conceivable way. But the whole is one rooted in something far greater, part of the RISE Armament commitment to Folds of Honor.

RISE Armament Folds of Honor Guns

“Folds of Honor is an amazing organization that provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen or wounded veterans,” RISE Armament’s Camille Torres told us.

One beneficiary of the program, a 17-year-old named Max, designed the RISE Patriot Pistol. Battleship gray with a digital camo pattern, and including features the young man knew his late dad would approve, the Patriot is remarkable. Equally astounding, RISE auctioned off five of the pistols (as of September 2020). Each raised an average of $14,500 for Folds of Honor. Those auctions are

But what about one you can have? Well, the folks at RISE wanted a more affordable option for the public, which is where the Legacy Rifle comes in. Like Max’s Patriot, proceeds from the Legacy benefit Folds of Honor.

“From these guns we had a demand for another patriotic gun that would benefit Folds of Honor but wasn’t multi-thousand dollar price tag to go along with that,” Torres said. “For that, we developed our Legacy Rifle.”

The Legacy features a 16-inch CR-160 barrel and aluminum handguard. Precision machined billet upper and lower receivers and an RA-902 handguard provide solid bones for the platform. It comes with a mid-length gas system and RISE Patriot Trigger.

We got a chance to see the Legacy firsthand at the 2020 Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous, and it’s remarkable. Ultimately, you likely won’t find a better rifle supporting a better cause. The Legacy retails for $1,899. For even more info, please visit risearmament.com.

RISE Armament Patriot Specs

  • Caliber: .223 Wylde
  • Trigger: RISE Armament Patriot Trigger, 3.5-pound pull
  • Receivers: Milled 7075 aluminum billet Ripper receiver set
  • Furniture: Magpul hardware, including the CTR carbine stock
  • Weight: 6 lbs., 12 oz.
  • Overall Length: 32.25 inches
  • Barrel Length: 16 inches
  • Twist: 1:7, ½ x 28 threads
  • Handguard Length: 15 inches
  • Finish: Cerakote, American Flag
  • MSRP: $1,899

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