Although the NRA's involvement with law enforcement dates back to the 1920s, our Law Enforcement Activity Division, or LEAD, as we know it today, was formed as a department in 1960. Since then, LEAD has trained more than 50,000 law enforcement instructors.
To commemorate LEAD's 50 years of service to law enforcement and military officers of the country, a special Model 10 Smith & Wesson service revolver was created, and a matching commemorative badge was developed exclusively for Friends of NRA Events.
Each Smith & Wesson Model 10 features the original design wood duty grips; blue carbon steel medium frame with a 4" barrel with front/rear fixed sights. All are chambered in .38 SW Special +P caliber and have a 6 round capacity. Eachis sequentially numbered on the frame in 24K Gold and includes the samematching number NRA Law Enforcement Commemorative badge. The badge was made by Smith & Warren, a long time provider of police badges and includes the NRA Law Enforcement Division Logo with the anniversary dates of 1960-2010. The badge includes an NRA display box. The cylinderson the Model 10 include the following text: Dedication ; Compassion; Courage; Honor; Duty; Service in 24K gold plating. The hammer and trigger have been hand jeweled and the barrel includes etch and selective 24K Gold plating text: NRA Law Enforcement - 1960 50th Anniversary - 2010.
On November 20, the Northeast California Friends of NRA committee will hold the drawing for their revolver. You do not need to be present to win, meaning anyone in the country and enter for a chance to own this commemorative firearm. If interested, you better hurry, as the drawing is limited to only 400 tickets.
This exclusive edition is limited to 50 units and can only be found at limited 2010 Friends of NRA Events. Find yours now, and stay tuned to NRAblog for updates on which events will feature these service revolvers.