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 I got my new NRA Life Member leather jacket today....
krpind  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:00:14 PM
Sweet.


Beltfed  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:01:31 PM
Bama-Shooter  [Moderator]
9/3/2008 3:02:05 PM
Welcome to the club.

Life Member
Fat_McNasty  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 3:02:30 PM
wow you look just like a bear!

ever think about waxing?
krpind  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:03:47 PM

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
wow you look just like a bear!

ever think about waxing?


Fail......you didn't mention food.


Fat_McNasty  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 3:04:38 PM

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
wow you look just like a bear!

ever think about waxing?


Fail......you didn't mention food.




bear sausage!
HardShell  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:04:56 PM

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Welcome to the club.

Life Member


Ditto.
Jrock82  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 3:05:23 PM
Do you get the jacket when you sign up, or is it available for purchase afterwards?
1kshot  [Member]
9/3/2008 3:06:09 PM
Way to bear it all on camera
TKD4Life  [Member]
9/3/2008 3:06:15 PM
Awesome. Where'd you get the Louisiana black bear mount??
TxAggieA-Batt  [Member]
9/3/2008 3:06:52 PM
I'm guessing it was some sort of promotion form them right? I upped my membership to life at a gun show and I havn't heard a peep from them since.
Beltfed  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:07:09 PM

Originally Posted By Jrock82:
Do you get the jacket when you sign up, or is it available for purchase afterwards?


You get it when signing up at the $1k LM level (not promotion level), but you can certainly buy it as well...not sure how much..probably around $200ish I would think.

krpind  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:07:21 PM

Originally Posted By Jrock82:
Do you get the jacket when you sign up, or is it available for purchase afterwards?


It was an offer when I upped my membership to "Life". I payeed in full so I qualified and it showed up today.
krpind  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:10:05 PM

Originally Posted By TKD4Life:
Awesome. Where'd you get the Louisiana black bear mount??



That's Idaho.......Gratuitous dead animal shot......two birds with one stone and all of that. Get the gun grabbers and the PETA types all in one.
Drilldo  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 3:15:32 PM
Sweet pet bear!


Think the cops will shoot it?
Jrock82  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 3:21:21 PM

Originally Posted By Beltfed:

Originally Posted By Jrock82:
Do you get the jacket when you sign up, or is it available for purchase afterwards?


You get it when signing up at the $1k LM level (not promotion level), but you can certainly buy it as well...not sure how much..probably around $200ish I would think.



Good lordy Life memberships are $1K. I always thought they were around like $300. I had been thinking about going life, but I will definately need to put together more scratch.
Tomtbo  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:23:08 PM
Welcome Aboard!
krpind  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:23:36 PM
I did mine for $600.

I got the jacket at that.
Beltfed  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:24:23 PM

Originally Posted By Jrock82:

Originally Posted By Beltfed:

Originally Posted By Jrock82:
Do you get the jacket when you sign up, or is it available for purchase afterwards?


You get it when signing up at the $1k LM level (not promotion level), but you can certainly buy it as well...not sure how much..probably around $200ish I would think.



Good lordy Life memberships are $1K. I always thought they were around like $300. I had been thinking about going life, but I will definately need to put together more scratch.


Yeah, promotion levels have been out at $300, $500, at maybe even $750 (not sure on that though). Evidently $600 as well.

As said above, I guess you get the Jacket at even a lower amount than the $1k. You're not getting it at the $300 level, though. They give out a cheaper jacket at that.
82ndAbn  [Site Staff]
9/3/2008 3:27:26 PM
I paid $750 for my Life membership about 10 years ago. I got a sticker and a lapel pin.


Nice jacket, by the way. Thanks for supporting the NRA.
HardShell  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 3:52:35 PM

Originally Posted By Beltfed:
... As said above, I guess you get the Jacket at even a lower amount than the $1k. You're not getting it at the $300 level, though. They give out a cheaper jacket at that.


They let me substitute nice embroidered range bags for the cheap windbreakers for the last two $300 LMs I bought (for my twin girls). They'll get a lot more use over the years than the jackets would have.
SteelonSteel  [Member]
9/3/2008 3:55:29 PM
Dang that's nice!

I upped my membership to Life a couple years ago and they offered the jacket then. Like a fool I told them to skip the jacket and use the money for the fight.

Now you make me doubt my wisdom!
warlord  [Member]
9/3/2008 3:55:46 PM

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Welcome to the club.

Life Member
Ditto. They just gave a pin that says "life member."
JETWC  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 5:55:32 PM
I was SUPPOSED to get the jacket but for some reason I never received mine. I've sent an e-mail inquiring why and got no response. It's been MONTHS since I got my LM card, pin and window stickers but still no jacket. Now after seeing pics I'm even MORE pissed. They didn't have any trouble charging my credit card immediately. Anyone know who I can complain to at the NRA that will give a shit?
krpind  [Life Member]
9/3/2008 11:08:45 PM

Originally Posted By JETWC:
I was SUPPOSED to get the jacket but for some reason I never received mine. I've sent an e-mail inquiring why and got no response. It's been MONTHS since I got my LM card, pin and window stickers but still no jacket. Now after seeing pics I'm even MORE pissed. They didn't have any trouble charging my credit card immediately. Anyone know who I can complain to at the NRA that will give a shit?


That sucks.

If it makes you feel any better, I haven't recieved my card yet.
Cold  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 11:09:15 PM
Nice Bear mount.
opti12206  [Team Member]
9/3/2008 11:11:34 PM
Nice mount. I hope to arrow one of those someday.
krpind  [Life Member]
9/4/2008 12:03:05 AM

Originally Posted By Cold:
Nice Bear mount.



Thanks






Originally Posted By opti12206:
Nice mount. I hope to arrow one of those someday.

Thanks
I was fortunate enough to get him with my bow. It was incredibly exciting.
FMJshooter  [Team Member]
9/4/2008 12:11:31 AM

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I paid $750 for my Life membership about 10 years ago. I got a sticker and a lapel pin.


Nice jacket, by the way. Thanks for supporting the NRA.


I got two stickers and a lapel pin when i sent them my first $20.00
Subnet  [Life Member]
9/4/2008 12:14:49 AM
What? No CE rated armor in the elbows, shoulders and back? No spine protector? No removable liner? No perforations? No zipper on the bottom for your pants? It looks less than a mil thick.

What the fuck good is it?






(Congrats)
WyattEarp  [Life Member]
9/4/2008 12:14:56 AM
Got one of those myself. Welcome!
GeorgeInNePa  [Team Member]
9/4/2008 12:20:24 AM
I got the same jacket a few years ago.



The only problem is the NRA logo is/was embroidered and leather promptly ripped apart next to the logo the first time I put it on.

Oh well, I didn't do it for the jacket anyway.
Chunky_Lover  [Member]
9/4/2008 12:28:21 AM

Originally Posted By Cold:
Nice Bear mount.


Couple years ago I signed up for a year, was supposed to get a free hat, never did so I never renewed it. Those cheap bastards still call trying to renew me, send me the hat maybe then I will renew.
tenmikemike  [Member]
9/4/2008 1:44:16 AM
Damn, I upgraded from Life to Endowment and all I got was a cheesy thin cloth jacket!!



Oh, and I've gotten hats I didn't even ask for!

StagPower  [Member]
9/4/2008 8:27:39 AM
Does it have concealed weapons pockets??

StagPower
stockshift  [Team Member]
9/4/2008 9:19:34 AM
Nice jacket, is that modeled after the A2 flight jacket?

I went Life in 2000, I think I got a hat with "scrambled eggs" on top.
HardShell  [Life Member]
9/4/2008 10:03:46 AM

Originally Posted By tenmikemike:
... Oh, and I've gotten hats I didn't even ask for!


I always pass those along to cousins, nephews, and people I take shooting for the first time... along with a membership pitch.
strat81  [Team Member]
9/4/2008 10:11:41 AM
As an NRA life member, I must say, the jacket is kinda ugly. Where is it made?

They should start giving out Milt Sparks holsters instead.
GeorgeInNePa  [Team Member]
9/4/2008 7:21:12 PM

Originally Posted By Chunky_Lover:

Originally Posted By Cold:
Nice Bear mount.


Couple years ago I signed up for a year, was supposed to get a free hat, never did so I never renewed it. Those cheap bastards still call trying to renew me, send me the hat maybe then I will renew.




I think the cheap bastard is on the other end of the phone...
ragedracer1977  [Team Member]
9/4/2008 7:23:38 PM

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
I paid $750 for my Life membership about 10 years ago. I got a sticker and a lapel pin.


Nice jacket, by the way. Thanks for supporting the NRA.
krpind  [Life Member]
9/5/2008 12:28:23 AM

Originally Posted By strat81:
As an NRA life member, I must say, the jacket is kinda ugly. Where is it made?

They should start giving out Milt Sparks holsters instead.


India.

I like it. it isn't a jaket I would wear often, but it's mine now.
GeorgeInNePa  [Team Member]
9/5/2008 12:29:04 AM

Originally Posted By krpind:

Originally Posted By strat81:
As an NRA life member, I must say, the jacket is kinda ugly. Where is it made?

They should start giving out Milt Sparks holsters instead.


India.

I like it. it isn't a jaket I would wear often, but it's mine now.


India?

Cow leather?

Oh, the irony.
omega62  [Life Member]
9/5/2008 12:31:15 AM
I wasn't expecting all that much when I got mine, but the embroidery on it is beautiful and it is a decent quality leather.

Looking forward to cooler weather now so I can start wearing it again, and annoy liberals in public.
krpind  [Life Member]
9/5/2008 12:50:53 AM

Originally Posted By GeorgeInNePa:

India?

Cow leather?

Oh, the irony.

lol....I didn't think of that.
dhd1  [Member]
9/5/2008 12:52:16 AM
dude, look out; there's a fucking bear in your house
red65  [Team Member]
9/5/2008 12:53:28 AM

Originally Posted By JETWC:
I was SUPPOSED to get the jacket but for some reason I never received mine. I've sent an e-mail inquiring why and got no response. It's been MONTHS since I got my LM card, pin and window stickers but still no jacket. Now after seeing pics I'm even MORE pissed. They didn't have any trouble charging my credit card immediately. Anyone know who I can complain to at the NRA that will give a shit?



give them a call

they will fix the problem
red65  [Team Member]
9/5/2008 12:57:38 AM

Originally Posted By GeorgeInNePa:
I got the same jacket a few years ago.



The only problem is the NRA logo is/was embroidered and leather promptly ripped apart next to the logo the first time I put it on.

Oh well, I didn't do it for the jacket anyway.



when i got my life member jacket, i noticed that it was a cheap piece of shit.

seriously, it's worth about $50

red65  [Team Member]
9/5/2008 12:58:25 AM

Originally Posted By GeorgeInNePa:

Originally Posted By Chunky_Lover:

Originally Posted By Cold:
Nice Bear mount.


Couple years ago I signed up for a year, was supposed to get a free hat, never did so I never renewed it. Those cheap bastards still call trying to renew me, send me the hat maybe then I will renew.




I think the cheap bastard is on the other end of the phone...



damn

quit the nra over a $3 hat?