Those of us who are GCO members got an e-mail recently announcing, among other things, the raffle of a new National Match M1A with the Marine Corps emblem on one side of the receiver and GCO board member Chuck Tourney's signature on the operating rod. A really cool rifle, and I bought a ticket for $10, even though I already have one of these (also a N.M.). If I win it, I'll probably shoot it once and then sell it to some fellow GCO member. ANYHOW, the e-mail said that this rifle, which as a full MSRP of $2300 (sounds about right-- the Match models cost much more than standard service rifle grade), would have only a maximum of 1000 tickets sold for it by the deadline of Midnight on the night of June 1. The winning number, if it comes up at all, will be picked via the Georgia Lottery's numbers mid-day on June 2nd. So, if 1000 tickets ARE sold at $10 each, that's ten grand for the rifle, which would probably earn GCO a good $7300 profit after the expenses of having the engraving done. But what if significantly less than 1000 tickets are sold? Is GCO ready to stick to the cut-off date and let the chips fall where they may, even if it means taking a loss? The wording of that part of the notice via e-mail says: "If all the tickets are not sold by midnight and the number of the GA Cash 3 lottery was not sold, we will sell no more tickets for the raffle. We will use the midday Cash 3 numbers for the following day...and continue...the following day until we get a winner." Anyhow, I hope GCO sells all 1000 tickets. If you're not a GCO member, sign up now! If you are a GCO member and didn't see this e-mail, check your inbox! Confirm that GCO has your correct e-mail. THey don't spam you, and all GCO's updates are worth reading if you follow the political antics at the legislature and want to know how gun control legislation is progressing.