RISE Armament and Folds of Honor: A Proud Partnership

There are more than 1 million disabled and fallen service members. Nearly 2 million military heroes’ dependents are negatively impacted by war. The cost to provide educational scholarships to those dependents is a whopping $9 billion, and 85% of the families don’t qualify for federal aid.

That’s where Folds of Honor comes in. They provide educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those who were killed or disabled while serving our great nation.

Our troops and their families have unselfishly sacrificed, so we can sleep safely each night and enjoy our sweet liberties each day. As Americans, we have to give back.

That’s why RISE Armament is partnering with Folds of Honor by designing and manufacturing special products that benefit the Folds of Honor foundation.

“To say we’re proud to help out and donate to Folds of Honor is an understatement,” says Matt Torres, president of RISE Armament. “Veterans’ families are often overlooked, which is really a shame. Our troops and their families have tremendous courage and have made so many sacrifices. It’s our duty as Americans, as patriots, to take care of them and honor what they’ve done for us all.”

Here are a few reasons RISE Armament is especially proud to team up with Folds of Honor:

  • The scholarships Folds of Honor gives honor the sacrifices of those who have given so much to protect our freedom.
  • Folds of Honor operates efficiently and respectfully, allowing the organization to donate 84% of every dollar raised to its scholarships.
  • Folds of Honor is based in Oklahoma, but it has awarded scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
  • Since 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded nearly 16,000 educational scholarships.


To help raise funds and increase awareness for Folds of Honor and their worthy mission, RISE Armament designed and manufactured 13 special-edition Patriot Rifles, which the foundation will auction to raise scholarship funds for children and spouses of fallen or disabled veterans.  

Featuring the best in quality and design, the Patriot Rifle is fast, dependable, and highly accurate. The .223 Wylde caliber rifle is built on aluminum billet upper and lower receivers.

The Patriot Rifle has a custom Cerakote flag design. Details include emblems of the five branches of the military, along with the Folds of Honor logo and tagline—”Honoring Their Sacrifice. Educating Their Legacy.”

It comes with a custom display case, along with a RISE Armament and Folds of Honor commemorative challenge coin.

The Patriot Rifle’s features include:

  • Lightweight RISE Armament CB-160 Barrel — This 16-inch 416R stainless steel barrel is engineered to be lightweight, balanced and—most importantly—accurate. It’s air-gauge tested, button rifled, and fluted.
  • RA-701 Compensator — Designed to counteract recoil and lifting tendencies, it helps you stay on target for faster follow-up shots.
  • 15-inch RA-902 M-LOK Handguard — Bold and sleek, the slimline Stinger handguard combines the best of comfort, functionality, and looks. The 15-inch, free-floating M-LOK handguard allows attachments without the bulk, and a short Picatinny rail system enables additional accessories.
  • RISE Armament Patriot High-Performance Trigger — The Patriot Trigger has a crisp, clean release and ultra-short reset for faster follow-up shots and improved accuracy. It has a light, 3.5-pound pull and straight trigger blade.
  • Milled 7075 Aluminum Billet Ripper Receiver Set — The RISE Rippers have a sleek, streamlined design. The lower features a flared magwell and oversized trigger well, and the upper includes a Picatinny rail system.
  • Premium RISE Armament Advanced Bolt Carrier Group — The bolt carrier group is manufactured with precision and is individually inspected to ensure high-level performance. It’s coated with nickel boron to reduce friction and improve overall performance.
  • RA-212 Charging Handle — Charging your AR-15 is easier and faster with the extended latch on our premium charging handle, which is durable and lightweight.
  • AIM Ambi Safety — The ambidextrous safety can be configured for a 90-degree long or 60-degree short throw. It features a short lever on the firing-hand side to not impede trigger engagement, and lightening-but levers allow a more tactile grip.
  • TACMOD Stock — The TACMOD AR-15 butt stock represents the ultimate in adjustability for your rifle. It was designed in conjunction with competition and precision shooters at the US Army Marksmanship Unit. It features a fully adjustable Kydex comb, allowing for perfect, repeatable cheek placement with iron sights and optics of any height. The stock is also fully adjustable for length of pull, and it features cant adjustment for the included Limbsaver recoil pad to achieve the ultimate fit for your shooting style. It is provisioned for QD sling swivels (left and right) and a 3″ picatinny rail (sold separately) for mono-pod attachment along its sand-sock rest.
  • Custom Folds of Honor theme, Cerakoted by RISE Armament 
  • Rifle weight: 6 lbs., 12 oz.
  • Overall Length: 32.25 inches
  • Barrel Length: 16 inches
  • Handguard Length: 15 inches
  • Backed by RISE Armament’s lifetime manufacturing warranty

The Patriot High-Performance Trigger

To further benefit Folds of Honor, RISE Armament developed the Patriot High-Performance Trigger and is donating a portion of each Patriot Trigger’s purchase price to the Folds of Honor foundation. It’s an easy-to-install, accuracy-enhancing rifle upgrade that gives back to veterans and their families. Each trigger purchase helps fund educational scholarships for children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.

The Patriot Trigger has a crisp, clean release and ultra-short reset for faster follow-up shots and improved accuracy. It has a light, 3.5-pound pull and straight trigger blade.

A limited-edition item, the drop-in trigger group includes a Folds of Honor and RISE Armament commemorative challenge coin, along with free tools and anti-walk pins for fast and easy trigger installation. It is available from select retailers. 

Specifications and features of the Patriot Trigger include:

  • Single-stage trigger system with a lightened trigger pull (3.5-lb. pull weight)
  • Helps you shoot more accurately with less effort
  • Ultra-smooth to the break with a crisp, clean release
  • Incredibly short reset and low overtravel for faster follow-up shots
  • Premium EXO nickel boron coating on interior parts for reduced friction and smoother contact surfaces
  • Straight trigger blade for enhanced control and lighter-feeling pull weight
  • Lightened hammer
  • Drop safety feature
  • Includes a commemorative challenge coin, which features Folds of Honor on one side and RISE Armament on the other
  • Includes free anti-walk pins and wrenches for installation
  • Self-contained design makes it easy and quick to install with no fine-tuning needed
  • Features a bright red 8625 hardcoat anodized aluminum cassette housing with an American flag design and the Folds of Honor logo
  • Manufactured and assembled in RISE Armament’s Oklahoma facility according to strict AS9100 aerospace requirements, which are more stringent than standard gun manufacturing requirements
  • CNC machined from high-grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum
  • Fits .223/5.56 and .308 AR-style platforms with Mil-Spec dimensions
  • Backed by RISE Armament’s lifetime manufacturing warranty

The Legacy Rifle

RISE Armament also created a special-edition version of its most popular AR-15 — the RA-315 — to benefit Folds of Honor. The Legacy Rifle combines the best in accuracy, reliability, and speed — all in a lightweight, Patriotic package. 

The Legacy Rifle features a 416R stainless steel barrel with proprietary fluting for an unparalleled combination of accuracy and weight reduction. The aluminum handguard has 32 MLOK connection points and a Picatinny upper rail system for countless customization options and is ergonomically designed for enhanced comfort. The rifle’s special-edition Patriot Trigger enables enhanced precision shooting and faster follow-up shots. The Legacy Rifle also boasts the incredibly effective RA-701 Compensator, a high-performance bolt carrier group, and a Magpul CTR carbine stock.

In honor of our veterans, the Legacy Rifle features a red, white, and blue American flag design in durable Cerakote. A portion of each rifle’s purchase price will be donated to Folds of Honor. 

Features and specifications of the Legacy Rifle include:

  • Caliber: .223 Wylde
  • American flag design (Cerakote by RISE Armament)
  • Lightweight RISE Armament CB-160 Barrel — With superior accuracy and proprietary weight reduction, this barrel is a favorite among competitive shooters. The 16-inch barrel is 416R stainless steel, button rifled, and air gauged.  It has a mid-length gas system for more manageable recoil.
  • RA-902 Handguard — The 15-inch handguard has MLOK slots for attachments, a slim profile for comfort, and a floating barrel design for improved accuracy.
  • RISE Armament Patriot Trigger — With premium EXO nickel boron coating on the interior, this trigger is ultra smooth. It has a 3.5-pound crisp, clean release and a fast reset for improved accuracy and faster follow-up shots.
  • Milled 7075 aluminum billet Ripper receiver set
  • Premium bolt carrier group — This BCG is coated with nickel boron for enhanced functionality and performance.
  • RA-701 Compensator — This compensator holds the rifle steady and on target and reduces recoil by 67%.
  • Magpul hardware, including the CTR carbine stock
  • Weight: 6 lbs., 12 oz.
  • Overall Length: 32.25 inches
  • Barrel Length: 16 inches
  • 1:7 twist, ½ x 28 threads
  • Handguard Length: 15 inches
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Includes one magazine and one RISE Armament Patriot rifle case
  • Backed by RISE Armament’s lifetime warranty

RISE Armament Folds of Honor T-shirt

In celebration of the RISE Armament and Folds of Honor partnership, we’re also offering T-shirts that benefit the foundation. Soft and comfortable, the shirt has a flag RISE Armament logo on the front and the Folds of Honor logo on the left sleeve. RISE Armament will donate a portion of each shirt’s purchase to Folds of Honor. The T-shirts are available on our site.

How You Can Help

If would like to honor our service members further, we encourage you to donate to Folds of Honor. It’s our responsibility to take care of the loved ones of those who have fought to protect us and our freedom. 

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