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Russ Jackson gathered parts to build a disabled Navy Veteran a rifle because he had none nor enough money to buy the necessary parts. He was able to acquire from private individuals and companies the parts needed and in the process launched what we know today as Marksmen for Vets.

Russ has continued these types of builds for Veterans through the generosity of private individuals and companies who believed Marksmen for Vets is a great venture. Sometimes he has to buy the parts himself, which is difficult since he does just enough to make ends meet. Now, with the help of Bradford Jackson (no relation), Marksmen for Vets has been able to complete more builds. In addition, they now manage Facebook and Instagram accounts for the Marksmen for Vets organization.

Russ relies on donations from private individuals as well as companies to get these builds done.

As a sign of appreciation, Russ tags all donors both corporate & private on as many social media pages that he frequents.

Recipient Criteria


  • Honorable Veteran or currently serving. Must have a proof of status.
  • Legally able to own firearms. All local and federal laws must be followed.
  • Must have a financial need and be unable to purchase.
  • Owns no other firearm. We can’t build just to fill the safe.

This is a referral program, someone must nominate the recipient. No self nominations, or having friends nominate you.

To contact Marksmen for Vets

Please contact Russ by private message on facebook here if you have any questions or possible parts you would be interested in donating. 

Find Marksmen for Vets on facebook