Supporting the Troops
Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:44 PM
Nice idea Charlie!...sending them to the men!
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 30 October 2009 - 08:35 AM
This discount applies to Cat Tails being purchased for use on duty weapons.
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Edited by cdrissel, 16 January 2011 - 11:06 AM.
Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:58 PM
I deployed in Sept of 2009 with the 3 PPCLI OMLT (Operational Mentor and Liasion Team) element of Task Force 3-09, Canada's contribution to the War in Afghanistan, and was lucky enough to do so with essentianally the gear of my choosing. I was given leeway to use whatever 2nd line, 3rd line, boots, and weapon accessories I wanted, and one of those items I was fortunate enough to obtain prior to deployment was a Cat Tail manufactured by Charlie Drissel. I must note, when I emailed Charlie to inquire about obtaining one of these, a couple things happened: 1st) He absolutely refused any form of payment 2nd) Despite not having even made the model I required, he put me to the front of the line for 2 free cat tails, one for my own Nightforce 1-4x along with one for my Sergeant Major's Nightforce 2.5-10x. He promised as soon as he machined the first two Nightforce compatible Cat Tails they would be shipped to my door, and he was as good as his word.
I installed the Cat Tail and headed off to my second deployment in Southern Afghanistan, based mainly in the Kandahar area of operations. However, I was also fortunate enough to deploy to Marjah, Helmand for Operation Moshtarak, where the Cat Tail's performance was put to the test. During the course of my Tour, the ability to rapidly change from low magnification as I moved through town and villages, to high power without having to think or fumble with a conventional power ring made my scope 100% more effective. Not only could I now quickly move the power ring with muscle memory movement, but due to the design I could also tell at a glance on patrol what power setting I was set at.
The Cat Tail proved itself over the course of multiple Firefights and hundreds of dismounted patrols, and I can hardly imagine using a variable power optic without a Cat Tail installed. Despite the abuse handed out to my rifle and my scope, the Cat Tail survived it all without once having to be retorqued or adjusted the entire Tour, so it's safe to say if it can survive conditions in Afghanistan it will certainly survive any competition you can throw at it in the civilian world.
In closing, I could not be happier with the performance of the Cat Tail, and of my dealings with Charlie. He makes a quality item, and as well supports the troops so much he was willing to help out a deploying soldier, despite that soldier being from a different country! My thanks go out to him for the work he is doing, and the support he shows to all troops heading off to The War on Terror.
Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:31 AM
I ended up sending him the Cat Tail along with a care package filled with gun/shooting magazines, batteries and shoe goo.
If any one else wants to send packages to the troops it is very easy, cheep and fast. The USPS offers domestic Priority mail late rates to APO addresses. I simply went on line and printed out the shipping label. If you do it on line it walks you through the customs forms. Very easy and I spent less than $12 to ship a medium size box to Iraq and it took it just over 7 days to get to them.
Just to let you all know we still have troops in harms way in Iraq who need our support.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:25 PM
Thanks for your support.
My son and his team returned safely to their base last week.
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