By now, you should be more than aware that the folks at Crimson Trace Corporation are, quite frankly, awesome – they were one of the largest supporters of my Soldiers’ Angels Fundraiser, and donated an honestly amazing amount of equipment to it.
With that history in mind, this news release, courtesy of their Media Relations Manager and Chief Head-Licker Iain Harrison, should come as no surprise to you:
Crimson Trace Partners with Camp Patriot to Take Wounded Veterans On Hunt of a Lifetime
(Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace and Camp Patriot are teaming up to provide a little well-deserved R&R for two wounded special forces veterans next week, on a high-tech hog hunt in Texas. Utilizing the latest in infra-red technology from CTC Defense, the pair will stalk feral pigs in complete darkness before using AR pattern rifles to bring home the bacon. "Everyone at Camp Patriot is excited about partnering with Crimson Trace for this well deserved hunt for our two service members,” said Micah Clarke, founder of Camp Patriot. “CTC continues to lead the way in mission-critical products for the warfighter and also continues to champion the cause of giving back to those who have given."
Both service members were wounded in Afghanistan and have faced an arduous and painful road to recovery. The firearms industry has been at the forefront of supporting veterans’ charities, particularly those that facilitate their rehabilitation.
“We’ve been strong supporters of veteran’s charities for years now,” said Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “Our partnership with Camp Patriot enables us to donate to our troops while giving them a hunting experience like no other. When we decided to put on a tactical hog hunt, we must have hit a nerve with some of our industry friends, as the level of support has been outstanding.” I2 Technologies will be supplying hand-selected pvs14 night vision systems for the hunt, while Trijicon, Leupold and Warne have donated scopes and mounts in order to deliver custom-loaded Nosler ammo to the target.
Thankfully, I managed to emerge from my brief time in the military completely unscathed, and unable to bring myself to so much as file for VA disability (Not even for the most-claimed one – hearing loss – since I was extremely careful about always wearing hearing protection in the engineering spaces… Turns out, my hearing actually improved from my induction physical to my exit one.), but with two not-really-wars and countless major operations being conducted all over the world for the past decade, I am almost in the minority these days. That CTC is willing to take the time to honor two folks from the extremely pointy end of the spear… well, that speaks volumes as to the character of the company and the people running it.
I really need to get off my tushie and finally procure a Crimson Trace Lasergrip for my 686 SSR, though I have been holding out to see if they ever get around to taking their Master / Pro-Custom stylings and applying them to something other than a 1911… and it looks like they have with Round-Butt J-Frames. Round-Butt L-Frames next, please? In Carbon Fiber or Burlwood?
Also, score another hit for "AR-pattern rifles" being used in for hunting purposes, by people who probably know what they are doing / talking about – so much for the "gun control" extremists claiming that such firearms "have no sporting purposes".