A couple weeks a got an email from a soldier in Iraq who wanted to buy a Sadlak Aluminum Scope Mount. Although the aluminum model wasn't intended for combat situations, since he was buying it himself, I think it was a money issue. We happened to have one aluminum with special tungsten coating we were testing. Tungsten has an embedded oil property. I had the shop clean the surface of any oil because of the concern it might attract dirt and sand given the environment. We deeply discounted the mount for active duty purchase and shipped it fastest possible to the APO. I just heard back today by email from the soldier. He sent some good photos and was extremely pleased with the mount. Said it fit like a gloove. I'm very pleased that he's happy with the purchase but after a half dozen emails back and forth, I feel a more personal connection. He has promised to keep in touch, as do most of the other troops who have bought our products (we get several emails and photos every week). He'll be reporting back with his on the front field testing. While there isn't much we can do from stateside for our military stationed abroad, what we can do is try our best to respond to their needs as they come up and to continue the connection on a human level to let them know how much we appreciate their service to our country.