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Mondo Tees – Metal Gear Solid Enamel Pins

August 20th, 2019

Metal Gear Solid, everyone’s favorite Tactical Espionage Action series, is getting representation in the form of enamel pins, thanks to Mondo Tees. Available at Noon CT today, the set consists of cyborg ninja Grey Fox, legendary infiltrator Solid Snake, and the fourth wall breaking psychic Psycho Mantis, as well as a fourth two-piece set which consist of a Guard with the iconic “!” alert; the later is easily my favorite of the set.

This is a Mondo release, so it’s bound to go quick. The 2xLP of the MGS soundtrack is also due to go up at the same time, if you’re into collecting vinyl.

mondotees.com

Vajra Tactical Concepts – Tacticute Seifuku

August 20th, 2019

This is Vajra Tactical Concepts’ Tacticute Seifuku. A must have for any tactically-inclined waifus, it combines the iconic Japanese schoolgirl ‘Seifuku’ uniform with the modern combat uniform. The resulting fusion of which is neither fully appropriate for an educational environment, nor the field of combat, but ascetically pleasing, all the same.

The shirt portion features combat uniform-style cargo and bicep pockets, with Velcro panels for the attachment of morale or ID patches. The pleated skirt features an adjustable waist side zipper, and dual cargo pockets, as well as wide belt loops perfectly sized for a tactical belt.

Interested parties can contact Vajira Tacticalc Concepts via their Facebook page to order.

www.facebook.com/vajrataconcept/

Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 Watch is the lead prop in upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’

August 19th, 2019

As the title states, the Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 is the lead prop in the upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’, staring Michael Chiklis and Bruce Willis. According to Jerommie Smith, the president of Smith & Bradley, S&B worked directly on set and made all the prop watches in the film, which are featured in a shot in every scene.

You can check out the trailer for ’10 MINUTES GONE’ below:

Jasco Games is bringing an Evil Dead 2 board game to Kickstarter

August 16th, 2019

Las Vegas-based Jasco Games, designer and publisher of various types of tabletop and card games, has announced that they’re soon going to be putting an Evil Dead 2 board game up on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.

Here’s a bit of background that lead to this announcement: there was an earlier attempt by Bellingham, Washington-based Space Goat Productions to fund an Evil Dead 2 boardgame via Kickstarter. Unfortunately, despite funding from 6000+ backers, Space Goat revealed they would be unable to complete the game and had no concrete solution for the issue. Normally, that would be the end of it, the game would have fallen into obscurity, and all the backers of the original project would go empty-handed.

However, Jasco Games, in partnership with board game designers Lynnvander Studios, have obtained the board game rights for Evil Dead 2, and will be creating their own Evil Dead 2 board game. This new Evil Dead 2 board game, which is also going up on Kickstarter, will have some of the elements from the Space Goat game integrated into its design, and Jasco Games will also be donating a copy of this new game to a backer of the Space Goat version, for every copy funded in the new campaign.

It’s easy to recognize the irony in crowdfunding the revival of a game that failed to be created after its own crowdfunding campaign fell through. However, Jasco Games has a lot of great games based on famous properties under their umbrella, so they’re probably the best bet to actually seeing this project through.

Here’s a link to the official announcement: jascogames.com/jasco-games-looks-to-revive-evil-dead-2-the-official-board-game

Stay tuned for more info on the Kickstarter campaign when it goes live.

“The Making of the U.S. M17” Featured This Week on NRA’s American Rifleman TV

August 14th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 13, 2019) – This week the NRA’s American Rifleman TV will feature The Making of the U.S. M17; an in-depth feature about the success of the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System. The episode chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm, the development of the SIG SAUER P320 handgun that would eventually become the M17, and ultimately the fielding of the M17 and M18 with all branches of the U.S. Military, and the overall success of the program.

American Rifleman TV, premiering on The Outdoor Channel, featuring The Making of the U.S. M17, will air this week at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30am EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30pm EDT

The NRA’s American Rifleman TV episode The Making of the U.S. M17 features interviews with Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Gabe Bailey, MHS Program Manager, Sean Toner, Design Engineer, and Daniel Horner, Team SIG Professional Shooter.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

Holosun Technologies Introduces its Newest Micro Red Dot Unit

August 12th, 2019

City of Industry, CA (Aug 13, 2019)- Holosun Technologies is pleased to introduce the latest in its lineup of micro red dot optics, the HS407C. The HS407C is an entry level pistol sized optic that features two of Holosun’s proprietary battery saving technologies, as well as a unique red 12MOA ring in place of the standard 2MOA red dot. This unique small optic built into a durable aluminum body is ideal for use on a shotgun or whatever the situation demands.

As an entry level micro optic, the HS407C is built for rugged reliability and dependability. The HS407C’s aluminum housing makes it durable, corrosion resistant, and lightweight while Solar FailSafe and Shake Awake technologies keep it running, no matter what. Additionally, the HS407C has an IPX7 waterproof rating which means that the optic can safely operate in wet climates.

Holosun proudly boasts a battery life of up to 100,000 hours, or ten years, on the HS508C. Holosun knows battery life is crucial and features Shake Awake technology that helps users preserve battery life by detecting motion, and a lack of motion, in the optic. When it senses the optic is no longer in use through movement it will automatically power down the L.E.D. to conserve battery life. Once the optic detects movement again, it immediately restores power to the L.E.D. so that the user never has to guess or wonder if their optic is active. If the unexpected should occur and the battery does fail, Solar FailSafe uses a small solar panel mounted on top of the HS407C to collect ambient light to provide illumination for red dot. The brightness of the L.E.D. varies depending on the amount of light in the environment so users will never have a dim red dot in daylight or one that’s too bright indoors.

The HS407C is unique to the Holosun lineup as it features a 12MOA ring only. This reticle style is favored among shotgun users as it can be used to help shooters predict their spread pattern more easily ensuring nothing misses the target. Additionally, this reticle allows users to see through it so it does not obstruct view like a large red dot might. This optic features ten daylight brightness settings and two night vision compatible settings as well.

Durability and affordability are where the HS407C excel. Even as an entry level optic, the HS407C still delivers strength, clarity, and a long battery life. The HS407C is available today at authorized Holosun retailers and through their website http://www.holosun.com. The HS507C is the sibling unit of the HS407C that adds Multiple Reticle System technology to the optic. With an MSRP of $270.58 the HS407C is an affordable micro red dot optic. For questions and retail inquiries please contact info@holosun.com for more.

NERF Elite Titan CS-50

August 11th, 2019

The Titan CS-50, which is due in stores starting in September, is an absolute monster of a dart blaster. Virtually the NERF equivalent of a minigun, the Titan CS-50 features a spinning barrel assembly, and feeds from a massive 50-round drum, which will initially be available only with this blaster. The fire rate is reportedly 8 rounds a second, so it’ll blow through its drum quick. It also requires 4 “D” batteries to run, and comes with a shoulder strap, because with a blaster this size, you’re gonna need one.

The drum mag alone is actually pretty cool. It has Elite branding on the front, and a clear plastic window on the rear so you can check your remaining darts. Additionally, the bottom of the mag has a skeltonized foot, so it can serve as a pesudo-monopod. And, although this isn’t a surprise, the drum looks to be fully compatible with all other Elite blasters on the market.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-elite-titan-cs-50-toy-blaster

Buck Knives Upgrades the Compadre Camping Line

August 7th, 2019

Compadre Series Gets a New Cerakote® Coating and Micarta® Handles

Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, August 7, 2019– Propelled by the growing popularity in outdoor recreational tools, Buck Knives has added new handle and blade coatings to the popular Compadre Series line of outdoor rugged tools.

Specifically crafted for life in the outdoors, the popular Compadre Series maintains the much-appreciated features and advantages, but now includes a Cerakote® Cobalt coating to help prevent rust and corrosion while adding to the overall aesthetics. The knife, axe, and chopping froe all feature natural canvas Micarta® handles and full tang construction for added strength and durability for strenuous outdoor activities.

104 Compadre Camp Knife
The Compadre Camp Knife was designed and engineered for serious outdoor tasks. The full tang blade is constructed of 5160 spring steel, with an overall length of 9 ½” and a total weight of 7.1 oz. Genuine leather sheath with added belt loop attachment included. MSRP: $125

106 Compadre Axe
The Compadre Axe was uniquely designed for rugged, outdoor use. The 5160 steel and ergonomic handle design combine to create a chopping and game prep tool suitable for a wide array of outdoor activities. It also comes with a compact and durable black leather sheath. The Compadre Axe is forward weighted to make the task of chopping easier. MSRP: $150

108 Compadre Froe
The Compadre Chopping Froe is a heavy-duty, durable, multi-purpose wood working tool that is ideal for outdoor activities. Composed of 5160 steel, the 9 ½” blade is perfect for clearing brush, heavy chopping, splitting, and batoning. Weighing under 2 lbs. and with an overall length of 16 3/4”, the Compadre Chopping Froe is the right size for all outdoor tasks. Genuine leather sheath included. MSRP: $180

The well thought out design and unique features of the Compadre Series make these products a must have for the outdoor enthusiast. All products proudly made in the USA and backed by Buck’s famous Forever Warranty.

Black Aces Tactical Announces Release of the Long Awaited Pro Series M and M Pump Magazine Fed Semiautomatic and Pump Action Shotgun

August 5th, 2019

Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series M and M Pump line of magazine fed 12-gauge shotguns.

Said Black Aces Tactical, “The Pro Series M and M Pump project has been underway in secret for some time. The number one request from dealers and customers since the launch of the Pro Series magazine fed line in 2013 has been a semiautomatic version.  Not only has Black Aces Tactical developed the semiautomatic traditional style magazine fed 12 gauge, Black Aces Tactical has once again heeded customer demand in that the Pro Series M and M Pump are fed by off the shelf, standard Saiga 12 magazines and drums.”   

 Pro Series M and M Pump Specs are:

·              12 Gauge magazine fed shotgun

·              6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver

·              18.5″ and 24” Barrel Options

·              Uses Benelli style chokes

·              Choice of Black Synthetic or Walnut Furniture

·              Front blade sight with white dot

·              5 round magazine included

·              Extremely Smooth Action

·              Ambidextrous Oversized Smooth Charge handle (Semiautomatic)

·              AR Style Safety

·              Accepts 2 ¾ and 3” shells

The Pro Series M starts at only $449.  The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $399.  

Unboxing Video

590M vs Pro Series M Shootout Video

Shotgun Nation Video

For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email sales@blackacestactical.com, or visit www.blackacestactical.com.

Dumbgood – NERF Collection

August 3rd, 2019

Dumbgood, a company that produces limited run collections of clothing and accessories based on pop culture and appealing to nostalgia, has released a NERF collection. The collection mainly consists of various shirts, although a few other items, such as a crossbody bag and ballcap, can be found. It’s kind of weird they’re doing an appeal to 90’s era NERF when they’re using the modern logo, but it is officially licensed, so that might be part of Hasbro’s requirements for the line.

You can check out the entire line at dumbgood.com

5.11 Tactical Opens 50th Company Owned Retail Store

August 1st, 2019

The company launched its first company-owned retail store in 2014
Irvine, Calif. (July XX, 2019) – 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, is celebrating the grand opening of its 50th company owned retail store in Fort Bliss, Texas this week. The store marks the completion of an initiative established in 2014 to launch and expand company-owned retail stores across the country, aiming for 50 stores by the middle of this year.

“It used to be that you couldn’t buy 5.11 pants unless you were training with a government agency,” said 5.11’s Co-Founder and CEO Francisco J. Morales. “Our retail stores are an ideal destination for people from all walks of life to come and experience 5.11 clothing, footwear and gear. Our products are specially engineered for first responders and the military to be functional, comfortable and durable, and through our 5.11 retail stores, everyday consumers can benefit similarly from the innovation we inject into our products.”

The beginning of the brand’s robust retail expansion came in 2017 and 2018, with an average of two store openings per month. The brand continued its momentum into 2019 with six store openings since January. An estimated 1-2 store openings per month are planned for the remainder of the year and into 2020.

“Opening our 50th store this week celebrates an ambitious and sustainable streak of retail expansion,” said 5.11’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Jeff Roberts. “5.11 stores offer professionals and consumers something beyond high-quality products to wear. The stores serve as a beacon for the first responder community and for the military, both active duty and veterans. Our Always Be Ready Academy offers the community free in-store classes in trauma care, self-defense, everyday carry, fitness and outdoor adventure. Our knowledgeable in-store staff, experts in their field, help bring 5.11’s innovative, purpose-built gear to life.” Roberts concludes, “We’ve found that even as shopping becomes more digitized than ever, people value and seek out the level of personal interaction our 5.11 stores offer.”

With its roots in servicing the law enforcement, first responder and military communities, 5.11 Tactical prides itself on seeking out and hiring former servicemen and women and veterans whenever possible. Each retail location carries head-to-toe apparel and gear for men and women including pants, shorts, shirts, outerwear, footwear, packs and bags, headwear, load-bearing equipment and tactical accessories. To date, 5.11 owns retail stores in 24 states, with larger metropolitan areas serving as a hub for several stores. 5.11 Fort Bliss joins the ranks as 5.11’s eighth store in Texas.


5.11 Store in Fort Bliss, TX

5.11 will host a public grand opening event at Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Rd, Fort Bliss, TX 79906, on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. The military base will be open to civilians and the public is encouraged to attend. Commencements will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the National Anthem and a Door Breach Ceremony. The first 70 adults in line will receive a gift card valued up to $511, and all visitors will enjoy 20 percent off storewide, a free 5.11® limited-edition patch with purchase, raffles and complimentary food and refreshments. The storewide discount will continue through Sunday, August 4th.

Following the grand opening, the 5.11 Tactical Fort Bliss, Texas store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To find a store location near you, please visit www.511tactical.com/store-locator.

STREAMLIGHT INTRODUCES TLR-VIR II TACTICAL ILLUMINATOR

July 30th, 2019

Low-Profile Light Features Three Functions, Adjustable Eye-Safe IR Aiming Laser

EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 22, 2019 – Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR-VIR® II, a lightweight, compact rail-mounted tactical light with a high intensity white LED, an integrated infrared (IR) LED illuminator, and Class 1 “Eye Safe” IR aiming laser with windage and elevation adjustment controls. The new light securely fits all long guns with MIL-STD-1913 rails and M17/M18 pistols.

The TLR-VIR II enables users to easily toggle easily between bright light and the IR illuminator/laser. This feature allows military and law enforcement personnel to remain in a proper firing position when making the transition from IR mode to white light, and vice versa. The light features a three-position mode rear selector switch, including IR illumination/IR laser, Safe Off (to prevent accidental turn-on), and visible illumination, that enables users to keep hands away from the muzzle during mode selection.

“The TLR-VIR II gives soldiers and first responders the ultimate in tactical lighting flexibility,” said Streamlight President Ray Sharrah. “With its high intensity white light and a long-running IR illuminator and Eye Safe IR laser for optimizing night vision, it’s an essential tool for those deploying with weapon lights.”

The new light, which is powered by a single CR123A lithium battery, uses the latest in LED technology for ultra-bright visible light, providing 5,000 candela, 300 lumens and a 1.5 hour run time. For IR lighting, the TLR-VIR II uses an 850-nanometer LED emitter with 600mW/sr radiant intensity, providing optimum illumination when using night vision equipment; it delivers a run time of 12 hours. Its IR aiming laser has fully adjustable windage and elevation settings.

The TLR-VIR II has an ambidextrous momentary/steady on-off switch. Like other TLR® models, the light has a rail clamp that can be easily attached and tightened with one hand, without the use of tools. The IR illumination/laser mode selection also features a tactile indicator on the light housing for switching modes with ease.

The TLR-VIR II is constructed from machined aircraft aluminum, with a coyote anodized finish body and a high-impact, chemically resistant polymer black switch housing.
The compact light weighs only 3.82 ounces and measures 3.30 inches long and 1.40 inches high. It uses a high temperature, shock-mounted, impact-resistant Borofloat glass lens. It is available in Coyote or Black.

Featuring extensively live-fire tested construction, the TLR-VIR II has an IPX7 rated design for waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It has an MSRP of $600.00.

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.  For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com or connect with us on facebook.com/streamlight; twitter.com/Streamlightinstagram.com/streamlightinc; https://www.linkedin.com/company/streamlight-inc.; and youtube.com/streamlighttv.

Air Venturi Now Shipping Officially Licensed Springfield Armory M1 Carbine Airgun Replicas

July 29th, 2019

CLEVELAND, OHIO (July 29, 2019) Airgun industry innovator Air Venturi is now shipping the latest product of its collaboration with renowned firearms producer Springfield Armory®: a .177-cal., CO2-powered BB-gun version of the iconic WWII-era M1 Carbine Rifle.

The Springfield Armory® M1 Carbine air rifle, available exclusively through Air Venturi and its authorized retailers, is a faithful BB-firing replica of the iconic firearm that saw service with U.S. troops and allies in World War II through the Vietnam War and beyond. It’s a semi-automatic carbine that features a realistic blowback action. Every time the trigger is pulled, the rifle discharges the BB in the chamber, the bolt slides back and the next round is seated in the breech, ready to go – just like the original.

The M1 Carbine CO2 BB replica is powered by a single 12-gram CO2 cartridge and gets about 40 good shots from a full one. It features a full-metal, 15-round drop-free magazine, which also houses the CO2 power plant. It even weighs about as much as the .30-caliber version – just over 5 ½ pounds – and achieves muzzle velocities of up to 425 feet per second using steel BBs. It incorporates a metal upper receiver into a synthetic, wood-look stock, with a genuine wood-stock upgrade available.

Fans of historically significant firearms that want to bring that flavor into their airgun arsenal, or even own the original firearm and want an affordable replica for at-home target practice, this is the airgun they’ve been waiting for.

For additional information on the full Springfield Armory® replica line from Air Venturi, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by email:kristen.coss@airventuri.com, or phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253. Springfield Armory® Contact: Licensing Manager, Bob Collins by email: bobc@springfield-armory.com or phone 309-714-9888.

For up-to-date news and information from Air Venturi, sign up for email updates by emailing dealers@airventuri.com and letting them know you would like to receive exclusive, members only information.

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About Air Venturi
Air Venturi is manufacturer and exclusive importer for international airgun, ammo and accessory manufacturers such as: Air Arms, Beeman, Evanix, Feinwerkbau, Haendler & Natermann, Hellraiser, Kral Arms, Mantis, Seneca, Springfield Armory and Western Justice. We also carry a full line of airgun products from leading manufacturers including: AirForce, Anschutz, Ataman, Benjamin, Beretta, Browning, BSA, Colt, Crosman, Daisy, Diana, Gamo, Hawke, Smith & Wesson, Tanfoglio, Umarex, Walther, Webley, Weihrauch, Winchester and many more. For more information, visit us at airventuri.com.

Star Wars The Retro Collection Action Figures Wave 1

July 27th, 2019

Hasbro is releasing a Star War Retro Collection series of figures. Inspired by the original 70s Kenner 3.75″ Star Wars figures, the Retro Collection line will start with six figures:

– Luke Skywalker
– Princess Leia
– Han Solo
– Chewbacca
– Stormtrooper
– Darth Vader

True to their retro design, the figures will feature 6 points of articulation, and come in 6×9″ cardback packaging with faux aging. They also come with accessories comparable to the original Kenner line figures, such as Luke and Vader with their telescoping lightsabers, Chewie with his bowcaster, and Han with his blaster pistol.

www.entertainmentearth.com/product/star-wars-the-retro-collection-action-figures-wave-1-case-set-of-6/hse6255a

Adam Savage’s Zorg Industries ZF-2

July 25th, 2019

Adam Savage of Mythbuster’s fame is no stranger to the Zorg Industries ZF-1 from ‘The Fifth Element’, having made a couple of inert replicas for himself. However, his interest in the ZF-1 has extended to producing a functioning model of the highly-versatile sci-fi weapon, dubbed the ZF-2. For the purposes of function, the ZF-2 is roughly twice the size of the ZF-1, and weighs in at 40 lbs. It also isn’t a firearm for the purposes of practicality, instead using a stabilizing camera attached to a NERF dart launcher to replace the “gun” component, however it does have all the other features of the ZF-1 seen in the movie:

– Arrow Launcher
– Net Launcher
– Flame Thrower
– Cryo Launcher
– Rocket Launcher

In short, Adam Savage’s ZF-2 is huge, impractical, and pretty damn cool.

You can see it in action at go.discovery.com/tv-shows/savage-builds/full-episodes/inside-the-episode-hollywoods-deadliest-weapon

SIG SAUER P365 BB Pistol Now Shipping

July 23rd, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 23, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the new P365 BB Pistol is now shipping. Modeled after the award-winning SIG SAUER P365 everyday, high capacity, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense.

The P365 BB pistol is designed to fit in available P365 holster systems for easy practice of efficiently drawing from concealment. The 12-round magazine holds 4.5mm (.177 cal) premium steel BBs and also houses the 12gr CO2 cartridge for fast reloading.

The P365 BB Pistol shoots up to 295 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

P365 BB Pistol:
Total length: 5.75”
Barrel length: 3.25”
Weight: 0.8 lbs
Finish: Black
Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps
Caliber: 4.5 mm Premium Steel BB
Magazine Capacity: 12
Power Source: CO2

The P365 BB Pistol is now available for purchase at sigsauer.com/store.

MSRP: $99.99

Hollywood Collectibles – Aliens M314 Motion Tracker Prop Replica

July 22nd, 2019

This is the Aliens M314 Motion Tracker Prop Replica by Hollywood Collectibles: for people who love reproduction props, the movie ‘Aliens’, and have more money than sense. Coming in at $699.99, this isn’t for the casual collector, but to be fair, it’s extremely high-quality, and Hollywood Collectibles went through extensive effort to make it as movie-accurate as possible. To start, they tracked down all the original components that Prop Master Terry Reed used to make the original prop, just to create the master prototype that the production piece is based on. The piece itself is made of injection molded polymer, metal, and other mixed media, and also features movie-accurate working electronics and sound. Sure, it doesn’t actually track anything, but it plays a video sequence of the Xenomorphs popping up on the tracker, and the beeps becoming more rapid as they swarm in ever closer.

The M314 Motion Tracker prop replica is limited to 1000 units worldwide. If you’re interested in this, you should also check out the prop replica ‘Brown Bess’ 1/1 scale M41A Pulse Rifle, and the M240 Incinerator Replica.
www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/alien-2-aliens-c-517_519/aliens-m314-motion-tracker-prop-replica-p-23376

Polymer80 – Complete Builder Tool Set

July 21st, 2019

This is a pretty cool completment to your P80 PF940 builds, or just as a decent armorer’s set for those who work on Glock and Glock-like pistols. It consists of a red ERGO MAST modular stand, along with punch set and 8oz brass hammer. The ERGO MAST in red also happens to be a custom offering through Polymer80, so if you prefer that color option, either this set or the stand-alone offering is the only way you’re getting one.

www.polymer80.com/pistolparts/pf-seriestm-build-tools/pf-seriestm-complete-builder-tool-set

Happy 90th Birthday To Gaston Glock!

July 19th, 2019

Here’s to Gaston Glock, who turned 90 today! Principle creator of debatably the greatest combat pistol line ever made, the Glock series polymer framed pistols, in use with the military and police forces of at least 48 countries, with over 5 million models manufactured since the early 80s. And while not the first production polymer-framed handgun to reach the public market (That would be H&K’s VP70), it’s the popularity and reputation of the Glock pistol that we can all thank/blame for the huge number of polymer-framed, striker-fired handguns currently on the market.

You Can Own Burt Reynolds’ Carry Revolver!

July 17th, 2019

United Defense LLC is selling Burt Reynolds’ personal carry Rossi revolver, purchased from the auction of the late actor’s estate. The revolver, customized for Burt with the barrel shortened to 2 3/8″, was his daily carry while he resided in Florida. It comes with a custom Bohlin holster with the initials ‘B.L.’, the very same holster carried by the character B.L. Stryker, as played by Burt Reynolds, in the show of the same name. Not quite as punchy as the 6″ Colt Python his titular character used in ‘Sharky’s Machine’, or his .44 Automag in ‘Malone’, but as a .38 Special revolver, a very solid carry option.

www.keepshooting.com/burt-reynolds-concealed-carry-rossi-revolver

Palmetto State Armory – Alien-51 AR-15 Stripped Lower Receiver

July 15th, 2019

Capitalizing on the upcoming ‘Area 51 Raid’ that has become the subject of the latest 15 minutes of online amusement, Palmetto State Armory is offering pre-orders for their latest ‘meme’ lower, the “Alien-51”. Built to the same MilSpec standard as PSA’s other lowers, the “Alien-15” will feature a rollmark with the typical depiction of the ‘Grey’ extraterrestrial, complete with raygun in hand. The selector switch will be marked: ‘NO ENTRY’ – Safe, ‘STORM 51’ – Fire, and ‘RETREAT’ – Full Auto. PSA is taking orders through July 21, and will start shipping 4-6 weeks after that. They also claim this is the only time they’re offering the “Alien-51”, so if you’re interested, jump on it while you have the chance.

palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar-15-alien-51-stripped-lower-receiver

Shell Shock Technologies Signs Don Aman as Newest Sponsored Shooter

July 14th, 2019

Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Aman with its NAS3 cases for his 2019 competitive season.

Westport, Conn. (June 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology, and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce it has signed Don Aman as its newest sponsored shooter. Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Aman with its NAS3 cases during his 2019 USPSA competitive season. He will be shooting his CZ CZECHMATE running 9mm at 170 power factor.

“Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 9mm cases are by far the best all-around 9mm cases I have ever seen or shot. This technology will revolutionize the reloading industry and I am so proud to be a part of the Shell Shock Technologies’ team. The old brass case technology has officially been put on notice!” Aman commented.

Aman has been involved in the shooting sports for over 20 years as a competitive shooter, reloader, Las Vegas survivor and a staunch pro-gun advocate. He started casting his own bullets in 2016 and quickly realized it was becoming a lost art. He began to read anything he could get his hands on regarding the art of casting lead and now shares this information with his subscribers on the Bullets for Freedom YouTube and UGETube Channel. During 2019, he will be traveling throughout the Northwest competing in many Level 1, 2 and 3 matches as part of the USPSA competitive season.

Aman can be seen competing next at the 2019 Northwest Challenge, to be held at the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club in Puyallup, Washington, July 12 – 14, 2019.

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.

Fanboy Movie Friday – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

July 12th, 2019

Officially available on YouTube as an ad-supported release is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, a pretty crazy Sci-Fi film produced and directed by W. D. Richter, who also co-wrote (really, almost completely re-wrote from scratch) ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, so if you like that film (like me), you might just like this one as well.

Small Parts Shopper for Various SIG SAUER Firearms Exclusively at SIG SAUER Web Store

July 10th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 10, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the Small Parts Shopper to the SIG SAUER P320 and P226 pistols on the SIG SAUER Web Store at sigsauer.com. The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper allows end users to quickly and easily purchase small parts for select SIG SAUER Firearms exclusively at the SIG SAUER Web Store, and is now available for the P365, P320, and P226 pistols and the MCX.

“We developed the SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper based on feedback and requests from our customers that wanted a solution to purchasing authentic SIG SAUER small parts for their equipment,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officers and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The Small Parts Shopper is easy to use, and features intuitive navigation for some of our most popular firearms, and is yet another tool in our tool box to provide our end users with the customer service they expect, and enjoy, from SIG SAUER.”

The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper features the upper and lowers of the P365, P320, and P226 pistols, and the upper, lower, barrel and bolt carrier group for the MCX. The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper can be accessed exclusively through the SIG SAUER Web Store at sigsauer.com.

“The functionality of the Small Parts Shopper has already proved itself to be very popular, and we anticipate continued expansion of the online feature to the P229 and the MPX in the near future,” concluded Taylor.

Update – NIX FX – Escape From New York Mac-10 Replica

July 9th, 2019

A little under a year ago, I wrote about a limited run of Escape From New York Mac-10 Replicas created by the highly-talented NIX FX. Well, the man behind NIX FX recently contacted me directly and let me know that these replicas are still on offer. The full details are below:

“NIX FX is a purveyor of high-quality, custom movie replica props, and they’re currently offering an extremely limited run of 10 of a replica of Snake’s Mac-10 from the film ‘Escape From New York’. The replica is (as expected) non-firing, and features a detachable faux suppressor with custom scope, and leather strap. It also comes with a display plaque and stand.

The price is $475, with a deposit of $225 via PayPal. Please contact NIX FX at nickanz71@gmail.com to reserve a Mac 10 Replica or if you have any questions or want additional info.”

You should also check out the NIX FX Facebook group to see more awesome propwork: www.facebook.com/groups/434338460653287