Knott’s Scary Farm, Knott’s Berry Farm’s yearly Halloween event, is hosting a special event this year called Special Ops: Infected. Taking place at the Camp Snoopy grounds, ‘squads’ of park guests are armed with special laser guns and are tasked with eliminating zombies while undertaking various missions, such as fending off militia members and locating a mad scientist with the cure to the zombie plague. The event is reportedly open to all park guest at no additional cost, although slots are limited each night.
The Danger Ranger Bear app by Prometheus Design Werx “…shares the how to’s, what’s, why’s, do’s and don’ts for your next outdoor adventure.” It offers constantly updating outdoors tips such as recipes for outdoor meals, how to read a topographic map, bushcraft, and gear maintenance, as well as gear reviews and campfire tales.
Currently available on iOS.
You can get it here: itunes.apple.com/us/app/danger-ranger-bear/id905506238?mt=8
The Strike Industries Ricci Compact Medical Pouch is a modular first aid pouch with a zippered compartment with elastic loops to hold medical gear. Its design allows it to attach to a vest or pack, belt, or leg with the use of an optional strap.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Arsenal, Inc. is introducing a new configuration to our successful line of Bulgarian-made SAM7K 7.62×39 caliber pistols, now with Sig Sauer’s SB15 pistol stabilizing brace*.
The first variation of the SAM7K pistol was introduced in 2013, and became an instant success. The SAM7K pistol is manufactured with Arsenal’s exclusive forged then milled receiver, original Bulgarian hammer forged chrome lined barrel, flip-adjustable peep rear sight, and ambidextrous safety lever.
The Sig-Sauer SB15 pistol stabilizing brace used on the SAM7K-03 is a veteran-designed aid that is made to improve the single-handed shooting performance of a pistol. By using the operator’s forearm, it provides a stable support to reduce felt recoil and minimize accuracy-robbing spin and shift. The stabilizing brace sits on the receiver extension, and the flexible cuff with two adjustable nylon straps allows the brace to be custom fit to any user. The receiver extension has a water proof storage compartment with a sealing threaded cap. It is accessible when the brace is removed or pushed all the way forward.
* The SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace is manufactured and provided by Sig Sauer. This product has been reviewed by the BATFE and was determined that it does not alter the classification of the firearm or subject the firearm to NFA control. To download the BATFE compliance letter, click here. Sig Sauer donates $3 of every SB15 sold to support the veterans of HAVA.
The Milspec Junkies Panty Sniper design is printed on a 100% preshrunk cotton shirt.
Made in the USA.
A while back we featured an article on the Australian series Danger 5:
From David Russo and David Ashby, the creators of Italian Spiderman, comes the ultimate 60′s era-style spy show you never knew you wanted, but know you have to see. Set in an alternate WWII, 5 Allied spies: Jackson from the USA, Tucker from Australia, Lisa from Russia, Claire from Britain, and Pierre from Europe, battle Hitler and the Third Reich’s evil schemes world wide, facing such foes as lizard men and Japanese robots.
Great synopsis, huh? You know you have to see the second season, which reportedly will begin airing next month.
Nikon has just released their new Arrow ID 5000 archery rangefinder. The Arrow ID 5000 features long eye relief (18.3mm), an adjustable diopter, and 6x, bright, multicoated optics, and operates on a single CR2 battery. It utilizes ID (incline/decline) technology which allows bowhunters to range horizontal distance to targets from a treestand or in steep terrain, as well as tru-target technology which allows users to switch between first target and distant target priority mode. The Arrow ID 5000 comes standard with a neoprene case in RealTree APG camo.
Plano, IL (August 27, 2014) – True innovation is rare. Even in today’s world of hyper-technology, advancements are typically applied to improve existing products – only rarely to invent entirely new products based on fresh ideas.
Hosts of the top-rated Archer’s Choice and The Choice television programs, Illinois-based Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo appreciate creativity and know the value of innovation. That’s why “America’s Favorite Hunting Couple” has been using Tenzing™ packs and lending the company their experience and expertise from the field since the day it launched. “Tenzing is a company of hunters who listens to the ideas of other hunters,” says Ralph, who along with Vicki, has collaborated with chief Tenzing designer, Jay Robert, to design a specialized line of packs ideally suited for Midwest whitetail hunting.
“It’s a true shooter’s pack that will help hunters be more successful by giving them options they never had before,” says Ralph Cianciarulo about Tenzing’s new TC SP Shooter Pack.
Tenzing’s “The Choice” series consists of the TC SP14 Shooter Pack, the TC 1260 Light Day Pack, and the TC 1500 Day Pack. All three packs come standard in Realtree Xtra.
The Tenzing TC SP14 Shooter Pack may be the most unique hunting pack on the planet. Aside from sharing the brand-defining smart technology and practical functionality built into every Tenzing pack, the TC SP14 invents its own product category with two critical breakthrough innovations. It is the only available pack on the market designed to hold a crossbow, and the pack itself is engineered and built as a self-contained shooting rest. That’s right, this one-of-a-kind pack carries a scoped rifle in a carefully designed channel on the pack’s face, allowing hunters to rest, take aim and fire without ever removing their gun from the pack. Um… and did we mention it is the only hunting pack available designed to carry a crossbow?
Crossbows are gaining rapid and widespread popularity in the archery-hunting world, largely due to their particular advantages over compound bows with respect to aiming ease and ultimate accuracy. But crossbows have their disadvantages. They tend to be bulkier and more cumbersome than compounds, which can make them more challenging to use in the field – especially when attempting to hunt or transport them through heavy cover. The unique design of the TC SP14 cradles the stock of any crossbow within its deep center channel, while optimizing the position of the limbs to minimize snagging on brush or branch. “The crossbow is cradled by the pack and doesn’t stick out,” says Vicki. “This is a pack that solves the problem of how to carry a crossbow… anyone can use it,” she concludes.
The TC SP14 is one of very few hunting products that transcends its primary role and purpose. Simply put, there’s nothing else like it. A standout hunting pack on its own merits, the Shooter Pack delivers additional practicality to hunters through its radical yet user-friendly design as an on-board shooting rest. “In the mountains or back country, it’s a real benefit to keep your gun on your pack,” says Ralph. “But critical time can be lost when you need to access it for a shot,” he continues. Tenzing addressed this in the unique design of the TC SP14, which keeps the firearm accessible and functional when fully secured to the pack, allowing hunters to go from stalking to shooting in just seconds. Instead of scrambling to remove the firearm from the pack, the pack and firearm quickly come off the hunter’s back as one unit, while the pack becomes a steady and functional rest. “It’s a true shooter’s pack that will help hunters be more successful by giving them options they never had before,” Cianciarulo concludes.
Crossover features aside, hunters will appreciate the TC SP 14’s primary capabilities as a pack, which feature a roomy 1600 cubic inches of space inside nine total compartments and pockets. Practical side pockets and useful face and side mounted compression straps help ensure that wearers will be able to pack out more than they pack in.
Whether toting crossbow or firearm, the TC SP14’s specialized design offers even more benefits, especially when hauling gear up to a stand. “When secured to the pack, the gun or crossbow doesn’t stick out,” Vicki says, “which makes hoisting the entire unit up your haul line quick, safe and easy.”
As they did with the other two packs in the TC Series, Vicki and Ralph asked Tenzing engineers to apply a soft and silent TRICO® fabric covering over the TC SP14’s DYNEEMA® strength panels as a sound deadening measure, a feature which comes in handy when placing or taking items in or out of the pack. “It also makes the pack quieter when it’s being used as a shooting rest,” Ralph adds.
Like all Tenzing packs, the TC SP14 is a dream to wear, courtesy of its padded hip panels and breathable mesh back pad. But Vicki and Ralph’s “The Choice” Series packs don’t stop there. They feature a new Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System employing concealed elastic straps that automatically adjust for a perfect fit, no matter how many layers of clothing the hunter happens to be wearing.
– Carries Gun or Crossbow
– Breathable Mesh Back Pad
– Padded Hip Panels
– H2O Compatible (2-Liter)
– Nine Total Compartments and Pockets
– One Internal Fluted Aluminum Frame Stay
– Split Through Center of Pack to Carry Crossbow or Rifle
– Foldout Rain Cover
– Two Specialized Zip Pockets
– Two Horizontal Compression Straps Each Side
– Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System (Min. 30”, Max. 54”)
– Three Horizontal Compression Straps Across Face
– Two Specialized Compression Straps to go Around Crossbow or Gun
– DYNEEMA® Bottom Covered With Loden TRICO®
– Designed to Use as a Shooting Rest for Rifle
– Specialized One Piece Quiver Holding Bungees on Both Sides
– 1600 Total Cubic Inches
– 4 lb. 6 oz. Total Weight
– Main Compartment: 21” x 11” x 4”
– Face Compartment (x2): 21” x 4.5” x 3.5”
– Side Mesh Pockets (x2): 6” x 3” x 1”
Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo expand the boundaries of what outdoor television can be each week on their innovative programs. Now, with the introduction of the TC SP14 Shooter Pack, they are helping create new opportunities for success among Tenzing’s loyal customers. Never miss another shot opportunity wrestling your gun from its scabbard. Take the breakthrough TC SP14 along on your next hunt, and you’ll be taking care of business.
So, this one’s an oldie but a goodie. A while back DPx Gear collaborated with Born & Razed Customs to create a limited run of custom Zippo lighters. It features DPx and Born & Razed imagery along the exterior, and a chain with a decorative bone for retention.
You can check out a few more of the designs on the DPx Facebook page: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.581904985185325&type=3&l=5fc2b9bf3c
BlueRobotics’ T100 Underwater Thruster is in, their words, “an efficient, rugged, affordable underwater thruster to propel the future of marine robotics and ocean exploration.” Designed specifically for marine robotics, the T100 is made of UV resistant polycarbonate injection molded plastic along with plastic bearings, aluminum, and stainless steel making it perfect for ocean use. The propeller and nozzle provides efficient thrust of over five pounds, while active water cooling keeps the motor from overheating.
– Efficient brushless electric motor
– Compact design that fits in any project
– Strong and UV resistant polycarbonate plastic
– No enclosed pressure cavities to handle extreme pressures
– High-performance plastic bearings that don’t corrode
– Comes with clockwise and counter-clockwise propellers to counter torque
– Versatile mounting options for use on almost anything
– Rugged cable with polyurethane pressure-extruded jacket
The T100 is designed for makers and hobbyists, students and schools, and professional users alike. It has already made its funding goal on Kickstarter, although there’s still plenty of time to support the project and take advantage of the backer rewards.
Kryptek’s Tartaros hoodie is a piece of casual wear that can either be worn as part of a layering system or as a stand alone outer layer piece. Made from 97.5% polyester and 2.5% spandex, the Tartaros features a stretch fabric front kangaroo pocket and 3-piece hood with draw adjustment. Currently available in three Kryptek patterns, in four configurations: Highlander, Typhon w/ black, Typhon w/ red, and Yeti.
The ‘Fight Crime Shoot Back’ patch is a project on Kickstarter by Primer Projects, a designer who is looking to create high-quality, well-designed goods for the modern shooting sports enthusiast. Made from soft 3D PVC, the finalized patch will be 3.25 x 2.5″ and will feature Velcro hook backing. Primer Projects has partnered with PA-based Combat-Swag to produce the patch, so it’ll be 100% designed and made in the USA.
I’m really liking the clean aesthetics of this initial work and hope to see more from Primer Projects soon.
You can fund the project here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1913447232/primer-projects-fight-crime
Well, the Amigos enjoyed it well enough.
As for me, I wasn’t really into it. Without trying to spoil too much, April’s involvement in the turtles and Splinter’s origin is a poor attempt at linking them together, the CGI isn’t that good looking, and the Foot Clan aren’t even ninjas, just thugs with ARs and crappy masks.
Splinter learned Ninjitsu from a manual he found thrown away in the sewer, which he mastered and later taught to the turtles. He also somehow managed to obtain quality, authentic “ninja weapons” for them to use. My belief was suspended at that point (because talking turtles who also happen to be ninjas is a totally believable premise, right?).
The positives? The action scenes aren’t that bad, and I chuckled a few times at the admittedly lame jokes. It’s ok for the kids, but TMNT fans won’t find anything worth watching.
If you need a Turtle fix, go watch the 90s trilogy; even Turtles III is better.
Verdict: Wait for the home release, if at all.
It looks like they’ve slipped a Maxpedition Doppelduffel Adventure Bag into the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, as used by Will Arnett’s character. As it happens, I’m going with the Three Amigos to see it later on today, so I’ll post something on it after I get back.
You can get the Doopelduffel here: www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/DOPPELDUFFEL-ADVENTURE-BAG-3p556
There’s a Kickstarter up right now for cartridge-shaped whiskey stones. These particular whiskey stones, or ‘bourbon bullets’ are CNC machined from Grade 23 titanium to specs close to a 45 ACP cartridge. They’re longer and larger in diameter, so they won’t actually fit into a firearm. Four fishes will be available: Polished, Matte Bead Blasted, and Flame Anodized, with the fourth finish, Bronze Anodized, a Kickstarter exclusive for ‘JMB (John Moses Browning) Class Connoisseur backers.
The project creators are also offering a ‘chill caddy’ which offers a conveinent medium by which the stones can be chilled in a freezer or ice box.
This project has been fully backed, however there is still 9 days to go before funding closes, so if you’re looking to secure your own bourbon bullets then there’s still time to pledge.
New TAC-BOSS 250XT BB Pistol From HatsanUSA Inc. Offers An Authentic Look, Feel and Fun Shooting Experience
HatsanUSA is pleased to announce the release of its TAC-BOSS 250XT – a CO2 BB pistol that offers the realistic look and feel of a classic American handgun, perfect for both target shooting and plinking with new and well-versed shooters. This new offering is the inaugural product in HatsanUSA’s new TAC-BOSS CO2 BB gun line, which will continue to expand in the future.
The TAC-BOSS 250XT uses an all-in-one magazine system for easy loading of up to 17 .177 caliber premium BBs and a standard 12-gram CO2 cartridge. With a fresh CO2 cartridge this semi-automatic BB pistol can fire 60 shots at an optimal velocity of 430 fps.
To give shooters a genuine feel, the TAC-BOSS 250XT features a high-quality steel frame and an ergonomic-designed grip with a 25-degree angle off of bore centerline. This exaggerated angle is an American favorite and is intended to improve balance and improve accuracy.
The TAC-BOSS 250XT weighs just under 30 ounces and is fitted with fixed non-glare rear sight and fixed green fiber-optic front sight, as well as a smooth double action trigger and a 5.5-inch bull barrel profile.
And with an MSRP of $75.95, the TAC-BOSS 250XT is not only the perfect gun to teach new shooters proper handgun techniques, but also provides a fun alternative for experienced shooters when target shooting or plinking.
If you’ve ever found yourself wanting a multitool with a wood grip, then Kikkerland’s Wood Pliers multitool might be right up your alley. Aside from the titular pliers, this multitool also includes a flat and Philips head screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, file, and knife.
The Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife is a product by Mora and Light My Fire. The blade is 3.9″ and made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, with a Scandinavian grind. The handle is made of high-friction, TPE rubber, and houses a FireSteel Scout firestarter, which twist locks into the handle for convenient access, and can provide about 3000 strikes. This starter works when wet and at all altitudes, producing a 2,980°C (5,400°F) spark, which lights easily when struck by the flat end of the FireKnife blade. The sheath is made of polypropylene and has an included belt clip.
The blade handle and sheath comes in five colors: Black, Red, Orange, Blue, and Green.
- The Three Amigos
The Expendabros is a promotional game for The Expendables 3 made by the developers of BroForce. It features multiple “bro-versions” of the characters from The Expendables series, such as Bro Christmas and Broney (very unfortunate name, huh?) Ross. It’s completely free, and available to download until December 31st, 2014. The only thing is you have to have downloaded the Steam client to download and play it.
You can get it here: store.steampowered.com/app/274190
The VSSL is a waterproof metal tube 8″ x 2″ made from milspec 6061 seamless extruded aluminum. Utilizing a high-powered LED light with a small form factor, the VSSL is essentially a flashlight with the extra handle space that once would be used to house the battery supply instead useable as a survival canister. The VSSL can either be purchased stand-alone, or ordered with one of three package configurations: Supplies, First Aid, and Shelter. The Supplies configuration, for example, features a vareity of survival tools, such as fire starters, fishing tackle, trail markers, and first aid, all bundled in individual tins custom fit to the VSSL.
Made in Canada. Orders are expected to begin shipping Fall 2014.
Botach Tactical is currently offering a discount on the Bear Grylls Scout Essentials Kit. The Scout Essentials Kit, which was reviewed under our Gerber Gear Round Up series, is a polypropylene case that doubles as a water capturing device, filled with these survival essential items:
- Waterproof Matches
- Compact Scout Knife
- First Aid Kit
- LED Micro Torch Light
- Button Compass
The kit also contains a Priorities of Survival Guide.
Two of the Three Amigos raced the High Roller big wheel at OR Summer Market. Engineered by Big Wheel Rally Lab, the High Roller is an adult-sized big wheel. The High Roller has the following features:
– Strengthened Rear Axle
– Free Spin brake cable routing
– Patent Pending Steel Frame and Fork
– Custom metal flake glossy paint
– Molded 14 inch Plastic Rear Wheels for Power Slides and Drifting!
– Pneumatic 26 inch front wheel
– Freewheel Pedal Hub for high speed coasting
– Alloy Rims
– Super Wide front tire for super traction
– Alloy V-Brake and levers
– Plush, Fully Adjustable seat
– Bell and Tassels
It’s intended for riders between 5’2″ to 6’6″ in height, up to 300 lbs. According to the Amigos themselves, it was very fun to ride on and comfortable to sit in. You can get your own from High Roller USA at the following link: www.highrollerusa.com
Picatinny rails in the year 2054? Sledgehammer Games, please.
Aside from that, it looks cool. Lasers, jetpacks, semi-dynamic maps, but also an awful lot of one-hit-kill weapons. I guess we’ll see how it plays November 4th.