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Attend the Concealed Carry Fashion Show at the Inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo

August 18th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 2017 NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show is scheduled for Friday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Fashion Show will showcase the Expo’s top concealed carry products and demonstrate the features and benefits to an audience of firearm enthusiasts and industry media. The audience will vote for their top three favorite concealed carry products at the event’s conclusion.

This unique event at the NRA Carry Guard Expo is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical and CrossBreed Holsters and will feature more than 50 products from 20 manufacturers. Both male and female models will walk the runway, showcasing products ranging from conventional pistol holsters and accessories to concealed carry purses, bags, and much more.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show are $10, and can be purchased online here.

The fashion show is part of the inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo, scheduled for Aug. 25-27 at the Wisconsin Center. The NRA Carry Guard Expo is an educational and interactive experience dedicated to individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills of personal protection, concealed carry and home defense tactics. This event will equip novices and experts alike with the products, skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to be prepared and respond when a threat arises.

VIRIDIAN TO DISPLAY NEW PRODUCTS, OFFER GIVEAWAYS AT NRA CARRY GUARD EXPO

August 17th, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 17, 2017 – Viridian Weapon Technologies will attend the NRA Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 25-27. The Viridian booth (#1018) will offer attendees first-hand looks and interaction opportunities with their newest, most-advanced lights and lasers. Those frequenting the booth will also get a chance to win free products as Viridian will give away one of their popular C5Ls ($349.00 value) each day.

The NRA Carry Guard Expo is dedicated to those who want to increase their knowledge and skills in personal protection, concealed carry and other defense tactics. This interactive and robust show will feature seminars, personalities and products focused on providing information and techniques on how to enhance personal and family safety.

“The NRA Carry Guard Expo is the perfect venue for our brand, products and staff,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “We started Viridian to give private citizens, law enforcement officers and military members options to better protect themselves. Before we entered the market it was assumed that green lasers weren’t viable. Our first product was a green laser—and now we have an entire line of lights, lasers, holsters and other accessories. We can’t wait to engage and interact with our dedicated customers and fans.”

Viridian staff will be on hand to answer questions, provide insight and help attendees find the right product for their needs. In addition, the booth will feature new products like the Viridian Green® Laser, Elite Red™ Laser and the REACTOR® RTL lighting system with RADIANCE® all dedicated to the new Ruger LCP II. Each of these products also includes an Enhanced Combat Ready® (ECR®) holster with INSTANT-ON® technology.

Viridian is also the only manufacturer to offer firearm-specific holsters with their lights and lasers at no additional cost. Many of these feature INSTANT-ON and other elements that allow for the user to better conceal, carry, train with and access their firearm.

Attendees can stop by booth #1018 to register for their chance to win a C5L and see what’s new from Viridian. Information on the full line of products will be available at the expo and can also be found 24 hours a day at www.ViridianWeaponTech.com.

About Viridian Weapon Technologies

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is devoted to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian® is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of firearm innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the Tacloc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at www.ViridianWeaponTech.com.

Anovos – STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES — Shore Leave Collection Klingon Tunic (Pre-Order)

August 16th, 2017

Anovos, creators of officially-licensed, high-quality reproduction props, accessories, and clothing from properties such as Star Wars and Ghostbusters, is releasing a Shore Leave Collection Klingon Tunic based on the Klingon Tunic seen in ‘STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES’. The tunic is made of 100% polyester black fabric sections, with poly cotton purple panels. For added authenticity, the Tunic also features a Klingon trefoil insignia patch which is embroidered on metallic fabric, mirroring the trapezoidal collar “tabs” seen in The Animated Series.

Available for pre-order direct from Anovos, sizes Small – 2XL.

www.anovos.com/products/star-trek-the-animated-series-shore-leave-collection-klingon-tunic

GERBER Partners With Boneyard Brewing

August 15th, 2017

GERBER ANNOUNCES NEW SHARKBELLY IPA
IN PARTNERSHIP W/ BONEYARD BEER

PORTLAND, OREGON (August 10th, 2017) – GERBER boasts a long history in the Pacific Northwest, designing quality knives and tools that are purpose built for hard working individuals and outdoor enthusiasts. The products may vary in application and user, but one appreciation runs true throughout the greater PNW: that of a good craft beer. When GERBER learned that the folks at Boneyard Beer in Bend, Oregon carry GERBER knives as their everyday tool of choice, the mission was clear: check out the operation and get the new Sharkbelly knife into their hands. What began as a brewery tour and product photoshoot, quickly turned into a badass partnership that taste buds all over the region can benefit from.

Introducing the GERBER Sharkbelly IPA: a special-edition brew by Boneyard Beer.

“After working with the GERBER team and using their gear for so many years, we aimed for a brew that matched the bold and uncompromising attitude that GERBER represents. Our company cultures, branding, and attitudes blend so well, this project has been exciting from the get-go. The Sharkbelly is an everyday carry knife with no frills that is easy to use; likewise, the Sharkbelly IPA is a straightforward, clean, crisp IPA that cuts to the chase and leaves you wanting more.” – Nick Murray, Director of Sales & Marketing, Boneyard Beer

The announcement comes ahead of a limited-run distribution in the Portland, Oregon metro area, aiming to give GERBER fans a chance to experience the hometown brand in a new way. Bend locals can also find it on tap at Boneyard’s tasting room, and if demand calls for it the Sharkbelly IPA may find a place in the permanent rotation for the brewery.

The Sharkbelly is an update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife with lightweight utility and standout features. Designed and built in GERBER’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, this American made knife is available in partially serrated and full fine edge blade variations. The 420HC modern sheepsfoot-style blade is easily deployed with a sizable thumb hole, revealing flat top serrations that are easy to sharpen on a flat stone and practical for daily abuse. The tactile SharkSkin Grip™ succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand – smooth in one direction and grippy in the other.

Look for the distinctive tap handle featuring the GERBER logo and a hammerhead shark swathed in an American flag, an ode to two unapologetically badass brands that serve as the masters of their respective crafts.
Get it while it’s tapped at these locations:

B2 Taphouse – Salem, OR
Flyboy Brewing – Tigard, OR
Big Al’s – Beaverton, OR
The Growlerie – Beaverton, OR
Loyal Legion – Portland, OR
Bailey’s Tap Room – Portland, OR

Learn more about Boneyard Beer here.
Check out more from GERBER here.

Savage Arms Introduces Model 10 GRS In 6mm Creedmoor

August 14th, 2017

SUFFIELD, Connecticut – August 14, 2017 – Savage Arms is pleased to offer serious long-range shooters a new secret weapon with the Savage Model 10 GRS in 6mm Creedmoor. The rifle delivers exceptional accuracy and performance whether you’re engaged in top-level competition or simply trying to beat your personal best. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

Based on necking the 6.5 Creedmoor down for 6mm bullets, the 6mm Creedmoor cartridge is capable of accurate 1,000-yard shots that had moderate recoil and is predicted to be the next hot cartridge for long-range precision shooting competitions.

Savage’s Model 10 GRS houses the full suite of accuracy-enhancing features firmly within a GRS stock made of 15 percent fiberglass-reinforced Durethan, with 65 percent glass bedding material.

The rock-stable stock’s slimmed down dimensions and textured surfaces provide a better grip in wet conditions, while its length-of-pull can be adjusted to fit any shooter. Plus, its Savage action, precise button rifling, fluted heavy barrel and user-adjustable AccuTrigger deliver the accuracy of custom rifles at a fraction of the price.

Features & Benefits
• GRS adjustable stock made of 15 percent fiberglass-reinforced Durethan
• User-adjustable Savage AccuTrigger
• Slim grip and fore-end with textured rubber grip surfaces
• Adjustable length-of-pull from 33.5 to 36.5 cm
• 5/8-24 threaded muzzle
• Fluted heavy barrel
• 10-round AICS-compatible magazine
• Flush cup sling loops included and sling mount for bipod use installed

Part No. / Description / MSRP
55199 / 6mm Creedmoor, 26-inch barrel / $1,449

Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit www.savagearms.com.

Hot Toys – 1/6 Scale Grand Moff Tarkin

August 13th, 2017

Hot Toys has another impressive-looking Star Wars 1/6 scale figurine coming out, this time of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, as he appeared in ‘A New Hope’. This figure features a newly developed head scuplt, a remarkable likeness of actor Peter Cushing, along with a cloth Imperial uniform, and Tarkin’s high back chair.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-grand-moff-tarkin-hot-toys-903111

NERF Rival – ‘Nemesis MXVII-10K Blaster’

August 12th, 2017

NERF Rival is a sub-brand of NERF that features blasters that fire ball-shaped projectiles rather than the traditional darts. The Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster is the largest blaster yet offered in the Rival series, with a large, 100-round gravity feed hopper. It’s also fully automatic, because with a capacity that large, why wouldn’t it be?

www.hasbro.com/en-us/brands/nerfrival

Polymer80 – Announcing The PF940v2 Coming This FALL!

August 11th, 2017

Polymer80, Inc. bolsters their product line with a long-awaited update.

Tacoma, WA – July 27th, 2017- Polymer80, the leading developer and manufacturer of 80% polymer AR and pistol products has unveiled the PF940v2™, the next generation update to their best-selling PF940v1™ Glock®-compatible 80% pistol frame.

“We have learned quite a bit since the release of the v1 frame.” said Alex Brodsky, VP of Marketing at Polymer80. “The PF940C™ compact frame, for example, was designed with significantly improved ergonomics and aftermarket features. Since the compact’s release, an overwhelming majority of our customers and dealers have asked that we update the original standard size frame with similar features.”

The PF940v2™ is compatible with components for 3-pin: 9mm G17, 34, 17L; .40S&W G22, 35, 24; and .357Sig G31.

Some of the major changes seen in PF940v2™ include a slimmer grip that is available with an aggressive texture or blank ReadyMod™ style, a double undercut on the trigger guard, and a stainless steel rear rail module, which has been the most requested feature. The PF940v2™ comes with a Picatinny/STANAG compliant accessory rail that features an embedded blank serialization plate. Much like its predecessor, the PF940v2™ kit includes a finishing jig, drill bits, and an end mill, which allows the end-user to successfully convert the frame into a functioning firearm in the privacy of their home.

“We’ve been conducting PF940v2™ range tests for two months now,” said Mike Guttridge, VP of Product. “The aftermarket product compatibility tests have been concluded as well, and we feel confident to start the initial production. We hope to bring the PF940v2™ frame kit to market sometime in the fall.”

What is an 80% Receiver?

An 80% Receiver is a partially completed piece of material that requires special tooling and skills to be completed and considered a firearm. Unlike a firearm receiver it is not required to be transferred through a Federal Firearms Licensed holder (FFL).

www.polymer80.com

SwitchGrip – GripKnife

August 10th, 2017

In my mind, the name GripKnife conjures images of Solid Snake’s CQC knife-in-support-hand style of weapon manipulation.

However, the GripKnife is actually a forend grip that mounts to a standard Picatinny rail, which houses a knife intended for hand-to-hand fighting. The creators of the Grip Knife state it’s designed for “…military-style carbines in close-quarter situations such as urban engagements, while inside military vehicles, or in any other situation where space is confined, the element of surprise is necessary, or the likelihood of hand-to-hand combat is great.”, and is made of “…advanced materials usually reserved for spaceships and surgical equipment.” The knife detaches from the grip by pressing a thumb-activated, rearward button on the base of the mount, for quick operation of use.

You can check out the official GripKnife page at the link below

www.gripknife.com

G2 Research 12ga RIP Round

August 9th, 2017

World’s Deadliest 12 Gauge Round

Winder, GA, August 9, 2017, G2 Research’s NEW extreme performance self-defense 12 gauge round.

In development for over three years by G2 Research this new high-performance 12 gauge self-defense round will hit the market this Fall. The all brass 303-grain individually machined CNC slug is designed for incredible performance against soft targets.

First of all the G2 slug is 0.725-inch in diameter (about a quarter inch larger than a .50 cal. Bullet). When combined with the proven G2 Research R.I.P. technology which releases six trocars (large metal petals) into the target the result is incredible and instant devastation.

Upon impact the six trocars will open, detach and independently spread through the target some 6-inches wide delivering 9-11 inches of penetration resulting in massive damage and shock. The .70 caliber base of the slug will continue forward for another 5-6 inches.

Recoil is greatly reduced due to the lightweight all brass 303 grain slug.

The $49.99 price for five-rounds is painful but this is not intended for shooting at tin cans and cinder blocks. The typical scenario is the average person will go to the range and launch a round or two at a target of some type and load the remainder into their gun for the time should the need arise.

Mike Nickerson, G2’s marketing director says–“This 12 gauge round is very specific in its design and mission; that of a person defending his life and/or that of his family. The real question is how much value we put on put on our own life or that of those we are protecting.”

Specifications:

  • 12 gauge
  • 0.725-inch diameter 303 grain all brass precision CNC machined slug
  • 1430 FPS velocity depending on barrel length, etc.
  • Effective performance design range 0-10 yards
  • MSRP $49.99 box of five
  • IMPORTANT NOTES: This round is designed for self-defense only and has a true effective performance expansion range of 10 yards. Several reasons for this: Much beyond that range the slug will begin to yaw which can affect correct strike angle for it to open as designed. Beyond the design distance of 10 yards it will still do massive damage however.

    Second, it is not designed to be used for hunting, sporting or barrier penetration–it is designed for self-defense. Self-defense means just that and it is difficult to convince a jury that self-defense much past 30 feet really is self-defense.

    Will it penetrate hard objects such as doors, walls, etc.? Of course but it may not expand as designed and, shooting through doors and walls presents a difficult legal case of self-defense in court.

    This round must NOT be fired in guns with rifling, compensators, chokes or modified barrel cylinders, etc. The only type of barrel safely used is a modern smooth bore riot type shotgun barrel.

    g2rammo.com/shotgun

    SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade Of P320 Pistol

    August 8th, 2017

    P320 pistol meets requirements for industry and government safety standards;
    performance enhancements optimize function, safety, and reliability.

    Newington, NH (August 8, 2017) – The P320 meets U.S. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Sporting Arms Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI®), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), as well as rigorous testing protocols for global military and law enforcement agencies.

    The design of the SIG SAUER P320 overcomes the most significant safety concern in striker-fired pistols today: the practice of pressing the trigger for disassembly. This can be performed with a round in the chamber which has resulted in numerous incidents of property damage, physical injury, and death. The disassembly process of the P320, however, uses a take-down lever rather than pressing the trigger, eliminating the possibility of discharge during the disassembly process.

    Recent events indicate that dropping the P320 beyond U.S. standards for safety may cause an unintentional discharge.

    As a result of input from law enforcement, government and military customers, SIG has developed a number of enhancements in function, reliability, and overall safety including drop performance. SIG SAUER is offering these enhancements to its customers. Details of this program will be available at sigsauer.com on Monday, August 14, 2017.

    The M17 variant of the P320, selected by the U.S. government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), is not affected by the Voluntary Upgrade.

    “SIG SAUER is committed to our approach on innovation, optimization, and performance, ensuring we produce the finest possible products,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Durability, reliability and safety, as well as end-user confidence in the SIG SAUER brand are the priorities for our team.”

    For more information on SIG SAUER, please visit us at sigsauer.com.

    Josh Brolin’s Cable Revealed

    August 7th, 2017

    Josh Brolin revealed his full costume as Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2. Carrying a hilarious hodgepodge of a weapon, the basis of which is a Kriss Vector SMG, and showing poor trigger control, Brolin’s Cable is decked out in a mix of load carrying gear, including what looks like some HSGI TACO pouches, and what looks like an HK P30 and a VP9 in separate holsters.

    Deadpool 2 is scheduled to release on June 1, 2018.

    SSD – This Is Real

    August 6th, 2017

    It is located outside of the Harlow Police Station in Essex. The photo wasn't taken by a concerned party, aghast by the shear existence of such a device, but rather was posted to Facebook by the Essex Police, who are quite proud.


    Original article

    MegaBots – Eagle Prime Is Ready To Fight

    August 5th, 2017

    MegaBots’ MK3-class Eagle Prime is ready and raring to go for the upcoming Giant Robot Duel against Suidobashi Heavy Industries’ Kuritas. Eagle Prime weights 12 tons, is 16 feet tall fully extended, seats two pilots, and is powered by a 430 HP V8 LS3 Engine.

    Go Team USA!

    SIG SAUER Reaffirms Safety of P320 Pistol

    August 4th, 2017

    Striker-fired pistol exceeds safety standards of ANSI/SAAMI® and U.S. military testing

    Newington, NH (August 4, 2017) – In response to social media rumors questioning the safety of the P320 pistol, a variant of which was selected by the U.S. government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), SIG SAUER, Inc. has full confidence in the reliability, durability and safety of its striker-fired handgun platform. There have been zero (0) reported drop-related P320 incidents in the U.S. commercial market, with hundreds of thousands of guns delivered to date.

    The P320 meets and exceeds all U.S. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI), as well as rigorous testing protocols for global military and law enforcement agencies.

    All SIG SAUER pistols incorporate effective mechanical safeties to ensure they only fire when the trigger is pressed. However, like any mechanical device, exposure to acute conditions (e.g. shock, vibration, heavy or repeated drops) may have a negative effect on these safety mechanisms and cause them to not work as designed. This language is common to owner’s manuals of major handgun manufacturers.

    As a result, individual attempts to perform drop tests outside of professionally controlled environments should not be attempted.

    “SIG SAUER is committed to producing only the finest products,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Safety and reliability have been and always will be paramount to the SIG SAUER brand.”

    For more information on SIG SAUER, please visit us at sigsauer.com.

    Follow SIG SAUER on social media, including Facebook at facebook.com/sigsauerinc, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sigsauerinc/, and YouTube at youtube.com/user/sigsauerinc.

    SIG SAUER, Inc.

    SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, please visit on to sigsauer.com.

    Death Wish (2017 Remake) Trailer

    August 3rd, 2017

    This honestly seems like a strange tonal shift when compared to the original movie.

    HARDCORE TACTICS – Dress&Gun – Mag Pants For NATO 5.56 Magazines

    August 2nd, 2017

    For when the original Magpul isn’t kawaii enough, and Ranger Plates are a bit too operator, HARDCORE TACTICS has come up with the perfect solution for your 5.56 magazines: the Dress&Gun Mag Pants. These stylish pantsu will be available in multiple colors, and attach to any NATO spec 5.56 magazine, facilitating more expedient magazine changes during tactical meido scenarios weapon and magazine manipulation.

    Here’s a machine translation of the product description from the official product page:

    HARDCORE TACTICS Mug Pants 5.56

    HARDCORE TACTICS Magpants relaxes the draw from the magazine’s pouch, magazine change and impact when falling

    This is a magazine support made of 5.56 magazine compatible synthetic rubber.

    Let’s make your pants panty without thinking about difficult things!

    Color: White · Pink · Blue

    2 packages in 1 package

    Available for pre-order soon.

    dressandgun.militaryblog.jp/e868707

    hxctacs.army.jp

    Official Film Series Bundle Based On The Globally Renowned Halo Franchise Now Available On iTunes In The U.S.A, Courtesy Of Content Media

    August 1st, 2017

    July 31ST, 2017, London, UK – Today Content Media announced the release the official film series based on the globally renowned best-selling Halo franchise only in the U.S.A. The bundle includes “Halo Legends,” “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” “Halo: Nightfall” and “Halo: The Fall of Reach,” and is available on iTunes.

    Created in collaboration with some of the world’s leading animators from Japan, “Halo Legends” draws you into the center of humanity’s ongoing battles with the Covenant, dynamically depicted in cutting-edge animation styles that deliver breathtaking visuals and gripping adventure. “Halo Legends” dives deep into the rich Halo universe and explores the Master Chief’s mysterious origins, advanced combat capabilities of Spartans, and the tense rivalry between Spartans and Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODSTs). “Halo Legends” is an 119-minute long animated film starring Atsuko Tanaka (“Ghost in the Shell”), Josh Grelle (“Mass Effect: Paragon Lost”) and Greg Ayres (“Samurai 7”).

    “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a coming-of-age story that follows cadet Thomas Lasky at Corbulo Academy, a 26th-century military training academy. Following in the footsteps of his mother and brother, Lasky is unsure of his future within the military but is forced to act when the academy is attacked by a massive force of Covenant, a religious alliance of aliens. Directed by Stewart Hendler, “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a 90-minute Live-Action movie starring Tom Green, Ty Olsson, Max Carver, Daniel Cudmore, Anna Popplewell and Osric Chau.

    Set between the events of “Halo 4” and “Halo 5: Guardians,” “Halo: Nightfall” is the second full-length live-action feature for the Halo® franchise. From Executive Producer Ridley Scott (“Prometheus”, “Blade Runner”) and award-winning Director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (“Battlestar Galactica”, “The Pillars Of The Earth”), “Halo: Nightfall” features an all-star cast including Mike Colter (“Luke Cage,” “The Good Wife”), Christina Chong (“24: Live Another Day”), Steven Waddington (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Luke Neal (“Final Prayer”). “Halo: Nightfall,” tells the personal story of Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. At 98-minutes, the film provides the background to this pivotal new character in the Halo universe, who eventually becomes a Spartan-IV in “Halo 5: Guardians.”

    “Halo: The Fall of Reach” is based on the namesake Halo novel by Eric Nylund. This 65-minute feature tells the dramatic tale of the origin and intrigue behind the SPARTAN program that propelled characters like the Master Chief and Dr. Catherine Halsey into the pantheon of Halo lore. The story reveals the events that brought Master Chief and Blue Team together, including their Spartan training and their daring mission to strike back at the Covenant during the first days of the deadly alien invasion. The animated film was produced and directed by SEQUENCE, the award-winning Vancouver-based animation studio responsible for the “Terminals” featured in “Halo 4” and “Halo 2: Anniversary,” and this marks their most ambitious and high-fidelity Halo animation yet.

    Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties, over $5 billion in worldwide sales to date, that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Now, Halo fans in the U.S.A can go beyond the game and immerse themselves in the Halo universe with this special bundle, available only on iTunes.

    Apple Store Link – apple.co/2wiqwct
    Price: $29.99

    AIR BOLT BY AIR VENTURI .35 Caliber Added to Line Up

    July 31st, 2017

    Solon, Ohio (July 31, 2017) – Air Venturi, an exclusive airgun, airsoft and ammunition importer of leading international airgun brands, is introducing a brand new addition to its innovative Air Bolt line. The latest release brings .35 caliber Air Bolts to accompany the successful .50 caliber Air Bolt introduced in 2016. This new caliber increases the versatility of .35 airguns, as well as offering new possibilities of hunting different sized game effectively.

    “With the success of the .50 caliber Air Bolt, it was the next logical step to open the product line up to more calibers,” said Air Venturi Director of Business Development, Paul Milkovich. “The .35 caliber is one of the most popular ammunition choices, and this release opens up arrow shooting to a massive audience. Whether you want to shoot targets or wild game, the .35 cal Air Bolt has got you covered.”

    According to Milkovich, “The Air Bolts in the new caliber still provide tremendous knock-down power and velocity. When we tested the .35 caliber, 375 grain Air Bolt out of the Recluse, we consistently achieved velocities around 530 fps (feet per second) with 234 fpe (foot pounds of energy). With these kinds of numbers, it’s easy to see how the Air Bolt will transform your .35 caliber airgun into a bolt-slinging powerhouse capable of taking trophy-sized big game.”

    “We tested our .35 bolts in our in-house range and achieved 1 inch groups at 30 yards. They’re so precise, you have to be careful you don’t shoot your own arrows already lodged in the target–they are that accurate.”

    Both .50 and .35 caliber Air Bolts are constructed of 100 percent Hi-Modulus Carbon Fiber with a small outside diameter that produces maximum speed and accuracy. With the 100 grain field tip, the .35 cal Air Bolt weighs 375 grains in total.

    Air Bolt by Air Venturi

    Caliber

    0.35″
    0.50″

    Velocity

    0.35″ – Up to 530 fps
    0.50″ – Up to 500 fps

    Power

    0.35″ – Up to 75 FPE
    0.50″ – Up to 238 FPE

    Grain Weight

    0.35″ – 375
    0.50″ – 430

    Overall Length

    0.35″ & 0.50″ – 23 inches

    Spine

    0.35″ & 0.50″ – 300

    Construction

    0.35″ & 0.50″ – Hi-Modulus Carbon Fiber

    MSRP

    0.35″ & 0.50″ – $119.99, 6 Air Bolts/box

    For .35 and .50 caliber PCP airgun options that accept the Air Bolt by Air Venturi, visit Air Venturi.

    MultiCam: Jamey Caldwell Team MultiCam Profile

    July 30th, 2017

    This edition of the Team MultiCam video series centers around Army Special Operations Veteran Jamey Caldwell. After 21 years of decorated service, Jamey turned a lifelong passion into a career as a professional bass angler by applying his military mindset to the sport of fishing. Jamey’s dedication extends to his fundraising for the Warriors Heart treatment facility for service members struggling with addiction. Please donate to his GoFundMe page by clicking the link below. Thank you.

    www.gofundme.com/JamTeamMC

    RISE Armament Debuts New Trigger Group

    July 29th, 2017

    The RA-434 High-Performance Trigger uniquely combines smoothness and speed.

    RA-140 SSTBROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Building on the popularity of its industry-leading AR triggers, RISE Armament is proud to introduce the RA-434 High-Performance Trigger.

    The accuracy-enhancing RA-434 High-Performance Trigger (HPT) uniquely combines smoothness and speed for a tremendous upgrade in performance. The first of its kind, the RA-434 is a premium trigger available at a mid-range cost.

    “Customers have been drawn to the extreme value of our triggers, so when designing the RA-434, we set out to continue to deliver quality and performance for a great price,” said Matt Torres, president of RISE Armament.

    Ultra smooth to the break with a crisp, clean release, the RA-434 HPT helps rifle owners shoot more accurately with less effort. It boasts a quick reset and low overtravel for enhanced speed.

    The RA-434 HPT has a straight trigger blade—available in black or silver—for enhanced control and a lighter-feeling pull weight. “We’ve had numerous requests for a straight trigger, so we’re excited to offer this option,” Torres said.

    The single-stage trigger has a 3.5-pound pull and a skeletonized hammer. The RA-434 HPT also has a drop safety feature, and it fits most .223/5.56 and .308 AR-style platforms.

    Like all RISE products, the RA-434 HPT is manufactured and assembled in RISE’s Oklahoma-based facility according to stringent AS9100 aerospace requirements, and it is backed by RISE Armament’s lifetime guarantee. It is precision CNC machined from high-grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum. Each trigger group is contained in a black hardcoat anodized aluminum housing. Its self-contained design makes it easy to install with no fine-tuning needed.

    The RA-434 HPT is immediately available and retails for $169.

    About RISE Armament
    Headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, RISE Armament designs and manufactures industry-leading firearms, parts, and accessories. All RISE products are manufactured according to strict AS9100-certified procedures for enhanced quality control. For more information, visit www.risearmament.com.

    NASA Releases Space Mission Videos

    July 28th, 2017

    The National Air and Space Administration’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has released a variety of videos depicting the devlopment of equipment used for space exploration.

    This 48-second video from 1969 shows a Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) taking off and hovering during an early flight test.

    The LLRVs, humorously referred to as “flying bedsteads,” were created by a predecessor of NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center to study and analyze piloting techniques needed to fly and land the tiny Apollo Lunar Module in the moon’s airless environment. (Dryden was known as NASA’s Flight Research Center from 1959 to 1976.)

    Success of the LLRVs led to the building of three Lunar Landing Training Vehicles (LLTVs) used by Apollo astronauts at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, TX, predecessor of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

    Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, first human to step onto the moon’s surface, said the mission would not have been successful without the type of simulation that resulted from the LLRVs and LLTVs.

    Visit youtube.com for access to the full playlist.

    GALAC-TAC (Green Wolf Gear Exclusive) Olive Drab Figure

    July 27th, 2017

    We are currently living in a world where a company created an action figure based on a set of cosplay armor inspired by unarguably the most popular space fantasy series of all time.

    Neat.

    Based on Ryan B. Flowers’ GALAC-TAC, Mandalorian-inspired armor, this figure from Green Wolf Gear comes wearing a set of GALAC-TAC armor, with a launcher, and a combat uniform very clearly inspired by Crye’s G3 uniform set.

    I reiterate: neat.

    Available for pre-order at the link below:

    www.greenwolfgear.com/product/14/galac-tac-(green-wolf-gear-exclusive)

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Strawberry Milkshake

    July 26th, 2017

    Bethesda released an extended look at the ‘Strawberry Milkshake’ scene from the upcoming ‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’. Definitely getting some ‘Inglourious Basterds’ vibes from this particular segment.

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches October 27th, 2017.

    Wounded Veterans Participate In Therapeutic Bear Hunts Thanks To Hope For The Warriors

    July 25th, 2017

    Hope For The Warrior volunteer Dave Williams leads two veterans on a five mile hike through an Idaho forest.

    IDAHO (July 25, 2017) – Thanks to the national nonprofit Hope For The Warriors and its Outdoor Adventures program, six combat wounded veterans recently participated in three, multi-day, bear hunts South of Lewiston, Idaho along the Selway River.

    Hope For The Warriors’ Outdoor Adventures program provides adaptive opportunities for wounded heroes to participate in sporting activities in the great outdoors. Service members, who previously embraced an outdoorsman lifestyle, as well as those new to traditional outdoor sports, are introduced to recreational opportunities on the road to recovery.

    Led by Hope For The Warriors Director of Outdoor Adventure and retired Marine, Ken Sutherby, each hunt aimed to enable wounded veterans with a challenge, introduce a sense of camaraderie with other veterans and provide a source of food for each hunter’s family. In addition, the experience encourages healing and aims to revitalize each veteran by proving he/she are capable and can be independent, regardless of injuries.

    Sutherby shares why this experience is so beneficial to veterans, “Hunting is a therapeutic avenue for many veterans. Often, veterans are experiencing extreme social isolation as they assimilate to post-combat life resulting in declining self-worth as they evaluate their current lifestyle compared to their former military life. Therefore, they are excited with the challenge and placed back in a position of leadership and trust as they alone are responsible for the outcome.

    “In addition, as we make the long drives up the mountain roads or sit around the camp fire, the hunts provide a chance to address any and all areas of conflict in their lives and communicate with other wounded veterans who have experienced the same effects of combat and have fought the same battle to recovery,” adds Sutherby.

    San Antonio, Texas-based Army Master Sergeant Raymond Soto shares what this experience meant to him. “Attending the bear hunt was a therapeutic and great time spent with other wounded veterans, said Soto.

    “With its never ending distractions, life moves too fast and spending time with other combat veterans in a peaceful quiet place like Idaho was what I needed. Sharing memories and knowing that we all carry some sort of continuous pain, emotional and/or physical, it’s always a therapeutic experience when we get together and feel that bond that we all miss.

    “In addition, I spent 11.5 hours in a tree stand with no cell phone service or internet so it allowed me to enjoy the peaceful outdoors reflecting on my deployments and those brothers that are no longer with us. I needed the time; being completely alone and just remembering,” adds Soto.

    Hope For The Warriors created the Outdoor Adventures Program in 2010 to provide adaptive opportunities for wounded heroes to participate in sporting activities in the great outdoors. In 2012, the organization recognized the therapeutic benefits for the family members and expanded the program to include spouses and children of wounded and fallen service members.

    To make a donation to the Hope For The Warriors Outdoor Adventures program or for more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org/sports-recreation/outdoor-adventures/ or hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.