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NERF N-Strike Mega Megalodon

June 25th, 2019

NERF’s been really upping the capacity with their latest N-Strike blasters, and the Mega Megalodon is no exception. An upcoming blaster currently available for pre-order, the Mega Megalodon feeds from a detachable 20-round rotating drum. It can either be fired one at a time by cranking the handle and pulling the trigger, or rapidly by holding the trigger and slam firing the crank. Plus, the mega darts that come with the blaster whistle as the fly through the air, and can hit out to 85 feet.

Look out for the Mega Megalodon later this year wherever NERF products are sold.

You can also pre-order one for yourself from Entertainment Earth: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/nerf-nstrike-mega-megalodon-toy-blaster/hse2849

Introducing Galco’s New StukOn-U Pocket Holster

June 24th, 2019

Galco Gunleather’s new StukOn-U™ pocket holster builds on Galco’s decades of experience with pocket holsters. Its Gripper Shell™ exterior helps the holster grab the inside of the pocket, while the closed-cell foam substrate gives the holster shape and sturdiness. Finally, a layer of 420 denier packcloth lines the holster to both protect the handgun and smooth the draw.

The StukOn-U is designed for front pocket carry in pants or a jacket. It keeps the firearm in the same general position so the grip can be quickly located during draw, conceals the shape of the gun so that its outline is not printed through the pants, and allows one-handed release of gun from both pocket and holster, especially when using a “hooking” draw technique to catch the trigger-guard edge of the holster on the pocket as the handgun is released. The holster’s Gripper Shell surface assists in keeping the holster in the pocket during the draw.

Pocket carry offers some unique advantages. Not only is the handgun completely covered and concealed, but the gun carrier can casually place a hand on the holstered/pocketed pistol if a nonspecific threat materializes – and the fastest draw is to have the gun already in hand.

The StukOn-U helps accomplish multiple concealed carry tasks with excellent discretion – and at the very reasonable retail price of $27!

https://www.galcogunleather.com/stukon-u-pocket-holster_8_1168_1483

Hi-Point Firearms – ‘Name The Nine’ Phase 2 Is Ongoing

June 23rd, 2019

This is a last-minute reminder of Hi-Point Fierarms ‘Name The Nine’ contest. The previous article covers most of the details, but essentially: Hi-Point Firearms introduced a new 9mm pistol at SHOT Show 2019, but without a model name. They turned to the public to come up with a name through a contest, where entrants would propose a model name, and Hi-Point would pick their favorites. Now, the public can vote on their favorite of Hi-Point’s choices, with the most voted name becoming the official model designation of Hi-Point’s new 9mm pistol, and the entrant who proposed that name winning one of the new pistols, with a custom serial number of their choosing, and some ammo.

You can enter your vote here: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egdor00njwi0oub6/a02f1zjx9u6szh/questions

I Am The Law – Anthrax

June 22nd, 2019

Here’s a classic thrash metal track from Anthrax, inspired by everyone’s favorite Mega City law bringer: Judge Dredd.

Enoch Industries Introduces the ODIN Chassis System, a Lightweight Chassis for the 10/22 Platform

June 20th, 2019

Spring Creek, TN, June 17, 2019 – Enoch Industries, designer and developer of top-tier firearm components, has recently unveiled their first product, the ODIN Chassis System, a lightweight and versatile system for the 10/22 platform. Weighing in at only 12.2 oz, this chassis system incorporates current AR-15 attachment standards, giving users a new level of function that standard 10/22 platforms fail to deliver.

The only 10/22 chassis available on the market with a Picatinny rail at the back, the ODIN Chassis System provides a better option for attaching a new standard of stocks and pistol braces. This flexibility features a smaller footprint and offers considerable weight savings over the standard receiver extension and buttstock combos. Machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum, The ODIN Chassis System provides a rigid, no-compromise platform for building or upgrading a precision rifle or pack-lite pistol.

“This new chassis fills the gap in the market for a lightweight, modular system for the 10/22 platform,” said Joseph Sudderth, CEO of Enoch Industries. “While on the hunt for a lightweight chassis to upgrade a 10/22, we couldn’t find anything on the market that fit the bill. So we set out to design one that provided the flexibility and versatility that we needed, and the ODIN Chassis System was born.”

The ODIN Chassis System is designed to give competition shooters and 10/22 enthusiasts the freedom to customize their build for any number of unique setups. In the front of the chassis, MLok slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock allow for the addition of a variety of accessories while two steel, 360° quick disconnects on both sides of the chassis are ideal for running sling attachments. The ODIN Chassis System includes a grip adapter that closes the gap from the grip to trigger housing, keeping the transition to a minimum and providing a more enjoyable shooting experience. The chassis accepts all non-beavertail AR-15 grips, although some beavertail grips are compatible with minor modifications to the grip. The ODIN Chassis System also fits all standard, non-takedown receivers excluding the Supergrade. Other notable ODIN Chassis System specs include:

• Material: 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum

• Weight: 12.22 oz (including all hardware)

• Dimensions: 12.75” (L), 1.5” (W), 1.5” (H)

• Stocks: 3 Picatinny slots at the rear of chassis

• Attachments: MLok slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

• QD Inserts: 2 nitrided 360° steel inserts

• Barrel channel inner dimension: 1.015″

• Barrel lengths: Using a 6″ barrel brings the threaded muzzle to .575″ past the handguard, exposing threads for silencers.

The new ODIN Chassis System is available online to customers in the US (excluding Puerto Rico) for an MSRP of $225 and includes the ODIN Chassis in anodized black along with all required hardware. For more information about Enoch Industries and the ODIN Chassis Systems, please visit the website at www.enoch-industries.com.

NEW! Basket Weave Kydex Products from Comp-Tac

June 18th, 2019

For Immediate Release – HOUSTON – Comp-Tac® a leader in high quality holsters for competition, concealed carry, and duty use, recently released new basket weave Kydex® variants of many of its most popular products.

Comp-Tac® has enhanced their products by imprinting a basket weave finish on their high-quality, air-craft grade Kydex® . Because the pattern is imprinted into the Kydex® it will not rub off or wear over time. It gives a long lasting visual as well as tactile feel of basket weave on the customer’s favorite holster, mag pouch, handcuff or tourniquet TACO® product. In addition to the basket weave finish, the stenciling of the item’s make and model has been moved to the back to maintain the clean look the basket weave offers.

“A large number of law enforcement officers are required to carry basket weave finish on their gear as part of their department regulations,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear® Vice President of Sales and Operations. “For many, this has limited their product choices. Now that Comp-Tac® can create a basket weave pattern on Kydex® products, we hope to expand those officers’ choices and allow them to carry the gear they need and want while still meeting their departments’ requirements.”

Available in black Kydex® only, basket weave finish is available for the International™ Holster, Warrior Holster, Single Magazine Pouch PLM, Kydex® Tourniquet TACO® and Kydex® Handcuff TACO®.

International™ Holster Basket Weave – SKU: C846 – MSRP: $77.00
Warrior™ Holster Basket Weave – SKU: C847 – MSRP: $85.00
Single Mag Pouch PLM Basket Weave – SKU: C848 – MSRP: $36.00
Kydex® Tourniquet TACO® Basket Weave – SKU: 11TQK0BW – MSRP: $43.00
Kydex® Handcuff TACO® Basket Weave – SKU: 11DCK0BW – MSRP: $41.00

www.comp-tac.com

Viridian announces free webinar for law enforcement: over 500 PDs using weapon-mounted cameras

June 17th, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 17, 2019 – Viridian Weapon Technologies has announced an upcoming webinar for law enforcement discussing why over 500 police departments across the country have started the process of implementing the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). The webinar is free and will be hosted on Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Those interested in taking part in the conversation and learning more about the WMC can sign up for the webinar here.

“This webinar is a unique opportunity to learn more about the WMC and find out why over 500 departments are putting the device to use in the field,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “The FACT Duty WMC provides an unobstructed view of what really happened during gun-drawn incidents, and it begins recording automatically when the firearm is drawn from the holster. These features alone offer a straightforward, vital supplement or alternative to current body camera programs.”

The expert staff at Viridian will discuss the video evidence system that is quickly becoming part of the solution to mitigating one of the biggest issues facing law enforcement today. The FACT Duty provides an unobstructed view from the end of the firearm, showing what really happened during firearm-involved use-of-force incidents. With INSTANT-ON® activation upon draw, it offers an easy-to-implement strategy for capturing high-risk and significant liability exposure situations.

Virtual attendees will hear from Viridian National Sales Manager, Kevin Skalicky, and Viridian General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Matthew Plowman. The two hosts will discuss findings from the field, provide updates on the over 500 departments in the process of testing and implementing WMCs across the country and be available to answer any questions.

Free registration is open now. More information on the FACT Duty, Viridian and the entire lineup at ViridianWeaponTech.com.

Pennyworth – Official Trailer

June 15th, 2019

The upcoming ‘Pennyworth’ is a 10-part series that will be available on the EPIX streaming service. It’s a prequel series in which former SAS soldier Alfred Pennyworth forms a security company and works with Thomas Wayne in 1960s London. It looks pretty stylish, although it almost feels like it could be the same story without the Batman licensing.

In any case, you can catch Pennyworth on EPIX July 28th.

Buzz Rickson – Mil-Spec Government Issue Basketball Sneakers – Black

June 13th, 2019

Buzz Rickson, a Japanese company that specializes in Military Reproduction and vintage US Military-inspired clothing, has produced a run of reproduction Mil-Spec Government Issue Basketball Sneakers. Built to the same specifications as the 1979-issued sneakers, they feature:

– 100% Cotton Canvas Upper
– 100% Cotton Laces
– Steel Eyelets
– Natural Rubber Sole
– Mid-Sole Glue Markings, same as the originals

Even the box they come in looks like it came in an issued container.

www.selfedge.com/footwear?product_id=2079

You might also want to check out the limited-edition variant with a high top Ventile fabric Olive-colored upper; they’re pretty cool!

Thanks to ‘D. Moser’ for the tip!

Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle Now Shipping!

June 12th, 2019

Fort Smith, Arkansas (June 12th, 2019) — Umarex USA, innovator and marketer of a wide range of products for the outdoor sportsman, announced that its Ruger® 10/22® Air Rifle is now shipping and available for purchase through select retailers. The officially licensed air rifle is the latest addition to their ever-growing line of pellet rifles.

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost airgun manufacturers, UMAREX continues to provide responsible recreational shooters with the greatest variety of air-powered versions of the firearms they know and respect.

The Ruger 10/22 has been seen on shooting ranges around the United States for over five decades. This new air rifle version is true to form except that it is powered by two 12-gram CO2 cartridges. The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle is designed to shoot .177 caliber pellets, the most readily available and most popular selling airgun caliber for recreational shooting.

Beyond its function, the 10/22 Air Rifle is slightly lighter than the firearm, but looks the part. The sights are authentic in style, including the folding rear sight, and the rifle has authentic looking sling attachments. The receiver is ready to accept after-market rails that fit the Ruger 10/22 so that you can customize your Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle with the optic of your choosing.

The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle is manufactured by UMAREX under license from Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. and boasts a modest MSRP of $129.99.

UMAREX sporting airguns, optics, airsoft guns, long distance lights, and accessories are available at local sporting goods dealers and retail locations around the world. Sporting goods dealers may order UMAREX products from many established outdoor goods distributors.

www.umarexusa.com/ruger-1022-177-co2

S&W Has Issued An M&P15-22 Consumer Safety Alert

June 11th, 2019

Smith & Wesson has issued a consumer safety alert on all M&P15-22 rifles and pistols manufactured before February 1st, 2019. S&W has discovered that some recently manufactured 15-22s feature a defect causing a lack of proper depth of the breech face counter bore. This defect can cause a closed bolt to crush the rim of a chambered .22 round, causing it to unintenionally fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially causing multiple discharges without depressing the trigger.

S&W is providing a free bolt inspection gauge which can be ordered by consumers to determine whether their 15-22 is within manufacturer specifications. Alternatively, S&W is also offering consumers the option to send their bolt in for a free inspection, and replacement if necessary.

Since the 15-22 is a pretty popular and affordable plinker, there’s a chance at least a few of you own one, so if that is the case, get it checked out.

For more info, check out the link below:

www.smith-wesson.com/mp15-22-consumer-safety-alert

DOOM: Eternal – Official E3 Story Trailer

June 10th, 2019

More info on the new DOOM game is, in my opinion, the best news to come out of E3 this year. Now, it looks like the Doom Slayer is not only working to stop Hell on Earth, but is also going after a vengeful Heaven, which opposes the Slayer’s attempt to stop the demonic invasion. Mix in plenty of new and old weapons, new and revamped enemies, new environments, new traversal methods, and more glory kills, while also retaining the most important aspect of a Doom title: fast-paced, action filled gameplay over story – and it looks like we’ll have a real winner of a game in our hands.

DOOM: Eternal launches November 22nd, 2019.

PTS SYNDICATE LICENSES MAWL FOR AIRSOFT

June 9th, 2019

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., known for its rugged, advanced photonic solutions for the defense and aerospace industries, and PTS Syndicate, a prolific licensee of products in the tactical market, are proud to announce an exclusive licensing agreement to bring the internationally recognized B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser) to the global airsoft community. PTS Syndicate will be manufacturing and bringing to market the MAWL® -PTS, the only official licensed MAWL® replica, which will be easily accessible to consumers through PTS Syndicate’s extensive distribution network in Asia, Europe, and North America.

MAWL®

The MAWL® family of weapon lasers has been adopted by select Special Operations Forces around the world, and is currently in use, and deployed with a variety of U.S. and international defense, government, and law enforcement agencies as a standard weapon laser. It departs from the typical box design as a response to direct end-user feedback. With the ability to seamlessly transition power output, and divergence to adapt to environmental demands, the MAWL® is based off of three design parameters: to be used under stress, in the dark, and with gloves on. Incorporating cutting edge VCSEL technology for clearer, and more consistent illumination, with improved ergonomics and interface, the B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® remains unparalleled in performance.

For more information on the MAWL®-PTS, including its official release date, please watch www.ptssyndicate.com. For more information on the MAWL® and other B.E. Meyers & Co. products please visit www.bemeyers.com

MAWL® is a registered trademark of B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.

Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader Now Shipping

June 7th, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – June 6, 2019 – Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven, hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is now available at retailers online and in stores.

The .223/5.56 ASAP EML is the only product of its kind, and it is made with serious competitors and training facilities in mind. Users simply fill the 60 round hopper with loose .223/5.56 rounds, select the desired round count and press a button. The machine automatically orientates the ammunition and loads the magazine. Loading does not get any easier.

“The Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is on the cutting edge,” said Will Hemeyer, Butler Creek Senior Product Manager. “The EML represents our commitment to exceeding the expectations of accessory products used for magazine loading. For those looking for a fast and easy way to load rounds, the Butler Creek Electronic Magazine Loader is the perfect choice.”

With an easy-to-set round selection menu from 1 to 40, the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is faster, more accurate and easier on the thumbs than hand-loading. It can load 30 rounds in 45 seconds, while users concentrate on other tasks or instruction. It works with most AR15/M16 magazines and offers dual power supply via an AC adapter or lithium-ion batteries. It has a MSRP of $442.95.

www.butlercreek.com/electronic-magazine-loader

Hi-Point Firearms – ‘Name The Nine’ Contest

June 6th, 2019

For those of you who aren’t aware, Hi-Point revealed a new, unnamed, 9mm pistol design at this year’s SHOT Show. A more “modern” take on the C9, the new 9mm pistol featured a slide with front and rear charging serrations, a threaded barrel, a double-stack flush-fit 10 round mag, and interchangeable backstraps.

Now, Hi-Point is looking to the public to come up with a new name for this pistol, with their ‘Name The Nine’ contest. Running today through June 13th, entrants can visit Hi-Point’s website and enter their name for the new Hi-Point 9mm pistol. The best entries will be chosen by Hi-Point, and in the second phase of the contest, running June 18th through June 24th, visitors will be tasked with selecting their favorite name among the phase one winners.

The overall winner will, of course, receive one of the brand-new, yet-to-be-named pistols w/ personalized serial number, and 250 rounds of Barnaul 9mm ammo.

Good luck to the contest entrants! And good luck to Hi-Point, who’ll have to deal with the draining task of sorting through thousands of joke/meme entries.

www.hi-pointfirearms.com

Today Is The 75th Anniversary Of D-Day

June 6th, 2019

75 years ago today marks D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy. General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s address to the Allied Expeditionary Force who committed the operation can be read below:

Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.

The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to victory.

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory.

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

– General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces

High Speed Gear Launches Tourniquet TACO

June 5th, 2019

For Immediate Release – Swansboro, N.C. – High Speed Gear®, manufacturer of Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™, is proud to release a new nylon medical pouch, the Tourniquet TACO®.

Built from Cordura® nylon, this pouch is designed to retain most windlass-style tourniquets, such as SAM® XT, C-A-T®, SOF® TT, and SOF® TT Wide tourniquets, in one pouch. This new TACO® includes HSGI’s® unique shock cord design with an adjustable, removable Velcro® flap, which enables open-top use. The pouch also features a “hand-up” flap design that lifts the tourniquet up when opening to make it easier to grab. The four rows of laser-cut MOLLE provide flexibility to mount the pouch 1” up or 1” down with the included (1) HSGI® Clip.

“Carrying a tourniquet has become commonplace in everyday life. High Speed Gear’s new Tourniquet TACO makes that easier to do with its soft design and easily-accessible Velcro® flap,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear Vice President of Sales and Operations. “We always want to make it easier to carry the gear you need day in and day out.”

To complete your medical pouch needs, HSGI® has also released a full set of TQ and medical cross PVC patches. The 1.25” x 1.25” patches come in black, coyote brown or olive drab and can be purchased individually or in packages to attach to all your medical equipment. A TQ patch is included with every Tourniquet TACO®.

MSRP: $38.00

www.highspeedgear.com

About High Speed Gear®

The High Speed Gear® company, is dedicated to building the best 100% Made in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, and versatility. Satisfaction is guaranteed for all of our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly armed citizens. Our products are user driven and are designed based on the operational experiences of a wide variety of end users.

About Comp-Tac Victory Gear

Comp-Tac Victory Gear® is devoted to designing and manufacturing the highest quality concealed carry, competition, tactical holsters and related accessories on the market. Comp-Tac® products offer options that make it easy and comfortable to carry a firearm for all our customers: law enforcement, military, shooting sports enthusiasts and responsibly armed citizens. We build with the customer in mind, ensuring speed of manufacturing, quality of product, competitive pricing and superior customer service to support the desire to take responsibility for personal safety, security and recreational firearm use.

DoubleStar Exhibiting Full Blade Line at BLADE Show 2019

June 3rd, 2019

The entire DoubleStar blade line, including the newest addition, the Ahab Knife, will be on display at Booth 310 at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre, June 7 – 9, 2019.

Winchester, Ky. (June 2019) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols, and blades, will be exhibiting its complete blade line in Booth 310 at BLADE Show 2019, to be held in the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 7 – 9, 2019. DoubleStar’s newest addition to its blade line, the Ahab Knife, will be on display, as well as collaborations from Kim Breed, Hakim Isler, and Darrin Sirois. Product staples such as the Brimstone Folder Knife (with a new OD color), Drakon™ Blade, Fang™ Blade, MOTAC™ Blade, Fury™ Machete, Wrath™ CrashHawk, and Noogie™ Bottle Opener will also be at the booth. There will also be some unique one-offs designed by Blade Division Director Rob “Filo” Cabrera on display.

The Ahab Knife, made from 1084 Carbon Steel, is an everyday carry designed by Filo Bladeworks to be discrete and compact without sacrificing relevance. Elements like the oversized ring and precision thumb break provide the best amount of retention for quick deployment. The Ahab’s strong, lightweight construction makes it the perfect duty belt utility that will be there when you need it most. An oversized ring allows for gloved deployment, while a swedged spine at the point provides for better penetration. The Ahab Knife has precision jimping for proper thumb braking and screwed handle hardware for easy maintenance. Equipped with versatile eyelet locations, they provide adaptability to other attachment systems. It is PVD coated for a clean, sharp, durable finish. MSRP $84.99.

BladeShow-logo.pngBLADE Show, hosted by BLADE Magazine, the world’s number one knife community and publication, is the destination for the best selection of knives and knife products found anywhere. Globally recognized exhibitors and legendary makers gather under one roof to introduce attendees to the largest selection of blades, knives, and outdoor gear and accessories in the world. Over 700 tables, 450+ booths and 40 display tables of the world’s best and most in-demand knives will be on display. From renowned custom knife makers to the industry’s best in mass production, BLADE Show is a cut above the competition. Tactical, utility, hand-forged, camping, art, folding, hunting, kitchen, Damascus, military and other knives, as well as the equipment and materials to make, sharpen and maintain them; Japanese, European and other swords; tomahawks, collection displays, sheaths, multi-tools, antique bows and other cutlery collectibles will all be on display at the world’s largest knife show.

For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

Star Trek TNG Captain Picard Facepalm Bust – Bronze Edition

June 2nd, 2019

If you’re a fan of dated memes and Star Trek, and need something in your office or study that shows this, then you might want to get one of these Captain Picard Facepalm Busts from ThinkGeek. Manufactured by pop culture collectable maker IconHeroes https://www.iconheroes.com/, this bust depicts Picard mid-facepalm, complete with bronze colloration, and non-marring felt on the base.

You can get it at: www.thinkgeek.com/product/kukp

Rambo: Last Blood – Teaser Trailer

June 1st, 2019

In this latest (and last?) movie in the Rambo series, Rambo undertakes a mission to rescue the sister of a reporter from a Mexican cartel. It looks alright; plenty of explosions, booby traps, and violence, so definitely a Rambo film.

Rambo: Last Blood — In theaters September 20, 2019.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reveal Trailer

May 30th, 2019

They’re rebooting/reimagining the Modern Warfare series for this year’s CoD release. Fan favorite character Captain Price is back, along with a completely new story. Oh, and reportedly cross-play between Xbox One, PS4, and PC is going to be a feature, along with all DLC multiplayer maps being free content for all players.

Modern Warfare launches October 25th, 2019.

The LYRA EDC ‘Morphing’ Knife – Currently On Kickstarter

May 29th, 2019

LYRA is an EDC ‘Morphing’ knife, and the second Kickstarter campaign by California-based Horizon Knives. Named after (and inspired by the shape of) the constellation of the same name, the LYRA consists of a titanium grip/housing that folds out using a unique linkage system, and a 1.2″ D2 tool steel blade.

This linkage allows the LYRA to fold out from a compact 2″ stowed length to a full length of 4.7″, 3.2″ of which is the extended handle. This also has the added benefit of a full, four-finger grip.

While stowed, the blade is fully protected, and sits within a “U” channel.

The LYRA also features a lanyard hole for attaching to a pack or a keyring, and also makes for a solid, albeit unintentional, bottle opener.

The campaign is currently going strong, at about half-funding with 46 days to go (at the time of writing), so check out the campaign page below for more info:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/horizonknives/lyra-the-fascinating-titanium-morphing-everyday-carry-knife

Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Wins Open Division, Second Overall at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic

May 27th, 2019

Westport, Conn. (May 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 its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, took home the High Open Division and Second Overall titles at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic, held May 18, 2019 in Byram, Mississippi.

Vlieger competed against 259 competitors to finish with 1177.2938 match points and a time of 196.05. Watch the competition video here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnVliegerShooting/videos/339921083374248/.

“The 2019 Mississippi Classic was a movement intensive technical match with everything from 40-yard shots to a mop on 11 courses of fire. From sunshine to a thunderstorm, 25 – 100 percent humidity changes, and 55-90-degree temperature shifts, my equipment ran true throughout. My ammo loaded in Shell Shock Technologies’ cases ran flawlessly in the pouring rain the same as in the dry heat, and I couldn’t ask for better reliability. When you’re shooting 5,000 rounds a month to stay competitive, there is no room for questionable ammunition, and Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases keep me focused on the targets, not on my gear. Here’s to preparing for the next challenge!” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 55,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the 2019 Ohio State USPSA Cheely Custom Gunworks BUCKEYE BLAST, to be held May 31 – June 2, 2019, in Zanesville, Ohio.

Star Trek: Picard Teaser

May 26th, 2019

CBS is releasing a new series on their streaming service about Captain Picard 15 years after an unknown event, presumably after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.

Star Trek: Picard is “coming soon” to CBS All Access.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Official Teaser Trailer

May 24th, 2019

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800, respectively, in a movie directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, with a teaser synopsis which deliberately states the film takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Seems to be equal parts nostalgic pandering, and an overt attempt to try to discredit any other sequels or spin-offs of the Terminator franchise. All the same, it’s got guns, explosions, and a liquid-metal Terminator, so all the pieces are there. Hopefully it’s decent.

Kinda cool to see a Fostech Origin, though. I had to repeat that part a few times to confirm, but the skeletonized drum mag is a dead giveaway.

Terminator: Dark Fate is slated for a theatrical release November 1st, 2019.