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Parabellum Arms – M41A Pulse Rifle — Rubber band gun

April 17th, 2019

YouTube channel Parabellum Arms shows of this amazing home-made rubber band gun modeled after the M41A Pulse Rifle wielded by the Colonial Marines of the Alien franchise. The gun was developed over two different iterations, which feature an underslung pump-action rubber band launcher (w/ faux shell ejection), and a main rubber band launcher that can feed from detachable magazines, and is capable of both semi and automatic fire (with a rate of fire of 900 rounds per minute). The M41A also features ambi sling mounts, and a telescoping stock.

You can check out more of Parabellum Arms’ creations on his YouTube channel, and buy plans of the guns via his Etsy shop.

Common Sword Types Poster

April 15th, 2019

A nice addition to the office or mancave, this Common Sword Types poster from Etsy shop Zapista shows off various sword types of various cultures throughout history. In addition to a silhouette profile of each sword, the poster also features their name and length in both centimeters and inches.

www.etsy.com/listing/603945454/common-sword-types-swords-wall-art-sword

Heston 3D Solutions – Glock 33rd MagChuks

April 13th, 2019

No, this isn’t a late April Fool’s Day post, it’s an actual product you can order right now! Created by Heston 3D Solutions, MagChuks is, as the name implies, a product which allows you to craft a set of nunchuks out of two magazines, in this case Glock-pattern 33-round factory magazines. MagChuks securely mount around the factory 33-round baseplate, so no need to modify existing magazines to work with it. Additionally, the manufacturer notes that MagChuks are “100% guaranteed to guard your virginity.”, and are (seriously) patent pending.

Get yourself a set or two and you can practice some literal gun-fu.

www.h3dsolutions.com/magchuks/magchuks-glock-33rd

It Was The Emperor All Along!

April 12th, 2019

Gotta bring back papa Palpatine to undo all that Ryan Johnson screwiness.

DPX GEAR CELEBRATES TEN YEARS IN BUSINESS WITH TWO VERY LIMITED RUN EDITION KNIVES IN BOHLER M390 – THE DPX HEST 6 DECADE AND THE DPX ACULUS FLIPPER

April 9th, 2019

San Diego, CA – April 9, 2019 – DPx Gear, Inc. has released two limited run tenth anniversary knife models – the DPx HEST 6 Decade and the DPx Aculus Flipper.

DPx DECADE

The fixed blade combative knife, the DPx HEST 6 Decade, is available in 100 numbered units and features hollow Micarta™ scales and Bohler M390 blade steel. Also in M390 and featuring a new hollow grind blade, is DPx Gear’s first flipper release: the Aculus Flipper. Both knife models are available exclusively from DPx Gear and ready for immediate shipment.

“When DPx Gear began we started with one idea and one knife. Make the best quality knife for the best customers,” says Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear on his first design, the HEST Original. It was a surprisingly simple but strong survival knife.

The original HEST (Hostile Environment Survival Tool) featured paper Micarta handles, a multi-purpose design, large hollowed out and balanced handle, pry bar, wire breaker and managed to be both light and strong. It was an instant hit.

A decade later DPx Gear has made and sold a lot of knives to a lot of great customers who appreciate our “field first” design philosophy. Designing a knife based on what is needed not what the latest marketing trend is. Using the right steel for each application, creating classic designs, testing, tweaking, testing some more and only after RYP has used, abused, passed around and beaten up his designs do we go into production.

To make sure the execution matches the concept we only work with the world’s finest knife makers in America and Northern Italy.

So what did we learn in ten years? Keep it strong, keep it simple, keep it light, elegant and balanced. And make it for a lifetime of use, building in the pursuit of patina and extreme hard use as a badge of honor not an exception.

DPx HEST 6 DECADE

The HEST 6 design is a classic in that it combines military and outdoor survival requirements in a balanced, light ergonomic hard use knife.

The first thing you notice is how light and balanced the blade is. The other takeaway is how perfectly your fingers flow into the carefully designed contoured grip in both normal and reverse grip. The pommel is unique in that it allows complete thumb coverage in combatives and the rounded spine that delivers comfort over hours of hard use.

To celebrate a decade in business, we have selected a number of very limited run products. Combining our classic 6-inch design for SERE instructors and candidates with the classic Micarta handle and Cordura sheath.

They are individually numbered and engraved with the special DPx Gear 10th anniversary “Decade” logo. An additional twenty unnumbered but specifically engraved versions have been manufactured to be donated, auctioned or used to equip U.S. Special Operations units and in support of Veteran causes.

The DPx HEST 6 Decade comes in a black, MOLLE-compatible Cordura sheath with an extra storage compartment and can be purchased by visiting https://dpxgear.com/products/dpx-hest-6-decade.

Product Specifications

MSRP: $470.00

SKU: DPHSX012

Blade Length: 6.00″/ 150mm

Blade Steel: Bohler M390

Blade Thickness: 0.19″/ 5mm

Blade Finish: Stonewashed

Overall Length: 11.18″/ 284mm

Handle: Micarta

DPx ACULUS FLIPPER

The new flipper version of the mono block frame gentleman’s knife, the DPx Aculus Flipper has innovative changes for 2019, including a flipper configuration in a solid one piece frame and a hollow ground Bohler M390 blade.

The DPx Aculus is a hard use gentleman’s knife carved from a single block of Grade 5 aerospace spec 6Al4v titanium alloy.

The Aculus is an every day carry tool with beautifully fluid lines, exquisite ergonomics, and a tough blade of the highest quality and finish.

The frame is a single seamless machined piece of art, elegantly held together with only two screws. The Aculus was designed for undercover work, where professionals must dress in formal wear but must carry tools that cannot fail. The ergonomics had to work as a knife but also as a concealed hand held tool capable of dealing non-lethal pain to attackers.

The DPx Aculus Flipper features a unique wave pattern for superior grip, a flat head screw, that can be changed out to a tungsten carbide glass breaker (sold separately), a deep carry pocket clip and razor sharp Bohler M390 blade steel. It can be purchased only by visiting https://dpxgear.com/products/dpx-aculus-flipper.

Product Specifications

MSRP: $562.50

SKU: DPACF004

Blade Length: 3.26” / 83 mm

Blade Steel: Bohler M390

Blade Thickness: 0.14” / 3.50 mm

Blade Finish: Satin Finish

Overall Length: 7.71” / 196 mm

Closed Length: 4.33” / 110 mm

Handle: Sandblasted 6Al4v Titanium Bronze Anodized

About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

Winchester Ammunition Aligns with Desirae Edmunds, World Champion Sporting Clay Shooter

April 8th, 2019

EAST ALTON, Ill. (April 8, 2019)—Desirae Edmunds, one of the most decorated sporting clay target shooters in the world, is now a member of Team Winchester. Edmunds will represent The American Legend, competing exclusively with the famous Winchester AA® shotgun shells.

“Desirae is a proven, best-in-class target shooter and we are proud that she will now represent Team Winchester,” said Matt Campbell, vice president sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition.

For decades, some of the most dominant, competitive target shooters in the world have relied on Winchester ammunition products. Edmunds competes at more than 15 events around the globe, including the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) ‘Championship Tour’.

“To work with a legendary brand like Winchester is an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Edmunds. “I know that Winchester Ammunition will allow me to compete at the highest level in the shooting sports for a very long time. Winchester Ammunition is among the very best and I am proud to represent this iconic brand.”

About Desirae Edmunds—Desirae ‘Desi’ Edmunds began shooting at age 14, in Anchorage, Alaska, through the local Fish & Game program. Over the next several years, with her parents and local support, she began to shoot more leagues and weekend tournaments at her home club Grouse Ridge in Wasilla, Alaska. Harry Brunnhoelz Sr., owner of Grouse Ridge, gave Desi her first shooting lessons.

Desi competed in her first Nationals in 2004 and her first U.S. Open in 2005. These were the beginnings of many more years of travel for sporting tournaments. Since moving to Houston, Texas, in 2012, she has registered more targets than ever before. Desi shot her first World event in 2012 and since then, has amassed multiple National & World Championships for herself and her country.

Accomplishments—
• 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 NSCA Championship Tour Ladies 1st
• 2014, 2015 & 2016 PSCA Tour Ladies Champion
• 2014, 2015 US Open Lady Champion
• 2014, 2018 Lady National Champion
• 2015, 2017 World English Lady Gold
• 2018 World FITASC Lady Bronze
• 5x World Cup Ladies Bronze
• 8x Lady All-American
• 7x All-American Lady Captain (2013-Present)
• 14x Ladies Team USA

Grey Shop – Mordor Tac. Sportswear “Gop Tac”

April 6th, 2019

Russian-based Mordor Tac has manufactured what they call Gop-Tac Sportswear AKA the camouflaged track suit. Available in a variety of contemporary camouflage patterns, including MultiCam and A-TACS FG, this suit not only promises to allow the wearer “to be cheeki-breeki”, but is also made of high-quality PolyCotton fabric, and the white bands allow for the attachment of Velcro-backed patches.

grey-shop.ru/MordorTac-Gop-Tac-Suit

Winchester Announces Title Sponsorship of NSCA Championship Tour

April 4th, 2019

EAST ALTON, Ill. (April 4, 2019)— Winchester adds to its long-standing commitment to the shooting sports with the title sponsorship of the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Championship Tour.

The NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester, includes eight events throughout the United States featuring some of the most prolific sporting clays shooters in the world.

“We continue to align our legendary brand among the millions of shooting sports enthusiasts,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition. “The popularity of shooting sporting clays has risen and Winchester is excited to have its famous AA shotshell as the featured brand of ammunition on the NSCA Championship Tour.”

According to the most recent data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, approximately 10.5 million people participated in sporting clays shooting, compared to 8.4 million in 2009, which is a 25% increase.

“The Championship Tour events have become NSCA’s most prestigious and relevant tournaments, with implications for all our major recognition programs. But, they also present the opportunity for hundreds of our members at all levels and classifications to shoot alongside many of the best sporting clays competitors in the world,” said Michael Hampton, Jr., executive director of the National Sporting Clays Association.

NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester Event Dates:

Western Regional

Coyote Springs Sporting Clays, Tucson, AZ
April 8-14

U.S. Open

M & M Hunting Preserve, Pennsville, NJ
May 12-19

North Central Regional

Claythorne Lodge, Columbus, KS
June 12-16

South Central Regional

Providence Hill Farm, Jackson, MS
July 17-21

World English Sporting

Northbrook Sports Club, Hainesville, IL
August 5-11

Northeast Regional

Cardinal Shooting Center, Marengo, OH
September 4-8

Southeast Regional

Back Woods Quail Club, Georgetown, SC
October 2-6

2019 National Sporting Clays Championship

National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, TX
October 19-27

About Winchester

A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about the history of Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Winchester Ammunition is a proud supporter of the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe. For more information on the Own It? Respect It. Secure It.SM Initiative, please log on to: www.NSSF.org/ORS

Big Trouble In Little China: The Board Game

April 3rd, 2019

With there being a District 9 board game currently up for funding on Kickstarter, I was a bit curious to know what other properties got the niche board game treatment. And in what is both surprising but at the same time totally expected, the John Carpenter cult classic film (and one of my absolute favorite films of all time) Big Trouble in Little China is one of those properties. Created by board game company Everything Epic, the game has up to 4 players take on the role of heroes like Egg Shen, Wang Chi, and Jack Burton (of course) as they try to stop Lo Pan’s resurrection. It’s not a new game, as it was released last year, but Everything Epic did announce an expansion this year, Legacy of Lo Pan, which increases the player count to 6, and comes with a free Six Demon Bag to store dice.

If you want to pick up the game for yourself, here’s a (non-affiliate) Amazon link: www.amazon.com/Big-Trouble-Little-China-Game/dp/B07F5LKJKP

UF PRO to Unveil Breakthrough Invisible Cloaking Pattern

April 1st, 2019

Invisible Camo Flatlay

TRZIN, SLOVENIA (1 April 2019)— UF PRO® today announced it has discovered the Holy Grail of camouflage, a pattern impossible to see even when standing within arm’s length of the wearer.

The maker of advanced-technology tactical jackets, shirts, pants, hats, caps, and accessories said it plans to show off this camouflage at a private unveiling ceremony set at an undisclosed location. The company added that defence ministers and top military commanders from around the world are expected to attend for a first-hand look.

“There’s never been anything like this fully invisible camouflage because, to the human eye, there’s not anything there at all,” said a beaming Armin Wagner, head of UF PRO® product development.

“At UF PRO® we always strive to challenge the status quo,” he continued. “That’s why we decided to develop full-invisibility camouflage—and in so doing take our European and worldwide reputation as a best-in-class camouflage resource to a unique, new level. Specifically, a UF PRO® level.”

Wagner hailed the new product as a “masterpiece of invisibility.” He said the technical craftsmanship involved in its creation was unprecedented among makers of combat uniforms.

For more information about the invisibility camouflage, please watch this declassified video.

For more information about UF PRO®, its complete line of tactical gear, please go to ufpro.com.

District 9: The Boardgame – Now On Kickstarter

March 31st, 2019

Crowdfunding has become commonplace enough that even established companies are using it to greenlight what might be considered niche products. Such is the case with WETA Workshop and Trishula Entertainment’s Kickstarter campaign for a District 9 boardgame. Designed for 2-4 players, District 9: The Boardgame takes place during the film’s 3-day period as players pick one of 4 factions to salvage Prawn technology and take control of the district.

For more information on the game, the stretch goals, and to pledge, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/wetaworkshop/district-9-the-boardgame

Eight More Athletes Earn Team Status at Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection Match

March 30th, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 30, 2019) – Eight more athletes, including three Olympians and four Juniors, came to the U.S. Army Marksmanship’s Home of Champions in Fort Benning, Georgia and earned their spots in smallbore (.22 caliber) competition for the Pan American Games or two future World Cups on the final day of USA Shooting’s Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection Match. Airgun competition concluded Thursday with 13 athletes earning team status, four of whom also came back and earned team status in their smallbore events.

This match selected the competitors eligible to compete at the upcoming International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cups in Beijing, China and Munich, Germany; as well as for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru later this summer. Top-two finishers earned Pan American Game Team selection, while top-3 earned World Cup Team spots.

Olympian Nick Mowrer’s mastery of two different disciplines was again on display. A top finisher in Air Pistol, he came back two days later and finished third in Three-Position Rifle. Mowrer (Butte, Montana) is already the lone shooter ever to earn World Cup medals in two different shooting disciplines and now he’ll spend his summer shooting both guns for Team USA.

Reigning Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher (Springfield, Virginia) earned World Cup Team status in Air Rifle Thursday and then came back to finish second in Women’s Three-Position Rifle to earn a trip to the Pan Am Games. Pistol shooter Alexis Lagan (Boulder City, Nevada) also earned World Cup status Thursday in Air Pistol and then came back in Sport Pistol Saturday to make sure she was among the lucky few to represent the United States at this summer’s Pan Am Games as well.

After winning 10m Air Rifle Thursday, Tim Sherry (U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit/Highlands Ranch, Colorado) finished second in 50m Three-Position Rifle as the fourth athlete earning Team status in two events.

While those athletes enjoyed good performances throughout the week, another top smallbore performer included three-time Olympian Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colorado). His world-class Qualification score of 1183 Saturday helped him easily walk away with top billing and a 19-point margin of victory in Rapid Fired Pistol. The Leverett siblings, Henry and Jack, will be joining him as top-rising juniors on the World Cup circuit, while Henry (Bainbridge, Georgia) will compete alongside him in Lima after finishing second.

Two-time Olympian Michael McPhail (U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit/Darlington, Wisconsin) and his USAMU teammate Sarah Beard (Danville, Indiana) both excelled as well in winning the Three-Position Rifle contests battling through high winds Saturday. McPhail was the only competitor to shoot in the 1170s (1173/1172) on both days of Qualification while Beard was the only competitor to shoot in the 1160s (1166/1168). 2012 Pistol Olympian Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Alabama) earned Pan Am and World Cup Team status as well in Sport Pistol in a tight battle with Lagan.

Katie Zaun (Buffalo, New York) and Katelyn Abeln (Douglasville, Georgia) join the Leveretts as well as Hunter Battig (Colorado Springs, Colorado) as the rise of junior talent continues to infiltrate the top ranks of America’s Shooting Team. Zaun finished third behind Beard and Thrasher in Three-Position Rifle, and as a 15-year-old, becomes one of the youngest World Cup members of all time in rifle. Abeln will team with the Leveretts and Battig on the World Cup pistol team after finishing third in Sport Pistol. Last year, she finished runner-up at the Junior World Championships in this event.

Spots at the ISSF World Cups and Pan American Games are of particular importance as these are some of the remaining opportunities to earn quotas for the Olympic Games. An Olympic quota is essentially a country’s ticket to participate in a specific event in the 2020 Olympic Games. Earning an Olympic quota in competition ensures the country a spot in that particular event, not necessarily the athlete. Rifle and Pistol athletes will then earn slots on the U.S. Olympic Team via a trials system which can be viewed here: www.usashooting.org/library/Policies_and_Procedures/doc01203920190111105314.pdf.

For Paralympic athletes, this match is part of the selection process for the World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) World Cup in Osijek, Croatia and the Parapan American Games, also in Lima this summer. This year’s Parapan American Games will be the first time in which shooting will be contested. Earning top podium spots in the rifle events were Kevin Nguyen (USAMU/Westminster, California), Stetson Bardfield (Colorado Springs, Colorado), John Joss (USAMU/Corsicana, Texas). In Pistol, 2016 Paralympians Marco De La Rosa (San Antonio, Texas) and Mike Tagliapietra (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) earned wins in their respective events.

Pan Am Selection Results | World Cup Selection Results

Borderlands 3 Official Reveal Trailer

March 28th, 2019

If you’ve been hungry for a wackier take on the looter shooter than The Division or Destiny, then you’re in luck, because Borderlands 3 has been officially revealed. New characters, new environs, new enemies, and over a billion (procedurally-generated) guns, including at least one with legs. There’s no release date as of yet, but the Official Website for the game is noted to have more info starting April 3rd.

CMMG Adds .40 S&W

March 26th, 2019

Boonville, MO – CMMG tames the snappy .40 S&W by pairing it with its (patent pending) Radial Delayed Blowback (RDB) operating system in its BANSHEE™ and RESOLUTE™ models.

CMMG’s innovative Radial Delayed Blowback operating system incorporates a mechanical delay that forces the bolt to rotate and unlock, momentarily slowing the bolt carrier group, which allows chamber pressures to fall before cycling. This mechanical delay allows for reliable function with a wide variety of ammunition and removes the need for a heavy bolt, buffer and spring required in direct blowback systems. Radial Delayed Blowback significantly cuts felt recoil, directs more gas down the barrel resulting in cleaner function and real advantages when using a suppressor.

Unlike most Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC’s), CMMG rifles and pistols that feed from Glock magazines include the shooter-friendly Last Round Bolt Hold Open feature (patent pending).

A BANSHEE or RESOLUTE in .40 S&W is the perfect complement to millions of Glock .40 caliber handguns currently in the hands of American consumers and law enforcement.

The .40 S&W will be offered in both CMMG’s BANSHEE and RESOLUTE line of firearms, with barrel lengths of 5 inches, 8 inches and 16 inches. Starting at 4 pounds 12 ounces and an overall length of just 19.2 inches. One 22-round factory Glock .40 S&W magazine included where allowed.

www.cmmginc.com/product/pistol-banshee-300-mkgs-40-sw

High Speed Gear – Three New Products Added To The Duty Line

March 25th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SWANSBORO, N.C. – High Speed Gear® is pleased to announce the addition of three products to the Duty Line.

The HSGI® Duty Line of products functions the same as the originals, but features a sleeker front and hidden bungee, which is woven internally. This low-profile look provides the law enforcement community a less aggressive and PR friendly option for their duty belts, while still maintaining all the functionality of other HSGI® products. The HSGI® Duty Line is designed specifically for law enforcement organizations that are in jurisdictions looking to minimize an overly tactical appearance of their patrol officers.

New Duty Line Products:

Duty TACO®:
The TACO® is a single pouch and will hold most rifle-caliber magazines, radios, shotgun shell trays, flash bangs and more.

Duty Double Decker® TACO®:
The Double Decker® has one pistol-width pouch and one rifle-width pouch stacked front to back. The pouches will hold most rifle and pistol caliber magazines, radios, shotgun shell trays, flash bangs, multitools, small flashlights, pocket knives and more.

Duty Double Smoke Grenade TACO®:
This smoke grenade pouch has two side-by-side pouches that will hold most small smoke grenades and flash bangs, 40/37mm rounds and more.

“The Duty Line has been extremely popular with LE departments all around the world,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear® vice president of sales and operations. “Expanding the duty’s design features into additional products will give more law enforcement customers the gear they need to serve and come home safely.”

Features of Duty Line:

  • Sleeker overall appearance
  • Hidden bungee, woven inside of items for no-show appearance
  • Internal weaving protects shock cord on the outside edges
  • Include new universal clips which can mount to both MOLLE and belts up to 2”
  • To see the full duty line products please visit: www.highspeedgear.com.

    Gerber Center-Drive Plus

    March 23rd, 2019

    Gerber has released an updated model of their Center-Drive multitool, the Center-Drive Plus. The original Center-Drive was designed to allow one-handed access to the three major components of the tool: the pliers, bit driver, and blade. With the Center-Drive Plus, Gerber added spring-loaded scissors, and changed the original full edge blade to a partially-serrated blade. The components on the plus are now also tumble-finished, and the blade comes with a leather sheath, instead of the nylon sheath of the previous model.

    www.gerbergear.com/Multi-Tools/One-Hand-Opening/Center-Drive-Plus_30-001417

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Trailer 2

    March 21st, 2019

    So this new trailer for the upcoming John Wick 3 dropped today. Clearly, the series is becoming steadily more outlandish with every installment, but of course it’s still worth watching, because you definitely want to see how John fights off the combined efforts of a city full of assassins and a shadowy criminal organization.

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum premiers in theaters May 17, 2019.

    Bolt Action Pistol Builder Kits From Black Collar Arms

    March 20th, 2019

    Austin, TX (March 20, 2019) — Black Collar Arms is in production! Our Remington 700 short action-compatible Pork Sword Chassis will be shipping to customers next month. In the meantime we’re taking pre-orders (which, for a couple more weeks only, will come with a free Warfighter Tobacco cigar!) and have now made it even easier for our customers:

    Announcing the Pork Sword Chassis Builder Kit!

    Intended to provide most of the critical components for your pistol build project, we’ve bundled our 7075 aluminum chassis and 4-slot FARend with an SB Tactical FS1913 pistol brace and the pistol-length barrel of your choice. Then we’ve thrown in one of the best grips available for this size firearm, the ERGO Swift Grip, at no charge.

    With factory stripped actions starting at around $300 and magazines around $28, a complete Pork Sword Chassis pistol is possible for just under a thousand dollars.

    Click to Visit Our Builder Kit Page

    Announcing straightforward payment plans!

    Our $299.99 chassis and $125-$160 barrels are a heck of a deal, but we aren’t stopping at awesome prices. For all of our Builder Kits (and many future items) our customers now have the ability to put 33% down and pay the balance over the next two months. No fees or interest or anything silly like that.

    Announcing pistol-length barrels for the Remington 700!

    Off-the-shelf shorty barrels for the R700 aren’t easy to find, so we’ve done the hard work for you. We’re proud to offer 300 BLK, .458 SOCOM, and .308 Win barrels in lengths from 6.5 inches to 12.5 inches and starting at just $125!

    Quality is top notch with clean threads, square shoulders, 41V50 construction, and a really slick lock nut system. Most Remington 700 barrels must be installed professionally, but thanks to the Savage-style lock nut on these bad boys you can install at home with just a few readily-available tools. Heck, it allows caliber changes in about 15 minutes. All while retaining better-than-factory accuracy in most cases.

    Click to Visit Our Barrels Page

    Questions? Visit our “Building a Pork Sword Pistol” page to learn more about how to build a bolt action pistol. From components to process to other options, we tried to cover it all.

    More questions, feedback, concerns, or naughty pics to share? Email our boy Jeeves at manservant@blackcollararms.com or find us on Instagram, Facebook, and www.BlackCollarArms.com

    DPX GEAR ADDS THE KABUL COUNTRY CLUB LINE OF APPAREL TO THE WEBSITE

    March 18th, 2019

    San Diego, CA – March, 18, 2019 – DPx Gear has released the classic Kabul Country ClubTM logo apparel. This is second in a series of classic designs to be featured that represent the hostile environments that inspire and test DPx Gear products.

    Like the Mogadishu Yacht Club line before it, t-shirts will be available in multiple sizes, styles and colors ranging from XS to XXL and start at $33.50. Sleeveless, long sleeved and short sleeved variations in addition to hooded sweatshirts are made in the USA by American Apparel and sweat shop free.

    The Kabul Country Club logo and concept was designed by Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear. It is inspired by the actual Intercontinental Hotel and the Kabul Golf Club in Qargha, Afghanistan. Pelton has stayed there multiple times and has been a visitor since 1996.

    The logo pays homage to the classic 60’s tourist destination, once advertised as “the Switzerland of Asia” and commemorates the Afghans that have been in Kabul through decades of war.

    “Kabul still has remnants of the grand old days and I created a logo to honor and remember those tough-as-nails Afghans,” says Pelton of the logo.

    The golf course and hotel have seen many regime changes since its opening in the late sixties. Mohammad Afzel “Abdul”, who was arrested twice for the crime of golf, has been the manager and golf pro at the course since the late 70’s and embodies the “tough-as-nails” Afghan persona.

    The hotel made news recently when it was attacked in 2018. Pelton’s favorite room on the third floor of the hotel was blown up.

    They may be disheveled versions of their once glorious selves, but the mystique of the hotel and golf course live on through the logo.

    More items such as mugs, hats, and a restocking of patches and shot glasses will be added to the product line up as it is expanded.

    About DPx Gear

    Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

    Crimson Trace Electronic Sights Available

    March 15th, 2019

    (Wilsonville, OR) — America’s top brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced that several models of its recently released line of electronic sights for pistols and long guns are now widely available in retail outlets, stores and ranges across America. These innovative sights are designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters and recreational firearms enthusiasts. The sights include several fields-of-view and reticle choices, and the electronic sights also utilize existing industry standards and installation features that ensure after-market compatibility with a wide variety of firearms and mounting systems.

     

    The new Crimson Trace electronic (battlesights and red dot) sights now available include:

    *CTS-1100 is a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view and up to 10X levels of brightness. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 Picatinny mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.

    *CTS-1300 is an open red dot sight with 3.5 MOA round dot aiming reticle. The sight provides 1X magnification and up to 7X brightness with a high efficiency LED.  This compact open reflex sight is designed for use on shotguns or rifles and utilizes a low-profile M1913 Picatinny mounting platform. This electronic sight is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum housing and is covered under a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

    Crimson Trace electronic sights provide excellent light transmission and can be used in low-light conditions. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $199. Users will find the complete sight line offers many advantages.  They are secured in a machined aluminum housing; utilize multi-coated optics to provide a vivid edge-to-edge view; are shock-resistant, dust-proof, and fog-proof; and, all sights permit the user to adjust brightness levels to meet individual preferences and changing light conditions. Each open red dot sight comes equipped with a cover to protect the sight and to keep it clean. These sights are covered under the Crimson Trace Free Batteries for Life program.

    Full details on these new sights, and the 400-plus laser sights with green or red diodes, can be reviewed at www.crimsontrace.com.

    Doom: Annihilation Trailer

    March 13th, 2019

    There was a film based on the popular video game franchise ‘Doom’ that was released in 2005; it starred Karl Urban and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, featured monsters which were the result of genetic experimentation rather than demons from Hell, and aside from a pretty cool first person sequence, was largely forgettable, and didn’t really do its namesake justice.

    Somehow, this more recent attempt to bring Doom to the big small screen looks even worse – as you can probably guess by the quality of the footage, the effects, and the acting, it’s a straight-to-home-release production. Plus, there’s not even a Doomguy / Doom Slayer, just a bunch of generic space marines; y’know, the guys that got slaughtered by the forces of Hell before Doomguy tore through them with superhuman ability, and enough firepower to start a small war.

    Tellingly, the official DOOM twitter account even released a tweet stating: “We’re not involved with the movie.” Whether you take the statement as a passive-aggressive dig against the quality of the trailer, or a pure statement of fact with no double meaning, it’s clear after the excellent DOOM 2016 and what’s been shown of DOOM: Eternal, that no one on those teams had any input in this film’s production.

    No definite release date has been announced, but expect Doom: Annihilation to hit various video on demand services later this year.

    5.11 LAUNCHES 5.11 ABR ACADEMY AT COMPANY-OWNED RETAIL STORES

    March 12th, 2019

    Irvine, Calif. (March 12, 2019) – Global leader in innovative tactical apparel, footwear and gear, 5.11 Tactical, is officially launching a program of instructional classes hosted at its 45 company-owned retail stores throughout the U.S. The 5.11 ABR (Always Be Ready) Academy events are free to the public and will be held monthly at different company-owned retail locations nationwide. The 5.11 ABR Academy shows 5.11’s commitment to the 5.11 Always Be Ready mentality extending beyond just a customer’s apparel, footwear and gear.

    “One of the main focuses of 5.11’s company-owned retail expansion plan is to make 5.11 stores experiential retail destinations,” said 5.11’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Jeff Roberts. “We will provide our consumers with not only the gear they need to be ready – but also practical experiences to help them be prepared too.” Roberts continues, “Our 5.11 ABR Academy program will transform our stores into more than just a point of sale – they’ll serve as the interactive consumer destinations we always intended for our stores to be.”

    The clinics themselves will provide attendees with lessons in readiness skills within five main areas of training: trauma care, self-defense, everyday/concealed carry, fitness and outdoor adventure. Each class will be hosted by certified experts in each field and provide consumers with first-hand learning and guidance in these areas of practice. The 5.11 ABR Academy mission is to empower the community to “Always Be Ready.”

    To learn more about 5.11’s ABR Academy and see a list of events nationwide, please visit: www.511tactical.com/ABRAcademy

    For more information on 5.11, its product offerings or in-store events, please contact: pr@511tactical.com.

    About 5.11 Tactical
    With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who always have to be ready. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores.

    Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Find a full list of 5.11 company-owned retail stores at https://www.511tactical.com/locations/. Connect with 5.11 on Facebook, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical and #511tactical

    IWA 19 – Something For The Kids From Kombat.UK

    March 10th, 2019

    This post from SSD shows off a line of impressive kids playsets from Kombat.UK, mostly available in British Terrain Pattern (British MultiCam variant).

    Kombat.UK showed a line of playsets for the junior commando in your life.

    VSSL Camp Supplies On Kickstarter

    March 9th, 2019

    VSSL is back with another Kickstarter campaign, this time for a Camp Supplies package. The VSSL Camp Supplies consists of a waterproof aluminum tube, stocked with “over 70 pices of essential outdoor gear”. The VSSL comes with a 4-mode (Bright, Dim, Red, SOS Flash) 200 lumen LED light, with a long press activation and wateproof body; it features a maximum run time of 40 hours (20 hrs on max brightness). Also included is an oil-filled precision compass, with an operating temperature of 14 – 122 degrees F. Kit-wise, the VSSL’s contents are split between minature tins which contain components to fulfill various roles:

    – Mini first aid kit
    – Bamboo cloth
    – Fishing Kit
    – Rope and razor blade
    – Firestarter kit
    – Water purification kit
    – Wire saw
    – Misc gear kit
    – Adventure tape

    The project has already met its funding goals, but if you still want to contribute, check out the link below:

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/toddweimer/vssl-camp-supplies

    RAGE 2 – Wasteland Superhero Trailer

    March 7th, 2019

    This is a pretty great trailer for the upcoming RAGE 2, which fully embraces the game’s over-the-top, wacky nature – gratuitous violence, powerful weapons, nanotrite abilities, and Mad Max-meets-Sci-Fi aesthetic.

    RAGE 2 will be available on May 14, 2019.