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NERF Zombie Strike Nailbiter

May 19th, 2019

With the post-apocalyptic-DIY aesthetic of NERF’s Zombie Strike series, I suppose it was only a matter of time until a blaster modeled after a nailgun would be introduced to the line. However, the Nailbiter, as it’s called, actually happens to be one of the cooler blaster designs to come out lately. Requiring “no priming” / chambering of a dart, the Nailbiter feeds from an 8-dart “vertical indexing clip” which feeds upwards as it fires (see below video). The blaster is compatible with NERF stock and barrel extensions that work with other N-STRIKE and Zombie Strike blasters, and an accessory rail on the bottom of the blaster allows for the attachment of additional accessories.

You can pick this one up wherever NERF blasters are sold.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-zombie-strike-survival-system-nailbiter-blaster

Violent Little Machine Shop Has Your John Wick Needs Covered

May 17th, 2019

“John Wick 3” releases today and VLMS has some cool items for you fans.

Gold Coin Patch Set

Continental Hotel Notepad

“Baba Yaga” Morale Patch

Strike-Hold! – Top 10 Must-Have Airsoft Guns That Don’t Exist – Yet

May 16th, 2019

One advantage of airsoft over ‘real steel’ firearms, is you can own airsoft replicas of guns that would normally be out of reach of civilian hands. Having a gas-powered, training-grade airsoft clone of a select-fire, cool guy gun, like, say, an MP7, sure beats not being able to have one at all. However, even with the myriad awesome airsoft replicas out there (Stoner 99 LMG, anyone?), some guns – whether they be classic, early 20th century weapons, rare pre-production models that never got far past the prototype stage, or modern firearms still in development – are just begging for an airsoft replica, but inexplicably don’t have one available. Strike-Hold! has compiled a list of 10 of these guns that are just begging for an Airsoft replica.

It’s a good read, so check it out at the link below:

strikehold.net/2019/05/15/top-10-must-have-airsoft-guns-that-dont-exist-yet

Seriously, why hasn’t anyone come out with an airsoft G11 yet?

Star Trek TOS Gorn Latex Mask

May 15th, 2019

Arguably, it’s a bit early to start prepping for Halloween, but on the off-chance you were planning on wearing a Gorn costume this year, you may want to take a look at Trick or Treat Studios‘ (the same folks behind the awesome ‘They Live’ mask) Gorn Latex Mask. Officially licensed by CBS, this high-quality mask is based off the ‘Gorn’ fought by Captain Kirk in the classic ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Arena’. It’s available for pre-order now, with an expected ship date of September 30th.

Honestly, though, this is really an excuse to lead into the classic primitive gunpowder canon scene from the same episode.

www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/original-series-movie-era-c-10_338/star-trek-tos-gorn-latex-mask-p-26210

Hazard 4 – Plan-B Hard Sling Pack

May 13th, 2019

This is the Plan-B Hard, the hardshell version of Hazard 4’s Plan-B Sling Pack. Made of 1000D Cordura nylon over a molded-foam shell, the Plan-B Hard features an abrasion-resistant exterior, and padding throughout protects the interior.

The Plan-B Hard features multiple internal compartments that offer a degree of modularity. These compartments can also be completely removed to store one larger item.

The backpad of the Plan-B Hard is molded and abrasion-resistant, and is designed to conform to the spine and ventilate sweat. Additional features include exterior PALS/MOLLE webbing, YYK zippers, and Hazard 4’s patented Hardpoint attachment system for the optional attachment of additional loops, PALS/MOLLE panels, lights, etc.

https://www.hazard4.com/planb-hard.html#

Thunderball Spectre Ring Prop Replica

May 12th, 2019

Website ‘Monsters In Motion’ is currently offering a pre-order sale on a prop replica of the SPECTRE ring from Thunderball, manufactured by Factory Entertainment. Sized at ring size 11, these replicas are “handcrafted in 14K yellow gold over solid sterling silver, with the recessed black enamel SPECTRE insignia accented by polished rhodium.” Simply put, these are a decently high-quality prop replica, with a price to match: $249.99. Each ring also comes with a gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity, and the run will be limited to 500 pieces.

www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-fj-c-5_258/james-bond-007-thunderball-spectre-ring-prop-replica-p-26573

Goat Story – Goat Mug

May 10th, 2019

Drinking Horns are one of those cool ‘ancient warrior’ ways to quaff your favorite brew (or any beverage, really; no judgements here), second only to drinking from the repurposed skulls of your enemies. However, they’re not the most practical drinking vessel, due to their shape. And, sure, purpose-made stands do exist for horns, but what if there were a more practical way to carry a horn with you, everywhere you go?

Well, Goat Story has their own take on the portable Drinking Horn in the Goat Mug. It’s a coffee mug horn that comes with a drink sleeve/holder made of leather or faux leather. This sleeve doubles as a stand for the horn, so it can readily be set on a surface. The Goat Mug also comes with a couple of straps, for attaching the horn to a bag, or even strapped around your shoulders.

www.goat-story.com/products/goat-mug-brown

Apocalypse Now – Final Cut Trailer

May 8th, 2019

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam War Epic Apocalypse Now, there will be a limited release of a ‘Final Cut’ of the film, in select theaters on August 15th. This Final Cut is restored from the original film negatives to 4K quality, with 5.1 Dolby surround sound, and the film has been reedited by Coppola with a runtime that is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. If you’re more of a home viewer type, a 4K Ultra HD release will also be made available on August 27th.

Kimber – EVO SP Raptor

May 6th, 2019

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The EVO SP Raptor is the newest addition to Kimber’s EVO SP line of single-stack, sub-compact, striker-fired 9mm carry pistols. The Raptor designation comes from the aggressive horizontal front and rear cocking serrations present on the slide, as well as the feathered logo grip panels and backstrap panel.

EVO SP Raptor Details

The EVO SP Raptor features a 3.16″ stainless steel, match grade barrel; a stainless steel slide with an FNC finsh, overlaid with Kimpro Sliver; and an aluminum frame with Kimpro Silver finish. Dimensionally, the SP Raptor comes in a 6″ long, 4″ tall, and 1″ wide, making it easily concealable. Additional features include a 7+1 round capacity, ledged tritium night sights, right or left-hand configurable magazine release, striker indicator, and an aluminum trigger factory set with a 6-7 lbs pull weight.

www.kimberamerica.com

colinfurze – Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase

May 5th, 2019

Here’s a video from YouTube channel colinfurze, which details the creation of an “Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase” inspired by the one in the Kingsman movie. Of course, I’m sure many of you are aware of H&K’s MP5k Operational Briefcase, which is the real world basis for the briefcase gun in the aforementioned movie.

You can check out more of colinfurze’s videos via their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp68_FLety0O-n9QU6phsgw

Today is Free Comic Book Day!

May 4th, 2019

As is always the case with the first Saturday of May, it’s Free Comic Book Day! Stop on by your local comic shop to pick up some of the 51 free titles being offered.

For full details, check out the Free Comic Book Day website: www.freecomicbookday.com

Orc Wars – Official Trailer

May 2nd, 2019

Orc Wars is a trailer for a fantastically schlocky premise where a lone protagonist takes on a horde of fantasy-style orcs with modern firearms. The CGI is noticeably Sci-Fi Channel (I’m not calling it SyFy) bad, but the costumes for the orcs are actually pretty great, and it looks like an overall fun film.

You can support the creators, Arrowstorm Entertainment, via their Patreon page: www.patreon.com/arrowstorm

Kenneth Chan – Asian Tactical Conical Helmet

May 1st, 2019

This is a concept for a Asian Tactical Conical Helmet by Creator/Artist/Painter/Illustrator/Designer Kenneth Chang. Combining aspects of a modern ballistic helmet and an Asian Conical Hat, the Asian Tactical Conical Helmet would be constructed of NIJ Level IIIA PE with a 4-point chin strap and NIJ Level II rated bulletproof headband, with obligatory helmet pads and accessory mounts. Various ballistic panels would be mountable on the exterior, including some hanging panels of NIJ Level III material to protect the neck and upper back. Rounding out the design is an NVG mount. It would come in at 30cm / 1 ft in diameter, and about 2.5kg / 5.5 lbs fully loaded.

It’s a really cool concept, and practicality aside, I’m sure plenty of people would love to get their mitts on an actual release.

You can check out more of Kenneth Chan’s concepts via his Artstation page: kennethchan512.artstation.com

AKBlasterMOD – ESPER 3D Printed Dart Blaster

April 30th, 2019

The NERF aftermarket is pretty extensive, and it’s gotten to the point where there’s even build kits for custom blasters available for purchase. One such example is this ESPER 3D printed blaster available from AKBlasterMOD. Based on a design by NERF custom part designer Captain Slug, the ESPER is a pump-action blaster that feeds from custom magazines, and fires half-darts. As previously mentioned, this is a build kit, so assembly and finish work to remove burrs is required.

www.etsy.com/listing/701689635/worker-mod-f10555-pump-action-esper-3d

Tim Mee Toys – 22 Inch Dominator Tank – Olive Drab

April 27th, 2019

This is the Dominator M60A2 Battle Tank from US-based toy manufacturer Tim Mee Toys. Coming in sized at 18.75″ (22″ w/ barrel) x 8.25″ x 9.25″, the Dominator is deliberately sized for 3.75″ figures – like those from the 80s G.I. Joe line.

This is appropriate because the Dominator is actually a reproduction of a similarly named line of generic tanks manufactured by PROCESSED PLASTIC COMPANY (Tim Mee’s parent company) in the early 90s to work with the aforementioned Joe figures, and other similarly-sized action figures.

Made of Olive Green HDPE plastic, the Dominator features a fully-rotating turret, a commander’s cupola that rotates 90 degrees, a storage trunk, an elevating gun barrel, retractable hatches, and functioning wheels. This tank comes complete with a sticker sheet of reproduction patriotic stickers and shooting star graphics.

timmeeusa.com/collections/featured-items/products/jl-timmee-tank-dominator-olive

Picatinny Rail Dipping Sauce Holder

April 25th, 2019

What you’re looking at is a picture of a model for a 3D printable dipping sauce holder that mounts to a Picatinny rail. For when you’re oper8ing and need easy access to sauce for your tactical tendies. It’s perfectly sized for a Chick-Fil-A sauce packet, and would presumably fit similarly-sized containers from other restaurants.

You can get the file here: www.thingiverse.com/thing:3372887

IGB Austria – 16″ Glock Barrel

April 24th, 2019

YRS Inc. is currently selling IGB Austria 16″ barrels for Glock 9×19 and .357 SIG models. The barrels are made of non-specified “European high grade barrel steel”, with a plasma nitride finish, and a 1:10 twist rate with button rifling. In all seriousness, using one of these barrels offers a quick, drop-in method to convert a Glock into a pistol caliber carbine, when combined with a conversion kit, such as a RONI. However, these barrels are designed to function as is when installed, so if having a Glock capable of shooting down the Batwing is your goal, have at it!

www.yrsinc.com/en/glock-16-barrel-igb-austria-16-inch-barrel-for-glock-17-17l-20-21-22-24-31-34-35

Also available for .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, and .45 ACP model Glocks.

Shot Tower: How Lead Shot Is Made

April 22nd, 2019

This interesting video from 1950 shows how lead shot for shotshells used to be made in a shot tower in Edmonton, Greater London. Shot Towers were in use for making lead shot since the late 18th century, although this process has largely been supplanted with modern manufacturing techniques, such as the Bliemeister method.

SIG SAUER Introduces the SIG AIR P365 BB Pistol

April 21st, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 17, 2019) – From the SIG AIR division, SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new P365 BB Pistol.  Modeled after the award winning SIG SAUER P365 everyday, high capacity, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense.

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

“The SIG P365 9mm pistol has won numerous awards for its concealability, performance, and exceptional magazine capacity and has quickly become the top choice for concealed carry,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “Our new P365 BB Pistol will give P365 owners and others who carry for personal protection a training tool of the highest quality when a trip to the range for live fire is not possible.  The P365 BB Pistol has similar balance and handling characteristics as the centerfire model and holds 12-rounds for realistic training. The drop magazine also allows fast and easy reloading.”

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

P365 BB Pistol:

Total length: 5.75”

Barrel length: 3.25”

Weight:  0.8 lbs

Finish:  Black

Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps

Caliber:  4.5 mm Steel BB

Magazine Capacity:  12

Power Source:  CO2

The P365 BB will be on display at the SIG SAUER Booth (#3912) at National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26 – 28, 2019.  The P365 BB will be available to consumers summer 2019.

MSRP: $99.99

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

HARDCORE TACTICS – Nekomimi Helmet Ears

April 20th, 2019

From HARDCORE TACTICS, the brilliant minds behind Mag Pants, comes Nekomimi Helmet Ears. For when your tactical helmet isn’t quite moe enough, just stick these Velcro loop-compatible cat ears on top, and you’re good to go. They’re made of lightweight nylon, and come in three colors: Black, Coyote Brown, and MultiCam.

You can get them at www.weaponoutfitters.com/new-arrivals/hardcore-tactics-nekomimi-helmet

Palmetto State Armory – “Approval-15” Stripped AR Lower Receiver

April 18th, 2019

PSA has released many ‘meme’ lowers, and has more in the pipeline, but the “Approval-15” is arguably the greatest so far. It features the (in)famous ATF Guy (Peter Parker from the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon with an ATF ballcap photoshopped onto his head) prominently on the magwell and the selector switch markings ‘no & no’ (safe), ‘maybe, but no’ (semi), and ‘yes, but really no’ (full-auto). Like all PSA lowers, the “Approval-15” is built to MilSpec standard, made of forged 7075-T6 aluminum with a MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black anodized finish.

It’s also reportedly only being offered once, so if you want to get one for yourself, now’s the time.

palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar-15-approval-15-stripped-lower-receiver

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.