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NERF Zombie Strike Ripchain

December 12th, 2018

Honestly, the zombie craze peaked years ago, but that doesn’t stop NERF’s Zombie Strike from having some cool blasters, and the Ripchain is no exception. The Ripchain is a fairly bulky, pump-action blaster with the typical ‘Zombie Strike’ aesthetic: neon green and orange body, pistol grip that looks like it’s wrapped with hockey tape, etc. The Ripchain’s namesake is the unique ‘chain’ ammo belt feeding mechanism, which loads up to 25 darts. It comes with 25 of the neon green zombie-themed darts, but can also load any standard-sized NERF blaster darts. But the best part? It has slamfire capability, so you can hold that trigger down and just keep slamming darts away, like a trench gun.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Goes Green with Toy Soldier Green Army Men Christmas Special

December 11th, 2018

Honestly, I’m not completely familiar with Tripwire Interactive, or the game Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, but any game that lets you play as little green army men is alright in my book. Even better that it’s free content released for the holidays. The full release can be read below:

Tripwire Interactive Celebrates the Holidays with Free Christmas Themed Map and Seasonal Helmet for All Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Players

ROSWELL, Ga. – Tuesday, December 11 – Tripwire Interactive, Antimatter Games and the Green Army Men Team announced today the launch of the Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Christmas Special, the toy-sized update for the award-winning and critically acclaimed first-person shooter. Starting today and running through the first week of January 2019 on Steam, players can look forward to taking part in the gritty and strategic 64-player player matches Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is famous for on a brand-new Christmas-themed map where miniature toy soldiers vie for control over fortresses spread throughout a cozy home decorated for the holidays. Take cover behind building blocks, use race car tracks to access new areas, and take advantage of the toy helicopters to gain the high ground. The Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – Green Army Men Christmas Special update is available for free to all players who own the game. In addition, as part of today’s update, players can also look forward to a free Seasonal M1 Helmet and a host of seasonal themed achievements. And, of course, all the normal Vietnam content will remain available to all players, in case you’ve had too much festivity and need to run through the jungle some more! Available now on PC, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is the sequel to Rising Storm, PC Gamer magazine’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year,’ published by Tripwire Interactive and developed by Antimatter Games. Command your team to victory in massive 64-player battles with authentic weapons, aircraft, and maps that pit conventional military forces against guerilla forces.

SB Tactical Releases the CZPDW Pistol Stabilizing Brace – Ultimate Upgrade for the CZ Scorpion EVO S1 Pistol

December 10th, 2018

Saint Petersburg, Fla. (December 10, 2018) – SB Tactical®, inventors and manufacturers of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace®, is now shipping the CZPDW™. Designed specifically for the CZ Scorpion EVO S1 pistol, the CZPDW offers three-position adjustability with a fast and convenient pull-through design. The CZPDW greatly enhances the usability of the firearm by adding a third point of contact for stabilization and does not change the classification of a pistol in accordance with GCA provisions.

“The CZPDW will make the popular CZ Scorpion EVO S1 pistol perform even better,” said Alex Bosco, inventor and CEO of SB Tactical. “The speed and ease of adjustability will allow the shooter to custom fit the perfect point of contact for maximum control and accuracy.”

The CZPDW is provided as a complete assembly, ready-to-install, and utilizes the established Manticore Arms Scorpion Evo Slider Stock housing that is made of 6061 hard-coat anodized aluminum and features an integral QD sling attachment. Offered in black and FDE, the CZPDW weighs 13.1 ounces and measures 3.25” collapsed, 7.0” at mid-point, and 9.25” fully extended. The CZPDW is BATFE compliant, veteran-designed, and proudly manufactured in the USA.

For more information visit www.sb-tactical.com and follow @SB Tactical on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Smell The Hydraulic Fluid, Feel The Shake Of The Rotors In Memoir Of Special Operations Unit Member

December 9th, 2018

Parker, CO, December 7, 2018—There are few of us who have experienced what Special Operations team members have felt during a perilous and secretive mission. David Burnett has and he’s chronicled it in his powerful memoir, Making a Night Stalker.

Burnett opens up the highly secretive world of the Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), the most accomplished and secretive special ops aviation unit on the globe. The importance of teamwork and heroism are driven home to readers in taut prose that brings to life what it is like to be at the knife’s edge, knowing a moment of inattention can bring catastrophe to you and your closest comrades.

His journey starts in a conventional Army unit where he feels unfulfilled. The lack of responsibility drives him to pursue the goal of becoming an MH-47G Chinook helicopter crew chief in the world’s most secretive unit. Despite obstacles and endless training, he’s finally able to set foot on the aircraft. Achieving FMQ (Fully Mission Qualified) crew chief takes additional years of training and deployments, but after achieving the sought after role, he is honorably discharged from the military. Burnett also explores his PTSD, which drove him to alcohol. The beast was finally tamed through taking up writing, he said.

For those whose only experience of war has been through media headlines, Burnett’s book presents a vivid picture of the vaunted Special Operations Aviation unit and the toll it takes on its members.

Author David Burnett was born and raised in Parker, Colorado. After a few semesters of college, he enlisted in the Army in 2008. He was stationed with 563rd ASB as a 15U (Chinook helicopter repairer). After realizing his job in the regular Army was not as fulfilling as he had hoped, he applied for 160th SOAR. He went through countless years of training and deployed with the unit five times before deciding he wasn’t going to reenlist. He put pen to paper after receiving an honorable discharge from the unit and began writing his story.

More information on David Burnett can be found at www.makinganightstalker.com.

Avengers: Endgame Teaser Trailer

December 7th, 2018

You got farmer Thanos, Ant-Man, and Hawkeye’s return as Ronin, an identity he’s taken up in the comics after the events of Civil War, so pretty appropriate for this film. Sure, we all know that it’s going to end with Thanos defeated and things more-or-less returned to normal, but it’s the how that matters, not the outcome.

Avengers: Endgame releases April 26th, 2019.

Tasmanian Tiger HYP Belt, Built for Duty, Made for Everyday Wear

December 6th, 2018

Tasmanian Tiger’s HYP 40mm belt is a game changing belt for professionals that require mission customization and hassle-free travel wear.

Miramar, Fla. (December 2018) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., introduces a new concept in belts for professionals. Designed to optimize customization of add-on pouches, gear and holsters, the TT HYP 40mm belt features MOLLE spaced cut-outs on a highly durable, double-sided coated 700 D TPU-CORDURA® platform.

The adjustable and partially elasticized lightweight belt features a super low profile and has the Tasmanian Tiger logo on the plastic, quick release buckle. Made extremely rugged for serious everyday wear, whether on the job or as an everyday belt, the TT HYP 40 mm belt is made entirely without metal parts, making it a breeze for frequent flyers to pass through TSA gates without requiring removal.

TT HYP 40mm Belt Specs:

Fabric: TPU CORDURA 700 den
Weight: 2.5oz / 70g
Dimensions: 47 x 1.5in/ 120 x4cm
Colors: Black, Coyote
MSRP: $12.95

Tasmanian Tiger® will have its official US launch at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 22 – 25, 2019 at Booth #20663 in the Venetian Ballroom on Level 2. The new website www.tasmaniantigerusa.com and social platforms will also launch during January.

EuroOptic.com – Heckler & Koch 94/MP5k With S&H Auto Sears

December 5th, 2018

Do you hate money? Do you have an itch that can only be scratched by stamped receiver, roller delayed blowback German transferable machine guns? Then you might want to take a look at EuroOptic.com’s H&K 94/MP5K with S&H Auto Sears package. Converted by S&H Arms MFC Co. of Owasso, OK, this package consists of three fully-transferable Class III MP5 rifles, with consecutive serial numbers. The three conversions consist of a fixed stock MP5 with a 3-lug barrel attachment, an MP5 SD with retractable stock, and an MP5k with retractable stock and vertical grip.

All three feature the West German trigger group and paddle magazine release, and come with the original paperwork and S&H’s conversion manuals.

The price? A paltry $150,000.00. And, hey; free CONUS shipping!

www.eurooptic.com/Heckler-Koch-94-MP5K-with-S-H-Auto-Sears

SIG SAUER Partners with Black Rifle Coffee Company for Exclusive Coffee Club Member Discount at SIG Web Store

December 4th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (December 5, 2018) – Just in time for the holiday shopping season SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Black Rifle Coffee Company exclusive to the membership of their Black Rifle Coffee Club.

The Black Rifle Coffee Club is a coffee subscription service where members choose their brew and it’s shipped for free every month, or more frequently. Members of the Black Rifle Coffee Club will now receive an exclusive 15% off discount code for use at the sigsauer.com web store.

The sigsauer.com web store features the wide range of SIG SAUER products including electro-optics, ammunition, airguns,magazines, gear, accessories, apparel, parts, and gifts.

Sign up today for the Black Rifle Coffee Club and start enjoying this exclusive 15% off discount site wide at the sigsauer.com web store.

The SIG SAUER equipment used by Team SIG Pro Shooter Daniel Horner including the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6 riflescope, KILO2400ABS Rangefinder, .223REM SIG Elite Match Competition Ammunition, and 9MM SIG Match Elite Competition Ammunition can be purchased online at sigsauer.com/store or retailers everywhere.

Strike Industries – Safety Selector Switch Stickers

December 3rd, 2018

Add some flare to your Mil-Spec AR-15 with the new Strike Industries Safety Selector Switch Stickers! Instead of the boring old “SAFE” and “FIRE”, try “spicing” up your range time with one of our several stickers! Sure, switching from SAFE” to “FIRE” is satisfying, but switching from “NO PEW” to “PEW” really gets the adrenaline pumping.

Strike Industries Selector Stickers is a great alternative to paying for custom engraving on your lower receivers. Price: $7.95.

www.strikeindustries.com/shop/si-ar-lrss

Negan From The Walking Dead In Tekken 7

December 2nd, 2018

So this one’s a little weird, but as part of the latest batch of downloadable characters for the fighting game Tekken 7, they’ve put Negan from The Walking Dead tv series in as a character, and he’s actually being voiced by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Thanks to the power of cross-promotion, you have a guy with a barbed wire-wrapped bat, fighting against oftentimes supernatural martial artists. And his guest stage is the trailer scene from the season six finale.

Nomad Defense Co. – Nomad 9 Frame

December 1st, 2018

Nomad Defense Co.’s Nomad 9 is a stripped pistol frame that is compatible with Gen4 G19 components. Built with improved ergonomics over the stock Glock frame, the Nomad 9 features an extended beavertail; a contoured grip with no finger grooves; a raised trigger guard to allow for a higher grip, which is also enlarged for better use with gloves; and a forward thumb ledge, similar to the ‘gas pedal’ found on many modern competition pistols. The Nomad 9 also features a factory ‘rock grip’ texture, a MIL-STD 1913 spec accessory rail, flared magwell, and three interchangeable backstrap sizes.

Because of design changes when compared to a Glock-spec frame, the Nomad 9 is not guaranteed to be compatible with many G19-compatible holsters, however Nomad Defense is working with several holster makers to develop holsters for the Nomad 9.

For more information, and to find out where to buy, visit www.nomaddefenseco.com

SIG SAUER Releases Enhanced MPX Pistol Caliber Carbine with Upgraded Features

November 30th, 2018

SIG SAUER Releases Enhanced MPX Pistol Caliber Carbine with Upgraded Features
Newington, N.H. (November 27, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the enhanced MPX Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC), redesigned and upgraded for performance shooting sports, and to fulfill the needs of competitive and professional shooters alike.

The newly optimized SIG SAUER MPX PCC platform includes a Timney® single-stage trigger, free-float ergonomic slim line M-LOK™ handguard, 16” threaded barrel, 5-position telescoping stock, 3 chamber compensator, and ambidextrous controls. The MPX PCC is a black hard-coat anodized aluminum frame that comes optics ready with a 30-round magazine capacity.

“The enhanced MPX PCC offers a more robust set of features making it ready to go right out of the box at the same price point,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “Our team of engineers has incorporated improvements into the MPX PCC that will benefit the end-user of this product, while reducing the overall weight of the rifle by a pound. At SIG we are always looking to combine value with the quality our consumers demand from us, and the enhanced MPX PCC is a great example of this.”

The SIG SAUER MPX PCC is a favorite of the competitive PCC shooter, and is the exclusive rifle of Team SIG Professional Shooter Lena Miculek. Regarded as the top female competitive PCC shooter in the world Miculek recently became the first female to earn a top five overall finish in PCC at the 2018 USPSA Nationals, and was the first female to win Master Class for PCC.

“When it comes to my competition equipment I want a rifle that’s reliable, accurate, and easy to shoot, and the SIG MPX PCC checks all the boxes,” added Team SIG Professional Shooter Lena Miculek. “With my MPX PCC I move easily between stages, and I have seen improved speed, greater accuracy, and really elevated my competition to the next level. The enhancements that SIG has incorporated into the MPX PCC will make a real difference to the professional shooter and be quickly realized in competition.”

The new SIG SAUER MPX PCC rifle is currently chipping, and available in retail stores. To learn more about the MPX PCC visit sigsauer.com.

MONDO – Francesco Francavilla ‘Planet of the Apes’ Poster

November 29th, 2018

It’s the 50th year anniversary of the sci-fi classic ‘Planet of the Apes’, and to celebrate MONDO is releasing an extremely limited release poster by artist Francesco Francavilla. The poster is screenprinted, and sized at 24″x36″. Only 250 hand-numbered posters will be made available, and like many MONDO releases of this kind, they’re only be available on the MONDO website at a random time tomorrow, 11/30.

The poster is priced at $55, and is expected to ship January 2019. If you’re interested, keep an eye out on the MONDO website through tomorrow.

mondotees.com

Black Mesa: Xen Trailer

November 28th, 2018

Black Mesa is a remake of the 1998 video game Half-Life, developed by a team of fans known as Crowbar Collective. Black Mesa is notable as not only is it a solid remake of what is considered one of the greatest video games of all time, but the project is actually sanctioned by original Half-Life developer Valve Corporation, so much that it was approved for sale on Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam.

Despite an initial release in 2012, however, Black Mesa is still technically in development. The last portion of the game, the Xen borderworld, has been announced and pushed back a few times, since what was originally a December 2017 release date. But, with this new trailer, Crowbar Collective not only teases their own interpretation and expansion of Xen for Black Mesa, but also promises a second quarter 2019 release.

While that’s still some months away, it’s great to see something new(ish) related to Half-Life have a tangible release date.

store.steampowered.com/app/362890/Black_Mesa

PSA – ‘SNEK-15’ AR-15 Lower

November 27th, 2018

If you’re finding your meme AR-15 lower supply critically low, then you may want to go in for one of PSA’s SNEK-15 receivers. Available only for a single run, the SNEK-15 lower receiver is forged from 7075-T6 aluminum, and features markings inspired by the ‘No Step On Snek’ meme, derived from the famed Revolutionary War-era Gadsden Flag. The magwell features the No Step Snek logo, while the selector switch is marked ‘WAT SNEK’ – safe, ‘STEP SNEK’ – semi-auto, and ‘MAD SNEK’ – full-auto. The lower is MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black anodized.

palmettostatearmory.com/psa-no-step-on-snektm-ar-15-stripped-lower-receiver

Ground Hammer Beer

November 26th, 2018

Spilling Blood in the Same Mud Since 1917.

This year saw the launch of Ground Hammer Beer in Hereford. The brand hopes to release stateside at Ft Bragg NC in early 2019, with the help of some SOF friends over there.

They brew traditional British beers made with American hops. It’s a tribute to over 100 years of standing side by side with their American cousins.

Proceeds from each beer sold go towards The SAS Regimental Association, who support the welfare of both soldiers and their families. Registered Charity No. 254393

They are looking for outlets and bars who’d like to stock it and put funds back into great causes.

groundhammer.com

Instagram:@groundhammerbeer

This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

Escape From New York – 4K Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

November 25th, 2018

For those of us who are still a bit sore about the UK-regional exclusivity of the John Carpenter 4K Restoration theatrical releases, you can still get a hold of the limited release Collector’s Edition Blu-Rays. The Escape From New York Collector’s Edition consists of 4 disks:

– Ultra HD disk of the movie
– Blu-ray disk of the movie
– Extra Features disk
– Original soundtrack on CD

The set is also accompanied by the 4K release theatrical poster, 5 artcards, and a behind-the-scenes booklet complete with scene stills, articles, and an essay by film journalist Kim Newman.

This set is retailing for roughly 40 USD, and can be shipped to the States if bought from UK Amazon. The other 3 Carpenter films (They Live, The Fog, and Prince of Darkness) are also available.

www.amazon.co.uk/Escape-New-York-Collectors-Blu-Ray/dp/B07H53CVPQ

Kitfox Design Group Launches Firearm Cookie Cutters

November 24th, 2018

Combining your love of baked goods and weapons

BOISE, IDAHO (November 21, 2018) – Do you remember when Kitfox Design Group broke the internet by creating a coloring book full of firearms? It’s hard to forget, since it sold like wildfire and was featured nearly everywhere. This time around Kitfox is releasing a set of five firearm themed cookie cutters. Available as of 9 a.m. Eastern Time today on the Kitfox Design Group website, there is no better way to express your love for firearms at Aunt Judith’s annual holiday party than a plate full of revolver shaped sugar cookies.

Some customers are already saying “that’s the most awesome thing I’ve seen in ages!” If you don’t think these cookie cutters are awesome and hilarious, go ahead and forward this along to someone with a sense of humor. The cookie cutters are quite literally perfect for every occasion.

Going to a boring holiday party and want to spice things up with some Krinkov shaped gingerbread cookies? You got it! “My wife and mother in law are giving me shady looks about the cookie cutters. I love it!” They’re sure to trigger your safe space loving blue haired cousin, too. Maybe you’re just taking it easy this holiday season, and simply want to eat a glock shaped keto shortbread cookie with your veteran-brewed coffee while wearing your Kalashnikov-themed ugly Christmas sweater.

It doesn’t matter what kind of cookies you make or how you decorate them – these cookie cutters are sure to create some sweet conversation about firearms this holiday season. That is ultimately the goal of Kitfox Design Group: creating the opportunity for positive conversations surrounding firearms without having to be at the range or at a gun counter. It doesn’t get much more American than this.

Kitfox Design Group is headed up by Sara Westman, a graphic designer and technical illustrator in the firearms industry, known for her Firearm Coloring Books and high detail firearm morale patches.

www.kitfoxdesigngroup.com

G-SHOCK X Transformers – Optimus Prime

November 23rd, 2018

The G-SHOCK X Transformers Optimus Prime is a collaboration between Casio Japan and toy company Takara Tomy. It consists of a collectable Optimus Prime figure which stows a color-matching G-SHOCK 6900 watch within its chest cavity. The figure transforms into a pedestal for the watch to remove it, which can be replaced with Optimus’ Matrix of Leadership – known as the Chrono Matrix for this figure.

This set is a Japanese-exclusive release, and is retailing for approximately 250 USD.

tf.takaratomy.co.jp/products-lineup/mall_ex/gsh_rnm

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd, 2018

Did you have a good Turkey day? Tell us about it in the comment section. Oh, and enjoy this completely unrelated clip from the greatest gangster movie never made:

Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces the Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Mag

November 21st, 2018

The EXDPM556 magazines are the latest addition to the MFT Magzine line-up. Over engineered for today’s modern warrior.

Horsham, Pa. (November 2018) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the latest addition to the MFT magazine line, the Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Magazine (EXDPM556). Designed for the AR15/M4 platform but allowing for use with wide range of non-AR15/M4 platforms.

Manufactured using the newest material technology and processes, the magazines with their next generation long glass fiber polymer construction offer the trifecta of perfection in structural performance; strength, durability and stiffness. The stiffness allows the magazine to maintain its integrity without additional weight with an additional benefit of top performance even at elevated temperatures. The longer length reinforcing fibers produce increased strength and prevents deformation and polymer fatigue. Additionally, the Extreme Duty 5.56 mags offer increased durability through a more efficient energy transfer between the polymer and the longer fiber filaments during an impact. A long-life USGI-Spec stainless steel spring is corrosion resistant. The four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating follower keeps the rounds aligned and makes mag feeding consistent and reliable, while virtually eliminating jambs.

Confidence in handling the new Extreme Duty 5.56 mags is a piece of cake, even during weather or duress. The front and rear of the gripping surface is ribbed for a positive grip, even with gloves. An oversized bolt-catch provides enhanced reliability of the bolt-catch operation. The flared floor plate allows for an easier grip in handling and extraction and one-hand reloads. Wrapping up the multiple benefits to the newest addition to the MFT magazine line is a paint dox matrix to allow for easy marking and identification of magazines and the tool-less disassembly with the double floor plate safety release tabs.

Mission First Tactical Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer magazines are built for hard shooting and extreme treatment and shooting conditions and come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Mag Specs:

Model Number: EXDPM556

Height: 7.494”

Width: .940”

Length: 2.525”

Color: Black, SDE (Tan)

MSRP: $12.99

For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

Sideshow Collectables – The Sword Of Inigo Montoya

November 20th, 2018

“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die!”

‘The Princess Bride’ is a classic and memorable film, with the above quote, and the character attached to it, Inigo Montoya, being one of its most oft-mentioned references. Factory Entertainment and Sideshow Collectables have partnered up to release an officially licensed replica of Inigo’s sword from the film. Copied from the original prop sword, this replica features an SAE1060, hand-forged blade, and an ivory leather-wrapped handle. The sword is further decorated with an intricate gold-plated brass basket, inlaid with reproduction gemstones.

Like many Sideshow releases, this one’s a pre-order, with an expected release date of October 2019.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/the-princess-bride-the-sword-of-inigo-montoya-factory-entertainment-904191

Once Upon A Deadpool Trailer

November 19th, 2018

So, this is a strange one: it’s Deadpool 2, but reedited to achieve a PG-13 rating, and it has a framing device where Deadpool is telling the events of the film to a kidnapped Fred Savage, who is essentially playing the same role he did as the kid in ‘The Princess Bride’. As far as the meta humor goes, it’s pretty Deadpool appropriate. Plus, Ryan Reynolds only agreed to do the movie if some of the proceeds when to a charitable organization.

Once Upon A Deadpool will be a limited release in theaters starting December 12.

Classic Army M132 Airsoft Microgun

November 18th, 2018

Classic Army’s M132 Microgun is a minigun-style airsoft gun. The M132 features 4 barrels, and weighs 9 lbs. Powered by either HPA or Green Gas, the M132 is capable of shooting 38 rounds per second, and it feeds from an integrated 2200-round magazine, which is spring-loaded to insure proper feeding regardless of orientation. The M132 is compatible with standard AEG barrels, hopups, and buckings, and is electric motor driven.

www.classicarmy.com

Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40 Watt Range

November 17th, 2018

“Just what you see, pal.”

A classic scene from an equally classic movie. But, seriously, having that many weapons out on the counter at the same time is really dumb. Even if your “customer” wasn’t a futuristic killing machine covered in synthetic skin.