Trick Or Treat studios has released a pretty high-quality officially licensed ‘They Live’ Alien mask. They eye slits are pretty restrictive, but the directions say to take a sharp pair of scissors to them if you need better visibility, so it’s a non-issue.
5.11 Tactical is getting into the Halloween spirit with the Gnome of the Living Dead shirt. Any purchase of $75 or more qualifies customers for the shirt, which is an athletic cut, preshrunk poly/cotton blend, with a tapered and shoulder line.
Use promo code ZGNOME with any qualifying order.
An early leak of the Age of Ultron teaser trailer has forced Disney to release it officially, a day ahead of its intended release after tomorrow’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gotta say, it looks pretty damn cool, what with the Hulkbuster Armor, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (which thanks to convoluted contractual loopholes is conveniently unrelated to his Days of Future Past incarnation), and big bad Ultron, in this continuity a creation of Tony Stark, not Hank ‘Ant-Man’ Pym.
Age of Ultron drops May 15th, 2015.
The Benjamin Armada is a .22 caliber pre-charged pneumatic rifle which features a Magpul M-LOK modular accessory system forend. According to the manufacturer, the Armada is the first commercially available PCP rifle that “allows shooters the same breadth of modularity and user configurability as enjoyed by the AR community.” It achieves this through the aforementioned M-LOK forend, as well as designing the rifle to Mil-Spec dimensions for the grip and stock interfaces.
The Armada is capable of delivering velocities of up to 1000 FPS with 32 foot pounds of energy. Included is a 10-shot magazine. The rifle features full suppression, and is capable of 30 shots per fill. The receiver has a machined Picatinny rail, and the bolt is reversible for left-handed shooters. Also included is an on-board gauge and two-stage trigger.
Unfortunately, the images aren’t showing the production model. Rather, it’s a special one-of-a-kind model that’s currently up for auction on Gunbroker through November 2nd, with the proceeds going to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The package contains:
– Magpul M-LOK Modular Locking System
– Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle / Sniper) adjustable stock
– Magpul MBUS Pro Sight front and rear
– Magpul MIAD GEN 1.1 Grip Type 1
– Magpul M-LOK Cantilever Rail / Light mount
– Surefire Scout weapon light
– Tarjac Multi-Cam finish
– Zeiss TERRA 3x 4-12×50 mm scope
– Telescoping bipod
– 3 removable/configurable, M-LOK compatible handguards
– Custom embroidered Benjamin rifle case
The Armada is built in America.
For more information on the Benjamin Armada, and the auction, visit www.crosman.com/nsfauction
This is the full “Chicks Who Love Guns” video as seen in the 1997 movie Jackie Brown. Good trigger control.
Airborne Ranger has just released two new morale sticker designs, Stay Frosty and De Oppresso Liber.
A parody of the iconic Wendy’s Girl logo, the ‘Stay Frosty’ design pays homage to the phrase that’s been in use with Military troops for years. 3″ x 3″, weather resistant, screenprinted UV sticker. Made in the USA.
“Remember to stay frosty, boys.”
As a warning, the De Oppresso Liber sticker can be considered NSFW. Click the link below to see it.
Tel-Aviv-based MTKL Apparel is putting together a wall calendar featuring real women soldiers of the IDF.
They are currently raising funds for the calendar on Indiegogo. You can contribute to the project by visiting www.indiegogo.com/projects/mtkl-israeli-army-women-calendar.
Musical Targets are targets made out of AR-500 steel, manufactured so they sound like musical notes. According to the manufacturer, for the best results .22 LR should be used.
Apocalypse Pooh is a merging of Winnie the Pooh and Apocalypse Now, created by Todd Graham. It casts Pooh and his various friends as characters from Apocalypse Now, radically changing the context of the original animation.
Some more news from TrackingPoint, as they have announced three new semi-auto rifles equipped with PGF technology. The full release can be read below:
Pflugerville, TEXAS (October 14, 2014) — TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first and only Precision-Guided Firearm (PGF) systems, introduces new semi-automatic rifles that utilize fighter jet lock-and-launch technology enabling shots once considered beyond human ability. The new semi-autos enable you to make routine shots on targets moving up to 15mph out to ranges of more than one half mile. The new precision-guided semi-autos connect via WiFi to TrackingPoint’s newly introduced ShotGlass™ shooting glass technology. The Google Glass™ of hunting and shooting, ShotGlass™ enhances your precision-guided shooting experience via a built-in camera and high definition video display.
“The new semi-auto models were designed for several missions including wild boar eradication, predator control (including coyotes), whitetail hunting, homestead defense, and precision target shooting,” said TrackingPoint CEO John Lupher. “Precision-guided semi-automatic rifles are the game changer. Routinely making extraordinary shots at extreme distances on moving targets is a thrilling experience.”
The new semi-auto Precision-Guided Firearms are based on TrackingPoint’s breakthrough Tag-and-Shoot™ system. Tag-and-Shoot frees the shooter from common errors caused by jitter and trigger jerk. With Tag-and-Shoot, ballistics are calculated automatically and the need to estimate shot hold-over is eliminated, enabling you to successfully eradicate moving targets at extraordinary distances. Third party testing validates that Precision-Guided Firearms enable you to shoot better than the best shooter that ever lived.
TrackingPoint is offering three new semi-auto precision-guided rifles:
A 5.56 caliber with one-third mile range at up to 10MPH target velocity for $7,495.
A 7.62 caliber with half-mile range at 15MPH target velocity for $14,995.
A brand new .300 WM with half-mile range at up to 20MPH target velocity for $18,995.
To learn more go to www.Tracking-Point.com.
Back in August, we featured a product called the VSSL. It is an LED flashlight with a large handle that is used as a survival canister.
The project is currently on Kickstarter with 8 days left to go. Originally, one of the configurations was a Zombie themed VSSL which would have included a spike head attachment. As it turns out, Kickstarter has a “no-weapons” policy, and forced the project team to remove that particular configuration from the offerings. Here is how they responded:
The Zombie VSSL features a black exterior, and comes with a dual mode LED flashlight, oil filled compass, surgical mask, and bouquet of flowers attachment head. Why (re)kill the undead when you can court them, right?
I think this product really speaks for itself: zombies meet chia pets.
Today, TrackingPoint announced their ShotGlass wearable tech. Think Google Glass, but geared specifically to interface with TrackingPoint’s line of PGFs. The full release can be read below:
Pflugerville, TEXAS (October 14, 2014) — TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first and only Precision-Guided Firearm (PGF) systems, today announces the world’s first weapon-integrated digital shooting glasses, ShotGlass™. The new digital shooting glasses allow you to routinely make extraordinary shots from around corners, covered positions, over walls and behind trees. ShotGlass™ includes a video camera, microphone, and a high-definition video display, that automatically records high definition videos of your hunting and shooting experiences.
“ShotGlass™ is similar to Google Glass™ but optimized for shooting sports,” said TrackingPoint CEO John Lupher. “The innovative shooting glasses have an aggressive high-tech posture and connect wirelessly to TrackingPoint’s Precision-Guided Firearm’s. ShotGlass™ can even record the excitement of your voice when you make an astonishing shot on a moving trophy at extreme distance.”
ShotGlass™ has four primary uses:
1) Shooting around corners. Shoot from completely protected positions from behind trees or around corners when necessary to remain unexposed to the target.
2) Increase situational awareness. When you are zoomed in on a target with your Precision-Guided Firearm, the view in ShotGlass™ can remain zoomed out. This permits you two unique fields-of-view on the same shot.
3) Video/Voice Recording. ShotGlass™ can record everything you are seeing and saying. With the same capabilities as a GoPro™, ShotGlass™ videos can download directly to smart devices for sharing with friends, family and social media.
4) Collaborative shooting and mentoring. Friends or family can wear ShotGlass™ while others are shooting. They can see exactly what the shooter is seeing and share the same experience. Fathers can mentor children by guiding them to the proper whitetail. Professional hunters can see exactly what target their client is engaging and direct the client to the desired target and to the actual desired point-of-impact. In battle, a spotter wears ShotGlass™ to direct their sniper to the desired target in real-time under high battle stress.
ShotGlass™ is simple to use. Put them on like any other glasses and get ready to experience high-definition displays showing exactly what the TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm is pointing toward. Now engage your target without actually looking through the Precision-Guided Firearm. You can shoot from a completely covered position without exposing your position. Hit a wild boar at 900 yards from behind a tree with only the PGF and shooting hand exposed. Tag-and-Shoot an entire pack of wild boar without being detected.
“Wearable tech, designed to enhance the shooting and hunting experience, changes the way you experience the sport,” said TrackingPoint CEO John Lupher. “ShotGlass™ adds an element to hunting and shooting that is beyond belief.”
• Wide Screen WQVGA display (Image appears as if on a 30” HD Display)
• High contrast and brightness
• Power saving sleep mode
• Optical control buttons – control even with hunting gloves on
• HD Camera
• Speaker and Microphone
Accepting pre-orders now for delivery in March, ShotGlass™ is available for $995 to TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm owners. ShotGlass™ is free of charge with the purchase of your Precision-Guided Firearm prior to November 30, 2014. For more information visit www.Tracking-Point.com/ShotGlass.
The fan project ‘The Empire Strikes Back Uncut’ is now available to view on YouTube. The Star Wars Uncut series is a project where fans are assigned segments of a Star Wars film and are tasked with interpreting the segment in any style they choose. The pieces are then edited together to make a full film.
The Eton Blackout Buddy H2O is a neat little emergency light that is activated with water. The onboard Magnesium-oxide batter reacts with water, supplying up to 72 hours of continuous light. Perhaps obviously, it will work in any weather condition, including submerged in water. Additionally, it comes in an environment-proof package which allows for up to 10 years storage without degradation.
Wargaming.net, publisher of the game World of Tanks, announced the release of “FURY Bundles”, based on the upcoming Brad Pitt film of the same name. The bundles consist of a FURY-branded M4A3E8 Sherman Tank – tier VI medium, better equiped than the stock Sherman and capable of earning more credits and XP during battle, and will be available on all platforms that feature World of Tanks. Additionally, tailored missions and items are also available “…to capture the full cinematic action in-game.”
The FURY bundles will be available through October 29th, 2014.
For more information, check out worldoftanks.com/en/news/17/fury-special.
American MilSim, designers and promoters of unique MilSim events in the United States, has just announced a partnership with TNVC – Tactical Night Vision Company. Stand by for further details.
Major thanks to Thumpy Covey for the tip!
The Paper Airplane Machine Gun, or Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole (yes, it was made in Germany), is made mostly from 3D printed parts. It takes sheets of paper, internally folds them into paper airplanes, and then launches them. It reminds me in the loosest sense of that gun in the upcoming CoD: Advanced Warfare that 3D prints its own bullets from a canister of “liquid matter”*. The future is clearly now.
*This link leads to the official campaign trailer for Advanced Warfare. The 3D printer rifle is used by the player for most of the gameplay – notice how the total ammo count slowly increases.
KRISS Group SA officially entered into a trademark licensing agreement with War Sport Industries, LLC to produce the LVOA rifles, in .22 LR and 6mm, through its training and recreational shooting products brand, KRYTAC.
October 7, 2014 – Nyon, Switzerland – KRISS Group has entered into a worldwide license agreement with War Sport Industries, LLC to manufacture and distribute .22 LR and electric airsoft LVOA rifles under KRISS Group’s KRYTAC brand.
The agreement between KRISS Group and War Sport Industries represents an important step forward for KRYTAC to produce affordable training solutions based on innovative firearm products. The LVOA’s advanced design compliments the KRYTAC rifle product line with its unique silhouette and reputation for excellence.
“War Sport Industries is very excited to be partnering with KRISS Group SA in the LVOAtm trademark licensing agreement for the KRYTACtm and .22 LR product lines. The partnership brings two very innovative and “out of the box” manufacturers together to offer both training and recreational shooting products known as KRYTAC,” said Joey Boswell, CEO of War Sport Industries, LLC.
The KRYTAC LVOA .22 LR is intended to become the affordable shooting alternative for the range day enthusiast and tactical trainer by replicating the form and function of the 5.56mm LVOA rifles. The KRYTAC LVOA AEG (Airsoft Electric Gun) will provide shooters with a low impact, non-lethal training solution and replicate many of the same features of the War Sport LVOA rifles. It will be powered by the KRYTAC Nautilus 8mm Reinforced Gearbox.
The KRYTAC LVOA .22 LR and AEG are targeted for 2015. Release dates and pricing will be announced at the 2015 Shot Show Exhibition in Las Vegas, USA.
If you have purchased a Red Bull energy drink product in the United States between January 1st, 2002, and October 3rd, 2014, then you likely qualify as part of two class action lawsuits currently being held against Red Bull.
As part of the ongoing settlement, a qualified consumer may claim either:
1) a $10 check
2) $15 worth of Red Bull products shipped to your chosen address at Red Bull’s expense
No proof of purchase is necessary if you decide to submit a claim form, however it must be signed under penalty of perjury, so in the most extreme of scenarios it might not hurt to have an old receipt laying around.
For more information, and to fill out and submit a claim form, visit energydrinksettlement.com/index.
UF PRO has started up a new campaign for what the call ‘Shooting Range Essentials’. The line consists of a variety of pants and shirts, such as the Striker XT combat line, along with the UF PRO Base Cap and UF PRO Flex and Solid knee protectors.
You can check out the line here: ufpro.si/shooting_range_essentials
Hyper is a YouTuber that animates, among other things, a lot of weapons. You can check out their channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCSezUnbvCLYBXuUlPcXU_QQ