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Four New Tools From Fix It Sticks

January 15th, 2019

Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced a Universal Choke Tube Wrench, Knife Sharpener, Aimpoint Sight Bit and 3/8” Adjustment Wrench. These new items perfectly integrate with the Fix It Sticks tool system as well as perform as stand-alone products.

The Universal Choke Tube Wrench works on shotgun chokes from .410 to 10 gauge. Made from solid steel construction for durability, it has a flat design to reduce bulk and easily fit in any tool or maintenance kit. The Universal Choke Tube Wrench is now available with an MSRP of $10.00

To keep knives sharp and functioning a peak efficiency the new Fix It Sticks Knife Sharpener bit has both a carbide and ceramic V type sharpening inserts. Both are set at 22.5 degrees for a 45 degree inclusive edge. The Knife Sharpener is precision machined from steel, is available in February 2019 and has an MSRP of $22.00

To aid those using an Aimpoint, Fix It Sticks has introduced a bit specifically for the adjustment of these sights. Made from a non-marring polymer, the bit has a two-prong design specifically to work with the windage and elevation adjustment knobs. Available for shipment this February, the Aimpoint bit has an MSRP of $10.00

For scope mounts using a LaRue style release system, Fix It Sticks has introduced a 3/8” Adjustment Wrench bit to work with these quick release systems. Made from solid steel, the 3/8” Adjustment Wrench will be available later this month. MSRP is $10.00

Like all Fix It Stick bits, these new bits will work with any ¼” hex bit driver and of course the Fix It Sticks modular tool system.

The Punisher Season 2 – Official Trailer

January 14th, 2019

Kinda surprised this is even coming out, given the continuously eroding business ties between Netflix and Disney. Anyway, it’s more of the Punisher being the Punisher: violently killing criminals that are involved in some kind of conspiracy. Plus, we have the MCU version of longtime Punisher villain Jigsaw to look forward to.

The Punisher Season 2 premiers on Netflix January 18th.

Burris Optics Becomes Official Optics Sponsor of USA Shooting

January 13th, 2019

GREELEY, Colo. (January 11, 2019) — Burris Optics announces its partnership agreement effective immediately with USA Shooting. The partnership makes Burris the official 2019 optics provider of America’s Shooting Team. As the presenting sponsor USA Shooting will announce a monthly “Burris Best” spotlighting the top athletic performance of a USA Shooting Team athlete.

The two organizations place extreme value on accuracy, durability, innovation, and education, which serves as the foundation of the agreement.

“We have long been fans of America’s shooting team,” said Burris Director of Marketing Ryan Hennig. “Educating future generations about the heritage and opportunities in shooting sports is a high priority for us and we believe the USA Shooting team’s 2020 vision can accomplish this. We look forward to our partnership and what we will accomplish together.”

Burris will provide opportunities for USA Shooting team athletes and coaches to train and use Burris products in the field and on the range as well as gain access to innovative firearm enhancing technology critical for maintaining competitive advantage at key shooting events. Additionally, Burris will provide product for auctions to help support USA Shooting’s fundraising efforts.

“The USA Shooting Team and America’s top marksmen and women have a clear 2020 vision of maintaining international notoriety and educating the general public about opportunities in competitive shooting sports,” said USA Shooting Director of Marketing and Communications Kevin Neuendorf. “Attaining this vision is not possible without partners like Burris Optics willing to step forward and show belief in what we are doing. We appreciate their confidence in our athletes and can’t wait to showcase the great line of products Burris has available for hunting, tactical and competitive shooting needs.”

USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. For more information, please visit us at usashooting.org.

SSD – As Seen On Facebook

January 12th, 2019

This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily, and it’s too good not to share.

www.etsy.com/shop/BootlegBazaar

Metro Exodus – Story Trailer

January 11th, 2019

The first two games in the Metro series were really good, so I’m really excited to see if Exodus continues that trend. And, there’s not too much longer to wait! Metro: Exodus is releasing on February 15th, 2019.

Meprolight USA SHOT Show Debut; Repositioning a New Leader in Optics Solutions for the US Market

January 10th, 2019

Booth appearances and training segments by Instructor Zero of Team Zero, raffles and leading-edge new products on display will occur at both Meprolight USA® booths.

Middletown, Penn. (January 2019) – Meprolight USA®, a Subsidiary company of Meprolight®, a world leader in a variety of Electro-Optic, Thermal, and Night sights, will be hosting the international training specialist, Instructor Zero at Meprolight booths 20043 and 15138 during the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On January 22nd and 23rd, Instructor Zero will bring his unique brand of training special operators to SHOT Show attendees. Besides offering his expertise, he will also demonstrate Meprolight USA’s new products, including the Mepro Foresight, the first-ever Augmented Reality reflex sight, the Mepro NYX-200, a multispectral thermal weapon sight, the all new Mepro HVS Night Sights and the Mepro MicroRDS pistol red dot and backup sight. Instructor Zero will stay on after his demonstration for a raffle announcement followed by poster signing and photo opportunities.

Instructor Zero, founder and CEO a Group of Companies under the name Team Zero Group, is a former Airborne Cp.l Instructor with expertise in firearms, strategy, security, risk analysis, and survival tactics. University Clinical Professor for 11 years in the Faculty of Science for Investigations and Security. His team provide training, strategic design, analysis, study and implementation of security protocols for high security clearance sites. Instructor Zero has worked with over 80 Special Units, including Special Forces and law enforcement from around the world.

Instructor Zero Booth Appearance Schedule:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Booth 15138

  • 2 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Booth 20043

  • 3:30 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 4 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Booth 15138

  • 2 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Booth 20043

  • 3:30 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 4 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 5 p.m.
  • Meprolight USA’s commitment to their US customers will be on full display with game-changing new optics and an all new HVS night sight family and new versions of the most popular Meprolight optical sights. Their US-based sales team will be present to firmly establish a solid and professional presence in the optic market. Current and former retailers will have access to knowledgeable and responsive sales staff. New retailers will find out why carrying the Meprolight USA brand builds customer loyalty and brings in profits.

    Good, Bad, I’m The Guy With The Gun

    January 9th, 2019

    It’s a damn shame Bruce Campbell retired from playing Ash.

    Polar – Official Trailer

    January 8th, 2019

    Polar is an upcoming Netflix-exclusive film based on a web comic that was later adapted into a graphic novel. It stars Mads Mikkelsen as a highly-skilled and respected/feared assassin who has retired but finds himself back in action and at odds with his old employer and various other assassins now gunning for him…

    Look, I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not a John Wick copycat. I mean, sure, there’s a third Wick film due out this May, so the timing of the release is certainty (at least partially) deliberate. All the same, from what I know of the original comic, the source material stands on its own, and from the trailer the film looks a bit more overtly cartoonish as opposed to John Wick, which is still somewhat cartoonish, but in a more subdued manner.

    Polar launches on Netflix January 25th, 2019.

    Forgotten Weapons – Shooting the H&K MP5K Operational Briefcase

    January 7th, 2019

    The Operational Briefcase is a method developed by H&K for security personnel to discretely carry a sub gun in business and executive environments. Ian of Forgotten Weapons not only demonstrates live fire of one of these briefcase firearms, but also briefly shows off an earlier model case that was a bit less discreet than the later/more modern ‘trigger handle’ version.

    Fringe Focus – The ACME Corporation Poster

    January 6th, 2019

    The brainchild of graphic designer Rob Loukotka, The ACME Corporation poster is a giant-sized 24″x36″ poster which features 126 individual ACME products. The products were sourced from 43 Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner cartoons produced from 1949-1994, which Rob Loukotka watched, then reproduced in his own style.

    fringefocus.com/collections/posters/products/the-acme-corporation

    Standard Manufacturing – S333 Volleyfire

    January 5th, 2019

    It’s SHOT month, so new firearms are filling up the news feed, but occasionally you see a gun that is so unique compared to the contemporary affair that you can’t help but give it notice. Standard Manufacturing’s S333 Voleyfire happens to be that gun. The S333 is a double-barrel, double-action revolver with a steel cylinder that holds 8 rounds of .22 Win Mag. The twin hammers are concealed within the aluminum frame, and the trigger consists of an enlongated bow sized for two fingers, along with an “integral articulated” trigger safety more akin to those seen on many modern striker-fired semi-auto pistols.

    The S333 is designed specifically as a carry revolver, with its compact size and noted capability of producing an 8-round volley of shots within 3 seconds and 4 trigger pulls. Standard Manufacturing also notes that a combination of standard ammunition and birdshot “…will deliver an incredible combination of firepower and very light recoil.”

    www.stdgun.com/s333-volleyfire

    Alpha Foxtrot AF-C

    January 4th, 2019

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    Alpha Foxtrot’s AF-C is a forged 7075 T6 aluminum frame with a black anodized finish that is compatible with Glock Gen 3 compact slides and parts. Features of the AF-C include:

    – Railed dust cover
    – Knurled magazine release
    – Extended ‘bite-proof’ beavertail
    – No fingergrooves on the grip
    – Raised magwell side grooves
    – Recessed slide lock channel
    – Machined thumb index rest

    The AF-C is noted to come complete with machined steel rail inserts, locking block, and related pins.

    www.alphafoxtrot.us

    Buck Knives Partners with Taylor Guitars

    January 3rd, 2019

    Famous Buck favorites now featuring genuine ebony handles

    Post Falls, ID — Friday, January 4, 2019– Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is excited to partner with Taylor Guitars, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic guitars, and take part in their efforts using a sustainable supply model for genuine Ebony handles on its key heritage products.

    As of January 1, 2019, Ebony wood will be offered on the following Buck models:

    110 Folding Hunter (standard & finger-grooved)
    110 Auto
    112 Ranger (standard & finger-grooved)
    112 Auto
    101 Hunter

    Ebony wood was originally introduced on the 110 and 112 models in the 1960’s, but in the 1990’s, federal regulations on endangered woods led Buck to utilize resin treated woods. Harvested under Taylor’s thriving conservation project, Buck will again employ the use of ebony, a natural material with beautiful grain patterns that provides customers with a nearly indestructible knife handle.

    “We are excited for this opportunity to work with Taylor Guitars,” said Chris Brooks, Director of Brand Management at Buck Knives. “Buck Knives was built on old-fashioned values with a commitment to quality, reliability, and preservation of our resources for future generations. We are excited to help support Taylor’s Ebony Project, one Buck at a time.”

    For more information on the Ebony Project, visit www.taylorguitars.com/ebonyproject/

    www.buckknives.com/search?q=ebony

    White River Knife & Tool on Discovery Channel!

    January 2nd, 2019

    White River Knife & Tool, Fremont, MI, January 3, 2019 – White River Knife & Tool to be featured on How It’s Made, seen on the Discovery Science Channel.

    White River Knives will be featured on How It’s Made at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, January 10, 2019. If you miss it, this episode (among others) will be played randomly throughout the following weeks and, if you are attending the 2019 SHOT Show, it might make a good match for you to visit the White River booth (1114 lower level).

    How It’s Made follows a chosen company’s specific product from start to finish.The White River episode will be filmed at its production facility and follow the creation of its high-quality cork-handled fillet knife.

    How It’s Made is a very popular worldwide show that began in 2001 and is not a pay-to-play show. They make the contacts and send in their production team only after they hear of unique and/or high-quality products that their producers deem worth showing to the public around the world.

    How It’s Made is a high-quality show and this episode shows the production of a truly high-quality knife from an exceptional all-American Made company.

    Watch How It’s Made on the Discovery Science Channel
    Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

    If you are at the SHOT Show, please visit with the Cammenga family of knife makers at their SHOT Show booth 1114 (lower level), you will find your visit more than “just” interesting.

    White River Knife and Tool, Inc.
    515 Industrial Drive
    Fremont, MI 49412
    www.whiteriverknives.com

    Happy New Year!

    January 1st, 2019

    Here’s to a solid 2019!

    EMG / Sharps Bros “Overthrow” Licensed Full Metal Advanced M4 Airsoft AEG Training Rifle

    December 31st, 2018

    EMG International has partnered with Sharps Bros to produce a series of full metal AEG training rifles based on the ‘Overthrow’ AR-15 lower receiver design by Sharps Bros. The receiver set is CNC billet-style metal with an anodized finish and the lower receiver features an integrated beveled magazine flare magwell, styled after a hoplite helmet, with EMG & Sharps Bros licensing and engraved bullet pictogram selector markings. Furniture includes an aluminum M-LOK freefloat handguard and slim AR grip that houses the ARES high torque slim motor. One of the coolest features of this particular AEG is the inclusion of the ARES Electric Firing Control System – capable of safe/semi/3-round burst/full auto fire, the gearbox is programmable using a separate EFCS programming unit to change the available firing modes on the rifle.

    The ‘Overthrow’ AEG is being offered in Black and FDE in three length variants: SBR, RECCE, and PDW.

    For more details, including imagery of the other ‘Overthrow’ variants, check out the link below:

    www.emgarms.com/86534

    Gatewood Supply Co. – HK 417 16.5″ Complete Upper – AH Date coded

    December 30th, 2018

    As a thematic follow-up to EuroOptic.com’s transferable HK-94 full-auto conversion package, here’s another bit of premium-priced H&K goodness currently up for sale: Gatewood Supply Co. is selling an actual factual HK 417 16.5″ Complete Upper, AH date coded (that means it was manufactured in ’07, for those who aren’t familiar with H&K’s date code system). Noted to be in “used good to very good condition”, with minor marking on the barcode, and it comes complete with bolt carrier group and charging handle. Only one in stock, with just the one ever guaranteed to be available.

    The price? $9699.99 $8699.99.

    https://www.gatewoodsupplyco.com/HK-417-165-Complete-Upper–AH-Date-coded_p_2009.html

    SOAR: Ride Along With The World’s Most Accomplished And Secretive Special Ops Aviation Unit

    December 28th, 2018

    Parker, CO, December 18, 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.

    Trooper Clothing

    December 27th, 2018

    Trooper Clothing makes uniforms for kids.

    Their latest offering is the Overwatch Battle Shirt and Combat Pant made from Woodland Camouflage ripstop fabric.

    They also offer other colors like OD, Black and MultiCam as well as other styles including Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniforms, Navy Working Uniforms, Coast Guard Operational Dress Uniforms, and the Army Combat Uniform as well as flight suits.

    trooperclothing.com

    This article was originally featured on SSD.

    343 Industries Has Partnered With Limbitless To Produce Halo-Themed Prosthetic Arms

    December 26th, 2018

    343 Industries, which is the the arm of Microsoft that handles the Halo license, has partnered with Limbitless Solutions to produce Halo-themed, 3D-printed prosthetics. Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit that provides affordable prosthetic limbs for children. The Halo-themed prosthetics will be offered starting in 2019. The first being a recreation of the Master Chief’s Mjolnir Mk. VI armor. The second is a “multiplayer” variant of the Mjolnir, which can be customized with different color options, like the variant seen below.

    For more information on Limbitless Solutions, you can check out their website at:

    limbitless-solutions.org

    Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals!

    December 25th, 2018

    So, did you get everything you asked Santa for?

    Sixteen 12 Collectables – UFO Collection

    December 24th, 2018

    UFO (pronounced you-foe, not you-eff-oh) was a British television series that premiered in 1970, detailing the efforts of the clandestine organization SHADO (Supreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation), to defend the Earth against alien invaders. Not only is the premise great, but it also had an excellent opening theme.

    In celebration of this classic TV show, Sixteen 12 Collectables is releasing a series of three collectable models of vehicles from the show: the Sky 1, S.H.A.D.O Mobile, and UFO Interceptor. The Sky 1 and Mobile are part of the ‘studio scale masterpiece’ collection, built to exacting detail, and limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. The UFO Interceptor is part of the ‘limited edition diecast collection’ and will consist of three (3) Interceptors per set, and will be highly-detailed in their appearance. The release date for all three vehicle sets is sometime in Fall 2019.

    www.sixteen12.com/ufo_home.html

    MRF Multitools – Adventur 3.0 Credit Card Survival Tool On Kickstarter

    December 22nd, 2018

    MRF Multitools’ Adventur 3.0 is a credit card-sized survival multitool designed for portability, as it can easily be stowed in a wallet, yet is feature rich, with over 40 listed functions. The base Adventur 3.0 is made of stainless steel (titanium will also be made available), and features a prominent blade edge, which allows the tool to be used as a stand-alone blade, or readily converted to an axe by lashing it to a stick or branch. Additional tools include:

    – Can Opener
    – Cord Cutter
    – O2 Wrench
    – Screwdriver
    – Hex Bit Driver
    – Sundial
    – Ruler

    and more.

    For more info on the Adventur 3.0, and to fund the project, check out the link below:

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrfmultitools/adventur-30-ultimate-survival-edc-credit-card-mult

    Buck Knives Announces Cerakote Capabilities

    December 21st, 2018

    Ceramic coating now available on a wide variety of knives

    Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, December 19, 2018– Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is pleased to announce the introduction of Cerakote to its manufacturing and production capabilities. Housed in Buck’s 132,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Post Falls, Idaho, the new Cerakote lab contains curing ovens, a robotic spraying arm, and a variety of color options for Buck’s growing product line.

    Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite coating that provides superior protection against abrasion and scratches while enhancing physical performance properties including wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, and strength. After receiving comprehensive and hands-on training, Buck Knives’ factory trained technicians mix the coating to exact specifications and utilize computer programs to create custom handles and unique blades.

    “Our goal has been to bring this process in house,” said Ryan Duckett, Director of Operations for Buck Knives. “Now we have the ability to control the cost, quality, and lead time on delivering a superior product to our customers.”

    Recognizing the need for corrosion and abrasion resistant coating and the value add benefit to its products, Buck Knives will soon offer several customization options with a shortened lead time. Many new products for 2019 will feature Cerakote coated blades and hardware. Buck’s customizable 722 SpitFire features several different Cerakote color options for customers to create a truly unique and personalized everyday carry knife.

    Take a look at the Cerakote lab at Buck Knives

    The Predator | Holiday Special

    December 20th, 2018

    Predator in a Rankin/Bass-style stop-motion holiday special parody? Awesome!