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Ahoy – MP40

February 15th, 2019

Ahoy is back once again with another video, this time detailing the iconic German MP40 and its inclusion in video games and films. The video starts with a brief overview of the adoption of submachine guns in 20th century warfare leading up to the development of the MP40, and also briefly recognizes some of the contemporaries of its era, including the American Thompson and Soviet PPSH-41. It’s by no means an in-depth history, but it’s still an entertaining video that shows the pedigree of the titular submachine gun, and its influence on culture and entertainment.

For more of Ahoy’s videos, check out his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1jXbVAGJQEORz9nZqb5bQ

Atomic Zeal

February 14th, 2019

Atomic Zeal is a strategy board game set in the irradiated wastes of post nuclear war 80s United Kingdom. Play as one of four unique factions each with a different play style, units and abilities. Combined with an unpredictable event deck, nuclear warheads and a variety of additional tactical supplies no two games will be the same. Battle for dominance of the map, capturing sectors for resources or to maintain a tactical advantage over your rivals.

Sounds super interesting. There’s not too much information out as of yet, however expect a follow up on Atomic Zeal when the Kickstarter goes live later this year.

atomic-zeal.com

FLUX Defense – FLUX Glock Pistol Brace

February 12th, 2019

Pistols braces are the current ‘in’ thing for firearms, so it’s no surprise that someone’s released one specific for one of the most popular handgun brands on the market. That someone is FLUX Defense, with their FLUX pistol brace for Glocks. Two models are currently on offer: a G17 and a G19 model; both are compatible with other Glocks that share the same frame size (ex: 22, 34, etc. for the G17 model, and 23 and 32 for the G19 model).

The FLUX brace is made of a high-strength, impact-resistant polymer and chromoly steel components, and features an auto deploy system which springs the brace out with the push of a button for rapid deployment.

In addition to the brace, FLUX Defense is also offering an IWB/OWB holster designed specifically to work with the brace.

The FLUX Brace G17 model is currently available for purchase, while the G19 model is up for pre-order, and is expected to ship by late March.

www.fluxdefense.com

STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES PROTAC RAIL MOUNT HL-X LASER

February 11th, 2019

Multi-Fuel Light Features Double Switch Functionality, Adjustable Red Aiming Laser

EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 11, 2019 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced a laser-equipped model of its popular ProTac® Rail Mount HL-X weapon light. The ultra-bright long-gun light delivers 1,000 lumens, while offering double-switch functionality and an integrated red aiming laser with a unique clamp design to maintain windage and elevation adjustments.

The ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser offers the latest in close combat/defense illumination technology for rifles, carbines, and sub-machine guns with MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails. Its specially designed clamp allows the light to rotate to maintain windage and elevation settings in any mounted position. The new light also features multi-fuel options, including either a USB rechargeable system that uses a Streamlight 18650 USB battery, or a CR123A lithium battery version.

“Tactical, military and other users alike can benefit from the ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser’s targeted bright white light and its red aiming laser with adjustable windage and elevation for enhanced accuracy,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “It also offers the functionality of double switches, including both a push button tail switch or dual remote pressure switch, to suit user preference.”

The new light uses a high power LED to deliver blinding white light that produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. Featuring high, low and strobe settings, on the high setting, the ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser provides 1,000 lumens and 18,200 candela over a beam distance of 270 meters. On low, the light provides 60 lumens and 1,100 candela over a beam distance of 66 meters. The new light also features TEN-TAP® programming that allows user selection of one of three different programs: high/strobe (factory default); high only; or low/high.

The light is powered by either one Streamlight 18650 USB battery or two CR123A lithium batteries. When using an 18650 USB battery, the ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser delivers up to 1.5 hours of run time on high and 23 hours on the low setting. With CR123A lithium batteries inserted, the light provides up to one hour and 15 minutes of run time on high and over 20 hours on low.

The ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser mounts to a broad range of weapons safely and securely by means of a one-handed, easy on-and-tighten interface that permits users to keep their hands away from the gun muzzle. The light can be operated with either a multi-function, push-button tactical tail cap switch or a dual remote pressure switch with latching push-button. Both switches allow for one-handed operation of the momentary, variable intensity or strobe settings.

Fabricated from 6000 series machined aluminum with a black anodized finish, the light features a high temperature, impact-resistant Boro Float glass lens. It measures 6.56 inches in length, with its weight varying depending on the two battery options. With the CR123A battery, the light weighs 10.3 ounces; it weighs 10.8 ounces with an 18650 USB battery.

The light is IPX4 rated for water-resistant operation. Extensively live fire tested, it features impact-resistant construction and an extensive operating temperature.

Streamlight offers an optional 18650 Battery Charger that can recharge either one or two batteries simultaneously, and permits charging through either AC/DC or USB power sources.

The ProTac Rail Mount HL-X Laser with the 18650 USB battery has an MSRP of $275.00 and includes a rail grabber, pushbutton tail cap switch, remote pressure switch, hardware kit and 22-inch USB cord. The CR123 A lithium battery model has an MSRP of $260.00. The light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

streamlight.com

WRMFZY – “Hot Carl” Sticker

February 10th, 2019

You can get it at www.wrmfzy.com/collections/art/products/hot-carl-sticker

ioscribe – 3D printed Banana Standard Pistol

February 9th, 2019

Youtuber ioscribe shows off a fully-functioning 3D-printed Glock-pattern frame. The frame, called the Banana Standard, was printed out of PLA at 0.1mm layer heights, and is fully functional, except for an issue with the slide and recoil spring being too heavy to function when used in conjunction with a suppressor.

You can check out more of the Banana Standard, including some earlier iterations, and a 3D-printed VZ61 Skorpion frame, on ioscribe’s channel – www.youtube.com/channel/UCHdVwKz3nA_gaYXL9cEME0A

Brownells Becomes Title Sponsor for The 2019 Tactical Games

February 8th, 2019

GRINNELL, Iowa (February 6, 2019) – Brownells is proud to announce its 2019 title sponsorship of The Tactical Games, a series of exciting “battles” designed to test America’s best warrior-athletes in a combination of two-gun shooting and military-style training, with elements of both Strongman and CrossFit® competitions mixed in.

The first two installments of The Tactical Games 2019 schedule are set for February 23 and 24 at the Merdian Public Safety Training Facility in Meridian, Mississippi, and Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas, on March 16 and 17. More 2019 dates will be announced soon.

Former U.S. Army Green Beret Tim Burke co-founded The Tactical Games, bringing to bear his more than 21 years of experience in U.S. Special Operations as well as his career as the head of a law enforcement counter-terrorism unit.

“The Tactical Games provide an immediate, no-nonsense metric that either validates or challenges your training methods and conclusions.  It is the only sporting event of its type available for open enrollment,” said Burke. “If you work with or carry a gun for any reason, why wouldn’t you compete at The Tactical Games?”

Among athletes scheduled to compete this year are John “Tig” Tiegen who helped defend the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Tes Salb, well-known NRA editor, pistol instructor and pentathlete.  

Both men and women are welcome to compete in The Tactical Games. Mens’ classes are broken down into Elite, Intermediate (based on PT scores) and Master (45 years of age and older). Currently, all women, regardless of age or PT score, compete in the women’s division.

Participants do not need to have a military or law enforcement background to enter, but should be in good physical condition and have a reasonable familiarity with firearms. To learn more or to sign up, visit www.thetacticalgames.com.

Chronicle Collectables – Terminator Genisys Endoskeleton

February 7th, 2019

If you’ve ever had a strong desire to own a life-sized T-800 Endoskeleton model, then Chronicle Collectibles has you covered.

Coming in at an impressive 78″ in height, the T-800 Endoskeleton model is based on its apperance in Terminator Genisys, and is based on both the original production molds, and digital files used for the film. Each figure will be custom made by hand, and features custom chrome plating, red LED eyes, and a removable brain chip, as well as limited articulation in the forearms and fingers.

The Terminator Genisys T-800 model is currently available for pre-order, and will be limited to 100 pieces.

chroniclecollectibles.com/collections/featured/products/endoskeleton

UMAREX Expands Official License with Smith & Wesson

February 6th, 2019

FORT SMITH, Ark., (January 22nd, 2019) – UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG (UMAREX), headquartered in Germany, expands Smith & Wesson® licensed replica offerings with the addition of airsoft and paintball categories. UMAREX® has been Smith & Wesson’s license partner for BB and pellet guns since 1996.

Eyck Pflaumer, managing partner of UMAREX, stated, “We are very excited to further expand our license relationship with Smith & Wesson into the airsoft and paintball category. The Smith & Wesson brand is an iconic brand enjoying worldwide reputation. We are proud and honored to be Smith & Wesson’s partner since 1996. As the leading manufacturer and provider of replica airguns, we will give the new Smith & Wesson airsoft and paintball lines our utmost attention to please enthusiasts worldwide.”

The Elite Force Airsoft and Training 4 Engagement sales teams of Umarex USA will display 6mm airsoft and .43 caliber paintball models at the 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in booth number 15062 and booth 20112 in the law enforcement section.

Cliff Eisenbarger, National Sales Manager for Umarex USA’s Elite Force airsoft division said, “Our quality, consistency, and service has set airsoft industry standards to a whole new level and with the addition of Smith & Wesson to our strong assortment of licensed brands, we will continue to dominate the replica airsoft gaming market in six millimeter.”

About UMAREX
The UMAREX Corporate Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter firearm replicas and the largest importer of airguns in Europe. Its range of products comprises guns for defense and leisure time as well as sporting arms, airsoft guns, steel goods and top quality LED lighting devices. Founded in 1972, the company located in Arnsberg is now run by the second generation of the two founding families. An Austrian subsidiary with headquarters in Niederndorf and the company, Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, also belong to the Corporate Group. Together they maintain the group’s global presence through an extensive network of distribution partners. For more information about UMAREX Corporate Group visit UMAREX.com.

About UMAREX USA
Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon® Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force® Airsoft, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics™, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.

InfaPower – Security Torch 2.0

February 5th, 2019

For when a Maglight just isn’t enough to fulfill your combination flashlight/blunt instrument needs, you can reach for InfaPower’s Security Torch 2.0. Made of aluminum with a black anodized finish, the Security Torch 2.0 weighs around 1 lbs. without batteries, and is both weatherproof and anti-shock up to 1.5 meters. It features a 3 watt CREE LED bulb, with a max output of 170 lumens, and 5 five functions: 100% output, 50% output, 30% output, strobe, and SOS. The Security Torch 2.0 is powered by 3 AAA batteries.

www.touchofmodern.com/sales/infapower-cb74dc60-89b0-44d8-9fc1-35f72558c62d/security-torch-2-0

MetaBallStudios – Star Wars Size Comparison

February 4th, 2019

YouTube channel MetaBallStudios produced this video, which compares the sizes of various objects and beings within the Star Wars universe, from the lowliest lightsaber, to the grandiose Starkiller Base AKA the creatively bankrupt super-ultra-mega Death Star, and even planetary bodies beyond, up to Yavin Prime. Truthfully, the scale of ships and planets within Star Wars wasn’t ever really a personal interest, but it’s definitely interesting to see how vast some of the vehicles get, especially when they start dwarfing modern day cities in scope.

You can check out more of MetaBallStudios’ videos and content via their YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwFuQLnLocj5F7ZcmcuWYQ

Black Rifle Coffee Company – Logo’d Woobie

February 3rd, 2019

Black Rifle Coffee Company is now offering their own take on the beloved military-issue pancho liner, AKA the Woobie. Sized 80″ x 56″, the Logo Woobie features the BRCC ‘SBR’ logo, printed center on both sides, which are camouflage and black.

Available for purchase here: www.blackriflecoffee.com/products/brcc-woobie

George Orwell 1984 – by Mear One x TIMEBANDITS

February 2nd, 2019

TIMEBANDITS Watches, who true to their name makes watches, but also dabbles in ‘art toys’, has released a limited run George Orwell 1984 figure. Designed in collaboration with Mear One, this figure depicts 20th century author George Orwell holding a copy of arguably his most well-known book, ‘1984’. This figure is limited to 33 units, and each is hand made and painted in Los Angeles, CA.

timebandits.myshopify.com/collections/custom-action-figures/products/george-orwell-1984-art-toy-by-mear-one-x-timebandits

Snake Plissken’s First Escape – Unreleased Demo Footage

February 1st, 2019

This is footage from a build of a proposed Snake Plissken game, which would have taken place before the events of ‘Escape from New York’. The storyline was fully-approved by Kurt Russell, Debra Hill, and John Carpenter, and would have featured voice work by Russell and music composed by Carpenter. However, the project eventually fell through and all that’s really left of the game are some demo reels like this, and concept art.

If you’re wondering about the somewhat over-the-top game mechanics in the footage, the game itself was being developed by the same team that worked on the game Dead to Rights. If you’re not familiar with that title, it’s a John Woo-inspired action game in which you play as a cop who fights criminals while dual wielding guns, also using bullet time shoot dodges and martial arts takedowns – all elements that are featured in this footage. Bullet time or not, it would have been cool to play a Snake game, and it’s a shame this one never saw release.

Knight’s Armament Airsoft Replica KAC Stoner LMG

January 31st, 2019

An upcoming release under the Knight’s Armament Airsoft brand is a replica of the Knight’s Armament Company LMG, also known as the KAC Stoner 99 LMG. Fully licensed by KAC with full trademarks, the Stoner 99 replica features a CNC machined aluminum receiver, rail system, and outer barrel. The stock is made of aluminum, and is retractable to 6 positions. Mounting rails on top of the receiver, as well as at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions on the forend, allow for the attachment of optics and accessories.

The Stoner LMG fees from a 1200 round auto-winding box magazine, and features a full metal 8mm gearbox with quick detach spring feature, and adjustable hopup. The entire gun weighs 10.5 lbs, with a variable length of 32.24″ – 35″.

Mondo – ‘They Live’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP

January 30th, 2019

Now on sale from Mondo via their Death Waltz label is the original motion picture soundtrack from the John Carpenter classic ‘They Live’. Composed by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth, the score has Carpenter’s trademark synth sound, with some noticeably western-inspired undertones, and is one of his best. The album is available in two designs: ‘Formaldehyde Face’, which is a Reverse Purple and Blue Splatter clearly inspired by the aliens’ bizarre appearance, and the black and white swirl design titled ‘Annihilation of Consciousness’.

Now available direct from Mondo: mondotees.com/products/they-live-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-lp

NRA, Pyramyd Air Launch New Range in a Box

January 29th, 2019

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association and Pyramyd Air are excited to announce the launch of a new Range in a Box for 2019. The Range in a Box program presented by Pyramyd Air provides temporary air gun ranges to approved clubs and organizations free of charge to facilitate basic firearm safety training and “fun shoot” types of events for people with disabilities.

The Range in a Box provides nearly everything needed to set up a temporary air gun range, including air rifles, air pistols, the portable range, rifle rests and reactive targets. The key components are: seven T-200 Sporter Rifles; three Air Venturi Pistols; one large (8 feet wide by 24 feet long) portable range from Crosman; three Ultimate Tripod rifle rests from McFadden Machine Company; and various reactive target systems from Pyramyd Air. Shipping to and from the event location is also provided at no cost to the user. Consumable materials such as air and tanks, pellets and paper targets are not included.

This resource is intended for use by any organization planning an event to include people with disabilities—the most common participants being veterans’ groups, rehabilitation facilities and gun clubs. To get started, a representative of the group must contact the NRA Adaptive Shooting Program at adaptiveshooting@nrahq.org or visit adaptiveshooting.nrahq.org to print the application and user agreement. Each organization may use the Range in a Box two times to establish the viability of such an event and is then encouraged to apply for grants through The NRA Foundation to purchase its own equipment.

The NRA Adaptive Shooting Program strives to remove barriers that prevent interested groups from hosting more events for people with disabilities by merging the resources of industry partners such as Pyramyd Air with the commitment of the community to spread firearm safety training to a very deserving segment of the population. For more information, visit adaptiveshooting.nrahq.org.

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. 5.5 million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit www.nra.org.

X Products – XCM-9 Modular 9mm Pistol Drum Magazine

January 28th, 2019

Conceptually, this is actually a pretty neat product. The XCM-9 is a 9mm drum magazine with a degree of modularity that allows it to be compatible with a variety of popular 9mm double-stack pistols on the market, such as those manufactured by Glock and Smith & Wesson, among others. The ‘magazine tower’ is the component that swaps out, and not only allows for magazine compatibility between various 9mm pistols, but also comes in different tower heights to accommodate for compact and full size profile grips. The total capacity for the XCM-9 is variable, depending on the tower used on the mag, but it maxes out at 69 rounds. At 5″ in diameter, and sure to be fairly hefty fully loaded, it might be a bit bulky for use with a pistol, if not making for a fun day at the range. However, it seems like it could be a decent companion to a compatible pistol caliber carbine.

Available for pre-order now direct from X Products, with a planed launch date within March 2019.

www.xproducts.com/product/glockdrum

Thousands Apply to Join New Army eSports Team

January 27th, 2019

FORT MEADE, Md. — Over 6,500 Soldiers are already hoping to be part of a new Army esports team that will compete in video game tournaments nationwide in an effort to attract potential recruits.

“It’s essentially connecting America to its Army through the passion of the gaming community,” said Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Jones, NCO-in-charge of the budding team.

About 30 Soldiers are expected to be picked for the team and some of the first positions could be filled this summer. Only active-duty and Reserve Soldiers are currently allowed to apply.

Those chosen will be assigned to the Marketing and Engagement Brigade for three years at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where the Army Recruiting Command is headquartered.

While they will not become recruiters, team members will receive a crash course on Army enlistment programs to answer questions from those interested in learning about the service.

Once built up, the team will fall under an outreach company that will also include an Army rock band and a functional fitness team.

Not everyone on the team will compete. Those who will may train up to six hours per day on video games, Jones said, adding that gameplay sessions would be live streamed or recorded for spectators to watch.

Esports has ballooned in popularity in recent years with millions of followers.

In August, the Washington Post reported that esports could generate about $345 million in revenue this year in North America. In 2017, a major esports tournament in China also drew a peak of more than 106 million viewers — roughly the same number of those who watched last year’s Super Bowl.

“It’s something really new and it’s been gaining a lot of steam,” Jones said.

While on the team, Soldiers will still conduct physical training, weapons qualifications and other responsibilities that come with being a Soldier. They will also have to maintain certifications in their military occupational specialty.

“Outside of that, there will be esports training,” Jones said. “So whatever game they’re playing in, they’ll not only be playing it, but be coached in it to get better.”

The team, he said, shares a similar concept to that of other Army competitive teams that continually train, such as the Golden Knights parachute team, World Class Athlete Program and Army Marksmanship Unit.

“Esports is like traditional sports,” he said. “Nobody can just walk in and expect to play at a competitive level.”

The Army, he said, already has talented gamers out there who can compete in events.

Last weekend, a few Soldiers competed at PAX South in San Antonio as a way to introduce Army esports to the greater gamer community.

In one of the events, a Street Fighter V tournament, two Soldiers placed first and second.

“This is the perfect opportunity to showcase not only to the Army, but to the civilian populace and the esports industry that we also have what it takes,” Jones said of the events.

Recruiters from the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion also joined them and were able to generate some leads with potential recruits, he added.

There are plans to do the same at the PAX East exposition in Boston in late March.

As a gamer and a recruiter himself, Jones said the team can help bridge the civilian-military gap by breaking down misconceptions some young people may have about the Army.

Being able to play their favorite video games with others who share the same passion is also a bonus.

“For a lot of Soldiers, to include myself, it’s like a dream come true,” Jones said. “This is just one of those ways we can start the conversation.”

Story by Sean Kimmons, Army News Service

Photos by SSG Ryan Meaux

Stoeger Airguns Introduces New Generation of Technology with the S4000-E Air Rifle

January 26th, 2019

ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 24, 2019) – Stoeger has redesigned its line of airguns for 2019 and the flagship rifle is the fast-shooting, hard-hitting, yet quiet S4000-E. Whether backyard plinking or hunting small game, the features and adaptability of the S4000-E offer superior shooting performance at an economic price.

Available in .177 and .22 calibers, the S4000-E airgun features a powerful break-action Gas Ram piston to launch alloy pellets up to 1,200 fps (1,000 fps for lead) for the .177 caliber and up to 1,000 fps (800 fps with lead) for the .22 caliber. A two-stage adjustable trigger and automatic ambidextrous safety make these airguns suitable for all shooters. A fiber optic rear sight is fully adjustable for elevation and windage, while interchangeable red and orange fiber optic front sight inserts keep shooters on target.

Versatility shines on the S4000-E with its advanced ergonomics. The grip and forend feature efficient and innovative ProAdaptive Checkering. This grip surface allows shooters to feel as if the airgun is a natural extension of their bodies, providing quick, instinctive aiming and enhanced shooting comfort. The Multi-Grip System offers additional adaptability by giving shooters the ability to personalize style and shooting comfort by choosing between the embossed grips or the ProAdaptive Checkering.

When being quiet counts, the integrated S3 suppressor dramatically reduces shot noise while a recoil-absorbing buttpad takes the bite out of shooting. Both the .177 caliber and .22 caliber airguns are available in a rifle/optics combo package that includes a 4 x 32 mm riflescope and has an MSRP of $179. MSRP for the rifle only is $149 for both calibers.

All Stoeger Airgun models feature a best-in-class 5-year warranty.

Stoeger S4000-E Airgun

Rifle only
Caliber(s): .177; .22. Velocity: .177 – up to 1,200 FPS (1,000 with lead); .22 – up to 1,000 FPS (800 with lead). Action: Break action. Sights: Fiber-optic. Trigger: Two-stage adjustable. Safety: Automatic, ambidextrous. Finish: ProAdaptive Checkering, Multi-Grip System. Warranty: 2 years. MSRP: $149.

Rifle/Optics Combo
Caliber(s): .177; .22. Velocity: .177 – up to 1,200 FPS (1,000 with lead); .22 – up to 1,000 FPS (800 with lead). Action: Break action. Sights: 4 x 32 scope. Trigger: Two-stage adjustable. Safety: Automatic, ambidextrous. Finish: ProAdaptive Checkering, Multi-Grip System. Warranty: 2 years. MSRP: $179.

Sideshow Collectables – The Punisher (War Machine Armor) 1/6 Scale Figure

January 24th, 2019

Ok, so it’s easy to be completely disconnected from the crazy, ever-shifting plotlines of modern comics, so in case you’re not familiar: the Punisher’s been a Frankenstein’s monster, given angelic powers, and most lately he’s taken up the mantle of Ghost Rider, and he raised a baby Thanos into a Punisher himself. So, a Frank Castle in War Machine armor is pretty tame by comparison, and given all that heavy weaponry, pretty appropriate. Manufactured by Hot Toys and sold by Sideshow, this War Machine Punisher figure comes in at 32.5 cm in height (~13 in), and features 30 points of articulation, as well as a helmeted head with LED ligh-up fuction and skull pattern. Plus, it comes with the following weapons and accessories:

– Detachacble chest armor
– Built-in shoulder missile launchers
– Missle firing forearm armor
– Two sets of interchangeable forearm inner armor
– 4 pairs of interchangeable hands
– Articulated shoulder-mounted mini-gun
– Articulated back-mounted shoulder cannon
– Ammo belt for mini gun

This figure comes complete with a figure stand and interchangeable graphic card.

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-the-punisher-war-machine-armor-hot-toys-904324

Resident Evil 2 – Launch Trailer

January 23rd, 2019

The Resident Evil 2 remake is only two days away from launch, so Capcom released this trailer. The trailer does show off a fair bit of the game and plot, so be wary if you’re sensitive to spoilers.

Resident Evil 2 (remake) launches January 25th, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

HatsanUSA, Inc. Launches New Vectis Airgun at SHOT Show

January 21st, 2019

The Vectis airgun brings modern sporting features to the classic lever-action.

Bentonville, AR (January, 21 2019) – Providing a modern take on an old classic, Hatsan’s new Vectis is a unique, lever-action, Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) airgun. Reminiscent of a lever-action cowboy rifle, the Vectis is capable of delivering up to 35 shots on a single fill, making it easy to empty a tin of pellets in no time.

Based on the Flash platform, the Vectis maintains the same lightweight characteristics. Weighing 7 lbs., the Vectis features a one-piece receiver and a sturdy, synthetic-polymer QuietEnergy barrel shroud that protects the barrel and dampens noise up to 50%. The airgun’s 165cc fixed-air cylinder is constructed from lightweight, strong aluminum alloy. A combo optics rail is machined into the receiver and continues down the length of the barrel shroud to provide shooters with 17 inches of uninterrupted rail space. The Vectis is capable of accepting both 11mm and 22mm mounts.

Just like the rifles of the old west, the sturdy trigger guard acts as the rifle’s cocking lever. Simply rotate the lever 45 degrees to cock the rifle. Follow-up shots are quick and easy, thanks to the S/Roto Index Magazine. Each of the 2 included magazines can hold up to 14 pellets. A single-shot tray is also included for those who might want to precision-load pellets individually. The Vectis is available in.177, .22, and .25 caliber.

Although lightweight and affordable, the Vectis is not without Hatsan’s hallmark features such as a precision-rifled and choked barrel to ensure accuracy and dependability. The Vectis also sports Hatsan’s Quattro Trigger. The Quattro Trigger is a fully-adjustable 2-stage match style trigger – designed for both hunters and target shooters alike. A color-coded pressure gauge is integrated and viewable from beneath the rifle for easy fill pressure monitoring. The removable flip-up sights are infused with TruGlo fiber optics, and the rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation.

The Vectis is configured to accommodate all shooters. The ambidextrous, all-weather, synthetic stock sports a Monte Carlo cheek rest and is built to last. This ergonomic thumbhole grip allows the lever-action to be cycled with minimal motion, so the shooter’s eyes can stay on target. A Picatinny accessory rail mounted beneath the forend permits shooters to add their favorite accessory and give the rifle a customized look and feel. Although this airgun produces very little recoil, it features a soft, ventilated, rubber butt pad for added comfort for all types of shooters.

Vectis Features

  • Multi-Shot lever action repeating PCP air rifle
  • Available in .177, .22, and .25 caliber
  • Easy to cycle cocking lever built into the trigger guard
  • Precision rifled and choked steel barrel
  • Advanced polymer shroud with integrated QuietEnergy sound moderator
  • 2 detachable, caliber specific, S/Roto Index magazines
  • Includes a single-shot tray for precision shooting
  • Ambidextrous, all-weather, advanced polymer synthetic thumbhole stock
  • Picatinny accessory rail on the bottom of the forend
  • Patented anti-knock system prevents gas wastage when the rifle is knocked or bounced
  • Extra long combo optics rail extends from the receiver along the top of the barrel
  • Removable flip-up sights with TruGlo fiber optics
  • Vectis Specifications

  • .177 Cal – 1,250 FPS Lead-Free, 1,150 FPS Lead, 29 FPE, 14-Shot Magazine, 35 shots/Fill
  • .22 Cal – 1,120 FPS Lead-Free, 1,000 FPS, 38 FPE, 12-Shot Magazine, 30 shots/Fill
  • .25 Cal – 900 FPS Lead & Lead-Free, 40 FPE, 10-Shot Magazine, 25 Shots/Fill
  • Fixed 165cc aluminum air cylinder
  • 200 Bar fill pressure
  • Advanced polymer thumbhole stock/Monte Carlo cheek piece
  • 41.3″ overall length
  • 17.7″ Barrel Length
  • 7.1 lbs. overall weight
  • Removable rear flip-up sight w/TruGlo green fibers-windage/elevation adjustments
  • Removable front flip-up sight w/TruGlo red fiber
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    Cody Firearms Museum Seeks Veterans to Be a Part of History at CFM Veteran VIP Experience

    January 20th, 2019

    Cody Firearms Museum to host US Veterans and record their histories as they make their way across America at the CFM Veteran VIP Experience in Cody, WY

    CODY — January 17, 2019— Today, the Cody Firearms Museum (CFM) revealed a teaser for one of its new premier exhibits to be launched at its grand re-opening the weekend of July 5, 2019. Among the many exhibits to be unveiled this summer, the Military Area will incorporate first-hand accounts from U.S. veterans. The CFM seeks U.S. veterans to relay testimonials of their service and experiences at the CFM Veteran VIP Experience.

    The CFM Veteran VIP Experience is an invitation to veterans and active military to be the very first to record personal accounts, offering museum-goers a glimpse into the complexity of their jobs and the magnitude of their bravery. “The CFM Veteran VIP Experience will capture a living history that we are proud to curate at our museum,” said Ashley Hlebinsky, Curator at the Cody Firearms Museum. “The testimonials from our veterans will provide insight for generations to come as well as create a community-centric model for our museum.”

    The CFM Veteran VIP Experience will take place on July 5, the day before the CFM opens to the public. Participating veterans will have a first glance at the exhibit and are invited the following day to the public opening along with their families. “We want to offer our veterans a VIP experience while becoming the first to contribute to this recorded legacy,” continued Hlebinsky. “The interactive component is user-friendly and will be on display for our 200,000 annual visitors. We’re calling on vets and vet organizations to join us during our grand re-opening in July.”

    The CFM is seeking veteran organizations to partner with them in promoting and/or sponsoring the special event. The CFM Veteran VIP Experience requires an RSVP to the event and is exclusive to veterans and active military personnel. Inquires may be directed to kie@solutionnaires.com.

    Additionally, you can meet Ashley Hlebinsky – Curator at the CFM. Her level of knowledge is amazing. She will be at the CFM booth #2428 on Thursday, January 24th from 2pm – 3:30pm.

    Air Venturi – Officially Licensed Springfield Armory Replica Series Debuting at SHOT 2019

    January 19th, 2019

    CLEVELAND, OHIO (January 18, 2019) Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns will be showcasing its brand new officially licensed Springfield Armory® replica pistols and rifles at the 2019 SHOT Show, located in booth #2007.

    The iconic M1 Carbine Rifle, the standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War, will be available through Air Venturi as both a .177 BB CO2 air rifle or 6mm CO2 airsoft rifle starting in spring 2019. Featuring an full metal receiver and synthetic wood look stock, the .177 CO2 BB Rifle shoots velocities up to 425 fps and gets nearly 40 shots per 12 gram CO2 cartridge.

    When the XD(M)® series of polymer pistols were introduced in 2007 from Springfield Armory®, the line featured a ground-breaking design that offered new and higher standards for ergonomic comfort, ease of operation, features and performance. Over one decade later, Air Venturi brings this legendary series to the airgun and airsoft replica market, in both compact (3.8″) and standard (4.5″) configurations. The .177 BB

    CO2 series features a 20 rd mag, full blowback and can shoot velocities of up to 325 fps. The airsoft pistol series are powered by green gas (with CO2 magazines available) and can shoot up to 280 fps in the compact models, and up to 330 fps in the standard models.

    Both the airsoft and airgun versions offer interchangeable backstraps, like its firearm counterpart, for ergonomic comfort. The 3.8″ compact versions offer coordinating grip frame extensions to allow the use of the longer 4.5″ version magazines.

    Both BB and airsoft models will be available in all black and black frame/silver slide finishes starting in spring 2019.

    “We are beyond excited to be launching both the M1 Carbine rifle series and XD(M)® pistol series as our first replicas from the iconic Springfield Armory® line of firearms,” said Val Gamerman, President of Air Venturi. “The M1 Carbine embodies the history of the revered firearm that was used not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. The XD(M)® series of pistols, available in 8 different configurations, will be available in spring 2019, and will be a hit with airgunners, replica enthusiasts and airsoft fans alike.”

    “With the 2019 release of the M1 Carbine and XD(M)® officially licensed replicas, this marks Springfield Armory’s first chapter in the airgun and airsoft industry,” stated Steve McKelvain, Springfield Armory® President. “This is the first of many replica rifles and pistols that will solidify both Air Venturi and Springfield Armory’s place in the progression of quality airguns and airsoft guns.”

    Retailers are invited to learn more by visiting the Springfield Armory® and Air Venturi booth, #2007 at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

    www.airventuri.com/av