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BLACKHAWK! Launches New Fall Apparel Line at 2017 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits

April 24th, 2017

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Overland Park, KS – April 24, 2017 – BLACKHAWK!’s commitment to quality, reliability and durability are reflected in every item it produces. That includes BLACKHAWK!’s new fall apparel line for 2017, which launches at the NRA Show on April 27 to 30. The line features eight new clothing styles, including shirts, pants and jackets— everything needed to feel comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level.

“We are excited about the extensions to the apparel line for Fall 2017 season,” said Jamie Lindberg, BLACKHAWK! Senior Manager of Apparel Merchandising. “We feel confident we have a comprehensive line that really aligns with our consumer expectations of performance and quality, as well as brings a modern design aesthetic to the market.”

The line includes a distinctive “perfect” shirt collection. The Purpose Shirt, Precision Shirt and Verity Shirt were all developed off of consumer insights on what makes a shirt perfect for concealed carry. The Purpose Shirt features Tac Flow 2.0 fabric, a lightweight, quick-dry fabric that is designed for continuous movement and breathability. The Precision Shirt includes a stain resistant coating to resist oil, water and stains, while the Verity Shirt features plaid fabric to reduce imprinting and breakaway snap plackets to allow for quick access. A new polo in the line called the Cool React Polo features a sweat activated technology on the interior of the fabric, which creates a cooling sensation keeping you both cool and dry.

In addition to these items, two jackets and a pair of pants will also be available. The garments are designed for operators and personnel who demand a reliable blend of function and security. The balance of the 2017 apparel line is designed to make every-day concealed carry more comfortable with well-designed features and innovative fabrics. Non-printing casual shirts and polos are designed for daily wear and to retain BLACKHAWK! functionality.

BLACKHAWK!’s steadfast dedication to quality traces back to the roots of the company, and the attention to detail shows in every stitch. That tradition continues with the 2017 apparel line. BLACKHAWK! apparel fights hard and wears easy.

BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit www.blackhawk.com.

Go Team Venture! The Art and Making of the Venture Bros.

April 23rd, 2017

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Venture Bros., the loving tribute/parody to the classic Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoons of the 60’s and 70’s, particularly Johnny Quest (although other inspirations are apparent), is now the subject of a making of/art book published by Dark Horse. The book, written by Ken Plume, with extensive input by Venture Bros. creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, features behind-the-scenes content spanning all 6 seasons of the Venture Bros., along with original sketches and never-before-seen artwork. Check out the official product page below to see where it is sold.

www.darkhorse.com/Books/20-077/Go-Team-Venture-The-Art-and-Making-of-the-Venture-Bros-HC

Gummi Army Guys

April 22nd, 2017

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It’s gummy candy, it’s little green army men; what’s not to like?

Feel free to pick a few up from the non-affiliate Amazon link below:

www.amazon.com/Albanese-Candy-Gummi-Army-5-pound/dp/B004G97202

Call Of Duty WWII Confirmed

April 21st, 2017

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OK, so it’s not like it wasn’t already ‘confirmed’ last month, but this is an ‘official’ confirmation. Next Wednesday, 4/26, is the official reveal; a bit earlier than E3, but, hey, who’s gonna complain?

Based on years past, we should see some early footage next week at the reveal, followed by campaign footage at E3 2017 (edited ‘in the interest of time’), and finally an official multiplayer reveal sometime afterwards, followed by the standard November release.

American Assassin Trailer

April 20th, 2017

As long as the characters in the movie recognize that a rear sight doesn’t sit on the eyebrow, then it’ll be just fine.

Nikon Introduces New LaserForce Rangefinder Binocular

April 19th, 2017

Melville, NY (April 19, 2017) – Nikon Sport Optics has officially announced the introduction of its highly anticipated binocular with a built-in 1900-yard laser rangefinder. The new LaserForce rangefinder binocular combines superior optical quality, ergonomic single-hand control, technologically enhanced features and a 100% backing with Nikon’s No-Fault Policy. This combination equates to a highly efficient, must-have optic for results-driven hunters and shooters.

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LaserForce features a laser capable of ranging distances from 10-1900 yards* with instantaneous readouts on a crisp OLED display. Distances are displayed in 0.1 yd increments to 100 yards, and 1-yard increments over 100 yards. The OLED display offers a 4-step brightness adjustment, making it easily readable under any light conditions and against various objects.

Featuring Nikon’s ID (Incline/Decline) Technology to compensate for the effects that slope has on trajectory, LaserForce provides hunters and shooters with the compensated range necessary to make the shot, whether uphill, downhill or on level ground.

The 10×42 binocular component of the optic features ED (Extra-low dispersion) Glass. This superior glass corrects chromatic aberration that causes color fringing for high-resolution, contrast-rich images. Additionally, full multilayer-coated lenses and prisms and a reflective mirror coating that is applied on the mirror surface of the roof prism unit reveal pristine images. The long eye relief design, combined with turn-and-slide rubber eyecups facilitate a custom fit for users’ individual viewing needs, with or without eyeglasses.

The overall design of LaserForce was engineered with the specific needs of hunters and shooters traveling the world’s most rugged types of terrain. The rubber armoring conforming to a metal die-cast body provides a highly durable exterior with a grip that is tailored to the texture and shape of the human hand. LaserForce is also completely waterproof/fogproof with a nitrogen-purged body that prevents fogging or molding inside the optical system, even under significant changes in temperature.

With an MSRP of $1,199.95, LaserForce is the single optic solution for serious hunters and shooters who mandate a high-quality binocular to acquire a distant target and a dependable laser to range the exact distance before taking the shot.

www.nikonsportoptics.com

PeterSripol Modifies A NERF Blaster

April 18th, 2017

YouTube content creator Peter Sripol has recently released this video, where he modifies a pump-action NERF blaster into a pneumatic cannon of sorts. Due to its design, it can launch virtually any object that can fit down its barrel, which is shown to great effect during the footage.

You can check out more of PeterSripol’s YouTube content on his channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yF9tV4xWEMZkel7q8La_w

DP-12 Tactical Pen

April 17th, 2017

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The DP-12 is a double-barrel pump-action 12 gauge shotgun with a unique firing mechanism; after each pump, pulling the trigger twice fires both barrels one after the other. So, in a way, you can say the DP-12 is kind of a hybrid pump/semi-auto shotgun.

Standard Manufacturing, the makers of the DP-12, have just released a tactical pen with DP-12 branding. It features an aircraft grade aluminum body, with a integral hardened steel glass breaking tool/self-defense device, and a pocket clip. The pen has the DP-12 logo on the body, and refills with standard ink cartridges. I can’t help but feel there’s a missed opportunity here. They really should have made the pen with a double point, or something.

www.stdgun.com/dp-12-tactical-pen

Star Wars Battlefront II Reveal Trailer

April 16th, 2017

Check out this reveal trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, which premiered as part of this year’s Star Wars Celebration. DICE’s Battlefront, a reboot of the beloved Star Wars Battlefront series developed by Pandemic Studios in the mid 2000s, was a technically-impressive but somewhat lackluster game, featuring gorgeous graphics mixed with what ultimately felt more like Battlefield groundplay in a Star Wars skin, and vehicle combat which many gamers felt paled in comparison to its predecessor series. This sequel promises an actual story campaign, along with key battles from all three eras of the current Star Wars mainline canon, and the addition of space combat.

Hopefully, with this iteration of the Battlefront series, the game truly improves on its predecessor, and draws a bit more from Pandemic’s previous take on the franchise.

The Walking Dead Michonne with Michonne’s Pets Walker Twin Pack – Threezero Exclusive)

April 15th, 2017

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Threezero is offering an exclusive 1/6 scale figure pack of Michonne and her Walker pets from The Walking Dead television series. The figures are fully-articulated, with tailored and weathered clothing, as well as all appropriate accessories, including Michonne’s iconic katana. Available now for preorder.

www.threezerohk.com/product/the-walking-dead-michonne-exclusive

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer

April 14th, 2017

Star Wars for Christmas! Woo!

TIHK – HK2 Handcuff Key

April 13th, 2017

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Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key has just launched the newest iteration of their flagship concealable handcuff key, the HK2. The HK2 is a near-universal handcuff key designed to be worn inconspicuously on one’s person. It features a integrated clip to attach to a belt loop or other article of clothing, with two small teeth to further improve retention. The HK2 is also designed to work more smoothly in a larger variety of handcuffs when compared to the original TIHK.

tihk.co/products/hk2-handcuff-key

Adaptive Tactical’s Patented Removable Barrel Insert Now Available For Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifles

April 12th, 2017

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Patented removable insert allows for a custom fit for standard tapered barrels and bull barrels.

Nampa, Idaho (April 2017) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is pleased to announce that its patented removable barrel insert for the Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® rifle is now available on the Adaptive Tactical website and through various retailers.

Developed by Adaptive Tactical, the removable barrel insert revolutionized the customization of Ruger 10/22 platforms by providing an easy option to quick change barrels from tapered to bull, without gunsmithing tools while ensuring a stable, strong fit in the same 10/22 stock. The insert allows for a custom fit for both standard tapered barrels and .920-inch bull barrels in Adaptive Tactical’s Tac-Hammer TK22 Takedown stock, the Tac-Hammer TK22C 22 Charger Takedown Stock, and the ADTAC™ RM4 Stock.

Adaptive Tactical’s versatile removable barrel insert offers customers multiple choices in one platform, and is just one of many ground-breaking firearms innovations developed and patented for the benefit of the shooting sportsman or woman.

In addition, Adaptive Tactical is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with FAB Defense regarding Adaptive Tactical’s removable barrel insert, U.S. Patent 8,056,278.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit www.adaptivetactical.com or “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram. For more information on Adaptive Graphx or St?nCamo, visit www.adaptivegraphx.com and www.stoncamo.com.

Regal Robot – Mandalorian Skull Mini Sculpture

April 11th, 2017

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Regal Robot’s Mandalorian Skull Mini Sculpture is a polyurethane resin scupture modeled after Boba Fett’s iconic Mythosaur skull emblem. It is hand painted in a realistic bone look, and comes complete with a full color box.

In practical terms, it could be used as the coolest paperweight anyone could own, or it would look equally good on a shelf.

Currently in production, with a projected ship date of June 2017.

regalrobot.com/shop/star-wars-furniture-art-decor/mandalorian-skull-mini-sculpture

Thor: Ragnarok Teaser Trailer

April 10th, 2017

In the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe trailer, Hela destroys Moljnir, devastates Asgard, and displaces Thor to Sakaar, where he gets a haircut and has to battle Gladiator Hulk™ in a storyline that’s a bit more than loosely based on the Planet Hulk comic run.

Plus Led Zeppelin.

Thor: Ragnarok is slated to launch November 3rd, 2017.

The Force Awakens – A Bad Lip Reading

April 9th, 2017

I just want to say that Mark Hamill does a really good Harrison Ford impression.

Stansport – 12 Gauge Shotshell Thermal Bottle

April 8th, 2017

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Technically, at a capacity of 25 oz, Stansport’s 12 Gauge Shotshell Thermal Bottle is quite a bit larger than an actual 12 Gauge shotshell, but I’m just being nitpicky. Made of BPA-free 18-8 stainless steel, insulated with double wall construction, this thermal bottle keeps hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold for up to 24 hours. Also available in green, because that’s a color shotshells come in.

www.stansport.com/12-ga-shotshell-thermal-bottle-25-oz-red-8970-60

PMAG 10 Year Anniversary T-Shirt – Get It While It’s Hot

April 7th, 2017

Way back in 2007 Magpul introduced their first PMAG. During the ensuing decade they’ve exapnded the line and placed millions in service with armed citizens, LE and military. This t-shirt, which first showed up at SHOT Show, comemorates the feat.

Features:
100% Ring Spun Cotton
Designed, Engineered, and Patterned by Magpul
Side Seam Cut-N-Sew construction
Printed in the USA
Small – 3XLarge

www.magpul.com/products/magpul-fine-cotton-pmag-10th-anniversary-logo-t-shirt

The Punisher Netflix Teaser Poster

April 6th, 2017

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Oh, yeah, it’s coming.

Magpul Developed a 60-Round Quad Magazine

April 5th, 2017


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Shortly after the introduction of the original PMAG, Magpul began working on increased capacity solutions. The “Quad” or “Coffin” mag concept never delivered the reliability in rough handling and adverse conditions that they require from their magazine products, and so the design never made it into production. Lessons learned during this program eventually fed into the D-60 program.

Coke Can Minigun

April 4th, 2017

So the title is a bit misleading, because this isn’t really a minigun, so much as a multi-barrel ballistic launcher (I’m all about the semantics). Still, it’s cool, and who doesn’t appreciate taking common household items and making neat stuff like this?

Check out The Q’s YouTube channel for more projects similar to this one – www.youtube.com/channel/UCZdGJgHbmqQcVZaJCkqDRwg

I Kilt You Not: 5.11’s Popular Tactical Kilt is Back

April 3rd, 2017

With the wrong clothes, a day at the range can be a real pain in the butt (pun intended). And if you’ve ever worn jeans while practicing, you know that mobility and flexibility goes out the door. Fear not! 5.11 has created the perfect piece of apparel to take your training to the next level—the Tactical Duty Kilt. Back by popular demand, 5.11 has reintroduced its rugged, manly, limited edition Tactical Duty Kilt.

Designed to meet the demanding needs of fitness, shooting, and outdoor enthusiasts across the nation, 5.11 also released a new video to reveal to you the ins and outs of the popular kilt.

Featuring CrossFit Athlete, Josh Bridges, this funny (really, it’s funny) video shows Josh (along with a few other manly men) put the 5.11 kilt to the test. And no, this is not an April Fools’ joke. The once fictitious Kilt (oddly enough, it started as an April Fools’ joke in 2012) is again available for purchase in the U.S. while supplies last.

A portion of the proceeds of every
kilt sold will benefit the FBINAA.


The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.

As Found On Instagram

April 2nd, 2017

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As found on Dugan Ashley’s Instagram page. Yeah, it’s a bit late for a post about anything from April Fool’s, but you never know when a ‘prank’ announcement ends up being true.

Bring back Carnik Con!

Rick And Morty Season Three Preview!

April 1st, 2017

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Adult Swim’s April Fool’s event usually involve playing Tommy Wiseau’s ‘The Room’, or as is the case a few years back revitalizing Toonami, but this year they started off the block with a preview of Season Three of the highly-popular sci-fi comedy series ‘Rick and Morty’.

As was made clear from a bump aired after the episode ended, the season officially starts this Summer, but this first episode is a welcome preview.

If you missed it, the episode will be on repeat on Cartoon Network until midnight Eastern, and it’s also playing on repeat on the official Adult Swim April Fool’s stream, which can be watched at the link below:

www.adultswim.com/videos/streams

War for the Planet of the Apes – Official Trailer

March 31st, 2017

I’m still a sucker for the original series; their pronounced campy-ness is part of their charm. Regardless, this new Planet of the Apes series has been pretty good so far.