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NERF TerraScout Now Available

December 2nd, 2016

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NERF’s TerraScout, the RC NERF blaster drone that was unveiled back in June, is now available in stores. The TerraScout is a blaster drone that features a 720p video camera, which can be controlled via an included remote; the remote features an integrated LCD screen for live viewing. An additional detail that has come to light is users can record the video feed onto an SSD card.

The drone itself comes complete with an 18-dart mag/clip, which it fires full-automatic, and is compatible with NERF N-Strike barrel extensions. It is also capable of traveling on (mostly) all terrain via its tank-like treads.

MSRP is still $200, so this one might have to wait until Christmas.

Death Stranding – Trailer 2

December 1st, 2016

Kojima is a weird dude.

Also, del Toro cameo confirms it: this is totally the Pan’s Labyrinth sequel no one asked for.

Armageddon Gear Beer Bivy

November 30th, 2016

It’s rare to see this much awesome packed into 1:51.

www.armageddongear.com/Beer-Bivy

DroneShield DroneGun

November 29th, 2016

The DroneShield DroneGun sends a targeted signal up to 2km away to disable drones / UAVs. Not available commercially… yet, but in all honesty it probably won’t ever be.

www.droneshield.com/dronegun

White Rabbit Project

November 28th, 2016

It’s Mythbusters 2.0 coming soon to a Netflix-enabled device near you.

Fully Functioning Fallout 4 Automatic Laser Rifle

November 27th, 2016

Ok, to be fair it’s not “functional” in that it shoots an actual laser projectile, but the barrels (if you can call them that) spin, the muzzle flashes with light, and it makes game-authentic sounds.

If you have the aptitude necessary to make one for yourself, the creator put the plans online here:

www.myminifactory.com/object/fallout-4-automatic-laser-rifle-25153

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer 3

November 26th, 2016

Looks pretty.

Cards Against Humanity – The Holiday Hole

November 25th, 2016

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Every year around the holidays, the Cards Against Humanity team comes up with a new gimmick. Last year, for Black Friday, they sold literally nothing… for $5 a pop. Unabashed capitalism at its finest.

This year, they’re digging a hole. And that’s pretty much it.

The reason we brought this up is because our friends at Tacticalgear.com donated a $1001 towards this funny but ultimately pointless endeavor. In fact, here’s the email they received after their donation:

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If donating towards digging a big hole literal money pit is your thing, then click the link below.

holidayhole.com

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2016

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

Bullets vs Propeller In Slow Motion

November 23rd, 2016

The Slo Mo Guys, in association with (and sponsorship from) EA, produced a video where they recorded slow motion footage of a machine gun and propeller setup. They first recorded footage where the synchronization gear was active, a mechanism which timed a plane-mounted machine gun to fire in-between the arc of a propeller’s blades, making plane-mounted machine guns viable during the Great War. The second bit of footage has the synchronization gear turned off, and it resulted in 4 hits to the propeller blades.

Neat stuff.

Violent Little Machine Shop – Every State in Thin Blue Line Patch Series

November 22nd, 2016

Violent Little Machine Shop took Thin Blue Line morale patches to the next level, and created a Thin Blue Line patch for every one of the 50 states that make up the USA. Vermont? Check. Delaware? Absolutely. Hawaii? You bettcha! All US states, Alabama through Wyoming, are fully represented in this patch set in glorious PVC, Velcro-backed, either 3″ tall or 3″ wide. The initial order consisted of 7800 individual patches, so there’s plenty to go around.

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To drive the point home, here’s SSD’s TFB’s current state of headquarters: Virginia. You can get your state of residence direct from VLMS, or if you’re feeling particularly supportive you can buy a set consisting of all 50 patches. $50 of each set sold will be donated to The Fraternal Order of Police – Treasure Valley to help support the recovery of two local officers, one in critical condition, and a K9 that were shot in VLMS’ home state of Idaho on November 11th.

www.violentlittle.com/products/every-state-in-thin-blue-line-tactical-patch-series

The STK Multi-Tool: Sliding Tool & Knife for Every Day Carry On Kickstarter

November 21st, 2016

I’m a fan of a good EDC multitool, and with Kickstarter allowing all sorts of ideas to gain fruition, it’s no surprise that a bunch of multitools pop up as fundable projects. One such tool is the STK from Kopis Designs. The STK, which stands for ‘Sliding Tool and Knife’, and could be pronounced like the word ‘stick’ (although it sure doesn’t look like one), is a multitool with an integrated opening and locking mechanism. The frame is made of 6AL4V titanium, and the blade is made of S35VN steel. The blade functions as a straight-edge knife, and also hosts the following features:

  

  • push-cut / scraping blade
  • flathead/pry edge
  • 1/4″ bit diver
  • bottle opener
  • wingnut and O2 valve wrench
  • wire-striper notch
  • The STK’s opposite end also hosts a titanium pocket clip, which can also double as a money clip, if you feel a wallet is too high profile.

      
    In addition to the STK, Kopis is also offering the Rift EDC tool on the same project campaign. The Rift is very much a companion piece to the STK, with a design very reminiscent of the later, but it is intended as a “travel-safe pry tool”; “travel-safe” in this case means ‘intentionally designed with no sharp edges’. Also manufactured of 6AL4V titanium, the Edge features the following tools:

  • box opening point
  • scraping / pry edge
  • flathead
  • 1/4″ bit driver / bottle opener
  • O2 wrench / 1/4″ bit storage / key ring slot
  • pocket clip & key dangler
  • If you like what you see, feel free to click the link below and put more than a few dollars towards the project.

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/kopisdesigns/the-stk-multi-tool-sliding-tool-and-knife-for-ever

    Kong Island – Trailer 2

    November 20th, 2016


    Hope it’s better than that Godzilla remake that starred Walter White and Kickass.

    Trench Club from Battlefield 1 – MAN AT ARMS feat. Danny Trejo

    November 19th, 2016

    Seems a bit ornate it for a trench club, on the other hand it’s really cool.

    The American Dream Trailer

    November 18th, 2016

    Looking for a title to justify the outrageous amount of money you spent on your VR headset? Then you might want to take a look at ‘The American Dream’ by Australian indie game developer Samurai Punk.

    …Ok, it’s not a killer app for VR platforms, just an absurdist game where you perform everyday tasks, except you’re only able to interact with the game world by shooting at it with your guns. But, hey, dual GI-spec 1911s, right?

    The American Dream drops sometime in 2017.

    2A LiFE

    November 17th, 2016

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    2A LiFE is a clothing and lifestyle brand that’s just recently sprung up. Right now, the first and only product available in their lineup is a red, white, and blue #2AVA PVC, Velcro-backed patch. Expect to see some t-shirts, and more, as time goes on.

    Check out their site (to order a patch) and Instagram (to see what new products are being thought up) via the links below:

    www.instagram.com/2a_life
    www.2alife.us

    SIG SAUER Introduces the 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol

    November 16th, 2016

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    Newington, NH (November 16, 2016) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol. Modeled after the 1911 Max centerfire pistol designed by World Speed Shooting Champion and Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, Jr., this CO2-powered, semi-automatic 1911-style BB pistol is a fun and useful training tool for shooters of all skill levels – from beginners to experts.

    “When it comes to shooting, consistent training is invaluable, whether you are a member of law enforcement, the military or are a responsible citizen carrying to protect your family,” said Max Michel, Jr., captain of Team SIG. “Despite this, many people don’t have the time, opportunity or finances to train as much as they should. The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol gives you the flexibility to train anywhere, anytime with measurable results. Dry fire training is always recommended, but can be boring and sometimes misleading. This is a great way for those who typically shoot a 1911-style pistol to work on accuracy, speed and drawing from concealment.”

    The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol fits in current 1911 holster systems and has the same weight and controls of a traditional 1911 firearm. It features a full-metal slide and frame with realistic blowback action of the metal slide. The 16-round magazine holds 4.5mm steel BBs and the trigger has the same styling and shape as the 1911 Max firearm. There is also a cam lever CO2 loading port for easy and quick loading of the 12gr CO2 cartridges. The .177 caliber 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol shoots up to 410 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

    The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol also gives newer shooters the ability to learn firearm safety and basic fundamentals in a controlled, comfortable, quiet, and safe environment. It removes the intimidation factor of the loud bang and recoil, leaving the newer shooter more confident and with a much better understanding of traditional firearms and their safe use.

    “I’m a 10-year Army veteran and have been a pro shooter for nearly 20 years, and I enjoy shooting this BB pistol because it’s just incredibly fun,” said Michel. “Regardless of your shooting ability, practice with this BB pistol is a really enjoyable and affordable way to improve your skills. I love shooting with my kids and this provides a platform for me to teach them safely while building their confidence. In the next few years as they continue to progress into more traditional firearms, they will be much better prepared because of the training they are receiving with the 1911 Max Michel BB pistol.”

    MSRP: $110.99

    To see a video of Max Michel training with the 1911 Max Michel BB pistol, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujjKUOxevFk&t. For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit www.sigsauerasp.com.

    Vantage Point, LLC – Vantage Point Tactical Go Pro Mount

    November 15th, 2016

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    The Vantage Point by Vantage Point, LLC is a versatile, modular system for Go Pro cameras that centers around an action camera plate.

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    The plate can be mounted either to Vantage Point’s modular harness system, or to any MOLLE/PALS-compatible attachment system, providing wearers with an optimal location to shoot POV or action footage.

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    Adding to the versatility of the mounting plate, straps can be utilized to mount the plate and camera to stationary locations, such as on a tree branch or pole to take advantage of a specific view angle.

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    vantagepointeffect.com

    Batou’s Shotgun Is A Six12

    November 14th, 2016

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    This pic was sent over to me by SSD’s Admin, so I don’t know the origin. What I can say is, based on it being a pic of “Batou’s Shotgun”, it’s obviously a prop from the upcoming (and quite honestly craptastic-looking) Ghost in the Shell movie. It also happens to be a duded up Crye Precision Six12 rotary drum bullpup 12 gauge shotgun, which to be fair is a pretty futuristic-looking piece.

    Edit: Google image search came up with this page: beagle-voyage.com/movie-ghost-in-the-shell-movie-props-2016.

    There’s a few other prop weapons from the movie as well.

    Pimp My Gun

    November 13th, 2016

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    An oldie but a goodie, the Pimp My Gun app lets you create a custom firearm from an assortment of modern rifles and sub machine guns. You can go mundane, like my HK 416-esque creation above, or you can make something wild and wholly impractical. The choice is yours.

    pimpmygun.doctornoob.com/app

    Inside The M4 Carbine

    November 12th, 2016

    A more accurate title would arguably be “Inside The AR-15”, but the base gun’s the same, so it’s a minor nitpick. Plus, that cutout interspersed throughout the footage is really neat.

    Update: HERA Arms CQR AR Stock And Forward Grip

    November 11th, 2016

    Coming to a Deux Ex sequel near you

    An update from The Firearm Blog revealed the pricing for the highly-anticipated HERA Arms CQR AR furniture set:

    California stock – $124.00

    Normal stock – $119.00

    Front grip – $39.00

    Functional AR furniture can be had for less, to be sure, but these pieces are:

    1) Imported from Germany

    and

    2) Pretty unique (and stylish)

    Plus, $158 (normal stock + grip) isn’t really as bad a price as it could have been for the whole set.

    LAN World still hasn’t made an announcement regarding availability, so stay tuned for further info.

    www.lanworldinc.com

    www.hera-arms.com

    inkfidel – Paratrooper Pop Top

    November 10th, 2016

    “Check Static Lines!”

    The Paratrooper Pop Top will open your beer in style. Fashioned from a static line snap hook, each Pop Top ships in it’s own slip on silk bag made from a retired parachute.

    inkfidel.com/products/paratrooper-pop-top-bottle-opener

    This post was originally on Soldier Systems Daily.

    Star Wars Rogue One Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT Vehicle

    November 9th, 2016

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    The name for this thing sure is a mouthful, huh?

    Anyway, the Star Wars Rogue One Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT Vehicle is a (very clearly) Kenner-inspired toy set; it really looks like it was manufactured in the 70s. The All Terrain Armored Cargo Transport comes complete with firing projectiles, a removable cargo bay playset, and three 3 3/4″ figures: C2-B5, Jyn Erso, and an Imperial AT-ACT driver. If that isn’t enough, it’s also controllable with your smartphone. Neat.

    www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSB7076

    PSA: Go Vote

    November 8th, 2016

    If you are in American citizen and you read this site, and you’re of legal voting age, go vote!

    That is all.