German toy company Hauck Toys has created the NERF Battle Racer, a pedal-powered cart with NERF branding and full support and storage for NERF blasters and accessories. It features multiple placeholders for NERF blasters and darts, an ergonomic molded seat, and a handbreak.
Batfleck is kicking all kinds of ass in this trailer. I’m actually finally excited to see BvS when it comes out later this year.
Primer Projects is back with their newest product, the Anti-Anti Gun Club patch. The patch is soft PVC, colored Black and White, sized 3″ x 2″, with Velcro hook backing.
You can get it here: primerprojects.com/product/anti-anti-gun-club
Sure, why not?
Of the two Marvel property movie trailers that aired during last night’s Super Bowl, which one was better?
Japanese fashion company Beauty and Youth has partnered with luggage company Briefing to produce a couple of Camo Flap Sacks. The Sacks are made of MilSpec materials, and sport a main buckle flap entry, front zip pouch, and two side compartments. Most notably, the packs seem to be made of Brookwood’s All Terrain Arid and All Terrain Transitional pattern fabric, a feature which isn’t mentioned in any of the info for the packs.
Condor’s Element jacket is a softshell jacket new for 2016. it features a fleece-lined interior, two internal pockets with media port, and a stow-away hoodie. Additional features include dual slider YKK zipper and articulated elbows and sleeves.
The Kershaw Emerson CQC-2K Black is currently up on Massdrop, going for $15.99, with an MSRP of $59.99. You have to be a member of Massdrop to take advantage of the ‘drop’, but all that requires is creating an account, and it ends in about 9 days, so take advantage while you can.
I’m cautiously optimistic about the DOOM reboot.
DOOM drops May 13th, 2016.
YouTuber Mark Rober created a snowball machine gun out of a leaf blower and some plastic pipe, and it even accepts specialized magazines. It’s a shame that it’s been a pretty snowless Winter in my neck of the woods, otherwise I’d take advantage of the build instructions and make my own snowball gun.
Epik Panda just released their newest Samurai morale patch collection. Each patch is PVC and Velcro backed. I especially like the
Zaku Cyclops samurai.
So, Archer P.I.? I’m cool with it.
In honor of the Venture Bros. Season 6 premier, which is airing tonight, I present to you a stop motion rendition of the opening title for Jonny Quest, the most immediate inspiration for the Venture Bros.
Ryan B. Flower’s Galactac armor, built using AR500 ballistic armor with additional support from companies such as H&K, SOG Knives, and Team Wendy. I don’t think we’re going to be seeing this one on the market anytime soon.
You can get the original at www.galac-tac.com/home.
BLOOMFIELD, New York (January 26, 2016) Crosman Corporation, the world leader in the design and manufacture of air rifles and pistols, presented the William McLean Award to Tom Gaylord in recognition of his contributions to the sport of airgunning.
“Tom has written about airguns for over twenty years and his selfless interest in the advancement of the sport includes contributions to product development for several companies including Crosman, and the promotion of airguns through his articles,” said Jennifer Lambert, VP of Marketing for Crosman.
The presentation was made in the Crosman booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Tradeshow (S.H.O.T.) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award’s namesake, William McLean, is the inventor of the first Crosman air rifle which was produced and sold in 1923. McLean was regarded as an intelligent inventor, particularly in the area of firearms and airguns, and his contributions to the shooting sports endure today.
Gaylord was presented with a bronzed Crosman 760 Pumpmaster, a model that has sold over 17 million since it was introduced in 1966. “It’s fitting that we can recognize the 50th year of the 760 with this acknowledgemnt of Tom’s special place in the history of airguns,” added Lambert.
It’s been awhile since I’ve last featured a Joerg Sprave creation on this site, and this one is a doozy. Taking advantage of a loophole in German gun laws, Joerg created a Gatling bolt (more like a revolver, really) launcher using Coke bottles and Charlie Allen’s Big Blast Caps.
Noted Kalashnikov enthusiast Gun Websites is currently running an Indiegogo campaign for something a bit more abstract than your usual crowdfunding project, but no less worth paying attention to: a Kalashnikov Buyers Guide. This guide will be a web-based “ulitmate resource for all things Kalashnikov.” It will function as a singluar place to compile an archive of information on Kalashnikov rifles and their variants, as well as encourage more Kalashnikov collectors, builders, and shooters. You can check out the campaign at the link below:
My friends over at the PTS booth had a lot of great stuff to show me, some of it already on the market, some of it new for 2016, but there was one product that caught my attention above all the others: the PTS Mega Arms MKM .308. Built around the Mega Arms MKM platform, the MKM .308 is based on a real steel .308/AR-10 rifle, and it shows. It’s not only a hefty beast of a gas blowback rifle, but the bolt itself is a monster; you can feel it slam forward with quite a bit of force for an airsoft rifle. Additionally, the MKM .308 will be capable of semi-auto and 3-round burst fire.
The magazine that comes with the MKM .308, the EPM LR, is a proprietary mag built to PTS’ own specifications just for this gun, and quite frankly, it’s heavy enough to cause extreme bodily harm if used as a blunt instrument.
The MKM .308 will be available later this year from PTS.
You do this:
This just might happen:
I’m not condoning it in the least, but it might happen.
Super swaggy 420 remix:
The Strongarm is one of Gerber’s most popular fixed blade knives. It consists of a full tang 420 HC steel blade, with a rubberized diamond-texture grip. The Strongarm comes complete with a multi-mount, MOLLE-compatible sheath.
Available in Black and Tan handle finishes, and with or without blade serration.
Gerber’s Ghoststrike is a fixed blade knife with a drop point, fine edge blade, made of 420 HC ceramic coated steel. The handle is skeletonized, with a rugged texture for a sure grip. The Ghoststrike can be purchased with an ankle wrap holster, which allows for the Ghoststrike to be utilized as a concealed and/or backup blade.
A bit different than the other offerings I checked out at the booth, the Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit is nonetheless worth taking a look at. The Camp Kitchen Kit comes with the Camp Kitchen and Paring Knives, a built-in ceramic sharpener, locking drawer, and drip channel around the board. The case itself is bright green, which matches the handle accents of the included knives, and makes it easy to identify.
The 39 Series is a collection of blades that hearkens back to Gerber’s start as a blade maker. The 39 Series features a 420 HC steel blade, and a cero-coated stainless steel handle. The blades will be available in sizes Small and Large, in Black, Gold, and Silver finishes. These are an “indie-dealer” exclusive, so you won’t be seeing these at any big-box retailer.
Be on the lookout for the 39 Series Knives later this year.
To 5.11’s credit, these aren’t called “Tactical Yoga Pants”, but that’s basically how they were introduced to me by the booth rep, so the title stays. These are actually called the Women’s Raven Range Capri. Described as the “perfect blend of traditional yoga pant and range apparel”, the Raven Range Capris are made of stretch Ponte di Roma fabric, and are antimicrobial and moisture-wicking. The Raven Range Capris come complete with belt loops and abrasion panels for a belt and holster, and also feature secure utility pockets.
The Capris come in Black and Tundra.
The Apex Camping Shelter is a versatile, weather shelter currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The Apex is made of 70D polyester fabric with a waterproof polyurethane coating, and a ridgeline sealed with permanent waterproofing tape. It is designed to protect users and their gear from a variety of environmental conditions, and makes for a functional all-purpose tarp or shade canopy. The complete kit comes with 1 Apex, two 15′ guy ropes, six 8′ guy ropes, six stakes, and a stuff sack for the whole kit.
The .308 MUL or Multi Use Launcher is a larger bore version of last year’s Can Cannon, designed to use .308 blanks rather than the .223 of the Can Canon. The .308 MUL is a complete upper assembly, and is SR-25 platform compatible. The reps at the booth even told me that it’s not recommended to launch soda cans from it, since the increased power of the .308 blank actually causes the soda can walls to rupture when launched; sounds cool to me! I would have loved to show you a picture of the .308 MUL, and the new grappling hook accessory, however the only sample models bought to SHOT this year were on display at the ‘New Products’ section, and unfortunately they don’t allow for photography there, even for press.
You’ll have to make due with this photo of the .223 Can Cannon, so it’s like this, just bigger and more powerful.
Designed specifically as a companion piece for the recently released SureFire Phone Case, the FirePak interfaces with the case, functioning as a back-up phone battery, although it is also capable of outputting 15 to 1500 lumens of white light from dual LEDs. Users can either use a Bluetooth-enabled app to control the light, or use controls on the side of the FirePak.
This is the “DOUBLE DEVIL” Twin AR (and yes, the caps are necessary). You may be wondering: “Why a monolithic billet twin side-by-side upper receiver?” Well, in all honestly, the reason is pretty much because they could.
As previously mentioned, the DOUBLE DEVIL consists of dual monolithic billet heavy wall twin upper receivers. The receivers feature 16″ chromoly barrels, with a 1:9 twist, free-floated modular handguards, and flat top Picatinny rails. The DOUBLE DEVIL is compatible with any standard AR-pattern lower receiver, of which two are needed, and fire completely independently of each other. It also comes with a billet bi-pod mount, and is pivot / traverse capable.