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Titanium Cartridge-Shaped Whiskey Stones On Kickstarter

August 21st, 2014

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There’s a Kickstarter up right now for cartridge-shaped whiskey stones. These particular whiskey stones, or ‘bourbon bullets’ are CNC machined from Grade 23 titanium to specs close to a 45 ACP cartridge. They’re longer and larger in diameter, so they won’t actually fit into a firearm. Four fishes will be available: Polished, Matte Bead Blasted, and Flame Anodized, with the fourth finish, Bronze Anodized, a Kickstarter exclusive for ‘JMB (John Moses Browning) Class Connoisseur backers.

Chill Caddy

The project creators are also offering a ‘chill caddy’ which offers a conveinent medium by which the stones can be chilled in a freezer or ice box.

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This project has been fully backed, however there is still 9 days to go before funding closes, so if you’re looking to secure your own bourbon bullets then there’s still time to pledge.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775320714/titanium-whiskey-stones

HatsanUSA Inc. – TAC-BOSS 250XT BB Pistol

August 20th, 2014

New TAC-BOSS 250XT BB Pistol From HatsanUSA Inc. Offers An Authentic Look, Feel and Fun Shooting Experience

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HatsanUSA is pleased to announce the release of its TAC-BOSS 250XT – a CO2 BB pistol that offers the realistic look and feel of a classic American handgun, perfect for both target shooting and plinking with new and well-versed shooters. This new offering is the inaugural product in HatsanUSA’s new TAC-BOSS CO2 BB gun line, which will continue to expand in the future.

The TAC-BOSS 250XT uses an all-in-one magazine system for easy loading of up to 17 .177 caliber premium BBs and a standard 12-gram CO2 cartridge. With a fresh CO2 cartridge this semi-automatic BB pistol can fire 60 shots at an optimal velocity of 430 fps.

To give shooters a genuine feel, the TAC-BOSS 250XT features a high-quality steel frame and an ergonomic-designed grip with a 25-degree angle off of bore centerline. This exaggerated angle is an American favorite and is intended to improve balance and improve accuracy.

The TAC-BOSS 250XT weighs just under 30 ounces and is fitted with fixed non-glare rear sight and fixed green fiber-optic front sight, as well as a smooth double action trigger and a 5.5-inch bull barrel profile.

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And with an MSRP of $75.95, the TAC-BOSS 250XT is not only the perfect gun to teach new shooters proper handgun techniques, but also provides a fun alternative for experienced shooters when target shooting or plinking.

www.hatsanusa.com

Kikkerland Design – Wood Pliers Multitool

August 19th, 2014

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If you’ve ever found yourself wanting a multitool with a wood grip, then Kikkerland’s Wood Pliers multitool might be right up your alley. Aside from the titular pliers, this multitool also includes a flat and Philips head screwdrivers, bottle opener, saw, file, and knife.

www.kikkerland.com/products/wood-pliers

The Three Amigos – Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife

August 18th, 2014

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The Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife is a product by Mora and Light My Fire. The blade is 3.9″ and made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, with a Scandinavian grind. The handle is made of high-friction, TPE rubber, and houses a FireSteel Scout firestarter, which twist locks into the handle for convenient access, and can provide about 3000 strikes. This starter works when wet and at all altitudes, producing a 2,980°C (5,400°F) spark, which lights easily when struck by the flat end of the FireKnife blade. The sheath is made of polypropylene and has an included belt clip.

The blade handle and sheath comes in five colors: Black, Red, Orange, Blue, and Green.

www.lightmyfire.com/products/products/swedish-fireknife

- The Three Amigos

The Expendabros

August 17th, 2014

The Expendabros is a promotional game for The Expendables 3 made by the developers of BroForce. It features multiple “bro-versions” of the characters from The Expendables series, such as Bro Christmas and Broney (very unfortunate name, huh?) Ross. It’s completely free, and available to download until December 31st, 2014. The only thing is you have to have downloaded the Steam client to download and play it.

You can get it here: store.steampowered.com/app/274190

Alien Isolation Gamescon Trailer

August 16th, 2014

VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools

August 15th, 2014

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The VSSL is a waterproof metal tube 8″ x 2″ made from milspec 6061 seamless extruded aluminum. Utilizing a high-powered LED light with a small form factor, the VSSL is essentially a flashlight with the extra handle space that once would be used to house the battery supply instead useable as a survival canister. The VSSL can either be purchased stand-alone, or ordered with one of three package configurations: Supplies, First Aid, and Shelter. The Supplies configuration, for example, features a vareity of survival tools, such as fire starters, fishing tackle, trail markers, and first aid, all bundled in individual tins custom fit to the VSSL.

Made in Canada. Orders are expected to begin shipping Fall 2014.

www.vsslgear.com

Botach Tactical – Bear Grylls Scout Essentials Kit

August 14th, 2014

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Botach Tactical is currently offering a discount on the Bear Grylls Scout Essentials Kit. The Scout Essentials Kit, which was reviewed under our Gerber Gear Round Up series, is a polypropylene case that doubles as a water capturing device, filled with these survival essential items:

- Waterproof Matches
- Compact Scout Knife
- First Aid Kit
- LED Micro Torch Light
- Button Compass

The kit also contains a Priorities of Survival Guide.

www.botach.com/products/gerber-31-001078-bear-grylls-scout-essentials-kit

OR Open Air Demo – High Roller

August 14th, 2014

Two of the Three Amigos raced the High Roller big wheel at OR Summer Market. Engineered by Big Wheel Rally Lab, the High Roller is an adult-sized big wheel. The High Roller has the following features:

– Strengthened Rear Axle
– Free Spin brake cable routing
– Patent Pending Steel Frame and Fork
– Custom metal flake glossy paint
– Molded 14 inch Plastic Rear Wheels for Power Slides and Drifting!
– Pneumatic 26 inch front wheel
– Freewheel Pedal Hub for high speed coasting
– Alloy Rims
– Super Wide front tire for super traction
– Alloy V-Brake and levers
– Plush, Fully Adjustable seat
– Bell and Tassels

It’s intended for riders between 5’2″ to 6’6″ in height, up to 300 lbs. According to the Amigos themselves, it was very fun to ride on and comfortable to sit in. You can get your own from High Roller USA at the following link: www.highrollerusa.com

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

August 13th, 2014

Picatinny rails in the year 2054? Sledgehammer Games, please.

Aside from that, it looks cool. Lasers, jetpacks, semi-dynamic maps, but also an awful lot of one-hit-kill weapons. I guess we’ll see how it plays November 4th.

OR Summer Market – Paintball Masks

August 12th, 2014

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These paintball masks were spotted at OR Summer Market. Modeled after characters such as The Joker from ‘The Dark Knight’ and the T-800 from ‘The Terminator’ series, the masks currently do not have a North American distributor.

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Kryptek Flask

August 11th, 2014

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Made from stainless steel, this Kryptek flask features a stitched outer shell with Kryptek branding. 7 ounce capacity. I got mine as part of the ‘spoils of war’ from the recent OR Summer Market.

You can get one here: www.kryptekstore.com/Kryptek-Flask-P135

Under Armour – Men’s UA Mobtown Shoes

August 10th, 2014

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Under Armour’s Mobtown basketball shoe features a slim athletic cut designed to offer better mobility by eliminating the bulk of extra fabric. The camouflage upper, called Dune (it’s not licensed MultiCam, but it’s certainly inspired by Crye’s pattern), is made from water-resistant canvas. The ultra-soft collar lining and full-length Micro G sockliner make up the inside of the shoe.

Also available with a Black full-grain leather upper.

www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/mens-ua-mobtown-basketball-shoes

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” – Check the Milano, Yo!

August 9th, 2014

In this video, Chris Pratt (Star Lord) goes over the on-set Milano, his space ship in the movie.

Down Range Decals

August 8th, 2014

Down Range Decals

Down Range Decals is a Veteran-owned business that specializes in military related vinyl decals for vehicles and other surfaces. In addition to military themed decals, Down Range Decals also handles custom morale work as well as architectural signage, P.O.P. graphics, banners, striping, window graphics, and lettering. Their entire line is made in the USA.

Check them out on eBay and Facebook.

OR Summer Market – Sleefs

August 7th, 2014

Sleefs are an arm covering for outdoor activities that offer protection from sun at 30 SPF. They also keep the muscles warm during cold weather activities.

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Here, Titus models the digicam version but they offer a wide variety of patterns including sports teams.

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www.sleefs.com

-Isiah

OR Summer Market – Selk’Bag

August 7th, 2014

Selk’Bag, the sleeping bag that you wear like a sleeper has teamed up with Marvel to offer four new bags.

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Featuring Spiderman, Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk, they integrate foot, hand and head covers. These are real sleeping bags for the outdoors and not just some costume or couch potato wear. Adult sizes only (sorry Titus).

www.selkbagusa.com

-Eli

OR Open Air Demo – Fitovers

August 7th, 2014

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Since I wear glasses, I really like the Fitovers from Jonathon Paul. I don’t have any sun glasses and these fit over my regular glasses to protect my eyes from the sun. I also like that they come in kids sizes. In fact, they offer X-small, Small, Medium, Large and XLarge for all face sizes. Also, they have many different lens colors. My favorite is the polarized green mirrored but the best one is the yellow which filters out 95% of blue light.

www.fitovers.com

-Titus

OR Open Air Demo – Kahuna Creations

August 6th, 2014

Last year at OR, we bought a Kahuna Creations longboard called the Black Wave. This board is a drop deck used for high performance carving. It’s also low, at an inch from the ground, so anyone could ride the board. I ride it all of the time. When used with the paddle it’s great for off-season Stand Up Paddleboarding and offers an intense upper body and core fitness workout.

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But their newest board is the Shaka-kahili which is the board in the upper left of the photo. It is in the shape of a hammock and the board has two high points on the trucks. The Shaka-kahili is mainly used for cruising and has a great stable design.

www.KahunaCreations.com

-Isiah

OR Open Air Demo – Personal Security Products Hike N’ Strike

August 6th, 2014

PS Products had two cool items. First was the Blast Knuckles Extreme which packs a punch of 950,000 volts. Not only can you punch someone trying to hurt you, you can also shock them. You just press the button while you are punching them.

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I’m a hiker and I often worry about wild animals and dogs who might attack me on the trail. Some people are also dangerous. The Hike n’ Strike includes a flashlight and extreme spike electrodes with 950,000 volts of power to scare anyone or anything off. I like that it has a light to light my way as well as the built in shocker. It also has a non-slip molded group so you won’t lose it.

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www.psproducts.com

-Eli

OR Open Air Demo – Industrial Revolution Softshell Ice Cream Ball

August 6th, 2014

One of the most useful things I saw at the event was the new softshell ice cream ball from www.YayLabs.com.

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It’s very simple to use and I want to get one for use while camping. The inside of the ball is hollow and you put ice cream mix inside at one end and ice and salt at the other end. Then you just roll it around until the ice cream is made. It looks like lots of fun and the ice cream I tried was awesome.

-Titus

The 3 Amigos Are On The Ground At Outdoor Retailer

August 5th, 2014

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Watch this space for coverage of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market all week, by the 3 Amigos.

Chris Weston – Kurt Russell/John Carpenter Triptych

August 4th, 2014

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This piece by Chris Weston is a triptych of posters of the most memorable John Carpenter films staring Kurt Russell: Escape from New York, The Thing, and Big Trouble in Little China. Limited to a run of 120, the piece was produced under private commission for a Facebook group called “Poster Buddies and Traders”.

www.ebay.com/itm/Kurt-Russell-John-Carpenter-Triptych-2013-Chris-Weston

Motopeds – Survival Bike

August 4th, 2014

Motoped is a company formed from a successful Kickstarter venture for a motorized bike kit that utilizes an XR50/pitbike engine and standard mountain bike components. They’ve recently unveiled a prototype of their next product, the ‘Survival Bike’.

Survival Bike

Although the specs haven’t been released yet, the base model Survival Bike shown above has changes over the standard model including a subdued color scheme with Olive Drab overtones, additional fuel canisters, and a carry rack.

Survival Bike Black Ops

Pictured above is the ‘Black Ops’ model, which features the following tools and accessories:

- Barnett Recruit Compound Crossbow

- Rotopax RX-1G Gas Packs – 1 Gallon

- United Cutlery M48 Tactical Survival Shovel

- United Cutlery M48 Hawk Tomahawk

- United Cutlery M48 Hawk Harpoon

- Gerber Fixed Blade Saw

- Blackburn X6 Light System

- Black Diamond Carabiners / Climbing rope

- Cree Mini LED Flashlight

- BioLogic Bike Mount for iPhone4/gps

- Tool Logic Tactical Multifunction Knife / light

- Tool Logic Credit Card Companion multi-tool

- CRKT Guppie multi-tool

- Tactical-Warrior Neck Knife

Be sure to frequent the Motopeds Facebook page for continuing information on the Survival Bike, including final specs and pricing, as it becomes available.

motopeds.com

Forgotten Weapons – Schwarzlose 1908 Blow-Forward Pistol

August 3rd, 2014

Chances are good you’ve never heard of the Schwarzlose 1908 Blow-Forward pistol. It’s one of only a few blow-forward operation pistols from the late 19th/early 20th century, and saw limited commercial success.