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The Tacticool C96

September 16th, 2014

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This is a picture of a Mauser C96 that’s been spreading around the internet, however instead of the classic design that served as the basis for Han Solo’s blaster, it’s been bubba’d up to a near unrecognizable state. Now, this could very simply be an airsoft replica gone wrong (or right, if it’s your thing). Unfortunately, the image is too low resolution to read any of the markings on the parts kit, which would be a dead giveaway. However, the image does feature a URL which leads to this page on the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo:

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Unfortunately, I’m not a Chinese citizen, which is required to get a Weibo membership, so I can’t access the profile beyond the initial public page. Additionally, the creator of this kit hasn’t come forward, so at the moment, I can’t determine if this is a real steel monstrosity, or just an airsoft one.

The Filmography Of Guns On Kickstarter

September 15th, 2014

The ‘Filmography of Guns’ is a project by Cathryn Lavery to create a print that features 115 individual illustrations of iconic guns – real and fantastic – in television and film, featured on a single, large print.

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In addition to the print, an in-depth book featuring all 115 guns is also being offered.

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This project has already reached its baseline funding goal, however you can still donate to secure a print, book, or reach the higher stretch goals for even greater rewards such as the custom collector book plate.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/cathryn/the-filmography-of-guns

Natural AK Is Best AK

September 14th, 2014

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Gotta love that 4chan.

Tuuli Armor Tornado Protection On Indiegogo

September 13th, 2014

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Tulli Armor is billed as the world’s first affordable, mobile, and puncture-resistant tornado protection for individuals and families. Made from layer of ballistic nylon and padding, the Tulli Armor Tornado Shield has been tested to protect against various projectiles such as wood, metal rods, and glass at speed at and above 200mph.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/tuuli-armor-tornado-protection

BoomMorning Coffee Mug

September 12th, 2014

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Its a ceramic coffee mug shaped like a grenade. Available in a variety of colors, including ‘Avocado’ which is the closest it seems to get to the Mk2 grenade this is seemingly inspired by.

www.shapeways.com/model/1439093/boommorning.html?materialId=70

Today Is The 13th Anniversary Of The September 11th Attacks

September 11th, 2014

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World Trade Center, New York City – aerial view (March 2001)” by JeffmockOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Never forget.

Most Epic NERF War In History!

September 10th, 2014

As I’m sure you can imagine by the wealth of NERF articles we post on this site, this is pretty much a daily occurrence at TFB headquarters.

You can check out RackaRacka’s channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCz_cDc_2arKIb6SlJoqFT0w

Violent Little Machine Shop – Durden Bear & WHTFSU Patches

September 9th, 2014

This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

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Violent Little Machine Shop has just released two brand new PVC morale patches: Durden Bear and WHTFSU.

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A PVC patch with hook backing, the Durden Bear Fight Club morale patch pays tribute to Tyler Durden, and acts as a natural progression from Violent Little Machine Shop’s own Creasy Bear patch. Durden Bear features intricate 3D detail, and comes with an art card. Comes in full-color.

www.violentlittle.com/products/durden-bear-fight-club-patch

WHTFSU Stepbrothers Patch Group

The WHTFSU or ‘We’re Here To F*** S*** Up’ patch features Dale and Brennan, everybody’s favorite tuxedo-wearing step brothers duo. Like the Durden Bear Fight Club patch, WHTFSU is also 3D PVC full-color with hook backing, and comes with an art card.

www.violentlittle.com/products/whtfsu-stepbrothers-patch

Liberty Belles Calendar 2015

September 8th, 2014

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The 2015 Liberty Belles calendar is now available. This time, the calendar pays tribute to the Special Operations within the US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, and US Army, with the women of Liberty Belles adorned in tactical gear and custom fit bikini uniforms. It also comes with a bonus pull out poster!

milspecmonkey.com/store/calendars/452-liberty-belles-calendar-2015

Maybe The Army Should Take A Look At MultiDoge

September 7th, 2014

Just in case that whole Scorpion thing with printers blows up in their face, I suggest PEO Soldier take a hard look at MultiDoge as a backup plan.

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This post originally appeared on Soldier Systems Daily.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Multiplayer Deep Dive

September 6th, 2014

New ‘Pick 13′ system, armor abilities, and Create-An-Operator. Looks neat.

NERF Zombie Strike – Hammer Combat Kit

September 5th, 2014

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The NERF Zombie Strike Hammer Combat Kit consists of a NERF Hammer melee weapon and mask.

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The Hammer features the apocalyptic ‘wear-n-tear’ look as the rest of the Zombie Strike line, such as appearing to having been made from cobbled together materials (bent pipe with wrapped wire grip combined with a brick strike head) and featuring markings and Zombie Strike branding. The mask is a bit more colorful, being made from foam with dual elastic retention bands.

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Here’s one of our very own Amigos showing just how menacing this ‘combat kit’ can be. The shirt matching the mask was just a happy coincidence.

The Hammer Combat Kit should be available for sale wherever Z-Strike/Zombie Strike products are sold. We got ours at Target.

www.hasbro.com/nerf/en_US/zombie/shop/browse.cfm?N=252+63+1195

Cold Steel – Chaos Tanto

September 5th, 2014

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Inspired by the classic Trench Knives of the early 20th century, Cold Steel’s Chaos Tanto features a “D” ring guard made from reinforced 6061 aluminum, offering a comfortable and secure grip while protecting the hand from attack and damage while striking or cutting. The blade itself is 7.5″ of SK-5 high carbon steel, coated in black Tuff-Ex for corrosion resistance and reduced friction. The pommel features a 1055 carbon steel tapered point for Punyo or butt strikes. The Chaos Tanto comes with a Secure-Ex sheath with a belt loop for carry.

Also available with a double edge blade.

www.coldsteel.com/Product/80NT/Chaos_Tanto

CamelBak Hydration Calculator

September 4th, 2014

CamelBak Hydration Calculator

The CamelBak Hydration Calculator is an interactive application on the CamelBak website that determines how much water you might require during an activity. By inputting your weight, age, gender, color of urine, how much you sweat, outside weather and temperature, along with your chosen activity, time, and intensity, the calculator will give you a rough measurement on how much water you should consume per hour. It’s not the most in-depth calculator, but for a complementary tool it’s pretty good.

www.camelbak.com/en/HydratED/HydrationCalculator

Rogue Trooper Video Game Currently 75% Off

September 3rd, 2014

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Rebellion is celebrating the 33rd birthday of Rogue Trooper, one of my favorite 2000 AD properties, by selling the game on their webstore for 75% off.

Rogue Trooper takes place on Nu Earth, where two sides, the Norts and the Southers, wage a never ending war. Due to years of chemical and biological weapons use, the poisonous atmosphere keeps both sides confined to protective suits called chemsuits, except for the titular Rogue Trooper, the last in a line of Genetic Infantrymen who were developed by the Southers to function in the poisonous environment.

games.rebellionstore.com/en/product/view/rogue-trooper

GASTON J. GLOCK Style LP – Camouflage Shooting Vest For Hunters

September 2nd, 2014

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The Camouflage Shooting Vest For Hunters is made of 100% polyester, with breathable camouflage mesh accented with cordura. Double size pockets for ammunition are placed at both sides of the chest. Two additional zippered inside pockets allow for additional storage, and the vest features 2-way zipper closure. Additionally, the side vents can be close with snap fasteners.

Available in Olive and Tan.

www.gastonglockstyle.com/hunting-apparel/camouflage-shooting-vest-hunters

Knott’s Scary Farm – Special Ops: Infected

September 1st, 2014

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Knott’s Scary Farm, Knott’s Berry Farm’s yearly Halloween event, is hosting a special event this year called Special Ops: Infected. Taking place at the Camp Snoopy grounds, ‘squads’ of park guests are armed with special laser guns and are tasked with eliminating zombies while undertaking various missions, such as fending off militia members and locating a mad scientist with the cure to the zombie plague. The event is reportedly open to all park guest at no additional cost, although slots are limited each night.

www.knotts.com/knotts-scary-farm/special-ops-infected

Danger Ranger Bear App

September 1st, 2014

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The Danger Ranger Bear app by Prometheus Design Werx “…shares the how to’s, what’s, why’s, do’s and don’ts for your next outdoor adventure.” It offers constantly updating outdoors tips such as recipes for outdoor meals, how to read a topographic map, bushcraft, and gear maintenance, as well as gear reviews and campfire tales.

Currently available on iOS.

You can get it here: itunes.apple.com/us/app/danger-ranger-bear/id905506238?mt=8

Strike Industries – RICCI-Compact Medical Pouch

August 31st, 2014

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The Strike Industries Ricci Compact Medical Pouch is a modular first aid pouch with a zippered compartment with elastic loops to hold medical gear. Its design allows it to attach to a vest or pack, belt, or leg with the use of an optional strap.

www.strikeindustries.com/shop/index.php/tactical-accessories/ricci-s-medicial-system

Arsenal, Inc – SAM7K Pistol With Sig Sauer’s SB15

August 30th, 2014

LAS VEGAS, NV – Arsenal, Inc. is introducing a new configuration to our successful line of Bulgarian-made SAM7K 7.62×39 caliber pistols, now with Sig Sauer’s SB15 pistol stabilizing brace*.

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The first variation of the SAM7K pistol was introduced in 2013, and became an instant success. The SAM7K pistol is manufactured with Arsenal’s exclusive forged then milled receiver, original Bulgarian hammer forged chrome lined barrel, flip-adjustable peep rear sight, and ambidextrous safety lever.

The Sig-Sauer SB15 pistol stabilizing brace used on the SAM7K-03 is a veteran-designed aid that is made to improve the single-handed shooting performance of a pistol. By using the operator’s forearm, it provides a stable support to reduce felt recoil and minimize accuracy-robbing spin and shift. The stabilizing brace sits on the receiver extension, and the flexible cuff with two adjustable nylon straps allows the brace to be custom fit to any user. The receiver extension has a water proof storage compartment with a sealing threaded cap. It is accessible when the brace is removed or pushed all the way forward.

www.bluetimemedia.com

* The SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace is manufactured and provided by Sig Sauer. This product has been reviewed by the BATFE and was determined that it does not alter the classification of the firearm or subject the firearm to NFA control. To download the BATFE compliance letter, click here. Sig Sauer donates $3 of every SB15 sold to support the veterans of HAVA.

www.arsenalinc.com/usa/SAM7K-03-PISTOL

Milspec Junkies Panty Sniper Tee

August 29th, 2014

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The Milspec Junkies Panty Sniper design is printed on a 100% preshrunk cotton shirt.

Made in the USA.

www.milspecjunkies.com/Milspec-Junkie-Panty-Sniper-T-shirt-p/mjps

Danger 5 – Second Season To Start Soon

August 28th, 2014

A while back we featured an article on the Australian series Danger 5:

From David Russo and David Ashby, the creators of Italian Spiderman, comes the ultimate 60′s era-style spy show you never knew you wanted, but know you have to see. Set in an alternate WWII, 5 Allied spies: Jackson from the USA, Tucker from Australia, Lisa from Russia, Claire from Britain, and Pierre from Europe, battle Hitler and the Third Reich’s evil schemes world wide, facing such foes as lizard men and Japanese robots.

Great synopsis, huh? You know you have to see the second season, which reportedly will begin airing next month.

www.sbs.com.au/danger5

Nikon – Arrow ID 5000 Laser Rangefinder

August 28th, 2014

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Nikon has just released their new Arrow ID 5000 archery rangefinder. The Arrow ID 5000 features long eye relief (18.3mm), an adjustable diopter, and 6x, bright, multicoated optics, and operates on a single CR2 battery. It utilizes ID (incline/decline) technology which allows bowhunters to range horizontal distance to targets from a treestand or in steep terrain, as well as tru-target technology which allows users to switch between first target and distant target priority mode. The Arrow ID 5000 comes standard with a neoprene case in RealTree APG camo.

www.nikonsportoptics.com/Nikon-Products/Rangefinders/ARROW-ID-5000-Laser-Rangefinder

Tenzing’s New TC SP14 Shooter Pack

August 27th, 2014

Plano, IL (August 27, 2014) – True innovation is rare. Even in today’s world of hyper-technology, advancements are typically applied to improve existing products – only rarely to invent entirely new products based on fresh ideas.

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Hosts of the top-rated Archer’s Choice and The Choice television programs, Illinois-based Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo appreciate creativity and know the value of innovation. That’s why “America’s Favorite Hunting Couple” has been using Tenzing™ packs and lending the company their experience and expertise from the field since the day it launched. “Tenzing is a company of hunters who listens to the ideas of other hunters,” says Ralph, who along with Vicki, has collaborated with chief Tenzing designer, Jay Robert, to design a specialized line of packs ideally suited for Midwest whitetail hunting.

“It’s a true shooter’s pack that will help hunters be more successful by giving them options they never had before,” says Ralph Cianciarulo about Tenzing’s new TC SP Shooter Pack.

Tenzing’s “The Choice” series consists of the TC SP14 Shooter Pack, the TC 1260 Light Day Pack, and the TC 1500 Day Pack. All three packs come standard in Realtree Xtra.

The Tenzing TC SP14 Shooter Pack may be the most unique hunting pack on the planet. Aside from sharing the brand-defining smart technology and practical functionality built into every Tenzing pack, the TC SP14 invents its own product category with two critical breakthrough innovations. It is the only available pack on the market designed to hold a crossbow, and the pack itself is engineered and built as a self-contained shooting rest. That’s right, this one-of-a-kind pack carries a scoped rifle in a carefully designed channel on the pack’s face, allowing hunters to rest, take aim and fire without ever removing their gun from the pack. Um… and did we mention it is the only hunting pack available designed to carry a crossbow?

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A standout hunting pack on its own merits, the Shooter Pack delivers additional practicality to hunters through its radical yet user-friendly design as an on-board shooting rest.

Crossbows are gaining rapid and widespread popularity in the archery-hunting world, largely due to their particular advantages over compound bows with respect to aiming ease and ultimate accuracy. But crossbows have their disadvantages. They tend to be bulkier and more cumbersome than compounds, which can make them more challenging to use in the field – especially when attempting to hunt or transport them through heavy cover. The unique design of the TC SP14 cradles the stock of any crossbow within its deep center channel, while optimizing the position of the limbs to minimize snagging on brush or branch. “The crossbow is cradled by the pack and doesn’t stick out,” says Vicki. “This is a pack that solves the problem of how to carry a crossbow… anyone can use it,” she concludes.

The TC SP14 is one of very few hunting products that transcends its primary role and purpose. Simply put, there’s nothing else like it. A standout hunting pack on its own merits, the Shooter Pack delivers additional practicality to hunters through its radical yet user-friendly design as an on-board shooting rest. “In the mountains or back country, it’s a real benefit to keep your gun on your pack,” says Ralph. “But critical time can be lost when you need to access it for a shot,” he continues. Tenzing addressed this in the unique design of the TC SP14, which keeps the firearm accessible and functional when fully secured to the pack, allowing hunters to go from stalking to shooting in just seconds. Instead of scrambling to remove the firearm from the pack, the pack and firearm quickly come off the hunter’s back as one unit, while the pack becomes a steady and functional rest. “It’s a true shooter’s pack that will help hunters be more successful by giving them options they never had before,” Cianciarulo concludes.

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Crossover features aside, hunters will appreciate the TC SP 14’s primary capabilities as a pack, which feature a roomy 1600 cubic inches of space inside nine total compartments and pockets. Practical side pockets and useful face and side mounted compression straps help ensure that wearers will be able to pack out more than they pack in.

Whether toting crossbow or firearm, the TC SP14’s specialized design offers even more benefits, especially when hauling gear up to a stand. “When secured to the pack, the gun or crossbow doesn’t stick out,” Vicki says, “which makes hoisting the entire unit up your haul line quick, safe and easy.”

As they did with the other two packs in the TC Series, Vicki and Ralph asked Tenzing engineers to apply a soft and silent TRICO® fabric covering over the TC SP14’s DYNEEMA® strength panels as a sound deadening measure, a feature which comes in handy when placing or taking items in or out of the pack. “It also makes the pack quieter when it’s being used as a shooting rest,” Ralph adds.

Like all Tenzing packs, the TC SP14 is a dream to wear, courtesy of its padded hip panels and breathable mesh back pad. But Vicki and Ralph’s “The Choice” Series packs don’t stop there. They feature a new Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System employing concealed elastic straps that automatically adjust for a perfect fit, no matter how many layers of clothing the hunter happens to be wearing.

KEY FEATURES:

– Carries Gun or Crossbow
– Breathable Mesh Back Pad
– Padded Hip Panels
– H2O Compatible (2-Liter)
– Nine Total Compartments and Pockets
– One Internal Fluted Aluminum Frame Stay
– Split Through Center of Pack to Carry Crossbow or Rifle
– Foldout Rain Cover
– Two Specialized Zip Pockets
– Two Horizontal Compression Straps Each Side
– Comfort Stretch Waistbelt System (Min. 30”, Max. 54”)
– Three Horizontal Compression Straps Across Face
– Two Specialized Compression Straps to go Around Crossbow or Gun
– DYNEEMA® Bottom Covered With Loden TRICO®
– Designed to Use as a Shooting Rest for Rifle
– Specialized One Piece Quiver Holding Bungees on Both Sides

SPECS:

– 1600 Total Cubic Inches
– 4 lb. 6 oz. Total Weight
– Main Compartment: 21” x 11” x 4”
– Face Compartment (x2): 21” x 4.5” x 3.5”
– Side Mesh Pockets (x2): 6” x 3” x 1”

Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo expand the boundaries of what outdoor television can be each week on their innovative programs. Now, with the introduction of the TC SP14 Shooter Pack, they are helping create new opportunities for success among Tenzing’s loyal customers. Never miss another shot opportunity wrestling your gun from its scabbard. Take the breakthrough TC SP14 along on your next hunt, and you’ll be taking care of business.

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tenzingstore.com/packs/tcsp14

DPx / Born & Razed Customs Zippo

August 26th, 2014

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So, this one’s an oldie but a goodie. A while back DPx Gear collaborated with Born & Razed Customs to create a limited run of custom Zippo lighters. It features DPx and Born & Razed imagery along the exterior, and a chain with a decorative bone for retention.

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You can check out a few more of the designs on the DPx Facebook page: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.581904985185325&type=3&l=5fc2b9bf3c

www.dpxgear.com

shop.bornandrazed1.com