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Bolt Action Pistol Builder Kits From Black Collar Arms

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Austin, TX (March 20, 2019) — Black Collar Arms is in production! Our Remington 700 short action-compatible Pork Sword Chassis will be shipping to customers next month. In the meantime we’re taking pre-orders (which, for a couple more weeks only, will come with a free Warfighter Tobacco cigar!) and have now made it even easier for our customers:

Announcing the Pork Sword Chassis Builder Kit!

Intended to provide most of the critical components for your pistol build project, we’ve bundled our 7075 aluminum chassis and 4-slot FARend with an SB Tactical FS1913 pistol brace and the pistol-length barrel of your choice. Then we’ve thrown in one of the best grips available for this size firearm, the ERGO Swift Grip, at no charge.

With factory stripped actions starting at around $300 and magazines around $28, a complete Pork Sword Chassis pistol is possible for just under a thousand dollars.

Click to Visit Our Builder Kit Page

Announcing straightforward payment plans!

Our $299.99 chassis and $125-$160 barrels are a heck of a deal, but we aren’t stopping at awesome prices. For all of our Builder Kits (and many future items) our customers now have the ability to put 33% down and pay the balance over the next two months. No fees or interest or anything silly like that.

Announcing pistol-length barrels for the Remington 700!

Off-the-shelf shorty barrels for the R700 aren’t easy to find, so we’ve done the hard work for you. We’re proud to offer 300 BLK, .458 SOCOM, and .308 Win barrels in lengths from 6.5 inches to 12.5 inches and starting at just $125!

Quality is top notch with clean threads, square shoulders, 41V50 construction, and a really slick lock nut system. Most Remington 700 barrels must be installed professionally, but thanks to the Savage-style lock nut on these bad boys you can install at home with just a few readily-available tools. Heck, it allows caliber changes in about 15 minutes. All while retaining better-than-factory accuracy in most cases.

Click to Visit Our Barrels Page

Questions? Visit our “Building a Pork Sword Pistol” page to learn more about how to build a bolt action pistol. From components to process to other options, we tried to cover it all.

More questions, feedback, concerns, or naughty pics to share? Email our boy Jeeves at manservant@blackcollararms.com or find us on Instagram, Facebook, and www.BlackCollarArms.com

DPX GEAR ADDS THE KABUL COUNTRY CLUB LINE OF APPAREL TO THE WEBSITE

Monday, March 18th, 2019

San Diego, CA – March, 18, 2019 – DPx Gear has released the classic Kabul Country ClubTM logo apparel. This is second in a series of classic designs to be featured that represent the hostile environments that inspire and test DPx Gear products.

Like the Mogadishu Yacht Club line before it, t-shirts will be available in multiple sizes, styles and colors ranging from XS to XXL and start at $33.50. Sleeveless, long sleeved and short sleeved variations in addition to hooded sweatshirts are made in the USA by American Apparel and sweat shop free.

The Kabul Country Club logo and concept was designed by Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear. It is inspired by the actual Intercontinental Hotel and the Kabul Golf Club in Qargha, Afghanistan. Pelton has stayed there multiple times and has been a visitor since 1996.

The logo pays homage to the classic 60’s tourist destination, once advertised as “the Switzerland of Asia” and commemorates the Afghans that have been in Kabul through decades of war.

“Kabul still has remnants of the grand old days and I created a logo to honor and remember those tough-as-nails Afghans,” says Pelton of the logo.

The golf course and hotel have seen many regime changes since its opening in the late sixties. Mohammad Afzel “Abdul”, who was arrested twice for the crime of golf, has been the manager and golf pro at the course since the late 70’s and embodies the “tough-as-nails” Afghan persona.

The hotel made news recently when it was attacked in 2018. Pelton’s favorite room on the third floor of the hotel was blown up.

They may be disheveled versions of their once glorious selves, but the mystique of the hotel and golf course live on through the logo.

More items such as mugs, hats, and a restocking of patches and shot glasses will be added to the product line up as it is expanded.

About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

Crimson Trace Electronic Sights Available

Friday, March 15th, 2019

(Wilsonville, OR) — America’s top brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced that several models of its recently released line of electronic sights for pistols and long guns are now widely available in retail outlets, stores and ranges across America. These innovative sights are designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters and recreational firearms enthusiasts. The sights include several fields-of-view and reticle choices, and the electronic sights also utilize existing industry standards and installation features that ensure after-market compatibility with a wide variety of firearms and mounting systems.

 

The new Crimson Trace electronic (battlesights and red dot) sights now available include:

*CTS-1100 is a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view and up to 10X levels of brightness. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 Picatinny mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.

*CTS-1300 is an open red dot sight with 3.5 MOA round dot aiming reticle. The sight provides 1X magnification and up to 7X brightness with a high efficiency LED.  This compact open reflex sight is designed for use on shotguns or rifles and utilizes a low-profile M1913 Picatinny mounting platform. This electronic sight is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum housing and is covered under a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

Crimson Trace electronic sights provide excellent light transmission and can be used in low-light conditions. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $199. Users will find the complete sight line offers many advantages.  They are secured in a machined aluminum housing; utilize multi-coated optics to provide a vivid edge-to-edge view; are shock-resistant, dust-proof, and fog-proof; and, all sights permit the user to adjust brightness levels to meet individual preferences and changing light conditions. Each open red dot sight comes equipped with a cover to protect the sight and to keep it clean. These sights are covered under the Crimson Trace Free Batteries for Life program.

Full details on these new sights, and the 400-plus laser sights with green or red diodes, can be reviewed at www.crimsontrace.com.

Doom: Annihilation Trailer

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There was a film based on the popular video game franchise ‘Doom’ that was released in 2005; it starred Karl Urban and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, featured monsters which were the result of genetic experimentation rather than demons from Hell, and aside from a pretty cool first person sequence, was largely forgettable, and didn’t really do its namesake justice.

Somehow, this more recent attempt to bring Doom to the big small screen looks even worse – as you can probably guess by the quality of the footage, the effects, and the acting, it’s a straight-to-home-release production. Plus, there’s not even a Doomguy / Doom Slayer, just a bunch of generic space marines; y’know, the guys that got slaughtered by the forces of Hell before Doomguy tore through them with superhuman ability, and enough firepower to start a small war.

Tellingly, the official DOOM twitter account even released a tweet stating: “We’re not involved with the movie.” Whether you take the statement as a passive-aggressive dig against the quality of the trailer, or a pure statement of fact with no double meaning, it’s clear after the excellent DOOM 2016 and what’s been shown of DOOM: Eternal, that no one on those teams had any input in this film’s production.

No definite release date has been announced, but expect Doom: Annihilation to hit various video on demand services later this year.

5.11 LAUNCHES 5.11 ABR ACADEMY AT COMPANY-OWNED RETAIL STORES

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Irvine, Calif. (March 12, 2019) – Global leader in innovative tactical apparel, footwear and gear, 5.11 Tactical, is officially launching a program of instructional classes hosted at its 45 company-owned retail stores throughout the U.S. The 5.11 ABR (Always Be Ready) Academy events are free to the public and will be held monthly at different company-owned retail locations nationwide. The 5.11 ABR Academy shows 5.11’s commitment to the 5.11 Always Be Ready mentality extending beyond just a customer’s apparel, footwear and gear.

“One of the main focuses of 5.11’s company-owned retail expansion plan is to make 5.11 stores experiential retail destinations,” said 5.11’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Jeff Roberts. “We will provide our consumers with not only the gear they need to be ready – but also practical experiences to help them be prepared too.” Roberts continues, “Our 5.11 ABR Academy program will transform our stores into more than just a point of sale – they’ll serve as the interactive consumer destinations we always intended for our stores to be.”

The clinics themselves will provide attendees with lessons in readiness skills within five main areas of training: trauma care, self-defense, everyday/concealed carry, fitness and outdoor adventure. Each class will be hosted by certified experts in each field and provide consumers with first-hand learning and guidance in these areas of practice. The 5.11 ABR Academy mission is to empower the community to “Always Be Ready.”

To learn more about 5.11’s ABR Academy and see a list of events nationwide, please visit: www.511tactical.com/ABRAcademy

For more information on 5.11, its product offerings or in-store events, please contact: pr@511tactical.com.

About 5.11 Tactical
With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who always have to be ready. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores.

Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Find a full list of 5.11 company-owned retail stores at https://www.511tactical.com/locations/. Connect with 5.11 on Facebook, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical and #511tactical

IWA 19 – Something For The Kids From Kombat.UK

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

This post from SSD shows off a line of impressive kids playsets from Kombat.UK, mostly available in British Terrain Pattern (British MultiCam variant).

Kombat.UK showed a line of playsets for the junior commando in your life.

VSSL Camp Supplies On Kickstarter

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

VSSL is back with another Kickstarter campaign, this time for a Camp Supplies package. The VSSL Camp Supplies consists of a waterproof aluminum tube, stocked with “over 70 pices of essential outdoor gear”. The VSSL comes with a 4-mode (Bright, Dim, Red, SOS Flash) 200 lumen LED light, with a long press activation and wateproof body; it features a maximum run time of 40 hours (20 hrs on max brightness). Also included is an oil-filled precision compass, with an operating temperature of 14 – 122 degrees F. Kit-wise, the VSSL’s contents are split between minature tins which contain components to fulfill various roles:

– Mini first aid kit
– Bamboo cloth
– Fishing Kit
– Rope and razor blade
– Firestarter kit
– Water purification kit
– Wire saw
– Misc gear kit
– Adventure tape

The project has already met its funding goals, but if you still want to contribute, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/toddweimer/vssl-camp-supplies

RAGE 2 – Wasteland Superhero Trailer

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

This is a pretty great trailer for the upcoming RAGE 2, which fully embraces the game’s over-the-top, wacky nature – gratuitous violence, powerful weapons, nanotrite abilities, and Mad Max-meets-Sci-Fi aesthetic.

RAGE 2 will be available on May 14, 2019.

Mondo Tees – Predator Tiki Mug

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

The Predator on a tiki mug? Yep, everyone’s favorite alien trophy hunter, now in tiki mug form. And, on the opposite side, you get Dutch Schaefer’s picturesque mug.

Holds 40 oz of liquid, and comes in multiple colors. Seen above is the Val Verde variant, although 3 other variants (Standard, Mud Camo, and Jungle Came Alive) are also available.

mondotees.com/collections/collectibles/products/predator-tiki-mug-val-verde-variant

REMINGTON CUTLERY RELEASES NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Post Falls, ID–3/5/2019 –Remington Cutlery introduced its second group of products under the official license of Buck Knives, Inc. at SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

Bullet Knives – Limited Edition
The first Bullet knife was introduced in 1922. Many variations of this legendary knife have been created since that time. The Limited Edition MOA Bullet knife and the MOA Bullet knife are the 2019 editions, with limited quantities. The Limited Edition MOA Bullet knife features a drop point, 420HC stainless steel blade with an Ivory Paper Micarta® handle detailed with a custom sterling silver bullet medallion. The MOA Bullet knife also has a 420HC steel blade and is accented with a green DymaLux® wood handle and nickel silver bullet shield. Each Bullet knife in this series is proudly made in the USA.
MSRP: $175-$275

Heritage Series
New additions to the Heritage Series include three folding pocket knives resembling the Stockman, Trapper, and Toothpick customer favorites. Each knife is constructed of 420J2 stainless steel and a beautiful wood handle with the Remington logo. MSRP: $20-$30

Sportsman Series
Realtree EDGE™ camo is now a handle option for the popular fixed and folding versions in the Sportsman Series. This series, consisting of small and large folders and fixed blades, features 420J2 stainless steel and nylon or thermoplastic rubber handles. Sportsman Shears have also been added to the line-up, featuring green thermoplastic rubber handles and 420J2 stainless steel. MSRP: $19-$37

Tactical Series
With a focus on strength and durability, this series now includes tiger stripe camo framelock knife with partially serrated tanto blade and a Black Oxide coated stainless steel clip. This series also features new assisted opening drop points available with anodized aluminum or polypropylene/thermoplastic handles. MSRP: $28-$35

Everyday Carry
Two folders have been added to the everyday category of lightweight, easy carry knives. Both knives feature 420J2 stainless steel and a convenient satin finish stainless steel clip. MSRP: $26-$27

All Remington products are backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

Two veterans launch GunLamps on Kickstarter | Badass lamps for badass people

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Los Angeles, March 2019 – GunLamps has launched on Kickstarter with a modest $10,000 funding goal. GunLamps was co-founded by a US Marine Corps veteran and a British Army veteran, who met in California in 2012, became best friends, and business partners. What started as a simple gift idea, from one gun-lover to another, has developed into an exciting business endeavor with uncapped potential. We’re launching this Kickstarter campaign to fund initial production and jump-start the business Sebastian Calvo, one of the co-founders said.

Sebastian “Seabass” Calvo served 7 years in the US Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer Officer, deploying to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He left the military in 2018 to pursue his Masters in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Geraint “Gez” Jones served 12 years as an infantryman in the British Army. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Gez has written several of his own books and has co-authored with James Patterson. He is a New York and Sunday Times best selling author.

Our goal:
We’re aiming to reach a goal of $10,000 Geraint Jones said and we’re also looking for a $25,000 investment for 10% of the business. Since our founding, we have screened multiple manufacturing facilities and tested countless prototypes, and we have arrived at a quality we feel is worthy of stamp of approval as military veterans. We are now ready to start stocking inventory and fulfilling orders, and monetary support through investors or on our Kickstarter will help get that started.

Our mission:

To design and manufacture stylish, high-quality, and affordable products for gun-lovers across the country, helping them effortlessly decorate their homes, offices, or man caves (preferably all three).

Our products:

Choose between our unique .44 Magnum or 1911 paper towel dispensers, and our exclusive GunLamps product line, such as the M4 or RPG. We have several color finishes to choose from including a black ops collection, and all of our products come with free shipping anywhere in the continental US.

GunLamps web: www.GunLamps.co
GunLamps Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2T390Zz
GunLamps Instagram: @gunlamps
Contact: hello@gunlamps.co

DPX GEAR INTRODUCES THE LIGHTER, SMALLER, STRONGER AMERICAN-MADE EDC – THE DPX HEST/F URBAN G10 IN OD GREEN

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

San Diego, CA – March, 1, 2019 – DPx Gear has released its new classic folder; the smaller, stronger, American made HEST/F Urban G10 in OD Green. The Urban reduces size and weight, compared to its larger, Italian-made bigger brother HEST/F 2.0, while increasing strength. That’s not something you hear much these days.

Designed by Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear and made by Southern Grind in Atlanta, GA, the DPx HEST/F Urban is the last pocket knife you’ll need for every day carry. Small, light and feature-packed, it’s just as at home in your jeans as it is in the tackle box. An heirloom quality piece of US craftsmanship that can be passed down generations with the support of a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty that DPx Gear customers deserve.

Designer Robert Young Pelton is not just known for surviving wars, he is also an award winning designer, having earned recognition for his knife designs and has secured over a dozen patents licensed to DPx Gear.

When Pelton was challenged with creating a smaller EDC version of the legendary hard use DPx HEST/F 2.0, the results were impressive. The HEST 2.0 features a thicker (.19″ vs the Urban’s .16″ thickness), longer (the 2.0 is 3.15” long vs the Urban’s 2.9”) blade but shares the same frame thickness with its smaller brother, the Urban. Weight has been reduced by an ounce and half (4.9 oz vs 3.55 oz) yet the usable blade edge is only about a quarter on an inch less.

The Urban G10 materials make familiar and liberal use of DPx hallmarks like Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V alpha-beta titanium alloy for the lock bar frame side.

To lighten the G10 version we use the rough grip phenolic epoxy resin to make a lighter, smaller but actually tougher when thicknesses to length is tested.

In keeping with only using American-made materials, the blade steel is CPM 154. Crucible Particle Metallurgy makes steels specifically for hard use knives. CPM 154 is a powdered steel compacted into shape, creating a perfect mixture made up of extremely fine particles. This gives the final DPx steel a flawless finish with better corrosion resistance and edge retention.

The finish of a DPx Gear knife is flawless. The Urban G10 in Olive Drab features a rough finish G10 frame side and a stone washed raw Ti side. The hardware is 440 Stainless and the high sabre grind blade is our new Ghost Grey matte finish PVD.

A made in America, hard use EDC folding knife that looks good, feels greats and lasts a lifetime.

Product Specifications

MSRP: $350
SKU: DPHSF060
Blade Length: 2.9” / 73.66 mm
Blade Steel: CPM 154
Blade Thickness: 0.16” / 4.06 mm
Blade Finish: Ghost Grey matte PVD
Overall Length: 6.7” / 170.18 mm
Closed Length: 4.33” / 110 mm
Handle: Stonewashed 6Al4v Titanium and G10
Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents

dpxgear.com/collections/folding-knives/products/dpx-hest-f-urban-g10-od-green

Hellboy – Red Band Trailer

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

After a pretty unimpressive first trailer that set a pretty weird tone for the film, Lionsgate released a new red band trailer for the upcoming Hellboy reboot that makes it look quite more appealing; although I didn’t really dig the orchestral cover of ‘Smoke on the Water’. Anyway, David Harbour (of Stranger Things fame) plays the titular Hellboy, and his efforts under the employ of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense to stop The Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich) from destroying the world.

Hellboy premiers in theaters April 12, 2019.