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Pennsylvania-Native Creates Artwork from Spent Ammunition, Surpasses 1000 Sales on Etsy

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Ready Aim Craft features flags, signs, wedding décor and jewelry, all made from 12 gauge shotgun shells; turns hobby into growing business

FAWN GROVE, Pa., Jan. 5, 2017 – Launched on Etsy in August 2013, Ready Aim Craft has surpassed the 1000-sale mark, while maintaining a 5-star average rating. Since it’s inception, the small shop has grown from a few small items made from spent ammo, like key chains and earrings, to over 100 items including an American flag made from over 360 12-gauge shotgun shells.

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“I’ve been crafting as a hobby for years now, and I wanted to start creating items for others to enjoy as well,” says Janelle James, founder of Ready Aim Craft. “I love being able to sort through a box of spent shotgun shells, that most people throw away, and turn them into unique pieces of art.”

“Most customers are shopping Ready Aim Craft because they’re searching for something special,” she continues. “I’ve created American Flags for husbands and brothers coming home from Afghanistan, as well as Thin Blue Line flags for family members graduating from the Police Academy. I’m humbled each and every time someone chooses one of my items to give as a gift, for occasions far more celebratory than the standard birthday or holiday.”

Ready Aim Craft’s iconic piece of art, the Shotgun Shell American Flag, was recently added to the museum/art collection at Lock & Load Miami, a premier machine gun shooting range in downtown Miami. “[It] looks fantastic and a lot of our customers have already given us positive feedback,” says Andy Serafine of Lock & Load Miami.

Future plans for the shop include participation in a variety of C&E Gun Shows through the Pennsylvania area and Catoction Colorfest later this year.

About Ready Aim Craft

Ready Aim Craft is a craft shop comprised of various items celebrating American pride and patriotism. Janelle James opened the shop in 2013, and everything is created and made by her and her husband, who serves in the Air Force.

www.readyaimcraft.com

www.readyaimcraft.etsy.com

O P Tactical Introduces War Department T-Shirt

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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O P Tactical figured since we were getting a real warrior as Secretary of Defense, they ought to celebrate the event by offering a War Department T-shirt, complete with the original logo. For those of you unfamiliar, the current Department of Defense (Initially named the National Military Establishment) was created 70 years ago in 1947, during the post-WW II reorganization of the National Defense Act. Before that, there was a War Department and a Navy Department.

www.optactical.com/optwaroft

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Happy New Year to everybody!

Whoever you are, wherever you are, make the most of 2017!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

I hope you had a wonderful day and got what you wanted for Christmas!

Tactical Santa

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Here’s to hoping Tactical Santa brings you all your most requested gat and tactical-related gifts this Christmas.

OAF Nation – Tools Of The Trade Christmas Sweater

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

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If you’re looking to make your Christmas just a bit more ‘Tactical’, and the traditional Tactical Christmas Stocking isn’t enough, then you might want to look into OAF Nation’s ‘Tools of the Trade’ Christmas Sweater. Made of 100% soft spun poly fleece, this festive sweater, in holiday-appropriate red, white, and green, features modern military weapons in a repeating pattern.

Available in SM – 2XL for operators of all sizes and shapes.

shop.oafnation.com/collections/sweaters/products/oaf-guns

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, 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:

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

Tuesday, 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

2A LiFE

Thursday, 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

Thirty Seconds Out – Demotivational Posters

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

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If you’re not in the know, Thirty Seconds Out has been releasing a downloadable ‘demotivation poster’ every week for the past few weeks or so. This week’s poster is a collaboration with Violent Little Machine Shop.

thirtysecondsout.com/products/de-motivational-mini-poster

Thirty Seconds Out – Mystery Chinook PVC Patch

Friday, September 9th, 2016

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“We would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for these meddling kids.” – Old Man Jihad

That quote from the product page pretty much sums this one up perfectly. 4″ x 1.5″, PVC with hook Velcro backing.

You can get it here: thirtysecondsout.com/products/morale-patch-mystery-chinook

Tactical Outfitters – Dickbutt Air Freshener 

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

  

If you’re not familiar with Dickbutt, it’s an internet meme; ’nuff said about that (Google it if you’re interested). Given the name, and the potential smells associated with said name, any wariness about the odor of an air freshner such as this one is fully understood, but it smells fine, honest! Just a generic, ‘fresh’-smelling air freshner… that looks like Dickbutt.

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Lucid Chart – Kobayashi Maru Flowchart

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

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Check out the full chart at www.lucidchart.com/pages/flowcharts/star-trek

Remember, Kids, OPSEC Is Very Important!

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

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Primer Projects – Spent Brass Patch

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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Primer Projects latest patch, Spent Brass, is made of soft PVC with Velcro hook backing.

You can get it here: www.primerprojects.com/product/spent-brass

Battle-Rattle Whiskey Chillers

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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Battle-Rattle is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business which makes stainless steel whiskey chillers. The chillers come in the following shapes, and are available either individually or as part of sets:

  • 120mm Sabot Round
  • Mortar Round
  • M84 Stun Grenade
  • Land Mine
  • Sprocket
  • M67 Fragmentation Grenade
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    Happy 4th Of July

    Monday, July 4th, 2016

    Remember to celebrate Independence Day safely and responsibly!

    Primer Projects – Freedom Patch

    Monday, June 27th, 2016

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    The Freedom Patch is the latest product from Primer Projects. Sized 3.75″ x 1.75″, the Freedom Patch is made of soft PVC with a black and white colorway, and Velcro hook backing.

    www.primerprojects.com/product/freedom-patch

    Happy Father’s Day All You Tactical Dads

    Sunday, June 19th, 2016

    And non-tactical dads, we’re all inclusive here.

    That is all.

    Pop Chart Lab – Combat Vehicles Of The U.S. Military

    Monday, May 30th, 2016

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    The creative minds at Pop Chart Lab have created the ‘Combat Vehicles of the U.S. Military’ print, a compilation of every US combat vehicle currently in service. Each vehicle is sorted into class and sub-class, and assigned an emblem indicating which branch of service it is utilized in.

    www.popchartlab.com/products/combat-vehicles-of-the-u-s-military

    Boba Fett – Bounty Hunter For Hire Patch

    Monday, April 18th, 2016

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    Created by Canada-based Patch Panel and available from Violent Little Machine Shop, this Boba Fett patch consists of PVC with a black Velcro back.

    www.violentlittle.com/collections/new-shit/products/boba-fett-for-hire-morale-patch

    Dumpbox – Charlie Don’t Surf Challenge Coin / Bottle Opener

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

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    Limited to just 100 pieces, Dumpbox has turned the iconic 1st Air Cav Yater Spoon 8’6″ Kilgore Surf Board into a challenge coin / bottle opener. Each piece is full color, measuring 4″ long, and featuring the original artwork as seen in the film, along with an individual hand number.

    www.dumpbox.us/products/new-apocalypse-now-kilgore-charlie-dont-surf-1st-air-cav-surf-board-challenge-coin-bottle-opener

    Modern Budō In Full Production: Get Your Samurai On

    Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

    For Immediate Release

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    Knife Hand the World is nine kinds of chuffed to let everyone know the Modern Budō (“Tactical Samurai”) design is in full production after the initial test run sold out in just a couple of days. The Samurai shirt, a part of the Anachrobellum lineup with the support of Breach-Bang-Clear, has proven to be the fastest selling one to date (including even the various versions of American Jedi).

    The Modern Samurai from Anachrobellum

    The design is currently available only in black, in sizes ranging from Small to 3XL.

    Why the Samurai? Of all the warrior archetypes in the world, none is perhaps more recognizable than that of the Samurai. The word Samurai is derived at least in part from the word saburau, which means “to serve.” That’s fitting enough, particularly in the modern context and even more so with regard to how we regard the warrior ethos. There’s nothing wrong with a little ego in a fighting man, quite the contrary — but if that ego is not subordinated to some sense of the greater good (serving your country, serving your community, sticking up for those weaker than you), well, then…you’re probably just an asshole and you don’t deserve to wear this shirt anyway.

    This particular Samurai is carrying some things MInamoto Tametomo and Miyamoto Musashi wouldn’t recognize — Mk17, PEQ15, OSS Suppressor, S&S Precision Manta strobe and the like — but they’d understand the philosophy behind it.

    “In China there was once a man who liked pictures of dragons, and his clothing and furnishings were all designed accordingly. His deep affection for dragons was brought to the attention of the dragon god, and one day a real dragon appeared before his window. It is said that he died of fright. He was probably a man who always spoke big words but acted differently when facing the real thing.” (Yamamoto Tsunetomo, c. 1700)

    Pick one up at www.anachrobellum.com or find them on Instagram, @anachrobellum. Check out the Modern Viking version, and watch for our homage to Roger’s Rangers coming very soon.

    #warouttatime

    Dumpbox – Tactical As F*** Bart Simpson Morale Patches And More

    Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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    Dumpbox is now offering the ‘Tactical As Fuck’ Bart Simpson design as a PVC morale patch in SWAT and Digi Camo colorways. The design is also available on a shirt and a hat, and even an incredibly limited number of lighters. Get yours while you can.

    www.dumpbox.us/products/tactical-as-fuck-bart-simpson-m4-rifle-pvc-morale-patch-2-color-options

    Primer Projects – New Stickers

    Friday, March 11th, 2016

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    Primer Projects has just released a new line of stickers. Some of them, like the Metal Mouth and Fight Crime stickers, are based on previous designs, while stickers like the Black Coffee and Freedom designs are brand new.

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    The stickers are all made of premium die-cut vinyl, colored black and white, and of course are made in the USA.

    You can get them at primerprojects.com/products.