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TenCate Advanced Armour launches world’s first body armour plate system adaptable to different threat levels at Milipol

November 19th, 2017

TenCate Advanced Armour is pleased to announce the launch of its new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate and the additional Operator and Breacher plates. The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light is an ultra-light plate providing protection against NIJ level III+AK47MSC in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 at only 720 g and can accommodate the Operator or Breacher plate to increase the protection level to 5.56×45 SS109 or AP ammunition up to NIJ level IV respectively.

TenCate Advanced Armour has developed a new threat compliant body armour system that can be easily adapted to accommodate different threat levels within the same system by using add on plates to the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate. The two modular add on plates can be accommodated in a carrier system and be inserted or extracted to optimise the protection level of the complete system. The new body armour system is especially relevant for units operating in zones with alternating threat levels such as special forces and infantry operating in urban environments.

The TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light plate is by itself up to 25% lighter than currently marketed AK47MSC plates and reflects TenCate Advanced Armour’s commitment to decrease individual operator load while providing essential protection. The complementary plates offered in the system leverages the protective capability of the Basic Light plate to reach a protection level against higher classified threats. This provides the individual operator the possibility to tailor ballistic protection level on a mission-by-mission requirement, equips the individual operator for a broader range of operations, and decreases the need for units to inventory plates for specific operational requirements.

“I am very proud to see the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system a reality” said Cyril Veillat, Business Director, personal protection segment. He adds “the personal protection market is highly competitive. Being able to develop a plate that decreases the weight for the baseline AK47MSC plate by up to 25% is remarkable even with today’s materials available. But the setup with the complementary plates is what distinguishes this system from anything seen before. The possibility for the individual soldier to adapt his plate holds great promises for increasing individual soldier survivability across the board, and this is what we work hard for.”

TenCate Advanced Armour will showcase the new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system including the TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC Basic Light, Operator, and Breacher plates on stand E200, Hall 6, at Milipol 2017. The new TenCate Multi-lightTM CXP461IC body armour system will be one of several new personal protection solutions TenCate Advanced Armour will present at the show. The show will be held from 21-24 November in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France.

TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S. is a major provider of survivability systems for large multi-year government programmes with capabilities to provide protection solutions across land systems, naval and marine, and aerospace sectors as well as a tier one provider of personal protection products (P3) for police departments, special forces, and large-scale governmental programmes. TenCate Advanced Armour is an OEM-independent entity that can partner with government and industry to analyse, advise, design, integrate, develop, manufacture, and manage survivability programmes across life cycles.

TenCate Advanced Armour France S.A.S., Primarette, France, Thursday, November 16, 2017.

www.tencateadvancedarmor.com

RIVETING ACTION-PACKED THRILLER TAKES READERS ACROSS CONTINENTS AND CENTURIES

November 18th, 2017

What would you do if you could go back in time and change history, for the better? Where you would you even start? That is the very issue the U.S. military is faced with in the new thriller novel by J.K. Kelly, *Found in Time* (Oct. 2017).

In today’s complex world, the military can use all the help they can get fighting against the enemy. When a new top-secret weapon is revealed – the ability to travel back in time – the options for fighting against the forces of evil from any time period now comes into play.

Major J.J. Jackson, a highly decorated U.S. Marine whose focus in life is to seek and destroy terrorists, is tasked by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to test this revolutionary technology that promises the U.S. military a political edge over foreign and domestic threats. But when Jackson goes rogue and travels back in time to ask a higher power to save the woman he loves, everyone’s lives are changed forever.

General Dick Stewart oversees the program they are hiding from a contentious White House and the CIA. As a supporter of Jackson’s career – ever since the death of the younger man’s parents – Stewart must watch his own back as he tries to look after the Jackson and his eclectic group of patriots.

For Jackson’s team of six men and women, time travel becomes their magic bullet. But when a new American president comes under siege, those who were “found in time” must lock and load. The team will need to ratchet up their aggression to defeat the most dangerous enemies the country has ever seen and this time, on American soil.

“*Found in Time* not only takes readers to fascinating places all over the world during some of the most critical events history, but it also ties in the fast-paced excitement of the U.S. military fighting against the evils of the world in a way unlike every before – across centuries *and *continents,” says Kelly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J.K. KELLY knows what fast-paced action is all about. Before his career as a novel author, he worked in the high-speed world of professional motorsports. While attending Penn State University he spent weekends at auto races across the country and wrote feature stories and a column for national publications like Car Craft and Super Stock. He was a Public Relations Director for Darrell Waltrip and the Gatorade 88 NASCAR Team. He went on to work with VP Racing Fuels for nearly three decades as their Regional Manager for Europe and much of North America. His job took him all around the world, which became an inspiration behind his action-packed writing that takes readers across continents and keeps them on the edge of their seats.

Kelly has since opted out of the corporate world to enjoy quality time with his family and to pursue his writing. Found In Time is his debut novel and he is currently working on the sequel. Kelly is also putting the finishing touches on an intriguing and adventurous work of non-fiction set in the fast-paced world of international motorsport.

Connect with J.K. Kelly on Twitter (@JKKellyBooks) and on his website, www.jkkelly.com.

Reminder: The Punisher Netflix Series Released Today

November 17th, 2017

So, yeah, go watch it. The buzz has been positive.

Bushnell Announces New Elite Tactical XRS II

November 16th, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – November 15, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions, announces an enhanced level of precision and performance with a new Elite Tactical flagship riflescope – the XRS II.

Delivery of precise rounds at extreme distances requires skills honed through rigorous practice. It also demands optics that are crafted to be precision tools. The XRS II is crafted to the most exacting standards to lead the Elite Tactical line of precision optics and perform at distances that were once unimaginable.

Delivering stunning edge-to-edge clarity in any condition with ED Prime glass, plus an impressive 4.5-30x zoom and wide 50mm objective lens, the XRS II is purpose-built to easily acquire targets more than 1,000 yards distant. Water, fog, dust and debris are no match for the exclusive, patented, EXO Barrier protective lens coating.

“Military, law enforcement and competitive shooters demand precision,” said Bryan Parrish, Elite Tactical Product Manager for Bushnell. “The XRS II delivers it in spades. This optic is purpose-built for extreme ranges under the harshest conditions.”

The XRS II comes with a removable Throw Lever for quick magnification changes and features a locking diopter that won’t budge.

“The XRS II is precision incarnate,” said Parrish. “Making adjustments is as simple as it is accurate, with a locking windage turret and an elevation turret featuring the RevLimiter Zero Stop, which will not turn past zero. It offers 10 MILs of adjustment per revolution.”

Available in grey, black and flat dark earth with the Bushnell exclusive G3 reticle, the XRS II is also available in Horus H59 reticle and TRMR3 reticle configurations.

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit bushnell.com/all-products/rifle-scopes/xrs-ii.

Deadpool 2 Teaser – “Wet on Wet” Trailer

November 15th, 2017

In this teaser trailer for the upcoming Deadpool 2, we get a Deadpool parody of Bob Ross, followed by a few snippets of the upcoming film.

Gotta love it.

Deadpool 2 releases in theaters June 1, 2018.

America’s Favorite Airguns Now Have Americas Best Warranty

November 14th, 2017

Bloomfield, NY – November 14, 2017 – Crosman Corporation today indicated they have extended warranties from 1 to 5 years on all Benjamin and Crosman break barrel and PCP air guns. The new warranty covers repairs or replacement of products as a result of defects in materials or workmanship; repair of Crosman products will be at no cost for 5 years from date of purchase.

Crosman’s new Warranty is unmatched in the industry and redefines what consumers should expect from airgun performance and durability. The 5 year warranty is also the longest in the industry and is possible because of Crosman’s commitment to the highest quality standards.

“We have always stood behind our products, said Jennifer Lambert, VP Marketing & Product Development for Crosman. “Offering a five-year warranty on our legendary Crosman and Benjamin break barrel and pre-charged pneumatic air guns showcases our belief in the inherent quality of our product.”

Please visit or warranty page for more details. https://www.crosman.com/general/warranty-information

About Crosman
Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft as well as firearms optics and archery products under the Centerpoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com or email Jay Duncan at jduncan@crosman.com.

StatGear’s Ausus EDC Knife On Kickstarter

November 13th, 2017

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The Ausus is a “Luxury EDC Knife without the Luxury Pricetag” by StatGear, currently up as a Kickstarter campaign. A folding-style knife, the Ausus features a 3.5″ drop point blade with a taper grind, made of D2 Steel, and a canvas Micarta handle. Dual oversized thumb studs and ball bearing deployment allow for a smooth, easy opening, while the liner lock mechanism ensures the blade stays in place when deployed. Additional features include a reversible pocket clip, and lanyard hole.

This project is fully funded (over ten times its goal at the time of writing), however if you want one for yourself in time for the early December ship date range, you can check out the campaign at the link below.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/34951038/ausus-a-luxury-edc-knife-without-the-luxury-pricet\

Spike’s Tactical – ST Thumper

November 12th, 2017

Have you ever wanted the pleasure of owning an M79 40mm Grenade Launcher, but didn’t want to deal with all the hassle of actually trying to own an authentic model? Then you might want to take a look at Spike’s Tactical’s ST Thumper. Named after a popular slang name for the M79, the ST Thumper is a full-weighted replica, 9lbs of wood and steel, and chambered for 37mm flares, to avoid classification as a Destructive Device.

www.spikestactical.com/products/thumper?variant=2862994784279

GEIO, The World’s 1st FPS Battle Bot With Visual Recognition

November 11th, 2017

First it’s “Oh, here’s a neat toy with AI that lets it track targets.”, then it’s an army of 50-foot tall versions of this thing with on-board laser canons and missile launchers, actively subjugating humanity like Skynet in the Terminator series.

In all seriousness though, this looks pretty cool. If you want one for yourself, its currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, linked below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1085341127/geio-a-fps-battle-bot-with-visual-recognition

Mechanix Wear Releases Specialty Vent and 0.5mm Tactical Gloves

November 10th, 2017

Valencia, California – November 9th, 2017 – Mechanix Wear introduces redesigned Specialty 0.5mm High-Dexterity Shooting Gloves and Specialty Vent Tactical Gloves to our extensive line of military, law enforcement and shooting sports hand protection. Both new tactical glove models are available in both all-black Covert and Coyote tan color options in sizes Small to XX-Large.

The Gen. 1 Specialty 0.5mm gives shooters the perfect blend of precision and protection in a lightweight, high-dexterity tactical glove. Anatomical flex-inserts at each trigger finger and ergonomic stitch darts create a precision fit that adheres to the contours of your hands.

When your body heat rises, TrekDry® performance fabric provides evaporative cooling to help keep your hands dry and comfortable when you train. The working side of the Specialty 0.5 features high-dexterity AX-Suede™ at 0.5mm thin to provide unmatched fit and feel in the field with 100% contact.

The Gen. 1 Specialty Vent gives shooters the perfect blend of precision and protection in a lightweight, fully ventilated tactical glove. The Specialty Vent is designed to counterbalance hot or humid conditions with evaporative cooling throughout the entire glove. The working side of the Specialty Vent features high-dexterity 0.6mm synthetic leather infused with touchscreen technology so you’re always connected in the field.

Panacea X – The ‘Zombie X’ Chainsaw Bayonet

November 9th, 2017

USA Today showed their ass again, this time with an infographic-style animation of the “Texas Church Gunman’s AR-15 Style Rifle”. Starting off with a “What we know about the Ruger AR-556”, as if they’re performing a revealing expose on previously unknown information (including music that sounds like the mission planning BGM of a Tom Clancy video game), they go over the basic features of the rifle, including its telescoping stock, standard-capacity magazine, and iron sights. It’s when they get into the list of aftermarket modifications, however, that the hilarity really starts to show:

Yup, a ‘Chainsaw bayonet’. Now, to their credit, they did say some of these accessories are “rare” (like that masterkey they also showed), but this? C’mon, could they be any more baity if they tried?*

Granted, the thing does exist: a company called Panacea X makes them, and to my discredit, there was one floating around SHOT Show, and I totally missed it while walking around. Anyway, dubbed the ‘Zombie X Chainsaw’, it’s a Picatinny-mountable chainsaw available in multiple color configurations. Each Zombie X is lovingly crafted right here in the USA, and features an aluminum grip, chassis, and rail mount, and can function as a standalone chainsaw when not mounted to a scary black rifle. Plus, it comes with the following accessories and goodies: battery, charger, t-shirt, bumper sticker, and free CONUS shipping.

www.panaceax.com/weaponized-chainsaw

*Of course, that’s really the goal, and I’m one of many, many people and outlets writing about it, so, mission accomplished!

Stephen Kenn – Remanufactured Collection

November 8th, 2017

Stephen Kenn’s Remanufactured Collection takes scrap military tent canvas, and accents it with vintage military bag hardware and leather, creating a series of cool-looking (if expensive) bags and accessories. Seen above is the Backpack Duffle, a 23″ x 10.5″ x 10.5″ travel bag which can be utilized either as a backpack or a duffle bag. The shoulder straps are designed so they can be stowed in the bag when not in use. This is part of a limited run, with each bag numbered.

www.stephenkenn.com/collections/the-remanufactured-collection

Gerber – Limited-Edition Strong-Arm & Ghostrike Knives

November 7th, 2017

PORTLAND, OREGON (November 3rd, 2017) – GERBER, a category-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear, just announced it will debut limited-edition versions of two best-selling products: the StrongArm Fixed Blade and Ghostrike Fixed Blade. The new variations of these popular fixed blades is two-fold; each blade has been upgraded to BDZ-1 steel with a stonewash finish, and the rubberized handles come in Tactical Grey. Both the StrongArm and the Ghostrike are proudly built in the USA at Gerber’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility.

“Gerber is always looking for ways to solve problems – that’s what we do,” says Karrson Koivisto, Product Manager at Gerber.

“The BDZ-1 Strongarm and Ghostrike products are ideal for adept users looking for enhanced edge retention while maintaining sharpening capability. Colors have been adjusted to an urban pairing of stonewash finished BDZ-1 and tactical grey overmold, a subtle combination welcome to any user’s kit. Gerber is building a limited quantity of this iteration of the best-in-class Strongarm and Ghostrike Fixed Blade Knives.”

STRONG-ARM BDZ-1

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The limited edition Strong-Arm is better prepared for the urban environment. It’s unique, multi-mount sheath system is easy to use and can be mounted vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a belt, or in traditional drop-leg set-up. Due to its ability to achieve high hardness, excellent edge retention, and stain resistance the knife employs BDZ-1 blade steel – an ideal steel for utility and combat scenarios where your knife will be faced with broad applications.

The limited-edition Strongarm BDZ-1 combines a stonewashed, BDZ-1 full fine edge blade with tactical grey rubber handles, which complement a variety of urban-specific camouflage patterns.

GHOSTRIKE BDZ-1

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The option for concealed carry lies at the heart of the Ghostrike’s design – it is lightweight, easy to access, and the slim profile allows for a variety of discreet carry options on the belt. With a customizable sheath system for low profile and reduced printing, the Ghostrike is always on hand and ready at a moment’s notice.

Available for purchase now through gerbergear.com.

Oats Studios – Praetoria

November 6th, 2017

More Neill Blomkamp goodness, this time a teaser of sorts for a “huge galactic story”. Kind of a 40K meets Halo vibe to it.

oatsstudios.com

IWI, An SK Group Member, Launches MASADA – A Striker-Based Line Of Pistols For Military, Law Enforcement, And Civilian Markets

November 5th, 2017

The first model – the Full Size 9X19mm MASADA – will be exhibited at Defense & Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia with availability from Q1/18

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Ramat HaSharon, Israel, November 2nd. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), an SK Group member – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – is launching the MASADA line of Striker-based pistols for military, law enforcement, and civilian markets. The first model, the full size 9X19mm MASADA, will be exhibited at Defense and Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia.

According to Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, “We are proud to launch this new line of pistols – the MASADA – following a development process that took several years, based on requests from our customers. The new Striker-based line places special emphasis on operational safety and simplicity of maintenance, as well as a high level of ergonomics and ease of use. The pistol will be available to our customers from Q1/18.”

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The MASADA has several advanced safety mechanisms including a firing pin block safety, a clean and crisp trigger reset with a built-in trigger safety, and a fast, easy and safe takedown – with no need to pull the trigger. The pistol can be provided with or without manual safety. It has an easy racked slide with improved front and rear cocking serrations, enhanced ergonomics with the IWI grip angle, and a low barrel axis for reduced recoil. The body has a glass-reinforced polymer frame as well as a polygonal cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10RH twist rate.

Additional features include fully ambidextrous operating controls and fixed 3-dot tritium illuminated Meprolight night sights. It offers 100% interchangeability with a compatible trigger mechanism housing, reducing maintenance and life cycle costs. The pistol has an overall length of 6.6″ (186.4mm) with a barrel length of 4.1″ (104mm), and with a trigger pull weighing 5.5-7.0 lbs. (2.5-3.175 kg), and a weight without the magazine of 22.9 ounces (650 g). The MASADA will be available in four colors: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth.

ABOUT IWI
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for over 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which comprises companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of defense products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR, X95 (MICRO TAVOR), and GALIL ACE Assault Rifles, the GALIL Sniper Rifle, the DAN.338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun 5.56 & 7.62 mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, and the JERICHO pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world, and the new MASADA Stryker-based pistols. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): IWI and the IDF join forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards. 

ABOUT SK GROUP
SK Group is a privately held technology and innovation holding company specializing in global frontline defense, and paramilitary solutions, marine infrastructures and property development. SK Group provides small arm systems, electro-optic and laser solutions, imaging systems, naval solutions and more. Drawing on Israel’s innovation and field-proven solutions, SK’s companies offer a powerful track record of technology, experience and excellence.

For more information on IWI, please visit: www.iwi.net. Further information about SK Group is available at www.sk-g.net.IWI

Machination Studio – Schnauzer Armored Walker On Kickstarter

November 4th, 2017

The Schnauzer Armoured Walker is a scale model mechanized dieselpunk walking tank, from a model/toy line called Codename Colossus. The first ‘Colossus’ walking tank to be produced from the Imperial German faction, the Schanuzer is 21 cm tall, with a realistic walking action, spinning Gatling gun, and cannon motion. It features a series of mechanical gears and cams, all driven by a single motor, powered by 4 AA-sized batteries.

Two colors of the Schnauzer will be produced through this funding campaign: green with Grenzjäger (Border Patrol) markings, and grey with Kaisergarde (Imperial Bodyguard) markings.

For more information on this project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/machinationstudio/schnauzer-armored-walker

Introducing the B•A•T TRIDENT: A Wildly Unique New Multitool LIVE On Kickstarter

November 3rd, 2017

Covert Products Group’s “Bring Anywhere Tool” has 12+ Functions in a Compact Size

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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – November 2, 2017 – In a market flooded with multitools and pocket gizmos, standing out from the crowd is no easy feat, especially on Kickstarter. With a unique shape and carry options, Covert Products Group’s new B.A.T. TRIDENT multitool moves the conversation of EDC tools in a totally new direction.

Inspired by the familiar silhouette of side-release buckles (as found on backpacks and bags), the B.A.T. TRIDENT expands on CPG’s “bring anywhere tool” concept that debuted on Kickstarter last year. The TRIDENT – which launched this week on Kickstarter – is engineered to contain 12+ useful functions in a compact, ergonomic and highly “carry-able” package. From daily utility to survival, the TRIDENT is designed to be carried (almost) anywhere, excel at a variety of tasks, and look good doing it.

“The perfect tool isn’t so perfect if you don’t have it with you,” explains the TRIDENT’s designer Thom O’Leary. “The TRIDENT is big enough to be useful, but small enough to carry just about anywhere, either visibly or covertly. Slip it onto a backpack strap, belt, keychain, or carry it in your pocket.”

The TRIDENT functions include:

· Phillips head screwdriver

· Razor edge

· Sharp piercing point

· Captured cutter

· Flat head screwdriver/pry tip

· Wire stripper

· Serrated fire rod scraper

· Saw edge

· Laser-etched 1” ruler

· Ergonomic bottle opener operated with the tool safely held in the sheath

· Fire starter rod (included) OR swap it out for an optional EmbriteTM glow pellet from TEC Accessories

· 3M SOLAS reflective sticker

· And the TRIDENT’s molded Kydex Sheath is designed to allow multiple attachment options for everyday carry

The TRIDENT is available now through December 1st on Kickstarter, with lowest prices available for early adopters. The TRIDENT will ship during or before March 2018.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1800078419/bat-trident-12-function-mini-multi-tool

Sideshow Collectables – Life Size K-2SO

November 2nd, 2017

Rogue One was pretty great, and one of its best characters is K-2SO, the reprogrammed Imperial security droid with the snarky attitude. For those of us to whom money is no object, Sideshow Collectables is releasing a “life size” K-2SO figurine for you to proudly display in your location of choice. And when they say “life size”, they mean it; K-2SO stands at 94″ (~8 ft.) tall, and features weathered and detailed armor, red and yellow details on his shoulders and panels, and an Empire logo on his shoulder. The statue is made of fiberglass, resin, and non-descript metal, with a poseable head and light-up eyes.

This is (understandably) a limited edition piece, with a hefty price tag of… wait for it… $8900. But, luckily for any prospective buyers, there’s an affordable payment plan; just $801 a month, and, get this, the shipping is free!

www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/star-wars-k-2so-sideshow-collectibles-400319

ZRODelta Announces The Release of DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly And Upgrade Kit

November 1st, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Lubbock, TX — ZRODelta is pleased to announce the release and full production of the DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly and the DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit for Harris-S style bipods on the market. This new DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit gives millions of existing bipod owners a cost-effective way to add the quick-detach, panning and canting functionality of the complete DLOC-SS bipod assembly.

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The DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly comes complete with the heavy duty Aimtech Warhammer, 6-9” notch leg bipod and ready for immediate use. The DLOC-SS mounts use the patented DLOC QD mechanism which allows single hand manipulation for quick and robust mounting to any 1913 Picatinny rail segment. The DLOC-SS also includes panning and canting features, allowing users to effectively use their bipod on the uneven surfaces found in the field environment. The DLOC-SS makes smooth target transitions over a full field of fire on uneven terrain possible.

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The DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit replaces OEM mounting equipment for Harris-S style bipods. The DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit will give your Harris-S style bipod the same quick detach, panning, and canting functionality of the DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly. The DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit also includes the SARG Knob (Shooter Adjustable Rotary Grip), which gives the user the ability to easily adjust tension on the canting function of the bipod.

Features
• DLOC system utilizes multiple engagement points with three (3) recoil lugs
• Heavy duty springs for solid retention and one handed manipulation
• Assembly includes the heavy duty Aimtech Warhammer Bipod
• Mounts to any standard M1913 Picatinny rail
• Kit fits any standard Harris-S Style Bipod
• Kit adds QD, Panning, and Canting functionality to your Bipod
• Kit includes S.A.R.G Knob. (Shooter Adjustable Rotary Grip)
• Anodized anti-reflective coating standard

DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly MSRP $269.
DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit MSRP $189.

For more information or to purchase, please visit ZRODelta.com

It’s Halloween

October 31st, 2017

So here’s a video of a couple of people cruising around New York City on a landspeeder while wearing A-TACS camouflage*.

*In case you think I’m being serious, I’m not. Although…

TNW Firearms Introduces Homebuilder Kit With An ATF Approved 80% Receiver For The Aero Survival Rifle And Pistol

October 30th, 2017

Vernonia, OR – TNW Firearms, a market leading designer and manufacturer of modern and historical firearms, has introduced their Aero Survival Rifle and Aero Survival Pistol in a Homebuilders Kit. Like all Aero Survival firearms, the completed kit is a takedown firearm for the ultimate in portability, making it the ideal emergency survival gun for outdoor enthusiasts, ranchers, pilots or anyone who needs a portable, rugged and reliable semi-automatic firearm. The Aero Survival Homebuilders Kit is perfect for any firearms enthusiast who wants the satisfaction of legally building their own firearm for personal use.

The Homebuilders Kit comes with an ATF approved 80% upper receiver tube that needs to be completed, but all of the other included parts are finished and ready for assembly. Detailed drawings and instructions to finish the 80% receiver tube and an exploded view of all the parts need to assemble the lower are included. The Rifle Homebuilders kit includes a 16.25″ barrel, The Pistol Homebuilders kit comes standard with an 8″ barrel. A 10.25″ pistol barrel is available upon request. The Aero Survival Rifle accepts standard AR15 butt stocks, buffer tubes and pistol grips which are sold separately. The TNW Handguard and handguard adapter are also sold separately.

Similar in appearance and manual-of-arms as an AR pattern rifle or pistol, the Aero Survival Firearm is an original design engineered to be more compact than similar AR based designs. Portable, lightweight, easy to carry and rapid firing, this take-down rifle or pistol uses Glock pattern magazines (Remington 597 for the 22LR). Blowback operated for simplicity and reliability, both the upper and lower receiver are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. One 10rd magazine is included.

Centerfire Aero Survival Homebuilders Kits are available is in 9mm Luger, .357Sig, .40S&W, 45ACP and even the powerful 10mm, all using Glock pattern magazines. Rimfire versions also available in 22lr and 22WMR and use Remington 597 magazines. The removable barrel and easily convertible caliber changes allow the shooter to switch between similar cartridges with nothing more than the change of a barrel and bolt assembly.

Now available with an MSRP of $375, the new Aero Survival Hombuilders Kit gives firearms enthusiasts an easy to complete pistol caliber carbine or handgun perfect for casual shooting, hunting or emergency situations.

You can find the print needed to see what needs to be finished on the receiver here.
An instructional video is available here.
You can find the ATF Approval letter here.

Barrel length: US 8” for pistols, 16.25” for rifles

Breakdown dimensions with barrel removed: US 18.5” (for rifles depending on which customer supplied stock is used)

Centerfire Cartridges: 9mm, .357Sig, .40S&W, 10mm, .45ACP

Rimfire Cartridges: 22LR, 22WMR

Magazine configuration: Centerfire – Glock pattern, Rimfire-Remington 597

Left or right handed ejection

Coating: None

Action: Semi-automatic, direct blow back

Safety: Sliding safety and integrated child trigger lock

3D Printed Candy Corn Launcher

October 29th, 2017

Candy Corn is, in my opinion, a pretty vile candy. Appropriate, then that it’s turned into a projectile, courtesy of YouTuber Ben Marken, who crafted a wrist-mounted 3D-printed Candy Corn Launcher.

Those who are interested in making a launcher for themselves, and have access to a 3D printer, can check out the project on Thingverse.

How to Build Full-Auto Airsoft Machine Gun (Out Of Coke Bottles)

October 28th, 2017

YouTube channel The Q shows how, with 9 2L bottles, valves, pipes, clamps, a .5L bottle, and an air blow gun, you can make an airsoft machine gun with a fire rate around 600 shots/min.

Check out more of The Q’s videos at their YouTube channel.

ITS Modern Action Sweater

October 27th, 2017

The Sweater

ITS Tactical and MilSpec Monkey have teamed up a limited edition apparel item, the Modern Action Sweater. Sporting a color very much inspired by NSW’s Maritime Assault Suit System sepia colorway, the Modern Action Sweater is made of 10 oz. heavyweight fleece fabric composed of 50/50 Poly/Cotton for reduced shrinkage, and double knapped for softness.

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Additional features include reinforced stitching on key wear points, thumb hold pass-through ports, 5% spandex-infused ribbing, and custom color-matched YYK zippers.

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Available in sizes SM-XXL, and 100% made in the USA with US materials.

ITS+MSM

store.itstactical.com/its-modern-action-sweater

This article was originally featured on SSD.

WESN Titanium Micro Blade EDC Pocket Knife On Kickstarter

October 26th, 2017

The WESN is a micro blade EDC knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Featuring a blade made of AUS8 steel and a grade 5 titanium grip, the WESN – which stands for West, East, South, North, lending to its design as a carry everywhere knife, is a durable daily carry knife with a small form factor deliberately sized similar to a key. What follows is a press release from the knife’s creator, along with a link to the Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter-only prices of $35 on the WESN — a titanium knife with a length of 3.6″. Available October 25.

The WESN is a titanium body micro blade measuring in at a total length of 3.6 inches. It has the practicality and versatility of a full-size knife—but at a fraction of the weight, and the size of a house key.

WESN Goods has launched an exciting Kickstarter campaign that offers backers exclusive early-bird prices on the WESN Micro Blade. WESN was founded by Billy Chester, who wanted to build a knife that combined all of his favorite parts and aspects from different knives he’d owned.

“When I started making the WESN knife, I didn’t have any grand ideas of starting a ‘knife brand,’” Chester says. “All I wanted was a knife that I myself would want to own—something reliable, practical, and made of the best materials. Plus, I wanted something worth every penny of the cost, and not a cent too expensive.”

By using top grade components, the WESN is made with some of the best materials at an affordable price: grade 5 titanium and AUS8 steel. Chester partnered with the top knife manufacturer overseas, meaning he produces the WESN out-of-country. This keeps the cost down, while still using top-grade, made-in-America components. The titanium makes the body simultaneously tough, hardy, and incredibly light. And by using AUS8 steel, the blade is durable, sharp, and made to last for years.

The full specs of the WESN are as follows:

  • Blade Length: 1.5” (38mm)
  • Closed Length: 1.9” (48mm)
  • Open Length: 3.85″ (98mm)
  • Handle Material: Grade 5 Titanium body
  • Blade Steel: AUS8 Heat Treated Steel
  • Hardware: Stainless steel
  • Frame-lock
  • Pocket Clip
  • Keychain Hole
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Those interested in the WESN micro blade can visit WESN Goods at their website, and can purchase their own by visiting the knife’s Kickstarter page and backing the project.

    About WESN:

    WESN Goods was started by Billy Chester as a way to pursue building practical, dependable, hard-working goods. Committed to using the best materials, WESN Goods promises to build things that carry far and carry well.