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Zubin Axe Surivial Staff

February 8th, 2015

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The Zubin Axe Survival Staff is a modular tool with a base staff made of natural hickory wood and featuring an ergonomic rubber grip. The tools that attach to the handle are made from stainless steel, and consist of the following:

- Axe
- Fishing Spear
- Hunting Spear
- Saw Blade
- Slingshot

zubinaxe.com/product/zubin-axe-survival-staff-complete-kit

A Hands-On Look At The .50 Caliber Vulcan Safety Razor

February 7th, 2015

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A few days ago, I posted a link to a Kickstarter campaign for a double-edge safety razor made by a Veteran-owned business called Coxswain USA. I was sent a model for review purposes, my experiences with which you can read below.

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What’s unique about the Vulcan is spent .50 BMG casings are used for the handle. All components of the Vulcan are chrome plated, and Coxswain USA developed a specialized slug adapter to mate the handle to the razor plates.

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The safety razor itself comes fully assembled, without any DE blades. All disassembly requires is to screw the razor plates off. The plates are designed to accept most standard DE razor blades. At 4.3 oz it has a good weight to it, and the chrome coating offers a nice, clean look.

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I figured the best way to actually review the Vulcan was to actually shave with it. I went to closest chain drug store, picked up some DE razor blades, and gave it a whirl. The weight of the razor really helped with the shaving, and it offered a smooth, clean shave. This picture was taken about halfway through my shave. I did end up nicking myself a tiny bit, but that was entirely my own fault.

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Overall, I’ve had a very good experience with the Vulcan Razor. It shaves well, the repurposed .50 BMG casing offers a unique flair, and it’s made by a Veteran-owned business. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, you can check out the ongoing Kickstarter campaign, and also check out Coxswain USA’s website. Both links are below.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/653818910/head-shot-with-a-50-caliber

coxswainusa.com

Adventure Force – Navy SEAL Set

February 6th, 2015

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This is the Navy SEAL set as part of the Adventure Force series of toys. It comes with a surprisingly slick looking chest rig, a balaclava, a headset, two grenades, a knife, and an orange-and-green rifle with black camouflage splotches. When I get the chance, I’ll go pick one up at the local Walmart and give it a more detailed review.

RAIDOPS – Vulcan

February 5th, 2015

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Part of the RAIDOPS Martial Arts Collection, the Vulcan is a hand-held striking tool with an index finger loop and three contact points. It’s made from Titanium Alloy with a Rockwell hardness of HRC 50-52. The included pocket clip allows for storage in either a pocket, or clipped into PALS webbing. The finish is Metallic/Dark Brown.

raidops.com

Sharps Bros. – The Jack ‘Skull’ Lower Receiver

February 4th, 2015

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Sharps Bros. is a manufacturer of custom lower receivers for AR-15 pattern rifles. They recently revealed their latest skull-shaped design, The Jack, on their Facebook page. The model seen above is simply a 3D printed sample used for fit check purposes. Sharps Bros. expects to have sellable 7075 aluminum models available by April 1st this year.

sharpsbros.com

www.facebook.com/sharpsbros

Star Wars Humble Bundle

February 3rd, 2015

If you’re not familiar with a Humble Bundle, it’s a collection of digital media, usually video games, literature, or movies, with a price point that is decided entirely by the purchaser. These bundles are available for a limited time, typically two weeks or so. Humble Bundles generally have a baseline offer that can be purchased at any price, including just $1, and feature incentive rewards, where higher paying customers who reach certain money milestones are offered more content. Additionally, many of these bundles have a charitable organization attached to them, and purchasers can choose how much of their donation goes to the charity, the game developers, and the Humble Bundle organization itself.

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I bring this up because the current headlining Humble Bundle happens to be centered around Star Wars video games, a lot of good Star Wars video games. This time, the charitable organization is the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, partnered with Star Wars Force for Change. Only $12 will net you what is currently $115 worth of Star Wars games to be played on your PC, it’s going towards a good cause (your donation can even go 100% to UNICEF if you want it to), and there’s a good chance that even more games will be added to the donation incentives, which you retroactively get if you donate early.

www.humblebundle.com

.50 Caliber Vulcan Razors On Kickstarter

February 3rd, 2015

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Coxswain USA is a Veteran-owned business which has developed a safety razor made using spent .50 cal brass, which is chrome plated and used as the handle. A specialized ‘slug adapter’ was developed to mate the razor to the handle, and the razor accepts many double-edge razor blades.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/653818910/head-shot-with-a-50-caliber

Botach Tactical – Kley-Zion Discreet Compact Weapons Case

February 2nd, 2015

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Botach Tactical’s Kley-Zion Discreet Compact Weapons Case is a weapon carrying case made from 1000D Cordura nylon. It is designed to carry up to a 16″ AR-15 in two pieces, a fully-assembled 10″ AR-15, an MP5 with A2 full stock, and other similar sized weapons. It can hold up to sixteen 30-round AR-15 magazines, or 32 MP5 magazines within the main compartment, which is divided into three separate padded sections.

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The Discreet Compact Weapons Case comes equipped with a MilSpec webbing carrying case, heavy duty zipper, and a system of 16 D-rings, allowing for additional customization. The exterior of the bag also features carry handles, and a large Velcro loop panel for ID or morale patches.

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100% made in the USA.

www.botach.com/kley-zion-discreet-compact-weapons-case <- note that this is an affiliate link, and buying from this link lets me earn a bit of extra 'new gun money'

SHOT Show 2015 – Magpul – Dyed Magazines

February 1st, 2015

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In case you didn’t know, Magpul introduced the new Sand color for their M3 PMAGs. These new mags are not only stronger than the original black M3 PMAGs, but they’re also much more receptive to water-based dye processes, allowing for a greater range of colors. Over at the Magpul booth, Jon Canipe was kind enough to line up the dye jobs they came up with just in time for the show. I gotta say that the pink came out pretty damn good.

www.magpul.com

TNVC “Going Hot” Leanna Decker Poster

January 31st, 2015

TNVC Going Hot Leanna Decker Poster

TNVC is offering a poster taken from the recent Leanna Decker photoshoot they worked on with RECOIL Magazine.

tnvc.com/shop/tnvc-going-hot-leanna-decker-poster

London Bridge Trading – Extremely Limited Offering Of DEFCON Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” In MAS Grey

January 30th, 2015

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Missed out on a chance to grab a pair of Vans Syndicate DEFCON Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” shoes in MAS Grey? Well, this could be your lucky break. Starting at 1200 EST today, LBT will be offering an extremely limited inventory of the Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” in MAS Grey, complete with matching MAS Grey dust cover and Red Lion Label tongue patch. This is sure to go extremely quickly, so get a pair while you can, if you can.

lbtinc.com

Violent Little Machine Shop – Relinquish U R Fate Charity Patch

January 29th, 2015

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Violent Little Machine Shop has made available the Relinquish U R Fate charity patch. Made in support of ART 15′s Relinquish U R Fate Vet Fund Drive, each patch is selling for $10 a piece, with only 100 patches available. 100% of the purchase price are going to benefit the Relinquish U R Fate funding campaign. VLMS already sold about a 1/4 of their stock, so if you’re looking at getting a patch, you’re better off ordering ASAP.

violentlittle.com/products/relinquish-u-r-fate-charity-patch

The Relinqish U R Fate Vent Fund Drive is a charity funding campaign started up by the ART 15 crew post-SHOT Show. They are currently trying to raise $15,000 for three charities: Gallant Few, Raider Project, and All In All The Time Foundation. The ‘Relinquish U R Fate’ portion of the fund comes into play should the funding goal be met by March 1st, 2015:

1. Mat Best will shave his beard into a “Dale Comstock” mustache.
2. JT will be tazed by an X-26 Tazer.
3. Rocco will receive a Ranger Up tattoo.

www.gofundme.com/relinquishurfate

Upcoming Mythbusters Video Games Episode

January 28th, 2015

The upcoming January 31st episode of Mythbusters is going to be tackling some video gaming related myths. The one teased in the video is a bit interesting, if silly. They’ve “recreated” a level from DOOM and are attempting to see if it’s possible to realistically carry all the various pickups (weapons, health packs, etc.) that a player would encounter during the game. It’s kinda funny that they picked Adam to play the role of the highly trained space marine, but you gotta keep it in the show, I guess.

Fantastic Four Trailer

January 27th, 2015

Watch The Venture Bros. Special ‘All This And Gargantua-2′ Complete With Epilogue On AdultSwim.com

January 26th, 2015

In case you missed it, AdultSwim.com is still hosting the Venture Bros. ‘All This and Gargantua-2′ special, including the epilogue which wasn’t included in the original broadcast, for free. Not only is it a full hour long (well, 50-ish minutes), but it sets up Season 6 in a majorly huge way.

www.adultswim.com/videos/the-venture-bros/all-this-and-gargantua-2

Orange Mod Works

January 25th, 2015

They take their NERF seriously

I’m a big fan of NERF blasters and the various affiliated products, and I’ve featured them quite frequently on the site. That’s why I’m a bit shocked that I haven’t heard of Orange Mod Works until quite recently. Orange Mod Works provides aftermarket parts kits for a variety of popular NERF blasters, increasing their performance with new triggers, springs, and more.

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They’ve even produced these awesome black magazines with 25-dart double-stack capacity.

www.orangemodworks.com/default.asp

SHOT Show 2015 – Maglula – Range Benchloader

January 24th, 2015

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Maglula’s Range Benchloader is a heavy-duty industrial 30-round loader for most standard .223/5.56 magazines, including aluminum, polymer, and steel magazines. The Benchloader’s design allows users to quickly load up to 30-rounds through its single stroke loading action. Its open design allows for examination of rounds prior to loading, and the design reduces wear on feed lips, prolonging magazine life.

www.maglula.com/product/ar15-m4-pmag-range-benchloader-5-56-223

SHOT Show 2015 – IWI – Galil ACE Line

January 23rd, 2015

The new Galil ACE line was on display at the IWI booth. Currently chambered for 7.62x39mm, the ACE line has the following features:

- reciprocating left side charging handle
- Modern polymer components for weight reduction
- Full length two-piece Picatinny top rail
- Picatinny tri-rail forearm with built-in, removable rail covers
- Adjustable iron sights with Tritium front sight post
- Accepts all standard AK-47 type magazines

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The rifle model features a 16" barrel and telescoping buttstock with removable comb.

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This particular variant is a pistol which comes with IWI’s own side folding Stabilizing Brace.

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Both this pistol and the side folding Stabilizing Brace variant feature an 8.3″ barrel.

As for upcoming variations of the ACE line, late Summer will see the introduction of the 7.62x51mm ACE, which will consist of two pistols and a full length rifle in multiple barrel lengths, all of which will accept standard SR-25 type magazines. The 5.56 ACE line will be available starting early 2016, and will accept standard AR-15 magazines.

www.israel-weapon.com

SHOT Show 2015 – Gerber

January 22nd, 2015

The Vital series was introduced as Gerber’s new introductory hunting line. It consists of multiple tools with replaceable blades, and orange handles and frames for visibility. Tools in the line include the Skin & Gut Knife, Take-a-Part Shears, and Pack Saw.

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Gator Premium is an upgrade to the iconic Gator line, which features blades made from S30V steel. The handles of these new knives have a scaly texture very much inspired by their namesake, and they also come with similarly textured sheaths. Only the fixed blade has the metal pommel, although both knives feature lanyard holes. Not pictured are the GH models with a hooked point.

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In the image above, you can compare the new Gator Premium Folder CP (top) to the original Gator Folder (bottom).

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Here’s the Premium Folder and Fixed knives in their sheaths. This new line is designed and built in Portland, Oregon.

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This is the Short Stack. It’s a complete AR-15 armorer’s tool in an extremely compact package. In fact, at the booth it was displayed as fitting inside Magpul MOE and MIAD grips. Rather than unfold in a traditional manner, the tool is held together with a rubber stop as well as magnetically, and each component can be individually separated. It contains the following components:

- Windage elevation sight tool
- Firing pin scraper
- Buffer tube wrench
- Cleaning cable pull handle
- 4mm wrench
- T10 torx
- #0 cross driver
- Bolt carrier & bolt scrapper
- 1/2″, 1/4″, 3/8″, and 3/4″ wrenches

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The Span Shotgun tool, which features 12 tools in one solid state, which itself separates into two separate components. It features the following:

- 1/4″ standard bit tip driver
- Bit tip storage
- Torque generating design
- 6 bit tips
- pin punch
- 3x hex wrench
- choke tube wrench
- bottle opener

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The Airfoil is a folding knife, with a fine edge, T-shaped thumb studs, and a pocket clip. It’s very light weight at only 2.2 oz., and has a very smooth open action.

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The Skyridge is an assisted open knife with a fine edge blade, dual thumb studs, and a pocket clip.

www.gerbergear.com

SHOT Show 2015 – Game Face Airsoft – GFRS Tormentor

January 21st, 2015

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The GFRS Tormentor is an electronic AR-15 style airsoft rifle with a built-in pump action spring shotgun. The rifle is capable of semi or full-auto fire, and comes with a 375 round magazine. It features adjustable hop up, and adjustable stock, and Picatinny mounting rail. The shotgun is a spring powered pump action with a metal barrel, 15-shot magazine, and adjustable hop up.

gamefaceairsoft.crosman.com/index

SHOT Show 2015 – Benjamin Airguns – Armada Magpul Edition

January 21st, 2015

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The Armada Magpul Edition is a .22 caliber airgun which comes equipped with Magpul MOE accessories, including the stock and pistol grip. The aluminum forend is M-LOK compatible for the use of all M-LOK accessories. The trigger is 2-stage, and adjustable.

Additional features include:

- Compatibility with Mil-Spec AR-15 pistol grips and stocks
- Over 20″ of Picatinny rail space
- Over 30 shots per fill
- Comes with a 10 round rotary magazine
- 3000 psi operating pressure

www.crosman.com/airguns/benjamin-airguns

SHOT Show 2015 – Benchmade – Jungle Bolo & Jungle Clip-Point

January 21st, 2015

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Designed for brush clearing and similar tasks, the Jungle Bolo and Clip-Point knives are made of 1095 Spring Steel. The handles are orange textured Santoprene, and both blades come with a leather sheath with belt loop.

www.benchmade.com

SHOT Show 2015 – Beretta – M9A3

January 21st, 2015

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Here it is, the M9A3. The most noticeable change from a handling standpoint is the grip. You can definitely feel the difference between it and the grip on the M9A1. The threaded barrel is also a nice touch. The Civilian/LE model is set to release later this year. Below is the original announcement article, courtesy of SSD.

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Recently, Beretta has announced the M9A3, the next generation of the M9 US Military Service Pistol. The M9A3 is being submitted via an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) in accordance with the terms of the current M9 contract.

“The M9A3 represents the next generation military handgun utilizing the best of the legacy M9 combined with proven COTS modifications that increase performance and durability” stated Gabriele de Plano, Vice President of Military Marketing and Sales for Beretta USA. Mr. de Plano added, “After listening closely to the needs of U.S. Army and other Service small arms representatives, we determined the M9, much like its counterpart legacy weapon systems (M4, M16, M240, etc.), was capable of being upgraded through material and design changes. The resulting M9A3 we are offering to the DOD will likely cost less than the current M9 and answer almost all of the Services’ enhanced handgun requirements.”

The M9A3 features:

- A thinner grip
- Removeable, modular wrap-around grip
- 1913 accessory rail
- Removable front and rear tritium sights
- Extended barrel with threading for a suppressor
- 17-round sand-resistant magazine
- Improvement to various small components
- Comes in an Earth Tone finish

www.beretta.com/en-us

SHOT Show 2015 – ASG – CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1

January 21st, 2015

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ASG has produced a licensed airsoft version of the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 A1. Developed and manufactured in Denmark using the original CZ CAD 3D drawings, the EVO features an electronic detection system which protects the gearbox from damage, as well as an electronic trigger system for single, 3-burst, and full-auto fire. The EVO also features a built-in low battery detection system, quick change main power spring, ambidextrous controls, empty magazine detection system, and a fully functioning bolt catch for realistic handling.

www.actionsportgames.com

SHOT Show 2015 – X Products – Can Cannon

January 21st, 2015

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The Can Cannon is a fully assembled AR-15 upper receiver which is capable of launching a standard unopened 12-ounce can of soda up to 105 yards, using standard MIL-SPEC blanks. It is BAFTE approved as a non-destructive device. Future accessories, including a net launcher and dog training toys will soon follow. Available in Black, FDE, and OD Green.

www.xproducts.com