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Happy Leif Erikson Day!

October 9th, 2014

To learn more about Leif Erikson, click here.

Paper Airplane Machine Gun

October 8th, 2014

The Paper Airplane Machine Gun, or Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole (yes, it was made in Germany), is made mostly from 3D printed parts. It takes sheets of paper, internally folds them into paper airplanes, and then launches them. It reminds me in the loosest sense of that gun in the upcoming CoD: Advanced Warfare that 3D prints its own bullets from a canister of “liquid matter”*. The future is clearly now.

*This link leads to the official campaign trailer for Advanced Warfare. The 3D printer rifle is used by the player for most of the gameplay – notice how the total ammo count slowly increases.

KRISS Group To Release Licensed War Sport LVOA Rifles Through KRYTAC

October 8th, 2014

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KRISS Group SA officially entered into a trademark licensing agreement with War Sport Industries, LLC to produce the LVOA rifles, in .22 LR and 6mm, through its training and recreational shooting products brand, KRYTAC.

October 7, 2014 – Nyon, Switzerland – KRISS Group has entered into a worldwide license agreement with War Sport Industries, LLC to manufacture and distribute .22 LR and electric airsoft LVOA rifles under KRISS Group’s KRYTAC brand.

The agreement between KRISS Group and War Sport Industries represents an important step forward for KRYTAC to produce affordable training solutions based on innovative firearm products. The LVOA’s advanced design compliments the KRYTAC rifle product line with its unique silhouette and reputation for excellence.

“War Sport Industries is very excited to be partnering with KRISS Group SA in the LVOAtm trademark licensing agreement for the KRYTACtm and .22 LR product lines. The partnership brings two very innovative and “out of the box” manufacturers together to offer both training and recreational shooting products known as KRYTAC,” said Joey Boswell, CEO of War Sport Industries, LLC.

The KRYTAC LVOA .22 LR is intended to become the affordable shooting alternative for the range day enthusiast and tactical trainer by replicating the form and function of the 5.56mm LVOA rifles. The KRYTAC LVOA AEG (Airsoft Electric Gun) will provide shooters with a low impact, non-lethal training solution and replicate many of the same features of the War Sport LVOA rifles. It will be powered by the KRYTAC Nautilus 8mm Reinforced Gearbox.

The KRYTAC LVOA .22 LR and AEG are targeted for 2015. Release dates and pricing will be announced at the 2015 Shot Show Exhibition in Las Vegas, USA.

www.krytac.com

Red Bull Class Action Settlement

October 7th, 2014

If you have purchased a Red Bull energy drink product in the United States between January 1st, 2002, and October 3rd, 2014, then you likely qualify as part of two class action lawsuits currently being held against Red Bull.

As part of the ongoing settlement, a qualified consumer may claim either:

1) a $10 check

2) $15 worth of Red Bull products shipped to your chosen address at Red Bull’s expense

No proof of purchase is necessary if you decide to submit a claim form, however it must be signed under penalty of perjury, so in the most extreme of scenarios it might not hurt to have an old receipt laying around.

For more information, and to fill out and submit a claim form, visit energydrinksettlement.com/index.

UF PRO – Shooting Range Essentials

October 6th, 2014

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UF PRO has started up a new campaign for what the call ‘Shooting Range Essentials’. The line consists of a variety of pants and shirts, such as the Striker XT combat line, along with the UF PRO Base Cap and UF PRO Flex and Solid knee protectors.

You can check out the line here: ufpro.si/shooting_range_essentials

The Worst Best Reload You’ve Ever Seen

October 5th, 2014

Hyper is a YouTuber that animates, among other things, a lot of weapons. You can check out their channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCSezUnbvCLYBXuUlPcXU_QQ

Noveske Lightsaber

October 4th, 2014

MultiCam Mandalorian

October 3rd, 2014

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These images were sent to us by TFB reader Case Jumper via Facebook. They’re of a Mandalorian (that’s Boba Fett’s race for those not in the know) armor that’s been given the ole Crye treatment. Great stuff Case! You can see more on his Facebook profile page, linked above.

CamoTrading.com

October 2nd, 2014

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CamoTrading.com is a website that sells hundreds of wildlife-themed home decor and clothing items. Everything from camo bedding to glasswear to handbags and more is on offer, in camouflages such as Realtree AP. They also sell other hunting themed items, such as deer clocks, a shotgun shell bird feeder, and camo cooking utensils.

www.camotrading.com

In Case Of – Zombie Cabinet

October 1st, 2014

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In Case Of is a company that creates small display cabinets filled with props themed around combating a specific supernatural threat. The Zombie cabinet, for example, includes the following props:

- 12 gauge short barrel shotgun
- Hunting knife with belt sheath
- Hand grenade
- Zombie outbreak field handbook
- 10 shotshell box
- 4 shotshell leather belt holder
- Emergency hammer

In Case Of also offers display kits for Demons, Vampires, and Werewolves

in-case-of.com

Taken 3 Trailer

October 1st, 2014

First, they took his daughter…

Then, they took him and his wife….

Now, they’ve taken his wife…. permanently (like, they murdered her guys)!

And framed him for the murder!

And reused lines from the first one!

Now, he’s mad as hell, and won’t stop until his wife’s killer is brought to justice!

Liam Neeson in Tak3n!

Rated R.

In Theaters – January 9, 2015

Polaroid Cube Action Camera

September 30th, 2014

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Polaroid has now decided to step into the action camera game with the Cube. Priced at only $100, the Polaroid Cube has the following features:

- 1080P/720P video
- 6MP still photo
- Built in rechargeable battery capable of recording up to 90 min
- 124° wide angle lens
- LED indicator
- Microphone
- Weatherproof/Splash proof

It also has plenty of accessory mounts already available, such as a tripod mount, bicycle mount, helmet mount, and inarguably the best mount:

Monkey stand

With its low entry price and established accessory line, this could end up being an excellent starting action camera, or at the very least a good backup or supplementary camera.

www.polaroidcube.com/polaroid-cube

BreachBangClear – Buy A ‘Do You Even Liberty’ Shirt, Support The Brian Terry Foundation

September 29th, 2014

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Breach Bang Clear and Article 15 clothing has announced that they will be donating all profits from the sale of the ‘Do You Even Liberty’ t-shirts to the Brian Terry Foundation, courtesy of Trek’s Trek: 2000 Miles for the Brian Terry Foundation.

www.article15clothing.com/do-you-even-liberty

Hollywood Haunted Sports – Zombie Killhouse Runthrough

September 29th, 2014

This is a runthrough of the Zombie Killhouse at the Haunted Hollywood Sports Media Night at Hollywood Sports Park in Bellflower, California. One of two killhouses being offered for Haunted Hollywood Sports, the Zombie Killhouse has a squad of attendees armed with airsoft G36s run through a pre-set path as they shoot at zombies who attack from the shadows and hide in corners. Each attendee also wears two flags, which the zombies will attempt to snatch. Losing both flags means you failed the mission, and have joined the ranks of the undead.

Note that this run was taken roughly a week before they officially launch, and isn’t necessarily representative of the final configuration of the killhouse.

Special thanks to Gregory Wong AKA spartan117gw for attending the event with us and doing the runthrough seen in the video. You can check out his YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/spartan117gw

Stay tuned for more coverage of the Haunted Hollywood Sports Media Night and more.

www.hauntedhollywoodsports.com

GoKnuckles On Kickstarter

September 28th, 2014

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GoKnuckles is a project on Kickstarter to produce a hand-held mount shaped like a pair of brass knuckles for the GoPro Hero series of cameras. The final product will be made of injection molded rubberized plastic and will be available in Blue and Orange. On the GoKnuckles mount, the Hero camera can be mounted facing either direction, allowing for dexterous filming of yourself and others.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/astroworx/goknuckles-for-your-gopro-hero-camera

Knott’s Scary Farm – Special Ops: Infected Review

September 27th, 2014

Special Ops: Infected is the latest attraction currently available at Knott’s Berry Farm for their ‘Knott’s Scary Farm’ Halloween event.

With the exception of ‘Trapped‘, Special Ops: Infected is quite possibly the most interactive Scary Farm event yet available from Knott’s, and unlike ‘Trapped’ won’t cost you an additional fee. The concept is such: squads of parkgoers armed with laser rifles and led by a squad leader patrol a transformed Camp Snoopy, eliminating the undead while completing objectives, battling Road Warrior-esque militia forces, and saving an important scientist who holds the cure to the zombie plague.

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In order to even take part in the Special Ops: Infected attraction, you must obtain a ticket. These tickets are free, but are limited. They are given out at the entrance of Camp Snoopy, and denote the time and entry point you’ll be allowed in. During our visit, they ran out of cards before our appointed 9:15 time. Reportedly, less than half of all parkgoers will be able to participate, and given how rapidly the tickets ran out that seems to be the case.

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From one of the two assigned entry points, Alpha and Bravo, which take place on opposite ends of Camp Snoopy, guests were herded into a orientation tent, where they were assigned their guns and given their objectives. There was a lot of showmanship on the part of the squad leader, including his use of the accented ‘zambies’ to denote the zombie targets, and being decked out in tactical gear.

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The guns we were assigned were zombie-green plastic, with useable albeit unneeded (and honestly distracting) flip-up iron sights, very large magazine/sensor boxes, and bungee-retention slings. The stocks were fixed, and intended or not, the guns were only capable of semi-auto fire. Additionally, the guns were noted in promotional literature as having LCD screens which would allow for individual score tracking, which was not featured on these guns; overall, not that impressive. Ammo was not an issue, as the guns are set to automatically reload after 50 shots, after which a 5-or-so-second reload was supposed to take place, but never seemed to. They also fired a strange triangular burst of three lights instead of traditional projectiles, which activated a sensor on the zombies’ heads, letting them know when they were shot.

Speaking of the zombies, they were actors strewn throughout the course, made up to look undead. They shambled, they rushed, they went down pretty quickly if their sensor managed to get hit. Their enthusiasm was greatly appreciated throughout the course, as you could tell they really enjoyed playing their part, trying their damnedest to assault our squad. The other enemy, the militia, was more a plot point than a true threat. We were forced to be captured as part of the experience (your guns are worthless as they don’t wear sensors) and were led into a cage, where we were taunted, insulted, told to keep our hands behind our head, and had zombies paw at us through the openings. This lasted for a couple of minutes, until we “escaped”. Kinda fun, but it was also jarring to pump round after round into a screaming man wielding a Beretta and a trash can lid shield only for him and his buddies to take you all hostage.

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The objectives were occasional breaks in the action, such as enter a cabin to activate a communications array, or find a point on a map. They were actually a cool way to add a bit of variety to the mission, even if they were always a prelude to a zombie attack.

Ultimately, Special Ops: Infected is a great concept with a flawed execution. It’s a good event, but if it’s to be great, there will have to be improvements to the weapons and implementation of the promised scoring system. An expansion of the interactive events, and maybe a chance to actually battle the militia instead of forcefully playing prisoner, would also be appreciated. We’re looking forward to see if Special Ops: Infected makes a return next year, and if it does, ends up being better than it is now.

It’s also worth mentioning that technically we didn’t get to experience everything Special Ops: Infected has to offer. One of the squad leaders alerted us that both Alpha and Bravo offer different experiences, so it’s likely you’d have to attend multiple days to experience both paths.

www.knotts.com/knotts-scary/ride/SPECIAL-OPS-INFECTED/cat/Haunted%20Attractions

Sideshow Collectables – Deadpool 1/6 Scale Figure

September 26th, 2014

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Sideshow Collectables will soon be releasing a highly-detailed fully-articulated Deadpool 1/6 scale figure.

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He comes equipped with the following accessories:

- Two interchangeable heads
- Six pairs of interchangeable hands
- Dual katanas
- One knife
- Two grenades
- One suppressed ‘Whoop Ass-ault rifle’
- Dual pistols

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Additionally, Sideshow Collectables is offering an exclusive Zombiepool head included with the figure if purchased through their web store.

Available for pre-order now at www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-deadpool-sideshow-collectibles-1001781.

Gerber Gear Multi-Plier 600 Bladeless

September 25th, 2014

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Gerber Gear’s Multi-Plier 600 Bladeless offers everything you could possibly need in a multitool, and complies with “no-knife policies”. Constructed from stainless steel with a black oxide coating, the MP 600 features the following tools:

- Scissors
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver – 3 sizes
- File
- Replaceable RemGrit saw
- Ruler
- Bottle opener
- Rotatable, replaceable carbide cutters
- Can opener

Made in the USA.

www.gerbergear.com/Industrial/Tools/MP600-Bladeless_30-000952

US ARMY Playing Cards On Kickstarter

September 24th, 2014

The US ARMY Playing Cards are the first in a series of US Military-themed playing cards designed by illustrator and playing card designer Jackson Robinson. This initial offering is officially licensed by the U.S. Army, and consists of four individual decks: 1910 Army, Premium Army, Black Ops, and Black Ops Display.

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The deck shown above, for example, is the Army 1910 deck, a Kings Wild re-imagining of the original 1910 Russell & Morgan ARMY NAVY 303 playing deck. The campaign has officially reached its goal, however there is still plenty of time to own one or more of these commemorative card decks.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722808047/us-army-playing-cards

SilencerCo – How Do Silencers Work?

September 23rd, 2014

New Animated Infographic Illustrates Technology and Science Behind Firearm Silencers

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – September 23, 2014 | Aimed at educating the general public about the science and application of firearm suppressors, leading manufacturer SilencerCo released today an animated infographic.

While silencer purchases have increased rapidly in recent years, a vast majority of the public is unaware that the device can be purchased in most states. The image, shown below, was designed to combat many of these misconceptions.

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More information on silencers and ownership can be found at SilencerCo.com/Ownership.

TrackingPoint At The Alamo

September 23rd, 2014

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Tactical Girls 2015 Calendar

September 22nd, 2014

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The 2015 Tactical Girls calendar is now available. Covering 13 months (Jan 2015 – Jan 2016), the calendar features beautiful women with exotic weaponry in realistic tactical settings. Weapons featured in the calendar include the Drake Stalker .50 BMG rifle, Kel-Tec RFB Battle Rifle, FNP-45 pistol, and even an AT4 anti-tank weapon. 10% of the print run of this calendar is donated to deployed soldiers and the organizations that support them.

You can get it here: www.tacgirls.com

Gear Whores Anonymous – 2 New Morale Patches

September 21st, 2014

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Gear Whores Anonymous has released two new morale patches: Men of Mayhem and Drink.Fight.F***.

Made in the USA.

Available for purchase on nextgenwarfighter.com.

I Got Roped Into A Game Of Laser Tag Today…

September 20th, 2014

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2nd place is bittersweet, when the majority of your opponents were 10 year olds.

SilencerCo Kicks Off Photo Contest For Emergency Preparedness: Living In The Red

September 19th, 2014

This is an announcement from SilencerCo regarding a new photo contest they’re holding. The full release can be found below.

WHAT:
Living in the Red means being ready for anything. SilencerCo’s new photo contest represents an opportunity for you to show off your gear, assembled to get you out of a tight spot when the going gets beyond tough. What do you carry in your rig?

WHEN:
Beginning today, photos can be submitted for one month, through October 19, 2014. After the submission period is over, SilencerCo will narrow the submissions and open the best photos for public voting.

WHO:
Anyone who wants to showcase their gear for the chance to win some awesome prizes.

HOW:
Find more info and submit your photo at www.silencerco.com/living-in-the-red

WHY:
Being prepared for the unexpected is reason enough, but submitting a photo to the contest gives you the chance to win some great stuff.

GRAND PRIZE:

Any three SilencerCo suppressors of your choice. Be strategic — the most expensive or largest-caliber suppressors alone may not be the best for you in a survival scenario. But if you win, it’s your call.
A Goal Zero solar station valued at over $800 — the perfect setup to allow you to power necessary devices without the need for fuel.

RUNNER-UP:

One SilencerCo suppressor of your choice.
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel in Realtree Xtra Camo

For more details, visit www.silencerco.com/living-in-the-red.