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DOOM: Eternal – Official E3 Story Trailer

June 10th, 2019

More info on the new DOOM game is, in my opinion, the best news to come out of E3 this year. Now, it looks like the Doom Slayer is not only working to stop Hell on Earth, but is also going after a vengeful Heaven, which opposes the Slayer’s attempt to stop the demonic invasion. Mix in plenty of new and old weapons, new and revamped enemies, new environments, new traversal methods, and more glory kills, while also retaining the most important aspect of a Doom title: fast-paced, action filled gameplay over story – and it looks like we’ll have a real winner of a game in our hands.

DOOM: Eternal launches November 22nd, 2019.

PTS SYNDICATE LICENSES MAWL FOR AIRSOFT

June 9th, 2019

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., known for its rugged, advanced photonic solutions for the defense and aerospace industries, and PTS Syndicate, a prolific licensee of products in the tactical market, are proud to announce an exclusive licensing agreement to bring the internationally recognized B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser) to the global airsoft community. PTS Syndicate will be manufacturing and bringing to market the MAWL® -PTS, the only official licensed MAWL® replica, which will be easily accessible to consumers through PTS Syndicate’s extensive distribution network in Asia, Europe, and North America.

MAWL®

The MAWL® family of weapon lasers has been adopted by select Special Operations Forces around the world, and is currently in use, and deployed with a variety of U.S. and international defense, government, and law enforcement agencies as a standard weapon laser. It departs from the typical box design as a response to direct end-user feedback. With the ability to seamlessly transition power output, and divergence to adapt to environmental demands, the MAWL® is based off of three design parameters: to be used under stress, in the dark, and with gloves on. Incorporating cutting edge VCSEL technology for clearer, and more consistent illumination, with improved ergonomics and interface, the B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® remains unparalleled in performance.

For more information on the MAWL®-PTS, including its official release date, please watch www.ptssyndicate.com. For more information on the MAWL® and other B.E. Meyers & Co. products please visit www.bemeyers.com

MAWL® is a registered trademark of B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.

Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader Now Shipping

June 7th, 2019

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – June 6, 2019 – Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven, hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is now available at retailers online and in stores.

The .223/5.56 ASAP EML is the only product of its kind, and it is made with serious competitors and training facilities in mind. Users simply fill the 60 round hopper with loose .223/5.56 rounds, select the desired round count and press a button. The machine automatically orientates the ammunition and loads the magazine. Loading does not get any easier.

“The Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is on the cutting edge,” said Will Hemeyer, Butler Creek Senior Product Manager. “The EML represents our commitment to exceeding the expectations of accessory products used for magazine loading. For those looking for a fast and easy way to load rounds, the Butler Creek Electronic Magazine Loader is the perfect choice.”

With an easy-to-set round selection menu from 1 to 40, the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is faster, more accurate and easier on the thumbs than hand-loading. It can load 30 rounds in 45 seconds, while users concentrate on other tasks or instruction. It works with most AR15/M16 magazines and offers dual power supply via an AC adapter or lithium-ion batteries. It has a MSRP of $442.95.

www.butlercreek.com/electronic-magazine-loader

Hi-Point Firearms – ‘Name The Nine’ Contest

June 6th, 2019

For those of you who aren’t aware, Hi-Point revealed a new, unnamed, 9mm pistol design at this year’s SHOT Show. A more “modern” take on the C9, the new 9mm pistol featured a slide with front and rear charging serrations, a threaded barrel, a double-stack flush-fit 10 round mag, and interchangeable backstraps.

Now, Hi-Point is looking to the public to come up with a new name for this pistol, with their ‘Name The Nine’ contest. Running today through June 13th, entrants can visit Hi-Point’s website and enter their name for the new Hi-Point 9mm pistol. The best entries will be chosen by Hi-Point, and in the second phase of the contest, running June 18th through June 24th, visitors will be tasked with selecting their favorite name among the phase one winners.

The overall winner will, of course, receive one of the brand-new, yet-to-be-named pistols w/ personalized serial number, and 250 rounds of Barnaul 9mm ammo.

Good luck to the contest entrants! And good luck to Hi-Point, who’ll have to deal with the draining task of sorting through thousands of joke/meme entries.

www.hi-pointfirearms.com

Today Is The 75th Anniversary Of D-Day

June 6th, 2019

75 years ago today marks D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy. General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s address to the Allied Expeditionary Force who committed the operation can be read below:

Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.

The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to victory.

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory.

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

– General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces

High Speed Gear Launches Tourniquet TACO

June 5th, 2019

For Immediate Release – Swansboro, N.C. – High Speed Gear®, manufacturer of Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™, is proud to release a new nylon medical pouch, the Tourniquet TACO®.

Built from Cordura® nylon, this pouch is designed to retain most windlass-style tourniquets, such as SAM® XT, C-A-T®, SOF® TT, and SOF® TT Wide tourniquets, in one pouch. This new TACO® includes HSGI’s® unique shock cord design with an adjustable, removable Velcro® flap, which enables open-top use. The pouch also features a “hand-up” flap design that lifts the tourniquet up when opening to make it easier to grab. The four rows of laser-cut MOLLE provide flexibility to mount the pouch 1” up or 1” down with the included (1) HSGI® Clip.

“Carrying a tourniquet has become commonplace in everyday life. High Speed Gear’s new Tourniquet TACO makes that easier to do with its soft design and easily-accessible Velcro® flap,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear Vice President of Sales and Operations. “We always want to make it easier to carry the gear you need day in and day out.”

To complete your medical pouch needs, HSGI® has also released a full set of TQ and medical cross PVC patches. The 1.25” x 1.25” patches come in black, coyote brown or olive drab and can be purchased individually or in packages to attach to all your medical equipment. A TQ patch is included with every Tourniquet TACO®.

MSRP: $38.00

www.highspeedgear.com

About High Speed Gear®

The High Speed Gear® company, is dedicated to building the best 100% Made in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, and versatility. Satisfaction is guaranteed for all of our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly armed citizens. Our products are user driven and are designed based on the operational experiences of a wide variety of end users.

About Comp-Tac Victory Gear

Comp-Tac Victory Gear® is devoted to designing and manufacturing the highest quality concealed carry, competition, tactical holsters and related accessories on the market. Comp-Tac® products offer options that make it easy and comfortable to carry a firearm for all our customers: law enforcement, military, shooting sports enthusiasts and responsibly armed citizens. We build with the customer in mind, ensuring speed of manufacturing, quality of product, competitive pricing and superior customer service to support the desire to take responsibility for personal safety, security and recreational firearm use.

DoubleStar Exhibiting Full Blade Line at BLADE Show 2019

June 3rd, 2019

The entire DoubleStar blade line, including the newest addition, the Ahab Knife, will be on display at Booth 310 at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre, June 7 – 9, 2019.

Winchester, Ky. (June 2019) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols, and blades, will be exhibiting its complete blade line in Booth 310 at BLADE Show 2019, to be held in the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 7 – 9, 2019. DoubleStar’s newest addition to its blade line, the Ahab Knife, will be on display, as well as collaborations from Kim Breed, Hakim Isler, and Darrin Sirois. Product staples such as the Brimstone Folder Knife (with a new OD color), Drakon™ Blade, Fang™ Blade, MOTAC™ Blade, Fury™ Machete, Wrath™ CrashHawk, and Noogie™ Bottle Opener will also be at the booth. There will also be some unique one-offs designed by Blade Division Director Rob “Filo” Cabrera on display.

The Ahab Knife, made from 1084 Carbon Steel, is an everyday carry designed by Filo Bladeworks to be discrete and compact without sacrificing relevance. Elements like the oversized ring and precision thumb break provide the best amount of retention for quick deployment. The Ahab’s strong, lightweight construction makes it the perfect duty belt utility that will be there when you need it most. An oversized ring allows for gloved deployment, while a swedged spine at the point provides for better penetration. The Ahab Knife has precision jimping for proper thumb braking and screwed handle hardware for easy maintenance. Equipped with versatile eyelet locations, they provide adaptability to other attachment systems. It is PVD coated for a clean, sharp, durable finish. MSRP $84.99.

BladeShow-logo.pngBLADE Show, hosted by BLADE Magazine, the world’s number one knife community and publication, is the destination for the best selection of knives and knife products found anywhere. Globally recognized exhibitors and legendary makers gather under one roof to introduce attendees to the largest selection of blades, knives, and outdoor gear and accessories in the world. Over 700 tables, 450+ booths and 40 display tables of the world’s best and most in-demand knives will be on display. From renowned custom knife makers to the industry’s best in mass production, BLADE Show is a cut above the competition. Tactical, utility, hand-forged, camping, art, folding, hunting, kitchen, Damascus, military and other knives, as well as the equipment and materials to make, sharpen and maintain them; Japanese, European and other swords; tomahawks, collection displays, sheaths, multi-tools, antique bows and other cutlery collectibles will all be on display at the world’s largest knife show.

For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

Star Trek TNG Captain Picard Facepalm Bust – Bronze Edition

June 2nd, 2019

If you’re a fan of dated memes and Star Trek, and need something in your office or study that shows this, then you might want to get one of these Captain Picard Facepalm Busts from ThinkGeek. Manufactured by pop culture collectable maker IconHeroes https://www.iconheroes.com/, this bust depicts Picard mid-facepalm, complete with bronze colloration, and non-marring felt on the base.

You can get it at: www.thinkgeek.com/product/kukp

Rambo: Last Blood – Teaser Trailer

June 1st, 2019

In this latest (and last?) movie in the Rambo series, Rambo undertakes a mission to rescue the sister of a reporter from a Mexican cartel. It looks alright; plenty of explosions, booby traps, and violence, so definitely a Rambo film.

Rambo: Last Blood — In theaters September 20, 2019.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reveal Trailer

May 30th, 2019

They’re rebooting/reimagining the Modern Warfare series for this year’s CoD release. Fan favorite character Captain Price is back, along with a completely new story. Oh, and reportedly cross-play between Xbox One, PS4, and PC is going to be a feature, along with all DLC multiplayer maps being free content for all players.

Modern Warfare launches October 25th, 2019.

The LYRA EDC ‘Morphing’ Knife – Currently On Kickstarter

May 29th, 2019

LYRA is an EDC ‘Morphing’ knife, and the second Kickstarter campaign by California-based Horizon Knives. Named after (and inspired by the shape of) the constellation of the same name, the LYRA consists of a titanium grip/housing that folds out using a unique linkage system, and a 1.2″ D2 tool steel blade.

This linkage allows the LYRA to fold out from a compact 2″ stowed length to a full length of 4.7″, 3.2″ of which is the extended handle. This also has the added benefit of a full, four-finger grip.

While stowed, the blade is fully protected, and sits within a “U” channel.

The LYRA also features a lanyard hole for attaching to a pack or a keyring, and also makes for a solid, albeit unintentional, bottle opener.

The campaign is currently going strong, at about half-funding with 46 days to go (at the time of writing), so check out the campaign page below for more info:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/horizonknives/lyra-the-fascinating-titanium-morphing-everyday-carry-knife

Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Wins Open Division, Second Overall at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic

May 27th, 2019

Westport, Conn. (May 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, took home the High Open Division and Second Overall titles at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic, held May 18, 2019 in Byram, Mississippi.

Vlieger competed against 259 competitors to finish with 1177.2938 match points and a time of 196.05. Watch the competition video here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnVliegerShooting/videos/339921083374248/.

“The 2019 Mississippi Classic was a movement intensive technical match with everything from 40-yard shots to a mop on 11 courses of fire. From sunshine to a thunderstorm, 25 – 100 percent humidity changes, and 55-90-degree temperature shifts, my equipment ran true throughout. My ammo loaded in Shell Shock Technologies’ cases ran flawlessly in the pouring rain the same as in the dry heat, and I couldn’t ask for better reliability. When you’re shooting 5,000 rounds a month to stay competitive, there is no room for questionable ammunition, and Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases keep me focused on the targets, not on my gear. Here’s to preparing for the next challenge!” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 55,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the 2019 Ohio State USPSA Cheely Custom Gunworks BUCKEYE BLAST, to be held May 31 – June 2, 2019, in Zanesville, Ohio.

Star Trek: Picard Teaser

May 26th, 2019

CBS is releasing a new series on their streaming service about Captain Picard 15 years after an unknown event, presumably after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.

Star Trek: Picard is “coming soon” to CBS All Access.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Official Teaser Trailer

May 24th, 2019

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800, respectively, in a movie directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, with a teaser synopsis which deliberately states the film takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Seems to be equal parts nostalgic pandering, and an overt attempt to try to discredit any other sequels or spin-offs of the Terminator franchise. All the same, it’s got guns, explosions, and a liquid-metal Terminator, so all the pieces are there. Hopefully it’s decent.

Kinda cool to see a Fostech Origin, though. I had to repeat that part a few times to confirm, but the skeletonized drum mag is a dead giveaway.

Terminator: Dark Fate is slated for a theatrical release November 1st, 2019.

Black Aces Tactical announces release of $399 Pro Series S Max Semiautomatic Shotgun

May 22nd, 2019

Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series S Max line of 12-gauge shotguns.

Said Black Aces Tactical, “Over the last months, our company is in the midst of a major shift. No longer is Black Aces Tactical only offering boutique weapons that are not what we would call, shall we say, price point. Our focus has shifted to one concept, and that is value. Value drives the market and value can be seen in every one of our new offerings.”.

S Max Specs are:

  • 12 Gauge shotgun with chokes
  • 6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver
  • 18.5″ Barrel
  • 39.75″ Overall Length
  • Choice of Black finished Walnut or Walnut Furniture
  • Front blade sight with white dot
  • 6+1 capacity
  • Comes with short grip as a bonus
  • Extremely smooth action
  • The S Max features many of the same highly sought-after options available on more expensive semiautomatic 12-gauge models such as a complete set of chokes, extended magazine tube, and dual sling points included in the purchase price. Black Aces Tactical is excited to give the customer more for their money with the inclusion of real walnut furniture in place of the usual synthetic, which is industry standard. And what may be the best inclusion of all, Black Aces Tactical includes either a short black finish walnut or natural finished walnut grip free of charge.
    For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email sales@blackacestactical.com, or visit www.blackacestactical.com

    MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Introduces New Colors for their Rifles and Chassis

    May 21st, 2019

    Over a dozen new colors and patterns now available for all MPA rifle and chassis orders.

    Comer, Ga. (May 2019) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce over a dozen new color or pattern options for their popular MPA rifles and chassis. The new color options include Stingray, Kracken, Caiman, Surge, Rose Gold, Poseidon, Viper, Mongoose, Cutlass, Ingot, Multicam, Multicam Black, and Patriot.

    Any of these new colors can be added to an MPA rifle or chassis order; simply select the color or pattern and add it to your order. MSRP ranges from $150.00 – $350.00.

    MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit https://masterpiecearms.com/bolt-action-rifle-and-chassis-current-delivery-times/.

    For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

    John Wick: Chapter 4 Already Announced!

    May 20th, 2019

    Just minutes ago, the John Wick text service (which you could sign up for prior to John Wick: Chapter 3’s release) revealed that John Wick: Chapter 4 is confirmed, and it already has a release date: May 21st, 2021.

    NERF Zombie Strike Nailbiter

    May 19th, 2019

    With the post-apocalyptic-DIY aesthetic of NERF’s Zombie Strike series, I suppose it was only a matter of time until a blaster modeled after a nailgun would be introduced to the line. However, the Nailbiter, as it’s called, actually happens to be one of the cooler blaster designs to come out lately. Requiring “no priming” / chambering of a dart, the Nailbiter feeds from an 8-dart “vertical indexing clip” which feeds upwards as it fires (see below video). The blaster is compatible with NERF stock and barrel extensions that work with other N-STRIKE and Zombie Strike blasters, and an accessory rail on the bottom of the blaster allows for the attachment of additional accessories.

    You can pick this one up wherever NERF blasters are sold.

    nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-zombie-strike-survival-system-nailbiter-blaster

    Violent Little Machine Shop Has Your John Wick Needs Covered

    May 17th, 2019

    “John Wick 3” releases today and VLMS has some cool items for you fans.

    Gold Coin Patch Set

    Continental Hotel Notepad

    “Baba Yaga” Morale Patch

    Strike-Hold! – Top 10 Must-Have Airsoft Guns That Don’t Exist – Yet

    May 16th, 2019

    One advantage of airsoft over ‘real steel’ firearms, is you can own airsoft replicas of guns that would normally be out of reach of civilian hands. Having a gas-powered, training-grade airsoft clone of a select-fire, cool guy gun, like, say, an MP7, sure beats not being able to have one at all. However, even with the myriad awesome airsoft replicas out there (Stoner 99 LMG, anyone?), some guns – whether they be classic, early 20th century weapons, rare pre-production models that never got far past the prototype stage, or modern firearms still in development – are just begging for an airsoft replica, but inexplicably don’t have one available. Strike-Hold! has compiled a list of 10 of these guns that are just begging for an Airsoft replica.

    It’s a good read, so check it out at the link below:

    strikehold.net/2019/05/15/top-10-must-have-airsoft-guns-that-dont-exist-yet

    Seriously, why hasn’t anyone come out with an airsoft G11 yet?

    Star Trek TOS Gorn Latex Mask

    May 15th, 2019

    Arguably, it’s a bit early to start prepping for Halloween, but on the off-chance you were planning on wearing a Gorn costume this year, you may want to take a look at Trick or Treat Studios‘ (the same folks behind the awesome ‘They Live’ mask) Gorn Latex Mask. Officially licensed by CBS, this high-quality mask is based off the ‘Gorn’ fought by Captain Kirk in the classic ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Arena’. It’s available for pre-order now, with an expected ship date of September 30th.

    Honestly, though, this is really an excuse to lead into the classic primitive gunpowder canon scene from the same episode.

    www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/original-series-movie-era-c-10_338/star-trek-tos-gorn-latex-mask-p-26210

    Hazard 4 – Plan-B Hard Sling Pack

    May 13th, 2019

    This is the Plan-B Hard, the hardshell version of Hazard 4’s Plan-B Sling Pack. Made of 1000D Cordura nylon over a molded-foam shell, the Plan-B Hard features an abrasion-resistant exterior, and padding throughout protects the interior.

    The Plan-B Hard features multiple internal compartments that offer a degree of modularity. These compartments can also be completely removed to store one larger item.

    The backpad of the Plan-B Hard is molded and abrasion-resistant, and is designed to conform to the spine and ventilate sweat. Additional features include exterior PALS/MOLLE webbing, YYK zippers, and Hazard 4’s patented Hardpoint attachment system for the optional attachment of additional loops, PALS/MOLLE panels, lights, etc.

    https://www.hazard4.com/planb-hard.html#

    Thunderball Spectre Ring Prop Replica

    May 12th, 2019

    Website ‘Monsters In Motion’ is currently offering a pre-order sale on a prop replica of the SPECTRE ring from Thunderball, manufactured by Factory Entertainment. Sized at ring size 11, these replicas are “handcrafted in 14K yellow gold over solid sterling silver, with the recessed black enamel SPECTRE insignia accented by polished rhodium.” Simply put, these are a decently high-quality prop replica, with a price to match: $249.99. Each ring also comes with a gift box and a Certificate of Authenticity, and the run will be limited to 500 pieces.

    www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/item-list-fj-c-5_258/james-bond-007-thunderball-spectre-ring-prop-replica-p-26573

    Goat Story – Goat Mug

    May 10th, 2019

    Drinking Horns are one of those cool ‘ancient warrior’ ways to quaff your favorite brew (or any beverage, really; no judgements here), second only to drinking from the repurposed skulls of your enemies. However, they’re not the most practical drinking vessel, due to their shape. And, sure, purpose-made stands do exist for horns, but what if there were a more practical way to carry a horn with you, everywhere you go?

    Well, Goat Story has their own take on the portable Drinking Horn in the Goat Mug. It’s a coffee mug horn that comes with a drink sleeve/holder made of leather or faux leather. This sleeve doubles as a stand for the horn, so it can readily be set on a surface. The Goat Mug also comes with a couple of straps, for attaching the horn to a bag, or even strapped around your shoulders.

    www.goat-story.com/products/goat-mug-brown

    Apocalypse Now – Final Cut Trailer

    May 8th, 2019

    In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam War Epic Apocalypse Now, there will be a limited release of a ‘Final Cut’ of the film, in select theaters on August 15th. This Final Cut is restored from the original film negatives to 4K quality, with 5.1 Dolby surround sound, and the film has been reedited by Coppola with a runtime that is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. If you’re more of a home viewer type, a 4K Ultra HD release will also be made available on August 27th.