Captain America: The Winter Soldier drops April 4th, 2014.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier drops April 4th, 2014.
It’s never a bad time to bring up the legendary exploits of the #1 mall ninja Gecko45. You can read up the entirety of his archived ramblings on Lonelymachines.org.
As part of the new 2014 camo collection from G-Shock, the GD-120CM-5ER features a special, military-style camouflage print. Water resistant up to 200 meters, with quartz digital movement. Capable of 12/24 hour format, with an onboard alarm, calenar, stopwatch, and LED light.
Also available in ‘red/black’ and ‘grey/dark grey’ camouflage prints.
Available from Klepsoo.
User ‘shenzhen’ of Hackaday has devised a method of augmenting clothing items using carbon fiber tape to make them 100% taserproof. It involves making a cut into the lining of a jacket or other clothes, then placing a strip of iron-on no-sew hem tape topped with carbon tape into the lining, placing multiple strips as close as possible to each other while avoiding gaps, throughout the garment. Since carbon tape consists of thin conductive carbon fibers, it forces the electric current to flow through the tape instead of the body, even if a taser’s needle pierces the skin.
Please note that this post is purely informational, and Tactical Fanboy does not condone the use of this information for any lest-than-legally-acceptable purposes.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For drops August 22, 2014 – unless it gets delayed again.
Filson’s Duffel Backpack is a water and abrasion resistant pack made from Cordura nylon. It features a duffel bag top which cinches with a leather strap and grommets; a center front zipper allows for easy access to contents. Four external pockets are capable of one-handed opening thanks to the inclusion of opening loops. The shoulder straps are padded and feature a stabilizing sternum strap, and are removable from the bag.
Made in the USA. Available in Black and Camo.
This is a movie you’ll watch for explosions and Dinobots, and it looks to deliver both in sufficient quantities.
Transformers: Age of Extinction drops June 27th, 2014.
BrickForge is a company that releases custom LEGO minifig accessories. A recent addition to their product line is the inclusion of 3 new colors to their Powered Assault Commando accessory pack. Seen here is the Olive Green variant. This set comes with:
- Powered Assault Armor (Olive Green)
- Powered Assault Helmet (Olive Green)
- Powered Assault Visor (Gold)
- Vambraces (Olive Green)
- Anti-Material Sniper Rifle (Olive Green)
- Intergalactic 8-Gauge (Olive Green w/ Yellow Pump)
- TASE Gun (Olive Green w/ Yellow Tip)
- Power Blade (Trans Dark Blue)(Supercharged)
Also available are Black and Steel (Grey), which come with slightly different weapon configurations.
The MultiCam Scamp is the result of a collaboration between Freewaters and SKD Tactical. The Scamp is the first commercial sandal with authentic, IR-compliant MultiCam material, featured on the soft webbing toe strap. It also features an ultra-comfortable footbed pattern licensed from Therm-A-Rest, akin to a Z Lite sleeping pad, which channels out water and air cools the foot. The strong, sponge rubber outsole provides grip and flexibility. Additionally, 1% of Freewater’s sales go to well digging projects in impoverished countries with areas without access to fresh water.
This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.
By: Alan “Thumpy” Covey – Thumpy’s 3D House of Airsoft
American gun enthusiasts hear the word “airsoft” and think toy-like plastic or very fragile pot-metal guns, built mainly in Asia; guns not able to hold up to the rigors of serious training, handling, use or abuse. But, that has been changing…and is about to get two new boosts from a pair of US companies that couldn’t be any different from each other. But, both are ‘bullish’ that they have innovative ways to change the American marketplace.
A quick primer: Airsoft is primarily one caliber – 6mm plastic BB’s, pushed out of smoothbore guns by compressed air. Right now, the foremost systems are called Air Electric Guns or AEG’s, which use gears, a piston, cylinder and spring, powered by a DC electric motor and battery to propel BB’s downrange. A competing system (GBB – Gas Blow Back guns) use high pressure gas to do the same thing. Both models can simulate recoil “kick” and some even field-strip like their one-to-one “real-steel” counterparts…the current fascination with airsoft as a war-games tool and even as a safer-alternative training gun for firearms enthusiasts.
But TIPPMANN Sports, a leader and innovator in paintball guns for decades, and new startup WOLVERINE AIRSOFT are about to bring the manufacture of two gas systems back to airsoft’s roots in high-pressure air…and, build their products in the USA.
TIPPMANN announced at last week’s Paintball Extravaganza event in Virgnia their entry into airsoft, the M-4 carbine…a clone of most AR-style guns with the guts of their highly reliable and rugged paintball markers reworked to fit inside a 1:1 scale upper and lower that will accept most real M-4 grips, stocks, rails/hand guards and accessories. Powered by 12-gram co2 capsules inside the 80-round magazines, the M4 will also alternately use regulated air tanks and current AEG airlift magazines.
Most important to their US market position is TIPPMANN’s established parts, service and distribution networks, and the brand reputation for rugged reliability that might find a true market as training arms for military or Law Enforcement agencies, many of which already use paintball as force-on-force training guns, or for pepperball devices in detention facilities. Expect a summertime release for a product that’s already gaining near-viral attention in paintball AND airsoft circles.
Meanwhile, from Tennessee comes WOLVERINE AIRSOFT with a more basic and elegant engineering idea. Why replace all those existing AEG airsoft guns, when you can drop-in a replacement cylinder with ONE moving part! Called the SMP, for “Single Moving Part,” this system will use High Pressure Air in backpack tanks, regulated with an electronic trigger assembly. That takes the finicky and often-troublesome guts & gears out of the 1970′s Japanese technology of today’s AEG, yet keep their upgraded and more-modern outer shells, which have been getting better and better with age and materials-technology improvements.
A third American company, Delaware-based PolarStar Airsoft has had a more-complete HPA system on the market for several years now, called the Fusion Engine. But, judging from the viral social media reactions, there is probably room in the USA market for all three American entries. A trio that will “bear much watching” as 2014′s spring and summer release dates approach.
Stay up to date on all of America’s Airsoft news at Thumpy’s 3D House of Airsoft on SCOOP.IT: www.scoop.it/t/thumpy-s-3d-house-of-airsoft-scoop-it
Tippmann’s new TCR is a magfed paintball marker with a three magazine system, two air sources, a modular design, and the ability to convert into a standard hopper feed marker. Built upon the TiPX platform, the TCR can utilize three magazine types: the Tru-Feed 7-Ball mag, the Tru-Feed 12-Ball extended mag, and the 20-round Zetamag. The unique, easy access cam-locking system for 12g CO2 cartridges allows for ambidextrous one-handed loading.
The compact design of the TCR features four Picatinny rails, folding front and rear sights, a folding vertical front grip, and an 11″ barrel. This modular design also features a modular stock for future upgrades to an air-in-stock design.
Finally, the TCR can be converted to use a standard hopper feed for non-magfed play. A new TCR comes with a 7-Ball and 12-Bal magazine and will be available later this year.
This is a fully functioning M1911 at 1:2.5 scale. Locked breach action, functioning grip safety, and chambered for a 3mm round with a muzzle energy of up to 3 Joules.
Currently up on LEGO CUUSOO at the idea stage is this pair of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker lightsaber LEGO models. If it reaches 10,000 supporters, the current design of the finalized set includes Luke and Vader minifigures, which sit upon a display stand which also seats the two brick built lightsabers. Each saber has a focusing crystal as part of the design, and is designed to support a brick built blade attached to the hilt.
This video from YouTuber Randy Jacob shows off how to apply a MultiCam-esque pattern to gear and airsoft guns using spray paint. Check out the video description on YouTube for more in-depth information.
Also, it may help to turn down the volume before viewing; the music’s kinda loud.
DoorKickers Alpha 9 sees the addition of body armor, more complex shield options, and less-than-lethal options, along with an ‘Arrest Warrant’ mode, where a specific NPC must be arrested to win the game.
The following features and fixes have been implemented into the newest build:
- New scenario type: Arrest Warrant.
- Body Armor added to the game. Select it from the inventory menu.
- Stinger Less-Lethal grenades added
- Tazer Less Lethal gun
- New shield models + improved shield mechanics
- 1/2 playback speed option for viewing replays
- New trooper skins + better animations
- Graphics improvements
- Improvements to enemy/swat AI
- Troopers now properly remember the weapon they had in hand before breaching a door.
- Fixed some issues with snipers
- Fixed unable to breach with shotgun as secondary weapon when activating potential waypoint
- Trooper stats are no longer updated and XP is no longer reset when viewing replays
- Fixed invisible walls on very large screen resolutions
- Fixed immortal troopers
- Sniper bullets ignore cover now
As always, you can buy access to the latest Alpha build which includes the full version upon release at the official website – inthekillhouse.com/
This fan project by Mitchell Hammond takes place 30 years after Judgement Day where an aged Batman fights against the forces of Skynet with a riot control vehicle and refitted bomb blast vest. To be honest, the concept sounds exactly like a comic from the 90s, and would fit in perfectly with RoboCop Versus The Terminator and Superman Vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future, and all the other ‘super hero vs. movie monster’ comics that came out in that period.
A reader messaged me on Facebook asking if I’d featured these gloves on the page before. I had not, but they’re cool looking, so I used some good old fashioned Google magic to find out what they were. Turns out, a company called Stronghold Leather based in New Brighton, Minnesota makes them. Unfortunately, the pair featured in the image above is sold out, and the mustang brown leather used to make them has been discontinued. However, Stronghold has an eBay store where they’re selling the design in a variety of other colors, along with dozens of other leathercraft items.
This video shows the processes Duro Textiles takes when printing MultiCam on a variety of fabrics and the high level of quality control they exhibit.
Thanks to Hutch for the tip!
However this movie turns out, it has to be better than the abomination that was Godzilla 1998.
GORUCK’s 20 L Gym Bag is made from 1000 D Cordura nylon. It features one main compartment, one small internal pocket, and two external zip pockets on each end. A 2″ x 3″ Velcro panel on front allows for customization with morale or ID patches. Comes in a selection of 8 individual solid colors and camouflages. Shoulder strap not included. A 38 L version is also available. Made in the USA.
New for 2014, Cold Steel has added a series of training firearms to their product offerings. Made from Polypropylene, these training guns are stiff enough to use with drawing and disarming techniques, yet soft enough for hand-to-hand striking situations. Based on some of the most popular pistols in America, the bright green coloration makes it unlikely these training aids would be mistaken for real firearms.
Valken’s V-TAC Headwrap is made from moisture-wicking material with a breathable mesh liner. The headwrap also features a sweat absorption panel with padding, and a full-length tie in the back for adjustment.
The Valken website features the Headwrap in Marpat, Black, Tiger Stripe, and Woodland, although various vendors seem to be selling it in V-Cam (read: MultiCam) as well.
Taken at SHOT Show 2014, these pictures show the 9mm Parabellum conversion kit for the Tavor SAR. The kit comes with everything needed to convert the 5.56 Tavor into a pistol-caliber carbine: a 1:10 twist CHF 17″ barrel, blowback recoil assembly with bolt and carrier, 9mm magazine magwell adapter, 9mm deflector, and 32-round magazine. They also threw in a barrel removal wrench.
Although the kit isn’t currently up on the IWI website, a few online vendors have listings for the kit.
Melee Mods is a company that specializes in firearms-mountable blades for rifles, shotguns, and pistols.
The Tact-Axe is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. A Viking bearded axe design which mounts to any picatinny rail. Best used with rifles and shotguns.
The Gatchet is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. It’s a modified bearded axe that mounts to most handgun laser rails – tested to fit Glocks and Springfield XDs.
Both blades are limited to a run of 250 units. Additionally, they are shipped dull, but for an added fee Melee Mods will sharpen the blade with a convex edge prior to shipping.
Aero Precision’s “I’m your huckleberry” semi-auto AR-15 lower receiver is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and is Matte Black hard-coat anodized. Marked “Cal Multi”. Works with standard AR-15 components and magazines. Rear takedown pin detent hole is threaded for a 4-40 set screw.