SilencerCo’s latest ad is a bit ‘out there’, but it’s definitely in the spirit of Halloween.
KISS enlists volunteer military members to assist backstage during KISS Rocks Vegas at The Joint, Nov. 5-23
Las Vegas (Oct. 28, 2014) – Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS partners with Nellis Air Force Base to select three local, active military members to serve as “Roadies for a Week” during the band’s KISS Rocks Vegas residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Nov. 5-23.
Known for their extensive support of service men and women, KISS has been working with active military members and veterans for years. The KISS Rocks Vegas residency will mark the band’s third time enlisting the help of America’s heroes.
“It is an honor for us to enlist these heroes of our Armed Forces into the KISS Army,” said KISS Frontman and Guitarist Paul Stanley. “They have already proven what they are capable of and their presence can only elevate us.”
After submitting applications, Master Sergeant Jason Borkhuis of Nellis Air Force Base, Sergeant First Class Cory DeMille of the U.S. Army Reserve and Technical Sergeant Richard Reichert of Nellis Air Force Base were chosen by the band to become a “Roadie for a Week.” The three brave men have a combined 60 plus years of service, are highly-decorated and well respected in the armed forces community.
Borkhuis, Demille and Reichert will all work closely with the KISS crew and the band’s VIP program for a total of three shows each for their designated week. Each roadie will create his or her own video and photo diary to keep as a memento from their week working with one of the greatest rock bands in the world. In addition to assisting with the show, roadies will also receive a complimentary hotel stay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino during their volunteer week.
“I was so amped up after hearing the news,” said Borkhuis. “I didn’t get much sleep prior to going to work the night shift. Instead of sleeping when I got home, I cranked my post-divorce theme song ‘Crazy, Crazy Nights.’”
“These guys are living legends,” said Demille. “It is awesome to know underneath the makeup and the outfits, they are patriotic Americans.”
“It’s a childhood dream come true and I’m still a kid at heart,” said Reichert. “I’m still in shock but I’m so excited to get this chance.”
KISS Rocks Vegas takes over The Joint Nov. 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 19, 22-23. Tickets start at $49.50 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Hotel box office, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX. VIP ticket and room and show packages are available at www.hardrockhotel.com.
It’s not quite Venture Bros., but it has a somewhat similar feel, given that it’s a parody of various Hanna-Barbera properties, principally Scooby-Doo. Plus, Norm Macdonald as an alcoholic pigeon just feels… right.
You can catch the first episode here: www.adultswim.com/videos/mike-tyson-mysteries/the-end
Oakley’s Bathroom Sink backpack is a pretty slick looking piece of gear. It features hardware attachments throughout, with an abrasion-resistant camouflage fabric exterior.
– Padded side access panel to fit most 13” laptops or tablets
– Brushed media pocket on lid
– Water bottle side pocket
– Abrasion–resistant bottom panel for enhanced durability
– 23L capacity
– 17″ H x 11.75″ W x 7″ D
– 80% Nylon, 20% Polyester
5.11 Tactical came up with their own ‘gun camo’, which is a camouflage-inspired design that uses the silhouettes of more than a few popular and/or iconic firearms. This cap in particular, which features the pattern, is made from polyester fabric with a dobby mesh six panel design, adjustable fit, and integrated sweatband.
The 5.11 Gun Camo Cap seems to be the only product currently available on the official 5.11 Tactical website that uses the Gun Camo, however they’ve also done a line of beanies, also available in Brown and Grey, that are available from numerous online retailers.
NERF has released two new melee weapons as part of their Z-Strike line of blasters and accessories, the 2×4 and the Z-Wrench Axe. Well, to be more specific, the 2×4 is part of the ‘Zombie Strike’ line, and the Z-Wrench Axe is part of the ‘Zombie Strike Z.E.D. (Zombie Epidemic Defense) Squad’ line; sub-branding, it’s a helluva thing, eh?
The 2×4 has some kind of taped handle and a sheet of spiked metal bolted around the head. Pretty standard affair. I actually double checked my post history just to make completely sure I hadn’t already done this one.
Now, the Z-Wrench Axe is something else. In fact, it is my absolute favorite weapon in the entire Z-Strike line thus far. It’s a Monkey Wrench clamping down on an axe head, with tape and/or cloth functioning as extra support for holding the head in place. Simplistic, yet extremely creative. It doesn’t share the same worn look as most of the rest of the Z-Strike line; there is some kind of unspecified addition to the handle which functions as a grip, maybe it’s supposed to be a kind of wire.
Like most Z-Strike products, these can be found where ever toys are sold.
Trick Or Treat studios has released a pretty high-quality officially licensed ‘They Live’ Alien mask. They eye slits are pretty restrictive, but the directions say to take a sharp pair of scissors to them if you need better visibility, so it’s a non-issue.
5.11 Tactical is getting into the Halloween spirit with the Gnome of the Living Dead shirt. Any purchase of $75 or more qualifies customers for the shirt, which is an athletic cut, preshrunk poly/cotton blend, with a tapered and shoulder line.
Use promo code ZGNOME with any qualifying order.
An early leak of the Age of Ultron teaser trailer has forced Disney to release it officially, a day ahead of its intended release after tomorrow’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gotta say, it looks pretty damn cool, what with the Hulkbuster Armor, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (which thanks to convoluted contractual loopholes is conveniently unrelated to his Days of Future Past incarnation), and big bad Ultron, in this continuity a creation of Tony Stark, not Hank ‘Ant-Man’ Pym.
Age of Ultron drops May 15th, 2015.
The Benjamin Armada is a .22 caliber pre-charged pneumatic rifle which features a Magpul M-LOK modular accessory system forend. According to the manufacturer, the Armada is the first commercially available PCP rifle that “allows shooters the same breadth of modularity and user configurability as enjoyed by the AR community.” It achieves this through the aforementioned M-LOK forend, as well as designing the rifle to Mil-Spec dimensions for the grip and stock interfaces.
The Armada is capable of delivering velocities of up to 1000 FPS with 32 foot pounds of energy. Included is a 10-shot magazine. The rifle features full suppression, and is capable of 30 shots per fill. The receiver has a machined Picatinny rail, and the bolt is reversible for left-handed shooters. Also included is an on-board gauge and two-stage trigger.
Unfortunately, the images aren’t showing the production model. Rather, it’s a special one-of-a-kind model that’s currently up for auction on Gunbroker through November 2nd, with the proceeds going to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. The package contains:
– Magpul M-LOK Modular Locking System
– Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle / Sniper) adjustable stock
– Magpul MBUS Pro Sight front and rear
– Magpul MIAD GEN 1.1 Grip Type 1
– Magpul M-LOK Cantilever Rail / Light mount
– Surefire Scout weapon light
– Tarjac Multi-Cam finish
– Zeiss TERRA 3x 4-12×50 mm scope
– Telescoping bipod
– 3 removable/configurable, M-LOK compatible handguards
– Custom embroidered Benjamin rifle case
The Armada is built in America.
For more information on the Benjamin Armada, and the auction, visit www.crosman.com/nsfauction
This is the full “Chicks Who Love Guns” video as seen in the 1997 movie Jackie Brown. Good trigger control.
Airborne Ranger has just released two new morale sticker designs, Stay Frosty and De Oppresso Liber.
A parody of the iconic Wendy’s Girl logo, the ‘Stay Frosty’ design pays homage to the phrase that’s been in use with Military troops for years. 3″ x 3″, weather resistant, screenprinted UV sticker. Made in the USA.
“Remember to stay frosty, boys.”
As a warning, the De Oppresso Liber sticker can be considered NSFW. Click the link below to see it.
Tel-Aviv-based MTKL Apparel is putting together a wall calendar featuring real women soldiers of the IDF.
They are currently raising funds for the calendar on Indiegogo. You can contribute to the project by visiting www.indiegogo.com/projects/mtkl-israeli-army-women-calendar.
Musical Targets are targets made out of AR-500 steel, manufactured so they sound like musical notes. According to the manufacturer, for the best results .22 LR should be used.
Apocalypse Pooh is a merging of Winnie the Pooh and Apocalypse Now, created by Todd Graham. It casts Pooh and his various friends as characters from Apocalypse Now, radically changing the context of the original animation.
Some more news from TrackingPoint, as they have announced three new semi-auto rifles equipped with PGF technology. The full release can be read below:
Pflugerville, TEXAS (October 14, 2014) — TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first and only Precision-Guided Firearm (PGF) systems, introduces new semi-automatic rifles that utilize fighter jet lock-and-launch technology enabling shots once considered beyond human ability. The new semi-autos enable you to make routine shots on targets moving up to 15mph out to ranges of more than one half mile. The new precision-guided semi-autos connect via WiFi to TrackingPoint’s newly introduced ShotGlass™ shooting glass technology. The Google Glass™ of hunting and shooting, ShotGlass™ enhances your precision-guided shooting experience via a built-in camera and high definition video display.
“The new semi-auto models were designed for several missions including wild boar eradication, predator control (including coyotes), whitetail hunting, homestead defense, and precision target shooting,” said TrackingPoint CEO John Lupher. “Precision-guided semi-automatic rifles are the game changer. Routinely making extraordinary shots at extreme distances on moving targets is a thrilling experience.”
The new semi-auto Precision-Guided Firearms are based on TrackingPoint’s breakthrough Tag-and-Shoot™ system. Tag-and-Shoot frees the shooter from common errors caused by jitter and trigger jerk. With Tag-and-Shoot, ballistics are calculated automatically and the need to estimate shot hold-over is eliminated, enabling you to successfully eradicate moving targets at extraordinary distances. Third party testing validates that Precision-Guided Firearms enable you to shoot better than the best shooter that ever lived.
TrackingPoint is offering three new semi-auto precision-guided rifles:
A 5.56 caliber with one-third mile range at up to 10MPH target velocity for $7,495.
A 7.62 caliber with half-mile range at 15MPH target velocity for $14,995.
A brand new .300 WM with half-mile range at up to 20MPH target velocity for $18,995.
To learn more go to www.Tracking-Point.com.
Back in August, we featured a product called the VSSL. It is an LED flashlight with a large handle that is used as a survival canister.
The project is currently on Kickstarter with 8 days left to go. Originally, one of the configurations was a Zombie themed VSSL which would have included a spike head attachment. As it turns out, Kickstarter has a “no-weapons” policy, and forced the project team to remove that particular configuration from the offerings. Here is how they responded:
The Zombie VSSL features a black exterior, and comes with a dual mode LED flashlight, oil filled compass, surgical mask, and bouquet of flowers attachment head. Why (re)kill the undead when you can court them, right?
I think this product really speaks for itself: zombies meet chia pets.
Today, TrackingPoint announced their ShotGlass wearable tech. Think Google Glass, but geared specifically to interface with TrackingPoint’s line of PGFs. The full release can be read below:
Pflugerville, TEXAS (October 14, 2014) — TrackingPoint™, creator of the world’s first and only Precision-Guided Firearm (PGF) systems, today announces the world’s first weapon-integrated digital shooting glasses, ShotGlass™. The new digital shooting glasses allow you to routinely make extraordinary shots from around corners, covered positions, over walls and behind trees. ShotGlass™ includes a video camera, microphone, and a high-definition video display, that automatically records high definition videos of your hunting and shooting experiences.
“ShotGlass™ is similar to Google Glass™ but optimized for shooting sports,” said TrackingPoint CEO John Lupher. “The innovative shooting glasses have an aggressive high-tech posture and connect wirelessly to TrackingPoint’s Precision-Guided Firearm’s. ShotGlass™ can even record the excitement of your voice when you make an astonishing shot on a moving trophy at extreme distance.”
ShotGlass™ has four primary uses:
1) Shooting around corners. Shoot from completely protected positions from behind trees or around corners when necessary to remain unexposed to the target.
2) Increase situational awareness. When you are zoomed in on a target with your Precision-Guided Firearm, the view in ShotGlass™ can remain zoomed out. This permits you two unique fields-of-view on the same shot.
3) Video/Voice Recording. ShotGlass™ can record everything you are seeing and saying. With the same capabilities as a GoPro™, ShotGlass™ videos can download directly to smart devices for sharing with friends, family and social media.
4) Collaborative shooting and mentoring. Friends or family can wear ShotGlass™ while others are shooting. They can see exactly what the shooter is seeing and share the same experience. Fathers can mentor children by guiding them to the proper whitetail. Professional hunters can see exactly what target their client is engaging and direct the client to the desired target and to the actual desired point-of-impact. In battle, a spotter wears ShotGlass™ to direct their sniper to the desired target in real-time under high battle stress.
ShotGlass™ is simple to use. Put them on like any other glasses and get ready to experience high-definition displays showing exactly what the TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm is pointing toward. Now engage your target without actually looking through the Precision-Guided Firearm. You can shoot from a completely covered position without exposing your position. Hit a wild boar at 900 yards from behind a tree with only the PGF and shooting hand exposed. Tag-and-Shoot an entire pack of wild boar without being detected.
“Wearable tech, designed to enhance the shooting and hunting experience, changes the way you experience the sport,” said TrackingPoint CEO John Lupher. “ShotGlass™ adds an element to hunting and shooting that is beyond belief.”
• Wide Screen WQVGA display (Image appears as if on a 30” HD Display)
• High contrast and brightness
• Power saving sleep mode
• Optical control buttons – control even with hunting gloves on
• HD Camera
• Speaker and Microphone
Accepting pre-orders now for delivery in March, ShotGlass™ is available for $995 to TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm owners. ShotGlass™ is free of charge with the purchase of your Precision-Guided Firearm prior to November 30, 2014. For more information visit www.Tracking-Point.com/ShotGlass.
The fan project ‘The Empire Strikes Back Uncut’ is now available to view on YouTube. The Star Wars Uncut series is a project where fans are assigned segments of a Star Wars film and are tasked with interpreting the segment in any style they choose. The pieces are then edited together to make a full film.
The Eton Blackout Buddy H2O is a neat little emergency light that is activated with water. The onboard Magnesium-oxide batter reacts with water, supplying up to 72 hours of continuous light. Perhaps obviously, it will work in any weather condition, including submerged in water. Additionally, it comes in an environment-proof package which allows for up to 10 years storage without degradation.
Wargaming.net, publisher of the game World of Tanks, announced the release of “FURY Bundles”, based on the upcoming Brad Pitt film of the same name. The bundles consist of a FURY-branded M4A3E8 Sherman Tank – tier VI medium, better equiped than the stock Sherman and capable of earning more credits and XP during battle, and will be available on all platforms that feature World of Tanks. Additionally, tailored missions and items are also available “…to capture the full cinematic action in-game.”
The FURY bundles will be available through October 29th, 2014.
For more information, check out worldoftanks.com/en/news/17/fury-special.
American MilSim, designers and promoters of unique MilSim events in the United States, has just announced a partnership with TNVC – Tactical Night Vision Company. Stand by for further details.
Major thanks to Thumpy Covey for the tip!