This is great stuff.
BLOOMFIELD, New York (JULY 25, 2016) Since its introduction in January, Crosman Corporation’s Benjamin® Pioneer Airbow® has captured the attention of rifle hunters seeking a safe and efficient entry into the exciting world of bowhunting, and crossbow owners who are drawn to it for its safe and uncomplicated operation. The Archery Trade Association (ATA) recently issued a negative position statement on the Airbow® that contained misstatements about this revolutionary hunting weapon.
Contrary to what the ATA has stated, Crosman Corporation does pay the required excise tax that goes towards conservation efforts supported by Pittman Robertson funds. Although pneumatic weapons are currently exempt from this tax, the arrows used by the Airbow® are subject to the tax. Additionally, because Crosman wants to support conservation efforts along with firearms manufacturers and other archery companies, Crosman is proactively pursuing the removal of the tax exemption for certain large bore pneumatic weapons, including the Airbow®.
The Airbow® may not meet the ATA’s definition of “pure” archery equipment; however, hunters that currently use archery weapons and firearms continue to petition their state wildlife and legislative leaders to make it a legal alternative to use in their preferred seasons. Consumers are drawn to the Airbow® because its performance compares closely to, if not exceeds, most crossbows. Furthermore, both consumers and state officials that have experienced the capabilities of the Airbow® firsthand recognize it as a safe alternative to crossbows.
Professional hunter Jim Shockey stated it best in explaining his support of the Pioneer Airbow®:
“Despite equipment innovations over the years, we hunters have learned to coexist. I believe we’ve become more accepting of each other, no matter what type of hunting tool we choose. And this is a good thing for the future of our hunting heritage. As hunting equipment manufacturers have innovated, the hunting market has grown, more people have jobs in our industry, and wild places and wild animals are better off. More hunters mean more dollars for wildlife conservation.”
Two hundred years ago an airgun helped lead the expansion of the West as part of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. Today, Crosman Corporation continues the exploration of new territory with pneumatic power and the Airbow® is leading the way.
For more information on the Benjamin® Pioneer Airbow® please visit benjaminairbows.com. For up-to-the-minute news from Crosman Corporation, follow us on Twitter (@crosmancorp).
For those who don’t know, San Diego Comic-Con 2016 ended today, and with SDCC comes a lot of comic, gaming, and movie news. And with movie news, comes movie trailers, including this one for the upcoming Justice League movie.
The trailer already seems to portray a slightly more lighthearted feel than Batman v Superman, which is a bit jarring compared to the later film, but it looks like it could be pretty fun.
The Amputee Retrofit Strap (ARS) is a new product from Combat Flip Flops, an accessory strap which secures their new Floperator model flip flop to a prosthetic leg. It was manufactured in association with Tactical Tailor, and is intended to give Veteran amputees the ability to wear the Floperator model flip flops.
Currently, the Amptee Retrofit Strap is available as a free accessory with the Floperator. No word yet on whether the ARS will be offered as a stand-alone product, but stay tuned for further news.
If you were interested in picking up one of Polymer80’s Spectre pistol frames, but wanted it in a color other than black, then you’re in luck. Polymer80 just announced they’ll be offering the 80% pistol frame in Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, and White.
You can order the Spectre 80% pistol frame at www.polymer80.com/Polymer80-80-Pistol-Frame-V1_p_1839
Battle-Rattle is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business which makes stainless steel whiskey chillers. The chillers come in the following shapes, and are available either individually or as part of sets:
A live action Futurama? I’m sold; you can never have enough, even if it is a fan work.
Jacksonville, Fla. – Safariland today announced the all-new Protech® Tactical Bark-9™ carrier, the next generation of protection in canine tactical carriers. As the industry’s best-in-class canine armor, the Bark-9 carrier is the first to meet the needs of police dogs for coverage, flexibility and maneuverability. Its contoured design allows for high-speed application and assaults vital for outperforming an assailant in high-threat situations.
The load-bearing carrier was redesigned to address the changing tactics of today’s canine units to be compact and lighter weight. In recent years, some departments have transitioned from large dog breeds to smaller, athletic canines whose speed and physical techniques are critical for the challenges of the job.
“With the demand for canine officers increasing and threat levels at an all-time high, this top-of-the line carrier delivers the necessary protection with maneuverability,” said Brian Santimauro, Category Director, Tactical Armor. “The Bark-9 tactical carrier was designed with the same passion and innovation as our products for the human officer.”
The interior of the Bark-9 tactical carrier features 420-denier Cordura® diamond ripstop nylon for breathability and a comfortable fit. Reinforced stitching on the exterior of the 1000-denier Cordura® nylon carrier resists mission wear and tear, prolonging the life of the carrier.
Notable features include a high-profile hook, loop and buckle closure system, a restraint handle with D-rings for adjustable leash attachment and a modular webbing platform along the spine of the carrier for attaching video equipment. A detachable spine can be added to the back of the carrier to provide ballistic overlap with lengthened ballistic protection.
Integral to the company’s product development process, the Bark-9 was distributed to several U.S. law enforcement agencies for wear-testing. This field input facilitated discoveries and design innovations to make this the next generation of tactical carriers for today’s canine officers. The Bark-9’s product testing, along with all Safariland gear, ensures that the company delivers the best performance possible.
The Bark-9 carrier is currently offered with four ballistic packages to accommodate various mission requirements and is available now with MSRPs ranging from $1,410.00 to $2,050.00, based on ballistics selection. The standard color offering is black, and other colors are available upon request. For more information, please visit www.safariland.com/protech-tactical.
A reader sent in a pic of a Roark Revival ‘Fear The Sea’ mesh snapback hat they found at Sun Diego Board Shop in Mission Beach, San Diego. The hat itself is a “premium trucker hat”, with front panel “Fear the Sea” patch, adjustable snapback, and foam front and mesh back. What’s of real interest is the camo pattern, and how it differs from the one presented on the company’s website. This in-store variant sports an interesting blended woodland-esque pattern, however the example shown on the website is clearly different:
The example on the site (in the ‘Cam-Cam’ variant) shows a pattern that has more than a passing resemblance to Brookwood Transitional pattern. If I saw a hat more like the one on the site, I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. I don’t wear trucker caps very well, but Brookwood’s camo patterns are pretty cool.
Thanks to A.J. for the tip!
Super7 is bringing back He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an animation style resembling the original cartoon.
It’s premiering outside of this year’s SDCC, so if you happen to be in the area, give the new episode a look: the address is in the video.
I’ve really got to get a 3D printer…
Check out this footage from the remastered version of CoD 4, AKA the real reason Infinite Warfare is getting all its pre-orders.
Think Geek continues with their unique branded items with this Chewbacca beer cozy; they call it a can cooler, but it’s all the same. Regardless of your beverage choice, the Chewbacca cozy is sized for standard 12 oz cans, and features a rubber interior with a polyester exterior.
BLOOMFIELD, New York (JULY 13, 2016) Summer’s hottest shooting competition lived up to the billing with the 7th running of the Crosman All-American Field Target Championship as 80 shooters from across the country plus Canada and Puerto Rico competed over two days at Rochester Brooks International Gun Club in western New York. The match featured a 120-shot rifle course and a 30-shot pistol course with awards presented in nine competition classes.
Joel Gupta of Westampton, New Jersey put together the most complete performance of the weekend, placing fourth in his rifle division with 106 points and winning his pistol division with 36. The combined total of 142 secured the All-Around title by five points over Puerto Rico’s Manuel Morales.
The World Field Target Federation (WFTF) division utilizes the international standard of 12 foot-pound rifles. Greg Sauve of Green Bay, Wisconsin is a member of Team USA and a top international competitor; he previously won WFTF PCP class in 2011, 2012 and 2014. After Day 1 of the 2016 CAAFTC he led by a single point and finished with a score of 110. Three shooters tied for second with a 106 and Brian Vandenboom of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois won in a shootoff while Jeff Paddock of Olmsted Falls, Ohio fell to third and Tyler Patner of Solon, Ohio placed fourth.
WFTF PCP Top 5
1. Greg Sauve 110
Green Bay, WI
2. Brian Vandenboom* 106
Winthrop Harbor, IL
3. Jeff Paddock* 106
Olmstead Falls, OH
4. Tyler Patner* 106
5. Tom Holland 100
Maspeth, New York
Manuel Morales of Puerto Rico led wire-to-wire in WFTF Piston class and finished with a score of 104. Jerry LaRocca of Liverpool, NY finished second with a 101 and Ray Apelles of Somers, New York secured third with a 99.
Schwartz Tactical’s Vengeance is a karambit-style knife made of carbon fiber and titanium, making it lightweight at only 2.2 oz. The handle is wrapped in 550 paracord, and the cutting edge is reinforced with tungsten carbide.
Available in double and single-edge models.
It turns out you can download the pre-alpha demo for the upcoming System Shock remake right now, which is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign.
You can get all the details at the official site: systemshock.com
Sideshow Collectables is offering a limited edition run of highly-detailed 1/6 scale IG-88 figurines. For those who don’t know, IG-88 is a feared bounty hunting droid in the Star Wars series, and was one of the bounty hunters in Empire tasked by Darth Vader to track down the Millennium Falcon.
This particular figure includes:
– New movie-accurate paint scheme
– Three (3) newly sculpted concussion grenades
– Light-up feature in the head (requires three LR-41 batteries)
– Fabric bandolier with instrument pins and magnetic attachment for grenades
– BlasTech E-11 blaster
– BlasTech DLT-20A blaster rifle
– Fully functional extendable legs
BvS spoilers, but, yeah, Batman kills more than a few thugs in that movie. I just thought it was more than 20…
Coffee, coffee, coffee!
Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toys has further expanded their Star Wars Episode VII offerings with the Han Solo and Chewbacca sixth scale figures. Both figures are highly detailed with 30 points of articulation, and come complete with multiple hands, appropriate weaponry, and in Han’s case, both his iconic smuggler outfit and the Winter clothing set he wore on the Starkiller base.
They’re also available as individual pieces, if you only want one or the other, although buying them separately also forgoes one remote detonator and three thermal detonators for Chewie, and Starkiller base-themed base attachable for both figurines.
GunWebsites is currently holding an Indiegogo campaign to fund their Gunshow Loophole Tour 2016. The Gunshow Loophole tour serves as a method for GunWebsites to travel across the USA, undertaking the following goals:
– Add to our growing list of Gun Shop & Gun Show Visits and Reviews
– Discover, Promote & Share Firearms Museums
– Raise awareness of Recreational & Sport Shooting
– Seek out U.S. firearms history
– Share interesting private firearms collections
– Visit & Tour Firearms Manufacturers, Importers & Distributors
– Attend Machine Gun Shoots & other Shooting Events
These happenings will be reported on through GunWebsites’ daily live show and podcast, along with YouTube vidoes, daily blogs, and photography which will be featured on Instagram and websites.
If you’d like to further support these efforts, visit the link below.
I appreciate ingenuity in the face of adversity, but all the same…
Remember to celebrate Independence Day safely and responsibly!
The ‘Got Your Six’ baby bag from Down Range Baby is the creation of Jeff Shepard, former Fireman and current Police Officer. It’s a baby bag made of Cordura nylon with modular webbing and plenty of storage space, and like a Model T, it’s available in any color you’d like, as long as that color is black.