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Prometheus Design Werx – Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool

July 22nd, 2014


Made from 6AL-V4 Grade 5 titanium, PDW’s Standard Issue Dog Tag Tool is designed with a universal closed end wrench, bottle cap lifter, 1/4″ bit driver, and battery bay driver.

Designed and made in the San Francisco Bay area.


12 Monkey’s Remake

July 21st, 2014

The S[ci]F[i] Network (changing their name to SyFy was and still is dumb) has decided to do a remake of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys. For those of you who haven’t seen it, 12 Monkeys was a trippy science fiction movie starting Bruce Willis as a man who is sent into the past to try and obtain a sample of a virus that virtually wiped out mankind in his time, so that a cure could be developed. Just looking at the trailer it looks like a way different beast, seemingly sharing only a name and a basic concept. We’ll have to wait until January 2015 to see how it stands up compared to the original.

JackThreads X GE X Android Homme – ‘The Missions’ Apollo 11-Inspired Shoes

July 20th, 2014


Today is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and to celebrate GE and JackThreads are releasing a street-ready version of the moon boot GE developed for the astronauts. Limited to only 100 units, The Missions are made from a stabilized carbon fiber upper, thermoplastic rubber, 3M Scotchlite reflective material, and hydrophobic coating. The price? 196.90 (clever, huh?).

In approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes from this post publishing – July 20th, 4:18 PM, the exact time and date of the moon landing, The Missions will be available here: www.jackthreads.com/themissions.

Mighty Thor Theme Song – 1966

July 19th, 2014

It ain’t Thursday, but it still felt like a good time to share this.

RAP4 – Breda M37 Replica Paintball Gun

July 18th, 2014


MAP4 offers a replica of the Breda M37 heavy machine gun used during WWII. Build around an Airgun Designs Automag RT Pro paintgun, the Breda features a Q-Loader automatic paintball feed system, Smart Parts All-American barrel, and a custom electronic trigger that can fire in semi, 3-shot, and full auto modes. Over 50″ long, the complete gun weighs over 30 lbs.

Each gun is made-to-order, with an approximate delivery time of 4 weeks.


Smith & Wesson Boxers

July 17th, 2014


A friend of ours, Grady B., recently passed along a promotional pair of Smith & Wesson boxers.


Tour of Adam Savage’s Cave!

July 16th, 2014

Hidden in deepest, darkest San Francisco is the workshop of Adam Savage, a world of movie props and odd memorabilia, and Tested has posted a video tour.

Predator Camo Sublimation Shirt

July 15th, 2014


This Predator camo shirt from 80stees.com is sublimated for that authentic Predator look. It also has the Predator logo on the upper left. Comes in sizes S-3XL.


Kryptek Is Now Doing The Dew

July 14th, 2014


I was ‘out and about’ last night, and I happened to spot these ‘Limited Edition Kryptek Military Heroes Pack’ boxes of Mountain Dew. Reportedly, only the boxes get the camo, not the cans. You can pick these up anywhere they sell Mountain Dew.


Sharknado 2: The Second One

July 13th, 2014

I think this speaks for itself.

Reminder – Botach Tactical – Magpul Boost Bundle

July 12th, 2014


Botach Tactical is currently selling a Magpul Boost Bundle, which comes with one (1) of each of the following:

- Magpul STR Mil-Spec Stock
- Magpul MOE Grip
- Magpul MOE Carbine Length Handguard
- Magpul MVG Vertical Grip
- Magpul Maglink

Combined, these items come in at 45% off MSRP. Available in Black, FDE, and OD Green.


The Cash Cannon

July 12th, 2014


Since I feel obligated to post any gun shaped projectile devices I can possibly find, I figured the Cash Cannon fulfills said obligation. Made from ABS plastic, the Cash Cannon can be loaded with US Dollar bills or any item similar in size and structure, and with a pull of a trigger shoots them out rapidly. If anything else, it’s a novel way to “make it rain”.


Manta – Beer Cozy

July 11th, 2014


It’s not about keeping it cold, it’s about keeping it cool.

- Bob Bullion

Manta, the company behind the weapon covers utilized by the US Marine Corps for the M27 IAR, will soon be releasing a beer cozy made from their proprietary polymer in a similar style to their suppressor cover. They’ll come in a variety of colors, including glow-in-the-dark and ‘temperature-based color change’ variants. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.


TrackingPoint – Veteran Hunt At Game Ranch

July 10th, 2014

This latest video from TrackingPoint details a 3rd generation Marine, Michael Jernigan, who was blinded by a roadside bomb while in service. Assisted by a spotter utilizing the broadcast capability of the TrackingPoint scope, Jernigan was not only able to strike a target from 700 yards, but was also able to successfully track a trophy Blackbuck.


Warrior East – Wild Things

July 10th, 2014


Wild Things’ Windshirt – WT 1.0 is a 1/2 zip pullover made from 70D textured nylon encapsulated with silicone for durable water resistance, abrasion resistance, and breathability. Additional features include an angled mesh-lined chest pocket, concealed zippers, adjustable shock cord hem, stowaway hood, and elastic wrist closures.

The Windshirt has been adopted by the US Navy and is issued to Navy personnel in NWU 1, 2, and 3 patterns. Made in the USA.


HOBOROLL: The Essential Stuff Sack For Life’s Adventures

July 9th, 2014


HOBOROLL is a project currently up on Kickstarter. Made from 30D siliconized nylon, the HOBOROLL features 5 compartments which allow for easy separation of items. An additional internal zippered pocket allows for secure storage of smaller items such as keys, ID cards, etc. It opens up from both ends and secures using anodized aluminum fasteners in addition to a drawstring with high draft collar.


Botach Tactical – Tru-Spec BDU Shorts Special KHAKI

July 8th, 2014


Botach Tactical is currently having a special deal on Tru-Spec BDU Shorts which were made with factory second material – 60% off MSRP. Made from PolyCotton rip-stop, Tru-Spec BDU shorts feature 2 front slash pockets, 2 bellowed side cargo pockets, 2 rear inserted pockets, a zippered fly with adjustable waist tabs, and a 10″ inseam.

Available in sizes XS-XXL.


DPx HEST/F Mr. DP Ti, 7/64 Hardware

July 8th, 2014


This extremely short run of DPx HEST/F Mr. DP knives is the first to pair the Mr. DP titanium scales with all standard hex hardware which allows for field striping or pivot tension adjustment without a special tool. The Black TiCN PVD coated Niolox steel blade comes in at just above 3″, and is laser engraved with the repeating Mr. DP pattern. Additional modifications include a tungsten carbide glass breaker, combat pocket clip, and newly-designed single spoke RotoBlock for ease of use.

Limited to a run of 35 knives.


Gost Barefoot – Chainmail Shoes

July 7th, 2014


Gost Barefoot is a German company that makes what can be described as chainmail minimalist shoes. The PaleoBarefoot series is made from stainless steel chainmail. The shoes are built for strolling, light hiking, and walking on natural surfaces and in water. For more ‘urban’ environments, they also sell “Multi-Paws”, attachable soft sole spots based on animal paws that provide grip on smooth and paved surfaces.


Limited Edition ‘The Bat’ Deluxe Collectable Set

July 6th, 2014


Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toys has announced a 1/12th scale ‘The Bat’ Deluxe Collectable Set. Part of Hot Toys’ new MMS Compact series, this set consists of high detailed miniatures, including ‘The Bat’ aircraft, with remote controlled LEDs and spinning propeller function, 1/12th scale Batman and Catwoman collectable figures, and the fusion reactor.


Botach Tactical – Magpul Boost Bundle

July 5th, 2014


Botach Tactical is currently selling a Magpul Boost Bundle, which comes with one (1) of each of the following:

- Magpul STR Mil-Spec Stock
- Magpul MOE Grip
- Magpul MOE Carbine Length Handguard
- Magpul MVG Vertical Grip
- Magpul Maglink

Combined, these items come in at 45% off MSRP. Available in Black, FDE, and OD Green.


Always Outnumbered – Brick Operator V1 Patch

July 4th, 2014


Designed in collaboration with Orca Industries, this patch is the first in the Brick Operator series. 1.9″ x 3″, ‘Alex’ is a Velcro backed PVC patch modeled after a LEGO minifig. Manufactured by Combat Swag. Availability is limited, so get it soon if you’re interested.


The First KRYTAC AEGs Hit The Field

July 3rd, 2014

Krytac is the training and simulation arm of KRISS, makers of the Vector SMG. Although there’s still a bit of a ways to go before an official launch, they’ve sent out the first test and evaluation AEG models to select groups. Check out the Krytac Trident M4 CRB gameplay above as provided by Airsoft GI.


Camera And Photos From Battle Of The Bulge Found 70 Years Later

July 2nd, 2014


Part of Company C, 1st Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, T/5 Louis J Archambeau was one of 89,000 allied causalities during The Battle of the Bulge. A camera of his was found 70 years later in a foxhole, containing photos from the days leading up to the battle.

The full story and more images can be found here: www.thetroubleshooters.com/80th/archambeau001

Thanks to Travis Getz for the tip!

Edit: Unfortunately, the link was taken down, as was the entire photo gallery. The reasoning is as follows:

UPDATE: I have removed the photos that were originally posted. Unfortunately, embarrassingly, and dishearteningly, at least two of the photos have been found in the National Archives and were not from Louis’s camera. Thus, I have removed the entire set. Thetroubleshooters.com has removed the photos as well. To clarify, Mark Anderson and Terry Janes were acting in good faith based on the information provided to them, and the camera was discovered by Mark Anderson at the coordinates provided below. He was not, however, present in the dark room in Echternach (where the film was supposedly developed), nor did he see the negatives or prints. Also, Terry Janes, historian at thetroubleshooters.com, has removed all suspect information from the source that provided the photos. From what I understand, two of the photos are from the US Army Signal Corps. Please accept my sincerest apologies.

Botach Tactical – Aquamira Water Filtration Sale

July 1st, 2014

Aquamira Straw

Botach Tactical is currently holding a sale on both the Aquamira 30-gallon filter capacity Frontier water filtration straw and Aquamira bottle with 100-gallon filter capacity. Both systems utilize an activated coconut shell carbon filter to remove chlorine, odors, bad tastes, and over 99.9% of Cryptosporidium and Gardia. Miraguard antimicrobial technology suppresses bacteria, algae, fungus, mold, and mildew within the filter. Supplies are limited, so take advantage of the deals while you can.

Aquamira Bottle