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Sideshow Collectables – Hot Toys IG-11 1/6 Scale Collectable Figure

May 24th, 2020

‘The Mandalorian’ is, save ‘Rogue One’, the only salvageable thing to come out of Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars property. That’s why it’s actually worth taking a look at Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toy’s IG-11 1/6 Scale figurine. Based on the IG-11 Bounty Hunter droid featured as a character in ‘The Mandalorian’, the IG-11 figurine comes in at roughly 14″ tall, with over 29 points of articulation, including an enhanced waist articulation which allows for a full 360 degree spin, just like in the show. The metallic grayish-black armor exterior is painted with accurate weather effects, and molded with precise pipe and wire details, and the mechanical head piece features LED light-up function. The IG-88 figure comes complete with the following accessories:

  • One (1) pair of articulated mechanical graspers
  • One (1) heavy blaster
  • One (1) blaster rifle
  • One (1) leather-like double shoulder belt with ammo pouches
  • Specially designed desert-themed figure stand with Star Wars logo and character nameplate
  • Like all Hot Ones releases, this is a pre-order, with an estimated arrival of October – December 2020.

    www.sideshow.com/collectibles/star-wars-ig-11-hot-toys-905332

    Noah Gragson’s No. 9 Xfinity Series Car to Feature TrueTimber® Camo for NASCAR’s Return to Racing

    May 19th, 2020

    INMAN, S.C. – May 19, 2020 – Noah Gragson’s JR Motorsports number 9 paint scheme featuring sponsors TrueTimber, Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee Company will be showcased Tuesday night, May 19, at Darlington Raceway as NASCAR returns to the track following COVID-19. Gragson brought home a victory at Daytona earlier this year in the car featuring TrueTimber Viper Urban camo and looks to bring home another top finish. The race is set for 8:00 p.m. ET with no fans, only essential personnel and will be shown live on FS1.

    “While we are dealing with the unprecedented circumstances associated with COVID-19 and the road to recovery, it is great to see that NASCAR is able to get back to the track,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Noah has had a great season so far and we are looking forward to what he can do in the future. JRM is a fantastic partner and we love seeing Bass Pro Shops, Black Rifle Coffee and TrueTimber come together on this awesome car.”

    After four races in the 2020 season, Gragson sits sixth in the NXS standings with one win, two top five finishes, three top 10s and has led 44 laps total. Gragson will be accompanied by three other JR Motorsports drivers including Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric for Tuesday night’s race. In 35 previous starts at Darlington, JRM has earned two wins, eight top five finishes and 20 top 10s.

    “It’s going to be weird experiencing a race without fans, but we plan to put on a great show so that everyone watching on TV has something to be excited about,” said Gragson.

    To see Noah Gragson’s TrueTimber, Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee Car number 9 car, view the following video:

    TrueTimber, Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee Sponsor Noah Gragson No. 9

    To learn more about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit TrueTimber.com. Details about future product launches can be found on TrueTimber’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

    About TrueTimber

    Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories, featuring 27 distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit TrueTimber.com.

    In Search of Tomorrow – The Definitive 80’s Sci-Fi Documentary (Official Trailer)

    May 17th, 2020

    80s Sci-Fi movies get a bit of play here on this site, so it seemed appropriate to bring up a 4 hour documentary on the very subject. ‘In Search of Tomorrow’ is intended as the “Definitive 80’s Sci-Fi documentary”, consisting of “interviews with actors, directors, writers, SFX experts, and composers” of these beloved films.

    Movies such as Escape from New York (one of my personal favorites, if it wasn’t clear), Predator, Aliens, RoboCop, The Wrath of Kahn, and much more will be the focus of the documentary. Cast and crew alike have been interviews, discussing the characters, special effects, production design, socio/political context, and legacy of these films, so it’s shaping up to be a pretty comprehensive documentary.

    It’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, but has blown past it’s initial goal of $40,000 and is currently up to a bit over $520k at the time of writing, with only 10 hours to go on the campaign – this one’s a sure thing.

    All the same, you can check out the link below to pledge to the campaign, maybe have your name as part of the credits:

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/creatorvc/in-search-of-tomorrow-80s-sci-fi-documentary

    First Colorado Agency Implements Viridian Gun Cameras

    May 12th, 2020

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 11, 2020 – The Kit Carson County Sheriff’s Office has deployed the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). Sheriff Tom Ridnour has been working to equip his force for modern policing over the last year. Every sworn deputy of the Eastern Colorado county now has a Weapon-Mounted Camera in the field to compliment body cameras.

    The rural force is responsible for patrolling over 2,000 square miles that includes the border with Kansas. Sheriff Ridnour has been working to implement Viridian gun cameras, and was able to get them deployed on March 1 of this year. That timing coincided with the first time footage from Viridian’s gun camera was used in an officer-involved shooting (OIS) trial in Texas. A jury quickly convicted the defendant of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public official. The WMC provided the critical evidence in the case by showing the defendant pointing a sawed-off shotgun at Vernon, Texas Police Corporal T.J. Session.

    “The Weapon-Mounted Cameras provide a new layer of visibility and perspective for our deputies,” said Sheriff Ridnour. “As a rural force, we cover a huge area with a limited number of personnel. The range of responsibilities our deputies have is equally as great—and knowing we now have the FACT Duty gun cameras in the field gives us even more coverage and awareness.”

    Viridian has created an important category for law enforcement with the introduction of the Weapon-Mounted Camera. This distinctive camera provides an unobstructed view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras.

    “Sheriff Ridnour has been dedicated to bringing the latest technologies to his department, and we’re thrilled he added the FACT Duty,” Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen, said.  “Our technology can be a supplement or alternative to body cameras as a mandatory evidentiary tool to provide the critical evidence in an officer involved shooting. We commend Sheriff Ridnour for being the first to deploy in Colorado and wish him and his deputies the best during these unprecedented and challenging times for all first responders.”

    The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment.

    More information on the FACT Duty can be found here or by contacting Viridian directly at [email protected].

    Flash Gordon – 4k Restoration

    May 11th, 2020

    French film production and distribution company StudioCanal, which late last year released 4k restorations of some of John Carpenter’s most iconic films, is adding the cult classic Flash Gordon to their 4k restoration offerings. No word on a theatrical release for this one, however like the previously mentioned Carpenter films, the Flash Gordon 4K restoration is receiving its own 4K UHD Collector’s Edition set:

    As you can tell from the picture alone, this set comes loaded to the brim with add-ins, including:

    ● Bonus Blu-Ray Disc of LIFE AFTER FLASH
    ● Soundtrack
    ● 32 page booklet
    ● 16 page Titan mini book (The Story of Flash Gordon)
    ● Reproduced booklet of the first strip of original comic books
    ● Poster of original artwork

    In addition to a copy of the movie, commentary tracks, documentaries, ect.

    It is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.uk, but unfortunately will not ship to the States, so you’ll need to find friends in Transatlantic places, or find another way to get a copy imported if you’re on this side of the pond.

    www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087XLTTB8

    5.11 and SIG SAUER Team Up for “Inside the Blue Line” Documentary

    May 7th, 2020

    IRVINE, C.A., (May 7, 2020) – 5.11, Inc. and SIG SAUER, Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of Inside the Blue Line, an original content series that presents the reality and evolving demands on law enforcement today. In this series the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department granted unprecedented access to a film crew from Ironclad Media to follow officers on the front line and into the line of duty.  

    “The goal of our project was to give the public a greater appreciation for life behind the badge today,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “Watching these officers in action and learning about the challenges they face was a life-changing experience. We are honored to bring their stories to life.”

    The official series is now live at insideblueline.com, and will be launched across 5.11 and SIG SAUER social media next week at the commencement of National Police Week on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Additionally, the Inside the Blue Line video series is part of a robust campaign 5.11 is launching to commemorate National Police Week. Next week, 5.11 will start to sell the Honoring Those Who Serve patch with proceeds from the sale being donated to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

    “We are honored and excited to have partnered with 5.11 and the Manchester Police Department on this project,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG SAUER and 5.11 are aligned in our core mission – to serve and support law enforcement and the defense community with our products – which unites us as brands. This was an extraordinary project, and in these unprecedented times, we have a heightened awareness for the sacrifices that are being made by the law enforcement community and thank them for their service.”

    Nebula-75 – Episode One

    May 6th, 2020

    Are you a fan of the old Supermarionation shows of the 60s like Thunderbirds and Stingray? Then take a peak at this new Supermarionation show, Nebula-75, which depicts the adventures of Commander Ray Neptune and the crew of the spaceship Nebula-75 as they explore uncharted worlds and discover new forms of life. Amazingly, the principal production for this show is done by three members of the Century 21 films crew inside their London flat, which they all share as roommates. Their living room was transformed into a studio, while a combination of household objects and puppets and props from other Supermarionation productions were used to create the set and the characters for the show. A worldwide crew of remote workers contributed to pre and post-production.

    If you like what you see, there’s already a second episode available:

    Humble Comics Bundle: The Walking Dead by Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment

    May 2nd, 2020

    Interested in reading the entire run of The Walking Dead comic series, but don’t want to have to drop major bucks on all the back issues? Then you might want to take a look at the current comics bundle up on Humble Bundle for the entire run of The Walking Dead.

    Like all Humble Bundle bundles, the comics are being offered in grouped tiers, with each subsequent tier costing more money but offering you more content. In this case, $18 nets you all 32 volumes / 193 issues of The Walking Dead in three digital formats (CBZ, PDF, and ePub), as well as the AP (Artist Pencil) version of the ‘All Out War’ story arc (issues 115 – 126), and the ‘Here’s Negan!’ prequel story that was originally serialized in IMAGE+ magazine.

    Plus, 15% of the proceeds from each bundle sold will be donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, although as with other Humble Bundles, you can customize how much of your purchase goes to each of the beneficiaries, upwards of 100% towards a single beneficiary, if you wish.

    There’s about 17 more days to go on this bundle, so plenty of time to score yourself one of the better zombie fiction stories to come out in recent memory.

    www.humblebundle.com/books/walking-dead-image-comicsskybound-entertainment-books

    Apex Announces Threaded Barrel for 3.6″ M&P M2.0 Compact

    April 27th, 2020

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce that its new 3.6” Apex Threaded Barrel for the 9mm M&P M2.0 Compact pistol from Smith & Wesson is available for pre-order and will begin shipping on May 5th.

    Based on the patented design of the Apex Grade fitted barrels, the Apex Threaded Barrel for the 9mm M2.0 Compact (3.60” model) is a cold hammer-forged stainless steel barrel with a black Melonite finish. It features a 1:10” twist rate that is designed for optimal accuracy performance and the barrel has an undercut thread intercept to accommodate a wide variety of attachments. The thread pattern is 1/2-28 and a thread protector with captive O-ring is included.

    This barrel is a true drop-in and requires no fitting.

    Features and Specifications:
    – For 9mm M&P M2.0 Compact w/ factory 3.6″ barrel
    – Cold hammer-forged stainless steel
    – 1:10” twist rate
    – 1/2-28 thread pattern
    – Thread Protector included
    – Black Melonite finish
    – No fitting required
    – Apex Part #: 105-044
    – MSRP: $199.95

    store.apextactical.com/WebDirect/Products/Details/192992

    PIG FDT Delta+ Glove TAD Edition

    April 23rd, 2020

    For what it’s worth, PIG gloves are easily my favorite tactical glove currently available on the market. The design allows for incredibly dexterous hand movement while utilizing a glove, and they have a great selection of features, including the touchscreen compatible forefinger and thumb, the elastic wrist for easier don and doff, and the paracord pull loop.

    Well, equally awesome small batch gear and apparel company Triple Aught Design is partnering up with PIG to produce a PIG FDT Delta+ Glove TAD Edition. The FTD Delta+ TAD Edition is exclusive to Triple Aught Design, and features a single layer leather palm upgrade over the standard PIG gloves, making these more robust for hard field use. The forefinger and thumb feature a carbon impregnated leather to retain touchscreen compatibility, while the rest of the glove is made of a two-way stretch poly material with TAD’s trademark 3D topo screen print accents, and the paracord wrist pull also sports an integrated TAD logo.

    Unfortunately, the PIG FDT Delta+ TAD Edition gloves aren’t yet available for direct purchase. Rather, they’re currently up as a timed project on TAD’s website, available for pre-order with about 8 days left before the project closes, at the time of writing. TAD also noted on their Facebook page that “[They] can’t promise a restock at this time due to long manufacturing lead times. This might be your only opportunity to secure a pair for 2020.” So, if you want to jump on these, you better do it soon!

    PIG FDT Delta+ TAD Edition gloves are being offered in four colors: Black, Carbon Grey, Coyote Brown, and Ranger Green; sizes S – 2XL.

    tripleaughtdesign.com/shop/pig-fdt-delta-glove-tad-edition

    I just had to post this email I just got

    April 21st, 2020

    Reebok – U.S.C.M. Bug Stomper Shoes

    April 20th, 2020

    Inspired by the United States Colonial Marines garb as seen in 1986’s Aliens, these Bug Stomper shoes are pretty rad looking. Consisting of a full-grain leather upper, the Bug Stompers feature USCM camouflage accents, Velcro straps, and a ‘Bug Stomper’ label, as well as the Bug Stomper ‘We Endanger Species’ motto on the right shoe rear pull tab.

    Here’s the full feature set as pulled direct from the product page:

    Full grain leather upper
    Soft, supportive feel
    Die-cut EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning
    Moulded sockliner offers durable cushiony comfort
    High-abrasion-resistant rubber outsole adds durable responsiveness

    The U.S.C.M Bug Stomper Shoes will be made available this coming Saturday, 4/25 at the link below. They’ll be available an an extravagant markup on eBay shortly afterwards.

    www.reebok.co.uk/u.s.c.m.-bug-stomper-shoes/FV5052

    Obviously Tactical – Coronavirus Shooting Target

    April 15th, 2020

    In these trying times, you may be inclined, even find it prudent, to continue to practice your shooting – provided you’re not limited by a stay-at-home order, and you can even find any ammo. If those aren’t issues for you, but you’re left wanting for a target reflecting the times, then Obviously Tactical has you covered with their Coronavirus Shooting Target. Each sheet nets you 4 virus-themed bullseyes to aim at, with a couple of extras if you count the decorative toilet paper targets on the lower corners.

    The targets are 18″ x 24″, printed on 100% recycle paper with a matte coating. They’re available in packs of 1, 2, or 5.

    Obviously Tactical also states that 50% of all proceeds through April 30th will be donated to displaced workers affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

    www.obviouslytactical.com/order/covid

    Sideshow Collectables – M56 Smartgun Prop Replica by Hollywood Collectibles Group

    April 13th, 2020

    Hollywood Collectables Group has come out with another awesome movie-accurate prop replica weapon from Aliens, this time the M56 Smartgun, as wielded by PFC Vasquez in the film. Made of fiberglass, metal, resin, and mixed media, each M56 Smartgun prop is hand-painted and authentically weathered. They’re authentically-sized as well, coming in at 48″ long complete with a themed tabletop display stand; you’ll have to source your own rig and harness if you plan on carrying this one around.

    It is limited to only 600 units, with an estimated ship date between May and June 2020.

    Fun fact: the original M56 Smartgun from the movie Aliens was constructed from an MG42 rigged up with a steadycam harness and various motorcycle parts.

    www.sideshow.com/collectibles/aliens-m56-smartgun-hollywood-collectibles-group-906248

    NEW “SideSlinger” Scoped Leather Holster by TANDEMKROSS

    April 10th, 2020

    For Immediate Release
    April 10, 2020

    WEARE, NH — TANDEMKROSS is excited to announce the launch of our latest high quality firearm accessory. Introducing the all new “SideSlinger” Scoped Leather Holster.
    Every detail of this premier holster has been carefully tailored to ensure it truly stands out in a crowd. Made of high qual­ity, full-grain brown leather, this holster will last its user a lifetime. Even the edges have been burnished and hand dyed for a beautiful finish.

    This holster comfortably fits a number of the most popular single stack .22lr platforms in use. The “SideSlinger” fits the Ruger® Mark™ and Mark 22/45™ Series, Smith & Wesson® SW22 VICTORY®, and most Browning® Buck Mark models. This is partly thanks to a double button strap that allows the wearer to keep their pistol safe and secure by adjusting the proper level of tension necessary for their specific pistol.

    The “SideSlinger” is scoped, meaning there is a section cut out to make space for wearers’ various optics setups. More than that, the end is open in order to allow for various barrel lengths and aftermarket barrel attachments as well.

    “The TANDEMKROSS ‘SideSlinger’ was designed from the beginning to fulfill the need for a high quality leather holster for many popular rimfire pistols using red dots and other optics. The ‘SideSlinger’ is hand crafted in the US using top quality leather and is built for a lifetime of use.” — Eric Paulson Business Development Manager

    www.tandemkross.com/Holsters_c_35

    ANR Design – Snake Plissken Camo Holsters

    April 5th, 2020

    This post was originally featured on Soldier System Daily.

    ANR Design is doing a limited run of their holsters and mag pouches in the famous camouflage pattern worn by Snake Plissken in “Escape from New York.”

    You can build full covert and overt loadouts with the Builder. It allows you to pick an inside the waistband holster if you want, or the tactical Nidhogg which is their outside the waistband overt holster as well as mag pouches for pistol and rifle.

    To use their Snake Plissken Camo Builder, visit www.anrdesignkydexholster.com/product/snake-plissken-camo-builder.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered – Official Trailer

    March 31st, 2020

    Every year, there’s a new Call of Duty, but for Activision, for whom there can never be enough market saturation of their cash cow franchise, more Call of Duty must be better. So, they’ve just released a prettied-up version of 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, at least the campaign portion. It’s also Playstation 4 exclusive until April 30th, after which it will also be available on PC and Xbox One.

    It’s up to you and your nostalgia as to whether this is worth the $20 price tag (heh, Price).

    Polymer80 – PF320PTEX Grip Module

    March 29th, 2020

    The inherent modularity of the SIG Sauer P320 platform and its serialized fire control group has led several manufacturers to release their own P320 grip modules, and following this trend Polymer80 has just released their own module, the PF320PTEX. Made from Polymer80’s own proprietary blend of reinforced polymer, the PF320PTEX is recognizably a Polymer80 design with its straighter angles and edges reminiscent of the PF940 Glock-compatible frame line, and the unique Polymer80 grip texture featured on the pistol grip and index pads of the module. The PF320PTEX is noted to have a 1911 grip angle, as well as a high beavertail undercut, double undercut trigger guard, and a proprietary ambidextrous magazine release.

    The PF320PTEX is compatible with the following P320 slide assemblies:

    P320 Full & Carry
    P320 X5 Full & Carry
    P320 VTac

    www.polymer80.com/pistol-frames/pf320ptextm-grip-module-1/pf320ptextm-grip-module

    Killer Instinct® SWAT™ XP Crossbow in Popular TrueTimber® Strata New for 2020

    March 26th, 2020

    INMAN, S.C. – March 26, 2020 – Killer Instinct is set to introduce the new SWAT XP Crossbow decorated in the TrueTimber Strata camouflage pattern. Attendees of ATA were able to get a first-hand look at the impressive new bow that is revolutionary for the new year. The SWAT XP delivers superior speed, extreme precision and balanced control all while maintaining a compact design.

    “Strata continues to show its versatility in terms of the application of a multipurpose camouflage, and we are very excited to see it utilized on this crossbow,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Killer Instinct is a great partner that produces extremely high-quality bows. The SWAT XP Crossbow paired with Strata is going to be to a very effective combination for hunters in seasons to come.”

    TrueTimber Strata

    TrueTimber Strata incorporates both macro and micro camo schematics—the macro design breaks up the human outline at all distances while the micro elements melt into any terrain at close range. From the open country of the west to the mixed forests of the south and to the leaf-barren late season hardwoods of the east, customers simply won’t find a more effective all-purpose pattern.

    Killer Instinct SWAT XP

    The All-New Killer Instinct® SWAT™ XP is an ultra-compact 27-inch crossbow shooting 415 FPS that is unmatched in balance and control. Featuring the exclusive Killer Instinct Accutac™ Barrel System, the SWAT XP changes the game when it comes to broadhead accuracy. The enclosed 360-degree revolutionary design provides greater guidance and support to reduce the amount of crossbolt oscillation. The crossbow cocks down to an ultra-narrow 9.5-inches wide, creating a crossbow that’s unparalleled in balance, control and fit.

    To learn more about the Killer Instinct SWAT XP Crossbow, please view the following video:

    Killer Instinct SWAT XP in TrueTimber Strata at 2020 ATA Show

    To learn more about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit TrueTimber.com. Details about future product launches can be found on TrueTimber’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

    About TrueTimber

    Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories, featuring 27 distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit TrueTimber.com.

    Duke Cannon PSA Posters

    March 21st, 2020

    Duke Cannon Supply Co., a hygiene product company that produces US Military-inspired products, such as their “Big Ass Brick of Soap” – which is inspired by the soap issued to G.I.s during the Korean War, has released a series of free .pdf posters based on vintage WWII-era wartime propaganda posters. Except instead of cautioning against enemy espionage or encouraging the purchase of war bonds, these posters encourage frequent hand washing, sanitizing your phone, practicing social distancing, and not to horde toilet paper.

    Freely print them out and distribute them among the high-traffic areas of your work and home, if you wish.

    You can download the entire collection via their website:

    dukecannon.com/pages/duke-cannon-psa-posters

    NEW Umarex Fusion 2 Sends 9 Rounds in Silence

    March 17th, 2020

    FORT SMITH, AR (March 13, 2020) – Umarex USA continues blazing the path to deliver innovation, adventure and performance at an attractive price with the new Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 powered bolt action air rifle. The original Umarex Fusion pellet rifle was a CO2 powered bolt action design that was very popular for backyard plinking and quiet pest control. Umarex has carried over the best aspects of the original Umarex Fusion and added to it a re-designed SilencAir muzzle device, a nine-shot rotary magazine, a flexible CO2 power system, and an all-new stock design.

    The original Umarex Fusion was popular because of its accuracy, quietness, and compact design. These three elements remain the bedrock to which Umarex began their revamp of this classic rifle. The first thing shooters will notice about the Umarex Fusion 2 is how quiet it is. Umarex re-worked the SilencAir for better performance and a bold look. Shooters will notice the impact of the pellet on the target as louder than the muzzle report.

    The repeater revolution that began in the pre-charged pneumatic category is finding a home in other rifle based platforms as well. The Umarex Fusion 2 proudly features one of the best designed rotary magazines in the industry. The Fusion 2 magazine is extremely easy to load and holds nine .177 caliber pellets. To load the magazine, insert a pellet into the first open space in the cylinder and rotate the magazine cylinder counter-clockwise. The magazine will hold on the last pellet seated, therefore the shooter doesn’t need to worry about the magazine getting out of sync. Umarex Fusion 2 magazines also feature a last shot indicator to help prevent dry-firing.

    The original Umarex Fusion was powered by two 12-gram CO2 cartridges and that is still true of the Fusion 2, but with a twist: the Umarex Fusion 2 uses a removable 12-gram CO2 adapter that can be set aside if the shooter wants to use a single 88-gram CO2 cartridge. The Fusion 2 offers shooters the best of both worlds in powering convenience. Shorter shooting sessions can be done with economical 12-gram cartridges or a longer shooting session can be powered with a single 88-gram cartridge. Shooters can expect around 70 shots from a pair of 12-gram CO2 cartridges and around 250 with a single 88-gram cartridge.

    While these big changes are offering shooters quite the bang for their buck, it must also be stated that the Umarex Fusion 2 comes with a 4X32 scope which mounts to an integral Picatinny style rail. The Fusion 2’s ergonomic stock has grip serrations on the fore-end and a raised cheekpiece that make getting a solid cheek weld a piece of cake for just about any shooter. The Umarex Fusion 2 also has a manual safety that is recessed into the stock just above the trigger on the right side. This oversized lever has a 90-degree throw for positive engagement and disengagement of the safety. The recessed positioning also means the safety is protected from accidental disengagement.

    At the end of the day, Umarex wants shooters to find an air rifle that works for them. The Umarex Fusion 2 is an air rifle that will compel the whole family to get together and put in some valuable trigger and family time. The Umarex Fusion 2 is just one more rifle in the Umarex Airguns catalog that steps into that role with an impressive host of features and an MSRP of only $139.99.

    www.umarexusa.com/umarex-fusion-2-quiet-co2-pellet-rifle-177-compact-airgun

    Black Rain Ordnance – Spec15 Rifle with Every Roll

    March 15th, 2020

    Bringing a bit of levity to the recent run on toilet paper and other basic supplies brought upon by the spread of the Wuhan Flu AKA the Coronavirus, Black Rain Ordnance is offering a special promotion where you get a free Spec15 rifle with every roll of toilet paper purchased from them. The full release can be read below:

    Black Rain Ordnance is Covering your ASS!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Due to the rising public concerns and shortages of basic public goods, we at Black Rain have decided to pool our resources and start selling those basic necessities. Starting now until all supplies are gone, we will be selling toilet paper on our website at a discounted priced, and to cover all of our customers’ needs, we will be throwing in a free Spec15 Rifle with Every Roll! See the details below.

    2020 Essentials Packs:

    Buy 1 Roll of Toilet Paper for $900 and get 1 Spec15 Rifle Free

    Buy 2 Rolls of Toilet Paper for $1,700 and get 2 Spec15 Rifles Free

    Buy a Family 4 Pack of Toilet Paper for $3,200 and get 4 Spec15 Rifles Free

    blackrainordnance.com/product/essentials-package/

    Violent Little Machine Shop – Stormtrooper Expert Marksman Badge

    March 11th, 2020

    Show everyone you can hit the broadside of a moisture farm barn with this Stormtrooper Expert Marksman Badge from Violent Little Machine Shop. Coming in 1.5″ x .5″ and Velcro backed, only the finest marksmen in a galaxy far, far away are issued this stunning symbol of Imperial superiority, or you could just, y’know, buy it.

    www.violentlittle.com/products/stormtrooper-expert-marksman-badge-patch

    InspireProps – Doom Eternal Super Shotgun Cosplay Prop

    March 7th, 2020

    The classic Super Shotgun, first introduced to the Doom franchise in Doom 2, is beloved for its in-game power, delivering massive damage via a wall of buckshot launched from its twin sawed-off barrels. In DOOM: Eternal, the updated Super Shotgun is treated with reverence as a powerful demon-slaying relic, even bestowed the name “Lucifer’s Bane” in the game’s lore. It features intricate engravings and script along its surface, and an underbarrel pig iron “Meat Hook” used to latch onto faraway enemies to drag the Doom Slayer closer to them for a swift and violent death.

    Russian-based InspireProps has taken Eternal’s depiction of the Super Shotgun, and has produced a highly-detailed cosplay prop of it, for sale on their Etsy shop. The “Lucifer’s Bane” prop is made of polyurethane plastic, and is painted with acrylic car paints and varnishes. They also offer a raw cast variant, for those who’d rather finish and paint the model themselves. The prop comes complete with two spent shotshell props, also engraved with runes and script, as any good demon-slaying tools should.

    DOOM: Eternal’s release is just around the corner, and it’s awesome to see it inspire such amazing prop work!

    You can check out the “Luficer’s Bane” Super Shotgun prop product page below if you’re looking to score one of these for yourself:

    www.etsy.com/listing/719302352/doom-eternal-super-shotgun-lucifers-bane

    Warbricks

    March 4th, 2020

    What started as a small homeschool project for the basics of business development turned into Warbricks.com, a business selling high-quality, European-made military vehicle construction sets.

    The sets are manufactured by Cobi, a Polish toy manufacturer which offers LEGO-like, brick construction sets. Cobi sets are largely based on authentic military vehicles, including tanks, planes, and ships, although they’ve also received licensing for some major passenger vehicle manufacturers, Boeing, and even Doctor Who. Plus, Cobi sets are fully-compatible with brick constructor pieces from other brands, so you’ll be able to use the parts from these sets in other builds.

    In addition to selling the Cobi sets, Warbricks.com also provides a brief history of the actual vehicle the set is based on, detailed on each product page.

    So, if you’re looking to add a few historic vehicle construction sets to your toy collection, or just have an appreciation for vintage military vehicles, then you may want to give Warbricks.com a look see.

    warbricks.com