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NERD LMTD – Halo Needler Blaster

November 14th, 2021

NERF LMTD (pronounced “limited”) is Hasbro’s limited release NERF premium license line, which consists of higher end blasters based on famous film and game properties that can only be obtained via pre-order. Their first release was based on the M41 Pulse Rifle from Aliens, and now they’re releasing a blaster based on the Needler from the Halo series. While this isn’t the first time Hasbro is releasing a dart blaster based on the Needler, this version is much more detailed and feature-rich, with a pricetag to match. Aside from light-up features, this blaster will also have a 10-round motorized dart drum, with automatic fire. The blaster will also come with 10 unique pink elite darts, however it should be presumed that regular elite darts will also work with the blaster.

Pre-orders are available now through the end of the year, with an expected ship date of November 2022.

Nerf LMTD Halo Needler

Call of Duty: Vanguard Is Out

November 8th, 2021

Another year, another CoD. This time, however, it’s nominally World War 2, but with a distinct inclusion of modern-style optics and other crazy weapon attachments.

And zombies.

Judge Dredd in Call of Duty

September 14th, 2021

I haven’t been keeping up with the latest Call of Duty titles, however if anything would get me back into playing them it’s the Judge Dredd skin recently added to the latest title’s multiplayer. I’ve been a huge fan of Dredd since first reading the comic in the pages of 2000 AD, and while I’m not the biggest fan of gimmicky media crossovers, seeing Dredd in the thick of battle in a decent game for once does garner my interest.

The Dredd skin — available in full color and a comic-inspired black-and-white variant – is a limited offer available now through October 14th.

https://www.callofduty.com/blog/2021/09/black-ops-cold-war-warzone-judge-dredd-tracer-pack-bundle

ONTARIO KNIFE COMPANY® INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE NEW RETRACTABLE BAYONET

July 6th, 2021

Patent-Pending Bayonet Design Attaches to Picatinny Rail System with Ability to Retract Back When Not in Use

Ontario Knife Company® (OKC®) is an award-winning knife, cutlery and tool manufacturer with more than 130 years of experience creating quality knives for every need. The company is also the long-time primary bayonet provider to the U.S. military and is proud to announce its newest, patent-pending innovation that brings its bayonet design expertise to the civilian market. Introducing the new OKC Retractable Bayonet.

“OKC has been making high-quality bayonets for the U.S. military for decades, and this new retractable bayonet design is unlike anything we’ve ever created before,” said Kenneth Trbovich, President and CEO of Ontario Knife Company. “With its unique retractable feature, premium materials used and ability to easily mount to your AR or any Picatinny Rail System, it truly is a multifunctional blade and we’re excited to launch it to the civilian market”.

Designed for increased means of self-defense to work with or as a backup to your firearm for when hand-to-hand combat becomes necessary, the OKC Retractable Bayonet could be just the weapon you need when in a life-threatening situation. The new OKC Retractable Bayonet easily attaches to your AR, or any firearm outfitted with a Picatinny Rail System. Featuring a 6-inch retractable blade crafted with high quality .1875”-thick S35VN steel (with blade hardened to 59 Rockwell C), the bayonet measures 13-inches in open position, and 7-inches when closed. With simple one-handed operation, the bayonet deploys with a quick pull of its spring-loaded, stainless steel knob. This same knob can be used to easily retract the blade back into its carriage when not in use. With multiple mounting options, the blade can be positioned forward or further back on the firearm to custom fit the barrel, and the user’s preference to how much blade is exposed beyond the barrel. The multi-functional blade can also be taken off the firearm and used as a regular knife.

The OKC Retractable Bayonet has a 6-inch long by 1.5-inch-wide housing constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum with a black anodized finish. This means the bayonet is not only durable and sleek looking, but also incredibly lightweight, weighing in at less than a pound.

The new OKC Retractable Bayonet is proudly made in the USA and backed by OKC’s lifetime warranty.

ontarioknife.com

Noveske x URT Colab SqURT Rifle // Water Hog 5000

July 1st, 2021

Edit: Due to popular demand, pre-orders were opened back up through July 5th, with an estimated ship date of August 10th. Get yours while you can!

Ocean lifestyle brand URT URT and premium firearm manufacturer Noveske Rifleworks have teamed up to produce the Water Hog 5000, a
pump action watergun inspired by vintage designs, and styled after an AR-pattern rifle.

Unfortunately, like all things Noveske, the pre-order sold out quick, but at least we can enjoy the pictures at the link below.

urturt.com/products/waterhog5000

John Wick: Chapter 4 is now in production

June 28th, 2021

I just got this alert. I’m hoping the tone down the scale a bit, because the series has been getting pretty silly.

CampCo – Remington Building Block Shotgun

June 21st, 2021

This is kinda interesting: CampCo, a company that is not expressly a toy manufacturer (from a cursory glance, they seem to sell all manner of licensed products such as pens, wallets, watches, for various outdoor, firearms, and automobile companies, among others) has released a “building block” — essentially a LEGO clone, if more in line with the Technic series — shotgun set. Seemingly inspired somewhat by the 870 Witness Protection model, or the more recent 870 Tac-14, this kit allows you to build your own model Pistol Grip Shotgun with Remington branding. Aside from being visually impressive, the pump-action is fully-functional, capable of loading and ejecting the included six model shells, and it also comes with an attachable red dot sight.

If you have a Scheels near you, you might find this in their toy department; that’s where I found it out in the wild, along with the Model 700-inspired sniper rifle. Otherwise, you can order directly from the CampCo website via the link below.

www.campco.com/productdetail.aspx?prod_cd=RM-1002

SIG AIR Introduces MCX Rattler Canebrake Airgun Rifle

June 1st, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (May 27, 2021) – From the SIG AIR division, SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the MCX Rattler Canebrake Airgun Rifle mirroring the same design cues as the original rifle.

“The SIG AIR line of products combines the unmatched reliability, performance, and exacting standards that the consumer expects of SIG SAUER firearms, and the MCX Rattler Canebrake Airgun Rifle is true to these standards,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The SIG AIR Canebrake has the same look, weight, and balance of its traditional firearm counterpart, given the immense popularity of the MCX platform, and the Canebrake specifically, combined with the current realities of the consumer market, this SIG AIR release is the perfect training tool. The Rattler Canebrake is the first of many exciting new products soon to come from SIG AIR.”

The SIG AIR MCX Rattler Canebrake Airgun Rifle is a .177 Cal. CO2-powered pellet, semi-automatic action airgun that utilizes the SIG proprietary 30-round rapid pellet magazine (RPM). The MCX Canebrake .177 airgun features a metal receiver, paired to a synthetic handguard with integrated M-LOK™ modular locking accessory mounting system, flip-up sights on top of a full-length Picatinny rail, a shrouded barrel, and flat blade trigger.

SIG AIR MCX Rattler Canebrake Airgun Rifle:

Caliber: .177CAL/4.5mm Pellet
Operating System: CO2
Muzzle Velocity: 600FPS
Muzzle Energy: 8 Joules / 6 FPE
Overall length: 30.13 inches
Overall height: 6.9 inches
Overall width: 4.73 inches
Barrel length: 4 inches
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Weight (w/magazine): 7.6lbs

The SIG AIR MCX Rattler Canebrake Airgun Rifle is now shipping and available at retailers and sigsauer.com. A full line of SIG SAUER Airgun accessories is also available on the SIG SAUER webstore at sigsauer.com.

To learn more about the SIG AIR MCX Rattler Canebrake Rifle or watch the product video visit sigsauer.com.

The Beazit Show – ATF Agent teaches legal differences between weapons

April 21st, 2021

So as you can see, there’s absolutely no issues with how firearms are classified under ATF regulations. Pretty cut and dry.

Give the creator’s site a visit, while you’re at it: https://www.firearmsunknown.com/

SnowCinda MP7A1 Dart Blaster

April 7th, 2021

Straight from the Far East where intellectual property is merely a suggestion comes this tacticool Frankenstein’s Monster of a dart blaster, SnowCinda’s MP7A1. Looking virtually nothing like its
namesake, the “MP7A1” most blatantly features both a front sight and a magazine that were ripped straight from the lastest Magpul catalog. However, what this blaster is lacking in originality it makes up for in its feature set. Powered by a single rechargeable battery which provides up to 7 hours of use, the SnowCinda MP7A1 features three firing modes: single, 3 round burst, and “multiple bursts”, and can fire darts out to 35 feet. The not-PMAG features a 12 dart capacity, and the entire set comes with 50 standard darts and 50 suction cup darts, and is compatable with standard NERF darts, per the product page.

You also gotta love the “MP5K” variant, which looks vaguely more like a Specter M4 than its namesake.

You can get both of the blasters straight off Amazon: www.amazon.com/SnowCinda-Electric-Darts-Blasters-Refill/dp/B08TBW2XJ6

NATO STANDARDIZES FN’S 5.7X28MM CALIBER

March 3rd, 2021

(McLean, VA – March 1, 2021) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the FN-designed 5.7x28mm caliber has been standardized by NATO. The caliber was designed in the late 1980s for use with the FN P90® and FN Five-seveN® pistol. With almost three decades of trusted use, the FN 5.7x28mm continues to leverage the groundbreaking design to improve range, accuracy and terminal performance from small arms. As NATO adds the FN 5.7x28mm to their standard small caliber ammunition portfolio, FN proudly continues its long legacy of small arm innovation as it enhances service to civilians, law enforcement, and militaries across the globe.

In a continuous effort to promote interchangeability of all small caliber ammunition used by allied armed forces, NATO has recently finalized the standardization process of the FN®-designed 5.7x28mm caliber by approving the standardization agreement (STANAG) 4509.

The 5.7x28mm caliber is now integrated into the Multi-Caliber Manual Of Proof and Inspection (AEP-97) and joins the standardized NATO small caliber ammunition portfolio, along with the 9x19mm NATO, the 5.56x45mm NATO, the 7.62x51mm NATO and the 12.7x99mm NATO (also widely known as the .50 caliber).

As a NATO standardized caliber, the 5.7x28mm provides armies with the guarantee of interchangeability between ammunition from different manufacturers and operational efficiency in weapons of this caliber.

Coming after the FN®-designed 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm calibers which were standardized by NATO in 1957 and 1981 respectively, this new NATO standardization confirms FN Herstal’s leading position as a designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapon-ammunition systems. It also reinforces the company’s strategy and dedication to provide modern-day armed forces and security forces all across the world with the best performing and efficient small caliber ammunition concepts and designs.

To learn more about FN’s 5.7-chambered firearms or other FN products, please visit www.fnamerica.com.

NERF Rival Curve Shot Blasters

February 9th, 2021

As far as comic book movie adaptions go, 2008’s ‘Wanted’ is about as in-name-only and middling as you can get, but at least it had one memorable aspect to it: the bullet curving practiced by the film’s assassins sect. NERF’s upcoming Rival Curve Shot blaster line looks to replicate this bit of Hollywood ridiculousness, with a series of blasters that are able to impart spin on the Rival line spherical projectiles. Consisting of three blasters: the Flex XXI-100, Sideswipe XXI-1200, and Helix XXI-2000 (seen above), the magic of the Curve Shot line lies in the muzzle device, which features a small internal tab that can be rotated to various angles. Once the projectile passes through the muzzle the tab imparts spin on it, allowing it to curve left, right, or down depending on how its set; a neutral position is also available to allow the rounds to shoot straight. The projectiles are able to achieve speeds of up to 90 feet per second, so goggles are recommended.

The Flex and Sideswipe will be available in stores starting March 1, while the Helix is reportedly a Target exclusive and will be made available starting in August.
nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/rival

STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES LASER VERSIONS OF RAIL MOUNT LIGHTS

January 21st, 2021

Rail-Mount Tactical Laser Lighting Systems Fit Long Guns, Deliver up to 1,000 Lumens

EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 21, 2021 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR® RM 1 Laser and TLR® RM 2 Laser tactical lighting systems for long guns. Packaged as a system, each rail mounted light features independently operating push-button and remote pressure switches; the kit provides everything users need to mount to long guns. Also available in light-only models, the TLR RM 1 Laser and the TLR RM 2 Laser deliver 500 and 1,000 lumens, respectively.

“The TLR RM 1 and 2 Laser versions offer a precise red aiming laser for tactical and military users, along with a convenient mode select toggle switch,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “They also deliver a powerful beam with extensive range and solid, good peripheral coverage.”

The rail mount systems include an ergonomically friendly, multi-function tail switch, along with a remote switch input option. The remote switch is designed to exit the weapon at a 90º angle, improving wire routing to preserve rail space. The lights feature three modes: Laser only, LED illumination only or both, operated by the new side toggle switch. The facecap offers a ‘Safe off’ feature to prevent unintentional activation.

The new models are designed to quickly and securely attach to any long gun with a MIL Standard 1913 or NATO Rail, without the need for hands in front of the muzzle. The lights offer highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting. Each light includes a key kit to securely fit the light onto a broad array of weapons.

The lights each feature the latest in power LED technology, and include a custom TIR optic that produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. The TLR RM 1 Laser offers 500 lumens, 5,000 candela and a beam distance of 140 meters; the TLR RM 2 Laser provides 1,000 lumens and 10,000 candela with a 200-meter beam distance. The lights also include a selectable strobe feature.

The TLR RM 1 Laser includes one (1) 3 volt CR123A lithium battery, measures 3.2 inches in length and weighs 2.97 ounces. The TLR RM 2 Laser includes two (2) 3-volt CR123A lithium batteries, is 4.6 inches long and weighs 4.95 ounces. Both feature 1.5 hours of continuous run time and three hours on strobe.

IPX4-rated for water-resistant operation, the TLR RM 1 and TLR RM 2 Lasers are constructed with durable anodized machined aircraft aluminum with an impact-resistant Borofloat® glass lens.

Available in black, the TLR RM 1 and TLR RM 2 Laser Lighting Systems have MSRPs of $398.00 and $415.00, respectively. The TLR RM 1 and TLR RM 2 Laser Light-Only models have MSRPs of $360.00 and $378.00 respectively. Each comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

www.streamlight.com

The Edge of Performance is Here | Introducing the FN 509 LS Edge

January 11th, 2021

(McLean, VA – January 11, 2021) Introducing the FN 509 LS Edge™, the ultimate tactical pistol designed by FN to give users every advantage in the most demanding environments. From the front lines to the range, this factory-tuned 9mm Long Slide delivers cutting edge performance. When split seconds make the difference, the FN 509 LS Edge provides the advantage of a fully customized firearm, right out of the box.

“FN’s commitment to developing performance-driven products has reached a new level with the FN 509 LS Edge,” said Mark Cherpes, CEO for FN America, LLC. “The foundation of unmatched FN craftsmanship and battle-proven reliability combined with expert counsel from professional users, allowed us to develop the most advanced FN 509 pistol to date.”

Building on the proven FN 509 platform, FN teamed with tier one operators and world champion pistol shooters, to strategically enhance and purposely combine critical components of the new FN 509 LS Edge. The end result is a handgun that delivers superior versatility, accuracy, control and speed.

Versatility

The FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™, combined with the green fiber optic front sight, allows users to run iron sights and a co-witnessed miniature red dot optic. Quickly mounting a favorite MRD is enabled with four included optic mounting plates. The midsized frame gives users the feel of a full-sized pistol that can still be comfortably concealed. An ambidextrous slide stop and two interchangeable backstraps allow users to further customize the FN 509 LS Edge, matching any hand size.

Accuracy

The five-inch hammer-forged target-crowned barrel delivers unmatched accuracy. With the 6.7-inch Long Slide bearing a 0.040” fiber optic front sight, the extended sight picture improves target acquisition and tracking. Additionally, the green fiber optic front sight co-witnesses with a micro red dot, users instinctively acquire a sight picture after their draw. The duty-rated, flat-faced trigger breaks cleanly at 90 degrees and features a reduced pull weight of around four to five pounds.

Control

Achieving the ideal balance, the 509 LS Edge’s lightening-cut Long Slide compliments the graphite anodized base plates and flared aluminum magazine well, resulting in a flat shooting pistol that racks faster, recovers instantly and tracks perfectly. Maximum control is gained with the frame’s full-height stippling, ensuring a full-contact 360-degree grip, locking into the hands under fire to reduce muzzle flip and control recoil.

Speed

The short take up and positive reset of the flat-faced trigger allows for speedy follow-up shots, while the green fiber optic front sight enables faster target acquisitions and transitions between shots. The flared, graphite anodized aluminum magazine well and weighted base plates of the 17-round magazines make for lightning-fast reloads, getting you back on target faster than ever.

The FN 509 LS Edge, part of a performance-driven series of firearms bearing the FN name, is shipping to an FN dealer near you. Gain an edge and learn more about the FN 509 LS Edge by visiting www.fnamerica.com/edgeseries.

PRIMARY ARMS® OPTICS ANNOUNCES NEW SLX MD-20 MICRO RED DOT SIGHT

January 1st, 2021

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics has announced the release of a new budget-friendly micro red dot: the SLx MD-20 (MPN: 810023). The SLx MD-20 improves on previous micro dots with an enhanced emitter, which provides an ultra-bright reticle with a 50,000-hour runtime on medium settings. Priced at $149.99, the SLx MD-20 Microdot is now available and shipping to customers.

Primary Arms Optics was founded on building better budget-friendly red dots, and the SLx MD-20 represents the latest technologies and innovations. The MD-20 is part of Primary Arms’ SLx product line, which built their reputation for innovation, reliability, and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve customers in any environment, and the MD-20 goes one step further by integrating all new technologies like AutoLive™, Primary Arms’ motion-controlled illumination system. Combined with a durable aluminum body, 50,000-hour battery life, a zero-parallax lens, and an ultra-bright emitter with night vision (NV) compatibility, the SLx MD-20 brings premium performance to a budget-friendly price point.
“Early in 2020, we retired one of our best-selling red dots, MD-ADS. The time has come to replace it with the all new MD-20,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “This time, we’ve included a super bright high efficiency LED that provides daylight bright illumination among the 11 push button settings. Users will be impressed to find that even at the brightest setting, the sight picture is clean with no reflection or glare.”
www.pawholesale.com/primary-arms-slx-md-20-advanced-push-button-20mm-micro-red-dot-sight

Star Wars The Black Series Mandalorian Darksaber Force FX Elite Lightsaber

December 21st, 2020

In these trying times of ours, the last thing many people are thinking of is spending money on a high-priced replica lightsaber, however if you’re going to, it might as well be a replica of the Darksaber. Hasbro has adapted this iconic Star Wars weapon into a collectable under their Black Series line, and it’s seriously cool. The Black Series Darksaber consists of a full-metal grip and black blade with white LED blade edge. Like other lightsabers in the Black series, the Darksaber features authentic sound effects, including power up and down, battle clash effects, and motion-sensor-controlled idle hum. Plus, it’s the first ever Black series lightsaber to feature a rechargeable battery.

This particular collectable is proving to be quite the hot commodity. It’s already sold out on the official Hasbro product page, and other retailers are showing no available stock, but if you manage to get a hold of one, good on you.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that this product is up for pre-order, and will ship sometime in August 2021.

hasbropulse.com/collections/new/products/star-wars-the-black-series-mandalorian-darksaber-force-fx-elite-lightsaber

SB Tactical: Proposed ATF Regulations Nothing More Than Registration Scheme

December 17th, 2020

Bradenton, Fla. (December 17, 2020) – SB Tactical® learned on December 16 of the ATF’s plan to publish their proposed ‘Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces’ guidance on www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-27857, which will be open for comment on Friday, December 18, 2020 until January 1, 2021.

Our hope was that ATF would finally take transparent action to provide clear criteria for brace equipped pistols, that would give manufacturers and consumers a way to see if products met ATF’s shifting expectations. Instead, the document is a thinly veiled blueprint for the largest firearm registration–and ultimately potentially confiscation– scheme in U.S. history.

The factors identified by the ATF for its possible use in classification include type, caliber, weight and length, how the gun is marketed, length of pull, sights and scopes, peripheral accessories mounted, and rear surface area of the brace, among others. While the factors listed are arbitrary and open-ended, the truly onerous part of the proposal is that no definitions of the factors are provided.

The grotesque inadequacies of this document render this “guidance” worse than meaningless. By stating that “no single factor or combination of factors is necessarily dispositive,” the regulated public is left guessing. Which calibers are ok? What is the weight or length of pull limit? What accessories can be mounted on a pistol? By failing to define the criteria, the ATF is codifying its holistic “we’ll know it when we see it” approach to determinations that create confusion and serve as little more than a power grab. It does nothing other than create uncertainty and confirm that ATF does not want to be held accountable. It claims limitless power to assess products under a “holistic” approach that gives the agency maximum discretion and Americans minimum protection.

This proposed guidance says that it does not have the effect and force of law . . . yet. SB Tactical®, in conjunction with the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc., (FRAC), and the National Rifle Association, will continue to work tirelessly with congressional leadership, the White House, and the Department of Justice to ensure that legal gun owners’ rights and the rights of manufacturers are not in jeopardy. We believe that the White House is considering weighing in on this issue, but they will not do so unless we make our voices heard. The time is now to come together as a community of gun owners, retailers, and manufacturers to demand that President Trump preserve our Second Amendment rights.

This is our last chance to get this administration to intervene. We strongly urge you to contact the White House to demand they take swift action to stop and reverse ATF’s efforts to issue arbitrary and capricious decisions affecting millions of legal gun owners.

One-Click Link to Contact the White House, DOJ, and your Congressional representatives:

o www.fracaction.org/contact-officials

White House Comment Line:

o (202) 456-1111 / Email

Donate to FRAC, the organization that is standing up against the ATF’s arbitrary and capricious determinations:

o secure.fracaction.org/donate

Additionally, once the guidance formally posts to the Federal Register on Friday, December 18, we encourage you to submit commentary to the ATF and express your frustration and confusion. This is important to ensure a full record before the agency and any later court that reviews this issue. But, because the ATF seems to want to limit participation in this proceeding, it has created complicated rules and deadlines. To submit comments in the DOJ proceeding you will need to follow the instructions below. Comments that do not follow the below instructions, will not be considered.

DUE DATE: Written comments must be postmarked by, and electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 1, 2021 by midnight Eastern time.

INSTRUCTIONS: All submissions received must include the agency name (ATF) and docket number (ATP 2020R-10). All properly completed comments received will be posted without change to the Federal eRulemaking portal, www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Comments must have a full name, mailing address, and signature.

Commenters who do not want their name or other personal identifying information posted on the Internet should submit comments by mail or facsimile, along with a separate cover sheet containing their personal identifying information. Both the cover sheet and comment must reference this docket number (ATP 2020R-10).

Comments that contain excessive profanity will not be considered or responded to.

SUBMISSIONS: Starting December 18, you may submit comments in one of three ways:

1. Online-Federal eRulemaking Portal: ATF recommends that you submit your comments to ATF via the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-27857 and follow the instructions. Please keep the comment tracking number that is provided after you have successfully uploaded your comment.

2. Mail:

Written comments must:

a. Appear in minimum 12-point font size (.17inches)

b. Include the commenter’s first and last name and full mailing address

c. Be signed

Send written comments to the following address:

Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATTN: ATF 2020R-J0

Mail Stop 6N- 518

99 New York Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20226

3. Facsimile:

Faxed comments must:

a. Be legible and appear in minimum 12-point font size (.17 inches) b. Be on 81?2″x11″paper

c. Include the commenter’s first and last name and full mailing address

d. Be signed

e. Be no more than five pages long

Flex Tac – Flex Micro Chest Rig

December 8th, 2020

Finally, the Gucci chest rig you’ve been clamoring for! Ok, truthfully it’s not Gucci; it’s Louis Vuitton, but same pedigree, right?

Anyway, the Flex Micro Chest Rig from Flex Tac is designed for when you just have to flex on ’em. Made of fabric with the premium fashion brand marking your girlfriend tries to browbeat you into buying for her, it’s still a fightin’ rig at heart: made with Duraflex and ITW compatible buckles, nylon webbing and threads, it’s designed to interface with most industry standard plate carriers. Basically, this baby’s just as at home in a conflict zone as any Parisian runway, but that’s just being redundant.

This particular package includes:

  • 1x Micro Chest Rig Chassis W/ “H” Harness and 1′ waist strap
  • 2x Left & Right Wingman Pouch
  • 1x Lower Abdomen Utility Pouch
  • 1x 3 Cell 556 Elastic Insert
  • 1x 2 Cell 9mm Insert
  • Also, we feel it’s important to address this: calling this rig Gucci was half-right, because you’re not just stuck with LV fabric… you can also pick either Gucci or Burberry if Louis Vuitton just ain’t your thing.

    Made to order with a 3-week lead time.

    You can pre-order your own Flex Micro Chest Rig at flextac.myshopify.com/collections/chest-rigs/products/flex-micro-chest-rig-pre-order.

    Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces the MFT Battlelink™ Aluminum Minimalist Stock

    December 2nd, 2020

    The MFT Battlelink™ Aluminum Minimalist Stock is the lightest collapsible aluminum stock of its kind available today, while still maintaining the strength and dependability you rely on.

    Horsham, Pa. (December 2020) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the MFT Battlelink™ Aluminum Minimalist Stock. It is the lightest collapsible aluminum stock of its kind on the market, while still maintaining the strength and dependability you rely on. Manufactured from 6061-T6 Aluminum, billet and extruded hard coat anodized to MILSPEC, the stock is completely adaptable to the needs of the environment and operation by utilizing custom accessory mounts, interchangeable butt plates, and accommodating a new custom sling configuration. All done without sacrificing any of the functional requirements.

    The Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock is a slide-on replacement for a collapsible buttstock. The angled, non-slip, checkered buttpad allows for faster presentation, even when donning body armor. It has rear-mounted sling slots with single point mount points, with the Quick Detach Sling mounting point positioned for optimum usage, including ambidextrous shooters. It comes equipped with a MILSPEC Buffer Tube Spec size 1.148” diameter receiver extensions, a removable butt plate for interchangeable configurations, and the upper section provides an enhanced cheek weld. Available in Black with an MSRP of $179.99.

    Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock Specifications:

    Model Number: BMSMIL-MTL
    Weight: 8.8 oz.
    Height: 5.13”
    Width: 1.465”
    Length: 6.8”
    Aluminum Type: 6061-T6
    MSRP: $179.99

    Mission First Tactical Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stocks come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

    Shellback Tactical Stars and Stripes Plate Carrier

    November 17th, 2020

    Shellback Tactical is offering a chance to show off your patriotic side with their Star and Stripes Plate Carrier. Constructed of 500D nylon, the Stars and Stripes carrier is sized to hold 10×12 ballistic plates, while the cummberbund can accept 13.75″ x 5.5″ soft armor inserts. The integrated kangaroo mag pouch accepts 3 STANAG magazines, while integrated PALS webbing throughout allows for the attachment of additional pouches.

    This is a pre-order item, and is expected to start shipping December 4th.

    www.shellbacktactical.com/shellback-tactical-stars-and-stripes-plate-carrier-preorder

    MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Unveils the MPA AR9 PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine)

    November 5th, 2020

    Designed specifically for superior reliability and maximum accuracy by competition shooters for all-out performance, the MPA AR9 PCC is still capable of in-home personal defense and other tactical situations.

    Comer, Ga. (November 2020) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MasterPiece Arms AR9 PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine). Specifically designed for superior reliability and maximum accuracy, the AR9 PCC still retains the familiar handling and controls of the AR platform. This outstanding carbine was designed by competition shooters for maximum performance but is still capable of in-home personal defense and other tactical situations. The AR9 PCC is the first release from MPA’s recent product line acquisition from CK Arms.

    The MPA design team has designed the MPA AR9 PCC lower receiver to be compatible with the GLOCK pattern magazines in 9mm. The new 7075 billet-machined aluminum receiver models also accept standard AR accessories like furniture, triggers, charging handles, buttstocks, and optics, and incorporate an integral trigger guard and flared magwell for fast reloading.

    The MPA AR9 PCC closed-bolt blowback operating system is soft shooting and reliable with a wide variety of 9mm loads and exhibits flawless feeding with all common pistol bullet profiles, including hollow point and ball ammunition. The AR9 PCC proprietary bolt carrier group with heavy duty claw extractor and plunger ejector is tuned for exceptional reliability and has been optimized in weight for less reciprocating mass, which equals a flatter and softer shooting platform.

    During the test and evaluation process, multiple buffers and recoil systems were tested and evaluated. MPA chose the best performing combination that enhanced the shootability of the rifle that puts it a tier above the competition. The AR9 PCC is also an excellent suppressor host with minimal gas blowback and enhanced accuracy over the other designs. Like all of its rifle products, MPA uses 416R SS match-grade button-rifled 1-10” twist 9mm barrels to ensure that the AR9 PCC meets MPA’s stringent quality and accuracy requirements.

    MPA AR9 PCC Specifications:

    Billet machined lower from 7075 aluminum
    Caliber specific upper with a flared ejection port
    Hard coat black anodized (type 3) and Cerakoted
    Enhanced magwell for easy magazine loading
    16” lightweight 416R stainless steel barrel, 1:10 Twist
    Anodized low profile handguard and buffer tube
    Multi-port steel Cerakoted compensator
    Optimized buffer and recoil system
    Machined aluminum S2 Grip
    Match grade accuracy
    Suppressor ready
    ½-36 TPI muzzle threads
    Competition ready
    Adjustable buttstock
    GLOCK style 17 round Magpul magazine included (PMAG17 GL9)
    Rifle Weight 6.25 lbs.
    Available in black, blue, red, and green
    MPA Lifetime Warranty
    MSRP $1,499.99

    MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit https://masterpiecearms.com/bolt-action-rifle-and-chassis-current-delivery-times/.

    For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

    RIP Sean Connery

    October 31st, 2020

    Today, famed actor Sean Connery died, aged 90, at his home in Nassau in the Bahamas. Although best known for being the first actor to portray James Bond on screen — a total of seven times, starting with 1962’s Dr. No, and ending with 1983’s Never Say Never Again — he’s also portrayed myriad characters of film and television in a career spanning 1954 through 2012, including Zed from 1974’s Zardoz, one of his more unique rolls (seen above).

    We here at Tactical Fanboy thank Sean Connery for his years of on-screen badassery, and hope he’s now in a better place.

    PRIMARY ARMS OPTICS RELEASES NEW GLx 4-16x50mm FFP RIFLE SCOPE WITH ACSS APOLLO 6.5CR/.224V RETICLE

    October 19th, 2020

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics has released a brand new long-range precision optic designed for use with 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie cartridges: the GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope with ACSS Apollo 6.5CR/.224V Reticle [MPN: 610116]. This scope is part of Primary Arms’ GLx line, which brings premium technology and materials into an approachable price range. This is the first GLx rifle scope to feature the proven ACSS Apollo reticle, which provides instantaneous firing solutions for 6.5 Creedmoor, one of the most popular long-range cartridges, as well as .224 Valkyrie.

    Available now for $699.99, the GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope has earned a stellar reputation for its performance at long range, and the release of the ACSS Apollo reticle will be a major draw for fans of the 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie cartridges. With build-in target ranging, range-adjusted wind holds from 5mph to 20mph, and a finely tuned first-focal plane BDC, the ACSS Apollo is one of the fastest long-distance reticles on the market, allowing for quick corrections while moving between targets hundreds of yards apart. Even at close range, the Apollo’s infinitely precise center chevron allows for unerring precision with a clear point of impact. In addition to the BDC, the ACSS Apollo features an integrated MIL system for MIL/MIL exact firing solutions.

    This reticle is backed with a cutting-edge optic that allows for full effectiveness, even in adverse conditions. The GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope is relatively lightweight at 23.5oz, while the 50mm objective lens offers superior clarity with premium low-dispersion glass. GLx scopes are also known for their locking, zero-resettable turrets, which feature steel-on-steel adjustment rings for true lifetime durability. GLx turrets track with exceptional accuracy, and each click is crisp and predictable for making fine adjustments. Combined with the reticle’s center chevron and supporting MIL sections, this optic allows for quick holds or precise adjustment as necessary.

    “The GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope is one of our best-selling long-range scopes, and the inclusion of ACSS Apollo helps bring it to the next level,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “As 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie continue to grow in popularity, we expect this scope to become a fast favorite for those looking to improve their agility and precision at extended distances.”

    This new optic is now available for $699.99 from Primary Arms’ retail site and other authorized Primary Arms Optics dealers.

    SIG AIR and Evike Manufacturing Group Announce Exclusive Collaboration Agreement

    October 8th, 2020

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 1, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce that its SIG AIR Division has officially joined forces with Evike Manufacturing Group (EMG) for future product development, and continued product distribution of SIG AIR airgun and airsoft products in the U.S. through Evike.com.

    “This exciting collaboration between SIG AIR and EMG is a result of the increasing popularity and demand we are seeing in the marketplace for SIG AIR airguns and airsoft products,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “This new partnership with EMG will allow us to increase our product development capabilities allowing us to bring more SIG AIR products to consumers worldwide.”

    The SIG AIR product line includes a series of traditional CO2 pellet and BB rifles and pistols, that are designed to imitate the look, weight, balance, and handling characteristics of their traditional firearms counterparts. Additionally, SIG AIR offers a line of training products with the PROFORCE line of airsoft pistols, rifles, and accessories. Designed and developed from the ground up to deliver a realistic training experience that allows the user access to achieve a new level of performance potential.

    “The team at Evike.com and EMG are excited for the opportunity to join forces with SIG AIR to create new products, expand the SIG AIR product line, and provide a new dealer experience for SIG AIR products,” added Evike Chang, CEO of Evike.com and President of EMG, Inc. “We are completely aligned with the SIG SAUER brand to bring the best-in-class airgun and airsoft experience to the SIG AIR product line.”

    For more information about SIG AIR products visit sigsauer.com.

    Safariland Introduces the New Impulse Range Kit for Complete Protection

    September 30th, 2020

    ONTARIO, California – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced the expansion of its popular Impulse product line. The newest addition, the Impulse Range Kit, provides adaptable, complete protection by combining its Foam Impulse Hearing Protection, Ultra Compact Earmuffs and HD Flex Protective Eyewear into one convenient package.

    Safariland’s new Impulse Range Kit ($39.99 MSRP) brings two proven methods of hearing protection together for the first time. The new Foam Impulse earbuds reduce sound levels by up to 38dB and provide 13dB of continuous sound reduction. The Impulse filter technology in each foam earbud cuts dangerous noise levels while still allowing speech and audio to be heard clearly.

    For indoor ranges or areas where noise levels are more persistent, the Ultra Compact Earmuffs will provide 20dB of constant protection and can be comfortably worn over the Impulse Foam earbuds.

    The Impulse Range Kit also provides protection for eyes by including Safariland’s HD Flex Protective Eyewear lenses made of fog-proof, scratch-resistant polycarbonate. The wrap-around lens design offers multi-directional protection and the rubber nose bridge and adjustable earpieces allow for a secure and comfortable fit.

    “The Impulse Range Kit has quickly become one of my favorite shooting accessories. Whether I’m at an indoor or outdoor range, the two layers of hearing protection and the wrap-around eyewear keep me well protected.” Pro Shooter, Rob Leatham said. “And the filter technology in the Foam Impulse earbuds shields me from harmful sounds while allowing me to clearly hear my buddies talking to me while we’re out on the range.”

    About Safariland Communication Products

    Safariland manufactures high-performance, custom communication headsets, audio solutions, and commercial off-the-shelf communications products. Today’s product line grew out of the highly regarded Tactical Communications Industries TCI brand, founded in 1996 by a group of law enforcement professionals with extensive experience in tactical training and mission work. Safariland brand is part of The Safariland Group. Established in 1964, the Safariland® brand has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters, body armor and communications to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets.

    For more information, please visit www.safariland.com.

    About The Safariland Group

    The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Defense Technology®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

    For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.