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Das Doppleglock

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Available only to law enforcement and government, the Glock models 18 and 18c are 9mm pistols, almost entirely indistinguishable from the Glock model 17, except for their ability to go fully automatic. It seems this isn’t enough, for the ‘Doubleglock’ was born. A custom kit that combines two Glock 18s, probably both 18cs, with a center red dot for accuracy. Although I find personally find little use for any full auto pistols, let alone two strapped together, I must say this is pretty clever. It should also win all your battles from looks alone. No one wants to be staring at the business end of this bullet hose.

Impact Area’s Ammo Can T-Shirt

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This t-shirt features the exact lettering as seen on the army’s M249 ammo cans. Available in variety of colors, including black, cardinal, charcoal, and military, as seen above. If you ever needed to convince someone you’re full of ammunition, y’know, as a metaphor or something, this would be the shirt to do it. However, if at any point in the future you’re full of actual ammunition, you should seek immediate medical attention. Just saying.

You can get yours from Impact Area via Cafe Press.

LEGO Battle Of Hoth

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

This LEGO layout is just epic. It’s so epic, that if it were made into an actual set, the instructions included with it would easily, and literally, blow the mind of any 12-year-old foolhardy enough to attempt to build it. Built by Bo Jensen of Copenhagen, Denmark, the layout was recently presented at LEGO World 2011. It’s constructed from 1,500,000 individual bricks and took over a thousand man hours to complete, and includes 5 AT-ATs with two of them that walk, moving speederbikes and Snowspeeders, and a detailed interior of the rebel base, among other features. The only thing that could possibly top this is a layout of the final battle in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Any takers?

Internet Merit Badges

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Have you tried to find a way to express your mastery of the internets in a real-life, physical form? No? Then I guess Internet Merit Badges aren’t for you. But for the rest of us, each high quality embroidered patch details yet another achievement of one who regularly surfs the web. For example, the “Rickroll’d” patch is for those (pretty much every living being in the universe with internet access) that were tricked into seeing a video of Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ instead of whatever video they were originally promised. I’m such an internet geek, I qualify for four out of the five. Can you guess which badge I can’t claim?

You can get yours at internetmeritbadges.com

The ShotShell

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

MadeByAmmo’s ShotShell is the last shot glass you’ll ever need. Inspired by the classic shotgun shell, this premium-grade stainless steel shot glass holds a standard 1.5 fl oz shot and is 100% dishwasher safe. It stands a proud 3″ tall, weighs 4.3 ounces, and is made in the U.S.A. That’s right: Berry compliant drinking. Each ShotShell also features a laser etched logo on the base and a soft fabric pouch for storage.

But that’s not all. MadeByAmmo also offers the ShotShell Tactical Pack. Made from ACU Digital camouflage canvas, these carrying pouches are built to military specification in similar fashion to the 40mm grenade pouches. Each pouch features velcro straps and removable Malice clips for attaching to belts and bags.

Finally, there’s the ShotShell AmmoCrate. Hold 6 ShotShells in a super-tough Pelican case in OD Green, while the three layers of foam insert cushion your shot glasses until it’s time to pour.

You can get your ShotShell and more at MadeByAmmo.

A Creditor You Might Actually Want In Your Wallet

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

You may remember when I wasn’t totally impressed with the CardSharp by Iain Sinclair. Granted, that was in the context of its use against zombies, but even without this handicap I’m still not gaga about it. However, it’s not the only knife that folds into a credit card sized shape, and at least this one looks rugged enough to be somewhat useful. Meet The Creditor. Like the CardSharp, it folds and it’s a knife. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. To be specific, The Creditor is actually marketed as a money clip that doubles as a knife. It’s also made of carbon fiber, D2 tool steel, and titanium. Not too shabby. Plus, it won knife maker John Kubasek an award for Most Innovative Knife Design, so that must count for something. It’s still too short to be an effective anti-zombie weapon, but you can always throw the $20 bills clipped to its side as a distraction.

You can get yours here.

The Kit You Find In Movies These Days

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

One very observant reader pointed out that the Source USMC Tactical 3L hydration system is featured in this poster for Battle: Los Angeles, the upcoming extraterrestrial invasion flick. Keep ’em coming, readers!

Converse High Tops: A Japanese Exclusive

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

See these babies? Pretty sweet, right? Yeah, I though you might like them. These Converse Chuck Taylor high tops feature cordura fabric uppers in both black and camouflage and the traditional vulcanized rubber soles with black pinstripe. Excluding the cordura uppers, these are your standard pair of Converse All-Stars, which should be reason enough for you to want them. Converses are already awesome! The cordura is just overkill. Plus, that camouflage really speaks to my ‘tactical fanboy-ness’. It’s too bad they’re exclusive to Japan, otherwise I’d be rocking a pair ASAP.

And The Award For Product Most Likely To Get You Shot By An Air Marshal Goes To…

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

De Santis Gunhide’s Ankle Cell Phone Holster. Now, this product is completely useless, as I’ll be extremely happy to explain. First, it’s damn foolish. Apparently carrying a cell phone around your ankle is considered stylish, and not completely asinine. I don’t want to have to bend down to my ankle in public every time I get a call from someone. That opens up plenty of problems on its own. Two, you’re putting a small, vibrating and ringing device on your ankle. That’s totally not suspicious at all. In fact, I can guarantee one jumpy air marshal would be all over the jackass that decides having one of these while on a plane was a good idea. Third.. it costs $32. Specifically $31.95, and that’s before shipping. The page also mentions ‘Armani’ suits, so this is obviously marketed at douches with a lot of money to burn. My point is this product costs way to much for what it offers: an ankle holster for a cell phone. So don’t buy it.

If you still want one of these despite my well-crafted argument against it: De Santis Gunhide Ankle Cell Phone Holster

The Gunny Does Bulletstorm Right

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

In case you didn’t know, Bulletstorm came out today. Sadly, I missed the launch party, so there won’t be any entertaining article about me standing outside in a sixty-person-long line for 2 1/2 hours. However, to make up for it, allow me to link to a couple of videos that perfectly demonstrate what Bulletstorm is all about. As a serious bonus, these videos star both R. Lee Ermey and Brian Posehn, who are both seriously hilarious. Seriously. I also must warn you these videos are definitely NSFW, due to rampant, creative swearing, hyper violence, and multiple references to Full Metal Jacket. Enjoy!

Link: Bulletstorm FMJ Parody – NSFW

Arc’teryx Chalk Bags Make For Excellent Dump Pouches

Monday, February 21st, 2011

I spent some time over the weekend at the C2 Shooting Center in Virginia Beach during a Vickers Tactical .451911 Operators class. Naturally, I was checking out some of the students’ kit and observed an Army SF NCO wearing an Arc’teryx chalk bag on his weak side waist. He was using it as a mini dump pouch. Actually, for straight up weekend pistol fun it isn’t a bad idea. You aren’t going to shove more than three of the things (magazines, ya perverts) in there at a time anyway. Besides, it’s Arc’teryx. What could be cooler?

Taurus Raging Judge 28 Gauge Revolver

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

It’s a very large revolver that holds five 28 gauge shotgun shells. And when I say “very large”, think Hellboy’s Good Samaritan for a fairly decent comparison. The gun was seen as recently as SHOT Show 2011, and it’s been cleared by BATFE, so expect it out at some point in the future. From the look alone, I’d say it just might just make someone crap their pants, provided such a situation were to arise. 🙂

Cat Sh!t One Figure Giveaway Campaign

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Did seeing the free screening of Cat Sh!t One on Youtube make you crave for the bunny heroes in a collectable form? Then you may just be in luck! If you purchase ‘Cat Sh!t One’ up until February 28th from Amazon.com you are eligible to win one of ten Packy and Botasky collectable figure sets. Simply go to this site and input your Amazon order ID number and other required information, then you’re entered for a chance to win one of the sets. It couldn’t be any simpler. Good luck!

RAGE – Untethered Trailer

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

A new release from Id software that looks to combine the best of both Fallout and Borderlands? Yes please! Too bad we have to wait until September 16th to enjoy it.

Drive-Thru Sex Shop Offers Credit For Guns

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Yes, that eye catching title is completely true. A drive-thru adult store in Alabama, specifically Pleasures located in Huntsville, is offering a deal where an individual can trade their firearms for adult products. Sherri Williams, the owner of the store, vows to turn in any illegal firearms to the police, while selling the legal ones and using the profit to benefit victims of gun violence. What surprises me most about this is expecting anyone from Alabama to give their guns away. Fat chance of that. However, I just can’t help but feel if any place in the world has a drive-thru adult store, it’d have to be Alabama.

Thanks to The Week for the story. You can read the full article here.

Zombie Island Announcement Trailer

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

From what I could dig up it’s a FPS (First Person Shooter) that takes place on a resort island called Banoi that undergoes a zombie infestation. And unlike most other zombie titles, you won’t be loaded with firearms and be a one-man zombie killing machine. Instead, the goal is survival, reportedly using anything you can get your hands on to fight back the undead hoard. This includes kitchen knives, pipes, even tree branches, and items can be combined to improve their usefulness. However, since you’re an Average Joe, your not the most competent fighter alive. To remedy this, an in-game skill tree can be used to improve your character’s combat proficiency. Character models also feature real time damage, and individual bones can be destroyed, so one poorly placed blow can be the difference between a headless zombie, and one just missing a jaw. Plus, based on the trailer, it seems to be taking a more emotional and realistic look at a zombie outbreak, which is just fantastic, provided some group doesn’t bitch about there being zombie children.

It’s being developed by Polish developer Techland, who are most famously known for the Call of Juarez games. If you ask me, going from a Western series to a modern day Zombie game is a pretty big leap, especially considering the abundance of the Zombie theme in current culture. Still, considering the game has been in development for at least 3 years, and the vastly different tone when compared to similar titles, this looks like it’ll be a huge hit when it finally gets released.

Whip, Kick, BOOM Bulletstorm Trailer

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A trailer for the upcoming game Bulletstorm, which further shows off the skill shot system that rewards players with points for creative kills. These points then can be used to purchase better in-game weaponry and abilities. Although the music is a little too ’12-year-old’s MW2 sniper montage’ for my taste, the game does look sick (in a good way) and is sure to have uptight “parenting” groups in a rage when in comes out on the 22nd. And as the video reminds you, Bulletstorm isn’t going to pre-order itself; you have 5 days.

Armed Notebook

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

“Here, weapons which may typically be viewed as symbols of violence are converted to tools for peace.” Sure, if I don’t decide to use the notebook as a blunt beating object, that is. Take that, hippies! Anyway, these notebooks, aside from having some of the most kick-ass covers any notebook has ever had, also have pages that correspond to their cover. The grenade, for example, features pages with a grey plaid design, and the first page has a ‘1 second’ sign, to remind you your notebook is a live explosive and you’ve obviously been cooking it too long.

You can get yours at mollaspace.com.

Duke Nukem At The 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

This is footage from the opening video at the 14th annual Interactive Achievement Awards. In it, a series of Chuck Norris-esque jokes precede Duke’s appearance, which is in turn interrupted by Claptrap from Borderlands, another Gearbox Software title (BTW, it’s CL4P-TP for your purists out there). Claptrap happens to be in charge of Duke’s PR, and claims he has to be more like the popular games of recent times. Of course, Duke has a response to everyone of Claptrap’s claims, with amusing results. Also, it’s a little NSFW. You have been warned.

The Secret Of Coca-Cola Is Out!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

The secret formula for Coca-Cola, specifically ‘Merchandise 7X’, a hidden blend of oils that gives Coke its unique taste, may have been published 32-years ago in an issue of the ‘Atlanta Journal-Constitution’, recently rediscovered by ‘This American Life’. Although all the main ingredients are already shown on the can, we all knew there had to be something extra (besides the cocaine) that gave Coke its kick, and this must be it.

But you may be asking: “Fanboy? What value does Coke, a soft drink, have as the subject of an article on your website?” Well, it’s really quite elementary. See, in case you didn’t realize it, Coke has plenty of uses besides as a sugary soda. It’s common knowledge you can use Coke to clean rust off chrome and other metals, or to clean a really dirty window, or even to clean greasy, smelly, and/or bloody, clothes. But what you may or may not know is Coke syrup in its pure form (without carbonated water) has to be transported in hazmat trucks. Law enforcement officials also use Coke to clean away organic material from accident sites on the road. Imagine the damage that could occur if a perfected formula for bootleg Coke fell into the wrong hands? I’ll admit it’s a little out there, but anything’s possible.

Thanks to news.com.au for the full story, where you can read the secret formula for yourself.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Now Have A Candy Heart.

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Epic Meal Time‘s Valentine’s Day vid shows you the perfect Valentine’s Day confectionaries, made with bacon, chocolate, and chicken and lamb hearts. With a combined total 3123 grams of fat and 44,189 calories, these heart based treats are sure to make your heart stop, with love. Ultimate aphrodisiac, baby!

Alibi Network

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Imagine having access to an unlimited source of doctors notes, business e-mails, and emergency phone calls. Basically having an alibi for any situation. Now instead of imagining this, sign up for the Alibi Network. For the low annual $75 fee, you are allowed a full year of unlimited e-mail confirmation services, unlimited online and telephone counseling services, and access to a personal Alibi specialist 24 hours a day. Now, although there are some “questionable” advertised uses for this service, having access to an alibi for any situation can be used for good as well. I prefer the mild-mannered office worker who’s actually a vigilante scenario. It helps to have an excuse every time you have to duck into a phone booth to throw on some tights.

Zombie Jerky

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

This jerky has the unsettling appearance of zombie flesh. Besides that, it’s totally edible. Teriyaki flavored, even! Not gross at all! …I’m not sounding very convincing, am I?

You can get your own package of Zombie Jerky at thinkgeek.com.

AR-15 Golf Ball Launching Attachment

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Tired of getting out-driven on the golf course? More accurate with your rifle than with your 9-iron? Then you need one of these! Simply replace your muzzle break or flash hider with this golf ball launcher, and you’ll be making 250 yard drives easy. The best part is it only requires .223 blanks, and no gunsmithing is required! In fact, it would also make a decent non-lethal anti-hippy device, except that non-lethal and hippy are two words that should never be in the same sentence.

Magpul PTS Masada ACR Mistake

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

In my previous article WOLF’s Den, I claimed in the description that the Magpul PTS Masada ACR was made by ARES Airsoft, drawing this information from the video itself. In the comments section, however, Spartan Imports was kind enough to point an error in this, stating that Magpul PTS fully manufactures this particular airsoft rifle, and ARES Airsoft does not. In addition, Magpul PTS does not want association with ARES Airsoft. This particular bit of misinformation is widely spread, and I thank Spartan Imports for the correction.

If you are interested in purchasing a Magpul PTS Masada ACR you can find a dealer on spartanimports.com where you’ll also find a variety of other airsoft weaponry and accessories.