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Louisville Decapitron

Monday, October 31st, 2011

We here on TFB have been putting out a lot of Zombie-themed content in the recent weeks, since it’s the month of Halloween and all, and we figured another article on undead killin’ implements wouldn’t hurt since there’s no kill like overkill. Speaking of which, meet the Louisville Decapitron. A creation of Gord of Gordsgarage, the Decapitron is the melding of a large blade and a Louisville Slugger, a combination that makes for a powerful anti-Zombie weapon. The business end is meant for any undead looking to make a snack of your innards, while the blunt portion is meant to beat away any humans going after your survival stash. Anyone else getting a ‘Dead Rising 2‘ vibe from this thing, or is it just me?

Hat tip: i09 – Louisville Decapitron

Stay in the Fight: Covert Prep for the Zombiepocalypse?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Soldier Systems Daily just ran an article about SGM (Ret) Kyle Lamb’s new book Stay in the Fight (a handgun oriented sequel to Green Eyes Black Rifles). It’s a great read, good for shooters over every background and skill level, and the author is definitely someone who can opine with authority about pretty much anything he wants when it comes to tactics, doorkickery and shooting. After all, this is a man who ran with Special Forces teams from Mogadishu to Mosul and everywhere in between. If you’ve never watched any of his Viking Tactics training videos, you really need to.

However, Tactical Fanboy has been doing some undercover, secret squirrel type investigative digging, and it appears, on the surface at least, the author may have had an ulterior motive in mind…perhaps he was privy to classified documents or real-time intel the rest of us weren’t allowed to see, but it may just be that SGM (Ret) Lamb was trying to get the country ready to fight in the zombiepocalypse.

Yes, the zombiepocalypse. Silly Halloween conspiracy theory? Possibly. Look at this picture then, captured from an unknown operator’s helmet cam:

SGM (Ret) Lamb, author of STAY IN THE FIGHT and GREEN EYES BLACK RIFLES conducting risky live fire training vs. the walking dead...you'll fight like you train.

Still think it’s hokum? What about the news from a few months back that Dan Costa was stepping down as CEO of 5.11 Tactical, allegedly to work on his various charitable endeavors (especially one for at risk youth)? Perhaps he wasn’t stepping aside for that at all. PERHAPS he needed to focus all his attention on preparing some sort of zombiepocalyptic survival redoubt for his family and those of his employees?

Still dubious? Check out this picture, snapped by one of our eeeee-light team of tactical bloggers:

Kyle Lamb and Dave Rhoden Surrounded...Publicity stunt for Halloween or Prepping for the Zombiepocalyptic End Times? You be the judge.

Now, unless we’re way off our mark, that’s SGM Lamb and one of his cronies, a 5.11 Tactical guy named Dave R. (we’ll hold his last name in confidence until we can confirm the authenticity of the photo). As you can see, SGM Lamb is jocked up for a fight and Dave appears to be drawing a side-arm. The idea that the author would bring Dave along on a training or even operational mission isn’t that far-fetched. Dave has some tactical background, is a good shooter, is fit and renowned for his hearing (makes him a great scout). He’s actually an honorary Lance Corporal in the nation of Val Verde, where he once spent a summer lost in the jungle until rescued by none other than Col. John Matrix. He may or may not have once operated as a private contractor in Vulgaria. Speculation is discouraged and all official records have been buried.

Plus, if SGM Lamb got in a tight spot, he could always just kneecap him. It’s just effective use of distraction tactics.

We’ll report more on this story as we get further intelligence. In the meantime, check out the books and the videos. It’s worth your time.

Happy Halloween.

Action Figure Therapy Comedy Tour

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Looks like Ranger Up Military and MMA Apparel is going to sponsor an Action Figure Therapy military base comedy tour (CONUS). If you have a good point of contact for you base, so they can start making arrangements, e-mail them to tour@actionfiguretherapy.com. As you may have read, AFT recently added a new Marine to their roster and have been having trouble getting the USO to let them tour. Lend them your support (just remember, the language in their videos is by no means safe for work).

If you haven’t ever watched an Action Figure Therapy video, you should do so immediately. Like ’em on Facebook and tell ’em Tactical Fanboy’s eee-light team of fightin’ tac-bloggers sent ya.

It’s looks like Ranger Up Military and MMA Apparel is going to sponsor an Action Figure Therapy military base standup comedy tour. If have a good point of contact for your base please email the info to tour@actionfiguretherapy.com. Thanks.

Weapon Safety: Your Trigger Finger

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Trigger finger…it’s pretty damn important, as TFB readers prob’ly know. Not talking about tenosynovitis, though that probably sucks to have. One of the most famous cinematic examples of the proper employment of your primary safety (and make no mistake, your trigger finger IS your primary safety, along with properly trained muscle memory) was that scene in Blackhawk Down where Hoot says “this is my safety” and wiggles his trigger finger.

Edit: as Kyle just pointed out, another great cinematic example of the importance of trigger finger was that poor kid in the car in ‘Pulp Fiction’.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people are unaware of this simple, fundamental rule. Hollywood spends millions of dollars on gear and special effects, but they can’t hire any local E-2 grunt to tell them to keep their damn finger out of the trigger guard.

Oh well. If we’re going to look at an example of someone illustrating what not to do, she might as well be smokin’ hawt.

Tac Girl of the Week: Brittney Makes Us Love April

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

We ran a little late on our Tac Girl of the Week this time around because our lovely trigger-pulling lady was on a black budget mission…you know the drill. We could tell you where she was, but we’d have to kill you.


Bust: 34
Waist: 27
Hips: 34
Height: 5’7”

Approximate age? 22

Home town? The town of Davie

Favorite Rifle Accessory: Gemtech Halo Supressor

9mm, .45 or Other: 9mm

Cans or going loud? Cans!!!!!

Tactics: dynamic entry or deliberate search? Depends on the task.

Rough it in the field or Creature Comforts and Snivel Kit? Hmmm…hard one to pick, lol

Boy shorts, Thong, Cheeky or Go Commando? Depends on the day, time and place

Long-Term Professional Goal? I have so many! You have to stay ahead of the game.

Hunting, fishing, hiking, camping or hell no I’m staying indoors? Hunting, fishing, camping and mudding!!!!!!

Favorite sport/team? Hockey 😉

Favorite military or action movie? Taken

Military or Police in your family? Nope

What do you think is the best pogie bait? Beef jerky.

Favorite camouflage? None

Justice League, Avengers, X-Men, other or hell no I’m not a dork? Wonder Woman

Fixed Blade or Folder? Fixed blade

Website or Facebook URL?  www.britpalmer.com

One of the guys from Frontline or History Channel with a cool voice is talking about you in a bio. What does he say?

Well today we have the pleasure of talking to Miss April; her real name is Brittney. She is a very country girl. She rides horses loves the out doors and doesn’t mind getting dirty at all. She is the kind of girl your mom would be proud of. In face, she is the perfect girl next door BUT she doesn’t mind being one of the guys. She is one of a kind a real BEAUTY!

Enter TGC-MA-12 code for $2.99 off on your calendar if you like Brittney!

Gearbox Offers Printable Paper Masks For Halloween

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Stuck on what to be for Halloween this year? How about America’s #1 alien ass-kicker, Duke Nukem? If that doesn’t strike your fancy, then there’s also ‘Gunzerker’ Salvador and a Psycho from the upcoming Borderlands 2, courtesy of Gearbox Software, who’s offering them just in time for the holiday.

You can get them here.

Battle for Liberty Begins Tomorrow

Friday, October 28th, 2011

MilSim Event has once again set up a hell of ride for those of you into shooting the hell out of each other. They’ve once again staged an operation in Liberty Village at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma (just a few minutes out of Muskogee; Camp Gruber has an awesome MOUT facility, the same one that used to host the Bold Lightning Urban Warfare School). There’s something like 30 structures there, some nice rat-infested sewers to clear and a five story hotel that’s damn near a platoon sized objective (well, depending on the OPFOR of course). A little trivia: Camp Gruber used to be home to several divisions, and during WWII it held several thousand POWs from Rommel’s Afrika Korps.  Until a few years ago it was home to the DEA’s “Narc Assault” Air Assault/STABO school, then the National Homeland Security Training Center (thousands of police, fire and military ran through exercises there). At one time it actually had a small MOUT area set up below a huge, emtpy underground cistern that almost nobody knows is still there.

Anyway, we digress. This is from their website:

Milsimevent.com Presents
Battle for LIBERTY

Part 1, The Cookson Hills Raid
Camp Gruber – Gore, Ok
October 29th 2011

The Battle for LIBERTY Milsim Series at the MOUT sites in the Camp Gruber training facility is here. Part 1, The Cookson Hills Raid will be the first of 5 in this annual series. Part 1 will set the stage for how the series will be fought, it will introduce you to a new style of MOUT game mechanics along with all the Areas of Operation, refined milsim rule sets what the game will demand from you, your squad, platoon and army…

Coalition forces will be deployed on a continuous 8 hour operation in an area of the Cookson hills where insurgency has more than set in. This is the breeding ground for the new wave in global terrorism. The mission has high known risks but the Brass needs a foothold in a town, codename MAC, just outside of the major urban area, codename CTF, where the insurgent populous has a strangle hold like no other in history. The CIA stays to the outskirts, never venturing in and the locals are scared to leave. There is no law and the rag tag local army is left alone unless they try to enforce laws. An entire SpecOp team went missing only a week earlier and now the Coalition forces will have to face the inevitable.

October 29, SATURDAY
Gate Open 630am
Checkin 7am
Chrono 730am
Briefing 8am
Game on at 9am
Game off at 5 pm
Raffle at 530pm
MOUT Cleanup 6pm
Gate Closes 730pm

Coalition Forces:
Quick Reaction Force – QRF: DCU 3 color Desert
Expeditionary Force – EF: Tan Flightsuit
International Force – IF: Desert DPM, Tiger or Fleck
Plain Tan or Matching Camo covers on Helmets
(Entire Squad must match camo pattern & Headgear)
90 slots

Transitional National Army:
Transitional National Army – TNA: Woodland Only
Green Hats or Helmets
(Missmatching of headgear is OK)
40 slots

Insurgent Forces:
Nationalist Faction – Non Camo
Seperatist Faction – Non Camo
Non Camo = Non contractor, NON HSLD looks. Black clothes and Jeans preferred
No Helmets, A Shemagh Cover will be provided by MSE
(No matching or wearing of like team uniforms)
80 slots

CIA Combat Operatives
Coyote pants, Black TRU top, Black Helmet
10 (Application Only)

Range Control:
Coyote pants, Black top, RED Plate Carrier, RED hat for MSE Staff
ACU or Multicam for OKARNG

Uniform Note:
This is an active United States Military base that trains all service branches. Absolutely no ACU, Multicam and USMC MARPAT in Desert or Woodland. These are considered garrison and active duty uniforms and will not be worn by any milsim player during this event. Please honor our service men and women by complying. MSE and OKARNG has the right to refuse any player not in compliance.
*Strict uniform, hat, ammo, age, equipment and eyepro requirements apply to all players that enlist. Please read and Understand the requirements and standards that MSE set specific to each team and the overall game. Any color gear is allowed, no restrictions.

Enlistment OPENS September 23rd at NOON.
Enlistment CLOSES October 1st at NOON.
You have a two week window to enlist, first come first served. Payment with enlistment is the ONLY way to secure a slot. 225 Slot Cap. The slots will sell out quickly, be prepared to enlist on the 23rd.


Standard Enlistment Fee:
$55 via Paypal, Link will open on September 23rd.

Range Rules:
US Army Rules and Regulations that MUST be followed:
No foreign Nationals
18 years + (Minors 13 to 17 years old require pre-approval)
Biodegradable BB’s Only. This is Mandatory.
NO HICAP or Winding Magazines. This is a Low or Midcap event.
Must have ID to enter the gate, State or federal issued ID; Drivers License, Passport, etc
Must be willing to submit SS for verification or background check if requested at anytime.
Littering is Prohibited, field strip all butts and pocket any trash you may generate or encounter in the AO.
No Fires or BBQ’s
This is a Federal Facility and we are guests, please act with respect and honor.

Proper uniform, this is the OP where you will be asked to leave and come back only when you have fixed the issue. Not joking, milsim means looking the part.
Everything you need for a 8 hour continuous; Lunch, water, snacks…Nothing will be provided onsite. Real Restrooms are available on the MOUT facility. BIO BB’s

No POV’s in the AO or MOUT Training Facility. All POV’s and passes will be approved through Range Control that morning. Parking will be as close as .5mi from the training facility. No tents, canopys are OK.

Custom Patch, Map and a raffle ticket for a modest raffle
A Specific Color pattern Shemagh will be provided to you if you are on the Insurgent side and is mandatory to wear in game.

Under 18 with approvals. Ages 13 through 17 require special conditions to be met and written permission from the MSE Staff. MSE Welcomes and encourages the Father Son Battle Buddy System. Reference this link. CLICKY HERE We request that all minors apply.

United States Military Traning Facility with MOUT CTF, MOUT MAC, Land Nav200. Parking and Latrines on site

We here at MSE can’t be more excited about this new series and unfortunately all other MOUT experiences will be no match. You, the milsim player have a choice. We know you demand and expect more from a milsim game. We aim to provide you the Finest MILSIMs in the world with the Oklahoma Invasion series and now the Battle for LIBERTY series. Together we will push the limits of Milsim Operations on Urban Terrain setting the bar once again for our passion, our sport, our life…

We invite you to http://www.milsimevent.com/forums/ for the latest, updated daily information and banter. *You must be a registered member of our forum to participate in posting, thanks for your understanding.*

More information to follow; Recon pictures of MOUT Sites, Maps, Aerial photos and more…

Blast From The Past – Gun Kata in Equilibrium

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Remember the movie Equilibrium? Y’know, the one where Christian Bale does all those improbably sweet ‘Gun Kata’ moves with his dual heavily-modified Beretta 92FS’s and AR70s, G36s, 870s, and the like, all stylishly liberated from his enemies? Well, we sure as Hell do; that movie is badass! If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it ASAP. It’s really one of Bale’s best pre-Batman films.

Legos for Grunts

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Here’s something just about anyone will have fun playing with it. Whether you need to occasionally change the interior layout of a training area to meet different instructional objectives or you just want to have the coolest, most bad ass back yard fort in the whole neighborhood, Combat Training Aids’ TacBlox are gonna be just your speed.

Theoretically you could use it as a faster way to build a target mock-up to do rehearsals before a mission, assuming you had time. Certainly more lifelike than a chalk or tape outline in a parking log, if not as quick to throw down.

Now, granted, they’re going to be somewhat more expensive than your average box of Legos, but they will certainly allow for some serious flexibility when you’re designing a threat area for room-clearing drills (or a very realistic MilSim battle). Essentially, they’re lightweight urethane foam versions of the ubiquitous cinder block (of which you’ve seen endless thousands, if you spent any time at all in a MOUT village).

They have  full blocks, half blocks, and block caps so you can put together whatever sort of wall you want. As the manufacturers say,  “Many situational training facilities offer separate buildings or permanent concrete maize to provide situational training scenarios. Unlike fixed wall training centers, TACBLOX™ walls provide unlimited floor to ceiling room configurations, increasing the trainers’ effectiveness…”

Oh, and if that isn’t cool enough, you can shoot them a lot before they wear out, without any ricochet issues. According to CTA, individual TACBLOX™ can take thousands of rounds shot through it before sacrificing its structural integrity.

Guess what’s going on my Christmas list?

Covert & Disguised Weapons

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

ALCON: When we ran this post first thing this morning, we weren’t aware it originated at John Lindsay’s Don’t Even Reply. We’re happy to have been advised and you can bet we’ll now be frequent readers henceforth. Also, check out E-mails from an asshole.


We got this as a forward from a very good friend who was one of the team that developed the 5.11 Tactical COVRT series, which we really like. (In fairness, he’s actually involved in almost all the tactical gear development and T&E at 5.11 Tactical…we must give him props for this. It’s a copy from a forum thread, apparently someone taking themselves just a little too seriously (or intentionally screwing with someone) and it’s just too damn funny not to share. Thanks for bringing it to our attention Big D, you’re all right (despite your ears and somewhat vacuous look!) 5.11 is lucky to have ya.

WARNING: Strong language. Be aware there is substantial profanity in this, particularly as the recipient of the e-mails grows increasing frustrated. If you don’t like the f-bomb or colorful invective offends you, skip this post and go someplace safer.

Disguised Weapons
Original ad:
**** Disguisable weapons wanted ****
Wanted: hidden blades, belt buckle knives, cane swords, etc…..
Offering: cash, items for barter

From Me to **********@***********.org:


I saw your ad looking for concealable/disguised weapons. I have several fine-crafted items you may be interested in. Respond if you are interested and I will send you pictures and prices.



From Jeff ****** to Me:

I am. lets see what you got.

From Me to Jeff ******:


Here you go:

Looks like a normal spoon, right?

Wrong. It is actually a deadly 2.5″ half-smooth, half-serrated knife with tactical grip. One minute you are enjoying a bowl of cereal, and the next you are fighting off attackers with this deadly and disguised weapon.

I am asking $50 for the blade. Let me know if you want to stop by and take a look at it.


From Jeff ****** to Me:

that is stupid as hell and looks like crap. unless you have anything better to offer, dont waste my time.

From Me to Jeff ******:


I am sorry you feel that way about the spoon blade. I do have some other weapons that I think you will feel differently about.


From Jeff ****** to Me:

fine. but if it is another knife duct taped to a spoon then you can fuck off.

From Me to Jeff ******:


Thank you for re-considering. Here are three quality disguised weapons that I think you will love:

At first glance, this looks like a normal party cup. However, if you look close enough, you will see that it is really a fully automatic Glock 18C. You will be able to pour your enemies a nice warm cup of lead with this fine purchase. Asking $900 for the gun/cup combo.

Still thirsty for justice? Try this badass M16A2 disguised as a 24-pack of soda. The box has two finely crafted holes on each side to allow for any kind of optics (not included) that you wish to attach. This weapon is only for sale if you have a Class III permit.

This cleverly disguised weapon may look like a tissue box, but is actually a Benelli M3 12 gauge shotgun disguised as a tissue box. The ultra-soft quilted tissues serve as a comfortable grip on the pump-action shotgun. Also, if you find yourself sneezing during the heat of combat, you will have a handy tissue box ready for action. Asking $1500 for the weapon. Additional tissue boxes are an extra $5 per box.

Let me know if you want any of these items.



From Jeff ****** to Me:

youre a fucking dumbass, shitbrained, asswipe, retarded dipshit. you prob walk around with that shit too you dumb mother fucker. I hope you get hit by a car. fuck off, eat shit, and die.

Lumberjack Commandos

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The most elite fighting force in the world. They go in Felling Axes and Crosscut Saws hot and run on nothing but flapjacks and pure testosterone. Trees of the world, prepare to meet your maker.

The Philosophy of the Walking Dead

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Not sure where that came from…if you know who drew it/thought it up, let us know and we’ll give credit where it is due.

Zombies – A Hunter’s Guide

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Available from Osprey Publishing, “Zombies – A Hunter’s Guide” by Joseph McCullough is a detailed guide on how to combat the undead menace. Along with a detailed history of Zombies and their threat to the world, the book catalogs the various types of undead that can be encountered and their strengths and weaknesses. Also covered are tactics and equipment that are to be used in a Zombie fighting scenario, with full color reconstructions to assist with identification and proper technique.

Osprey Publishing – Zombies – A Hunter’s Guide

The Art of War (vs. the living AND the dead)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Zombie Squad: Preparing the Populace for Destruction (not TFB's spelling, by the way).

Disclaimer: TFB is concerned with the propagation of zombie rhetoric and the ever increasing frequency of self-proclaimed zombie experts and zombie-fighting pundits. These self-proclaimed experts are publishing zombie defense manuals and video of undead suppression techniques of very dubious technical accuracy. The authors or alleged Subject Matter Experts frequently have no real operational experience. True, boots on the ground, real lessons-learned zombie fighting tactics by guys who’ve been there, done that, are hard to find. There are a few out there (JL Bourne, Robert Kirkman and certain classified elements of the Zombie Squad), but not enough. Fewer still are those who will offer insight on the ‘big picture’ necessities of preparing for the zombiepocalypse. Sure, you can clear the house of the walking dead. Can you plan the campaign that will clear them out of your entire town? What about all of western Missouri? (If nothing else, push them out west and let Kansas deal with them.) Amateurs talk tactics…professionals talk strategy and logistics.

So, if you’re serious about the art and science of warfighting, you should absolutely be familiar with Sun Tzu. (One would hope that name need go unexplained.) You should also have at least a passing knowledge of the substantially less existential Clausewitz and the martial aspects of the frequently self-righteous (and pedantic) Machiavelli. Doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything they say (for instance, you may think a lot of The Prince is bombastic) but it’s worth studying. Just like you should read about Gustavus Adolphus and Von Moltke.

So, anyway, you can get copies of the book in a number of places (including on line). Alternately, if you’re one of those who only read when you’re perched atop a porcelain throne, you can watch the video series Art of War.

Don’t get too worked up about the theatrics and contrived cool-guy serious voice…it’s a tv show, they have to sell advertisements, and remember to keep it all in context and perspective. If you don’t know have a clue what a Condottiere is, you may not grasp everything old Niccolò is trying to say, and if you don’t have at least some appreciation for Taoist spiritualism, you might not appreciate Sun Tzu…then again, that might just be the perfect reason to watch instead of read.

Especially if you can park your laptop in the bathroom.

Get Your Zombie On With The History Channel Tonight!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Tonight, The History Channel will debut “Zombies: A Living History”. Featuring some of our favorite Zombie authors Max Brooks, Jonathon Maberry and JL Bourne, this documentary takes a look at Zombies through a historical lens.

Examining not only the voodoo Zombie but also the modern apocalyptic Zombie myth, “Zombies: A Living History” considers what makes the phenomenon just so damned scary. And oh yeah, there will be some guns in the show too.

Tank Dog

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Tank Dog could be the ultimate combination of dog and machine, blinding his enemies with cuteness before decimating them with a well-aimed shell. Or, it could just be a Halloween costume. Yeah, we’ll just go with the later.

Youtube Channel: darkbluedrew

Spartan Imports Advises SCARs are in Stock

Monday, October 24th, 2011
Spartan Imports is advising us that VGC Licensed FN SCAR AEGs are now in stock. They’ve been around for a long time and not only have their fingers on the pulse of what goes on in the airsoft world, they are strong supporters and proponents of airsoft use in military and LE training. (We know this because one of your humble team of TFB fightin’ bloggers actually spent a very long week training with a couple of the Spartan boys and a number of LE/military personnel at a tactical school in Kansas City a couple years back).  Anyway, see below for the latest update from them.
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Key Features:
CNC 8mm Gearbox
8mm steel bushings
Ball bearing spring guide
30000rpm high speed motor
Functional bolt catch
400fps with 0.20g BBs




SureFire 100 Round High-Capacity Magazine – Range Test

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The SureFire 100-round High-Capacity Magazine is constructed from Mil-Spec hard-anodized aluminum. It weights 3.3 lbs. (!) fully loaded, and has a length of 12.2 inches, so have fun trying to go prone. It features reliable functioning thanks to mechanical simplicity and high-quality, non-binding springs coated with cadmium for low friction and corrosion resistance. Any weapon that can accept STANAG 4179 compliant magazines can accept one of these. Specifications aside, can a magazine with this high a capacity actually work reliably?

My initial analysis: yeah, it can. See, I was at a training class yesterday (more on that later) and I happened to bring a hi-cap mag along. Not for the class, mind you, but because I was at the range and I finally had a chance to test it out. It took a long time to load, and it was heavy [said Captain Obvious], but it seated just fine and I had no feeding failures. I had a few of the other students try it out as well, so it went through multiple AR-15s from many different manufacturers, and still had no issues. I’d have to use it a few more times, and in different weapons, to be completely sure, but as it stands it’s my full belief that SureFire made a great product in this magazine.


Girls, Guns, Exotic Cars & More

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Filmed at a BDS Tactical Gear photo shoot, this video has it all: hot women holding guns while posing next to expensive cars. A pretty good way to start the day, don’t you think?

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Launch Trailer

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

The most anticipated game in history? Very much debatable. Does it look awesome? Hell yeah! After all, it is World War 3 we’re dealing with.

CoD: MW3 drops November 8th, 2011.

Bricks Of War

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

I like stop motion. I like LEGO. I like Gears of War. This video by YouTuber ‘Kooberz’ combines all three into a very entertaining 2 minutes of minifigures being violent. I wonder if Traveler’s Tales, Epic Games, and Microsoft would be willing to make this the next game in the ‘LEGO’ series.

Osprey WEAPONS and VANGUARD Books on Sale

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Until the end of October, Osprey publishing is offering 25% off their WEAPON books and VANGUARD titles (from the Osprey website), including the option to preorder books that aren’t even out yet.

About the WEAPONS Series: “In this new series Osprey Publishing looks at the most important, famous and infamous weapons throughout history. Using a combination of photography and classic Osprey artwork, this series examines the full story of each weapon, beginning with its design and development, following through its operational history, and finally analyzing its impact on warfare and violence.”

New Vanguard books include detailed looks at the ships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars of 1652-74 to the LAV-25.

First Cav Gets Its Dork On

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Here’s what COB Adder looks from the outside on a bad day in 2009:

Here’s what it looks like on the inside, on a good day, when some of the Americans start getting their dork on:

Let’s be clear: no one is bagging on them for getting their dork on. WE get our dork on. We’ve been to the Inn of the Welcome Wench. We know our way around the Little Keep on the Borderlands, that Bree Yark isn’t nice and that you can’t trust Brian Van Hoose. That’s when we’re not trying to get the Leeroy Jenkins title, or collecting bottle cap currency.

It might be a little weird, being a junior enlisted man playing a role-playing game with a Captain as your “narrator” or “Dungeon Master” or “Game Master” (whatever), but hey – at least you’re slinging dice. Beats mind-numbing boredom (and getting shot at).

Frankly, we wish we could get in on a consistent game that played twice a week…though not enough to go back to the desert again.

Read the whole story of the First Cav and their fantasy gaming.

Iain Sinclair’s Product Lineup 2011

Friday, October 21st, 2011

We already wrote about the Iain Sinclair Cardsharp 2, a utility knife that folds out from a light, credit card size that can easily be carried inside a wallet or kit bag. As part of their 2011 collection, the company also offers more in a series of powerful, yet similarly credit card-sized products.

Eon Extreme

The Eon Extreme features the highest power to weight ratio of any flashlight in the world at 230 lumens of pocket flood light with a weight of only 45 grams. It’s constructed from Aluminum with a black gun metal anodizing and has a built-in rechargeable Lithium Polymer power source.

Poco PRO

The Poco PRO is a full 1080p hi def video camera with 14 mega pixel digital photo and music recording/playing capability. It’s constructed from magnesium with black gun metal anodizing and features a vibrant and super energy efficient AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic LED) display that shows millions of colors. The PRO also has simple, built-in controls for instant click to capture.

Poco 3D

The Poco 3D is a full 1080p hi def video camera that shoots in both standard and 3D picture with 5 mega pixel digital photo and music recording/playing capability. Like the PRO, the Poco 3D is constructed from magnesium with black gun metal anodizing and features easy to use ‘one touch’ controls that enable instant click to capture.

You can get these products at iainsinclair.com

Airsoft Extreme Max AEGs

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Airsoft Extreme has put together a couple of their “AE Max AEGs” using Classic Army AR001 M-Xs and a number of different Magpul MOE parts…like a kit bash in 1/1 scale for MilSim. Check ’em out, if you’re into that stuff. Some of you eeee-light team of tactical bloggers here didn’t used to be, until we attended an extremely arduous SWAT school and saw what an excellent training tool they can be. That put an end to the close-minded mockery of MilSim “wannabes” (well, most of it…sometimes it’s just too tempting not to make fun of the guys who take themselves too seriously).  It was just a short jump from there to doing it recreationally.

AE Max CA MOE Midlength Carbine (Tan)

  • [AR001M-X] CA M15A4 X Series – $275.00
  • [MPTS020DE] Magpul PTS MOE MIAD Grip DE – $25.99
  • [MPTS064DE] Magpul PTS MOE Midlength Handguard DE – $38.99
  • [MPTS021DE] Magpul PTS MOE CTR Stock DE – $59.99
  • [MPTS043DE] Magpul PTS PMAG M-Ver 120rd midcap DE – $21.99
  • [MTU012] UTG PRO Model 4/15 Quad Rail Gas Block – $29.99
  • [RTR30T] AMP Special Forces red dot – $68.99
Manufacturer Type Battery Type
Classic Army AEG Mini, custom LiPo or Nunchuck
Motor Fire Modes Avg FPS
CA High Power Semi/Full Auto 380-390
  • Manufactured by: AE Max Guns

AE Max CA MOE Midlength Carbine FOL

  • [AR001M-X] CA M15A4 X Series – $275.00
  • [MPTS020FOL] Magpul PTS MOE MIAD Grip FOL – $25.99
  • [MPTS064FOL] Magpul PTS MOE Midlength Handguard FOL – $38.99
  • [MPTS021FOL] Magpul PTS MOE CTR Stock FOL – $59.99
  • [MPTS043FOL] Magpul PTS PMAG M-Ver 120rd midcap FOL – $21.99 (Pictured with a black one)
  • [MTU012] UTG PRO Model 4/15 Quad Rail Gas Block – $29.99
  • [MPTS027FSFG] Magpul PTS MBUS (Back Up Sight) Front Sight FOL – $39.99
  • [MPTS027RSFG] Magpul PTS MBUS (Back Up Sight) Rear Sight FOL – $57.99
Manufacturer Type Battery Type
Classic Army AEG Mini, custom LiPo or Nunchuck
Motor Fire Modes Avg FPS
CA High Power Semi/Full Auto 380-390
  • Manufactured by: AE Max Guns

Watch for more MilSim news next week…we’ve got some awesome footage of a MilSim Event operation in Oklahoma that involved a beach landing, a whole island in the middle of a lake and a bunch of prior service shooters teaching tactics. Good stuff.