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Zombie Safe House Competition Winners Announced

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Starting last year, there has been a Zombie Safe House Competition every year. (Well, granted it’s only two years old, but it sounds better that way.) Architects Southwest received entries from all over, with a number of homes and fortresses designed to defend against the undead (or at least keep the occupants inside unharmed). Among the awards to be won are the Gold Shovel Award, Silver Shovel Award, Post Apocalyptic Pritzker, Best Bug In Award, and Bloody Bludgeon Award.

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Maybe They’re Trying to Say Something Here

Monday, November 21st, 2011

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Grunts: God Loves the Infantry…

Monday, November 21st, 2011

…but surely even He has to shake his head at them once in a while, right? We’re not sure who took the original photo. We got it from the Mad Duo at Breach-Bang-Clear. At least two of their crew of “minions” are or were grunts, so presumably they empathize with that particularly profane and irreverent sort of humor..since Tactical Fanboy is a big fan of Ernie Pyle and Bill Mauldin, we kinda get it too.

Sideshow Collectables Video Game Weapon Replicas

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Sideshow Collectables is offering prop replicas of the COG Snub Pistol from Gears of War 3 and the M8 Avenger Assault Rifle from Mass Effect 3, both manufactured by TriForce. The only thing more staggering than the quality and detail, however, is the prices: $399.99 and $649.99, respectively. I could go into my usual tirade about how one could buy a real firearm for the money instead, but these were clearly intended for a different market. It’s also worth mentioning that both replicas are limited to a 500-piece run, so if you’re interested you better pre-order soon.

GoPro HERO NVG Mount

Monday, November 21st, 2011

One category where the GoPro HERO series of cameras excels is in their wide variety of mounting options, which includes the GoPro NVG Mount. With it, one can easily attach either the HERO or HERO2 to any helmet with a Night Vision mounting plate, allowing them to record excellent footage without installing any additional mounts on their equipment.

GoPro – NVG Mount

Patriotic Boobs Are Being Threatened…

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

…and we still can’t decide if we should capitalize every word in the title or not. Yes, fearless readers, it appears that the patriotic boobs of Knockers for the Troops is once again imperiled. The website is still up, but the Facebook page (which is better than the website) has been shut down. If you wish to come to the rescue of all these pro-American bosoms, you need to e-mail Facebook and demand your boobs back.

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Thirty Seconds to Mars: Weirdness in Afghanistan (or somewhere)

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

If you read the comments under this pretty cool video from Thirty Seconds to Mars, you’ll see pretty much exactly what we thought. Why in the hell is pretty boy shooting at tanks and choppers hurtling through the air? Nevertheless, despite some of the incongruities, this is pretty engaging visually (and the song isn’t too bad either, depending on your tastes).  Note also that Thirty Seconds to Mars is apparently under the control of the Illuminati (just read more of the comments), so presumably they will soon rule the world. Or perhaps just destroy parts of it with a fire-breathing giant lizard. There’s also a secret ingredient in Kentucky Fried Chicken that allows Col. Sanders (who is alive on a volcano island with Elvis and Jim Morrison) to control your very thoughts.

Here’s the Lyrics:

A warning to the people
The good and the evil
This is war
To the soldier, the civilian
The martyr, the victim
This is war

It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
The moment to live and the moment to die
The moment to fight, the moment to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight

To the right, to the left
We will fight to the death
To the Edge of the Earth
It’s a brave new world from the last to the first

To the right, to the left
We will fight to the death
To the Edge of the Earth
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world

A warning to the prophet, the liar, the honest
This is war
To the leader, the pariah, the victim, the messiah
This is war

It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
The moment to live and the moment to die
The moment to fight, the moment to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
From the last to the first

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world

I do believe in the light
Raise your hands up to the sky
The fight is done
The war is won
Lift your hands
Towards the sun
Towards the sun
Towards the sun
Towards the sun
The war is won

It’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
The moment to live and the moment to die
The moment to fight, the moment to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
From the last to the first

To the right
To the left
We will fight to the death
To the edge of the earth
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world
It’s a brave new world

A brave new world
The war is won
The war is won
A brave new world

I believe in nothing
Not the end and not the start
I believe in nothing
Not the earth and not the stars
I believe in nothing
Not the day and not the dark
I believe in nothing
But the beating of our hearts
I believe in nothing
One hundred suns until we part
I believe in nothing
Not in satan, not in god
I believe in nothing
Not in peace and not in war
I believe in nothing
But the truth of who we are

Weapon Manipulation: Compensating for Recoil

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Surviving the Zombiepocalypse: One dead guy’s take

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Part two of a two-part series you didn’t know you should read has been released; and both are written from the point of view of one of the guys that will eventually be eating you. Here’s how part one starts out:

“Well I’ll tell you what I think, I think it’s really cute how so many future brain donors think they have such a strong grasp on this whole “Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse” thing. That’s what I think.  Seriously speaking though,  all this theorizing on survival techniques I see being done from the comfort of a climate controlled well lit living room, punched up onto the intrawebs via a keyboard stained bright orange from over consumption of Cheesy Balls and Mt. Dew is downright fucking adorable. As a long-time Zombie, I sincerely mean that when I say it. I really do. Its like watching children play with matches for the first time.”

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MPA Suppressor Contest

Friday, November 18th, 2011

MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MAC 10 inspired MPA Defender Series and the MPA Protector Series subcompact pistols are giving fans and customers the opportunity to name the first series of their new MPA 22 suppressors. The best name that follows in the MPA tradition of “Protector” and “Defender” product series names will win one of the first MPA 22 suppressors produced and designed entirely by MPA.

Check out the new MPA 22 Suppressor video on YouTube.

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Impact Games and Island Foxes

Friday, November 18th, 2011

So, the MilSim hottie (hotty?) we ran earlier is apparently one of the Island Foxes of Hawaii. She and a mouth-watering array of other girls and gear can be found on the Impact Games website. Looks like they supply a wide range of kit and do some custom work as well.

Dare we say it? ALOHA ALINA!

Exendables 2

Friday, November 18th, 2011

No way of knowing exactly what the real deal here is yet, but the poster speaks for itself. If you look at the cast list, iThis thing reaches new heights of ultimate bad-assery, though for the purposes of the script they probably had to make Chuck Norris mortal or he’d just kill everything in sight and make the rest of the stars look like some weak-assed Poindexters by comparison (keep in mind that all of them are bad ass in their own right, just not when put up against Chuck Norris; African crocodiles are dangerous as hell too, but not put alongside a T-rex).

We read about it here, and there’s a Wiki article too. This is what IMDB has to say.

No matter how you slice it (or shoot it, or frag it, or roundhouse kick it, or whatever) this will be a must see movie.

Patriotic Boobs: Knockers for the Troops

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Reprinted with permission of Breach-Bang-Clear and the Mad Duo

Here’s something you don’t see every day (more’s the pity). There is a Facebook page with attendant website called Knockers for the Troops. We’ll post the link later because otherwise you won’t read our article, and we’re putting a lot of effort into this to risk being ignored.

It’s affiliated with the cartoon Power Point Ranger and, lest you think it’s just a large collection of boobs – and make no mistake it’s a large, superb collection of boobs – they sponsor a lot of military charity support by virtue of ad space and pimping pro-military organizations to their (not surprisingly substantial) we traffic.

Warning: this article will be discussing breasts. It will undoubtedly seem flippant but will hopefully not venture across the LOD into lewd. If you are easily offended or are a sissy crybaby that is going to complain we use the word boob and *gasp* show a picture of cleavage, feel free to stop reading now.

What we found interesting, other than the various wonderful sizes, shapes and colors of the subject matter, was the strong split in opinions from females. We figured there’d be a lot of catty responses, though nothing KftT posts is worse than PG13. There are forums of military spouses decrying it as soft porn and video responses complaining there aren’t similar website for female military personnel. The surprising thing is the number of women, including spouses and girlfriends, who do support the effort. Many of them are not only gracious enough to share their cleavage, they do battle with the naysayers openly and volubly, without concealing their faces and names. That’s pretty kewl.

For the opponents, we have the opinion you’d probably expect. If you’re worried about your significant other looking at PG rated cleavage shots on a good natured Facebook page, you have some relationship issues that are not going to be solved by pissing and moaning about it (especially if he’s deployed). If you’re going to whine that there isn’t a female-oriented counterpart site then create one. KftT was a private, “grass roots” bosom effort to begin with. No one is saying you can do the same thing.

In the end, we think the fuss is a little contrived and the support just to be expected. It’s easy to complain about something from here at home when you’re not subjected to the tyranny of the moment. If you’re freezing your ass off at COP Herrera watching guys from other places come in to get in a TIC so they can get their CABs and CIBs, looking at the pictures SOME GAVE ALL wall (which has quintupled in size over the last few months), you probably don’t give much of a shit that some overly sensitive dependent, officious marplot of a SNCO or an officer’s wife at the PX nail salon back in the states objects to you looking at cleavage on those few occasions the internet’s running good enough to upload a picture.

The rules give a pretty good idea of how tame these pages are:

·No nipples
·Nothing below the waist
·No ‘hand bras’
·No wet or see through T-shirts
·No pasties, real or computer generated
·No harassing ladies with creeper messages
·No celebs.
·No posting your e-mail
·No advertising your own page
·Must wear eyepro and safety belt at all times
·If you’re posting ex girlfriend pics you will be banned. First and ONLY warning

We give Knockers for the Troops a thumbs up, if only because the women there are doing something positive for the boys (and probably a handful of the girls). If you don’t like, it, don’t look at it. It isn’t much harder than changing the channel.

Besides,buxom boobaliciousness of this magnitude is just awesome. Get over it.

Join us over on Facebook to discuss…and remember, once we have enough people ask about it, we’ll tell you the tale of Naughty Nikki.

MilSim Airsoft Hotness

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Edit: this is Christine Mendoza, of Impact Games. Thanks for letting us know!

Milkbone Micro-Rig

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Here’s something you don’t see every day. LBE for a pit ninja, so he has a full combat load-out of milkbones. This canine micro rig is courtesy of Original Special Operations Equipment, and Buddy (the operator in the picture) makes it look uncommonly good.

Here’s a more traditional way to use this piece of kit.

GunGoddess

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Created by Athena Means, long-time gun owner and participant in practical shooting sports, GunGoddess.com is a website that caters to women shooters with a line of female-centric products. To quote the owner herself: “My feeling is, there’s no reason why women shooters can’t kick ass just as well in pink as in OD green!”

GunGoddess deals primarily in originally designed apparel, bullet casing jewelry, range and firearms bags, concealed-carry purses, and firearms accessories, most of which can be found in bright colors and/or leopard print. The site will soon be offering apparel and accessories for younger shooters. Also to come is a section on women’s firearms training courses and shooting clubs around the country.

Besides GunGoddess, there’s also GunfighterWear, which offers a similar selection of products intended for males such as apparel, bullet casing jewelry, range and firearms bags, and firearms accessories. GunfighterWear products are designed with more subdued and traditional colors and styles when compared to the big sister brand.

http://www.gungoddess.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GunGoddess

Star Wars: the Old Republic Beta

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

From Wowhead.com News: apparently for the next hour and a half (CST), less or more depending on where you live, you can get a Beta key for the new Start Wars the Old Republic game. Here’s the info if you want it.

“Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming out next month and the beta has been in gear for quite some time. Many of the Wowhead staff members, myself included, have spent their share of time with the force lately and loved it. Unfortunately, the beta has been hard to get into for many fans beyond a weekend stress test. This week, however, we’ve got a chance for you to get in easily!

Our parent site, ZAM, is giving away 25,000 beta keys for SWTOR on a first come, first serve basis. Yes, 25,000 keys. We’d love for you to support them by entering their giveaway and trying out SWTOR. All you have to do is sign-up for a ZAM account and you get a free key instantly sent to you–while supplies last, of course.”

It appears to be legit. If you find out otherwise, let us know.

Statistics Of Weapons Usage During A Zombie Outbreak

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

This “United States Government” provided poster shows the percentages for use of various weapons in Zombie outbreaks, along with the various causes for Zombies, and Max Brooks’s 10 lessons for surviving a Zombie attack. I’m assuming this data was recovered from the various movies listed in the timeline chart near the bottom. I’d hoped bladed weapons would have more prominence, but the stats don’t lie. Also, ‘Army of Darkness’ and ‘The Evil Dead’ get mentions, which I always love to see.

GraphJam.com

Tac Girl of the Week: June is Smokin’

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The Tac Girl of the week is a tall drink of water; she’s hot, she’s sweet, she likes Halo and prefers the .50 Cal. Hard to beat that.  Check out the eyes, and note how Vanessa accessorizes.

INTREP, VANESSA SWAINSTON, JUNE TAC-GIRL (1 EA)

Bust: 34
Waist: 26
Hips: 36
Height: 5’10”

Approximate age? 30

Home town? Tulsa, OK

Currently live? Broken Arrow, OK

Your personal soundtrack…pick three songs, one to fight to, one to dance to, one to relax to:

  1. 1. One to fight to: Going Down, Sick Puppies
  2. 2. One to dance to: Anything Katy Perry or Maroon 5
  3. One to relax to: Rain, Bruno Mars

Favorite Rifle Accessory: A silencer for both guns and a TEA Headset for my personal bling!

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Insane Chinook Exfil

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

While I question the practicality of this particular method of exfiltration, sometimes the rule of cool just has to overtake all logic. More important than anything else, however, is that someone not only recorded this but had the good will to put it on YouTube.

Tactical…Corsets?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It sounds a trifle misanthropic, but check out the introduction to the Tactical Corsets. Yes, Tactical Corsets. As in load bearing female underthingies.

“For too long, women have had to compromise practicality for beauty. Men got pants with integrated cargo pockets and knee pads, women got clothes whose only built-in feature was cuteness. But why should men get all the high-speed low-drag tactical toys? Tactical gear is no longer an all boys club. Tactical Corsets bring female operators MILSPEC features like PALS modular pouch attachment webbing, self-adjustable quick-release buckles and Cordura construction in a load-bearing carrier designed to support the female form as well as men. And we’re just getting started…”

They are apparently looking forward to making (no kidding) tactical corsets that provide ballistic protection, using such gel material as the British MoD’s (Ministry of Defense) d30 material. Plus, they are modular. Your favorite fightin’ wench can add mag pouches or a hydration pouch or whatever you want. That ought to make it more interesting at a Steampunk gathering or rave, eh?

“Lace has grace but buckles are quick release.”

We like it, leather and kevlar clad beauties. We like it. Go forth and conquer.

Tac Girls Still Available for SHOT

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

TFB has been advised there are still a couple of Tac Girls available for sponsorship at SHOT, if you want to put your booth on the map (and give it some interesting eye candy). Several of them are already assigned to booths, largely those of manufacturers who help the calendar shoots with gear or just moral support. DSA, American Snipers, Armalite and some others will have a Tac Girl as their tactically hawt one-woman QRF. If you would like to recruit one for your booth or organization, contact Tac Girls.

Now, you only get to have her there to help out at the booth. You don’t get to keep her or take her home. Sorry fellas.

Go back through and check out the Tac Girls of the Week if you get the chance.

Carbon Fiber Full Body Armor: Stormtroopers

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Forget the Kryron Terminator Armor System or Dragonskin…the future of head to toe full body armor is here, and it looks eerily familiar. Engineering technician Leonard Carson woks for San Diego Composites. He convinced some of his buddies at work to help with his dream of creating actual storm trooper armor out of carbon fiber. Apparently they were all big Star Wars fans, so it was a pretty easy sell. Now, in fairness we’re not actually saying this armor provides ballistic protection (nor do they claim it) but it’s certainly pretty kewl to look at and who knows? Maybe some day a fully articulated, lightweight, serviceable set of real level IV body armor will be available. Then when SWAT teams go in after an armed and barricaded suspect they can play some good music over the same loudspeakers they were previously using to make announcements. (“Suspect inside the residence at 1616 S. Walnut, this is the police. You have five more minutes to lay down your weapon and walk onto the front porch with your hands in the air…n0? Okay Bull, cue the orchestra!”)

Read the whole article.

Assault Rifle For Children!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

This video is equal parts irresponsible and funny. Kind of like a Tim and Eric sketch in all the best ways.

weirdestjacob’s YouTube Channel

TIE Tactical Scabbards: TFB Tacticool Christmas Present Suggestion #11

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

TIE Tactical (Tactical Innovations Engineering) has a new tiger strip pattern out. TIE makes some really nice custom kydex scabbards and sheaths for both fixed blades and folders (and of course some other things).

A TIE Tactical hatchet scabbard with belt lock for carry.

It’s not something you might think about right off, but they make some really nice belt scabbards even for folders. There are a number of reasons for this, including speed of presentation, carrying it on a battle belt, carrying a secondary folder, etc. The defensive/tactical reasons vary from individual, and will no doubt start more than one argument about what is valid, or a better way to carry, or whatever. This e-publication, perspicacious and sagacious as it is, will not get into that argument. We will going to say that TIE is run by an extremely nice, very detail-oriented and thorough man out of a small shop in Texas. He has a dual retention locking system if you want it (and these these things really do lock: you can carry ’em inverted and they’ll stay with you). He can make a number of different pieces you might want: for instance, we know of one commissioned project that involved a 5-round .38 speedloader for an airweight revolver sitting right next to a very small flashlight. Another was a small fixed blade (a SAR Global Tool Sarclops, as a matter of fact) next to a Zippo…you get the idea. He’s got the tools and he’s got the talent, and now he’s got the tiger stripe.

The Mad Duo previously wrote about TIE Tactical on Kit Up! if you want some background.

TIE Tactical's new Tiger Stripe pattern on a fixed blade.