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G.I. Joe Retaliation Battle-Kata Blaster

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

‘G.I. Joe Retaliation’ is coming out soon, and with the release of a movie based on a toy property comes the toy line of the movie based on a toy line. One of the more interesting items to be released is the Battle-Kata Blaster. What makes it so interesting is the grip and trigger can be removed from the blaster and a blade hidden in the forward grip can be attached to it, so the toy functions as a 2-in-1 gun/knife combo. It also comes with 3 blaster bolts, but the blaster uses a psuedo-bolt action that doesn’t launch them very far, so.. eh.

Duffle Bag Back Pack – Indiegogo

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Indiegogo is a site much like Kickstarter, where individuals can use cloud/social funding to raise capital for various projects. It also happens to be the platform that Matt Arrell of Home Combat Magazine is using to try and fund his project: converting old military duffel bags into EDC bags. The initial donation will be used to create prototypes for the bags, which will include a hydration bladder pocket and pockets on each of the shoulder straps for holding your cell phone and credentials. If these prototypes prove successful, the plan is to try and move production to a veteran’s homeless shelter in Arizona, which will provide the veterans with jobs and assistance. The project only requires $550 out of a $750 goal with 26 days left at the time of writing. You can find out more information at the project page on Indiegogo.

indiegogo – Duffle Bag Back Pack

Infidel Operator Gen II Cap

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The Infidel Operator Gen II Cap, AKA the “Click-Click Bang” Cap is available now from Infidel Caps. Like the original Infidel, the Gen II features an embroidered Arabic and English infidel symbol centered on 2″x3.5″ loop Velcro for the placement of morale patches and a 1″x1″ loop Velcro top for use with I.R. tabs. Instead of the additional rear Velcro the original Infidel had, however, the Gen II has the phrase “I speak Al-Qaeda “Click-Click Bang”” embroidered on that location. Available in Khaki, OD, and MultiCam.

Infidel Caps – “Click-Click Bang” Cap

Everyone’s Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character (Sucks at His Job)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Everyone’s Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character (Sucks at His Job) — powered by Cracked.com

This video from Cracked.com, my second-favorite internet time-sink only behind tvtropes, explains exactly why Boba Fett is honestly the worst bounty hunter in the galaxy. While I’m a huge proponent of the Fett, it’s hard to argue against anything pointed out in this video, at least in the films; the Expanded Universe does some amazing things for Boba. Having said that, it’s still the EU, and therefore is completely invalid in any serious Star Wars argument by property of essentially being one ginormous grouping of fan fiction, no matter how ‘canon’ it all is.

Sexy Patriotism Contest – Breach-Bang-Clear

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Breach-Bang-Clear is holding a new contest on their Facebook page with plenty of prizes, including all kinds of kit and cash for the number one submission! Here are the rules verbatim for those interested:

Breach-Bang-Clear Sexy Patriotism Contest. Here are the rules:

1. Applicant FEMALES must send us a sexy, patriotic picture (to [email protected], not posted on the page). Pictures must abide by the Facebook regulations regarding nudity to be eligible to win (though we might post the R rated ones on our blog). No trans-testicled or cross-dressers please, that’ll be a different contest strictly for people who watch MSNBC.

2. If the flag is involved – don’t be a dumbass. It’s our flag. Be respectful. We shouldn’t have to tell you that.

3. Somewhere in the picture applicants must have the words Breach-Bang-Clear or BreachBangClear.com. In lipstick, holding a sign, in steam on the bathroom mirror, fake a tattoo, whatever. Get creative.

4. Pictures should be e-mailed to [email protected] NOT posted on the wall. They should be sized at least 6 x 8 (minimum). Your e-mail submission should clearly state the name of the model (will not be published) and contact information, as well as a statement for our records that she is at least 18 years of age.

5. Prizes will include: a cash prize for 1ST Place, along with first pick of the gear prizes, plus gear prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. (Gear can go to the winning models or we’ll send it to guys that can use it on her behalf if she doesn’t want it).

6. Pictures must be submitted NLT midnight Mountain Time 04 July 12, after which our viewing audience will judge the winners with a poll or number of likes or whatever.

7. Applicants must be FEMALE. You can have more than one in the picture if you’d like, but no matter how many you have in there they all have to have fun bags and the right plumbing.

Here’s the link again in case you missed it: https://www.facebook.com/BreachBangClear

Black Powder \\ Red Earth T-Shirt

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Available from Haley Strategic Partners, LLC., this black t-shirt features imagery based on the ‘Black Powder \\ Red Earth property’ on the front of the shirt, back of the shirt, and left sleeve. Made from 100% cotton.

haleystrategic.com – Black Powder \\ Red Earth Tee

Y-Shot Slingshot

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Y-Shot is machined from durable 1/2″ thick aluminum plate using a waterjet at 50,000 psi. It features a tapered flat band and leather pouch assembly with a 16 pound pull weight with an approximate 28″ draw. As seen in the above photo, the Y-Shot comes with a handle wrapped in 550 paracord, available in the following colors: black, desert camo, woodland camo, and pink. Colors available for the slingshot itself are: black, aluminum, desert tan, or pink.

Montie Gear – Y-Shot

Metallic Pistol USB Flash Drive

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Coming in at a weight of 49g and an approximate dimensions of 73x9x48mm, this pistol model doubles as a USB flash drive holder, which is stored in the magazine well. Available in 2, 4, 8, and 16GB models. Also available is a black handgun, three different models of revolvers, and silver and gold cartridges.

USB.Brando.com – Metallic Pistol USB Flash Drive

The Walking Dead Escape

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

The Walking Dead Escape at Petco Park in San Diego, CA gives those who participate a chance to experience the thrill of a zombie apocalypse turned obstacle course as either a survivor, walker, or a spectator, watching the carnage unfold safely from the sidelines. The course is specifically designed for people with a wide range of abilities, including obstacles such as rope bridges and cargo nets, but includes an easy path if the challenges prove a bit too difficult; this path does increase of becoming walker chow, however. The event is pay-for-play ($80 a head) and runs from July 12-14. You can find out more details on the official website.

Thanks to Dev for the tip!

TAKEN 2 Trailer

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

So, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) single handedly killed a whole bunch of very deserving men in a variety of very kick-ass ways all to save his daughter from a very horrible fate. Granted, they’re somewhat blinded by revenge, but what did the new villains honestly think was going to happen if they kidnapped both his ex-wife and daughter? Well, a lot of shooting, free running, and if we’re lucky, a Hell of a lot more throat punching!

TAKEN 2 drops October 5th, 2012

Dredd (3D) – Trailer Debut

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

I’m a big fan of 2000 A.D., and by extension Judge Dredd, so when I found out Hollywood is making a second attempt at a Dredd movie, I was quite a bit skeptical. After all, the last movie, staring Sylvester Stallone, isn’t exactly known as the greatest comic-book-to-big-screen conversion ever (Sly took the helmet off, dammit! Dredd never takes off the helmet!). While we can only wait until the movie is released in theaters, a bit of cheesy dialogue and a look that’s quite a bit different than the source material, although that’s not necessarily a bad thing, isn’t raising my hope that this movie will be anything but bad. On the plus side, there’s plenty of action and Dredd (Played by Karl Urban; YYMV on this choice) doesn’t take the helmet off!

Dredd drops September 9th, 2012


Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

1 M&P-15, 1 muzzle break, 3 lasers, 4 flashlights, 3 red dot sights, 9 30-round magazines, 1 forward grip bipod, 2 additional laser/flashlights, and 2 additional horizontally mounted magazines = one 100% badass mall ninja zombie killin’ rifle!

GSG STG-44 .22LR Rifle

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The GSG STG-44 .22LR Rifle was last seen at SHOT 2012, and will finally be available for sale sometime this Summer from American Tactical Imports. Designed to as close to original specifications as possible, the GSG STG-44 weights in at 9.5 lbs. with a 16.5″ barrel for the 25 round variant and a 16.25″ barrel for the 10 round variant (according to the ATI website, a possible typo) and is chambered for .22LR cartridges instead of the much rarer 7.92×33mm Kurz used by the original STG-44. It comes in an WWII-style Amish-crafted Eastern Pine box and will retail for approximately $600. For a plinker it’s a bit pricy, but it’s cool enough to warrant the price, and to be fair it is an import.


The Zombie

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Yet another video of an individual dressing like one of the undead and terrorizing random people. Although this one seems at least partially scripted, you have to wonder when one of these zombie pranks will end in tragedy.

Night Vision Pin-Up Girl Stickers from TNVC

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Looking for something really cool to spiff up your gear? Then I think Tactical Night Vision Co has just the right thing.

This package of four premium, high-resolution, laminated white vinyl stickers features original pin-up artwork produced in-house at TNVC. The lovely ladies adorning these high quality stickers are showing off some of the latest night vision hardware. The material is suitable for use outdoors and on vehicles. Stickers are only sold as a set. Each set comes with 1/ea Red Head, Brunette, Blonde, and Logo.


This article was originally posted on Solder Systems Daily.

Sneak Peek at the 2013 Hot Shots Girls

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

India Reynolds

Kelly Hall

Rosie Jones

Sam Cooke

hotshotscalendar.com supports www.helpforheroes.org.uk.

Photos courtesy Smith Optics Elite

This article was originally posted on SSD.

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Military Edition

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Available exclusively through GovX, Inc., ‘Medal of Honor: Warfighter Military Edition’ will feature exclusive unlocks, including use of the Project HONOR camouflage pattern, for what can be assumed is for use with either in-game weapons or customizable character models. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of ‘Military Edition’ goes to the Air Force Association, AFA Veteran Benefits Association, Marine Corps Association & Foundation, National Association for Uniformed Services, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Because this is a GovX product, you have to be active duty, reservist, or retired military or a government employee to qualify.

You can pre-order ‘Medal of Honor: Warfighter Military Edition on govx.com.

Chuck Norris The Movie

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

DRx Bamford – Army Vs. Navy Watches

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Famed “cultural clothing alchemist” Dr. Romanelli and Bamford Watch Department have partnered up to release the Army Vs. Navy Rolex collection, featuring iconic characters Beetle Bailey on a Submariner and Popeye the Sailor on a Yachtmaster. Both watches come in a special carrying case marked as ‘Army Supplies’ or ‘Navy Supplies’, for Beetle and Popeye respectively, and included with the watch is a custom comic strip true to the property.

Just One Eye – $24,490

Just One Eye – $32,390 (Out Of Stock)


Chris Costa X Tactical Distributors

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Tactical Distributors has just announced their partnership with Chris Costa and Costa Ludus. First up is ‘Costa’s Corner’, a dedicated page that highlights gear selected and used by Costa himself, including tactical lights, headlamps, clothing, and weapon accessories, all available for sale on the TD website. Also, Tactical Distributors will be the exclusive provider of Arc’Teryx gear that’s embroidered with the Costa Ludus logo.



Ground Branch On Kickstarter

Monday, June 11th, 2012

First off, us here at TFB would like to say that our experience with the recently released ‘Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’ has been highly positive (the occasional laggy online experience including the “questionable tactics” of random players aside). However, it is lacking that certain… realism that older Red Storm Entertainment games like ‘Rainbow Six’ and the original ‘Ghost Recon’ had. John Sonedecker, former member of Red Storm Entertainment, and his game development studio BlackFoot Studios are hoping to let players relive the days without regenerating health bars and XP-based progression systems with their game ‘Ground Branch’.

You can see full details at their Kickstarter page, where you can also donate a bit of cash to help this game come to life. They’ve still got $390,000 with only 25 days left to go, so spreading the word is also highly appreciated.



Happy Sunday from Griffon Industries

Sunday, June 10th, 2012


Laser Cut Puzzle Firearm

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Laserist on Etsy has created a couple of cool laser cut puzzles that form into models of firearms when completed. Seen above is the Uzi (not shown is the .357 magnum revolver). Their puzzles can take anywhere from a few minutes to four hours to work out, based on their complexity. Also available is a military Humvee and submarine.


Vannen Walkers 2.0 Watch

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Vannen has released the ‘Walkers 2.0’ watch, which features imagery from Robert Kirkman’s highly successful graphic novel series ‘The Walking Dead’. It features a 43mm matte white plastic case, 22mm wide, sandwich style strap, and 3 hand Japanese quartz movement; nothing tactical about this watch folks, just something fun to own.

The ‘Walkers 2.0’ is limited to 600 pieces and the packaging is signed by Kirkman so it could be considered a collectable. Also of note is the watch is water resistant up to 10 meters, although Vannen still recommends keeping it away from water.

You can purchase one at vannenwatches.com – Walkers 2.0

Maxpedition Bags In The New Die Hard Movie

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Here’s an AP pic from the set of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, the fifth movie in the ‘Die Hard’ series, which features the Maxpedition Sovereign Load-Out Duffel; other Maxpedition gear will be featured in the movie. In regards to the title of the upcoming ‘Die Hard’ sequel: yeah, the title’s a bit of a groaner, but hopefully it’ll be better than the last one.