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Magpul PTS – PDR-C AEG

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Magpul PTS - PDR-C

The PDR-C AEG will soon be released as part of the Magpul PTS line. It’s constructed from reinforced polymer and features a custom hybrid gearbox with 8mm bearings, and a muzzle velocity of 350 FPS with the use of 0.2g 6mm BBs. For logistical reasons, the PDR-C AEG is designed for use with both PTS AEG PMAGs and AEG NATO-standard USGI-style magazines. Other specifications include a length of 18~20″, a weight of 3~4 lbs., three fire modes (safe/semi/full auto), front-wired Tamiya mini type plug (no battery included – 8.4V suggested), 11.5″ carbine barrel, M1913A Spec picatinny top rail, fully ambidextrous design, integrated light option, and single point sling mount.


TFB Patches Are In The Works

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013


Just in case you’re not a frequenter of the Tactical Fanboy Facebook page, we are currently working with Mil-Spec Monkey on getting a run of Fanboy logo patches made up. These are some color variations that don’t necessarily represent what the final products will look like, although, as I’ve said before, I really dig the bottom-right pattern.

Recoil Target Pack Now Available

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013


The Target Pack from Recoil magazine is now in stores. it includes a 16-page shooting guide, a two-sided “Going Hot” poster, and 10 targets.



This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

C-17 Airdrop Over Afghanistan

Monday, January 28th, 2013

CenterPoint Zombie Sniper Riflescopes

Sunday, January 27th, 2013


CenterPoint has released two zombie-themed scopes in their product line: 3-9x40mm and 4x32mm. The 3-9×40 mm features a red/green illuminated mil-dot reticule, while the 4x32mm features a duplex reticule. Both scopes feature finger adjustable windage and elevation dials, splatter-proof lens covers, picatinny mounts, and cleaning cloths.


‘Olympus Has Fallen’ – Official Trailer

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

It’s been said before, but this is totally ‘Die Hard’ in the White House.

US Palm Desert Tracker Plate Carrier In CB62 Camo (Mildly NSFW For Language)

Friday, January 25th, 2013

This video, shot at the Z.E.R.T. headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, details US Palm’s DTPC and the Italian CB62 camouflage pattern it uses. At the moment, kit in this pattern, which includes the aforementioned plate carrier, Draco backpack, and belt, is only available under contract for LE and Government agencies. If the title didn’t give it away, the language can get a bit salty at times.



HELIKON -TEX To Include Pencott Camouflage In Select Products

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

European tactical clothing company HELIKON-TEX has announced that they plan to release their Combat Patrol Uniform, Combat Shirt, Combat Cap, Boonie Hat, and a parka design (to be released in the later half of 2013) in GreenZone, Badlands and Snowdrift versions of Penncott camouflage. The actual pieces won’t be shown until IWA & Outdoor Classics 2013 which is being held in Nuremberg, Germany March 8-11.



Thanks to ‘LH’ for the tip!

Right To Bear Arms Online Shop

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013


A reader alerted me to this 2nd Amendment advocacy online shop. It sells pro-2A men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, along with bullet bottle openers.


Thanks to Cole for the tip!

Ferro Concepts – AFCR

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The AFCR, or Air Flow Chest Rig, is Ferro Concepts’ latest product. The main body is constructed from heavyweight mesh. PALS webbing covers the front, and binding tape PALS webbing lines the back of the AFCR for non-load bearing pouches. Attachment methods include G-HOOKS for a low profile and quick on-and-off attachment method to the chest, attachment points for shoulder straps, wide-mouth buckles for attachment to a MOLLE cummerbund, and webbing adapters for use on any standard MOLLE vest. It is also designed to mount directly onto Ferro Concepts’ own FCPC (Ferro Concepts Plate Carrier). Currently available in: MultiCam, Coyote Brown, Desert Digital, and AOR 2.


Tactical Fanboy At Vegas Indoor Skydiving – SHOT 2013

Monday, January 21st, 2013

A brief video of my time at Vegas Indoor Skydiving.

Ethos Tactical Morale Patches

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Ethos Tactical Patches

Ethos Tactical has a line of eight morale patches, made from durable cloth material with a strong Velcro backing. The patches are produced privately by Ethos Tactical personnel or cadre. Shipping on the patches is free.

They can be purchased at: http://www.ethostactical.com/shop.html

SHOT Show Firearms Compilation – SHOT 2013

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Taken from three different events, this video is a compilation of all the firearms I got to try out during SHOT week.

Flaming Chariots Of Fire – SHOT 2013

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

This is a video combining all the footage I managed to capture (using my iPhone) at the 14th annual Wilson Family Fishing Trip (the Crye Precision yearly party) chariot races. All but the second-to-last race is featured, and *spoiler alert* Oakley takes home the Golden Helmet for the year.

‘RED 2’ Teaser Trailer

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

‘RED 2’ drops August 2nd, 2013.

The Unicorn Is Real! – SHOT 2013 – Media Range Day

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Good luck trying to catch one, though.

Barrett Model 99 – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013


The Model 99 is a single shot bolt-action rifle chambered for either .50 BMG or .416 Barrett. Features include a 13.75″ 27 MOA attached M1913 rail, match grade barrel and trigger, 3-port fanned high efficiency muzzle brake, quick detach adjustable bipod, and ultra absorbent Sorbothane recoil pad. Available in black and Cerakote tan.

Wildgame Innovations Custom Motorcycle – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013



This is a custom motorcycle done for Wildgame Innovations by Orange County Choppers. It features accents of Realtree AP and various Wildgame products mounted onto it.

SIG Sauer MPX – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013


The SIG MPX is a submachine gun designed to operate with a fully closed and locked rotating bolt system. It employs a gas-operated short stroke piston system and the bolt is held open on the last round fired. The MPX can be configured for three calibers, 9mm, .357SIG, and .40S&W, by swapping out for the appropriate barrel. An integral picatinny rail at 12 o’clock allows for the use of optics, including the SIG MPX reflex sight. The ambidextrous safety/selector switch and magazine release are quite reminiscent of the AR-style. The stock system is user-configurable, with options for a telescoping, pistol, or folding stock. Magazines comes in 10/20 or 30 round configurations. The MPX itself comes in five styles: MPX (standard), MPX-K (compact variant), MPX-P (pistol variant), MPX-SD (integrally suppressed), and MPX-C (carbine variant).

Christensen Arms Zombie AR Package – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013


The Christensen Arms Zombie AR Package uses a Christensen Arms CA10 or CA15 as the base firearm and includes a ZEISS Conquest Duralyt 1.2-5×36 #60 illuminated scope. The rifle and scope are both dipped in green zombie camouflage. According to the company, the package is supposed to be available this month.

Colt 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013


Colt had a replica 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun chambered for .45-70 Gov’t on display at this year’s SHOT.


Tactical Fanboy Inside The Magpul MBUS – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013


Other publications and websites may have taken pictures of the Magpul VW ‘MBUS’ at SHOT, but Tactical Fanboy was the first, and possibly only, attendee at the show to go inside it!

Intelligun – SHOT 2013

Friday, January 18th, 2013


Intelligun is a fingerprint locking system that disables a firearm when not in use by the registered user. A manual keyed override allows the user to disable the locking mechanism if desired. Currently only available for 1911-model handguns, a retrofit kit and additional handgun models will be available in the near future.


Zombie Stop – SHOT Show 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013


Zombie Stop is a series of pepper spray products by Montana-based company Counter Assault. All four products spray a green-colored stream or fog distances varying between 6 to 12 feet. The spray is a non-flammable, oil-based, law enforcement-grade formula (Oleoresin Capsicum – 2 million SHU) with a 5 year shelf life.

‘Face/Off’ At The Galco Booth – SHOT 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013


Stumbling upon the Galco booth, I came across these mementos from the Travolta/Cage blockbuster ‘Face/Off’.