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North Korean Camouflage In Action

Thursday, October 31st, 2013


This and other images of NK camouflage popped up on 2ch, Japan’s largest image board. This particular pattern is a “duck hunter” camo based on a Chinese pattern. Not all of their uniforms are this revealing, however. They also field a uniform with a pattern very similar to US Woodland BDUs for their special forces troops, and a few other odds and ends.

North Korean soldiers with military dogs take part in drills in an unknown location


Onnit – Zombie Bells

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013


Onnit’s limited edition run of zombie themed kettle bells come individually in .5, 1, 1.5, and 2 pood sizes or as a complete set. They’re cast from chip-resistant iron, feature enlarged handles for enhanced grip strength, and are perfectly balanced. As previously stated, supplies are limited, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.


X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

So they’re attempting to tie together First Class with the other X-Men films? Only time will show if they’re successful.

Yuketen Brown Camo Print Moccasins

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013


These calf-high wool boots with a round moccasin stitched toe feature a green and brown camo print. The upper is a combination of leather and textile, and the boots also feature a dark brown leather vamp, leather wrap around lace up closure, yellow foxing, tonal stitching, and a crepe rubber sole. Made in Canada.


Call Of Duty: Ghosts – Extinction Mode Trailer

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Goodbye zombies, hello aliens!

Women’s Day – Outer Space Station

Sunday, October 27th, 2013


Back in the late 70s, Women’s Day magazine ran an article detailing a DIY space station playset that was perfect for the initial run of Kenner Star Wars action figures. An article the Star Wars Collectors Archive website not only details the history of the playset, but also includes instructions, should you have the desire to build a set for yourself.


Cold Steel Shark Tactical Marker

Saturday, October 26th, 2013


Cold Steel’s Shark Tactical Marker is a heavy-duty fine-tip felt marker. Although it’s lacking a strike edge or metal body like a tactical pen would have, the Shark does have a hard plastic body, four times thicker than regular markers. The cap is also screw on, so it’s easily secured.


IWI US, Inc. UZI PRO Pistols Have Arrived In The U.S.A.

Friday, October 25th, 2013


Harrisburg, PA (October 2013) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), announces the arrival of the long-awaited UZI PRO semi-auto pistol for the American consumer market. The UZI brand is world renowned with sales of over 2 million units worldwide since 1963.

The UZI sub-machine gun (SMG) was designed and patented by Uziel Gal who gave the production rights to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. After initial testing by the IDF, the Ordnance Corps ordered 8,000 units and the love affair with the world’s most iconic pistol continues today.

The UZI PRO semi-auto pistol is the latest evolution featuring the most advanced firearms technologies. Based on the famous UZI SMG, the UZI PRO Pistol is purpose-built with only one goal – uncompromising performance and reliability on a robust design. This 9mm Luger Parabellum version for the American public sports an advanced polymer pistol grip that incorporates an integrated magazine release button for fast and easy magazine changes. The cocking handle is located on the receiver side thus allowing for a full-length Picatinny rail on the top receiver cover. A short Picatinny rail is also mounted below the barrel for additional accessories.

Safety is always a primary concern with the UZI® brand and the new pistol features three safety mechanisms; a conventional manual safety, a firing pin block and a proven grip safety that must be fully depressed before the gun can be cocked and fired.

UZI PRO Pistol Specifications:

Caliber: 9mm Para
Operation: Semi-automatic blowback operation from closed bolt
Barrel: MIL-SPEC, cold-hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 4 groove 1:10 RH twist
Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
Overall Length: 9.5 inches
Weight: 3.66 lbs.
Mag Cap: 1-20 & 1-25 rd.
Stock Color: Black
MSRP: $1,099.00

Simple maintenance on the UZI PRO Pistol requires no special tools for quick and easy field stripping. The UZI PRO Pistol, shipping to distributors everywhere, comes with one 20-round and one 25-round magazine. The UZI PRO Pistol (Part Number: UPP9S) has a MSRP of $1,099.00.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier Trailer

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Liberty Belles Calendar 2014

Friday, October 25th, 2013


Available from Mil-Spec Monkey, the Liberty Belles 2014 calendar pays homage to US Military Special Forces with 12 beautiful women adorned in tactical gear and custom fit bikini uniforms. Covers all 12 months of 2014 plus a bonus pull out poster!


Bullets2Bandages – Six Shooter Shot Glass On Indiegogo

Thursday, October 24th, 2013


Veteran-owned business Bullets2Bandages currently has a crowdfunding campaign running on Indiegogo. They’re looking for funding to expand their product line with the Six Shooter Shot Glass. The completed glasses will come in two anodized colors: black and sliver. They’re designed as a replica of the cylinder from a Colt Revolver.

The glasses are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, and comply with U.S. 21 CFR F.D.A. Reg Part 175.300 clause C1/C2/C3/C4, meaning according to the Government they’re safe to drink from. Additionally, they can be custom laser-engraved, for an extra touch of personalization.


Bullets2Bandages is a Veteran-owned small business located in San Diego, CA, founded in 2011 by two former Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal divers. They produce accessories and apparel that aim to honor those who have served the USA. B2B hires veterans, manufactures locally, and donates 15% of profits to veteran charities.


.375 Caliber Bullet Space Pen

Thursday, October 24th, 2013


The .375 Caliber Bullet Space Pen uses a .375 H&H Magnum shell as a cap combined with a Fisher space pen. The pen is designed to fit into the case, writing side out, for a “…balanced and sturdy writing instrument.”

For those unfamiliar with the concept of a space pen, it utilizes thixotropic ink and a pressurized chamber that allows the pen to be used upside down, underwater, on oil and grease, and in temperature ranges from -30F/-35C to 250F/121C.


Lancer Tactical – GPNVG-18 Dummy Review

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013


Lancer Airsoft’s GPNVG-18 Dummy is a non-functional replica of the L-3 Warrior Systems GPNVG-18, perhaps best known for its use by Seal Team Six in the flim Zero Dark Thirty. This particular model comes standard with clear and blue replacement lenses, dummy ANVIS cable, and dummy remote battery pack.

As far as replicas go, Lancer Tactical really hit it out of the park with their GPNVG-18 Dummy. The detail of this product is high: the Dummy is the proper size, features accurate accessories, and proper markings; There are identification stickers that come with the dummy that can be used to add further detail. The unit is made from sturdy plastic, and the non-functioning power button is made from a spongy foam-like material. Dials on either side of the eye pieces can be used to adjust their spacing.

The Dummy NVG is fairly lightweight, including the faux battery pack, so it’s not likely to cause any additional strain if mounted to a helmet. The replaceable lenses are a nice addition that adds a bit of customization to the unit. Please note that actually looking through the lenses is slightly disorienting, the lenses are convex (images appear upside down and reversed), so it’s best used as an accessory or for non-serious play.

If you happen to be looking for a replica GPNVG-18 to add that extra bit of detail to your kit, for role-playing purposes, or just because they’re cool looking, then you can’t go wrong with Lancer Tactical’s GPNVG-18 Dummy.

One last thing to note: For the purposes of the photography, I mounted the dummy GPNVG-18 on a Wilcox L4 G24 NVG mount. Although the dummy NVG did fit, it wasn’t completely secure to the mount and had the potential to slip off. Lancer Tactical offers their own L4 G24 NVG mount built for airsoft use that should better accommodate the dummy NVG.

The Lancer Tactical GPNVG-18 Dummy shown above is in Tan, although a Black model is also available.


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DoorKickers Alpha 5

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Real-time tactical game DoorKickers just saw its newest update to Alpha 5. Some of the new features in Alpha 5 include:

  • Inventory customization.
  • Random mission generator.
  • Persistent trooper roster.
  • Cover system.
  • Improved AI (both enemy and friendly).
  • New maps.
  • Full firearms modding.
  • A full list of changes can be found at inthekillhouse.com/.


    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

    Alright! The world can always use more Liam Neeson films.

    Digital Attack Map

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

    Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks. The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day.


    Nike Air Max 90 SP “Camouflage Collection” – Japan

    Monday, October 21st, 2013

    Air Max Japan

    If you’re looking for a pair of sneakers in the Japanese Self Defense Force ‘Jeitai’ (appropriately enough, that’s the Japanese name for the JSDF) pattern, then these Nike Air Max 90 SP might very well be your only option.

    Hat Tip: Kicks On Fire

    Walking Dead Zombie Prepper Multi-Gun 2013

    Monday, October 21st, 2013

    Walking Dead Multi-Gun

    Black Rain Ordnance, in association with Advanced Armament Corp and Tactical Night Vision Company, is holding the Walking Dead Zombie Prepper Multi-Gun 2013. The event will consist of a seven stage 3-gun night shoot; no ambient light, only weapon, handheld, or head mounted lights. Visible lasers and red dot sights are also allowed.

    For one of the stages, TNVC and AAC are hosting an all night vision, suppressed stage. Participants will also have the opportunity to run the new Team Wendy LTP helmet.

    Here’s a promo video from last year’s event:

    This year’s event will be held at CCC Security Range in Cresson, TX on Oct. 26/27.

    For more info and to register for the event, visit lonestarprotect.com/walkingdead2013/

    Gerber Gear Round Up – Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool

    Sunday, October 20th, 2013

    Gerber gear offers a selection of knives, flashlights, belts, and other survival tools for the outdoorsman. We purchased a small variety of Gerber survival tools, and put them to the test with our own weekend warriors, our three Boy Scouts. The rules were simple. They could select any of the products that wanted but had to write about their impressions.

    Each week, we’ll feature a new Gerber product review written by one of the Scouts.

    Multi Tool

    The Bear Grylls compact multi-tool features ten components:

  • Wire Cutters
  • Serrated Knife
  • Fine Edge Knife
  • Small flat driver
  • Lanyard ring
  • Tweezers
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Medium flat driver
  • Bottle opener
  • It’s lightweight and compact, perfect for fitting on a keychain or in a pocket. External components and nail nicks allow for easy access to tools.

    I like the variety of tools present on this multi-tool. The nail nicks make them easier to get out. Having a lanyard ring on the tool is good because it can be kept on a keyring or secured to other gear. I also like the small size, but at the same time that makes it a bit harder to find if you misplace it.


    Army Of Darkness 2 Confirmed

    Sunday, October 20th, 2013

    According to Bloody Disgusting, Sam and Bruce are doing a sequel to Army of Darkness, although this stinger from the recent reboot/remake/alternate universe film confirmed as much.

    Cornfield Bomber

    Sunday, October 20th, 2013

    During a training mission from Malmstrom AFB on Feb. 2, 1970, this F-106 entered an uncontrollable flat spin forcing the pilot, Maj. (Ret.) Gary Foust, to eject. Unpiloted, the aircraft recovered on its own and made a gentle belly landing in a field near Big Sandy, Mont.

    jIyIntaHvIS not qajegh (Klingon Rick Roll Parody)

    Saturday, October 19th, 2013

    DEFCON X Syndicate AOR Shoes – They’ve Arrived!

    Friday, October 18th, 2013

    The limited edition DEFCON X Syndicate AOR shoes have been released, and we managed to get a hold of pairs of both the AOR1 SK-8 Hi Notchback “S” and the AOR2 Old Skool Pro “S”.

    SK-8 Hi Notchback S
    Sk8-Hi Notchback “S”

    The Sk8-Hi Notchback “S” features a reinforced tan Warrior Suede upper. The AOR1-inspired digital desert pattern is printed on ripstop panels. Additional features include the leather side stripe with nylon webbing, the gusseted tongue with Velcro patch, notch back heel, flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, paracord laces, and a custom DEFCON patch.

    Old Skook Pro S
    Old Skool “S”

    The Old Skool “S” features a black Warrior Suede upper, paired with an AOR2-inspired digital woodland pattern printed on ballistic mesh panels. Additional feature include flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, and paracord laces. The Old Skool “S” is designed mainly for skating.

    Where to buy the DEFCON X Vans Syndicate AOR Shoes

    DEFCON is a frequent collaborator with Vans Syndicate. They started their camouflage shoes packs in the mid 2000s and were the first in footwear to work with Crye Precision directly for a MultiCam shoe. www.defcongroup.com/

    The Vans Syndicate line offers limited edition products available mainly through skate shops and specialty boutiques. A full listing of Syndicate licensed stores in your area can be found at www.vanssyndicate.com/

    Prometheus Lights – Beta QR On Kickstarter

    Friday, October 18th, 2013


    Prometheus Lights’ Beta QR is billed as the “World’s First Quick-Release AAA Keychain Flashlight”. It features a Nichia 219 High CRI LED, which provides a CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 90+; for comparison, daylight scores a perfect 100 on the index. Three aluminum finishes will be offered. A fourth copper finish has a unique 3 mode driver that features an extra-low “moonlight” mode. Additionally, its extra-high mode is 40% brighter when compared to the high modes of the aluminum finished lights.


    Invasion: The Real-World Technology of Watch Dogs

    Friday, October 18th, 2013

    Watch Dogs in an upcoming video game where you play a character that can manipulate a near-future Chicago by hacking the central computer system that controls almost every aspect of the city’s surveillance and public infrastructure. This video shows that the reality for Chicago is becoming quite close to the fiction of the game.