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Daniel Defense – Banned By The NFL

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, the NFL recently denied a commercial by Georgia-based firearms manufacturer Daniel Defense to be played during the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX, on the grounds that it violates the firearms portion of the NFL’s Prohibited Advertising Categories:

“5. Firearms, ammunition or other weapons are prohibited; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.”

The commercial, which can be seen above, doesn’t technically violate the NFL’s policy, with (arguable) exception to the DDM4 silhouette logo at the end. Daniel Defense offered to replace the potentially offending logo with “…an American flag and/or the words “Shall not be infringed.””. The NFL countered the offer with an additional non-negotiable denial. Surprisingly, Daniel Defense had no trouble running a commercial in local Georgia markets during the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI on NBC.


AirSplat Black Friday Sale

Friday, November 29th, 2013


Coupon Code BLACK35


Judge Dredd Time-Lapse

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Have you seen the Judge Dredd reboot/remake film ‘Dredd’, yet? Well, this isn’t from that. It’s actually a time-lapse of some awesome, high-quality makeup that turns a model’s jaw into one closely representing Dredd’s jaw in the comics, since, y’know, that’s the only part of his face you’re ever supposed to see.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Tactical Fanboy!

I’m thankful for family, friends, and having a great readership.

What is everyone else out there thankful for?

Animated Walks And Runs (NSFW)

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Check out this impressive collection of animated walk and run cycles by Felix Sputnik. Do be advised that is is deserving of its NSFW tag due to both genders nudity, so if anything else you can’t say we’re not equal opportunity here at TFB.


Tactical Black Friday 2013 – The List

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Tactical Distributors presents an industry-wide list of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, updated multiple times daily. Click here.

Crye Precision Releases New MultiCam Patterns and Reinvents Website

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Just in case you missed it, SSD ran a story on Crye Precision’s expansion of the MultiCam line to include new patterns.


Today, Crye Precision officially released four new variant camouflage patterns based on the ever popular MultiCam; Arid, Tropical, Alpine and Black. Each is designed for specialized use while the classic MultiCam transitional pattern continues to be great for more universal wear as it tends to blend into most any environment. While Transitional and Black are available for order now, Duro Textiles will have the other new patterns available for order soon.

One new feature you may notice is that the MultiCam family of patterns all feature branding embedded in the print.


MultiCam is the combat-proven solution for concealment when operating in widely varied and mixed terrain. While MultiCam is suited to an extremely wide selection of environments, we have developed three new patterns that are optimized for narrower areas of operation. These new patterns work well with the primary MultiCam pattern to meet the needs of these extreme environments, thus expanding the performance envelope of the MultiCam family to cover nearly every possible environmental condition. The MultiCam patterns can be used alone or in conjunction with each other to meet nearly any operational requirement.


The same user now has more system-level options. For instance, a MultiCam chest rig can be paired with a MultiCam Tropic uniform for a known jungle deployment. Similarly, a MultiCam vest and pack can be paired with a MultiCam Arid uniform for activity within an open sand and rock desert. MultiCam Alpine is best suited for any environment encountering significant snowfall, while MultiCam Black is designed to offer domestic agencies a distinct and authoritative presence suited to law enforcement operations.

The MultiCam patterns were developed to provide maximum effectiveness across diverse operating environments with a minimum logistical burden. The patterns all have distinct roles but are designed to work together as a system to meet the needs of nearly any operating environment, all while helping the wearer do so with the least amount of kit possible.

multicam patterns


MultiCam: The base – the original combat-proven pattern that offers the widest range of environmental effectiveness – ideally suited for apparel & gear that must be employed throughout mixed or varied environments.

MultiCam Arid: A pattern intended for open sand and rock – ideally suited for apparel when working exclusively in bright open desert terrain.

MultiCam Tropic: A pattern intended for deep verdant jungle use – ideally suited for apparel when working exclusively in a dense jungle environment.

MultiCam Alpine: A pattern intended for snow-covered areas – ideally suited for over-garments and gear covers when/where snow cover is present.

MultiCam Black: While not a geographically-based pattern, MultiCam Black gives law enforcement groups a sharp and authoritative presence suited to domestic L.E. operations where projecting a strong and distinct image is a critical concern. MultiCam Black is designed to complement a wide range of existing armor and gear colors (for instance, green or black vests both look well-matched when paired with MultiCam Black uniforms).


Along with the release of the new patterns, MultiCamPattern.com has been updated.

Grenade Mug

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013


It’s a porcelain mug and it’s shaped like a grenade. It’s microwave safe, provided the pin is removed first.

Available in white and black.


LaserLyte Takes Plinking To A Whole New Level Of Fun With The Laser-Plinking-Can

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The LaserLyte Laser Plinking Can Set provides hours of entertainment while instilling valuable training skills.

COTTONWOOD, AZ (November 2013) – LaserLyte, innovators in firearms laser technologies, is proud to introduce the innovative and entertaining Laser-Plinking-Can. When hit with a laser from any of the LaserLyte training cartridges or other laser trainer tools, the cans react by jumping up and falling over just as a real can would. This reaction is all powered by a 9V battery (included) and a spring loaded plunger released by a solenoid. To reset the cans, simply stand them up and depress the plunger.

The LaserLyte laser reactive Laser Plinking Can Set provides hours of training and entertainment indoors or outdoors without the cost of ammunition or the clean-up of cans after the fact! Laser Plinking Can Set is sold in a three-pack with three 9V batteries included. One battery will tip the can over about 8,000 times.

Tip Over Can

LaserLyte Tip Over Can (TLB-BWC) Specifications:

Weight: 4.25 ounces/.12kg
Length: 3.82 inch/9.7 cm
Diameter: 2.00 inch/5.1cm
Battery: 9V
Battery Life: 8,000 Tip Overs
MSRP: $104.95

The LaserLyte Laser Plinker Can gets sport shooters and professionals on the target faster, increasing accuracy and overall hits. For more information visit www.laserlyte.com.

Xbox 360 Special Edition Camouflage Wireless Controller

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

MultiCam Controller

With colors that mimic woodland and arid environments, the Xbox 360 Special Edition Camouflage Wireless Controller is designed for covert operations.

I was out and about the other day and I saw this at the store. I didn’t bother to check the packing for any mention of MultiCam, but it’s just different enough that I’m sure Microsoft’s covered from any potential liability.


Sabotage – Official Trailer

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Man, Arnold isn’t slowing down, is he?

Lems – Mens Boulder Brown Boot

Friday, November 22nd, 2013


Lems’ Boulder Boot is an ultralightweight hiking boot, weighting in at only 9.9oz. The upper is made of water-resistant nylon and full-grain leather, and the whole boot is completely collapsible, great for storage in a pack. The sole is a 9mm LemsRubber injection rubber sole, and the insole is a removable 3mm MoistureWick foam. The boot lining is 100% cotton.


Orcish Operator: Fantasy Targets For Arms and Archery

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Orcish Operator is a project currently up on Indiegogo to produce 24×36 inch fantasy-inspired targets for firearms and archery. Each target even comes with its own ‘minigame’, and if anything else the art’s high quality, so they’d make good posters as well. Here’s to getting them to their final stretch goal – Eldrich targets – Cthulhu’s all the rage, after all.


Damascus Pocket Knife

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013


This French-made pocket knife features 120 layers of Swedish rose stainless Damascus steel on the liner and blade. The handle is constructed of carbon fiber.


Revision Partners With SOG To Offer A Holiday Sale Combo

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013


Revision has partnered up with SOG Knives to offer a special holiday sale combo: purchase a pair of Hellfly ballistic sunglasses with a SOG Trident Mini folding knife and receive a special discount, a total savings of 57% off MSRP for both items individually. Like all good things, this deal will come to an end – its available until December 16 or while supplies last (only 500 total).


Weapon Outfitters – Tank Girl Photo Shoot ‘First Look’

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Our friends over at Weapon Outfitters recently had an opportunity to do a ‘Tank Girl’-inspired photo shoot, and they’ve given TFB the exclusive First Look. Featured in the photos is a custom-built AR-15 featuring Weapon Outfitters’ Custom Upper #11, with lower receivers built by Aero Precision Inc. and Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group. Weapon Outfitters would also like to extend their appreciation towards B.E. Meyers & Company, Inc. for allowing them access to the half track used as the set of the photo shoot.

Uppers: Weapon Outfitters Custom Upper #11: Geisselle Sand SMR with Daniel Defense 14.5" on a Parallax Burnt Bronze receiver  Lowers: Courtesy of Aero Precision Inc. and Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group

Uppers: Weapon Outfitters Custom Upper #11: Geisselle Sand SMR with Daniel Defense 14.5″ on a Parallax Burnt Bronze receiver
Lowers: Courtesy of Aero Precision Inc. and Umbrella Corporation Weapons Research Group

Tank, Jet, Front, 50 Cal

About the models:

Tessa Marie is a Burlesque Dancer, Model, Cosplayer, Gamer, and Mamabird at The Manic Menagerie Vaudeville Company. Her father was a tank crewman, which makes this particular shoot a good thematic match for her. Check out her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheCrossfoxx

Etheral Rose is an amateur freelance model, nurse, and gamer. She’s quite familiar with firearms and has a bit of training under her belt. Check out her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/E.R.modeling






Check out the rest of the pics at the link below!


Machete Kills Again… In Space

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Full disclosure: I haven’t seen Machete Kills yet, but apparently, this gem is shown before the movie proper.

Army Special Forces Pistol Grips

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Brighton, CO, 2013 — Rio Grande Custom Grips new U.S. Army commemorative Special Forces (Green Beret) grips for Ruger revolvers and Model 1911s.

These cool looking all black tribute grips feature the Army Special Forces crest affectionately known by old timers as the harp* (because it sort of looks like one). The tough good looking grips are salt, oil, solvent, water impact and abrasion resistant and the image is encased in rugged poly-material.



The North Face: The Explorer

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

A pretty cool commercial for outdoor product company The North Face.

DoorKickers Alpha 6 Update

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The newest Alpha build for DoorKickers, Alpha 6, has a host of new features and updates, primarily of which is the addition of two new classes, Breacher and Stealth Trooper, and a revised map editor. The full changes are as follows:

– Breacher class and Shotguns added
– Shotgun breaching now possible – replaces Mechanical breaching where appropriate
– Stealth class and Suppressed firearms added
– Lockpicking. Beware – can be heard by enemies at short range.
– Something approaching a real Mission Editor
– 3 new pistols
– 7 new Semi-Auto/Auto weapons
– 3 shotguns
– 4 new single mission maps
– 2 new random maps
– Improvements to old maps
– Improved the random mission generator
– Improved enemy AI
– New enemy AI: Sawn Off shotgunner. Yeah, watch out for him.
– Troopers now holster the current weapon while operating devices (defusing bombs, lockpicking etc.)
– Smoother path drawing around corners
– Enemy Stun/reload icons are no longer visible in fog of war
– Tooltips are now flipped when cut-off by the edge of the map
– Improved visual effects (debris, burn marks, muzzle flash lights etc.)

Modding / Structure changes:
– Simplified new map creation; Background Entity no longer needed, texture directly referenced in mission file
– Changed location of single mission and RMG repositories
– Differentiated Speed Reload vs Tactical Reload times for weapons

– Fixed flashbang trajectory showing different path that the actual one
– Can no longer operate devices from behind walls/doors, you cheaters.
– You must now have LOS with an object in order to be able to interact with it
– Fixed sometimes losing rclick orientation tracking
– Fixed a bug where the path would not be highlighter while dragging it


Strike Industries – Hex Selector Switch

Thursday, November 14th, 2013


The HEX elector switch is a machined, head-treated steel safety selector with textured levers on both sides of the receiver for ease of operation. It features grooved pads for a more secure grip. Available in both single and ambidextrous versions.


Converse Jack Purcell Black & White Camo

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


Phantom suede ‘Jack Purcell’ sneakers from Converse featuring camouflage print, polished grommets, and black laces. Has padded footbed and textured rubber outsole.


SOLKOA – Military-Grade Survival Kits For Civilians

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Colorado Springs, CO, November 2013, SOLKOA Inc. — For several years SOLKOA, Inc. has been quietly producing a huge variety of specialized survival kits for the military and other high-risk organizations and government agencies.

SOLKOA has recently taken their experience and recognized expertise in those venues and is now entering the consumer market www.fast-fire.com with several offerings of civilian survival kits and equipment of which this PSK (Personal Survival Kit) is one.

The PSK provides 28 top-of-the-line U.S. military-grade quality items that can be utilized world-wide for serious real world survival. these kits are highly-recommended for hunters and outdoors people. The PSK comes packed in a clam shell design nylon case with Velcro content retaining straps and an exterior map window.


Some of the high-quality items are: Weatherproof fire tinder & matches, heat reflecting blanket, water filter straw & purification tabs, 4x magnifier, day/night signaling mirror & reflector, luminous compass, mini multi-tool, fishing kit, high-decibel whistle, specialized heavy-duty resealable water carry or water proof bag, and much more as shown in the image.

“You wouldn’t buy a cheap parachute.We don’t include failure-prone junk or compromise quality in our survival product offerings because they must be ready to help save a life.” –Bart Combs, SOLKOA President.”


Alite Designs – Shifter Pack

Monday, November 11th, 2013


The Shifter Pack is a multi-purpose pack with a 31 liter capacity and hydration compatibility. It’s made from lightweight, water-resistant and weatherproof waxed kodra, and has a vented mesh backing for breathability. An expanded roll top allows for additional storage, along with double front pockets. A side zipper allows access to a special, padded laptop pocket. The padded shoulder straps feature reflectors for when manuvering in the dark.

Available in Black, Blue, Green, Grey, with a limited edition Green, Woodland, and Safety Orange variant.


LAPD Remotec BatCat

Sunday, November 10th, 2013