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How To Spray Paint MultiCam

Friday, February 28th, 2014

This video from YouTuber Randy Jacob shows off how to apply a MultiCam-esque pattern to gear and airsoft guns using spray paint. Check out the video description on YouTube for more in-depth information.

Also, it may help to turn down the volume before viewing; the music’s kinda loud.

DoorKickers Alpha 9

Friday, February 28th, 2014


DoorKickers Alpha 9 sees the addition of body armor, more complex shield options, and less-than-lethal options, along with an ‘Arrest Warrant’ mode, where a specific NPC must be arrested to win the game.

The following features and fixes have been implemented into the newest build:

– New scenario type: Arrest Warrant.
– Body Armor added to the game. Select it from the inventory menu.
– Stinger Less-Lethal grenades added
– Tazer Less Lethal gun
– New shield models + improved shield mechanics
– 1/2 playback speed option for viewing replays
– New trooper skins + better animations
– Graphics improvements
– Improvements to enemy/swat AI

– Troopers now properly remember the weapon they had in hand before breaching a door.
– Fixed some issues with snipers
– Fixed unable to breach with shotgun as secondary weapon when activating potential waypoint
– Trooper stats are no longer updated and XP is no longer reset when viewing replays
– Fixed invisible walls on very large screen resolutions
– Fixed immortal troopers
– Sniper bullets ignore cover now

As always, you can buy access to the latest Alpha build which includes the full version upon release at the official website – inthekillhouse.com/

Batman Vs The Terminator

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

This fan project by Mitchell Hammond takes place 30 years after Judgement Day where an aged Batman fights against the forces of Skynet with a riot control vehicle and refitted bomb blast vest. To be honest, the concept sounds exactly like a comic from the 90s, and would fit in perfectly with RoboCop Versus The Terminator and Superman Vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future, and all the other ‘super hero vs. movie monster’ comics that came out in that period.



Stronghold Leather – Clawed Gloves

Thursday, February 27th, 2014


A reader messaged me on Facebook asking if I’d featured these gloves on the page before. I had not, but they’re cool looking, so I used some good old fashioned Google magic to find out what they were. Turns out, a company called Stronghold Leather based in New Brighton, Minnesota makes them. Unfortunately, the pair featured in the image above is sold out, and the mustang brown leather used to make them has been discontinued. However, Stronghold has an eBay store where they’re selling the design in a variety of other colors, along with dozens of other leathercraft items.


Duro Textiles & The Printing Of MultiCam Fabrics

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

This video shows the processes Duro Textiles takes when printing MultiCam on a variety of fabrics and the high level of quality control they exhibit.


Thanks to Hutch for the tip!

Godzilla – Official Main Trailer

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

However this movie turns out, it has to be better than the abomination that was Godzilla 1998.

GORUCK – 20 L Gym Bag

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

goruck gym bag

GORUCK’s 20 L Gym Bag is made from 1000 D Cordura nylon. It features one main compartment, one small internal pocket, and two external zip pockets on each end. A 2″ x 3″ Velcro panel on front allows for customization with morale or ID patches. Comes in a selection of 8 individual solid colors and camouflages. Shoulder strap not included. A 38 L version is also available. Made in the USA.


Cold Steel – Rubber Training Pistols

Monday, February 24th, 2014


New for 2014, Cold Steel has added a series of training firearms to their product offerings. Made from Polypropylene, these training guns are stiff enough to use with drawing and disarming techniques, yet soft enough for hand-to-hand striking situations. Based on some of the most popular pistols in America, the bright green coloration makes it unlikely these training aids would be mistaken for real firearms.


Valken – V-TAC Headwrap

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014


Valken’s V-TAC Headwrap is made from moisture-wicking material with a breathable mesh liner. The headwrap also features a sweat absorption panel with padding, and a full-length tie in the back for adjustment.

The Valken website features the Headwrap in Marpat, Black, Tiger Stripe, and Woodland, although various vendors seem to be selling it in V-Cam (read: MultiCam) as well.



Tavor SAR – 9mm Conversion Kit

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014


Taken at SHOT Show 2014, these pictures show the 9mm Parabellum conversion kit for the Tavor SAR. The kit comes with everything needed to convert the 5.56 Tavor into a pistol-caliber carbine: a 1:10 twist CHF 17″ barrel, blowback recoil assembly with bolt and carrier, 9mm magazine magwell adapter, 9mm deflector, and 32-round magazine. They also threw in a barrel removal wrench.


Although the kit isn’t currently up on the IWI website, a few online vendors have listings for the kit.


Melee Mods

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Melee Mods is a company that specializes in firearms-mountable blades for rifles, shotguns, and pistols.


The Tact-Axe is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. A Viking bearded axe design which mounts to any picatinny rail. Best used with rifles and shotguns.

The Gatchet

The Gatchet is machined from 1065 carbon steel, black anodized, and heat treated to a hardness of RC 52. It’s a modified bearded axe that mounts to most handgun laser rails – tested to fit Glocks and Springfield XDs.

Both blades are limited to a run of 250 units. Additionally, they are shipped dull, but for an added fee Melee Mods will sharpen the blade with a convex edge prior to shipping.


Aero Precision – “I’m Your Huckleberry” Stripped AR-15 Lower

Friday, February 21st, 2014

It's A Tombstone Reference!

Aero Precision’s “I’m your huckleberry” semi-auto AR-15 lower receiver is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and is Matte Black hard-coat anodized. Marked “Cal Multi”. Works with standard AR-15 components and magazines. Rear takedown pin detent hole is threaded for a 4-40 set screw.


APS KU Series AUG Airsoft Rifle 9XX

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


The APS KU Series AUG, like all airsoft guns in the KU Series, has a progressive trigger design – pulling the trigger half-way produces semi-auto fire, while a full trigger pull produces fully automatic fire. It also comes with a cross-bolt, button type safety mechanism.

The included full-metal V3 Gear Box includes a quick spring change function, which allows the user to easily take the main spring out of the rear, which is easily accessible because the user only has to remove the rear butt plate of the gun to access the spring.

Each airsoft gun in the KU series also comes with 4 picatinny rails for accessories. The grip and body of the gun also has added texture for better overall handling.

The KU AUG features a Kryptek Typhon water transfer coating.


Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy is the most obscure property that Marvel is adapting into a movie thus far, but everything looks great so far, if the trailer is any indication. One question, though: does that third alien gun in the beginning of the trailer have a picatinny rail on it?

Guardians of the Galaxy drops August 1st, 2014.

Sideshow Collectables – Metal Gear REX

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014


This collectable Metal Gear REX figure from Metal Gear Solid was developed in collaboration with Team Kojima and Konami. Standing in at 19 inches when fully extended, and 14 inches when sitting, the REX figure comes with light up components and a 23-inch long rail gun, which in the game was designed as a nuclear weapon launch platform. Expected to ship September 2014.


Inside Adam Savage’s Cave: The Bourne Identity Burn Bag

Monday, February 17th, 2014

This (somewhat lengthy) video shows off one of Adam Savage’s favorite movie prop collection pieces: the bank burn bag from ‘The Bourne Identity’, along with the various props he custom fabricated to go along with the piece.

Jerry Miculek – 6 Shots With A Barrett .50 Cal In Under 1 Second

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Check out this video of Jerry Miculek breaking his previous world record of firing 6 shots from a Barrett .50 cal in under 1 second. There’s even high speed slow motion, so you can just catch each bullet leaving the barrel.

Obey The Beard

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

This is a song by the band Psychostick called ‘Obey the Beard’. The video was done in Source Film Maker using Team Fortress 2 character models. Brand new operator theme song anyone?

5.11 Tactical Unveils Limited-Edition, Custom-Designed Strider Knife

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Companies Collaborate to Release 511 U.S. Manufactured Strider/5.11 Strider Military Folder Knife


MODESTO, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2014) — 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical gear, today announced that the company has partnered with leading knife manufacturer, Strider™ Knives, to release the Strider/5.11 Strider Military Folder (SMF), a custom-designed tactical knife. Made in the U.S., the knife, which is manufactured with CTS-B75P steel for ultimate corrosion and wear resistance, brings together two companies with a common ethos—to make high-quality, functional products based on feedback from those who work in the field. As a limited-edition product, there will only be 511 knives made. Each piece, available at www.511tactical.com later this month, will include a custom nylon case, a “Raider” patch inspired by the WWII Marine Raiders’ patch and a certificate of authenticity signed by Tom Davin, 5.11 Tactical Chief Executive Officer, and Strider Knives Co-owner, Duane Dwyer.

“From the product’s design, to its durability and U.S. manufacturing, the Strider/5.11 SMF knife reflects the core values, mission and ethos of both 5.11 Tactical and Strider Knives,” said Davin. “We’ve long admired the work of Duane Dwyer and the whole Strider Knives team. Collaborating with the Strider experts to create a knife that fits the needs of our combined customer base has been a unique, yet organic, partnership resulting in a beautiful, limited-edition product.”


With a sleek design, rooted in simplicity, the Strider/5.11 SMF knife is engineered with minimum components while staying true to the key components Strider Knives have become known for, including a titanium slab frame lock, a glass epoxy laminate handle and a rough peel surface for positive grip. The blade design is a drop point, hand flat ground with a simple break on the spine and no false edge.

“The Strider/5.11 SMF knife is truly a work of craftsmanship,” said Dwyer. “By engineering with utilitarian requirements in mind, we’ve created a knife that is both a workhorse and a battlefield companion—regardless of where your battle takes place. The subtle yet impactful features are demonstrative of the commitment to quality both companies were founded on and remain committed to.”

The Strider/5.11 SMF knife boasts one-of-a-kind features including a custom-made pivot pin, custom fasteners and a Titanium handle with G10 scales. For durability and long-lasting performance, this is the first Strider knife to incorporate CTS-B75P steel—an alloy from Carpenter Technologies that that is highly resistant to corrosion and wear—allowing users to more easily maintain a sharp edge for an extended period of time.


The Strider/5.11 SMF knife can be purchased on 511tactical.com later this month and will retail for $599.99.


Osprey Range Day – Introduction And Overview

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

We were recently lucky enough to be invited to a range day sponsored by Osprey Armament – in association with Defense Logistics Support and PWT3 Development. This “Overmatch Concepts” Range Day was held at the Osprey Range located in Council, North Carolina. Our host for the day’s events was Retired US Army Major General David Grange, head of Osprey Global Solutions and a legend in the Ranger community.

The event kicked off with the usual admin brief for range safety and MEDEVAC plans along with the facility layout. Then, General Grange jumped right into a brief overview of the day’s events, which included an operational vignette, weapons demonstrations, and round robin group visits of products and services from partners of Osprey Global Solutions.

As it turns out, the day was set to be filled with a wide variety of technologies ranging from low to high tech. In addition to weapons there were ISR capabilities including trackers and forensic evidence collection as well as medical, and training demos. While some of it might seem old-hat, the attendees included military, LE, first responders and industry. Everyone saw something new.

The Operational Vignette was a scenario involving a raid on a terrorist bomb making element that has infiltrated the area of the Cape Fear river, represented by the buildings down range. A tracking team confirmed the location of the bomb making element, and passed the information along to an assault team who took down the building. Afterwards, an EOD team disarmed the explosives while a rescue team stood by to provide rescue and medical services as needed. It was constrained by both time and the limits of the facility but included examples of a wide variety of the “Overmatch Concepts” that were the point of the entire day.


One thing I noticed was a lot of work on battlefield obscurants. Long a bailiwick of the military engineer community, it was refreshing to see a renewed effort on their application for some more non traditional roles. MSI Delivery Systems was on hand, supplying obscurants via their AB2K Multi-Mission Aerosol Delivery System. The standalone version of the AB2K-MMADS is capable of dispensing up to 50,000 cubic feet of smoke coverage per load. A dependent version with a high capacity backpack can dispense over 320,000 cubic feet of smoke coverage. Additionally, the AB2K-MMADS can easily be configured to dispense smoke mixed with irritants for crowd control, or specialized chemicals for uses such as decontamination and infestation control.

There was also a team on hand using a remote control plane as a UAS surrogate investigating the aerial delivery of battlefield obscurants. Although it took a few runs for the effect of the test obscurant to become noticeable, testing is ongoing, and from what we’ve seen so far the system does have promise.


Additionally, the obscurant used at the range was water based; an oil-based obscurant is also being tested.

Look for several more stories today which provide details of some of the weapons we encountered. We’d like to once again thank MG Grange and his team for their hospitality and for setting up a great program.


This story was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily. Visit SSD to see the rest of the coverage from the Osprey Range Day.

Ares Armor Valentine’s Day Special

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

EFFIN-A Compensator

Ares Armor is currently holding a Valentine’s Day special. When you purchase an Effin-A compensator you also receive a Polymer 80% Lower Receiver in Pink at no additional charge.



Cold Steel – Gunstock And Indian War Clubs

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Cold Steel has their own versions of two traditional Native American melee weapons: the Gunstock and Indian War Clubs. Both weapons are made from injection molded Polypropylene with realistic wood grain finishes.

Gunstock War Club

The Gunstock War Club is 29.5″ in length with a 1.5″ thickness and a weight of 35.4 oz. It features a ridged centerline, a “Fawn’s Foot” handle, and short steel lance point.


Indian War Club

The Indian War Club is 24″ in length with a 25-30mm (tapered) thickness and a weight of 37.8 oz. The length of the ball is 90mm, with a diameter of 3.25″. The ball is fitted with a removable, blunt, short steel spike.


XboxAhoy On The Desert Eagle

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Youtuber XboxAhoy – largely known for his distinctive voice and in-depth weapon guides for the Call of Duty series – has released this video featuring the iconic Desert Eagle pistol.


ReAction Figures

Sunday, February 9th, 2014


Funko and Super7 are bringing back the retro Kenner-style 3 3/4 inch action figure with the ReAction line. The figures feature 5 points of articulation, just like the original Kenner figures. Popular franchises including Escape From New York, Back to the Future, Terminator, and Predator make up the line, often times with multiple figures representing the properties. The figures will start releasing in April, with more figures releasing throughout the year.

Available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth: www.entertainmentearth.com/ReActionfigures

Strike Industries – Standard AR Parts

Saturday, February 8th, 2014


Strike Industries offers multiple parts kits for the AR-15 platform, including the AR Lower Receiver Parts kit, which includes everything for the lower receiver sans trigger, hammer, disconnector, pistol grip assembly, and trigger guard. Great for building up a new rifle, or just keeping spare parts around.