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Knife Hog – How To Select A Tactical Knife

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Knifehog - How To Select A Tactical Knife IG

This infographic from Knife Hog acts as a primer on the different styles and functions of tactical knives currently on the market.


The Raid 2: Berandal – Gang War Deleted Scene (NSFW)

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

The Raid 2: Berandal (Deleted Scene: Gang War) from Merantau Films on Vimeo.

This is one of the few deleted scenes from ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’. It took 6 days of shooting and a lot of money to produce, but ultimately was found to interfere with the pacing of the movie and was cut as a result. It’s also hyper violent, so it’s potentially NSFW.

Patriot Ordnance Factory Announces New Rifle

Saturday, March 29th, 2014


PHOENIX, AZ (March 2014) — Patriot Ordnance Factory proudly announces our new POF-USA Rifle – the Puritan Model – an entry level P15 in 5.56 / .223. The Puritan is a combination of our already popular regulated short-stroke gas piston system and our NEW E² extraction technology.

The Puritan rifle is an evolutionary update for POF-USA in reaction to changing landscapes of the economy. We are now able to offer an entry level super reliable, quality driven rifle at a reasonable price! It’s loaded with state-of-the-art exclusive POF-USA features. Our Puritan boasts features that include the E² extraction technology; gas regulated three mode piston operation, drop in trigger assembly with crisp 4.5 pound trigger pull, roller cam pin assembly, enhanced anti-tilt buffer tube, and plated one piece bolt and bolt carrier — the same parts used in our flagship line.

This rifle has been built and designed on the premise of the company founder, Frank DeSomma, that everybody should be able to own a POF-USA legendary short- stroke piston weapon system. Our entry-level optics ready platform is built with mil-spec aircraft grade forged aluminum uppers and lowers. The ejection port is embellished with the words God Bless America and our USA Flag.

Model: P15 Puritan
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 Remington)
Action: Semi-auto short stroke gas piston system
Weight: 6.7 pounds, empty
Length: 32-35.25” extended
Finish: Black anodized
Barrel: 16.5” nitride heat-treated POF contour barrel
Rifling: 1:8” twist, ½ x 28 barrel threads
Gas Block: Picatinny flattop gas block, bayonet mount and QD sling mount
Furniture: Magpul MOE mid-length polymer handguard
Magpul MOE buttstock
Magpul MOE pistol grip
Muzzle Device: A2 flash hider
Trigger: POF single stage, 4.5 pound drop in match grade trigger with KNS anti-walk pins
Sights: Receiver height railed gas block
Fire Control: Ambidextrous safety selector and rotating gas plug (normal, suppressed or off modes)
Includes: Magpul PMAG 30-round magazine


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Teaser Trailer

Friday, March 28th, 2014

While the point of a trailer is to make a movie appealing, I have to say that at least the turtles are looking good, and it doesn’t look like they’re space aliens as was rumored, so I’m cautiously optimistic.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ drops this Summer.

IFIXIT – Action Hero Toolkit

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Action Hero Kit

IFIXIT’s Action Hero Toolkit comes with everything you’d need to MacGyver yourself out of any situation:

– Bobby pin
– Strike-anywhere match
– Rubber band
– Birthday candle
– Paper clip
– Shoelace
– 1c Stamp
– Duct tape

The whole kit comes in a pocket-sized toolbox. Sadly, it doesn’t come with a mullet.


Old World Collectables And Creations – Bullet Chess

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014


Admittedly, this isn’t my first time covering OWCC’s Bullet Chess offerings, although they’ve greatly expanded their product line since I last wrote about them. New offerings include mini chess sets, shotshell checkers, and even .50 caliber backgammon. My personal favorite has to be the NATO vs SOVIET (Warsaw Pact) set above, which features demilled cartridges largely utilized by the two military alliances as the pieces.


The LaserLyte TGL Kit For The Diamondback Pistols

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

COTTONWOOD, AZ (March 2014) – LaserLyte®, innovators in firearms laser technologies, introduces the latest in the TGL series for the Diamondback™ pistols featuring the LaserLyte® Master Module system. The versatile Master Module fits into the gun’s housing seamlessly; matching the gun’s dust cover and trigger guard with perfect fit. The LaserLyte® TGL UTA-DB Kit fits the Diamondback™ .380 and 9mm models.


Each TGL package comes with two housings per model and will fit two guns for the price of just one laser. Simply use a Philips head screw driver to remove the single screw to swap out laser housings. A laser swap can easily be made in under a minute. Initial installation onto the gun will take less than five minutes and the laser does not require removal in order to change out batteries.

LaserLyte® UTA-DB Specifications:


Compatible Firearms:

Diamondback DB380, Diamondback DB9 models
Power Output: 650NM, 5MW, Class IIIA
Programmable: Dual mode constant on and pulse, auto-off in 6 minutes
Batteries: 3 x 392
Battery Life: Actual usage 5 hours constant on, 10 hours pulse mode
Weight: .75 ounces/0.0213 kg
Material: 55% Glass Filled Nylon and Aircraft Grade 6061 aluminum
Length: 1.52 inches/3.86 cm
Width: .76 inches/ 1.93 cm
Height: 1.70 inches/4.32 cm

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

Aesent – The World’s Most Comfortable Tent

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Aescent is a company that currently has a project up on Kickstarter: ‘The World’s Most Comfortable Tent’. The ‘World’s Most Comfortable Tent’ is a 4-man domed tent with an integrated 6-inch inflatable base attached via zipper access. The inflatable base is designed using an intertwining system of tubes, which limits the ability of air to be unevenly displaced, unlike traditional air mattresses built using a bladder-like construction. The tent is also designed so that it can be used without the mattress, for such times when weight conservation is a must. The tent is still in the prototype phase, and the finalized design is planned to include the addition of internal storage pockets and high-grade aluminum tent poles.


Collected Works Co. – Military Duffle Backpack

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014


Collected Works Co.’s Military Duffle Pack is made from waxed canvas, with Horween leather straps and shoulder pads. The exterior features a snap flap pocket, zipper pocket, and secret flask pocket. The interior features a laptop sleeve, zippered tablet pouch, open-top notebook pocket, open top phone pocket, and two open-top pen pockets.

Available in Olive w/ Brown trim, Navy 2/ Gray trim, and Ranger Tan. Made in the USA.


How To Brew Coffee The Red Storm Entertainment Way

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Deep within the bowels of Red Storm Entertainment, a new system for delivering fresh, new coffee was recently installed. For the sake of educating their employee populace, this educational tutorial video was created, and Red Storm was kind enough to share it with the rest of the world.


Nissan Announces Philanhropic Initiative In Support Of Wounded Warrior Project To Fuel Next Phase Of “Project Titan”

Friday, March 21st, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2014) – Nissan announced today its philanthropic initiative in support of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) that will help fuel the next phase of “Project Titan,” the automaker’s second crowd-source vehicle program that will build the ultimate off-road capable full-size truck.

Joe Byers

With the help of Titan fans, the vehicle will be outfitted with customized equipment designed to meet the unique needs of two injured service members who have been selected to take the ultimate outdoor adventure behind the wheel of Nissan’s brawny full-size pickup. WWP is a veteran services organization that helps post-9/11 veterans and their families’ transition into civilian life through a variety of programs and services.

“In addition to their physical wounds, service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder upon returning home,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer, Wounded Warrior Project. “We’re in the business of finding innovative ways to honor and empower these Wounded Warriors for a lifetime. Because of that, we are incredibly grateful to Nissan for providing this unique opportunity to two of these very deserving heroes.”

Announced at the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Business Conference, veterans David Guzman and Kevin McMahon have been chosen by Nissan and Wounded Warrior Project to embark on an unforgettable adventure behind the wheel of Nissan’s Project Titan truck. Iraqi war veterans, Guzman and McMahon have both suffered significant physical and invisible injuries throughout their military service.

During a night convoy mission in Iraq, Guzman sustained a traumatic brain injury in addition to damaging his leg, wrist and mouth. Despite these pitfalls, he has since earned Associate’s degrees in culinary arts and interdisciplinary studies. McMahon also suffered several emotional and physical traumas requiring several surgeries because of his multiple deployments around the globe. Since his return, he has frequently volunteered with WWP, and even joined the organization as a WWP leader throughout New England.

An Adventure of a Lifetime

Guzman and McMahon will embark on a multi-day trek through Alaska with the help of a custom-built 2014 Nissan Titan. The ruggedly tailored Titan will enable the veterans to take on the natural terrain of the Alaskan wild. To assist in their off-roading explorations, the veterans will put Titan’s cargo carrying flexibility to the test by loading up the truck with an array of outdoor recreational and survival equipment. With a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 lbs, sliding bed extender, Utili-track™ Bed Channel System for optimum cargo hauling and a lockable bedside storage compartment, the Titan’s undeniable functionality makes it the perfect companion for the rigorous journey.

“With its first‐in-class features and serious hauling and towing capabilities, the Nissan Titan is built for handling The Last Frontier,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Parts and Service, Nissan North America. “The custom-built Project Titan is sure to amaze. Our goal is to create a truck that will cater to the individual needs of these fearless Warriors, and the only way we can do that is by pushing Titan to its limits with features never-before-seen on a Nissan full-size pickup.”

The Warriors’ ultimate Alaskan adventure was inspired by Joe Byers. Byers, along with 2,500 other outdoor journalists, was asked during a special media event at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show and Conference in Las Vegas to describe his idea of the ultimate adventure. When coupled with the Titan’s work-hard-play-hard design and rugged construction, Byers’ adventure concept will enable the wounded service members to experience Alaska’s beauty from all vantage points, whether perched on a mountain in Healy or waist deep in the Kenai River.

A Shared Adventure

For his winning submission, Byers will join the two injured veterans on their Alaskan experience. Additionally, Byers was awarded a one-year lease of a 2014 Titan PRO-4X of his own to take on his many annual hunts.

Equipped with a 5.6-liter V8 engine, 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, electronic locking rear differential and Nissan Navigation System with color display and USB connectivity, Byers’ will be armed with a powerful full-size truck that has earned a reputation of being a rugged, reliable and spirited choice for active truck buyers. Designed to get the job done, whether that job entails hauling cargo, a trailer or just family and friends, the 2014 Titan combines no non-sense performance with an array of technology and comfort features.

Hardcore Hardware Australia – LFK01

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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HHA’s LFK01 is designed for situations where a full-sized fix blade knife would be unmanageable and a folding knife a poor compromise. The LFK01 is forged from D2 Tool Steel with a robust Black or Tan Teflon finish. The LFK01 features shock absorbing paracord wrap available in a choice of colors, and is coated in a proprietary acrylic solution; the solution will not impede the practical use of the cord if removed for use in a survival situation.

The sheath is Cordura with a Kydex insert. It features press stud blade retention, and is designed to attach primarily to PALS webbing.


Morovision – PVS-15 Sale

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


As the PVS-15 has been replaced by the AN/PVS-31, Morovision has added the former to their “Specials and Closeouts” page. Get the PVS-15 Gen 3 PINNACLE at 35% off while the sale lasts.


SilencerCo Is Giving Away A SIG P226 + Osprey 9 Suppressor

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


SilencerCo in association with Gallenson’s – a gun store based in Salt Lake City – is giving away a SIG P226 + Osprey 9 suppressor to one lucky Facebook fan.

You can enter the contest via the link below:


Chiappa’s Fun Mfour-22 Carbine

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

MKS Supply, LLC, Dayton OH, March 2014 – Mfour .22 LR Rimfire carbine still a great and low cost fun firearm.

The Chiappa Mfour fires economically priced .22 Rimfire ammunition for a ton of some serious practice for its “bigger” 5.56mm /.223 brothers. Even in today’s .22LR hoarding situation the .22 LR is a real bargain compared to center fire ammunition.

The military lookalike Chiappa Mfour carbine is a terrific ultra-quality, accurate, serious platform to keep skills up or for transition to its big brother center fire carbine. And probably most important, the Chiappa Mfour is a bunch of fun!


The Chiappa Mfour comes with a detachable (dual aperture adjustable iron sight) carry handle assembly and Picatinny flat top for optics.


– Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
– Weight: 5.5 pounds
– Overall length: 34.25-inches
– Barrel Length: 16-inches
– Materials: Light weight and ultra tough polymer upper and lower receiver
– Magazines: Depending on state law either two 28-round or two10-round magazines
– Colors: Desert tan (shown) or all black


Cold Steel – Apocalypse Proof Teaser Video

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Check out this teaser for the latest in the Cold Steel series of ‘proof’ videos, ‘Apocalypse Proof’. No word on a release date.


Project Skyborn

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Project Skyborn – short film from Marko Slavnic on Vimeo.

This science fiction short film by Marko Slavic is kind of a blend of ‘Battle Royale’ and ‘Moon’.

Diamondhead – Safe-T-Gun

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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Diamondhead Safe-T-Gun

Diamondhead’s Safe-T-Gun is a polymer/composite AR-15 replica with the exact same dimensions as an actual rifle. Its design allows for the installation of actual rifle accessories. This makes it excellent for situations where a real weapon isn’t necessarily required, such as trade shows, product demonstrations, or safety instruction. Components include an upper receiver, lower receiver with buttstock, grip, and magazine, and the Safe-T-Bolt.

Made in the USA. Available in Black or Red finish.


This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily.

Ember Equipment – Modular Urban Backpack

Friday, March 14th, 2014


Emer Equipment’s Modular Urban Backpack is a 20-liter urban pack with included German-made magnetic coupling hardware. The pack incorporates padded and fleece-lined internal laptop and tablet pockets, and two weatherproof exterior gear pockets. The exterior of the pack is made from Cordura nylon, and the interior is lined with Cordura nylon. It is currently up for funding on Kickstarter.

Ember Product from Ember Equipment on Vimeo.


RamRodz Inc. Revolutionizes Gun Cleaning

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

A slow and tedious job is now faster and easier than ever before.


Woodstock, NY (March 13, 2014) – RamRodz™ Incorporated announces a revolutionary NEW line of gun barrel and breech cleaners. RamRodz™ provide a simple-to-use, all-purpose cleaning system that eliminates the need for cotton patches, rags and attachments. Mounted on 8” flexible bamboo handles and available in five common caliber sizes, RamRodz™ are ideal for cleaning all internal gun parts including barrels, bolts, slides, chambers, breeches, magazine housings and more. They feature specially designed industrial cotton tips that absorb solvents without dripping, expand deep into the rifling grooves and release solvent only when pressure is applied.

“RamRodz™ provide a far superior cleaning performance than existing methods without the splatter or mess,” explains Ian Vinci, President of RamRodz™. “They are a disposable, inexpensive and versatile innovation that allows the user to clean areas of a firearm that simply cannot be reached with other products.”

Available in six sizes including .22, .38/.357/9mm, .40, .45, .50 and a special 3” breech cleaner model, RamRodz™ are perfect for cleaning virtually every component of a gun. A slow and tedious job is now faster and easier than ever before.

Made entirely from renewable resources, RamRodz™ are disposable and biodegradable. For information on RamRodz™ Rifle Adapters, email [email protected]. Ask your local distributor for RamRodz™, or visit www.ramrodz.com for more information.

LaserLyte Partners with NSSF’s First Shots Program

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

LaserLyte’s unique Bullseye laser training systems offer new shooters the chance to build confidence and control in total safety.


COTTONWOOD, AZ (March 2014) – LaserLyte®, innovators in firearms laser technologies, has donated more than $20,000 of retail product to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s First Shots® program, including the company’s Trigger Tyme™ Pistols, Laser Training Targets and Training Lasers.

LaserLyte® is operated by the father-and-son team of Larry and Aaron Moore, both avid target shooters and hunters. The company is known for many firearm laser products, including its Trigger Tyme™ Training Pistol, Laser Trainers and Interactive Targets. The new Bullseye Training Kit includes all the products mentioned above in theTLB-BEK. This kit will provide important and fun training equipment for both newcomers and experienced target shooters. This new system is in honor of the NSSF’s First Shots® program and a logical next step in the evolution of LaserLyte® training systems.

“It is our honor and privilege to participate in such a vital program for new shooters,” Aaron Moore, VP of Sales and Marketing for LaserLyte® commented. “Our products, with the support of the First Shots program, will introduce thousands of new shooters to our industry.”

Operated by NSSF member host ranges, First Shots® provides an introduction to target shooting for newcomers and also offers a Second Round component to provide novices with the next step in their introduction to the shooting sports and firearms safety.

“This generous donation of laser training equipment from LaserLyte® is a perfect fit for First Shots® and will help participants learn about safe gun handling, trigger pull, target acquisition and other shooting skills,” said Tisma Juett, manager of the First Shots® program.

LaserLyte® product packages will be made available to ranges that host First Shots® Second Round events, specifically to help participants learn how to safely draw from a holster and use proper trigger control to put shots on target prior to supervised live-fire exercises.

Learn more about LaserLyte® at its website and about First Shots® at www.firstshots.org.

How To Disappear Online

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014


Who Is Hosting This recently posted an infographic detailing the various steps one would have to take to effectively delete their online identity, from removing profiles on various social media sites, up to deleting any current email addresses. It isn’t definitive (the internet never forgets), but it’ll make you much harder to track down even beyond a cursory search.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Extended First Look

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier drops April 4th, 2014.

The Legend of Gecko45

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

It’s never a bad time to bring up the legendary exploits of the #1 mall ninja Gecko45. You can read up the entirety of his archived ramblings on Lonelymachines.org.

G-Shock – GD-120CM-5ER

Saturday, March 8th, 2014


As part of the new 2014 camo collection from G-Shock, the GD-120CM-5ER features a special, military-style camouflage print. Water resistant up to 200 meters, with quartz digital movement. Capable of 12/24 hour format, with an onboard alarm, calenar, stopwatch, and LED light.

Also available in ‘red/black’ and ‘grey/dark grey’ camouflage prints.

Available from Klepsoo.