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Sunday, July 31st, 2016


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Primer Projects – Spent Brass Patch

Saturday, July 30th, 2016


Primer Projects latest patch, Spent Brass, is made of soft PVC with Velcro hook backing.

You can get it here: www.primerprojects.com/product/spent-brass

Hults Bruk Introduces American Felling Axe By Dave Canterbury

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Not really that tactical, but on the other hand, who doesn’t love a good axe?

The ultimate woodsman’s axe designed by survival and wilderness skills instructor, Dave Canterbury

Åby, Sweden – (Aug. 3, 2016) – Hults Bruk, the world’s oldest active axe manufacturer, is proud to introduce a new felling axe to their acclaimed line of Swedish hand-forged axes. Created by survival and wilderness skills instructor, blacksmith and New York Times bestselling author, Dave Canterbury, the new design is based on professional felling axes made popular during the 19th century American forestry industry boom.

Felling large trees the traditional way is an art requiring skill and a proper axe. Good felling axes are often expensive competition designs, too heavy for practical outdoor use. Understanding the features of a tool, and the tool’s intended purpose, are key elements to consider when creating the perfect woodsman’s axe. Canterbury settled on a purpose built design made for heavy use in an environment of hardwood trees. By meticulously pairing the right style of axe head with the right kind of handle, the American Felling Axe drops dense, large sized trees effectively, allowing the user to work longer without tiring.

Unlike modern curved handles that provide forward momentum and leverage at the expense of control, the Hults Bruk American Felling Axe features a perfectly straight, 32-inch American hickory handle to reduce wrist pivoting on the swing. Canterbury and Hults Bruk blacksmiths poured through several traditional models and uncovered a renowned, reliable Montreal pattern axe head. Useful for more than just felling, the pattern features wide cheeks for splitting and a long, razor sharp bit for felling, bucking and processing wood. Weighing 3 1/2 lbs., the axe head is made with high quality Swedish steel, expertly forged at the historic Hults Bruk factory.

Canterbury, a blacksmith who makes many of his own tools, doesn’t have the facilities to make larger tools like axes and felt Hults Bruk was the company to craft his version of a traditional American felling axe. “Hults Bruk is the oldest axe manufacturer in the world,” remarks Dave Canterbury. “Their quality and passion for excellence makes them the perfect choice for a design that is both a usable axe for any woodsman and also an heirloom-worthy tool that can be passed from generation to generation.”

“Dave understands axe design from both the perspective of an outdoor survival instructor and as a blacksmith,” says Gerard Pegelow, Export Director of Hults Bruk. “We’re proud to partner with Dave and bring his vision to reality.”


American Felling Axe by Dave Canterbury

  • Axe Head Weight: 3 1/2 lbs.
  • Handle Length: 32-inches
  • Axe Head: Swedish steel
  • Handle Material: American hickory
  • MSRP $239
  • Hults Bruk will debut the new axe at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (booth BR317).


    Titanium Everyday Carry Pocket Knives On Kickstarter

    Thursday, July 28th, 2016


    Bryce Alexander of quietcarry.com has started a project on Kickstarter for two Titanium frame EDC pocket knives, The Strand and The West. The Strand, the larger of the two, features a Grade 5/6AL 4V titanium frame, with a D2 steel 2.8″ blade, and is a locking design. The West also features a Grade 5/6AL 4V titanium frame, with a D2 steel blade, although its length is 2.5″, and it does not lock.

    Both knives are also being offered in multiple finishes, including Black PVD, Bead Blasted, and Satin.

    For more details, and to back the project, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/471996800/titanium-everyday-carry-pocket-knives-the-strand-a

    Prometheus Design Werx – S.H.A.D.O. Pack 28L

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


    Prometheus Design Werx’s S.H.A.D.O (Suspension, Haul, Access, Durability, Organized) pack is a feature-rich day pack designed and manufactured in California. Made of 500D Cordura nylon, the pack features dual clam shell opening compartments, with a dedicated EDC compartment, padded laptop sleeve, full length internal mesh organizer pocket, and low-profile padded shoulder straps with 1″ PALS webbing overlay.

    Additional features include:

    – Dual hydration bladder tube ports
    – 4″ tall hook & loop ID/Morale patch panel
    – Wicking, padded back
    – Removable sternum strap

    Available in Black and Coyote Brown


    WWII 1911 .45 CAL Pistol Training

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

    This is great stuff.


    Monday, July 25th, 2016

    Crosman Airbow

    BLOOMFIELD, New York (JULY 25, 2016) Since its introduction in January, Crosman Corporation’s Benjamin® Pioneer Airbow® has captured the attention of rifle hunters seeking a safe and efficient entry into the exciting world of bowhunting, and crossbow owners who are drawn to it for its safe and uncomplicated operation. The Archery Trade Association (ATA) recently issued a negative position statement on the Airbow® that contained misstatements about this revolutionary hunting weapon.

    Contrary to what the ATA has stated, Crosman Corporation does pay the required excise tax that goes towards conservation efforts supported by Pittman Robertson funds. Although pneumatic weapons are currently exempt from this tax, the arrows used by the Airbow® are subject to the tax. Additionally, because Crosman wants to support conservation efforts along with firearms manufacturers and other archery companies, Crosman is proactively pursuing the removal of the tax exemption for certain large bore pneumatic weapons, including the Airbow®.

    The Airbow® may not meet the ATA’s definition of “pure” archery equipment; however, hunters that currently use archery weapons and firearms continue to petition their state wildlife and legislative leaders to make it a legal alternative to use in their preferred seasons. Consumers are drawn to the Airbow® because its performance compares closely to, if not exceeds, most crossbows. Furthermore, both consumers and state officials that have experienced the capabilities of the Airbow® firsthand recognize it as a safe alternative to crossbows.

    Professional hunter Jim Shockey stated it best in explaining his support of the Pioneer Airbow®:

    “Despite equipment innovations over the years, we hunters have learned to coexist. I believe we’ve become more accepting of each other, no matter what type of hunting tool we choose. And this is a good thing for the future of our hunting heritage. As hunting equipment manufacturers have innovated, the hunting market has grown, more people have jobs in our industry, and wild places and wild animals are better off. More hunters mean more dollars for wildlife conservation.”

    Two hundred years ago an airgun helped lead the expansion of the West as part of the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. Today, Crosman Corporation continues the exploration of new territory with pneumatic power and the Airbow® is leading the way.

    For more information on the Benjamin® Pioneer Airbow® please visit benjaminairbows.com. For up-to-the-minute news from Crosman Corporation, follow us on Twitter (@crosmancorp).

    Justice League Trailer

    Sunday, July 24th, 2016

    For those who don’t know, San Diego Comic-Con 2016 ended today, and with SDCC comes a lot of comic, gaming, and movie news. And with movie news, comes movie trailers, including this one for the upcoming Justice League movie.

    The trailer already seems to portray a slightly more lighthearted feel than Batman v Superman, which is a bit jarring compared to the later film, but it looks like it could be pretty fun.

    Combat Flip Flops – The Amputee Retrofit Strap

    Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

    The Amputee Retrofit Strap (ARS) is a new product from Combat Flip Flops, an accessory strap which secures their new Floperator model flip flop to a prosthetic leg. It was manufactured in association with Tactical Tailor, and is intended to give Veteran amputees the ability to wear the Floperator model flip flops.


    Currently, the Amptee Retrofit Strap is available as a free accessory with the Floperator. No word yet on whether the ARS will be offered as a stand-alone product, but stay tuned for further news.


    Polymer80 – Spectre 80% Polymer Pistol Frame To Be Offered In New Colors

    Friday, July 22nd, 2016


    If you were interested in picking up one of Polymer80’s Spectre pistol frames, but wanted it in a color other than black, then you’re in luck. Polymer80 just announced they’ll be offering the 80% pistol frame in Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, and White.

    You can order the Spectre 80% pistol frame at www.polymer80.com/Polymer80-80-Pistol-Frame-V1_p_1839

    Battle-Rattle Whiskey Chillers

    Thursday, July 21st, 2016


    Battle-Rattle is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business which makes stainless steel whiskey chillers. The chillers come in the following shapes, and are available either individually or as part of sets:

  • 120mm Sabot Round
  • Mortar Round
  • M84 Stun Grenade
  • Land Mine
  • Sprocket
  • M67 Fragmentation Grenade
  • battle-rattle.com

    FAN-O-RAMA – Futurama Live Action Fan Film

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

    A live action Futurama? I’m sold; you can never have enough, even if it is a fan work.

    Protech Tactical Debuts The New Bark-9 Carrier For Today’s Canine Officer

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2016


    The refined carrier enhances protection and maneuverability for canine officers

    Jacksonville, Fla. – Safariland today announced the all-new Protech® Tactical Bark-9™ carrier, the next generation of protection in canine tactical carriers. As the industry’s best-in-class canine armor, the Bark-9 carrier is the first to meet the needs of police dogs for coverage, flexibility and maneuverability. Its contoured design allows for high-speed application and assaults vital for outperforming an assailant in high-threat situations.

    The load-bearing carrier was redesigned to address the changing tactics of today’s canine units to be compact and lighter weight. In recent years, some departments have transitioned from large dog breeds to smaller, athletic canines whose speed and physical techniques are critical for the challenges of the job.

    “With the demand for canine officers increasing and threat levels at an all-time high, this top-of-the line carrier delivers the necessary protection with maneuverability,” said Brian Santimauro, Category Director, Tactical Armor. “The Bark-9 tactical carrier was designed with the same passion and innovation as our products for the human officer.”

    The interior of the Bark-9 tactical carrier features 420-denier Cordura® diamond ripstop nylon for breathability and a comfortable fit. Reinforced stitching on the exterior of the 1000-denier Cordura® nylon carrier resists mission wear and tear, prolonging the life of the carrier.

    Notable features include a high-profile hook, loop and buckle closure system, a restraint handle with D-rings for adjustable leash attachment and a modular webbing platform along the spine of the carrier for attaching video equipment. A detachable spine can be added to the back of the carrier to provide ballistic overlap with lengthened ballistic protection.

    Integral to the company’s product development process, the Bark-9 was distributed to several U.S. law enforcement agencies for wear-testing. This field input facilitated discoveries and design innovations to make this the next generation of tactical carriers for today’s canine officers. The Bark-9’s product testing, along with all Safariland gear, ensures that the company delivers the best performance possible.

    The Bark-9 carrier is currently offered with four ballistic packages to accommodate various mission requirements and is available now with MSRPs ranging from $1,410.00 to $2,050.00, based on ballistics selection. The standard color offering is black, and other colors are available upon request. For more information, please visit www.safariland.com/protech-tactical.

    The Roark Revival – Fear The Sea Mesh Snapback Hat

    Monday, July 18th, 2016


    A reader sent in a pic of a Roark Revival ‘Fear The Sea’ mesh snapback hat they found at Sun Diego Board Shop in Mission Beach, San Diego. The hat itself is a “premium trucker hat”, with front panel “Fear the Sea” patch, adjustable snapback, and foam front and mesh back. What’s of real interest is the camo pattern, and how it differs from the one presented on the company’s website. This in-store variant sports an interesting blended woodland-esque pattern, however the example shown on the website is clearly different:


    The example on the site (in the ‘Cam-Cam’ variant) shows a pattern that has more than a passing resemblance to Brookwood Transitional pattern. If I saw a hat more like the one on the site, I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. I don’t wear trucker caps very well, but Brookwood’s camo patterns are pretty cool.


    Thanks to A.J. for the tip!

    He-Man Is Back

    Sunday, July 17th, 2016

    Super7 is bringing back He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an animation style resembling the original cartoon.

    It’s premiering outside of this year’s SDCC, so if you happen to be in the area, give the new episode a look: the address is in the video.

    The Arcus 3D-Printed Rubber Band Gatling Gun

    Saturday, July 16th, 2016

    I’ve really got to get a 3D printer…

    CoD4 Remastered Crew Expendable Gameplay

    Friday, July 15th, 2016

    Check out this footage from the remastered version of CoD 4, AKA the real reason Infinite Warfare is getting all its pre-orders.

    Chewbacca Beer Cozy

    Thursday, July 14th, 2016

    Makes me wonder what kind of beer chewbacca would be... a stout, perhaps?

    Think Geek continues with their unique branded items with this Chewbacca beer cozy; they call it a can cooler, but it’s all the same. Regardless of your beverage choice, the Chewbacca cozy is sized for standard 12 oz cans, and features a rubber interior with a polyester exterior.



    Wednesday, July 13th, 2016


    Sauve Wins 4th WFTF PCP Title, Gupta Wins All-Around

    BLOOMFIELD, New York (JULY 13, 2016) Summer’s hottest shooting competition lived up to the billing with the 7th running of the Crosman All-American Field Target Championship as 80 shooters from across the country plus Canada and Puerto Rico competed over two days at Rochester Brooks International Gun Club in western New York. The match featured a 120-shot rifle course and a 30-shot pistol course with awards presented in nine competition classes.

    Joel Gupta of Westampton, New Jersey put together the most complete performance of the weekend, placing fourth in his rifle division with 106 points and winning his pistol division with 36. The combined total of 142 secured the All-Around title by five points over Puerto Rico’s Manuel Morales.

    The World Field Target Federation (WFTF) division utilizes the international standard of 12 foot-pound rifles. Greg Sauve of Green Bay, Wisconsin is a member of Team USA and a top international competitor; he previously won WFTF PCP class in 2011, 2012 and 2014. After Day 1 of the 2016 CAAFTC he led by a single point and finished with a score of 110. Three shooters tied for second with a 106 and Brian Vandenboom of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois won in a shootoff while Jeff Paddock of Olmsted Falls, Ohio fell to third and Tyler Patner of Solon, Ohio placed fourth.

    WFTF PCP Top 5

    1. Greg Sauve 110
    Green Bay, WI

    2. Brian Vandenboom* 106
    Winthrop Harbor, IL

    3. Jeff Paddock* 106
    Olmstead Falls, OH

    4. Tyler Patner* 106
    Solon, OH

    5. Tom Holland 100
    Maspeth, New York

    Manuel Morales of Puerto Rico led wire-to-wire in WFTF Piston class and finished with a score of 104. Jerry LaRocca of Liverpool, NY finished second with a 101 and Ray Apelles of Somers, New York secured third with a 99.


    Schwartz Tactical – ST Vengeance Karambit Knife

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


    Schwartz Tactical’s Vengeance is a karambit-style knife made of carbon fiber and titanium, making it lightweight at only 2.2 oz. The handle is wrapped in 550 paracord, and the cutting edge is reinforced with tungsten carbide.

    Available in double and single-edge models.


    System Shock Pre-Alpha Demo

    Monday, July 11th, 2016

    It turns out you can download the pre-alpha demo for the upcoming System Shock remake right now, which is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign.

    You can get all the details at the official site: systemshock.com

    Sideshow Collectables – IG-88 1/6 Scale Figure

    Sunday, July 10th, 2016


    Sideshow Collectables is offering a limited edition run of highly-detailed 1/6 scale IG-88 figurines. For those who don’t know, IG-88 is a feared bounty hunting droid in the Star Wars series, and was one of the bounty hunters in Empire tasked by Darth Vader to track down the Millennium Falcon.

    This particular figure includes:

    – New movie-accurate paint scheme
    – Three (3) newly sculpted concussion grenades
    – Light-up feature in the head (requires three LR-41 batteries)
    – Fabric bandolier with instrument pins and magnetic attachment for grenades
    – BlasTech E-11 blaster
    – BlasTech DLT-20A blaster rifle
    – Fully functional extendable legs

    Sideshow is also offering a limited run of Bossk and 4-LOM figures as well, if you’re looking to expand your bounty hunter collection.


    Batman v Superman: Batman Kill Count

    Saturday, July 9th, 2016

    BvS spoilers, but, yeah, Batman kills more than a few thugs in that movie. I just thought it was more than 20…

    Action Figure Therapy – Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot

    Friday, July 8th, 2016

    Coffee, coffee, coffee!

    Sideshow Collectables – The Force Unleashed Han And Chewbacca Figures

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016


    Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toys has further expanded their Star Wars Episode VII offerings with the Han Solo and Chewbacca sixth scale figures. Both figures are highly detailed with 30 points of articulation, and come complete with multiple hands, appropriate weaponry, and in Han’s case, both his iconic smuggler outfit and the Winter clothing set he wore on the Starkiller base.

    They’re also available as individual pieces, if you only want one or the other, although buying them separately also forgoes one remote detonator and three thermal detonators for Chewie, and Starkiller base-themed base attachable for both figurines.