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Factory Entertainment – James Bond – The Golden Gun Limited Edition Prop Replica

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Factory Entertainment is releasing a seriously high-quality prop replica of assassin Francisco Scaramanga’s titular Golden Gun from the James Bond film ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’. A 1:1 scale replica, this prop is officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions, and was created after extensive study of the props in EON Productions’ archives and interviews with the cast and crew. But the coolest thing about this particular prop is, it actually disassembles and reassembles just like the one in the film:

– Fountain Pen Barrel
– Lighter
– Cigarette Case
– Cufflink
– Replica bullet

According to the description on the product page, these components are made of machined metal, and will be 18ct gold plated, so this is sure to be a pretty expensive prop.

Pre-orders go up on September 1st, with delivery noted to be sometime in Fall of 2020.

www.factoryent.com/James-Bond-The-Golden-Gun-Limited-Edition-Prop-p

Evil Dead 4k Restoration Limited Theatrical Event

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Grindhouse Releasing is bringing the original Evil Dead back to theaters for an extremely limited engagement throughout the US. In celebration of the 4k release of Evil Dead on Blu-ray, this theatrical release of Evil Dead will also be in 4k, with the restoration done from the original 16mm print – and in close collaboration with original director Sam Raimi. The release will also feature a brand new 5.1 surround sound mix, and a completely reimagined soundtrack by original composer Joseph LoDuca.

Information on when the showings will be, and at which theaters is woefully limited. However, Grindhouse Releasing only recently posted the announcement, and they’re sure to put up the official schedule on their site in due time: grindhousereleasing.com

Expect this one to pop up at arthouse theaters and Alamo Drafthouses across the US soon!

Holosun Introduces New Premium Micro Red Dot

Monday, August 26th, 2019

City of Industry, CA (August 26, 2019)- Holosun is pleased to introduce the latest in its lineup of premium micro red dot optics, the HE508T-RD. The HE508T is a pistol sized protected by a CNC machined titanium housing. Its open frame design and ultra-clear glass give the HE508T a superior sight picture, and the latest Holosun technologies make this optic ideal for any situation.

Leading the Holosun lineup for pistol sized optics, the HE508T is packed with proprietary technology to help keep its users shooting in any environment. The HE508T’s titanium housing makes it durable, corrosion resistant, and lightweight while Solar FailSafe and Shake Awake technologies keep it running, no matter what. Additionally, the HE508T has an IPX8 waterproof rating which means that the optic can safely operate in wet climates, in the rain, and even when submerged in water.

Holosun proudly boasts a battery life of up to 100,000 hours, or ten years, on the HE508T. Battery life is critical, so Holosun developed Shake Awake technology that helps users preserve battery life by detecting motion, and a lack of motion, in the optic. When no motion is detected, the unit will automatically power down the L.E.D. to conserve power. Once movement resumes, the optic immediately restores power to the L.E.D. so that the user never has to guess or wonder if their optic is active. If the unexpected should occur and the battery does fail, Solar FailSafe uses a small solar panel mounted on top of the HE508T to collect ambient light to provide illumination for red dot. The brightness of the L.E.D. varies depending on the amount of light in the environment so users will never have a dim red dot in daylight or one that’s too bright indoors.

The HE508T is tough and reliable as well as being customizable for any application using the included Multiple Reticle System. Holosun has developed this technology to allow users to choose between a 2MOA dot, a 32MOA ring, or both so that this micro red dot can be used on different weapon systems and adjusted to user preference for faster and more reliable target acquisition. While there are multiple reticles there is only one L.E.D.. This means that the HE508T only needs to be zeroed once which saves users setup time.

Packed full of Holosun’s latest proprietary technology all placed neatly into a small, lightweight, corrosion resistant titanium body makes the HE508T a rugged and capable premium optic in a small package. The HE508T is available today at authorized Holosun retailers and through their website http://www.holosun.com. The HE508T-RD features a red L.E.D., but future models will include a green L.E.D. With an MSRP of $411.75 the HE508T is a powerful micro red dot optic at an incredible value. For questions and retail inquiries please contact [email protected]

The Mandalorian Official Trailer

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

If you haven’t already given up on Star Wars after Disney’s blatant mismanagement of the property, you might find some interest in this trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’, an upcoming series about a Manalorian bounty hunter that takes place between Episodes 6 and 7. You’ll also have to get a Disney+ subscription if you want to watch, so add another streaming service to the pile.

Black Powder Red Earth Yemen Trailer

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Here’s a trailer for the Black Powder Red Earth Yemen graphic novel series. For those who are unfamiliar with the franchise, here’s the official synopsis for ‘Yemen’:

In the decade following the invasion of Iraq, Private Military Companies become the preferred instrument of foreign policy by Petro-Monarchies in the failed states of the Middle East. Staffed with former SOF combat veterans, Cold Harbor selects, trains and leads armies of local nationals in conventional and unconventional warfare operations. Combat actions conducted by the PMC are not considered acts of war. They are matters of foreign internal defense.

The books sold out on the official site only 5 minutes after this trailer dropped, so you’ll have to get yours through Amazon:

www.amazon.com/Black-Powder-Earth-Yemen-Book/dp/1979235074/

Mondo Tees – Metal Gear Solid Enamel Pins

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Metal Gear Solid, everyone’s favorite Tactical Espionage Action series, is getting representation in the form of enamel pins, thanks to Mondo Tees. Available at Noon CT today, the set consists of cyborg ninja Grey Fox, legendary infiltrator Solid Snake, and the fourth wall breaking psychic Psycho Mantis, as well as a fourth two-piece set which consist of a Guard with the iconic “!” alert; the later is easily my favorite of the set.

This is a Mondo release, so it’s bound to go quick. The 2xLP of the MGS soundtrack is also due to go up at the same time, if you’re into collecting vinyl.

mondotees.com

Vajra Tactical Concepts – Tacticute Seifuku

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

This is Vajra Tactical Concepts’ Tacticute Seifuku. A must have for any tactically-inclined waifus, it combines the iconic Japanese schoolgirl ‘Seifuku’ uniform with the modern combat uniform. The resulting fusion of which is neither fully appropriate for an educational environment, nor the field of combat, but ascetically pleasing, all the same.

The shirt portion features combat uniform-style cargo and bicep pockets, with Velcro panels for the attachment of morale or ID patches. The pleated skirt features an adjustable waist side zipper, and dual cargo pockets, as well as wide belt loops perfectly sized for a tactical belt.

Interested parties can contact Vajira Tacticalc Concepts via their Facebook page to order.

www.facebook.com/vajrataconcept/

Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 Watch is the lead prop in upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’

Monday, August 19th, 2019

As the title states, the Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 is the lead prop in the upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’, staring Michael Chiklis and Bruce Willis. According to Jerommie Smith, the president of Smith & Bradley, S&B worked directly on set and made all the prop watches in the film, which are featured in a shot in every scene.

You can check out the trailer for ’10 MINUTES GONE’ below:

Jasco Games is bringing an Evil Dead 2 board game to Kickstarter

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Las Vegas-based Jasco Games, designer and publisher of various types of tabletop and card games, has announced that they’re soon going to be putting an Evil Dead 2 board game up on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.

Here’s a bit of background that lead to this announcement: there was an earlier attempt by Bellingham, Washington-based Space Goat Productions to fund an Evil Dead 2 boardgame via Kickstarter. Unfortunately, despite funding from 6000+ backers, Space Goat revealed they would be unable to complete the game and had no concrete solution for the issue. Normally, that would be the end of it, the game would have fallen into obscurity, and all the backers of the original project would go empty-handed.

However, Jasco Games, in partnership with board game designers Lynnvander Studios, have obtained the board game rights for Evil Dead 2, and will be creating their own Evil Dead 2 board game. This new Evil Dead 2 board game, which is also going up on Kickstarter, will have some of the elements from the Space Goat game integrated into its design, and Jasco Games will also be donating a copy of this new game to a backer of the Space Goat version, for every copy funded in the new campaign.

It’s easy to recognize the irony in crowdfunding the revival of a game that failed to be created after its own crowdfunding campaign fell through. However, Jasco Games has a lot of great games based on famous properties under their umbrella, so they’re probably the best bet to actually seeing this project through.

Here’s a link to the official announcement: jascogames.com/jasco-games-looks-to-revive-evil-dead-2-the-official-board-game

Stay tuned for more info on the Kickstarter campaign when it goes live.

“The Making of the U.S. M17” Featured This Week on NRA’s American Rifleman TV

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 13, 2019) – This week the NRA’s American Rifleman TV will feature The Making of the U.S. M17; an in-depth feature about the success of the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System. The episode chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm, the development of the SIG SAUER P320 handgun that would eventually become the M17, and ultimately the fielding of the M17 and M18 with all branches of the U.S. Military, and the overall success of the program.

American Rifleman TV, premiering on The Outdoor Channel, featuring The Making of the U.S. M17, will air this week at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30am EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30pm EDT

The NRA’s American Rifleman TV episode The Making of the U.S. M17 features interviews with Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Gabe Bailey, MHS Program Manager, Sean Toner, Design Engineer, and Daniel Horner, Team SIG Professional Shooter.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

Holosun Technologies Introduces its Newest Micro Red Dot Unit

Monday, August 12th, 2019

City of Industry, CA (Aug 13, 2019)- Holosun Technologies is pleased to introduce the latest in its lineup of micro red dot optics, the HS407C. The HS407C is an entry level pistol sized optic that features two of Holosun’s proprietary battery saving technologies, as well as a unique red 12MOA ring in place of the standard 2MOA red dot. This unique small optic built into a durable aluminum body is ideal for use on a shotgun or whatever the situation demands.

As an entry level micro optic, the HS407C is built for rugged reliability and dependability. The HS407C’s aluminum housing makes it durable, corrosion resistant, and lightweight while Solar FailSafe and Shake Awake technologies keep it running, no matter what. Additionally, the HS407C has an IPX7 waterproof rating which means that the optic can safely operate in wet climates.

Holosun proudly boasts a battery life of up to 100,000 hours, or ten years, on the HS508C. Holosun knows battery life is crucial and features Shake Awake technology that helps users preserve battery life by detecting motion, and a lack of motion, in the optic. When it senses the optic is no longer in use through movement it will automatically power down the L.E.D. to conserve battery life. Once the optic detects movement again, it immediately restores power to the L.E.D. so that the user never has to guess or wonder if their optic is active. If the unexpected should occur and the battery does fail, Solar FailSafe uses a small solar panel mounted on top of the HS407C to collect ambient light to provide illumination for red dot. The brightness of the L.E.D. varies depending on the amount of light in the environment so users will never have a dim red dot in daylight or one that’s too bright indoors.

The HS407C is unique to the Holosun lineup as it features a 12MOA ring only. This reticle style is favored among shotgun users as it can be used to help shooters predict their spread pattern more easily ensuring nothing misses the target. Additionally, this reticle allows users to see through it so it does not obstruct view like a large red dot might. This optic features ten daylight brightness settings and two night vision compatible settings as well.

Durability and affordability are where the HS407C excel. Even as an entry level optic, the HS407C still delivers strength, clarity, and a long battery life. The HS407C is available today at authorized Holosun retailers and through their website http://www.holosun.com. The HS507C is the sibling unit of the HS407C that adds Multiple Reticle System technology to the optic. With an MSRP of $270.58 the HS407C is an affordable micro red dot optic. For questions and retail inquiries please contact [email protected] for more.

NERF Elite Titan CS-50

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

The Titan CS-50, which is due in stores starting in September, is an absolute monster of a dart blaster. Virtually the NERF equivalent of a minigun, the Titan CS-50 features a spinning barrel assembly, and feeds from a massive 50-round drum, which will initially be available only with this blaster. The fire rate is reportedly 8 rounds a second, so it’ll blow through its drum quick. It also requires 4 “D” batteries to run, and comes with a shoulder strap, because with a blaster this size, you’re gonna need one.

The drum mag alone is actually pretty cool. It has Elite branding on the front, and a clear plastic window on the rear so you can check your remaining darts. Additionally, the bottom of the mag has a skeltonized foot, so it can serve as a pesudo-monopod. And, although this isn’t a surprise, the drum looks to be fully compatible with all other Elite blasters on the market.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-elite-titan-cs-50-toy-blaster

Buck Knives Upgrades the Compadre Camping Line

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Compadre Series Gets a New Cerakote® Coating and Micarta® Handles

Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, August 7, 2019– Propelled by the growing popularity in outdoor recreational tools, Buck Knives has added new handle and blade coatings to the popular Compadre Series line of outdoor rugged tools.

Specifically crafted for life in the outdoors, the popular Compadre Series maintains the much-appreciated features and advantages, but now includes a Cerakote® Cobalt coating to help prevent rust and corrosion while adding to the overall aesthetics. The knife, axe, and chopping froe all feature natural canvas Micarta® handles and full tang construction for added strength and durability for strenuous outdoor activities.

104 Compadre Camp Knife
The Compadre Camp Knife was designed and engineered for serious outdoor tasks. The full tang blade is constructed of 5160 spring steel, with an overall length of 9 ½” and a total weight of 7.1 oz. Genuine leather sheath with added belt loop attachment included. MSRP: $125

106 Compadre Axe
The Compadre Axe was uniquely designed for rugged, outdoor use. The 5160 steel and ergonomic handle design combine to create a chopping and game prep tool suitable for a wide array of outdoor activities. It also comes with a compact and durable black leather sheath. The Compadre Axe is forward weighted to make the task of chopping easier. MSRP: $150

108 Compadre Froe
The Compadre Chopping Froe is a heavy-duty, durable, multi-purpose wood working tool that is ideal for outdoor activities. Composed of 5160 steel, the 9 ½” blade is perfect for clearing brush, heavy chopping, splitting, and batoning. Weighing under 2 lbs. and with an overall length of 16 3/4”, the Compadre Chopping Froe is the right size for all outdoor tasks. Genuine leather sheath included. MSRP: $180

The well thought out design and unique features of the Compadre Series make these products a must have for the outdoor enthusiast. All products proudly made in the USA and backed by Buck’s famous Forever Warranty.

Black Aces Tactical Announces Release of the Long Awaited Pro Series M and M Pump Magazine Fed Semiautomatic and Pump Action Shotgun

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series M and M Pump line of magazine fed 12-gauge shotguns.

Said Black Aces Tactical, “The Pro Series M and M Pump project has been underway in secret for some time. The number one request from dealers and customers since the launch of the Pro Series magazine fed line in 2013 has been a semiautomatic version.  Not only has Black Aces Tactical developed the semiautomatic traditional style magazine fed 12 gauge, Black Aces Tactical has once again heeded customer demand in that the Pro Series M and M Pump are fed by off the shelf, standard Saiga 12 magazines and drums.”   

 Pro Series M and M Pump Specs are:

·              12 Gauge magazine fed shotgun

·              6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver

·              18.5″ and 24” Barrel Options

·              Uses Benelli style chokes

·              Choice of Black Synthetic or Walnut Furniture

·              Front blade sight with white dot

·              5 round magazine included

·              Extremely Smooth Action

·              Ambidextrous Oversized Smooth Charge handle (Semiautomatic)

·              AR Style Safety

·              Accepts 2 ¾ and 3” shells

The Pro Series M starts at only $449.  The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $399.  

Unboxing Video

590M vs Pro Series M Shootout Video

Shotgun Nation Video

For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email [email protected], or visit www.blackacestactical.com.

Dumbgood – NERF Collection

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

Dumbgood, a company that produces limited run collections of clothing and accessories based on pop culture and appealing to nostalgia, has released a NERF collection. The collection mainly consists of various shirts, although a few other items, such as a crossbody bag and ballcap, can be found. It’s kind of weird they’re doing an appeal to 90’s era NERF when they’re using the modern logo, but it is officially licensed, so that might be part of Hasbro’s requirements for the line.

You can check out the entire line at dumbgood.com

5.11 Tactical Opens 50th Company Owned Retail Store

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The company launched its first company-owned retail store in 2014
Irvine, Calif. (July XX, 2019) – 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, is celebrating the grand opening of its 50th company owned retail store in Fort Bliss, Texas this week. The store marks the completion of an initiative established in 2014 to launch and expand company-owned retail stores across the country, aiming for 50 stores by the middle of this year.

“It used to be that you couldn’t buy 5.11 pants unless you were training with a government agency,” said 5.11’s Co-Founder and CEO Francisco J. Morales. “Our retail stores are an ideal destination for people from all walks of life to come and experience 5.11 clothing, footwear and gear. Our products are specially engineered for first responders and the military to be functional, comfortable and durable, and through our 5.11 retail stores, everyday consumers can benefit similarly from the innovation we inject into our products.”

The beginning of the brand’s robust retail expansion came in 2017 and 2018, with an average of two store openings per month. The brand continued its momentum into 2019 with six store openings since January. An estimated 1-2 store openings per month are planned for the remainder of the year and into 2020.

“Opening our 50th store this week celebrates an ambitious and sustainable streak of retail expansion,” said 5.11’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Jeff Roberts. “5.11 stores offer professionals and consumers something beyond high-quality products to wear. The stores serve as a beacon for the first responder community and for the military, both active duty and veterans. Our Always Be Ready Academy offers the community free in-store classes in trauma care, self-defense, everyday carry, fitness and outdoor adventure. Our knowledgeable in-store staff, experts in their field, help bring 5.11’s innovative, purpose-built gear to life.” Roberts concludes, “We’ve found that even as shopping becomes more digitized than ever, people value and seek out the level of personal interaction our 5.11 stores offer.”

With its roots in servicing the law enforcement, first responder and military communities, 5.11 Tactical prides itself on seeking out and hiring former servicemen and women and veterans whenever possible. Each retail location carries head-to-toe apparel and gear for men and women including pants, shorts, shirts, outerwear, footwear, packs and bags, headwear, load-bearing equipment and tactical accessories. To date, 5.11 owns retail stores in 24 states, with larger metropolitan areas serving as a hub for several stores. 5.11 Fort Bliss joins the ranks as 5.11’s eighth store in Texas.


5.11 Store in Fort Bliss, TX

5.11 will host a public grand opening event at Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Rd, Fort Bliss, TX 79906, on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. The military base will be open to civilians and the public is encouraged to attend. Commencements will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the National Anthem and a Door Breach Ceremony. The first 70 adults in line will receive a gift card valued up to $511, and all visitors will enjoy 20 percent off storewide, a free 5.11® limited-edition patch with purchase, raffles and complimentary food and refreshments. The storewide discount will continue through Sunday, August 4th.

Following the grand opening, the 5.11 Tactical Fort Bliss, Texas store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To find a store location near you, please visit www.511tactical.com/store-locator.