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Covert & Disguised Weapons

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

ALCON: When we ran this post first thing this morning, we weren’t aware it originated at John Lindsay’s Don’t Even Reply. We’re happy to have been advised and you can bet we’ll now be frequent readers henceforth. Also, check out E-mails from an asshole.


We got this as a forward from a very good friend who was one of the team that developed the 5.11 Tactical COVRT series, which we really like. (In fairness, he’s actually involved in almost all the tactical gear development and T&E at 5.11 Tactical…we must give him props for this. It’s a copy from a forum thread, apparently someone taking themselves just a little too seriously (or intentionally screwing with someone) and it’s just too damn funny not to share. Thanks for bringing it to our attention Big D, you’re all right (despite your ears and somewhat vacuous look!) 5.11 is lucky to have ya.

WARNING: Strong language. Be aware there is substantial profanity in this, particularly as the recipient of the e-mails grows increasing frustrated. If you don’t like the f-bomb or colorful invective offends you, skip this post and go someplace safer.

Disguised Weapons
Original ad:
**** Disguisable weapons wanted ****
Wanted: hidden blades, belt buckle knives, cane swords, etc…..
Offering: cash, items for barter

From Me to **********@***********.org:


I saw your ad looking for concealable/disguised weapons. I have several fine-crafted items you may be interested in. Respond if you are interested and I will send you pictures and prices.



From Jeff ****** to Me:

I am. lets see what you got.

From Me to Jeff ******:


Here you go:

Looks like a normal spoon, right?

Wrong. It is actually a deadly 2.5″ half-smooth, half-serrated knife with tactical grip. One minute you are enjoying a bowl of cereal, and the next you are fighting off attackers with this deadly and disguised weapon.

I am asking $50 for the blade. Let me know if you want to stop by and take a look at it.


From Jeff ****** to Me:

that is stupid as hell and looks like crap. unless you have anything better to offer, dont waste my time.

From Me to Jeff ******:


I am sorry you feel that way about the spoon blade. I do have some other weapons that I think you will feel differently about.


From Jeff ****** to Me:

fine. but if it is another knife duct taped to a spoon then you can fuck off.

From Me to Jeff ******:


Thank you for re-considering. Here are three quality disguised weapons that I think you will love:

At first glance, this looks like a normal party cup. However, if you look close enough, you will see that it is really a fully automatic Glock 18C. You will be able to pour your enemies a nice warm cup of lead with this fine purchase. Asking $900 for the gun/cup combo.

Still thirsty for justice? Try this badass M16A2 disguised as a 24-pack of soda. The box has two finely crafted holes on each side to allow for any kind of optics (not included) that you wish to attach. This weapon is only for sale if you have a Class III permit.

This cleverly disguised weapon may look like a tissue box, but is actually a Benelli M3 12 gauge shotgun disguised as a tissue box. The ultra-soft quilted tissues serve as a comfortable grip on the pump-action shotgun. Also, if you find yourself sneezing during the heat of combat, you will have a handy tissue box ready for action. Asking $1500 for the weapon. Additional tissue boxes are an extra $5 per box.

Let me know if you want any of these items.



From Jeff ****** to Me:

youre a fucking dumbass, shitbrained, asswipe, retarded dipshit. you prob walk around with that shit too you dumb mother fucker. I hope you get hit by a car. fuck off, eat shit, and die.

Spartan Imports Advises SCARs are in Stock

Monday, October 24th, 2011
Spartan Imports is advising us that VGC Licensed FN SCAR AEGs are now in stock. They’ve been around for a long time and not only have their fingers on the pulse of what goes on in the airsoft world, they are strong supporters and proponents of airsoft use in military and LE training. (We know this because one of your humble team of TFB fightin’ bloggers actually spent a very long week training with a couple of the Spartan boys and a number of LE/military personnel at a tactical school in Kansas City a couple years back).  Anyway, see below for the latest update from them.
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Key Features:
CNC 8mm Gearbox
8mm steel bushings
Ball bearing spring guide
30000rpm high speed motor
Functional bolt catch
400fps with 0.20g BBs




Guardian Muzzle Guard

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Designed and OEM manufactured by Strike Industries for Max Tactical Corp, the Guardian Muzzle Guard is a rubber cap that slides over any firearm with an A2 flash hider to keep dirt, dust, debris, and water from entering the barrel. Four stretchable ribs allow you to pull the cap away from the muzzle to shoot while it remains attached to the barrel further back. The thin material over the muzzle can be blown out in an emergency, with accuracy unaffected within 50 yards. The Guardian also features exterior raised gripping edges for a secure grasp in all weather conditions.

You can buy it here.

Strike Industries Battle Case For iPhone 4

Friday, September 9th, 2011

If you’ve missed a call because your iPhone was in your pocket, and you couldn’t get a decent grip to remove it in time, then the solution might be the Strike Industries Battle Case. Its main feature is the quick pull loop that allows you to quickly remove your iPhone from wherever its stored and also functions as an extra point of contact for improved phone manipulation. The case itself is thin with a Matte Black, Dark Olive Drab or Flat Dark Earth Tan honeycomb finish and all the proper slots to accommodate the iPhone’s numerous buttons and features. It also comes with two optional add-ons: a Kevlar insert and lens protector.

strikeindustries.com – Battle Case

CRKT INox Case For iPhone 4 – BLADE Show

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Columbia River Knife & Tool is offering their own take on the iPhone case. Available only for the iPhone 4, the INox Case, true to its namesake, is constructed from stainless steel. It features black Delrin posts, a rubber bumper, and fits all size iPhone 4s. Color wise, the INox comes in silver, white, black, gold, camo and rainbow finishes. According to CRKT reps at its debut during BLADE show, it should be available now through authorized retailers.


Double-Barrel Quad Rail

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

If you’ve been pining for a 12-gauge ‘tactical’ double-barrel but aren’t in the market for a whole new shotgun, then you could always try the LaserLyte ADP-KZ Double Barrel Quad Rail. After installing this rail system, you gain access to four three-inch picatinny rails to attach your favorite lights, lasers, and other rail compatible items to your favorite break-action double-barrel scattergun. The rail comes in two pieces and is made from aircraft grade aluminum with a rubber covering inside the rail that protects your barrels from wear while six hex screws secure the system to the barrels. I’m sure someone’s overjoyed to see a product like this come out, but I’m not one of them.


Manta Rails

Monday, May 16th, 2011

To say that Manta Rails are simply a slip-on grip cover for your rail system wouldn’t be doing them justice. Manta Rails are made from a highly resilient polymer and have adjustable grip tension for a variety of rail tolerances. They are quick to install, reduce weapon heat, protect your weapon from chemicals and abrasion, and reduce mirage and IR signature. Manta Rails are also available in a variety of colors to help break up the weapon’s silhouette and can be cut down to fit any length rail. One of the more unique and useful features of Manta Rails is the Micro Pocket design. These allow you to internally route wires and pressure switches to keep them in place and protect them from fluctuating temperatures and external hazards. Very useful if you run a light or laser on your weapon. Finally, they maintain a positive grip in practically every situation. They also do a great job of protecting your hands and equipment from the sawtooth effect of a 1913 rail. Simply put, Manta Rails are extremely versatile rail covers. I use them, and highly recommend them to everyone.

Visit mantarails.com to see all the impressive features that Manta Rails offer.

Left Handed Charging Handle

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Badger Ordnance is now offering a charging handle for all those left-handed shooters out there. The Badger Ordnance Left Handed Tactical Charging Handle is mil-spec with mil-spec black anodized coating and weighs in at a light 1.45 oz. I’m glad to see products like this come out, since I’m a firm believer in equal opportunity ass-kicking.

You can purchase yours from Rainier Arms.

Trussardi 1911 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Camouflage Sunglasses

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

As acknowledgement for their 100th Anniversary, Trussardi 1911 is releasing a special edition run of sunglasses. The lenses are handmade by Carl Zeiss Vision Sunlens and feature the Trussardi 1911 camouflage pattern edged around the lenses, somewhat reminiscent of woodland. They’ll be limited to just 750 pieces, each with an individual embossed serial number and included is a leather camouflage case with a certificate. The Trussardi 1911 100th anniversary limited edition camouflage sunglasses will be available June, 2011 on Trussardi 1911’s online store and at concept stores worldwide. At 590 Euros (about $850 US) they aren’t cheap, but how often does a company’s 100th anniversary roll around?

True Gun Pr0n – Some Kind Of SMG

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Presenting the most over accessorized Uzi(?) of all time:

Credit for the photo goes to ScottsdaleGun (Scottsdale Gun Club) via yfrog. If this is their abomination, I have to question how many beers led to this seeming like a brilliant idea.

I think I’ll make ‘True Gun Pr0n’ a regular thing. What do you all think?

Counterfeited EOTech Sights

Friday, April 1st, 2011

In a particularly despicable act, the CEO of Anaheim-based Field Sport Inc., a Mr. Yongming “Steven” Sui, along with two business associates are accused of the manufacture and advertising of approximately 700 counterfeit gun sights and 200 magnifier systems for sale online. According to ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement), the retail value of the knock-offs is around $475,000. While Sui is believed to have fled to China, his two associates Isaac Cheuk Hang Tse and Pao Sheng Yang have been apprehended. All three face two felony counts of manufacturing and selling a counterfeit mark and possession of an assault weapon. The later two are slated to be arraigned April 22. Sui himself faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in prison if convicted, a penalty I assume carries over to the already apprehended suspects.

The thing I find so funny about this is they were ballsy enough to try this while located in the States, where they’d be sure to get caught. If they were smarter they would have stayed in China, where counterfeits like this are all too common. Probably would have been cheaper too.

Original Story: AP via Newsvine.

Quick Draw Gun Magnet

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

If you’ve ever felt you need to be prepared for a situation like this, then you need the Quick Draw Gun Magnet. Attach this to any surface that can hold at least 10 lbs. of weight, including most walls or the underside of a desk, and you can have instant, holster free access to any number of firearms, including guns of stainless steel construction. I may just get one so I can keep an AR-15 on the side of my fridge. Late night snacking is one of the most vulnerable periods for any homeowner, after all.

You can order yours from thegunsource.com

Boba Fett Rocket Backpack

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Child or man, everyone needs a backpack for something. Why not make it a Boba Fett rocket pack? Modeled after the jet pack/rocket launcher of the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, this plush backpack has one main pocket, a secondary pocket, and two zippered jet tubes. You can hold anything from important papers to disintegration devices, and look awesome while doing it.

You can get yours at Thinkgeek.com

Internet Merit Badges

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Have you tried to find a way to express your mastery of the internets in a real-life, physical form? No? Then I guess Internet Merit Badges aren’t for you. But for the rest of us, each high quality embroidered patch details yet another achievement of one who regularly surfs the web. For example, the “Rickroll’d” patch is for those (pretty much every living being in the universe with internet access) that were tricked into seeing a video of Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ instead of whatever video they were originally promised. I’m such an internet geek, I qualify for four out of the five. Can you guess which badge I can’t claim?

You can get yours at internetmeritbadges.com

And The Award For Product Most Likely To Get You Shot By An Air Marshal Goes To…

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

De Santis Gunhide’s Ankle Cell Phone Holster. Now, this product is completely useless, as I’ll be extremely happy to explain. First, it’s damn foolish. Apparently carrying a cell phone around your ankle is considered stylish, and not completely asinine. I don’t want to have to bend down to my ankle in public every time I get a call from someone. That opens up plenty of problems on its own. Two, you’re putting a small, vibrating and ringing device on your ankle. That’s totally not suspicious at all. In fact, I can guarantee one jumpy air marshal would be all over the jackass that decides having one of these while on a plane was a good idea. Third.. it costs $32. Specifically $31.95, and that’s before shipping. The page also mentions ‘Armani’ suits, so this is obviously marketed at douches with a lot of money to burn. My point is this product costs way to much for what it offers: an ankle holster for a cell phone. So don’t buy it.

If you still want one of these despite my well-crafted argument against it: De Santis Gunhide Ankle Cell Phone Holster

AR-15 Golf Ball Launching Attachment

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Tired of getting out-driven on the golf course? More accurate with your rifle than with your 9-iron? Then you need one of these! Simply replace your muzzle break or flash hider with this golf ball launcher, and you’ll be making 250 yard drives easy. The best part is it only requires .223 blanks, and no gunsmithing is required! In fact, it would also make a decent non-lethal anti-hippy device, except that non-lethal and hippy are two words that should never be in the same sentence.

NERF N-Strike Tactical Vest

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This NERF N-Strike Tactical Vest can hold enough foam weaponry to start a small war… in your back yard. This one-size-fits-most vest holds four quick load clips (mags), 12 clip (mag) system darts, extra blasters, and any of the N-Strike swords. In addition, it comes with two clear clear clips (mags), because clear equals tactical, and 12 additional darts. At the rate NERF N-Strike is growing, I expect next years vest to be MOLLE compatible.

The Original Combat Cock

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Move over Battle Bears, there’s a new stuffed companion bred for war and with a name swimming in alliteration. All shall bow down to the Combat Cock! Guaranteed to make you run faster and shoot straighter, this fine piece of advanced kit comes in a variety of flavors: MultiCam, OD, Black, Coyote Tan, and ACU (more like AC-Ewww, amirite?). A one inch nylon web tail attaches your [Combat] Cock to your kit, which is like adding +5 to your badassery. In addition, you can have velcro side panels added to slap on your favorite inspirational and/or offensive patches, elastic ammo carriers so your [Combat] Cock will hold more rounds, and stitching of the most manly of colors: pink! (no homo)

Visit combatcocks.com to order your very own Combat Cock. Remember, only the best of the best let their [Combat] Cocks hang out!

A Simple, Accurate Bullet Counter

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

When shooting a firearm, it’s sometimes difficult to remember exactly how many rounds are left in your magazine. And while bullet counters aren’t a new concept, what has been produced is mostly limited to military use. However, Michael Ciuffo has created a simple to use and more importantly accurate bullet counter. As you can see from the video, it attaches to the standard Picatinny rail system. It works by picking up the recoil of each shot, and can be adjusted for sensitivity, from a few to 50 Gs of force. Although the counter is pre-set at 30 rounds, it can be adjusted for more or less, dependent on the size of your magazine. The display also flashes when you’ve run dry, and one of the more useful features is if you perform a reload and a round is still in the chamber, pressing the reset button will add +1 to your original count. Finally, the power source is simple: it runs on 2 AA batteries.

This is a very cool product, and it’s definitely on my list of ‘must-haves’. Luckily, because of the large demand for the counters Michael Ciuffo is entering production with them. To receive the newsletter which will detail their eventual release, message him on Youtube with your e-mail address in the body. Also, it’s worth note that these counters are not intended for use in combat situations, but from what I understand the device is sturdy enough that it could handle such conditions.

Viking Tactics Guitar Sling

Friday, January 28th, 2011

It’s a Viking Tactics Sling, but modified for use with a guitar. Although this product would seem to make more sense in the hands of El Mariachi, it’s quite honestly not a bad idea. Guitarists need slings to better utilize guitars just like soldiers need slings to better utilize their weapons. It’s nice to see a company listen to its consumers and produce such a useful and cool product. If I put more effort into learning how to play my guitar, I might actually have to pick one up.

You can get yours at vikingtactics.com.