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Battle Arms Studios’ Limited-Edition “Solo Blaster” Collector’s Piece

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Get ready to channel your inner Han Solo with the latest offering from Battle Arms Studios. The Solo Blaster is a custom AR Pisol-style design (or AR .22? We’re really not sure what to call this thing.) chambered in .22 LR, which draws inspiration from the iconic blaster wielded by the iconic smuggler-turned-hero in the Star Wars franchise.

“Coming soon from Battle Arms Studios… Solo Blaster! Be a rebel in this epic tale of fun and adventure, where you are the hero. This .22 LR is out of this world and made in very limited quantities. Stay tuned for how you can purchase one and start your hero’s journey in a galaxy far away.” – Battle Arms Development

This eye-catching collector’s piece features a battle-worn finish, functional custom safety selector knob, last-round bolt hold open, 10-round magazine, MG42 style flash cone, Mauser broom handle style grip, and is optics ready. While it might not pack the same punch as Han’s DL-44, this non-functional Solo Blaster, it’s still probably bound to be a hit for a collector. Based on what we saw, Solo Blaster may have initially been intended as a contest prize, but its popularity sparked Battle Arms Studios to produce a limited supply for purchase.

“I told a lot of you at the NRA Show this year that we are huge Star Wars fans here at Battlearms and that we celebrate that with a lot of fun memorabilia. and custom builds… Here is a small taste…” – Battle Arms Development

According to comments on their Instagram, Battle Arms may also be making it available to dealers. They also encouraged another customer in the comments to email them to hold a spot. Apparently, this run may already be pre-sold out—it looks like they’re doing another run, though! Even more exciting, they’ve alluded to maybe making a custom Boba Fett blaster next.

If you want to add a unique and galactic touch to your collection, stay tuned to Battle Arms Studios for more information on how to secure one of these blasters or follow them on Instagram at @battlearms

Alpha Bravo Creations – Kids Tactical Hand Signals

Friday, May 27th, 2016


Looking to teach your offspring some tactical hand signals, for operations such as capture the flag, king of the hill, or overthrowing a third world dictatorship? Then you might want to pick up Alpha Bravo Creations’ Kids Tactical Hand Signals set. It consists of fifty (50) 4″ x 3″ black and white cards, featuring hand signals from the U.S. Army’s Arm-and-Hand Field Signal paired with signs from American Sign Language. The cards come complete in a tuck box, for easy storage.

You can pick them up at www.alphabravocreations.com/kids-tactical-hand-signals

Skull Armchair

Saturday, May 14th, 2016


French artist/designer Gregory Besson has developed a concept for a ‘Skull Armchair’, AKA that one piece that every budding supervillain wants in their studio apartment.


According to Greg’s website, the chair is constructed of fiberglass, with high-quality leather, and each piece will be unique in color and finish.

You can contact Mr. Besson through his website (link below) if you’re interested in picking up one for yourself.


OR Summer Market – Selk’Bag

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Selk’Bag, the sleeping bag that you wear like a sleeper has teamed up with Marvel to offer four new bags.


Featuring Spiderman, Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk, they integrate foot, hand and head covers. These are real sleeping bags for the outdoors and not just some costume or couch potato wear. Adult sizes only (sorry Titus).



OR Open Air Demo – Fitovers

Thursday, August 7th, 2014


Since I wear glasses, I really like the Fitovers from Jonathon Paul. I don’t have any sun glasses and these fit over my regular glasses to protect my eyes from the sun. I also like that they come in kids sizes. In fact, they offer X-small, Small, Medium, Large and XLarge for all face sizes. Also, they have many different lens colors. My favorite is the polarized green mirrored but the best one is the yellow which filters out 95% of blue light.



OR Open Air Demo – Kahuna Creations

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Last year at OR, we bought a Kahuna Creations longboard called the Black Wave. This board is a drop deck used for high performance carving. It’s also low, at an inch from the ground, so anyone could ride the board. I ride it all of the time. When used with the paddle it’s great for off-season Stand Up Paddleboarding and offers an intense upper body and core fitness workout.


But their newest board is the Shaka-kahili which is the board in the upper left of the photo. It is in the shape of a hammock and the board has two high points on the trucks. The Shaka-kahili is mainly used for cruising and has a great stable design.



OR Open Air Demo – Personal Security Products Hike N’ Strike

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PS Products had two cool items. First was the Blast Knuckles Extreme which packs a punch of 950,000 volts. Not only can you punch someone trying to hurt you, you can also shock them. You just press the button while you are punching them.


I’m a hiker and I often worry about wild animals and dogs who might attack me on the trail. Some people are also dangerous. The Hike n’ Strike includes a flashlight and extreme spike electrodes with 950,000 volts of power to scare anyone or anything off. I like that it has a light to light my way as well as the built in shocker. It also has a non-slip molded group so you won’t lose it.




OR Open Air Demo – Industrial Revolution Softshell Ice Cream Ball

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

One of the most useful things I saw at the event was the new softshell ice cream ball from www.YayLabs.com.


It’s very simple to use and I want to get one for use while camping. The inside of the ball is hollow and you put ice cream mix inside at one end and ice and salt at the other end. Then you just roll it around until the ice cream is made. It looks like lots of fun and the ice cream I tried was awesome.


Y-Shot Slingshot

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The Y-Shot is machined from durable 1/2″ thick aluminum plate using a waterjet at 50,000 psi. It features a tapered flat band and leather pouch assembly with a 16 pound pull weight with an approximate 28″ draw. As seen in the above photo, the Y-Shot comes with a handle wrapped in 550 paracord, available in the following colors: black, desert camo, woodland camo, and pink. Colors available for the slingshot itself are: black, aluminum, desert tan, or pink.

Montie Gear – Y-Shot

Leitner-Wise Ultimate Shot Glass

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Getcha one of these. Sixteen bucks.


Cold COLD weather cctv

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Live in Oregon Canada South Dakota the Arctic Circle and need some security for your house? Maybe you’re a voyeur and you dig Eskimo girls. Check out the Arctic PTZ, a monitoring camera setup for outdoor locations in extreme locations and conditions using “IndigoVision”. Perfect for the house with polar bear problems or other places where you’re freezing your ass off but need cctv anyway.

Read about it.



The .50 Cal Gatling: Getcha one of these.

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Personally, I want to see one of these on a technical, driven by a bunch of mean, bearded sumbitches from Ft. Benning rocking their way through a hostile village in Pashtunistan. But that’s just me.

The GAU-19 Gatling .50 Cal is one serious piece of hardware which I thought I’d mention today in light of it’s renewed interest for Naval deployment. Many have never even heard of it or seen it deployed, which is a shame because this monster can lay down the hate.

Read the whole story at the Loadout Room.


Impact Weapons Components Tactical Rehydration

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Impact Weapons Components has announced the release of their new TRC – Tactical Refreshment Carrier, a convenient rail-mounted rifle accessory that eleminates PFD (Premature Fluid Discharge). Another signature IWC product (IWC has many, and they’re good), the TRC is designed to meet the needs of Civilians, LEO’s, Neighborhood Watch or rifle/carbine Students attending certain celebrity trainers classes who are unable or unwilling to set their beverage down. [You know the type; many of us have trained with metrotacticals. Some of us ARE metrotaticals.]

Premature fluid discharge is eliminated, thanks to the TRC Dynamic Unidirectional Proximity Engagement System. The Dynamic Unidirectional Proximity Engagement System isIWC’s Pat. Pending mounting solution which securely holds beverage level while on the range, out hunting or on a Stakeout. Polymer construction is ultra-lightweight and easy to clean. Price: $12.95. Place you order now! Shipments begin April 1, 2012.

Cool Kit I Want Just Because

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Glock slide with bad ass work by Up-Armored Knives and Coatings in the SRT Skull pattern. It’ll cost you a hundred bucks plus shipping (and your own Glock slide, of course). UAKC says the finish will hold up as well or better than the original.