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“I heard you were dead.”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

From Neca comes this Mego-style 8″ Snake Plissken action figure. Unfortunately, it’s a discontinued item but I was fortunate enough to find one at Trilogy Comics in Va Beach.

The clothing is quite loyal to the ‘Escape from New York’ costume and includes suppressed and scoped MAC-10 along with scoped revolver. There’s even a throwing star and tracker bracelet to keep tabs on the President.

In addition to interchangeable hands, Snake also has his famous tattoo.

Ares Armor Company Promo Video

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

This excellent promo vid by Ares Armor Company showcases their products not by blatantly stating their intended uses, but by getting out in the field and using them. Ares’s full range of slings, packs, rigs and the EFFIN-A compensator are featured in full force, but not by name, forcing curious viewers to actually search for the items, which potentially drums up more interest. A smart move on Ares’s part that sets a new standard for promo vids.


PredatorBDU Sends Out First Shipment Of A-TACS Uniforms

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

If the title didn’t give it away, PredatorBDU is already sending out shipments of the new Propper A-TACS uniforms to those who pre-ordered them. This comes out as a pleasant surprise, considering the uniforms weren’t originally available until (at the earliest) March 15th. You can order your own set via the above link.

Big thanks to blog.predatorbdu.com for the original article.

Impact Area’s Ammo Can T-Shirt

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This t-shirt features the exact lettering as seen on the army’s M249 ammo cans. Available in variety of colors, including black, cardinal, charcoal, and military, as seen above. If you ever needed to convince someone you’re full of ammunition, y’know, as a metaphor or something, this would be the shirt to do it. However, if at any point in the future you’re full of actual ammunition, you should seek immediate medical attention. Just saying.

You can get yours from Impact Area via Cafe Press.

Arc’teryx Chalk Bags Make For Excellent Dump Pouches

Monday, February 21st, 2011

I spent some time over the weekend at the C2 Shooting Center in Virginia Beach during a Vickers Tactical .451911 Operators class. Naturally, I was checking out some of the students’ kit and observed an Army SF NCO wearing an Arc’teryx chalk bag on his weak side waist. He was using it as a mini dump pouch. Actually, for straight up weekend pistol fun it isn’t a bad idea. You aren’t going to shove more than three of the things (magazines, ya perverts) in there at a time anyway. Besides, it’s Arc’teryx. What could be cooler?

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.

Training Quality Melee Weapons

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Walking SHOT Show you see the wildest things and while I’ve seen loads of red guns and blue guns, this is the first time I have seen a rubber pipe wrench. Thank Canadian firm Defenses Tactiques Specialisees for it as well as a whole slew of other implements of destruction including a broken booze bottle. Safe for training with no sharp edges, but don’t hit each other over the head repeatedly and not expect to get a headache.