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Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Irvine, CA (September 17, 2020) – 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, has debuted a weekly podcast, “Call to Service” – Presented by 5.11. The mission of the podcast is to provide an inside look into the lives of public safety personnel and provide dialogue between professionals. Guests vary from an array of backgrounds including tactical operators, law enforcement, fire, emergency services, and active and veteran military personnel.

5.11 as a company was built on servicing the professional community through producing end-user-tested apparel and gear that meets the needs of life’s most demanding missions. Over the years, 5.11 has introduced several other initiatives to bridge the professional and civilian communities including programs like Quiet Warrior, Everyday Hero, and in-store ABR (Always Be Ready) Academies where 5.11 provides cost-free clinics for store patrons instructed by professionals in an effort to educate guests on areas of expertise such as trauma/first aid, fitness, and concealed carry.

“In trying to figure out a way to truly honor our first responders and frontline workers, we came to the conclusion as a team that telling their stories was the first step to doing that,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “Our hope for “Call to Service” is that in learning about the professional community and what they endure on a daily basis.”

““Call to Service” has the opportunity to act as a platform to dive into current day trends from a larger collective of individuals,” said 5.11’s Director of Professional Marketing, Chris Skahill. “This process of sharing information between a strong mix of guests from a variety of assignments and backgrounds across regions will give visibility to different practices and comparisons allowing for opportunities for growth.”

“Call to Service” will be hosted by 5.11’s Director of Southwest Sales, Will Ayres. Ayres has been with 5.11 for 9 years. Working across the globe for 5.11 during his tenure, Ayres has spoken with countless public safety workers and understands the hardships these individuals face on a daily basis as well as the importance that dependable gear, like 5.11’s, carries for these men and women.

The first “Call to Service” podcast featured an interview with former US Navy SEAL and Tident Concepts, LLC President, Jeff Gonzalez, followed by ShivWorks founder and former law enforcement and SWAT officer, Craig Douglas. In the coming weeks, “Call to Service” will feature interviews with Mike Pannone, former operational member of U.S. Marine Reconnaissance, Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and 1st SFOD-D (Delta); Larry Zanoff, Israeli army combat veteran; a SWAT department from Southern California; Rick Hogg, 29-year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran and owner of War HOGG Tactical; Ryan Starling, active San Bernardino County Firefighter and SWAT Engineer Paramedic.

“Call to Service” episodes will be available each Thursday, and can be found on a variety of platforms, including iTunes, Google, Spotify, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Castbox, Amazon and iHeart.

/r/GunDeals Is Back!

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

If you don’t frequent Reddit, you’re doing yourself a service. But if you do, you might be aware of the crackdown on subreddits that hosted user-to-user transactions, some of which were firearms-related. It came to light that this crackdown was due to the admins attempting to shut down any potential FOSTA violations on the site, rather than a reaction to the Parkland Shooting, or any other reason of the sort.

Today, it was revealed that /r/GunDeals, one of the most popular firearms, accessory, and ammunition sales aggregate subreddits, and a causality of this crackdown, was reinstated. The moderators of the subreddit worked closely with Reddit’s admins to insure that the subreddit would adhere to Reddit’s revised policies regarding sales aggregate subreddits, that is that all posted deals and sales are only made available through actual firearms dealer and retailers. While this was generally the way the subreddit was ran before the initial ban, it also means that links to websites such as Gunbroker or Armslist, can no longer be posted.


This Image Has Been Making The Rounds Across The Internet Recently

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Gotta love the irony.

Here’s An Example Of The NFA At Work

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Via the Texas Machine Gun & Ordnance Facebook page.

As Found On Instagram

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017


As found on Dugan Ashley’s Instagram page. Yeah, it’s a bit late for a post about anything from April Fool’s, but you never know when a ‘prank’ announcement ends up being true.

Bring back Carnik Con!


Saturday, September 7th, 2013


Chromecast is an inexpensive device that allow you to stream from your computer directly to your television over your Wi-Fi connection. Actually, while that’s true, there are some restrictions. Specifically, Chromecast is designed to work best with certain devices and certain services/programs: if you want to stream YouTube, Google Play videos, or Netflix from your iOS, android, or computer you’re completely covered. Also, true to its name, it’s specific to the Chrome browser, so if your running it from your computer you’ll have to do all your surfing using Chrome for the device to work.

In my experience, you could project virtually any website to your tv if you wanted, although the stream to screen ratio was far from 1:1; lowering the stream quality from 720p to 480p helped a bit. You can almost get away with running ‘third party media players’ like Vimeo for a few seconds to a few minutes, until the stream decides to crash on you and you have to restart it. Overall, if you’re a Netflix or YouTube junkie without a game console or blu-ray player capable of streaming these services to your television, this might be the solution you’re looking for.


Just Delete Me

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


Just Delete Me is a directory of urls that enables one to delete their account from various web serivces. They have a ratings system which, on a scale from easy to impossible, rates how difficult it is to remove an account from a service. In addition, they even have a Chrome extension available which interacts with the webpages of services on the list and will take the user to the account deletion page by clicking on the dot.