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2015 Holiday Gift Ideas – The Mighty Pen Co. – 50 BMG Razor / 20mm Badger Hair Shaving Brush SET

Monday, December 7th, 2015


Looking for a shaving set for a friend or family member for the holiday season? Then you might want to give The Mighty Pen Co. a look-see. They’ve taken a spent .50 BMG cartridge, and a 20mm shell, and have turned them into a Razor and Badger hair brush set that makes for an impressive-looking shaving kit. The pieces are also available on their own, and true to their name, The Mighty Pen Co. also offers a selection of great-looking ‘Bullet Pens’. Plus, you’d be supporting a Veteran-owned business, so what’s not to like?

Tip of the hat goes to Recoil.

Prometheus Design Werx – Versa Bear

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Prometheus Design Werx’s Versa Bear is essentially the honey bear bottle 2.0, but it’s designed to carry a lot more than just honey. Made of food-grade silicone, the Versa Bear is a TSA carry on-approved 2 oz. squeeze bottle, great for storing all manner of liquids, from condiments to shampoos, making it great for business trips, journeys to the outdoors, and everything inbetween. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Versa Bear is donated by PDW to various wildlife conservancies and to help with saving the Honey Bee.


Honor Point Is Having Some Fun

Monday, February 16th, 2015


You need to check out Honor Point.

What The Hell?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013


I was using SSD’s range bag at a shooting class today and I found this inside.

ONE Custom ‘NZCS Tactical Corset’ – Reminder

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Yeah, this has been published before, but apparently the offer is still open, so if you’re in the Portland, OR area and want your very own tactical corset…


Because it’s been a slow season, the folks of Niall’s Zombie Control Service have offered to make ‘one’ (see, the all-caps emphasis in the title was totally necessary) custom ‘NZCS Tactical Corset’ for ‘one’ lucky female individual, a piece of kit usually reserved for one of their team members. There are four stipulations to getting the corset, however:

1. You must be custom fitted, this must take place in the Portland Metro Area (Oregon).
2. You will not get the patches that they have on our uniforms.
3. The cost will be $225.
4. It will take up to 2 weeks after the fitting before it is ready.

Interested parties may contact NZCS via private message on their Facebook page.


ONE Custom ‘NZCS Tactical Corset’

Thursday, February 7th, 2013


Because it’s been a slow season, the folks of Niall’s Zombie Control Service have offered to make ‘one’ (see, the all-caps emphasis in the title was totally necessary) custom ‘NZCS Tactical Corset’ for ‘one’ lucky female individual, a piece of kit usually reserved for one of their team members. There are four stipulations to getting the corset, however:

1. You must be custom fitted, this must take place in the Portland Metro Area (Oregon).
2. You will not get the patches that they have on our uniforms.
3. The cost will be $225.
4. It will take up to 2 weeks after the fitting before it is ready.

Interested parties may contact NZCS via private message on their Facebook page.


US Palm Desert Tracker Plate Carrier In CB62 Camo (Mildly NSFW For Language)

Friday, January 25th, 2013

This video, shot at the Z.E.R.T. headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, details US Palm’s DTPC and the Italian CB62 camouflage pattern it uses. At the moment, kit in this pattern, which includes the aforementioned plate carrier, Draco backpack, and belt, is only available under contract for LE and Government agencies. If the title didn’t give it away, the language can get a bit salty at times.



‘Face/Off’ At The Galco Booth – SHOT 2013

Thursday, January 17th, 2013


Stumbling upon the Galco booth, I came across these mementos from the Travolta/Cage blockbuster ‘Face/Off’.

Tactical Distributors – 4th Of July Blowout Sale

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Tactical Distributors is having another sale, celebrating the day of independence of the United States of America! The sale runs from today, July 2nd, to midnight July 7th. 20% off everything storewide (excluding EOTech, Aimpoint, and SureFire) with free overnight shipping on all orders $100 and over (excluding oversized orders and most Pelican cases). Just use promo code ‘LIBERTY20’ at checkout.


Maxpedition Gear On The Interwebz

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

As you all know, we here at Tactical Fanboy love, among other things, tactical gear. After all, it’s in the name. That’s why we want to highlight Maxpedition, an innovator in tactical gear design and production for military, law enforcement, and ourdoorsmen and women.

So go ahead and check out their webpage, http://www.maxpedition.com/, where you can view their entire line of gear and accessories. There’s also Maxpedition TV on YouTube, chock full of detailed product videos. Finally, don’t forget to visit the Maxpedition Fan Page on Facebook, where a ‘Like’ automatically makes you eligible for all contests and giveaways.

By the way, tell ’em Tactical Fanboy sent ya!

Tactical Distributors Memorial Day Sale – Extended

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Tactical Distributors has extended its Memorial Day sale through today, so there’s still a bit of time to take advantage of the 20% discount on all items on the site (excluding EOTech and Aimpoint) and free overnight shipping on orders over $100 (excluding Pelican cases and oversized orders). Use promo code ‘HOTDOG20’ at checkout to apply the discount.

TD Memorial Day Sale

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Tactical Distributors is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a huge sale! 20% off all items in the store (excluding EOTech and Aimpoint) with all orders over $100 getting free overnight shipping (excluding oversized orders and Pelican cases). It starts midnight tonight (EDT) and ends May 28th at midnight. Use promo code ‘HOTDOG20’ at checkout to apply the discount.

Coverking – Tactical Seat Covers

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Coverking is a company that specializes in car seat covers, among other car-related products, and they’ve recently expanded into a line of Tactical Seat Covers. The covers are made from Cordura nylon and feature PALS webbing down the length of the rear. Each cover comes with 6 MOLLE compatible pouches of various sizes for storage purposes with the pouches also available for individual purchase. The covers come in five colors: black, cashmere, charcoal, grey, and tan and are custom made specific to a vehicle’s make and model. Coverking products are made in the USA.

Hat Tip: 4 Wheel Drive Magazine – Coverking’s Tactical Seat Covers


SHOT Show 2012 – Hazard 4

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Hazard 4 had an impressive showing of new bags, apparel, and accessories at this year’s SHOT Show.

Poncho Villa



The Poncho Villa is made from a water-resistant, breathable softshell fabric with 100% waterproof seams throughout. It has large Velcro panels on the front and back for agency identification, as well as smaller panels on the shoulders and head-back. Large perimeter grommets allow the Villa to be hung as a tarp. A generous fit easily encompasses packs, bags, head wear, and other gear, and side snaps and a front to chin zipper allow the wearer to close the edges and neck in severe weather. The entire poncho fits into its own vented front pocket for storage.

Colors: Coyote/Black


Hillbilly Two-Two-Three

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I’ve been meaning to write about these guys for a while now. SHOT Show and assorted other real world inconveniences (however much fun, and however much cleavage has been involved) has gotten in the way. Let me just throw up some pictures for you to check out and suggest you investigate further via their website and Facebook. There will be plenty more to follow, but this guy’s work is just too bad ass to not at least pique your interest now. (This ‘hawk, by the way, is for sale now.)

I’m gonna send him a whole passel of magazines (yes, I said passel) to paint up for me. When I do, I will look way cooler than the law should allow. He’s less than a day’s drives away from me…I may just head over there and do a whole article about his shop one of these days, if you want.

Check out Hillbilly Two-Two-Three Duracoat Finishing (also on Facebook.)

(Yes, I know I may not actually need a bad-ass looking tommyhawk, but if I had one that looked like that I’d be wishing for a zombie apocalypse every day so I could use it.)

Hat tip to the Mad Duo, who’ve been on me to talk about these guys for a while.

TFB Knuckledragger: Check out this 'hawk from Hillbilly 223

One of Hillbilly 223's knife coats.





























Who is TFB Knuckledragger? He’s part of the team. Vetted by Soldier Systems Daily staff, approved by Tactical Fanboy actual, well liked by Jack Bauer, Raylen Givens, Bob Lee Swagger and Gogo Yubari. Grant him your full attention.

12 Tactical Days of Christmas are Coming!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

What It Is
Everybody knows the popular Christmas Carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas” but what many people don’t know is that it actually starts on the day after Christmas and ends on the 6th of January. Well this year, Tactical Fanboy will be working with The BOLO Report and Soldier Systems Daily to bring you the 12 Days of Tactical Christmas.

How It Works
We have lined up a seriously cool (and tacti-cool) list of sponsors and, just like in the song, each day we will give away the requisite number of items. For example on the fist day we will give away a single item to a single winner. On the second day we will give away two of the same item, one each to two different winners. On the third day, three winners will each receive an item and so on, and so on until 78 total prizes have been awarded.

12 Tactical Days of Christmas

















How To Enter
Each day, we will post the days giveaway on one of the three websites. The rules for that day will be included in the post. To enter, you will have to follow the instructions which will consist of responding to a question in the comments section of THAT post. There will be a limited period of time to respond and then the comments will be closed. Once the comments are closed the day’s winners will be randomly selected and contacted via the email provided in the comments. This is why it is imperative that you provide a valid email address. If you don’t, we can’t contact you to tell you you’ve won.

It probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to be a fan of one or two or all three on Facebook…you know, just in case…Soldier Systems, BOLO Report and of course Tactical Fanboy.

Look for a special surprise at the end of the 12 days. It’s going to blow you away!

No purchase necessary.

Void where prohibited.

Unclaimed prizes will be forfeit.

If there’s nothing in the prize list you want or need, then you’re probably a hippie, a peace protester or the greatest and most accomplished geardo in the history of guys that collect Gucci kit.

Tactical Fanboy Gift Idea #1729: Effin-A Compensator

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Need a link to send to Household-6 or your grandma to give them an idea what to buy you for Christmas? Send them the direct link to this page. You might just need yourself an Effin’A Compensator. Kit Up! ran an article the other day detailing a review of the item, if you’re interested.


Voodoo Tactical’s “Matrix” Pack

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

MilSim Event (we reported on their upcoming Reindeer Games a while back) did a review of the Voodoo Matrix pack. Now, what’s interesting about this review is the guy doing the synopsis isn’t just a MilSim enthusiast. He’s a

Voodoo Tactical Matrix Pack

former grunt and current LEO. Check it out.

Mayflower Kit Thanksgiving Contest with Soldier Systems

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Mayflower asked Soldier Systems to find a deserving home for one of their Assault Packs and UW Gen IV Chest Rigs.  SSD can’t think of a better group to honor than their readership, so it’s being given away tomorrow based on readership today. To enter, tell them what you’re thankful for in the comments section below the article.


Milkbone Micro-Rig

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Here’s something you don’t see every day. LBE for a pit ninja, so he has a full combat load-out of milkbones. This canine micro rig is courtesy of Original Special Operations Equipment, and Buddy (the operator in the picture) makes it look uncommonly good.

Here’s a more traditional way to use this piece of kit.

ARES Armor Aspis Plate Carrier

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Instead of a complicated design with too many unnecessary bells and whistles, the ARES Armor Aspis Plate Carrier fuctions as a lightweight, low-profile armor carrier that also works well with PALS/MOLLE magazine pouches. The Aspis is constructed from durable 1000 D Cordura Nylon and features a drag handle, front and back loop Velcro, internal and external removable C-Buns, moisture wicking spacer mesh material, and fits plates sized small through large. It comes avaiable in any color you like, as long as the color you like is Black [or Coyote, MultiCam, A-TACS, and Olive Drab] and for an additional nominal fee you can have matching camouflage webbing to boot. Optional attachments include Shoulder Pads, Plate Carrier Silencers, and the ever popular Kangaroo Mag Pouch. If you’re salavating at the prospect of owning an Aspis, they’re currently avaiable for pre-order on Predator Armament, with an expected release date of October 24th.

ARES Armor
Predator Armament

Build Your Own Canteen Kit

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

CanteenShop offers deals that allow you to assemble your own canteen and/or 10×4 backpacker starter kit. Through these deals, the components of each kit are offered at a reduced price compared to them being purchased separately.

The canteen kit starts by selecting either a G.I. or Nalgene canteen which includes a butterfly handle cup and choice of cover. Next, you receive a CanteenShop GrillTop stove stand and HC Inc. Boil Cover lid, followed by one of several spork-style utensils, a paracord chest strap, and purification tablets.

The 10×4 backpacker kit starts with either a GSI or Vargo mug which includes a Condor MOLLE II H2O pouch and a Guyot Designs stainless steel backpacker 32oz. bottle. Next, you get a Vargo dual stove and GSI java drip, one of several spork-style utensils, a paracord chest strap, and purification tablets.

Both kits also come with an optional jumbo bandana.

CanteenShop.com – Build Your Own Canteen Kit!

Just Launched PredatorARMAMENT

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

PredatorARMAMENT has just launched. Featuring products from SORD USA and Ares Armor, the store will offer both MultiCam as well as A-TACS. Additionally, the prices are great.

For a limited time, Tactical Fanboy readers get a free SORD A-TACS camouflage Operator cap with any order over $150. Be sure to include the Cap in the cart to get the $15 discounted off the total for the free cap. Use Code SSDFLAGCAP.


TarpaFlex Camouflage Tarps

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

TarpaFlex camouflage tarps are an excellent choice for outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and paintball. Made from low density polyethylene with a high density polyethylene coating, these tarps feature two colorings on opposite sides, camouflage and olive green. They are waterproof, mildewproof, tear resistant, acid resistant, can handle extreme temperatures, and are UV treated on both sides. Rustproof grommets adorn the tarp ever 24″ to allow for secure anchoring points, and the corners are reinforced.


TUFF Active Shooters Chest Rig

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The TUFF Active Shooters Chest Rig was designed using professional input from several sources, including well known gun photographer Ichiro Nagata and several unnamed agencies. It’s main feature is 3 double mag holders which accept AR-15/M4 30rd mags with magazine height control, allowing the user to adjust the position of their mags for increased comfort. Also included is MOLLE compatible webbing to attach additional kit. The TUFF Active Shooters Chest Rig is not yet available for purchase, so stay tuned for further information.

Visit tuffproducts.com for the full range of TUFF products.