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SIG SAUER Introduces the Commercial Variant of the U.S. Military M18 with the P320-M18

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 3, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the P320-M18, the commercial variant of the U.S. Military Modular Handgun System (MHS) M18. A smaller version of the M17, the P320-M18 features a 3.9” barrel, compact slide, and carry length grip module. The M18 was recently chosen as the official sidearm of the U.S. Marine Corps, and has been recently issued alongside the full-size M17 to all branches of the US Military as a result of the MHS contract award.

“Since the official selection of the M17 and M18 by the U.S. Army for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), we’ve seen significant civilian interest to own both variants of the handguns. The P320-based M17 and M18 are among the most tested handguns in history and the pair has been proven to be unmatched in both accuracy and reliability,” said Tom Taylor. Chief Marketing Officer, and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “We are very proud that with the P320-M18, civilians can now own the same innovation and versatility that has made either the M17 and M18 the handgun of choice for all branches of the U.S. Military.”

The P320-M18 is a 9mm striker-fired pistol with an exclusive “M18-XXXXXX” serial number that comes with one 17-round magazine and two 21-round magazines. The pistol features a SIGLITE front night sight and a removable night sight rear plate as specified by the MHS contract. The slide is optic ready and with the rear sight assembly removed, the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1Pro Optic mounts directly to the slide. The P320-M18 is configured nearly identically to the U.S. Military’s models and features black controls, a carry-length coyote-tan grip module, coyote PVD finished slide, and an ambidextrous manual safety. The P320-M18 is also available in a state compliant version and is currently listed on the Massachusetts handgun roster.

P320-M18 Handgun Specs:
Overall Length: 7.2”
Overall Width: 1.6”
Weight (incl. magazine): 28.1 oz
Overall Height: 5.5”
Barrel Length: 3.9”
Sight Radius: 5.8”

The P320-M18 handgun is currently shipping and now available in retail stores.

Sideshow Collectables – ‘Rambo III’ 1/4 Scale Rambo Statue

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Have you ever taken a look at your desk or shelf, and thought “Gee, you know what would really tie this space together? An 18″ tall Rambo statue!” Well, then you’re in luck, because Sideshow Collectables and figurine production company Phisen have partnered to release a 1/4 scale statue of Rambo as he appeared in Rambo III. This highly-detailed statue is made of Resin, PVC, and ABS, and features actual leather and fabric clothing and accessories.

This is a pre-order item, and is expected to ship between September and November of this year.


An Introduction To Kirk Fu

Monday, October 24th, 2016

You can’t help but admire United Federation of Planets Captain James T Kirk’s unique fighting style.  

I’ve always like the double fisted back blow, but in the end, nothing Kirk does, is quite as effective as Commander Spock’s Vulcan Nerve Pinch.

The 3 Amigos Are On The Ground At Outdoor Retailer

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014


Watch this space for coverage of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market all week, by the 3 Amigos.

Bullet Casing Earrings And Cuff Links

Sunday, June 1st, 2014


The people behind the Bullet Casing Valve Stem Covers also design and sell earrings, cuff links, and tie tacks using spent casings. They also offer free shipping in the USA.

You can check out their products here: www.designsfromdixie.com

Project Skyborn

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Project Skyborn – short film from Marko Slavnic on Vimeo.

This science fiction short film by Marko Slavic is kind of a blend of ‘Battle Royale’ and ‘Moon’.

Cold Steel Shark Tactical Marker

Saturday, October 26th, 2013


Cold Steel’s Shark Tactical Marker is a heavy-duty fine-tip felt marker. Although it’s lacking a strike edge or metal body like a tactical pen would have, the Shark does have a hard plastic body, four times thicker than regular markers. The cap is also screw on, so it’s easily secured.



Saturday, March 16th, 2013

TROOPS is the classic ‘Star Wars’ fan film that parodies COPS; an oldie but a goodie.

Titanium Escape Ring

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


The titanium escape ring is a nondescript titanium ring that holds a saw and handcuff shim pick combination micro escape tool. The shim can be used to open single-locked handcuffs, while the saw can cut zip-ties, disposable handcuffs, duct tape, rope, and other non-metallic materials.

Uniquetitanium.com – titanium escape ring

19th Century Russian General’s Head Replaced With Chuck Norris’ In Portrait

Saturday, February 16th, 2013


An artist on Society6 named Replaceface has taken many of the 19th century portraits of Russian generals by George Dawe and replaced the heads with those of modern day celebrities.


ARGUS-IS Drone Camera

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The ARGUS-IS (Autonomous Real-time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance – Imaging System) is a powerful 1.8-Gigapixel camera capable of real-time, high-resolution video for the purposes of finding, tracking and monitoring events in real time; it’s able to identify six inch targets from up to 20,000 feet in the air. Leave it to DARPA to make the inevitable machine takeover that much easier.

UAV Identification Kit 001

Friday, January 4th, 2013


This UAV identification kit was created by James Bridle while he was Artist in Residence at the Visible Futures Lab at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Created from 3D modeling software and desktop printing technologies, the kit was based on military and civilian recognition kits, which were collections of models used to train gunners, radar operators and visual observers. Kit 001 was made using models of the MQ-1 Predator, the RQ-170 Sentinel, and the RQ-4 Global Hawk with human models for sense of scale.


Deenamee Shooting Sports Training Center – Crowdfunding

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Deenamee (Greek for strength) Shooting Sports Training Center offers a relatively unique situation: crowdfunding for a shooting range. Deenamee, LLC is a company founded by Special Forces veterans with the goal of creating a superior shooting range and firearms instruction environment. The pledge length will last until September of 2014 when they hope to reach at least one million dollars in funding, with an stretch goal of four million dollars. Further details, including the donation reward levels, risks and rewards, and more on the company itself can be found on the Deenamee website. Deenamee also pledges to donate all non-taxable funds to the NRA in the event they don’t reach their initial goal of one million dollars.




Robot Dragonfly Drone On Indiegogo

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

The TechJect Robot Dragonfly is a micro UAV designed to mimic an insect; the project started due to a grant from the U.S. Air Force for research into biologically-inspired spy drones. Four models will be available, with the highest model featuring a re-configurable processor, hovering and gilding capabilities, accelerometers, gyroscopes, remote control, GPS, an advanced sensor pack with 18 individual environmental sensors, two cameras, and wi-fi compatibility.



Bullet Cufflinks

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

These cufflinks are made from spent .357 SIG and 9mm casings recycled from shooting ranges. The casings are soldered with either brass or silver and given an antique finish.


Glass Grenade Decanter

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This glass decanter is shaped like a MkII grenade, although the lid is plastic and screws on. Weights 2 lbs. empty and holds up to 16 oz of fluid.

Urban Outfitters – Glass Grenade Decanter

Happy Halloween from Tactical Distributors!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

All day today receive $20.00 off and free over night shipping for orders over $99.00 from www.tacticaldistributors.com.


Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

GoPro’s latest iteration of their line of HERO cameras, the HERO3, has just been released. It comes in three progressively better editions: White, Silver, and Black. All three editions come WiFi-enabled and are capable of recording in upwards of 1080P resolution. Additionally, the HERO3 is also capable of taking photos upwards of 12MP, depending on the model.


Inheritance Collection

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The Inheritance Collection the creation of one Stephen Kenn, who is selling them on his site. Each piece in the collection is constructed using salvaged WWII-era military fabric surplus; seen above is the couch, loveseat, and single chair with ottoman. Some of the pieces are far from cheap, but man are they cool looking!


LaCie RuggedKey

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

This is quite possibly the most rugged USB storage device yet conceived (well, with the case on, anyway). It’s drop resistant up to 100m, IP-54 certified for resistance to damage from dust and water projection, and heat and cold resistant. Additionally, the RuggedKey features a transfer speed up to 150MB/Sec and AES 256-bit data encryption.

Available in 16 and 32GB from LaCie

Written by Richard W Graves

Project Honor Camo Stencil Kit from LBX Tactical Available for Pre-order

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Shipping August 20th is the Project Honor Camouflage Stencil Kit. The pattern was developed for the upcoming Electronic Arts title Medal of Honor Warfighter.


The kit includes –

4 4.5oz Aerosol Cans
1 LBX logo stencil
1 LBX digital logo stencil
6 Digital stencils


Duffle Bag Back Pack – Indiegogo

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Indiegogo is a site much like Kickstarter, where individuals can use cloud/social funding to raise capital for various projects. It also happens to be the platform that Matt Arrell of Home Combat Magazine is using to try and fund his project: converting old military duffel bags into EDC bags. The initial donation will be used to create prototypes for the bags, which will include a hydration bladder pocket and pockets on each of the shoulder straps for holding your cell phone and credentials. If these prototypes prove successful, the plan is to try and move production to a veteran’s homeless shelter in Arizona, which will provide the veterans with jobs and assistance. The project only requires $550 out of a $750 goal with 26 days left at the time of writing. You can find out more information at the project page on Indiegogo.

indiegogo – Duffle Bag Back Pack

Metallic Pistol USB Flash Drive

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Coming in at a weight of 49g and an approximate dimensions of 73x9x48mm, this pistol model doubles as a USB flash drive holder, which is stored in the magazine well. Available in 2, 4, 8, and 16GB models. Also available is a black handgun, three different models of revolvers, and silver and gold cartridges.

USB.Brando.com – Metallic Pistol USB Flash Drive

This guy did right by his hopeful fiancee

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

2012 Camping Tent Roundup

Friday, May 25th, 2012


The latest tent technology of 2012 offers new and improved designs for campers and backpackers of every kind. Whether it’s a family affair in 100-degree weather or a solo excursion to the most excruciating alpine climate known to man, this season’s gear won’t disappoint. Browse our list to discover the best tent for your needs.
The Alps Mountaineering Mystique 1 Al Tent

Alps Mountaineering MystiqueThis is the perfect lightweight tent for solo trips. You and all your gear will fit comfortably with it’s unique “porch” storage, and you can count on staying warm and dry no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. Its durability is incredible considering it weighs only 3 lbs., and it’s super easy to transport and set up. The mesh sides and built in fly vents provide for optimum ventilation while giving the option to keep them open or zipped up depending on the elements. Take the Mystique 1 on your trip, and you won’t even know it’s in your pack until you need it.


The Marmot Firefly 2PMarmot FireflyWith a spacious floor and high ceiling, this 2-person double-dome is ideal for taller campers. Storage is a breeze with the built in wall organizer and gear loft, and there’s even room for your dog to sleep too. Its light-reflective fabric allows for outside visibility at any time of day, in any condition, and the 360 degree window design allows you to enjoy the view from any position inside the tent. When the full-coverage rainfly isn’t necessary, stargazing is recommended on clear nights with its mesh ceiling, and the mesh walls keep you cool and comfortable even on the hottest summer day. The custom footprint allows for set up just about anywhere, keeping mud, puddles, and sharp rocks absent for the entirety of your stay.


Read the rest of the article (and about the other 7 tent styles) on Active Junky.