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InspireProps – Doom Eternal Super Shotgun Cosplay Prop

March 7th, 2020

The classic Super Shotgun, first introduced to the Doom franchise in Doom 2, is beloved for its in-game power, delivering massive damage via a wall of buckshot launched from its twin sawed-off barrels. In DOOM: Eternal, the updated Super Shotgun is treated with reverence as a powerful demon-slaying relic, even bestowed the name “Lucifer’s Bane” in the game’s lore. It features intricate engravings and script along its surface, and an underbarrel pig iron “Meat Hook” used to latch onto faraway enemies to drag the Doom Slayer closer to them for a swift and violent death.

Russian-based InspireProps has taken Eternal’s depiction of the Super Shotgun, and has produced a highly-detailed cosplay prop of it, for sale on their Etsy shop. The “Lucifer’s Bane” prop is made of polyurethane plastic, and is painted with acrylic car paints and varnishes. They also offer a raw cast variant, for those who’d rather finish and paint the model themselves. The prop comes complete with two spent shotshell props, also engraved with runes and script, as any good demon-slaying tools should.

DOOM: Eternal’s release is just around the corner, and it’s awesome to see it inspire such amazing prop work!

You can check out the “Luficer’s Bane” Super Shotgun prop product page below if you’re looking to score one of these for yourself:

www.etsy.com/listing/719302352/doom-eternal-super-shotgun-lucifers-bane

Warbricks

March 4th, 2020

What started as a small homeschool project for the basics of business development turned into Warbricks.com, a business selling high-quality, European-made military vehicle construction sets.

The sets are manufactured by Cobi, a Polish toy manufacturer which offers LEGO-like, brick construction sets. Cobi sets are largely based on authentic military vehicles, including tanks, planes, and ships, although they’ve also received licensing for some major passenger vehicle manufacturers, Boeing, and even Doctor Who. Plus, Cobi sets are fully-compatible with brick constructor pieces from other brands, so you’ll be able to use the parts from these sets in other builds.

In addition to selling the Cobi sets, Warbricks.com also provides a brief history of the actual vehicle the set is based on, detailed on each product page.

So, if you’re looking to add a few historic vehicle construction sets to your toy collection, or just have an appreciation for vintage military vehicles, then you may want to give Warbricks.com a look see.

warbricks.com

Introducing the WESN Henry

March 3rd, 2020

With a 2.35” blade and a 3” handle, the WESN Henry is a modern take on the classic slip-joint pocket knife. With Titanium scales and Cherrywood inlays, the Henry is a lightweight, yet perfectly balanced knife for any task at hand. Utilizing Swedish steel, we are paying tribute to the inspiration behind both our design and overall quality of the Henry. Our blade steel of choice: Sandvik 14C28N has passed the test of time, and proven to be one of Swedens top grade knife steels. With over 150 years of experience, Sandvik has mastered the processes of manufacturing knife steel that we can trust.

Inspired by a traditional slip-joint design from the late 1800s found in northern Sweden, the Henry carries characteristics that have been used for over 150 years. We are honored to name the knife after one of the most inspirational men both personally in my life and many others. A man that has inspired the need for an everyday pocket knife that solves both functional needs yet displays the beauty of pure craftsmanship.

The Henry is a knife to be passed down from generation to generation, as a token to remember the years behind its use and the craftsmanship that will carry on to represent the integrity behind a well-designed product.

Launched on Kickstarer January 22nd at 11am EST

Kickstarter URL:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/billy-chester/the-wesn-henry-titanium-slip-joint-pocket-knife

Specs:

  • Blade Length: 2.35” (6 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3” (7.6 cm)
  • Open Length: 5.35″ (13.6 cm)
  • Weight: 1.6 oz
  • Handle Material: Grade 5 Titanium Scales with Cherrywood inlays

    – G10 inlay option
    – Full Titanium option

  • Blade Steel: Sandvik 14c28n
  • Blade Shape: Spear Point
  • Mechanics: Titanium Slip-joint
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Material options: Titanium & Cherrywood inlays, Titanium & Micarta inlays, All Titanium.

    Brumate – Liquor Canteen

    March 1st, 2020

    If you’re looking for a more ‘military-inspired’ take on a flask, then you might want to take a look at Brumate’s Liquor Canteen. Modeled after WWII-era ‘Jerry Cans’, the Liquor Canteen holds 8 oz of your spirit of choice, and are made of stainless steel, with a proprietary coating which maintains the freshness of your drink without imparting a metallic aftertaste.

    Liquor Canteens are available in a variety of colors, including flat colors, such as the above OD Green, and various blended colors.

    www.brumate.com/collections/liquor-canteen

    Good Luck Sock – Men’s Rambo Underwear

    February 25th, 2020

    Who better than 80s action hero icon John Rambo to valiantly display on either thigh, in constant vigilance directly on your skivvies?

    As a bonus, the underwear itself, made by a company called Good Luck Stock, seems pretty nice. It’s made of a modal-viscose fabric blend that is moisture-wicking, and three times softer than cotton. It’s also tagless, with a flatlock stitch to remove potentially irritating seams, and a contour pouch with no fly, for maximum support.

    https://goodlucksock.com/products/mens-rambo-underwear

    NERF is releasing Halo-themed Blasters for 2020

    February 23rd, 2020

    NERF is no stranger to video game licensing for their blasters, but considering that Mattel’s BOOMCo line of blasters already held the Halo license, it’s kind of surprising that NERF would follow suit with their own Halo blasters. All the same, there are 100% licensed Halo NERF blasters coming out later this year, and, honestly, they’re pretty cool. Based on three of the most iconic weapons from the Halo franchise, the initial line of Halo blasters will consist of the following:

    MA40 Assault Rifle

    Unarguably the coolest of the new blasters, the MA40 is based on the latest iteration of the UNSC’s mainline MA5 series assault rifle (inexplicably chambered for 7.62x51mm NATO in the lore). This particular blaster features a battery-powered flywheel action, where darts can be fired semi-automatically from the included 10-round ‘clip’. This blaster is powered by four “C” batteries, and for those looking to play the upcoming Halo: Infinite, you’ll also get a code to unlock the MA40’s color scheme as a weapon skin in the game.

    SPNKR Rocket Launcher

    Reportedly part of NERF’s Micro Shots line, the SPNKR is more nominally based on its namesake, as this is just a handheld blaster, while the in-game version is a rocket launcher. The fact that it’s not a full-sized NERF rocket launcher is a bit disappointing. However, like the SPNKR, the NERF version chambers two darts, and fires them one after the other.

    Needler

    Finally, there’s the Needler, designated the Type-33 Guided Munitions Launcher by the UNSC. In-game, the Needler is a Covenant weapon that automatically fires strange crystalline projectiles with an inexplicable IFF function that hone in on enemies and explode after embedding in their flesh. As a NERF blaster, it’s part of the Micro Shots line, and fires a single dart at a time. At least this one is also a handheld weapon in the game it’s based on.

    The Halo line of NERF blasters is slated for an October 2020 release, in line with the scheduled release of Halo: Infinite.

    nerf.hasbro.com/en-us

    Chef’s Creations – Colonial Marine USCM BDUs

    February 19th, 2020

    Chief’s Creations is a UK-based maker of expert-quality, highly-detailed props and costumes, and with the motto ‘Building Better Costumes’ and their Wayland-Yutani inspired company logo, you’d be safe in assuming they’re pretty big on the Aliens franchise.

    So proven by their Colonial Marine USCM BDUs. And, right of the bat, it’s worth mentioning how dedicated Chef’s Creations is to living up to their motto: they went through the effort of accurately recreating the ‘Frog Leaf’ USCM camouflage from scratch, based on a swatch of screen used fabric. A British Army textile contractor prints the camouflage onto sheet, from which the BDUs are constructed by hand, made to order.

    The BDUs are also patterned accurately after those seen in the film, as the prop house had the opportunity to study a set of ‘screen used’ BDUs; every pocket, seam, and button was studied in detail to create as accurate a reproduction as possible. The BDUs are made using heavy weight cotton drill material, sewn with strong thread, and reinforced “beyond the screen used items for longevity.” Simply put, if you want to make as accurate a USCM cosplay as possible, these are the guys to contact.

    https://www.chefscreations.co.uk/portfolio-item/colonial-marine-uscm-bdus/

    They also make a kick-ass set of Colonial Marine USMC M3 Armor, and a few other movie-accurate accessories, if you want to complete the look.

    Star Wars The Vintage Collection – The Mandalorian Imperial Troop Transport Vehicle

    February 17th, 2020

    The Mandalorian is considered by many to be a return to form for Star Wars, so it’s appropriate that it gets a retro-inspired vehicle playset from Hasbro under their Kenner Star Wars Vintage Collection series. Based on the original 70’s Kenner Imperial Troop Transport, this new version is inspired by the troop transport featured in The Mandalorian Disney+ series, and features an impressively-detailed weathered paint job, along with opening doors and top hatch, a removable top, and a detailed interior.

    Speaking of the interior, this is a troop transport, and it’s designed to carry a number of 3 3/4 inch scale Kenner Star Wars figures. While the product description itself doesn’t reveal the exact number of figures the set is designed for, a cursory glance implies up to 14 can be carried: two in the cockpit, six on the side carriages, and up to six in the rear bay, provided all six seats fold down. That’s pretty impressive, considering the original Troop Transport held up to 11 figures.

    The Mandalorian Imperial Troop Transport Vehicle is currently up for pre-order on Entertainment Earth, with a March launch.

    www.entertainmentearth.com/product/HSE7547

    5.11 Launches Revolutionary New 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Footwear Collection

    February 13th, 2020

    Irvine, Calif. (February 13, 2020) – 5.11, the global innovator of technical, purpose-built gear, debuted its biggest product launch of 2020, the all new 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear collection last month during the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tactical Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the name implies, the All Terrain Load Assistance System footwear series features three styles: an eight-inch Boot, Mid Hiker and Trainer.

    Several years in the making, the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear series was designed with professional end users who carry considerable loads while on duty in mind. 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear enhances agility and stability while at the same time adding cushion support, which is increasingly important when adding considerable weight to a user’s frame.

    “Listening to our end users and solving problems to allow them to perform better is at the heart of why we design our products,” said Brendan Rynne, Footwear Category Manager for 5.11. “We heard our guys complain about ‘work weight’ over and over again, and after several years, we are really excited to be giving them the answer to their footwear support and stability problems in the new 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. series.”

    The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Boots—available in 8-inch and mid heights—featuring 5.11’s new Echo (high rebound) and Force (high impact) foam midsole with the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. plate for turning and stability control, while carrying additional weight. 5.11 utilized a key engineering partner to help create these new foam formulas. In addition, the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Boots and A.T.L.A.S Mids also feature a new Ortholite® foot bed, slip and oil resistant outsoles, and highly breathable uppers for maximum comfort. MSRP for the 8-inch Boot is $149.99 and MSRP for the Mid is $139.99.

    A.T.L.A.S. Boots by 5.11

    The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Trainer takes its functionality cues from the All Terrain Load Assistance System Boots and Mid and is designed to withstand the toughest training sessions – from hitting the gym, to hitting the pavement, hiking through the backcountry, or hauling around your property. The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Echo Lite (high rebound) foam midsole enhances agility and can be paired with an optional A.T.L.A.S. plate for better stability. MSRP for the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Trainer is $119.99.

    www.511tactical.com

    The New F.A.B. Gradus Pistol Grip Offers Exceptional Control

    February 9th, 2020

    Northbrook, IL (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Gradus is a revolutionary pistol grip with exceptional attention to detail and an incredibly durable design. It uses an ergonomic model that increases grip strength, control, and overall comfort. Made for long-range and close contact accuracy, the Gradus is versatile and mission-ready.

    The grip uses a relatively straight profile with a 15-degree reduced grip angle that increases stability while creating excellent grip security. The design is slim, with a curved back strap that significantly improves comfort. It even comes with the option for a beavertail or flat configuration design.

    The Gradus is constructed from a reinforced polymer core that delivers incredible durability. The textured rubber over-mold adds an additional layer of security while providing an outstanding grip for shooters. The combination of materials provides pressure relief by equally distributing force placed on the grip. The level of control increases as a direct result of the materials used and the ergonomic design.

    The Gradus pistol grip is available in Black, Olive Drab Green or Flat Dark Earth. The MSRP pricing is set at an affordable $28, making the grip available for a large market. The Gradus has a beautiful design that performs at the highest levels. It’s made to last while delivering a stable and comfortable grip at any range.

    www.fab-defenseus.com

    Soldier Helps Pave the Way in Army’s First Tabletop Wargame Team

    February 5th, 2020

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — When 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, Capt. Ivan Cho, first started playing tabletop wargames in eighth grade, he never would have thought he’d be playing his favorite games while wearing the Army logo.

    Cho, and three other Army active duty and reserve Soldiers, did just this as the U.S. Army eSports’ Warhammer 40,000 Team at the Las Vegas Open on January 24, 2020, which hosts the largest Warhammer 40,000 Tournament in the world.

    “It really opens up avenues for civilians and other parties to see that the United States Army has opportunities within it if you are willing to branch out and try new things,” said Cho.

    The U.S. Army eSports Team is a competition team of the U.S. Army and pulls its members from the Regular Army and Army Reserves. The Team has various sub-teams that fall under the Army eSports Team, including the Army eSports Warhammer 40,000 Team. Members play competitive Warhammer 40,000, a tabletop wargame where players enact battle by using miniature models of warriors and combat equipment on top of the layout of a battlefield.

    “For a lot of veterans, Warhammer 40,000 is considered great for morale and therapeutic because of the vast hobby aspects that come with it including building the miniatures, painting them, then being able to compete against other players and hobbyists,” said Cho.

    Cho and his teammates competed against over 750 players and played more than six rounds of games. Each round was roughly two and a half hours long, totaling about 15 hours of gaming over the course of two days. All four team members made the top 25 percent of players, competing with some of the best players in the world.

    “I think it will have a lot of benefits for future Army players to know they have the backing of the United States Army to play and compete in a hobby they love to do,” said Cho.

    The Army eSports Warhammer 40,000 Team consists of six active members from across the Nation: Capt. Red Powell of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Capt. Ivan Cho, Capt. Matthew Talley of U.S. Army Forces Command, Master Sgt. Justin Pizzoferrato of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, Staff Sgt. Shane Watts of Defense Information Systems Agency, and Staff Sgt. Jason Rider of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

    “At this time, we are in the works for opening up more slots on the active team and create a second team to encourage more growth in the Warhammer 40,000 community as well as show the rest of the world that you can be a Soldier and still do your normal hobbies,” said Cho.

    By Rebecca Nappi, 20th CBRNE

    SIG SAUER Introduces New SIG AIR Reflex Sight

    February 3rd, 2020

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 22, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the new SIG AIR Reflex Sight for fast and accurate target acquisition.

    Designed to fit the SIG AIR M17 pellet pistol and ProForce M17 airsoft pistol, this low profile 1x23mm reflex sight features a wide field of view and 3 MOA red dot. The manual brightness control, located on the front of the sight, has six illumination intensity settings making it easy to see the red dot in all lighting conditions. The sight features easy to use windage and elevation adjustments, and the lightweight aluminum housing and shock-proof design ensure durability.

    “We have seen strong demand for reflex sights on our SIG AIR pistols,” said Matt Handy, Director, SIG AIR. “With an increasing number of law enforcement and recreational shooters now using red dot sights, our new SIG AIR Reflex Sight delivers rapid target acquisition for those training with our SIG M17 pellet and airsoft pistols. The sight is also designed to fit future SIG AIR pistols.”

    The SIG AIR Reflex Sight comes with a 1CR20 32 battery and two optic mount plates – one for airguns and one for airsoft.

    SIG AIR Reflex Sight Specifications:

    Magnification: 1x23mm

    Height: .98 in / 25mm (without picatinny mount)

    Width: 1.53 in / 39mm

    Length: 1.88 in / 48mm

    Weight: 1.41 oz / 40g

    Overall Elevation Adjustment Range: 40 MOA

    Overall Windage Adjustment Range: 40 MOA

    Battery: 1CR20 32

    Battery Life: 100 hours under max brightness

    2000 hours under min brightness

    Rainproof

    MSRP: $59.99

    The ProForce M17 is available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

    For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

    Sideshow Collectables – The Child Life-Size Figure

    January 30th, 2020

    ‘The Child’ aka ‘Baby Yoda’ is the breakout character in the recent ‘The Mandalorian’ Star Wars series. Given the character’s immense popularity, why wouldn’t Disney and Sideshow Collectables take the opportunity to release a $350 life-sized replica for all the fans to add to their collection? Coming in at 16.5″ tall, ‘The Child’ figure is made of plastic, resin, and fabric, with a tan fabric coat, and the shift knob from the Razor crest hidden away in its right hand. Like most Sideshow offerings, it’s available for pre-order for the initial release, with an estimated arrival between August and October of this year.

    www.sideshow.com/collectibles/star-wars-the-child-sideshow-collectibles-400369

    STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES TLR-9 RAIL MOUNTED TACTICAL LIGHT

    January 26th, 2020

    Rear Switch Model Fits Full Frame Handguns; Delivers 1,000 Lumen Ouput

    EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 23, 2020 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR-9™ rail mounted tactical light, designed for use with full frame handguns. Featuring a slim, compact design, the new light offers ergonomic rear switches with either a low or high position to match users’ shooting styles, while providing 1,000 lumens for a variety of tactical and home defense uses.

    “This lightweight new tactical light is engineered to be both sleek and powerful, featuring a high power LED for extreme brightness and extensive range, as well as good peripheral coverage,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “It also features an ambidextrous on/off rear switch with low and high positions to suit user preference. And it fits a wide variety of full frame handguns, making it an ideal light for first responder and tactical applications.”

    The TLR-9 uses a power LED to provide 1,000 lumens and 10,000 candela over a 200-meter beam distance with a run time of 1.5 hours; the light’s strobe mode offers 3 continuous hours of run time. The light is energized by two 3 Volt CR123A lithium batteries.

    Securely fitting to a broad range of weapons, the TLR-9 features a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching it. The light also includes a Safe Off feature, locking it to prevent accidental activation. A key kit is included to securely fit the light to a broad array of handguns.

    Constructed with durable 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish, the TLR-9 weighs 4.26 ounces and measures 3.87 inches in length.

    With extensively live-fire tested, impact-resistant construction, the new model features an IPX7-rated design, making it waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

    The TLR-9 is packaged as the TLR-9 FLEX that comes with a High switch mounted on the light, plus an included Low switch. It has an MSRP of $240.00, and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    www.streamlight.com

    The New Bren 2 Ms Carbine From CZ-USA

    January 21st, 2020

    Kansas City, KS (January 20, 2020) – CZ-USA debuts the Bren 2 Ms Carbine at SHOT Show, rounding out their popular Bren 2 platform of semi-automatic firearms.

    First released to the US public in pistol form — this new version of the Bren 2 has been built to meet 922(r) compliance and is equipped with a 16.5″ barrel and an adjustable, foldable stock.

    Based on the select-fire Bren 2, this handy rifle operates via a short-stroke gas piston system with a return spring contained within the action itself. Without the need for a buffer tube, it features a folding, adjustable stock. At 35.6 inches long, folding that stock brings its length down to just 28 inches — making it much easier to transport or store.

    A true lightweight, the Bren 2 has an aluminum upper and a lower made of carbon fiber composite. The ‘Ms’ designation means that it employs a modular forend that can be swapped to different lengths or styles based on user preference/need.

    Its non-reciprocating charging handle stays stowed in the forward position until it is needed and is swappable from side to side. If needed, it can also be used as a forward assist. An AR-style bolt catch/release system is mirrored on both sides of the firearm, as well as a catch/release nestled into the front of the trigger guard. The magazine release and safety are also ambidextrous.

    CZ-USA’s Bren 2 Ms is a proven performer that will be a sure winner in its new Carbine configuration.

    CZ Bren 2 Ms Carbine:

  • SKU: 08610, 08611
  • Model: Bren 2 Ms Carbine
  • Fire Mode: Semi-automatic
  • Chambering: 5.56mm/.223 Rem
  • Receiver: Aluminum
  • Lower: Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
  • Stock: Polymer
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 3 ounces
  • Overall Height: 7.41 in.
  • Overall Width: 3.25 in.
  • Overall Length: 35.6 in.
  • Length Folded: 28.25 in.
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 in.
  • Barrel Type: Cold Hammer Forged
  • Magazine Capacity: 30rd, 10rd
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Safety: Ambidextrous Manual Safety
  • MSRP: $1,999
  • Black Aces Tactical Releases 50-State Legal, Magazine-Fed BullPup Pump

    January 17th, 2020

    The new BullPup Pump by Black Aces Tactical is debuting at Shot Show 2020.

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran-owned American firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series BullPup Pump line of magazine-fed 12-gauge shotguns. 

    Legal in all 50 states including California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts, the Pro Series Bull-Pup Pump Action Shotgun starts at only $599. The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $679.

     “The Bull-Pump is our gift to Second Amendment enthusiasts in states that are affected by overbearing legislation,” said Eric Lemoine, CEO and Founder of Black Aces Tactical. “For far too long, manufacturers have chosen to overlook citizens in these states. Black Aces Tactical is proud to offer incredible weapons under the law, created in the most cool and innovative ways possible.”  

    The Bull-Pup Pump:                                                    ·         Will cycle lethal as well as less than lethal ammunition

    ·         Comes in array of popular colors

    ·         12 Gauge

    ·         18.5″ barrel

    ·         28″ Overall Length

    ·         Comes with two 5-round magazines and three chokes

    ·         Comes with Black Synthetic BAT Forward Grip

    ·         Takes 1919 mags and drums

    ·         Features both pump assist and bolt catch features

     

    The Bullpup Pump is making its debut release at Shot Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Booth 759.

    Doom Eternal – Official Story Gameplay Trailer 2

    January 14th, 2020

    Doom Eternal was unfortunately delayed from its original November 2019 release date to this coming March. However, we now have this woefully brief story trailer to help tide us over. It shows a space station within Earth’s orbit, which is probably the inter-mission ‘slayer’s base’ that was mentioned in pre-release materials for the game. It also shows one of the central antagonists, supposedly an angel of some type, as well as the Doom Slayer’s rival – a demon decked out in similar armor, and of course plenty of visceral demon slaying.

    2016’s Doom was such a great reimagining of the franchise, and I’m hoping this sequel manages to capture that same spark, although based on the footage seen thus far, that’ll probably be the case.

    Doom Eternal launches March 20th, 2020 on all major consoles and PC.

    Tasmanian Tiger Introduces the TT Vest Base Plus MKII and TT Trooper Back Plate

    January 11th, 2020

    The new adjustable, lightweight tactical vest is armor plate ready and customizable. The backplate carrier is an extension of the TT Chest Rig MKII.

    Miramar, Fla. (January 2020) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., announces the new TT Vest Base Plus MKII, a lightweight, adjustable tactical vest, armor plate and accessory-ready.

    Made from durable 700 denier Cordura® with a mesh material front and only weighing in at 25 ounces (720g), the TT Vest Base Plus MKII is length and width adjustable and has rubberized padded shoulder straps that also are length adjustable for all-day comfort and a perfect fit. The front has a fold-away compartment for a ballistic SAPI (30 x 25cm) panel and an insert for an additional armor plate on the back. There are plenty of options for customization with the addition of pouches and accessories on the TT Vest Base Plus MKII starting with MOLLE on the front, back, and side panels. Additionally, there is a zip compartment on the front. The vest is easy to take off and on and is lightweight and comfortable enough for wearing while traveling. Available in black, olive, and coyote for an MSRP of $139.00 (armor plates or accessory pouches not included).

    Another new plate carrier is the TT Trooper Back Plate, an extension that attaches to the TT Chest Rig MKII. The Trooper Back Plate clips on the back of the Chest Rig MKII to support the back-armor plate and additional gear. The adaptable suspension system keeps the weight balanced on the body and secure, even during active movement. It has MOLLE on the sides for the addition of extra pouches and features four hook-and-loop closure pouches for additional gear or magazines. The TT Trooper Back Plate comes in black, olive, coyote, and MultiCam with an MSRP of $89.95 (MultiCam MSRP is $99.95).

    Click to see the 2020 Tasmanian Tiger digital catalog here.

    Stay in the conversation by following on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. All sales inquiries can be directed to [email protected].

    REAL PARTS: Star Wars ANH (1977) X-Wing Pilot Helmet

    January 7th, 2020

    One of the things that makes the original Star Wars so great is the plethora of props that are inspired by or outright formed from old military weapons and gear. Such is the case with the Rebel X-Wing pilot’s helmet, which was based on a Gentex APH-6 flight helmet. This video by YouTube channel Mike’s Tiny Shop details a bit of this history, and even shows the channel owner’s father’s own Vietnam-era restored APH-6. This is then compared to a replica of Wedge Antilles’ helmet from Episode 4: A New Hope, which the owner created using a helmet shell and miscellaneous parts.

    It’s a cool video to check out, whether your a fan of props, military gear, or tales of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    KRISS USA Release Vector Chambered in .22 Long Rifle

    January 4th, 2020

    January 2, 2020 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA is pleased to offer a new caliber to the Vector line up, .22 Long Rifle. The new rimfire Vector will debut during the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 21-24, 2020 at the KRISS USA booth, #8003.

    “We are very excited to add .22 Long Rifle to the list of calibers that the Vector is now chambered.” States KRISS USA Marketing Manager, Tim Seargeant. “The release of the Vector .22LR is an important milestone in the development of the Vector platform by making it more accessible to shooters of all skill levels and budget-minded consumers.

    The KRISS® Vector .22LR will be available in carbine (Vector CRB) and stabilizing brace (Vector SDP-SB) configurations with three color options; black, flat dark earth, and alpine white. The rimfire Vector firearms feature a low bore axis and a linear blowback action that are fed with a proprietary 10 rounds magazine; 30 round proprietary extended magazine will also be available.

    The Vector CRB .22LR model features a 16” threaded barrel, surrounded by an M-lok modular hand guard. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a 6 position M4 stock.

    The Vector SDP-SB .22LR model features a 6.5” threaded barrel. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a SB Tactical® Stabilizing Brace.

    The new .22LR models will become the most affordable versions of the KRISS® Vector, with a starting suggested retail price of $649.00.For more information about the KRISS® Vector .22LR visit the KRISS USA website at www.kriss-usa.com.

    Patriot Ordnance Factory Announces New Rebel .22LR Sub Gun

    January 1st, 2020

    The most uniquely engineered .22 LR on the market

    PHOENIX, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry.

    The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry. The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 2

    The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 21.5″ long, the Rebel weighs a mere 3.25lbs. Perfect for anyone to enjoy. It features an 8″ threaded barrel with 1/2×28 threads, perfect for the use of your favorite suppressor. An anodized aluminum monolithic upper receiver and handguard that mates seamlessly to our proprietary injection molded lower. In classic POF-USA fashion, the Rebel features MSR style controls and components. The Rebel comes standard with furniture from Mission First Tactical. Utilizing their ergonomic MFT Engage V2 Pistol Grip and the brand new MFT Battlelink Minimalist Pistol Stabilization Blade. All this, for a “small caliber” price tag.

    From its inception, the Rebel was designed to provide customers with a .22 LR sub-gun from the future that lives up to POF-USA’s design standards of excellence and innovation. All while allowing shooters of all skill levels, age and size to enjoy the best possible .22 LR shooting experience.

    The Rebel will have an MSRP of $649.99 and be available March 1st, 2020.
    For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com or call (623) 561-9572 or (877) 561-9572

    Gripknife Patriot

    December 29th, 2019

    This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily
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    This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned Gripknife and it probably won’t be the last. In storage mode it looks like an oversized foregrip.

    The blade stores in the handle and once disengaged from the Picatinny rail compatible mount it extends into position.

    DETAILS:
    Gripknife – 4” Patriot
    Knife Type: Foregrip
    User: Ambidextrous
    Mechanism: Out-The-Front
    Action: Magnetic Assist ™ Spring Assist
    Overall Length: 8.10″
    Overall Mounted Length (From Tactical Rail): 5.50″
    Blade Type: Spear Point, Single-Edged
    Blade Grind: Flat
    Blade Length: 4.00″
    Blade Material: M2 (54-56 HRC)
    Blade Width: ?1.06″
    Blade Thickness: .187″
    Blade Finish: Black Nitride
    Handle Material: Zytel
    Handle Color: Black
    Handle Texture: 60 Grit
    Handle Width 1.50″
    Handle Thickness: .96″

    gripknife.com/gripknife-patriot

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    December 25th, 2019

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    Henry Introduces NON-NFA Lever Action Axe .410

    December 22nd, 2019

    The Henry Lever Action Axe .410 features a unique “axe handle” grip and an overall length of 26.4-inches, which classifies it as a non-NFA firearm. The MSRP is $970.

    RICE LAKE, WI – December 19, 2019 – Henry, the leading lever action firearms manufacturer, introduced today a unique addition to their product line with the announcement of the Lever Action Axe .410, a non-NFA lever action firearm featuring a side loading gate and a signature “axe handle” grip. Now available at licensed firearms dealers nationwide, this new firearm is not regulated under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Firearms Act and will not require a tax stamp to purchase.

    Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms explains, “Our Mare’s Leg lever action pistols have been a popular choice among shooting sports enthusiasts for many years now, mainly because they’re so fun to shoot and the fact that they look like they came right out of a Western movie.” Imperato continues, “The Axe shares a similar form factor to our Mare’s Leg with some added features for more versatility.”

    Details of the Henry Lever Action Axe .410 include an engraving of Henry’s logo on the bottom of the genuine American walnut grip, a side loading gate, a brass bead front sight, and a threaded barrel for invector chokes.

    The Lever Action Axe .410 stresses the importance of a unique firearm that’s fun to use in a recreational setting, but it’s feature set also lends it utility. With a barrel length of just under 16-inches and an overall length of just over 26-inches the Axe can be stored in far more places than an average long gun. This compact stature opens the possibilities of where the Axe can be stored and used. The magazine, which holds 5 rounds of 2 ½” .410 shells can be continuously topped off through the side loading gate without needing to remove a tube magazine until the firearm needs to be unloaded. The round blued steel barrel is topped with a polished brass bead front sight and threaded for invector style chokes. A removable full choke is included out of the box. The bottom of the genuine American walnut “axe handle” grip is engraved on the bottom with Henry Repeating Arms’ cowboy logo.

    The new Lever Action Axe .410 (model H018AH-410) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $970. More Information »

    Henry firearms can only be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.

    Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 Casings Used in Liberty Ammunition’s New Ultra-Lights

    December 19th, 2019

    Liberty Ammunition’s new Ultra-Lights, featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ casings, are 52 percent lighter than standard 125 grain 9mm lead jacketed hollow-points.

    Westport, Conn. (December 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, announces that Liberty Ammunition has introduced its Ultra-Lights round featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ revolutionary NAS3 casings.

    The new Liberty Ammunition Ultra-Lights are the Civil Defense rounds taken one step further. Liberty Ammunition’s innovative projectiles have been added to Shell Shock Technologies’ groundbreaking NAS3 casings. The 9mm Ultra-Lights total cartridge weighs only 93 grains, and is 52 percent lighter than standard 125 grain 9mm lead jacketed hollow-points.

    “We are truly excited and proud to have our cutting-edge casings be a part of Liberty Ammunition’s innovative new Ultra-Light round,” said Craig Knight, CEO of Shell Shock Technologies.

    Ultra-Lights Ballistic Performance:

    • Total Cartridge Weight: 93 Grains

    • Projectile Weight: 50 Grains

    • Velocity: > 2,000 feet per second

    • Kinetic Energy: > 450 ft. lbs.

    • Permanent Cavity: 3 ½” W x 10-13” D

    • Accuracy: < 1” at 25 meters

    Liberty Ammunition’s Ultra-Lights projectiles are copper monolithic with nickel plating and are turned on a precision CNC machine for consistency and accuracy. They are lightweight, extremely fast projectiles, with a large diameter deep hollow-point cavity.

    Our ammo penetrates barriers well, but when this cavity fills with soft tissue/liquid, the hydraulic pressure explodes the side walls of the projectile in a starburst-shaped pattern creating a devastating wound with multiple channels that cover a much greater area inside the target. Combined with Shell Shock Technologies’ two-piece cases, the new Ultra-Lights are the ultimate self-defense round.

    About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

    NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

    NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

    To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.