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Holy Thread Hijacks, SSD!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Holy Thread copy

Thread Hijacking – …A thread hijacking occurs when one or more individuals commenting on the original posting, go off topic, creating a separate conversation. This is rude, and bad internet etiquette…

Here on SSD, commentors have been doing a bit of thread hijacking recently, and while we appreciate active discussion, we’d prefer it would stay on topic. So, in an effort to alleviate this, here you go, here’s your chance to say whatever you want; let it all out in the comments section.

Gravity Hook Grappling Hook On Kickstarter

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Gravity Hook standard

The Gravity Hook is a project currently up on Kickstarter for a hybrid mechanical claw and grappling hook. Stand alone, it functions as a 2-pronged hook. When it impacts a surface, the mechanism opens up, and pulling it back closes the mechanism, making it great for retrieving items. The final design will be made of stainless steel, although hooks made of other materials including titanium are part of the backer rewards.

Gravity Hook

Here you can see the Gravity Hook pictured with the optional Cross Hook. When installed, the Cross Hook allows the Gravity Hook to function more like a traditional grappling hook, with 4 prongs. The Cross Hook can also function as a standalone gear tie.

Pins For Anyting – Skull Links On Kickstarter

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

photo-1024x768 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a skull-and-crossbones cufflinks and tie-tack set. The set will be crafted from nickel, and will feature a skull-and-crossbones design on a black background outlined in red.


Monday, March 2nd, 2015

While it may sound like a made up curse word used by a child, the Female Urinary Diversion Device or FUDD may well prove to cause many a female Soldier to swear. Borrowed from outdoor technology to allow lady hikers on the trail relieve themselves more comfortably, this is the technology that’s making female attendance at Ranger School possible. In fact, the infamous Ranger School packing list has already been updated with several gender specific items including the FUDD.

COOLBOX – The World’s Smartest Toolbox – Indiegogo

Sunday, February 15th, 2015


The Coolbox takes the classic toolbox, and puts a technologically updated spin on it, adding in a number of improvements along with a couple of additional features such as speakers that extend the Coolbox beyond being just a toolbox.

Coolbox speakers

First and foremost, the Coolbox is wired for power. It features a retractable 12ft. extension cord, with three built in 110v/22v, fused female electrical outlets, so users can run multiple tools or other devices off it. Also included is a 20v rechargeable lithium polymer battery. LED lighting throughout allows the user use of the Coolbox in a greater range of lighting conditions. An onboard LCD clock displays both the time and battery level, USB ports allow for a method to charge mobile devices, and built-in Bluetooh speakers allow for uses to hook up their music players, or project sound for other purposes.

Coolbox handles

On the hardware side, the Coolbox has dual handles, as well as wheels. A whiteboard comes with the Coolbox, mountable on the inside lid. For those who carry a tablet around, the Coolbox has dual position cradles for users to mount them to the box.

Check out the Sketchfab below to see a full 3D model of the COOLBOX and its various components.

Coolbox – Open
by alinz
on Sketchfab–3

13,000 It Is!

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Here we were chugging along and somewhere over the last week we posted our 13,000th article. Not shabby. We posted number 12,000 less than four months ago in October.

SSD Does NOT Charge For Content

Friday, January 30th, 2015

While we do sell advertising, we do not request payment in exchange for content or stories. If someone contacts you requesting payment for a post on SSD or Tactical Fanboy they are attempting to defraud you. Do not pay them. Instead, get as much information from them as possible, including a call back number, which you use to request that they send you an invoice and then contact us as well as local law enforcement.

Some Sage Advice

Monday, January 19th, 2015

You’re going to hear from lots of “experts” this week. Unfortunately, not all of them actually are.


Thanks JC!

Magpul Presents “The Precision Hunter” Featuring the New Hunter 700 Stock System – UPDATED with Product Details

Monday, January 12th, 2015

“The Precision Hunter” follows the activities of Magpul Dynamics and features the Hunter 700, Magpul’s new adjustable, lightweight stock system with aluminum bedding block for the short action Remington 700.

UPDATE – Magpul releases details on new 700 items:

“Hunter 700, $259.95 MSRP has an anodized aluminum bedding block, uses SGA cheek riser and LOP spacers, has M-LOK slots, has dimples to add swivel studs and places to add our QD sockets, weighs 2.9 lbs, and works with factory Rem bottom metal as packaged, or….

Remove a spacer (30 seconds) and insert our hybrid steel and polymer Bolt Action Magazine Well (MSRP $69.95, includes one magazine) to use AICS compatible magazines, speaking of which…

The PMAG5 7.62 AC is an AICS compatible polymer magazine with anti-tilt follower, MSRP $34.95. The magazine holds five rounds as packaged to comply with hunting regulations, but if you clip the follower stop on a pre-scored line, it becomes a 6-round magazine, useful in competitive shooting disciplines or just for an extra round.”

2015 Means Two Goals for SSD

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

I don’t normally share our plans because sometimes they don’t always come to fruition but we’ve got two projects that have sat in the back burner for entirely too long. It’s high time we implemented them.

The first is Soldier Systems Digest, a weekly email-based newsletter. You’ll finally be able to actually subscribe to SSD.

The second project that has been in development hell for the past several years is The concept is that all sale / discount announcements will go to a central location in a new sub domain on SSD.

What are your goals for 2015?