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First Blood – Original Ending

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Shocked? So were test audiences resulting in the scene we all know. Apparently, it was later used as a dream sequence in 2008′s “Rambo”.

Frag Out! Issue #3 Polish Edition Is Ready

Thursday, February 26th, 2015


Featured articles:
SHOT Show 2015
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
AK Assault Rifle Training Pt 4
Arc’teryx LEAF Khard 60
MSA TC500/800 helmets


Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Way to go Newsweek. There’s already a legitimate magazine named “Off Grid”.


On the upside, Newsweek did get the former USAF SERE Instructors from Mountain Shepherd to weigh in on a few subjects.

5.11 Tactical Teams Up With Avid Outdoorsman Fred Eichler

Friday, February 13th, 2015


Innovator of Tactical Gear Sponsors Eichler’s Popular TV Shows
“Easton Bowhunting TV” and “Predator Nation”

MODESTO, Calif. Feb. 10, 2015 — 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, today announced its newest partnership with avid outdoorsman Fred Eichler and sponsorship of the popular television programs he hosts, including: Sportsman Channel’s Easton Bowhunting TV and Predator Nation, which was recently named Best Hunting Show – Small Game in the 2014 Sportsman Choice Awards at the 2015 NSSF SHOT Show. Known for traveling the world in pursuit of adventure, Eichler is the first person to harvest all 29 North American species recognized by Pope and Young with a recurve bow. By equipping outdoor missions with 5.11 Tactical’s innovative gear, Eichler can confidently tackle the rigorous journeys each television episode demands—from navigating the swamps of Florida to the mountains of Colorado.

“I am proud to be associated with 5.11 Tactical,” said Eichler. “My wife, Michele, and I use their conceal carry shirts and have been wearing the brand’s tactical work wear for years. My adventures are demanding, requiring tough equipment and 5.11 Tactical is the brand I trust. From serving our military and law enforcement to covert ops groups, 5.11 makes tough gear for tough conditions.”

5.11 Tactical is committed to developing products that incorporate durability, comfort and functionality, which enable customers to successfully complete demanding missions. Leading the tactical gear industry, the company continues to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and adventure seekers worldwide. Crafted with precision and purpose, each product is inspired by professionals and demonstrates unmatched functionality and versatility. 5.11 Tactical continues to innovate products, delivering duty- and adventure-driven gear, head-to-toe.

Peter Novak, vice president of the Consumer Wholesale division at 5.11 Tactical, commented: “Fred Eichler is such a great representation of the 5.11 brand and we are a proud sponsor of his shows, Easton Bowhunting TV and Predator Nation. He is an accomplished outdoorsman, rancher and honorable American. Son of a former Special Ops serviceman, Fred utilizes the unique features of 5.11 Tactical’s gear while performing everyday tasks, hunting and working in his ranch in south Colorado. We look forward to his real world input to further improve our 5.11 product line.”

To learn more about Eichler, Easton Bowhunting TV and Predator Nation, please visit

Viewpoint Tactical Magazine Issue 2 Is Now Available

Thursday, February 12th, 2015


The second issue of Viewpoint Tactical magazine is now available.

You can read it at

World Premiere – ZEV Technologies Professional Series – Episode 1

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

This series of videos by ZEV Technologies showcases their professional series of firearms. The story behind the scenes is just as cool as the action.

In early 2014, ZEV Technologies partnered with one of the industry’s most reputable production houses, Brain Farm, during the ZEV PRC event – hosted by Deliberate Dynamics.

Through the course of this event, Brain Farm and ZEV captured the perfection that ZEV provides to its customers every day with its products; working with Professional Shooter, KC Eusebio as well as their demographic of users in the tactical arena – who rely on ZEV’s commitment to perfection and quality.

The partnership between ZEV and Brain Farm is now coming to light – with the release of a series of videos captured during that time. The videos highlight ZEV’s top tier products, and Brain Farm’s incredible visual effects and cinematography.

Stay tuned to this video series through ZEV and Brain Farm’s social media and website.

Same Message, Different Approach – “Beware The New Media”

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Right before SHOT Show we reposted a story giving advice to an industry who was sure to be inundated during SHOT Show by media, particularly new media, wanting free stuff. My motivation is to support industry by making them more savvy toward the approach.

New media is a term for bloggers, Instagrammers, FaceBookers, forum goers, YouTubers, Twitterers, etc. Basically, anyone who uses social media platforms as media. Some are better than others.

Firelance Media recently attended SHOT Show as a media member and got a bird’s eye view of the shenanigans. His blog post is an entirely different look at the issue. Make sure you read it.


Why You Don’t Deserve That Free Product

It’s a refreshing read and something I could never say in my position. The up and comers in the new media would accuse me of using my influence to block them. No matter how I couched such a story, they’d be right. Many of these blogs and YouTube channels are parasites. They know it, Firelance Media knows it, and I know it.

The article is certain to be popular. Everybody loves a big “fuck you” in their stories. It’s also inspiring. Maybe one day I’ll write that article about people who want to be media and work for brands they promote in their stories. That’s a very disturbing trend amongst the new media.

As for industry. Don’t feed the Bears. If you don’t like what these parasitic new media folks do, don’t encourage them. Ask the hard questions and when they give you answers that don’t add up, tell them to take a hike.

Leupold Has Launched A New YouTube Channel

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Leupold YouTube

Today, Leupold is officially launching their new YouTube channel. This new channel will offer viewers a steady stream of new and informative content, and maybe even some humor as well. To kick off the new channel, Leupold has uploaded the much anticipated D-EVO Sizzle reel which was first debuted at SHOT 2015.

A Report On The Mammoth Sniper Challenge

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Photo credit - USAMU, SFC Piper

The Mammoth Sniper Challenge was a 3-day precision rifle shooting competition held at Legion Operator Training Group in Blakely, Georgia. Both Daniel Horner and his wife Candice participated in the event as a team in the Extreme Tough Man division, winning the match. Candice Horner prepared an after-action report which she posted on her personal blog.

You can read the AAR at

Panteao Productions – Two New Videos In The ‘Make Ready To Survive’ Series

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Columbia, SC, February 2, 2015 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce the release of the next two video titles in the new Make Ready to Survive instructional video series.

Bugging Out and Shelter, Fire, Water are now available streaming to Panteao subscribers. The DVD versions will begin shipping this week.

The instructors in the series include former US Army Delta Operator Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury from the Pathfinder Self Reliance School, US Army Special Forces Green Beret Kyle Harth, disaster preparedness consultant and author Jim Cobb, and NE MacDougald, who started his career in Vietnam with the 519th Military Intelligence Bn (MACV), and today is an author and consultant.

Make Ready to Survive: Bugging Out
Bugging out. Entire books are written on this subject. In fact the subject warranted its own video in our series. What does it really mean? Are you prepared for having to leave where you are in a hurry? How about your family? What will you take with you? In this video instructors Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury, Jim Cobb, Kyle Harth, and N.E. MacDougald review the bug out bag, the different option between store bought assembled kits and putting the gear together yourself, what gear is essential for your bug out or get home bag, what specific tools and gear they keep in their bags, the pros and cons with different products, rehearsing the bug out plan, navigation, special considerations for bug out planning, and much more. If you like reviewing gear options this video is for you. Equally important, our instructors take the mystery out of gear selection and give you a down to earth approach to picking what you will end up relying on for both short and long term use.

Make Ready to Survive: Shelter, Fire, Water
Shelter, fire, and water are the basic elements of survival and are essential to preserving core body temperature. That is critical to your survival. In this video Dave Canterbury reviews your survival kit resources including making a fire, fire bed and fire lays, three stages of fuel, primitive fire resources, water collection, boiling water, clothing, shelters, and more. Dave Canterbury is a master woodsman with over 20 years of experience working in many dangerous environments. His common sense approach to survivability is recognized as one of the most effective systems of teaching known today. Understanding and knowing how to make a fire, how to secure drinking water, and how to build a shelter are the most important tools in your survival tool chest. This video gets you started down that path.

A total of 13 videos have been filmed in the Make Ready to Survive series. More info on the series can be found on the Panteao website at:

Panteao Productions - Make Ready to Survive

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