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Frag Out! Magazine Issue 1 Is Now Available

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Frag Out!

The brand-new “Tactical & Tacticool” magazine ‘Frag Out!’ is now currently available in digital format on the web. Every issue promises to be chalk full of modern weapon systems, combat equipment, advanced electronics, TC3, survival, and more, written by proven and experienced professionals and subject matter experts. This inaugural issue features stories on the H&K HK416A5, CZ805 BREN, Arc’teryx’s Khard 45, the Polish MSBS bullpup assault rifle, TCCC – Combat Medicine, SPECOPS.PL’s ULPC, Direct Action Gear, and much more. Available in Polish and English.

You can read it here:

Black Powder \\ Red Earth – Revised Volume 1 Edition Now Available

Friday, July 25th, 2014

A revised edition of Black Powder \\ Red Earth Volume 1 is now available. Changes include re-inked art, revised dialogue, and an appendix of terms for those who found the jargon hard to follow. You can get it on Amazon here.

I Am 5.11 – Kyle Lamb

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

“I am 5.11″ is a new series of short videos that showcase the various ambassadors of the 5.11 brand. This first segment features Kyle Lamb, president and founder of Viking Tactical. Stay tuned for future video content from 5.11 Tactical, including training segments, product details, and brand entertainment.

BCM Announces ‘American Gunfighter’

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014


July 2, 2014 - BCM is proud to announce the premiere of a new series of short films titled American Gunfighter. Each episode of American Gunfighter will feature a different instructor from the BCM Gunfighter program and talk one-on-one with them about how they got to where they are and what drives them do what they do.

Paul Buffoni, President and Founder of BCM and said of the production, “BCM is privileged to partner with the top instructors of weapons manipulation and tactics in the industry today. Men with decades of field experience, both collectively and individually, who have chosen to make it their mission in life to pass on what they have learned so that the next generation going into harm’s way can benefit from their knowledge. It is my honor to create a platform for these men to have their voices heard.”


Produced by Paul Buffoni, Travis Haley and Jon Chang, the series was conceived of and directed by Jon Chang, author of the graphic novel series Black Powder \\ Red Earth, who had this to say about the production, “Working with the BCM crew has been a life changing experience. It’s rare that you get an opportunity to work with people who have so much history and skill. Through these short documentary pieces, we are offering a glimpse into who these men are and why.”

Paul adds, “It is our hope at BCM that today’s warfighters, law enforcement officers and responsible civilians will discover more about these instructors and enroll in their training programs, learning first-hand from the experiences and sacrifices these men share.”

The first episode is available online now at

K-9 Fights Cancer and Criminals on Sportsman Channel’s “Saving Private K-9” on Thursday, June 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Sounds like a great show starring R Lee Ermey and K9 Blitz. Looking forward to checking it out.

NEW BERLIN, WI (June 18, 2014) – There’s an armed robber somewhere in Quincy, Mass. and it’s up to K-9 Blitz and Major Ken Ballinger of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office to find him on this week’s episode of Saving Private K-9 airing exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Thursday, June 19 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The suspect’s unknown location is a major threat and law enforcement shut down nearly 80 percent of the city. A SWAT team arrives to assist Blitz and Ballinger, but it is Blitz who gets down to business first. Catch a sneak peek of this week’s episode:


R. Lee Ermey, host of Saving Private K-9, tells the story of K-9 Blitz, his unwavering bravery and diligence in pursuit of a dangerous suspect. Finding the bank robber is a top priority. Blitz and Ballinger must work well together or risk losing their only chance at apprehending the man that is keeping nearly an entire city on lockdown.

“I think what I would like most folks to know, or all folks to know about Blitz and dogs like him both in police and military services, is not to judge them by what you see them do, but by what you don’t see them do,” said Ballinger. “Our dogs, for everything that they are to us at work, are that and more to us at home.”

To find Sportsman Channel in your area, visit the Channel Finder:

Private Military Contractor International Magazine

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014


Created by a mate of mine from the UK, Private Military Contractor International Magazine (PMCI) is a free digital publication dedicated to PMC operatives. PMCI features news, reviews, and general interest articles written by past or current military and MPC personnel. Also included are lifestyle and recruitment sections, and welfare and home-life articles.

Currently available on iTunes –

MAD4ART Tactical Designs

Monday, June 9th, 2014


MAD4ART is a company that specializes in designing for Tactical companies. They’ve designed logos, business cards, vehicle wraps, displays, catalogs, and websites for weapons and gear manufacturers, trainers, associations, competitions, conferences and expos, charities, and more. They’ve recently updated their site, which includes new samples and customer comments. Check out their website or call 757-721-2774 for new offers.

Flashbang Volume 4 Now Available To Order

Monday, June 9th, 2014


If National Geographic did a tactical photo magazine it would be “Flashbang.”

“Flashbang” is a quarterly with the following salient features -

- 160 pages
- over 400 exclusives and never seen pictures
- no advertising !
- high quality printing and paper
- 4 issues per year
- 3 units from all over the world in each issue
- worldwide distribution
- very few (english) texts

The Spring 2014 fourth issue is now available to order. This issue features Brazil’s GRUMEC, Hungary’s TEK, and the USA’s SEB. You can order it directly from the official website, along with the previously released issues.

Actor Tom Hardy Trains for New Role in LBT Combatives Suit

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

British actor Tom Hardy is working on a new role as the infamous Kray twins; London gangsters from the 1950s and ’60s. Naturally, there’s going to be some good old fashioned brawling in the film and Tom Hardy has been keen to train for the part.

Mike Newman, of Hot Shots Calendar and Edgar Brothers fame, knows Tom and sent him this LBT Combatives suit. As you can see, it works quite well, and that Tom Hardy can sure take a beating.

Be sure to check out Tom’s exploits on his blog:

Sportsman Channel Highlights Americans Surviving And Thriving Off The Grid In “America Unplugged,” Premiering June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Cade Courtley to Host “America Unplugged”

NEW BERLIN, WI (May 28, 2014) – Imagine a world where Americans no longer rely on local government for electricity, water, sanitation, heating, and cooling. The lifestyle of living “off the grid” is how more than 400,000 Americans choose to live every day. Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, will chronicle the men and women who live a self-sustaining life in a new series called America Unplugged, airing exclusively on Sportsman Channel beginning on Thursday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

You can watch a sneak peek of America Unplugged here:

In addition to the estimated 400,000 Americans living off the grid, there are millions more taking proactive steps towards a lifestyle of self-reliance by stocking pantries, installing generators, and completely adjusting their lives. America Unplugged will reveal individuals, families and other groups across America who choose to live a self-sustaining lifestyle and remove themselves from some of the creature comforts of modern day.

“America Unplugged will reflect the spirit of Sportsman Channel’s ‘Red, Wild & Blue’ lifestyle,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “Viewers will get a true understanding, through very unique and refreshing stories, of Americans who have chosen to live off the grid and lead an independent lifestyle. Cade Courtley is the perfect host to help us tell those stories.”

Former U.S. Navy SEAL/Sniper Cade Courtley will highlight unique and fascinating stories about eight Americans – some with families – who have ‘pulled the plug.’ The series will chronicle the painstaking effort required to live exclusively off the land and the daily struggle to provide food and shelter.

Courtley’s goal is to become the “American face of survival.” He will use his credentials and ambition to host America Unplugged and speak about the topics of living a non-dependent lifestyle. Courtley will introduce viewers to civilians who are taking significant steps to control their own safety, survival, and self-reliance in the wake of natural disasters and civil disturbances. The former U.S. Navy SEAL/Sniper and Security Contractor has spent more than 15 years in some of the most hostile places on the planet and has produced/written/acted/hosted/consulted for successful Hollywood films and television shows, as well as authored the 2012 book: “A Navy SEAL’s Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster.”

The host will share his unique experiences and add perspective as to why millions of Americans are living off the grid. Sportsman Channel is partnering with A. Smith & Co. Productions’ executive producers Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton and Michael Braverman on a project that will deliver real stories from real people. A. Smith & Co. Productions has produced several hit programs including: Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and American Ninja Warrior.

America Unplugged airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel, Thursday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.