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Afghanistan Ski Patrol Patch by VLMS

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Violent Little Machine Shop’s Nate, explains the design:

I spent the majority of 2009 living in the mountains of Afghanistan. It was my second deployment there so I knew what the terrain was like, but this was my first winter. Everyday I looked up at the snow covered peaks surrounding us wishing I could go ski them. Unfortunately, once you left that front gate, people tried to kill you and I wasn’t really into the idea of a biathlon.

I guess the only thing better than skiing and shooting guns is if it’s alpine skiing and, instead of that wimpy .22 they use in the Olympics, it’s an M249. If we made that an Olympic sport, there’s no doubt in my mind that Thirty Seconds Out would win the gold for the USA.

To honor that thought, today we are introducing their Afghanistan Ski Patrol patch…

Get yours yours at www.violentlittle.com/products/afghanistan-ski-patrol-morale-patch.

Vickers Guide Offering Custom Prints

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

In the past, prints of the firearms featured in the Vickers Guides were only available as incentives for certain grades of books. Now, for a limited time at least, you can custom order a print of any firearm featured in a Vickers Guide volume.

Each print will be produced with the same professional quality and in the same size (19″ x 13″) and format as prior Limited Edition Prints. These are large museum quality prints on premium paper with long lasting inks. They are beautiful framed and will be a great addition to your man cave, gun room or office!


Now That’s A Resupply Pallet

Monday, February 19th, 2018

(h/t Do You Even Jump? via AM)

O P Tactical Releases New Morale Designs

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

O P Tactical Inc (OPT), an industry leader in the sale of the finest gear available, has released five new morale designs.  OPT’s new sign has been made into a logo in the format of stickers, T-shirts, and embroidery.  The remaining four designs are morale pieces that are self explanatory, including a tribute to the African bush wars of the 60s-90s and the movie Caddyshack.  Embroidery, PVC, hoodies, hats, and other formats will follow in months to come.







O P Tactical is a 100% disabled Veteran owned small business in Raleigh, NC.  They have 14 years in international ecommerce, and a walk in brick and mortar store.

Click link for OPT’s new items page.


TNVC giving out one of their highy sought after patches at Show Show 2018

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

TNVC owner, Vic DiCosola sent me this note:

“We’re giving out a limited number of these new patches at Shot Show in addition to showing off some of the newest NV gear releases. Come by TNVC’s booth #6502, say hi and talk NVD’s! But do get this new patch before it ends up on FleaBay as we will not be producing it again!”


Here’s their details:



I Need A Bunch Of These In My Life

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Killing communists shouldn’t just be a Cold War thing. It’s a great tradition we need to bring back.

IMG_6119Inglorious Amateurs offers this magnificent sticker. I can think of a lot of places these should go.


Titan Strategic Group – Freedom Mat

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

If you’re looking for something completely different to display your morale patches (or other Velcro-backed memorabilia), then the Freedom Mat from Titan Strategic Group is just for you.

Freedom Mats come in various colors and sizes, which go beyond the standard Coyote, OD, Black and MultiCam by introducing such options as Grey, Blue and Neon Green. But, they go one step further by offering custom stitching like the topo design (seen above) which replicates the contour lines of a topographic map.



Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Tattoos have become an essential way for those in the military, law enforcement and first responder communities to celebrate and commemorate their service. EVERENCE is going taking that idea to a whole new level. The name itself is a portmanteau of the words Forever and Reverence. Both of those concepts describe why people get tattoos, but EVERENCE is a patented technology by Endeavor Life Sciences that allows you to add DNA from a loved one into any new or existing tattoo.

EVERENCE was created after Patrick Duffy saw a commemorative tattoo on the leg of the widow of a fallen SEAL while SCUBA diving in Key Largo, Florida. There, he and his father run a therapeutic diving program for Veterans. Duffy looked at the tattoo considered how to add something even more significant and that’s when he came up with DNA. After a lot of research, Endeavor Life Sciences was born.

I’m told the process is simple. The collection is as easy as taking a cheek swab. The DNA is then synthesized and encapsulated in what looks like a powdery substance. It is actually a medical grade polymer called PMMA, often used in medical applications. The PMMA contains the DNA sample. The vial of Everence can be brought to any tattoo artist and added to the ink. This is significant because it means you can go to any artist you choose.

It’s harmless and completely individualized. Because it’s a powder, you can take it to any artist. They add it to the ink, prior to tattooing. Here, Retired SEAL Stephen “Turbo” Toboz talks about his experience.

Once you start thinking about it, you can do almost anything. Imagine a tattoo of your family with their DNA. It’s like having them with you always. Likewise, a unit tattoo can be customized with DNA from fellow teammembers. It could even be the DNA from a beloved pet.

But that’s not all. The EVERENCE powder could be added to many processes or left in a vial. It could become a keychain or placed in the handle of a knife. In fact, I imagine specialty vendors creating new applications.

While I see it as very complimentary to military tattoos commemorating friends, family and service, anyone could incorporate EVERENCE into tattoos and other applications, and I hope they do. It’s a fine way to honor those who mean so much to us.