Archive for the ‘Off-Duty’ Category

KitFox Design Group Firearm Coloring Book

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

From the KitFox Design Group comes this detailed, adult coloring book featuring your favorite firearms.

The book features 27 pages of illustrations and it was obviously a labor of love.

Available from a variety of sellers, we found it at

Run With The Nation’s Finest at the 4th Annual All-American Marathon March 26 in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg

Friday, February 10th, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – February 9, 2017 – Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, NC will host the fourth annual All-American Marathon and “Mike-to-Mike” Half Marathon, on March 26th, 2017. Alongside these two popular races, the All-American Family 5K will also be offered. Each course has been certified by the USA Track and Field Association and the marathon portion is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

On race day, members of the military, wounded warriors, and runners from around the United States will begin their race near the Airborne Trooper Statue “Iron Mike” at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. They will then pass through many scenic areas in the community before heading to Fort Bragg, where they run by the Iron Mike statue at the entrance to Fort Bragg.

Each run will be lined with flag-bearing spectators cheering on the runners. The Wear Blue Mile, which honors fallen service members, is noted as one of the most moving components of the race. The Wear Blue tributes will include “Faces of the Fallen” posters which will line the course as well as volunteers holding American Flags adorned with a streamer bearing the name of a fallen service member.

To register for the marathon, half-marathon, and 5K visit:

Taurus USA Announces Jessie Duff Appearances at Great American Outdoors Show

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

See the Taurus Team Captain in Harrisburg, PA

(Miami, FL) –Taurus USA is announcing the appearance of Jessie Duff at the 2017 Great American Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, PA on February 10-11. Jessie Duff, Taurus Team Captain, can be seen at the Taurus booth #473 on Friday and Saturday of the show.

The Great American Outdoors Show is a nine day show highlighting manufacturers from hunting and shooting to fishing boats and outfitters. Jessie Duff, winner of the 2016 Ladies Open Title at the US IPSC Nationals, has been the Captain of Team Taurus since 2011 and took over 10 championship titles last year alone. She is one of the most iconic faces in the firearms world. Her strong dedication to shooting sports has shown since childhood and continued to blossom into the champion level competition shooter she is today.

Jessie will be available to take photos with, sign autographs and answer industry questions throughout Friday and Saturday; do not miss the chance to meet with one of the best shooters around. With the launch of the new TAURUS SPECTRUM™ pistol, Jessie Duff will eagerly be there to inform the public on the newest Taurus handgun.

RE Factor Tactical – Controlled Aggression Baseball Shirt Preorder

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

When I was a kid, baseball shirts were the thing and I’m happy to see them making a comeback. This limited edition shirt from RE Factor Tactical is available for pre-order until 12 February.

Cub Cubs – Little Critter Hoodie

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

When I saw this photo, all I could think of was Max and the Wild Rumpus from “Where The Wild Things Are”. Now, thanks to Cub Cubs, your child can get in on the action as well.

Made in the USA from Polartec, the zipper front Little Critter Hoodie features cute little ears on the hood and a Velcro patch on the left sleeve for morale patches, as well as two handwarmer pockets at the front.

Offered in Obsidian Zinnia Pink, Black, or Wolf Gray, kids sizes Small – XLarge.

Christmas Is Coming Take 2

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

These 80s-era waterguns from Entertech are super cool. Who had one?

Christmas Is Coming 

Monday, December 12th, 2016

What a cool set. It even shoots projectiles and smoke comes out of the barrel.

44 Official Issue Skull Cap by YANCO

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

In addition to Tigerstripe, I’m also a fan of dot camo patterns like German Flecktarn. 44 Bikes is offering a skull cap for riders, made from Flecktarn.

Supply is limited, get yours at

h/t to Giff at

SOFREP Crate Club

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

If you’re looking for an interesting Christmas gift idea, you might want to consider the SOFREP Crate Club. I joined a few months ago to check it out. I’ve subscribed to a couple of other Crate services to learn about how they work. In some cases, they were boxes full of trinkets, junk really. In other cases, I received items I already owned or had zero use for but every once in awhile, there was a gem. I’ve known Brandon Webb of SOFREP for many years and I thought I’d give the SOFREP Crate Club a whirl, since it’s billed as the only gear delivery subscription where the gear is picked and tested by Special Operations veterans.

At the time there were only two membership levels, Standard and Premium. Because I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, and due to the cost disparity between the two levels, I chose Standard membership. The first month, I received a Gerber seat belt cutter. While I already had one around here somewhere, it’s one of those things that is pretty useful, so I put it in my pickup and didn’t write it off as a loss.

My next shipment contained something I didn’t have. The package contained “100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition” by Retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson. It’s a fun book with some great diagrams which amplify the one-page overview on any given survival topic. The book was accompanied by trial packets of TUFMED Tufhands and Tufbruise creams. I haven’t tried them yet, but I did read the book. I’m a reader, so I really enjoyed that Crate.


If you’re interested in seeing some items that are offered in the Standard Crate, check out this video.

I’ve since changed my subscription to the Premium Crate and am awaiting my first delivery. I did it because I wanted to get a more thorough experience. This video with Chris Paronto, shows the trauma bag they shipped in September.

If you want a sneak peek of what’s coming next, hit this link.

They’ve recently expanded the membership levels to three. In addition to the Standard and Premium packages, they’ve added a Pro level in between the two. The difference is the amount of gear, as well as the value. The Pro Crate is an upgrade to the Standard Crate, and it includes everything that’s in the Standard Crate as well as a couple of additional items that are unique to the Pro Crate. The Premium Crate is usually a unique set of gear of high value.

SOFREP offers gift options at check out and they are holding a Black Friday Sale from now until Black Friday. You can get 10% Off with promo code HOLIDAYNOW.

To learn more, visit

Mile Marker Zero – A Short Film by Brian Stephens

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

‘Mile Marker Zero’ is a short film by Brian Stephens who is a professional bow hunter. He also creates some great videos, like this one, which also features his brother Mark who some of you may know from the Army or industry.

‘Mile Marker Zero’ follows brothers Brian and Mark Stephens as they spearfish for grouper, lionfish, hogfish and barracuda. Once they stow the spear guns, they go from 20-50 feet to 1,000 feet of water to bowfish for mahi mahi and tripletail in the Gulf Stream.