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Apparently, Cyber Command Has Blocked SSD for ‘Operational Reasons’

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

They could have come up with a lot of excuses, but ‘operational reasons’ kind of pisses us off.  Fortunately, the thought police can’t block us at home.  

Let us know if you’ve recently lost access to soldiersystems.net through government computer systems.   

Don’t tell us if it works on your network, that will just let them know where else to cut it off.  We just want to know which bases are at issue.

The XM42 Indiegogo Page Has Launched!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The Indiegogo page for the XM42 Handheld Flamethrower is now live.

The XM42 is the world’s first commercially available handheld flamethrower. The XM42 is designed for all manner of household chores:

- Clearing snow and ice
- Eliminating weeds
- Insect control
- Bonfire starting
- Pyrotechnic event displays
- And more…

It feeds from an onboard fuel tank, and is intended to work with 87 octane gasoline. The effective range is roughly 20-25 feet from the nozzle.

At the time of writing, the project has already made $14,000, or 35% of the $40,000 goal, on the first day; this one’s gonna reach its goal fast.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/xm42-the-handheld-flamethrower

TactiSexual?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Credit goes to Robert Young Pelton for photo and terminology.

Needs More Accessories

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Since are much more interested in trainwreck than actual news, we present this little gem recently showcased on Tactical Fanboy. It’s another file for the “even though you could, you shouldn’t have” folder.

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This photo of a highly motivated Peshmerga fighter and his rather interesting rifle recently hit https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/2ve0p1/peshmerga_fighter_holding_what_can_only_be/. The piece de la resistance (pun intended) is definitely the M16 carrying handle.

1-900-Tac-Talk

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

From the creative talent of Carnik Con.

Wear This Shirt at Your Own Risk

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Nitelife Promotions offers Open Carry T-shirts that look real. While they were created by a Pro-2A business owner Paul Liebe to promote firearms, even he admits that they could be mistaken by law enforcement for a real gun. In fact, he includes this warning in his site as well as with each shirt.

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They are available in a variety of sizes, colors and styles but regardless, they look real enough that it could cause some tension. I’d say that if you’re going to wear it under a vest or jacket like this photo suggests, you might as well expect some unwanted attention.

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I don’t doubt the man’s dedication, I’m just questioning the execution. I’ll file this one in the “even though you could, you shouldn’t have” folder.

www.opencarrytshirts.us

Finally, a Brian Williams Meme Worth Sharing

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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The Manly Innovations Magazine Base Interchange System Is Showing Up Again

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Since the Manly Innovations Magazine Base Interchange System has started showing up on social media again, we figured what the heck, let’s reshare our story from Jan 2014. The ‘Manly’ bayonet is now referred to as the DED (double edge defense) Blade and is offered with a training version cleverly named the Not-So DED Blade. And yes, Manly is the guy’s last name. How awesome is that?

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The Manly Innovations MBX (Magazine Base Interchange System) is a baseplate replacement for magazines that functions as a quick attach/detach for select attachments. Initial attachments will include the ‘Manly Bayonet‘ DED Blade, Glass Breaker/Seatbelt Cutter, and a Picatinny rail.

The proprietary ‘Manly Bayonet‘ DED Blade allows the user to deploy a blade in a low or no-ammo scenario without holstering the sidearm and reaching for a fixed blade. It comes with a dedicated Kydex sheath that mounts to PALS webbing, which allows the user to mount and detach the DED blade during draw and holster.

MBXs will be available for magazines of the following models of pistols:

Beretta M9/M9A1/92FS
Glock: .40 models – 22/23/35

www.manlyinnovations.com

SHOT Show – The SKD ‘Dicks, Bag Of, Camo’

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

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Late yesterday, SKD Tactical gave us a first look at their ‘Dicks, Bag Of, Camo’ available today on their site. Yes, it’s filled with exactly what you think it is. We all know someone who deserves one.

www.skdtac.com

Get a Load of This – Perceived Carry Decoys

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The Year Is Still Young But This Might Be The Worst Business concept of 2015. Virginia Beach-based Perceived Carry Decoys claims that “perception is reality.” In a nutshell, PCD sells fake guns.

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From their website:

WHO ARE PCD DEVICES FOR?
-These devices are for those who wish to feel protected but do not want the hassle of owning an actual firearm
-PCD’s require no background check or permit since they are not actual firearms
-Store doesn’t have your favorite ammunition in stock?
-Want to wear in a parking lot and stow away in purse once you’ve reached your destination and not fear a discharge?
-Don’t want the fear of young children finding a loaded weapon by mistake?
-Give your unarmed security staff a more authoritative presence
Shop owners concerned about robbery
-Know someone who could benefit from carrying a handgun, but aren’t safety conscious?
-Don’t want to be approached by a criminal element?

As you can see, the uses and possibilities are endless.

Don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on something that may not be used? The all in one piece construction of these devices addresses all of these hurdles while still allowing for the benefits of open carry.

To their credit, they warm potential customers that their products aren’t for Home Protection, Law Enforcement Situations or Self Defense. But this is just a bad idea all around.