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Attack of the Zombie Hippies Project Donates $1000 to Independence Fund

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Last year I was approached by the Mad Duo to assist with a book project that became, “Attack of the Zombie Hippies” an ebook for Kindle. The goal of the Project was two-fold. First, have a good time combining short stories and tactical how-to articles. And second, to raise money for the Independence Fund which is a 100% volunteer non-profit for wounded troops. One of their projects is providing all-terrain wheel chairs.

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Now, they’ve donated their first $1000 to the Independence Fund. If you want to help out, purchase a copy of “Attack of the Zombie Hippies” for Kindle. If anything, it’s a nice distraction for a Sunday afternoon. And, it helps some of our brothers and sisters who gave some of themselves for the rest of us.

Mad Duo Lambasts Red Dawn (The Remake)

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The Mad Duo got the scoop on the trailer for the much delayed “red Dawn” remake. Generally, trailers include the best parts of as movie and if this is as good as it gets, well, we’re in for a suck fest.

I’ll file this under morale as in “my morale is going to suck after seeing this Go check out the Mad Duo’s full review at www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/133-red-dawn-redux-looks-worse-than-we-thought.html.

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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Our friends, the Mad Duo now have a Facebook Page. Follow them at www.facebook.com/BreachBangClear and

Mad Duo Reviews ‘Act of Valor’

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The SEAL realism movie ‘Act of Valor’ hits theaters today and the Mad Duo from Breach-Bang-Clear got an early preview.

The point here is to accept the movie for what it is; SOF porn. Some people can get overly pumped over that and some can’t. If you are expecting slick performances, don’t. These guys aren’t actors. But, what you see is real. This isn’t a CGI movie.

Check out their review it has some great Q&A with the writer and director.

Off the Grid Concepts – Custom Kydex

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Off the Grid Concepts, another fine purveyor of custom kydex mag pouches and holsters, has a new “dual mounting option” mag pouch that carries one rifle magazine and one pistol magazine. Check them out on Facebook or at their website to see some of their kit or see what they come up with when they come up with it. One of their mottos is, “If you own it we can holster it.” Their website says they make apparel and outdoor gear, but apparently it’s not up yet.

 

Off the Grid Concepts, "Dual Mounting Solution" Mag Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off the Grid Concepts "Dual Mounting Solution" Magazine Pouch

Another view of the Dual Mounting Solution Mag Pouch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off the Grid Concepts custom kydex holster

A holster made by Off the Grid Concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hat tip to the Mad Duo.

 

 

 

Up-Armored Knives Gets Another Look

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Over at KitUp!, the Mad Duo did a write up on the Up-Armored Knives Menace Fighter in their “Team Six” pattern. We first learned of Up-Armored from Tactical Fanboy and really like them. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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New LE Rep for WT Tactical

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

This article is courtesy of the Mad Duo. Thanks guys!

When we traveled to SHOT this last March we spent a lot of time hanging around the Smith & Wesson booth…for a couple reasons. One was because our handlers were chillin’ there. Another was because the lady in charge of S&W’s rifle line seemed to have the hots for us. That’s what it seemed like anyway. It was at SHOT that we first met Brian Montgomery, who has now retired as an active police officer and been named by WT Tactical as their Military/LE representative on the west coast. We’re not terribly sure whether this means you have to actually be in a state bordering Pacific or if you have to reside on that side of the Mississippi, but after spending about 70 hours and working our way through numerous adult beverages with him at SHOT and a big training gig with Chicago PD, we are sure he’s a good dude. We’re certain he will be a great asset for WTT—not least of which because he spent so much time On The Job. (As you know, several of our handlers are LEOs, so we’re biased.) Brian’s going to be handling both the extensive WT Tactical military line and the upcoming M&P® By SMITH & WESSON® tactical apparel line WTT was licensed to build.

Brian was a municipal PD officer in Oregon (which he tells us is a state), was assigned to probation and parole and juvenile justice for a county agency and spent a lot of time working counter-narcotics and Tac. He’s a firearms instructor, earned his agency’s award for valor and prefers Guiness on tap. If you’re out west want to talk WTT for your agency, unit, tac team or yourself, contact Brian. He may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he’s a stand up guy, he’s good to go and he’s Mad Duo Approved.

In closing, we’ll leave you with this picture of us one night while still at SHOT.

That’s Elvis, by the way, not Brian. He’s the one taking the picture.

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Brian, on the other hand, can be reached at brian.montgomery@wildthingsgear.com.

Hannah Movie Review by the Mad Duo

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The Mad Duo went to see “Hannah” this last weekend. Their verdict? Well, you’ll just have to go find out.

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Mad Duo – Shotgun Scabbard and Shot Shell Chest Rig from BCS Tactical

Friday, March 11th, 2011

We got some goodies in the mail a couple day ago, or rather several members of our evaluation team did, courtesy of BCS Tactical Systems. BCS has a number of proprietary designs and a solid reputation for rugged manufacture, but one of their most significant manufacturing capabilities is their ability (and willingness) to build custom fit body armor carriers for guys On The Job. Any LEO or similar armed professional can contact them with an accurate outline/measurement of their body armor and get one custom made in short order, in virtually any of the different “Gucciflage” patterns out there, in 500D or 1000D.

In any case, BCS sent out some of their Shotgun Chest Rigs and Shotgun Scabbards, and we’ve been taking them out to play—not enough yet to give you a good rundown of what we think, but we’ll have a full review in a month or so. The chest rig is a niche piece of gear to be sure, but we like it so far. Not everyone is going to need it, and it’s certainly not something that will mount easily to an existing plate carrier or set of load bearing gear, but it’s not supposed to be. It’s made for specific situations—say, if a patrolman or tac team member has to deploy into a big damn office complex or college building, when having thirty extra rounds of super socks, rubber shot, shock-locks or whatever might come in very handy.

The scabbard is similarly niche-oriented, though we suspect it’ll see more widespread use than the other (which isn’t a reflection on the rig’s validity; there’s not a lot of call for multiple rams or 37mm launchers either, but both come in handy). The scabbard is intended to securely carry and support a tactical shotgun with a barrel as short as 14”. It will carry both the shotgun and an entry/pry tool in a backpack type configuration; again, potentially useful in a deployment where an officer on the M4 or a sub-gun as primary needs to bring another twelve-gauge along.

We’re going to play with them (a lot) and we’ll let you know what you find out. All are made by BCS Tactical of Cordura material (we don’t have all the design specs, we’re waiting to hear back from them with those) but they seem to be sturdily built for now. For more on BCS Tactical, visit them on the web at www.beezcombatsystems.com

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About the authors: The Mad Duo enjoys celebrity status in the action figure world and among those sheepdogs perspicacious enough to follow them. Iconic trigger-pulling pundits whose wit and witticisms have been described as the “literary equivalent of a .308 boat-tail to the head”, they offer commentary on everything from current events to the relative merits of tactical gear, TTPs and weaponry. Read them on SSD, their website Breach-Bang-Clear or on FaceBook. No sissies, pansies, Olbermann fans or Behar acolytes allowed.

Mad Duo – AF Makes a Smart Move When It Comes to Snivel Gear

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

SSD Note: This is great news for WTT as well as the USAF! Airmen look for your Gen III Level & garments in Grey.

As you may have read last week, the Marine Corps has ordered a bunch of new happy suits for Gyrenes in cold places around the world, courtesy of Wild Things Tactical by Wild Things, Inc. What you may not know is it’s now official that zoomies can wear their version of WTT. Yes indeedy, the AF has finally figured it out.

Now let me make this clear. Slim and I have been bad ass tough guys for years, but frankly when it comes to cold weather we’re what you might call actively voluble pussies. (That’s the MILSPEAK way of saying we piss and moan and bitch a lot, but still get out there and get the job done—and for the record, before you criticize us for being pussies, keep in mind that the snow currently stacked up to the top of your boot is actually over our head.) If you want to make an acronym out of that, feel free. We’re not ashamed of being AVPs.

Anyway, our handlers have spent the last couple of days in Wild Things Tactical snivel kit. You may remember us talking about WTT cold weather gear before, because it’s so damn fantabulous. We genuinely love this stuff, and so do our handlers, so it shouldn’t be a big surprise that we’re happy to bring this good news to those of you forced to wear that damnable digital tiger stripe crap and deal with zipper-suited sun gods.

If you do not know what a zipper-suited sun god is, then you haven’t spent much time around AF bases. We hear at Breach-Bang-Clear appreciate pilots for their impact on the battlefield, CAS gun runs in particular, but anyone whose spent any time around them out of the cockpit knows what a pain in the ass most of them are, and must wonder how much they spend annually on hair gel, sunglasses and teeth-whitener…but again we digress. Wild Things Tactical Extreme Cold Weather Gear, by Wild Things Tactical, Inc, is now Air Force approved.

According to the Air Force Uniform Office, Wild Things Tactical Gen III Level 7 Extreme Cold Weather System jacket and pants are replacing the N3B and F1B parka and trousers. This is the same ECWCS the Army has been using and it’s pretty bad ass. We actually called Richard Keefer’s office (he’s the head duck at the “AF Uniform Office”) but we never heard back. This could possibly be because he and his staff weren’t sure how exactly to deal with an interview request by foot tall tactical operators-slash-journalists, or perhaps he’s just really busy. We won’t hold it against him.

A couple things you need to know if you’re an A4/purchasing officer type USAF individual (or anyone else that might want to put your troops, officers or operators into WTT snivel kit). First off, it doesn’t have to worn as just a layering system. It can be stand-alone. They jackets, for instance, are sized to accommodate body armor, and are sized in the torso appropriately to wear with a duty belt or holster (if you’re so inclined). This could be a Good Thing for some of the folks that spend a lot of time shivering in garrison, like skycops doing dismounted RAMs, foot patrols around billeting, standing overwatch at the gate, etc. It’s comfy, it’s warm and it’s nowhere near as loud or irritating as the Gore-tex jacket you’re already wearing.

Second, they’re built with Epic, which is way too complicated for us to explain here and will probably be over half of your heads anyway (no offense, we don’t get it either). It makes for a good cold weather garment, though, trust us. We’d lie to you, just not about this. They’ve got 6 oz. of PrimaLoft and the Epic barrier that allows it to insulate even while completely wet. This gear wasn’t only industry tested, it was NATICK tested.

Third, it’s already been tried and tested in really shitty conditions under fire by guys that know what they like. When the Army decided to completely redesign its cold weather system, it went to the 10TH Mountain Division (Climb to Glory!) for field testing between the Fall of 2006 and Spring of 2007. Reviews were outstanding. For instance, LTC Christopher Cavoli of 1-32 Infantry (“Chosin”) said, “…I found myself praying for bad weather…I knew my soldiers could handle it and the enemy couldn’t. [Wild Things Tactical] ECWCS allowed my men to outlast the enemy on their own terrain. When the enemy was forced out of the mountains due to the bitter cold to take shelter, that’s when we got them…”

Fourthly, if you’re an AF purchasing official, UDM, etc. with authority to source equipment for your squadron, group or wing, Wild Things Tactical will send you a sample to T&E at the local level. You just need to contact their military sales representative, Grady Burrell, and make the arrangements.

Fifthly and lastly, Wild Things LLC, WT Tactical will offer until Jan 15, a Military / Federal Officer Discount of 20% off Retail on Multicam, Coyote, OD Green and Black Tactical Gear for INDIVIDUAL sales. Must validate with FED / MIL address. AD/RES and NG. ON IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY!

Gen III ECWCS is provided to the US Army under a contract with ADS. Air Force units wishing to purchase Level 7 should contact them. www.ADSinc.com/Gen-III

Oh…if you need to contact Grady (Grady Burrell III, Director of Military & LE Sales), he can be reached at (828) 421-4349 or Grady.Burrell@wildthingsgear.com. Make sure you let him know we referred you, so we can affirm in their minds once again how valuable an ally they have in the Mad Duo, and how foolish they’d be not to keep us up to speed on new developments on their end.

Please check back in at SSD more frequently than you might otherwise do so. We’ve gotten a bunch of new kit in over the last couple of weeks and are in the process of reviewing it. Naturally we are eager to share the finding of our evaluation, our wisdom and almost supernaturally incisive wit. If you have any ideas for us to review or discuss, drop us a line at Breach-Bang-Clear or FaceBook.com/MadDuo; unless you’re going to complain about our opinions, writing style or philosophy (or you’re a sissy) in which case don’t bother.

Mad Duo Out!