GI Joe 2 – Remember, It’s Just a Movie

Let’s face it. Movies like “GI Joe” are gear porn for your eye holes. Our favorite moments are often Schwarzenegger gearing up in ‘Commando’ or Lee Marvin kicking some Nazi ass in ‘The Dirty Dozen’. So lower your guard for an evening and enjoy some explosions and exotic firearms with the added bonus of laughing on the inside (or maybe the outside) at what promises to be some very tactically appropriate one-liners.

GI Joe 2

It was no surprise to me to hear that our friends at Tactical Pro Shop, LLC. had again been involved with outfitting the GI Joe team. And, like an unscrupulous arms dealer playing both sides, they outfitted the Cobra troops as well.

“Our involvement usually starts with a phone call giving us the broad strokes like ‘were going to be in the desert’, and we round up coolest looking, or technically accurate, apparel and gear to fit those parameters,” related Tactical Pro Shop’s Matt Kime. He went on to say, “We are extremely fortunate to have earned the trust of the separate departments that are involved with the apparel and gear. And the Directors and Tech Advisors appreciate that our day job is outfitting the real-life versions of the characters they are depicting.”

“We treat our film projects with the same degree of confidentiality that we extend our Military and LE customers. In most cases, I avoid specific story details as much as possible, so I can enjoy actually watching the movie.”

Matt is particularly impressed with Ray Park’s depiction of Snake Eyes, 12 year old’s personnel hero, “I was fortunate to be able to visit the set in Louisiana for the filming of one of the final sequences of the movie, and the characters look amazing. The Snake-Eyes suit in this film is the truest to the character it has ever been. We did not have anything to do with the suit, but he does use some custom pieces we made pretty extensively.”

Matt told us to keep our eyes peeled for some custom pieces from Aker Leather, Blade-Tech, Viking Tactics, Yates, Line Of Fire, and a BUNCH more.

Go see GI Joe 2 and remember, it’s just a movie.


14 Responses to “GI Joe 2 – Remember, It’s Just a Movie”

  1. Reseremb says:

    You should send a KCRF patch to whoever can tell how many Cobra buckles appears on that poster

  2. TDB says:


  3. BCP says:

    At least 9 by my count.

  4. Justin says:

    The answer would appear to be 13. But I suspect his boots, pants fly, and shirt cuffs also feature small cobra buckles…So the answer could potentially be in the 30’s

  5. Doug Ralph says:

    A soldier with no gun, huh? I guess Hollywood really can have it both ways.

  6. bob says:

    Lets just admit it. We all want that kit.

  7. andrew ho says:

    Matt, I’d appreciate it if you don’t just carry only pants sizes that coincidentally, as you pointed out to me, happen to fit Josh DuHamel, The Rock, and Arnold Schwarzenegger at your shop. Out of shape fantasy warriors have needs too you know. 🙂

    • Reverend says:

      FTW! It’s not just “out of shape fantasy warriors”! Not everyone is built like a male model! Some of us are built like fire plugs! My arms are longer than my legs, and therefore… I am a knuckle-draggin’ gun ape.

    • Matthew Kime says:

      We’ve been re-supplied a few times since you were by last. I’m sure we have you covered now. You’re a size 16 right?

  8. WhiskeyHammer says:

    Are those… pistol grip brass knuckles?

    • Haji says:

      I think so; hard to tell but that’s what it looks like to me.

      I’m too old for this. GI Joe will always be a foot tall, fully jointed action figure, not those little 3 inch tall characters that this movie is based on. I’ve successfully missed all of them so far and fully intend to keep my streak alive.

  9. WiseAss says:

    Doesn’t anyone find it ironic that a GI Joe is wearing COBRA buckles?!?!

    This new GI Joe stuff ruins my childhood. As much as I try to turn my brain off for it, I just can’t help but want the old GI Joe cartoons back.