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They Might Want To Have That Removed

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Wonder Why Soldiers Don’t Know Anything About Small Arms?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

It’s stuff like this. This is a screenshot from a popular website for Soldiers studying for promotion and monthly/quarterly boards. As you can imagine, lazy Senior NCOs who sit on those boards also use this unofficial site to harvest questions, rather than the actual official, doctrinal publications. Apparently, it’s been like this for years. It isn’t going to get any better unless switched-on Soldiers take the time to learn it correctly and pass that information on to their peers and subordinates.

If you want the latest on small arms for either general knowledge or to prepare for a board, visit to review questions derived from TC 3-22.9.

I’d like to thank SFC Steffan for bringing this issue to my attention.

Canadian Military Seeks Easter Island Targets

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

I know it’s not nice to make fun, but come on, this is just begging for it.

Canadian solicitation number W0142-21X003/A, for “Target Mannequins” is pretty extensive. But on Page 26, they used the drawing above to depict the targets they are looking to buy. For a second I thought they were trying to depict a guy using on of those toilet stools to gain some leverage.

But after a quick discussion we came to the general consensus that it was the Easter Island-style Ma’oi Targets they were after.

And Now For Something Completely Different

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

This Tactical Pith Helmet, based on a Vietnamese helmet was recently seen on @fareast_tactical which is run by

Of course, it led to this gem.

You Guys!

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

Okay, which one of you guys is “Ron Oates?”

But seriously. “Ron” we don’t sell ANYTHING. That might be why you can’t find any prices.

What’s Old Is Trendy Fashion – Landlord Mixed-Media Utility Vest

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hip Hop fashion brand Landlord has created this abomination, their “Mixed-Media Utility Vest”
Which is obviously based upon the US Issue Tactical Load Bearing Vest, originally designed in the 1980s.


Apparently, designer Ryohei Kawanishi had the idea to make a Beige/Burgundy/Teal version of the TLBV in Houndstooth weave Wool and Nylon mesh, set off with Gold-tone hardware. At least he went with the more modern Enhanced design with mesh panels. Imagine the heat from all of that Wool.

The Rear

Just in case you want to fit in at the next dance battle, you can get yours for just $600 from ever-so-trendy Barney’s.

Ask SSD – “Can I Buy A Single Bullet For My Son?”

Friday, October 4th, 2019

No, you can’t; at least not from us.

Activision/Infinity Ward Appropriates BCM/BPRE Promotional Imagery for Latest Call of Duty Release

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Back in 2013, prior to the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, a beta for the game featured a slightly-altered version of the Mil-Spec Monkey logo as an in-game player customization icon.

Needless to say, this was not an authorized use of that copyrighted material. And, it looks like Activision and Infinity Ward are at it again:


This is a loading screen for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

.300 Blk

And this is promotional imagery for BCM and BPRE. Strikingly similar, aren’t they?

For the curious, this image was featured in promotional materials for BCM’s line of .300 Blackout carbines, among other uses.

Not to excuse the use of this imagery, but it’s worth mentioning that the new Modern Warfare is currently in a pre-release state, and it’s possible that this is being used as placeholder art until the game launches later this year. Still, you’d figure that a big corporation like Activision would be a bit more cautious when it comes to potential intellectual property violations for their multi-billion dollar franchise.

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