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The Kick Dummy

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It’s a dummy you use to practice kicking a man in the crotch. At least, that’s all the commercial seems to imply. And while that is a fine defensive move (sarcasm), it’s not the end-all-be-all technique that will save your life in every engagement. Hell, after hearing about this, I might just have to start wearing a crotch protector of some kind so I don’t accidentally get kneed in the sack by a former Royal Marine Commando’s daughter due to simple miscommunication. In fact, until I went to the actual website, I almost though it was a joke.

Long story short: This product is completely retarded. I don’t really care how un-PC that is, it’s the truth. If you really care that much about self-defense in the first place, put yourself, or your loved ones, through a self-defense or martial arts class and leave this steaming pile of rip-off in the infomercial where it crawled from. “As used by the world’s meanest fighters”, my ass.

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Badass LEGO Guns

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Badass LEGO Guns: Building Instructions for Five Working Guns by Martin Hudepohl is a pretty cool book. Using parts you’ll most likely have to custom order along with rubberbands and super glue, you can build any of five guns, from the semi-auto “Parabella” pistol to the fully automatic bullpup “Warbeast”, as seen on the cover. There’s also a neat butterfly knife called the “Magic Moth” available as well. If you have a bit of spare time, patience, and a love of LEGOs, then this might just be the next set of projects you could be looking for.

Tactical Fanboy

Video Of The Kel-Tec KSG In Action

Friday, January 14th, 2011

So I said I’d post more info on the Kel-Tec KSG as I found it. It just so happens that Kel-Tec themselves put up a video of the weapon in action:

According to the video’s comments, there will be a more in-depth video available soon after SHOT Show. In addition to this, the retail value of the shotgun is valued at $800.

And finally, if you’re attending SHOT, visit Kel-Tec at booths #16743, #16747, and #7506

Thanks to GunBlog via Twitter

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Boba Fett: Spartan Style

Friday, January 14th, 2011

What happens when you combine a violent hoard of nearly-naked warrior Greeks with everyone’s favorite intergalatic bounty hunter? This helmet, that’s what! Designed by Jon Wollack of Almost Dark Productions, this Boba Fett x 300 Helmet should have your inner fanboy quivering with joy. Or maybe fear? Either way, it’s an awe-inspiring tribute to badassery in a most classic form.

Tactical Fanboy

‘Believe’ In Bulletstorm

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Still need some convincing to pre-order Bulletstorm? Then how about this parody of the Halo 3 ‘Believe’ trailer? The detail in that diorama is amazing. It’s also hilarious.

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Golden Gun Replica Up For Auction

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Do you remember seeing ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ and thinking how sweet that iconic weapon was? Well, it’s not entirely impossible to have one of your own, figuring you have around $2000 to spare. Later this month, a replica of the Golden Gun made by SD Studios will be auctioned by Hansons Auctioneers where it’s expected to fetch somewhere between £1,000 and £1,500. The piece is made of a cufflink, fountain pen, cigarette lighter and a case, and includes a bullet with ‘007’ etched onto it. Total James Bond fanboy item if I ever saw one.

Thanks to SWNS

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The 4-Hour Body

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

At a first glance, “The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman” by Timothy Ferriss looks to be another ‘miracle’ lifestyle book that promises plenty while offering nothing of real value. However, most of the information inside is actually beneficial. It is possible, though not always practical, through using this book to indeed become “superhuman” as the title so boastfully states.

But how is this achievable? Mostly through the driving principle behind the book: the MED, or Minimum Effective Dose. A simple practice that values doing only what is absolutely necessary to achieve your goals, whether that be losing fat rapidly or quickly gaining muscle. For example, the Slow-Carb Diet described in the book promises to cause you to lose 20 pounds of weight in about 30 days without any exercise. Other techniques further assist with whatever cause you are currently pursuing.

Of course I mentioned the sometimes lack of practicality of this book. Mostly, it would really benefit from a companion publication. A “4-Hour Body Manual” or something similar, which would better define and simplify the information contained within. I say this because it’s a common occurrence to have to read through the author’s personal take on everything before you finally learn what you were looking for. Also, the author went through a wide volume of testing and describes some procedures that aren’t necessarily available or affordable to every reader.

Despite this, it’s a very good buy. It provides some very valuable information and the stories are generally entertaining. Also, the original title of the book was to be some variation of the term “Body Hacking”, so you know you’re in for a treat.

Tactical Fanboy

Keltec KSG 14-Shot 12 Gauge Bullpup Shotgun

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

It’s pump-action, civilian legal, holds 14+1 rounds, loads and ejects from the bottom, and sports an overall length of 26.5″ with an 18″ barrel. It’ll be available sometime in 2011 but it doesn’t have an MSRP yet. I’ll post more info as I find it.

Thanks to C3Holsters on Twitter and Les Jones

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