You may already have read about the new CHAPSminus™ from Blue Force Gear®. What you may not realize about these tactical chaps, which feature BFG's Patent pending MOLLEminus™ technology (MOLLE minus the weight, bulk and complexity) is the back story. They are not, BFG insists, so-called "assless chaps"...Read more: Blue Force Gear Insists CHAPSminus Are Legit
Reprinted in its original format from last night's edition of the Predator Blog:
New Exigent Circumstances Class from the Ludus
Here’s something we never expected to see. You remember the hoax that went around a few years back about ‘manbeef.com’? The spoof site that alleged to be selling prepackaged...Read more: Costa: Gourmet or Gourmand?
Ares Gear is advising they have a limited number of converted Browning .25s (1906 model) converted to 5.7 by His Imminence the Holloway of House Holloway at ATEi. If you're not familiar with Doug's work, it is astounding. He's probably the only one in the country who could make this weapon work without...Read more: New 5.7 CCW Pocket Pistol from ATEi
This is the kind of girl you take home to mom (though we think single dancing moms should be shooters too). For that matter, it's the same kind of ambulance attendant you take home to mom. We love the imagery of Gunny's tattoos against the paramedic uniform and the asshole on a stretcher.
The Tactical Duty Kilt...Remember last year's April Fool's joke from 5.11? If you don't recall, they released a video for a Tactical Duty Kilt (TDK) that went viral, then everyone wanted them to go ahead and produce one. It was a pretty big deal. Definitely set the standard for tactical April Foolery....Read more: Tactical Kilts: Scruffy Wallace calls Out 5.11
One of our long-time friends in Texas (who dresses 'Green Mountain' style by the way - extra Duo points to you if you know that that means) is doing some bad-ass custom work in a building on his property. If that engenders visions of a scene from a John Wayne movie, it's supposed to. Confederate Forge is the name of the place, Eric Cashion is the name of the blacksmith holy and holy shit is the level of his awesome.
You can check out his Facebook page (linked below), but be aware: Eric is an old school, patriotic salt-of-the-earth type who doesn't much care if you like what he has to say, so don't follow his updates if you're easily butthurt (or liberal at all, would be our advice). Also if you're a sissy, hippie, illegal alien, gun control proponent or shaving cream salesman.
"Jimmy can superglue his pecker to a bullet train and have his weasel ass dragged back to Canada." - Eric, of Confederate Forge, on the subject of Jim Carrey's pathetic anti-gun video.
A little trivia about the man - his wife is a chef, he's a proud dad and an avid bowhunter who describes bowhunting as 'his Calgon'. He knows steel, good gear (as you might expect, he's fond of firearms and proficient in their use) and the kind of guy who gets excited when he finds 180 grain Zwickey broadheads he'd hidden from himself.
In fairness we should tell you we haven't got the slightest idea wtf a Zwickey is, other than it appears to have something to do with arrows, and we're too lazy to Google it.
Here's a look at some of his knives.
...Read more: On the Edge: Confederate Forge
- Alone and Unafraid - in a Truck Along the Khasa in Kirkuk
- Human Terrain: TRIBES
- Fight Like a Girl: Ruthie Talks Dynamic Carbine
- Another look at the C'est L'Afrique patches
- Dig it: Duo DIY Gun Case
- On the Edge: DPx Gear HEFT in Mindinao, the Phillippines
- On the Edge: Custom Blade Work: He-Man's Sword
- Beards and Rabbits as Force Multipliers
- Magpul Responds to Gov. Hickenlooper
- Gun Control: When Storekeepers Shoot Back