It’s April Fool’s Day and while I don’t have any jokes or pranks to pull, here’s something lighthearted for a change. The song is stuck in my head now but it’s strangely calming. That KV-2 tho…
Gang members from Los Angeles supposedly fighting for the Assad regime, although they never clarify who they’re shooting at.
I lost track how many times they said “homie”.
What Crisis Intelligence Co. of Japan calls “the ultimate portable high intensity searchlight”, the ALPHA-1 looks more like an oversize science fiction cannon. You’ll immediately notice that it does have rails for mounting various accessories (flashlight on a searchlight?). Note the Vltor Tango Down bipod. Before you consider buying one just to have it; the ALPHA-1’s price tag matches its size. The last two photos show one for sale at a Japanese department store on their “DIY / Hardware / Survival Gear” floor. Price tag of ¥1.05 million yen, or about $10,220+ U.S dollars. The one in the first image may be the current model, whereas the last two images show the older ALPHA-1. (GRH)
Brick Balls This photo has been floating around for a bit and I wasn’t sure whether to believe the context associated with it or not. It depicts a Syrian rebel fighter who supposedly felt that he needed to protect his most vital organ and preserve it in his afterlife with his 72 virgins.
Sniper A Syrian rebel fighter with some sort of improvised homemade sniper rifle. Definitely taking the old sniper adage “reach out and touch someone” to a whole new level…
Some of you are probably wondering why I’m posting a dragon’s head; while the rest of you have probably figured out that this is actually a flash hider. Some guy is making and selling these for the AR-15 if you so happen to have the need for a dragon’s head at the end of your barrel. MSRP is $149.95…not my kind of thing, but in all seriousness, who would put this on their rifle?
Friday’s usual weird weapon, military related post. Normally I try to bring things that are affordable, but this project may be out of the budget range for most people. If you can snag an old surplus M113 hull, you can always cut it in half and turn it into a bar.
Sorry, couldn’t help it after the Battle Mug post, this seemed appropriate even though I usually only post 1 weird weapon or gear related post every Friday.
Have you ever wanted to be tactically ready while grilling burgers? Now you can be with the Tactical Chef Apron. Has all the real estate you need to hang and holster your BBQ utensils. Again, with the holidays around the corner, this might make for a nice gag of a gift to that one friend who’s all about “would operate with.” Only costs $34.99 so it won’t break your wallet. Link in title and below. Somebody get that dude in the 3rd photo a Battle Mug.
Also perfect for the Riot Police Officer on those long nights pushing back protestors. Don’t let a good bonfire or Molotov cocktail go to waste when you could grill some Ball Park Franks.
Friday’s weird weapon related post. If you ever feel the need to chug your beer with tactical accessories, then the Battle Mug is your beverage container of choice. It should be noted that the AR-15 carry handle is NOT INCLUDED if you were to order one.
With the holiday shopping season ready to start, if you’re looking for that odd-ball present to give someone, this is an option, but that someone better be important cause the Battle Mug isn’t cheap. MSRP is about $189.00 but they can also do custom engraving for an additional $50.00. I’ll link their shop below and in the title if you’re interested.
Hit me baby one more time…
Apparently the British Royal Navy is now using psychological warfare against Somalia’s ever present band of pirates. Using some of Britney Spears hits like “Oops I did it again”, they seem to be seeing immediate results.
"Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most," Merchant Navy Second Officer Rachel Owens, who works on supertankers, told Metro UK.
Heavily armed Somali pirates regularly target cargo ships in the area and collected more than $40 million in goods in 2012, but according to a report presented to the United Nations Security Council, pirate attacks are at their lowest since 2006. In the first nine months since 2013, only 17 vessels have been attacked compared to 99 attacks in the same time period in the previous year.
"These guys can’t stand western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect. As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney, they move on as quickly as they can," Owens continued.
Friday’s unusual weapon related post. This “Bio-Grenade” is made out of natural clay and filled with seeds. The artist’s intent was to create as the title suggests, “Guerrilla Gardening” in urban areas. Simply chuck and toss it anywhere there’s dirt and depending on the seeds you got, you’ll have wildflowers or even vegetables growing a couple weeks later.
I don’t know if these are available in the U.S, the main site which is located in the U.K mentions it should only be shipped within Europe due to possible restrictions on certain seeds. I’ll link the shop below.
Odd gift idea I suppose if this kind of thing interests you. In hindsight, this could be seen as a cute but non-destructive form of “eco-terrorism” but at the same time I think if you hated someone, you’d fill the grenade with marijuana seeds and toss it in a corner of their yard and call the police about plants being grown…
I was looking through an old magazine and recalled the “U.S Future Soldier” idea and couldn’t figure out why it looked familiar. Then it hit me like a Fatboy at point blank range.
In the first photo if you read the caption, the “automatic aluminum rifle that fires at a rate of 700 rounds a minute” is the M16.