Meh… I’m sure some of you guys will like it, but I can’t say I’m impressed.  Maybe if it didn’t look like a Portal style robot i’d be on board.

I’d prefer an AR-15 desk lamp made out of real parts any day over this perpetrator.  Plus if you get bored of the AR-15 desk lamp you can always just use the rail on another AR build.

At the time of writing this the project has 206 backers with $53712 out of the $70000 goal raised.  At first I was really surprised, but then I remembered the COWWADOOTY crowd. *facepalm*

You can check out the Kickstarter project page – HERE

Thoughts?  Agree with me?  Or are haters gonna hate?

Side note: I get a kick out of seeing the term “industrial design” used so frivolously nowadays. Good job description to drop to try and impress girls though I suppose. They’ll become wise to that and realize you’re just a standard nerd that knows his way around Solidworks by the end of date #1 though, and the joke will be on you. haha

Hat tip: Clayton, Zach, Rick



Regular blog reader and former U.S. NAVY diver Jess Banda shares some tips:

You can buy the Captains of Crush hand grippers for around $20 here.  This will also help transform your sissy handshake to a more manly one.  It’s embarrassing meeting guys who have handshakes similar to an 8 year old girl’s.

You’ll also notice around the 2:25 point in the video Jess has on the ENDO M16 Selector Switch t-shirt!

You can follow Jess Banda over at his blog Banda Tactical Fitness for more tips and reviews.




Taken from the Dr. No 2007 DVD Special Features:

I believe the His Name Is James Bond song said it best:

I need heaps of gadgets cause I carry a shit gun / after killing my enemies I like to make shit puns

I’m still looking forward to SkyFall (Release Date November 9th).  I’m actually considering breaking my no theater streak to see it.


Hat tip: Jay



The hipster reporter has a great time:

He broke hipster code and got excited. Looks like a damn fine shoot.  Anyone been to it?  How does it compare to Knob Creek?  So much NFA goodness…

I like the idea of blowing up that guy’s ashes at the shoot… that’s a heck of a sendoff.

LOL that Finnish Lahti L-39 20mm anti-tank rifle is awesome.




Tyler, TX – Quick thinking and incredible shooting by a Wood County constable ended an hour-long standoff Sunday when he shot the gun out of a suicidal subject’s hand.

Vance said Shadbolt was approximately 30 yards from the man when he fired a round from his rifle striking the man in his hand causing him to drop a handgun.

Full Story – HERE

Every time I hear some cop shot a gun out of a suicidal person’s hand I am struck with disbelief that they actually ever attempt that, and secondly I think of the clip above from the 1997 movie The Jackal.

This is the part that surprises me:

“Shadbolt was in the process of trying to negotiate with the subject when the subject suddenly posed a threat on the constable and he disarmed the subject,” he said.

So this guy who you think wanted suicide by cop, raises his gun to shoot you (or “pretend to”), and your first though is OH I SHOULD TRY AND SAVE HIS LIFE?  Yea, I guess this guy is a better man than I am, because I personally would rather just put one in his chest and go home have a beer, eat a nice supper, and guarantee that I live to see another day.




Painful that this game has a November 13th release date.  I’m sure they will continue to beat us to death with trailers until then.

You can pre-order the game over at Amazon for $60 if you’re interested.

The consensus on the first preview trailer I posted was that this game is going to suck.  Anyone change their mind yet? :P