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Chris Costa x London Bridge Trading (LBT INC) x LBX Tactical:

Oh sorry about the title, my bad it’s not a backpack… it’s a “System” because it has numerous parts.  I realize the Derp satchel for life helmets was made for a different purpose, but regardless I think it’s safe to say his mom and his two aunts were the only customers.  This collab looks a hell of a lot better and is more functional.

3:51 – Please tell me he has Skittles rubberbanded to the other side of that CTR stock.


He tries to sell the “discrete” aspect of it a whole bunch though.   Sure the large bag part of the “system” is not going to scream “rifle” to soccer moms and emo mall rats… but for those who are familiar with rifle bags you know damn well he’s not carrying around XXL pepperoni sticks, and jumbo freezer pops in a bag profile like that (although highly recommended by ENDO).


Costa is so high speed and his drag is so minimal.  Watching him run in slow motion is like watching a mechanical tactical humanized grey wolf hunt down prey.

The price is $275 for the bag over on the LBX Tactical site. Other components of the “system” are extra.



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homer-jump-sharkThat was actually one of the corniest things I’ve ever seen.  In the splendor of 4k video quality too!

0:05 – oooh “Costa Media Group”.  Who belongs to this “media group”?  Dynamic choice of words bro.

0:13 – “Easy Day” – I can tell already this title is going for ironically-clever status.

0:26 – Look at this guys facebook profile pic.  We are “going to get him” in our tactical minivan.

0:51 – Costa says  “Easy day”.. obviously a tie in to the title and something which will be referenced later.

0:52 – Cut scene to bad guy.  OH NOES.. he needs to get his ass back to HQ (or wherever).

0:58 – Funny-man Costa cracks one of his trademark jokes

1:04 – Bad guy spotted!  Operators engage in a chase.

1:10 – Tactical minivan fail… driver hits curb and loses a hubcab.  Good luck getting the damage deposit back Costa.  Did you even read the agreement?  It specifically specified you COULD NOT use the minivan for operating in any type of operations.

1:21 – Oh shit.. team out and engaging the suspect in full HSLD urban tactical loadout.

1:25 – Suspect firehoses his suppressed MAC-10 at Lupus and his clique, hitting the only girl.  WTH Costa?  Stereotype much?  That girl couldn’t handle your fictitious operation?  *smh*

1:33 – Show of concern… quick show of emotion / hesitation.  Then FUCK IT.. I’m going in, in my tactical mom jeans.

1:39 – Shady warehouse entry, in full tactical mode.  Even though it’s light, he immediately clicks on the weapon light and does a signature Costa scan out in the open.

1:44 – Scan done.  Support hand back where it should be, 19ft forward at the end of the rifle… proceeding to hunt for scumbag with momentary light pulses.

1:50 – Scumbag spots Lupus… he takes cover behind a stack of tactical adult diapers before starting up the chase again.

1:57 – Cocaine in a briefcase, cellphones, shotgun and an AK… these dudes are bad news.

2:03 – Costa busts in like the Kool-Aid man and dynamically hoses everyone.

2:07 – One up top, then one to the side just for finesse.

2:10 – DICK SHOT! LOL ouch…  Textbook, straight from Art Of The Dynamic Dick Shots DVD.

2:17 – Main scumbag still alive though… Costa is pissed so he starts dumping!

2:23 – Transition to sidearm for the kill.

2:28 – Brings the gun into the “workspace”… scans.  Sits down because the mission is done.

2:34 – Costa’s useless operator buddy decides to show up once everything is over.  The code blue each other, some useless banter, then the “Easy day” line is dropped and Costa be like “AHHHHAHHAHHA” in the eyes.

Behind the tactical scenes:

6:33 – That guy needs notches in his beanie.

6:52 – 7:06 – hahah I do like Costa’s sense of humor.

Chris-Costa-Chanel-ParodyCool equipment for sure… I’m not so sure what the point of all this is though besides to generate some buzz about his Costa Lupus training school.


Hat tip: Austin, Jason, Keith


According to the pre-order website, Shark Jump Costa “curated” the shoot for the calendar:

2014-Gear-Girl-Calendar“curated” is such an overused term in the fashion / design world, I had not heard it applied to girls before though.  My initial thought was that it was kind of creepy in the context, but I guess it’s just a fancy way of saying he looked after them.  I have no info on whether or not these girls will be wearing derp ninja turtle satchels or tactical arm tape.  Might see some product placement of that type in the mix though, who knows? haha

Will this calendar be as good as Hot Shots?  Doubtful.  I’ll save judgement though until I see both of them.

You can pre-order the calendar for $13 at Tactical Distributors.


Hat tip: Ron



LOL amazing.  I take it this guy didn’t train at Costa Lupus or buy a shark jump life helmet satchel either.

Hat tip: GearWhoresAnonymous


No sharks were jumped in the making of this video:

homer-jump-sharkYeah I’ve been making fun of Chris Costa ever since he did that ridiculous Zombie shit, and started pushing tactical arm tape.  You don’t need to try and justify those two things to me because it will fall on deaf ears.  It’s all in good fun though, he seems like a good guy just trying to make a living.  If he can jump the occasional shark, count the money, and still get a good night’s sleep then all the power too him.



A.K.A. “Art Of The Tactical Shark Jump”.  I’m embarrassed for him:

Operation Z is a comprehensive 12-part series and the ULTIMATE guide to surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Seriously?  I thought this was for sure fake, and that someone just complied stock footage.   Nope…. StarNews online has the scoop… it’s the real deal.  From a SHTF perspective I’m sure there will be some good info to be gleaned from this series if you can get past the zombie theme.

Makes me wonder how well his training school Costa Lupus is doing.  I though he would be one of the few guys that would laugh at a sales pitch that involved zombies.  I wonder if he will wear his magical arm tape in any episodes?

What’s next for Costa?  He’s likely got arm tape money rolling in by the wheelbarrow…. now zombie money.  I’m thinking the next logical step is a line of beard care products strictly for the middle aged tactical operator.


Hat tip: Tim