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I’m a huge fan of integrating guns into design of otherwise mundane household items, so this piqued my interest:

From AR15.com:

First off everything you see on the lamp is real AR 15 parts with the exception of the barrel.
The base is 1/2″ aluminum type II hard coat anodized black and then color filled white, the feet are .50 caliber shell cases compliments of FiftyCalAl.

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A Colt .38 Special Revolver carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when you pull the trigger. (Source)

Wow. What a terrible idea. I’m sure some genius will make a drop in digital version of this for the Glock soon enough.

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A 21st century boot for high-speed operators. The lightweight Nike SFB Men’s Boot was engineered to the specifications and needs of global first responder professionals, including: military, rescue and law enforcement. As the lightest, fastest-drying, highest mobility performance boot we’ve ever made, the SFB offers superior comfort for extended wear, straight out of the box.

Just high-speed operators Nike? Not high-speed low drag operators that are in the primary all the time slaying bodies? …Or is that implied?

It seriously blows my mind that only ~37,000 people have seen the following video I quoted in the previous paragraph:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL4soX9ml2E[/youtube]

Probably one of my favorite videos on youtube.

But I digress…

Those Nike boots actually look pretty nice. If they are as comfortable and as well made as their shoes  sure they will be a huge hit.  For urban use though, i’ll be sticking with my usual white Air Force 1s.

The Special Forces Boot is available in three flavors:

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You complain, and you get punished… sort of…

More than $150,000 /year + benefits to sit on your ass, surf the net, watch the news, and eat? Are they currently hiring? :P

Full Story – HERE

What Vince Cefalu should do, is start a blog! That will kill some time. I’m sure they would frown on a CleanUpATF.org style blog though, so he better just make it about one of his hobbies.

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If they made this type of infantry experience available to civilians as a weekend camp, I think it would be pretty popular. I’m thinking rich business men would be down for this kind of adrenaline rush.

They should start the training out with an R. Lee Ermey “Full Metal Jacket” style reaming.

Damn good idea to have such realistic training. Better to learn from your mistakes in training then do potentially die or become a liability in real combat.

Strategic Operations website – HERE

Hat Tip: Solomon

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Another very well written article from Vanity Fair.  I started keeping an eye on their website ever since their article on Erik Prince of Xe (Blackwater) back in December of last year.

You shoot one man, you terrify a thousand. That was the theory outside of Afghanistan. Through generations of warfare, it’s what sniping was largely about. By hiding in open sight and shooting precisely, snipers killed enemy officers, sowed fear in enemy ranks, and covered their own army’s retreats. Sometimes they went out to kill opposing snipers, because artillery was an ineffectual response, but rarely did they go off on assassination missions or do Hollywood things, as is generally thought.

Full Article – HERE

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