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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Airsoft Guide: How to Survive a Winter Skirmish

    Winter airsofters dressed up warm for skirmish in the snow

    For many of us, winter seems like the best time to wrap up warm inside, stuff ourselves full of comfort food and wait for March to come around when it starts to warm up a bit.

    But for other, more dedicated individuals, winter is a perfect time for airsoft skirmishes. The conditions offer a new challenge and atmosphere that isn’t experienced at any other time of the year.

    With this in mind, we have looked at some tips on how to operate at peak condition despite the chill in the air: Continue reading

  • The U.S. Air Force Did Some Rigorous Testing on the Army’s New Pistol

    Ejector seat used to test the strength of firearm.

    The United States Air Force is in the market for a new sidearm, and the Army’s new M17 Modular Handgun System has taken their fancy. They are considering it as a new sidearm for their pilots, replacing the SIG Sauer P226 and Beretta M9 pistols they are currently armed with.

    But before deciding, they wanted to run a few tests of their own, to see if they are up to standard. What tests did they run I hear you ask? Well, they launched that bad boy off in an ejection seat and watched what happened! Continue reading

  • A Siberian Bear Stole Two Guns and Went on the Run!

    It may sound like the start of a bad joke, but Russian police reported that a brown bear is on the loose in Siberia armed with two guns!

    In a twist of fate, the hunted became the hunter, as the beast broke into a remote cabin in Irkutsk region and nabbed the two guns after a 57-year-old man had gone to a local river for water; what a ‘bearfaced’ move! Continue reading

  • U.S. Government Recover Unknown Materials from UFO

    Sign of alien life in the desert.

    We recently covered a story reporting that all Bronze Age iron came from space following scientific investigation (which can be read here) but now we have a real doozy on our hands… The Pentagon has reportedly recovered metal alloys from unidentified flying objects that are said to be baffling scientists! Continue reading

  • Four of Hollywood’s Most Formidable Exo Suits

    Iron Man in flight from the Marvel films.

    Humans are always looking for ways to improve upon the basics when it comes to technology. Advancements such as these are seen throughout history, from the first time a metal arrowhead was used, right up to modern air gun advancements (just check out the Daystate Pulsar PCP air rifle for an example of how far air guns have come).

    But what about the wearable technology we see so often on the Silver Screen? Power armour and exoskeletons are a tradition in science fiction, enhancing the abilities of the wearer and making them a much more formidable force. Although these devices often have deep roots in military technology, we haven’t really seen too many coming to the forefront of reality. Continue reading

  • Military Attempts at Science Fiction Weaponry

    A Stormtrooper holding a blaster rifle.

    Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that today (15 December 2017) marks the release of the hotly-anticipated film ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.

    While the lightsaber takes the plaudits for being the weapon everyone remembers from the Star Wars films, there are a lot of blaster guns present across all of the films.

    This got us thinking; why hasn’t someone tried to invent a ray or blaster gun like the ones we see in the films? Well, as it turns out, there have been multiple attempts over the years, with varying degrees of success. We have taken a look at some of the attempts below: Continue reading

  • Apparently, All Bronze Age Iron Came from Space!

    Outer space, where Bronze Age iron originated.

    Although the name might imply something different, there was iron present in the Bronze Age; it was just very, very rare. Perhaps the most famous of all iron artefacts were owned by Tutankhamun, who had a headrest, bracelet and dagger made of the substance.

    There have been other iron artefacts from the same time found around the globe, which has led to a debate in archaeological circles; was there iron smelting in the Bronze Age? Continue reading

  • A Closer Look at Thomas Shelby’s (Peaky Blinders) Personal Weapon

    Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) using his Webley .455 Mk VI in Peaky Blinders

    For people who have been living under a rock since 2013, Peaky Blinders is an epic gangster drama set on the lawless streets of Birmingham in the 1920s. The BBC production follows the Shelby family, fearsome gangsters led by Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy). Like any gangster drama, there are great shootouts, fight scenes and guns.

    Continue reading

  • Leatherman Multi-Tools Make the Perfect Gift this Christmas

    Leatherman Tread from Surplus Store

    It is just over three weeks until Christmas, so there is a lot of head-scratching currently going on about what gifts you are going to get for who. Well, allow us to (try and) make your search a little easier with our range of Leatherman multi-tool products.

    There is undoubtedly that friend or family member who is always doing something, for which a multi-tool will be the perfect gift this Christmas. Leatherman has over 30 years’ experience in building multi-tools, meaning they are at the forefront of the industry; we’ve looked at some examples of their fantastic products: Continue reading

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