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Battle Mug starts as a 13.5 pound solid block of 6061 T6 billet aluminum before it enters a state of the art CNC facility in Huntsville, Alabama. This facility produces specialized parts and equipment for the U.S. Department of Defense, major weapons manufacturers, NASA, and a host of other companies working at the U.S. Rocket and Space Center.

Built to military specifications, Battle Mug features a M1913 rail interface system which allows the operator to mount a standard issue M4 carry handle, tactical light, laser device, holographic sight (we call them “beer goggles”) or even a bayonet for close quarters, high risk operations.

Each individually serialized Battle Mug features Mil-Spec Type III anodizing and a crenelated base and is built with the operator in mind.
Whether you are fighting drug lords deep inside the jungles of Colombia, stomping out Al Qaida terrorists in Falluja Iraq, or eradicating no-good hippies in Berkeley, California…

Battle Mug is built to take the abuse and will be there to offer you a frosty 24 ounce reward once the mission is complete.

Get it at hero-gear.com


It's not as if we haven't seen weapon-wielding robots before, but Robotex is aiming to create a new breed of mechanical soldier that's quick to build and cost effective.

The Silicon Valley startup has garnered quite a bit of funding from angel investors, and apparently, it has already created a two-foot tall, motorized robot that can travel ten miles per hour, spin around "on a dime," be controlled remotely and most importantly, "blow a ten-inch hole through a steel door with deadly accuracy from 400 meters." Reportedly, such a critter can be crafted for under $50,000, which is said to be "six times" cheaper than similar alternatives already being tested in Iraq. Of course, there's no telling how soon (or not) these things will actually be called into duty, but we can bet there's already a list forming to be the one behind the remote when it is.


Thousands gathered for the Milipol Expo in Paris, France for advances in technology for the military, police, and security sectors. Here are some highlights from 2009's show.

FN Herstal has taken a SCAR assault rifle, and put a "black box" inside the handgrip, networking it with the soldier ("with a kind of Bluetooth" according to the PR guy), and also to home base. The grip is a sealed, 10-year unit that logs the number of bullets fired and remaining ammo a la Aliens. They're also working on pairing to specific soldiers, perhaps using biometrics. Deactivating it if the Taliban get it, for instance? "In the near future," said PR man enigmatically.

The  Black Box detects, discriminates, counts shots, measures burst rates and burst lengths, records firing sequences and detects stoppages due to failures to cycle. Storing such information allows preventive maintenance and facilitates corrective maintenance, which greatly increases weapon reliability and availability.Place article text here.

Check out more related articles and pictures at defpro.com and gizmodo.com


RiotBot by Technorobot

The RiotBot is billed by its makers as "the first robot for riot control." It uses a PS3-looking remote controller to zip this PepperBall-equipped metal beast at 12 miles/hour into all kinds of riots. The carbine fires at 700 rounds per minute and can be operated for 2 hours.

Check out the full gallery of Gizmodo's Insane Weapons, Robots and Spy Gear 


Yes, believe it or not, this Pistol-Rifle system, which was spotted at Milipol 2009, converts any standard pistol into an assault rifle. Gimmicky? Mostly.

Built by CAA Tactical, it adds a stock, front grip, picatinny rails, sight/scope and extra mag holder, while being compatible with a silencer. But it doesn't extend the barrel, for instance, nor can it replace pistol ammo with the larger cartridges assault rifles use for range. Nor can you go from semi to full auto, of course.

It may not turn your pistol into a true rifle, but the Pistol-Rifle converter does make the pistol more steady and therefore more accurate.

Check out the image gallery and video at gizmodo.


I never thought I would like camouflage this much!

COED Magazine gives us a gallery of 100 Fatigue Wearing Foxes for our enjoyment.

With the US Marine Corps celebrating their 234th birthday, and along with Veterans Day, COED Magazine thought they’d get into the patriotic spirit in the way our Founding Fathers intended – with a battalion of camo-clad babes! OK, OK, so maybe George Washington had different ideas about patriotism. But Benjamin Franklin would be on our side, if he were here today. That dude was a pimp.


Top Tech Challenge Episode 1:
Frank vs. Antony and Andrew in a head to head battle to build the most accurate gun for under $500.00

Use code OPROMEO on any purchase over $50 between now and December 15th to receive a 10% promotional discount.

Check out Airsoft Extreme's Online Store or go there in the flesh at 6432 Tupelo Dr. Suite C-4 in Citrus Heights, CA (near Sacramento) to check out oodles and oodles of premium airsoft stock.

Check out the selection of color World War I pics.

On this day, ninety-one years ago, the guns that raged over the battlefields of Europe for more than four years fell silent. Never before had slaughter on such an industrial scale been conceived of, and never again would the lives of those who survived, or the collective consciousness of the nations who suffered, be the same again. Environmental Graffiti has compiled a collection of rare colour photographs, illuminating in grim detail the horrors of a war that set a precedent for bloody conflict in the twentieth century.

Source: worldwaronecolorphotos.com via environmentalgraffiti.com

For the past seven years, David Guttenfelder has witnessed and documented the changing landscape of Afghanistan. Although mostly embedded with coalition troops, he has also covered the presidential elections, bodybuilders in Kabul, the state of Afghan prisons and daily life in the country. Guttenfelder is the chief Asia photographer for The Associated Press and over the past seven years has offered the general public a close-up, intimate look at the lives of troops fighting in the mountains and remote regions of Afghanistan.

In this image, Afghan people run away as an Afghan military helicopter crashes in the Panjshir Valley after a memorial ceremony marking the 4th anniversary of rebel commander Ahmad Shah Masood Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005. Two passengers were injured, but no one was killed, in the helicopter which was carrying military and government officials from the memorial events

SOCOM Gear Fully Licensed NOVAK neXt 1911 with Carry Bag

Blade-Tech Kydex WRS Tactical Light Thigh Holster

MSM Suck Meter - Fun Meter Double Pack Patch

Bomber M16A2 with M203

Bomber M16A2 Shorty with M203

Tokyo Marui AK102

Tokyo Marui AKS74N

If you are looking "to reach out and touch" your opponents, then the M29 is the weapon for you!

With a max range of 200 yards you can put effective fire on the bad guys long before they can even see you, much less hit you with return fire.

The M29 is an effective indirect fire weapon. Do you want to be able to shoot over trees, buildings, and generally wreak havoc wherever you go?!?! Then the M29A1-DS is the weapon system you've been waiting for.

The M29 by 11 Charlie was patterned after the M29A1 81mm Mortar used by the U.S. Military between 1970 and 2003. It has three parts - Cannon, Bi-pod and Baseplate and can be assembled in the field in under a minute!

Source: 11charlie.com

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