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The SWAT BOT tactical RC car



These days the military as well as law enforcement are making use of technology to do many of the dangerous tasks humans used to do. From flying recon missions to defusing bombs drones and robots use is on the rise, and now they’re being used by SWAT teams. The SWAT BOT is a new robot designed for law enforcement use, it’s an RC car on steroids with a paintball gun attached to it.

Israeli security shoots girls MacBook



When traveling to a war torn country like Israel where terrorism is a daily routine and security is always at high alert, you don’t want to be acting suspiciously. Lily Sussman was supposedly acting odd while traveling to Tel Aviv from Egypt, so Israeli security officers questioned her, then shot three bullets through her Apple MacBook. The bad, her MacBook was toast, the good, they missed the hard drive so her data can be salvaged. Also, Israeli authorities have said that they will reimburse her for her troubles.

The Battle Mug from Hero-Gear



EDIT: They’re available online over at Amazon.com.

So what do you get for the firearms enthusiasts in your life that seems to have everything? This cool new product is definitely one tactical goody that your dad might not have yet. The Battle Mug from Hero-Gear is a mug made out of a 13.5lb solid block of 6061 T6 billet aluminum CNC’d at their Huntsville, Alabama headquarters. Hero-Gear is known for their parts and equipment for the U.S. Department of Defens, NASA and many companies all over the US.

Make your own M249 SAW out of a Ruger 10/22



The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most popular .22 caliber rifles ever. Not only because it’s a great inexpensive rifle, but because there are a plethora of kits out there to make your Ruger 10/22 look like many of the popular tactical rifles out there. Well now there is a kit that turns your trusty Ruger 10/22 into a M249 SAW. The kit is from tacticalimageguys.com and is available with two different stock options, a fixed stock (seen above) and a para collapsible stock (seen below). They go for $420 with free shipping, the Ruger 10/22 isn’t included. Check out the video below.

Somalia is paradise for gun lovers?



Just don’t board an American ship, or you’ll deal with the SEALS!

Scar-H seen in combat in Afghanistan



The photo above shows a Ranger using a SCAR-H (MK 17 Mod 0) in Afghanistan, a new 7.62x51mm semi-auto from FN. The civilian model is known as the FN SCAR 17S and should be available for sale sometime next year.

US Army Rangers engage Taliban forces in Khowst province, Afghanistan, November 2009. The foremost Ranger is armed with a MK 17 Mod 0 (SCAR-H), a 7.62mmx51mm assault rifle. This is one of the first photos of the SCAR in operational use as apposed to training.

How to diagnose your Mini-14 shooting



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I still love my Ruger Mini-14, inaccuracy and all!

Cost of equipping a soldier



Times have really changed.


Tupac and his Ruger Mini-14


Rap legend Tupac Shakur is known for his prowess with lyrics and not so much for his knowledge of firearms. As seen in the video above Tupac is showing off his Ruger Mini-14, and his “hollowpoint like a muthafucka” ammo he is using. Notice how long it takes for him to load the magazine, and that his scope is upside down. I’m assuming it isn’t sighted properly either, but that doesn’t matter when you shoot your gun sideways.

Afghan army adopts new camo



The Afghan National Army has adopted a new camouflage combat uniform recently, called “Afghan Forest”. Allegedly President Karzai requested the new Afghan uniform to look similar to the US ACU, the new Afghan uniform has a normal shirt-style collar however. The new uniform features a different coloration of the pec4ce Forest camo pattern from HyperStealth Biotechnology Corporation out of Canada. So why not choose a desert colored camo which seems more logical for the Afghan terrain? Well Afghan National Army wanted a color that was not “desert” so that their soldiers were easier to distinguish from the various foreign troops operating currently in Afghanistan.

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