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Rest In Peace Sir Christopher Lee

By now you’ve probably heard the news that Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CSt has passed away.  What you might not have been aware of however was just how much of a BADASS he was…


Best known for playing legendary bad guys on screen – from Dracula to ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ to a turn-coat wizard in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy – Lee was actually a rather legendary Good Guy in real life.

Christopher Lee was born somewhere in England in 1922. His mother was an Italian Countess who was actually descended from the line of Charlemagne, and she was so important that she was allowed to wear the royal seal of Frederich Barbarossa.  Lee’s father, meanwhile, was a distant relative of Robert E. Lee and was multi-decorated war hero who’d served as a Colonel in the 60th King’s Royal Rifle Corps during World War I and the Boer War. Growing up, Lee studied Classics at Wellington College, where he was also a champion squash player, a badass fencer, and spent his spare time playing on the school hockey and rugby.

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Tac Up Gear Camp Shorts M90K Desert Camo

The limited-edition Camp Shorts M90K Desert is a modern ‘tacticool’ model unique to Tac-Up Gear.

TUG M90K Camp Shorts

The M90K Camp Shorts feature several tactical design details combined into a maxed-out, badass kind of bermuda/bush style shorts.


Features include:

  • 8 pockets
  • Extra spare buttons
  • 7 belt loops
  • YKK Zippers
  • D-Rings at waist
  • Netting-lined waist pockets
  • Adjustable leg hems
  • Anti-IR treated M90K Desert camouflage print
  • Soft, comfortable 85% cotton, 15% polyester ripstop fabric
  • Permethrin treated to repel bugs and mosquitos


For full details, visit Tac-Up Gear.

Kinetic Development Group debuts KINECT™ – the first QD adapters for MLOK

When Kinetic Development Group launched as a company, it appeared they were a “SCAR accessory” company.  Kinetic Development Group is a Firearms & Accessory solutions company. There is no limit to what they can and will do.   

There has been some question why KDG has been so dedicated to the MLOK™ system manufacturing the MREX™ for the SCAR instead of Key-Mod.  Today they are announcing both MREX-AR™ rail solution in MLOK™, and the revolutionary Kinect™ system for MLOK™.  In a world of a thousand rails, that news may not be exciting, but revealing why they fervently supported MLOK™ from the beginning is very exciting; Kinect™ for MLOK™.


Kinect™ is a family of products that allow you to securely attach your accessories or picatinny rail sections to any MLOK™ system without tools.  Press the accessory or rail section to the MLOK™ slot where you want it and “Click”, it is securely fastened. This patent pending technology is the card KDG has kept tucked up their sleeve while they built MLOK™ rails for the SCAR and now the AR. It literally takes less that a second to install or remove an accessory, yet the mount is so strong a grown man can do pull-ups on a single attachment point.  

Although revolutionary, Kinect™ is quite simple in its operation. There are two spring-loaded wedges in the base of the Kinect™ mounting point.  When you press the accessory or rail section down in the MLOK™ slot, two tiny deployment triggers get pressed against the rail firing the wedges into place.


There is nothing more frustrating that fiddling with an allen wrench (if you can find it) to get your accessories on an off your weapon with traditional modular rail sections.  This changes the whole dynamic of the MLOK™ system and really makes every accessory truly removable with the ability to mount it in a second when needed.

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Friday Fotos






In commemoration of the airborne forces who led the way in the invasion of Normandy seventy-one years ago, The Liberty Jump Team performed an airdrop of paratroops from a WWII-era C-47 aircraft at Amfreville.

Formed in 2006, The Liberty Jump Team is comprised of active duty & retired ABN as well as families of Vets and those seeking to keep the flame alive.

Photos copyright John Bessems, via Liberty Jump Team

Direct Action ‘Dragon Egg’ pack as a bug-out bag

The “Living Survival” YouTube channel has done an in-depth review of the ‘Dragon Egg’ pack from Direct Action.

Their verdict?  “The Dragon Egg is perfect for a bugout bag or get home bag and has all the features I look for when selecting a pack. High quality and organization that makes sense.”

Check it out:

Living Survival Dragon Egg review

Click on the image above to launch the video.

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