Mike Kupari’s “The Family Business”

Baen Books has released Mike Kupari’s latest novel, The Family Business. It’s a dystopian (perhaps post-apocalyptic) tale of a Federal “Recovery Agent” on the job in a much-changed United States of America. As of this writing, it is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. Article by Richard Kilgore Here’s an excerpt: THE WEATHER […]

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Vertx’s Firebase Parabellum Bandolier

The Firebase Parabellum Bandolier is a bandolier of magazine pouches designed by Vertx and developed in conjunction with Firebase Combat Studies Group. The Firebase Parabellum functions as a low-profile, multi-use load-bearing option designed to deal with the weight and space problems sometimes created by the need to pack and load for multiple mission profiles. In […]

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New Lightweight Level IV Plates from ShotStop

Consider this an introduction to the new plates from ShotStop Ballistics. It’s a line of extremely light (“ultra-light” according to the ShotStop) lineup of individual armor upgrades.  The official name of this plate is the Level IV HA Armor Piercing Advanced Body Armor Plates. ShotStop, an Ohio-based ballistics company, has been described as the “future […]

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The History and Legacy of US Woodland Camo

Until the early years of the Global War on Terror, woodland camo (i.e. “M81 Woodland”) was by far the most commonly used camouflage pattern used by US military personnel during the Cold War.  Head on over to House Morningwood to learn the story behind this iconic camouflage pattern, that is still going strong…   […]

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