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Diabolical ironclad beetles can get squished under 39,000 times their weight and survive. Scientists figured out how.

A diabolical ironclad beetle, or Phloeodes diabolicus. David Kisailus/University of California, Irvine The diabolical ironclad beetle can withstand forces up to 39,000 times its body weight. They can do that, researchers discovered, thanks to hardened casings on each wing that interlock and support the beetle's exoskeleton. By mimicking the interlocking nature of these protective layers, scientists could build better planes and armored vehicles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Biology, Animals, US, Trends, Taiwan, Toyota, Beetles, Npr, North America, Pacific, US Air Force, Bae Systems, Armor


Atlas Arms Open Source Dagny Dagger Unrestricted AP Ammunition

Austin Thomas Jones is an Aerospace Engineer with a less than favorable view of Federal Firearms regulations. It is this attitude that caused Austin to depart from the aerospace industry and enter the firearms industry with the goal of resurrecting armor-piercing ammunition in order to provide equality under the law with regards to armor-piercing ammunition. […] Read More … The post Atlas Arms Open Source Dagny Dagger Unrestricted AP Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Austin, Daily News, Armor, Austin Jones, Pistols, Ammunition, Body Armor, Armor Piercing, Semi-Auto, Dagny Dagger, Atlas Arms, Austin Thomas Jones, Federal Firearms, AP Ammo, Dagney Dagger


Sedici Garda Waterproof Jacket Review

Several years ago RevZilla and Cycle Gear (and now J&P Cycles) merged under COMOTO Holdings. This has allowed RevZilla’s team of designers to be involved in the redesign of the house brands and address a lot of the issues from previous generations. Sedici is one of these in house brands, and the Garda Jacket is one of the results of the redesign. The Garda is a complete technical ADV / Touring suit for around $420 for both jacket and pants together. The Garda jacket alone is $230 USD. It featu...
Tags: Amazon, Review, Pakistan, Motorcycles, Lg, Anthony, Waterproof Jacket, Ontario, Armor, Yamaha, Garda, YKK, RevZilla, Comoto, Algonquin Provincial Park, Comoto Holdings


These volcano-dwelling snails are metal as hell, and also have iron shells.

Deep in the depths of the hydrothermal volcanic vents of the Indian Ocean lives a type of scaly-footed snail that has learned how to protect itself from the elements with iron plated armor. As Wired described back in 2015: These shells aren’t totally rigid like plate armor. They’re more like the Black Knight’s chain mail—pliable, yet strong (well, maybe the Black Knight's armor wasn't all that strong, what with all the dismemberment). This is because there are three layers to the shell: the top ...
Tags: Video, News, Evolution, Snails, Indian Ocean, Armor, Magneto, Matt Simon, Black Knight, Sea Snails, Life Uh Finds A Way, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Michael Havis, Dr Sun Jin, Qian Peiyuan, Magneto Snail


STIMULATE YOURSELF: TFB’s Guide To Stimulus Check Spending

Across America, COVID-19 stimulus checks (direct deposits) are finally hitting bank accounts as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps us in lockdown.  In an effort to help stimulate our favorite part of the economy, we at TFB created a list of things we think you should consider buying with your stimulus dollars. While we obviously support the […] Read More … The post STIMULATE YOURSELF: TFB’s Guide To Stimulus Check Spending appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Editorial, Nomad, Armor, TFB, Crye Precision, Eotech, Obsidian, Rifles, Guns & Gear, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Ruger Precision Rifle, HESCO, Turbo 5.56, FN 15


Featured Deals of the Week – 3/20/20

Welcome back everyone to Featured Deals of the Week: Quarantine Edition Part II. We’ll be focusing on all of those hard to find products that other people are panic buying so that you can panic buy them instead! Or normal buy them if that’s your thing. CCI Blazer Brass 9mm Luger 115gr FMJ 1000/ct – […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 3/20/20 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Magazines, Editorial, Armor, PMAG, Ammo, Sig, Magpul, 9mm, Pistols, Guns & Gear, Ammunition, Body Armor, Plate Carrier, Semi-Auto, CCI Blazer Brass 9mm Luger


The Month In Hardcore – March 2020

It's a rare pleasure to see someone doing something that they were born to do. Some people were just put on this earth to play tennis, or to argue court cases, or to teach high-school history. When you're in the room with one of these people while they're doing what they do, you can't help … More »
Tags: Music, Drain, Armor, Crafter, Gouge Away, Big Cheese, Deviant, The Fight, S.H.I.T, Nosebleed, Portrayal Of Guilt, Guardrails, One Step Closer, Let The Roundup Begin, Seed Of Pain, Guadrails


Defense Mechanisms: A New Player in Tactical Nylon

Last year I had the pleasure of training with Tim Marshall at Alliance Police Training Facility in multiple CQB and shooting courses. Tim recently launched a new brand called Defense Mechanisms. His brand offers a very refined option for tactical nylon. Below are some responses from a short interview I had with Tim Marshall to tell […] Read More … The post Defense Mechanisms: A New Player in Tactical Nylon appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Companies, Daily News, Armor, Defense Mechanisms, Tim, New Company, Body Armor, Tim Marshall, Plate Carrier, Alliance Police Training Facility, Tactical Nylon, TCCC, Medical Kit, Ankle Carry, Ankle Medkit


Arming The Space Force: Choosing The Official Space Gun, PART 1

Ever since President Trump announced that a Space Force should be established, firearms enthusiasts have envisioned space suited door gunners, shooting any variety of futuristic-looking “space guns”.  The hope for a phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range has been renewed once more.  As we move closer to the proposed, four year buildup of the […] Read More … The post Arming The Space Force: Choosing The Official Space Gun, PART 1 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Space, Guns, Editorial, Trump, Armor, Pistols, Rifles, Guns & Gear, President Trump, Space Force, Phased Plasma Rifle In The 40 Watt Range, Space Guns


Here Comes the Smooth Ride to Replace the Military’s Hated Humvee

The JLTV is designed to be a troop-pleaser — more comfortable, better protected, able to go anywhere. But experts debate whether the truck is the right vehicle for the conflicts to come.
Tags: News, Anderson, Armor, Military Vehicles, Kelsi, United States Defense and Military Forces, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV, Fort McCoy (Wis


This stylish armored Audi can go 200 mph and stop bullets

Builders of over 9,000 specialty armored vehicles over the last 20 years from their secret lair in Jackson, Wyoming,  the veteran owned company is staffed with first responders.
Tags: News, Safety, Cars, Trends, Terrorism, Audi, Jackson Wyoming, Armor, AddArmor, Audi RS 7, Automotie News


The Elder Scrolls Blades Top 10 Android Games

The Elder Scrolls Blades was made and distributed by “Bethesda Softworks LLC” organization, and it is accessible to be downloaded and played on Android and IOS stages. The Elder Scrolls Blades was made and distributed by “Bethesda Softworks LLC” organization, and it is accessible to be downloaded and played on Android and IOS stages. The domain’s top specialists are constrained into outcast. Furthermore, you are one of those specialists, and the place where you grew up has been wrecked. In this ...
Tags: Religion, Armor, Android News, Elder Scrolls Blades, Bethesda Softworks LLC, The Elder Scrolls Blades Guide, The Elder Scrolls Blades Tips


[SHOT 2019] US Armor – SAVES A LIFE – Vests Saves Lives

In this episode of TFBTV’s continuing coverage of SHOT Show 2019, Brannon LeBouef deviates from the normal product highlights and speaks with Officer Tyler Finch of the Anderson PD out of California who has first hand experience with US Armor’s concealable body armor. We hear about his ordeal that day and how he prevailed quite […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] US Armor – SAVES A LIFE – Vests Saves Lives appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, US, Anderson, Armor, TFBTV, Guns & Gear, Body Armor, SHOT Show 2019, MIL/LE, Brannon LeBouef, Tyler Finch


Hit-Air MLV-C Airbag Vest Preview

Introduction Recently I posted that I had purchased an airbag vest so as one can tell from the title of this writing, I chose to go with the Hit-Air MLV-C Airbag vest. Here’s a look at why I chose the Hit-Air brand and why I chose to go with a vest instead of an airbag integrated jacket. Why Hit-Air Over Helite? The two major players in the motorcycle airbag vest/jacket arena are arguably Hit-Air and Helite. There are also a handful of others making vests using a tethered system like the one ...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Air, Knee, Armor, Dainese, Chest, Alpinestars, Helite, Protectors, Airbag Clothing Reviews, Vest Armor Reviews, Airbag Vest, Hit Air, MLV


Hit-Air MLV-C Detailed Review

Over the past few months, I have been wearing an MLV-C airbag vest from Hit-Air. During this time I have written about adding an airbag vest to my everyday riding gear and how I came to decide on the Hit-Air MLV-C for me. Now that I’ve had some time to wear the vest on a regular basis it’s time to follow up with my thoughts and final review. When I started riding with this vest it was late winter and the temperatures during the day barely broke 50 degrees (F). Now with Summer approaching and t...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Nashville, Air, Knee, Armor, Chest, Elipsol, Protectors, Airbag Clothing Reviews, Vest Armor Reviews, MLV-C, Elipsol The Zephyr, Hit Air


Motorcycle Airbag Protection, Do You? Would You?

Motorcycle protective equipment is something I’ve been getting progressively more concerned with as I get older. Having started riding on the street nearly 25 years ago (has it been that long?) I’ve been fortunate to have what I would consider less than my share of spills and get-offs. I’ve also been fortunate to have been able to walk, or limp, away from the crashes I’ve had. In the 90’s I had a couple of minor get-offs that left me and my bike pretty much unscathed and considering the lowly st...
Tags: Motorcycles, Armor, Protectors, Airbag Clothing Reviews, Motorcycle Airbag


Featured Deals of the Week 12/21/18

Weekly Deals Roundup This week’s deals include the Ruger LCR-X, the Testudo plate carrier and plates, Federal Guard Dog 9mm, a whole mess of S&W magazines, and more ammunition than you can shake a stick at. Ruger LCR-x in 38 special Double action revolver – $339.99 What the deal is: Sportsman’s Outdoor Superstore is selling […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week 12/21/18 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Editorial, Armor, Ammo, Ruger LCR, 9mm, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Ammunition, Plate Carrier, Pistol Magazine, Ballistic Plates, Self-Defense Revolver, Reflex/Red Dot, Armor Plate


USMC Awards Contract for New Gen 3 Soft Armor

Armor Express has been selected by the US Marine Corps to provide more than 65,000 Plate Carrier Generation III Soft Armor Inserts. Armor Express will work with KDH Defense Systems to manufacture the soft armour inserts and will also provide the USMC with data reports. Here’s Armor Express’ full statement on the contract award: Central Lake Armor […] Read More … The post USMC Awards Contract for New Gen 3 Soft Armor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, Armor, Usmc, Armour, US Marine Corps, Ballistic Plates, KDH Defense Systems, Armor Express, Soft Armor, USMC Awards Contract for New Gen


Subway Break Dancers, Clad in Armor, Go Medieval at the Met Museum

Watch: The Met invited the break dancers to perform with the museum’s collection of breastplates, gauntlets, hoods and other heraldry live in its galleries.
Tags: News, New York City, Dancing, Museums, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Armor, Met Museum, Rap and Hip-Hop, Culture (Arts, Break Dancing


Spanish Navy Tests Graphene Bulletproof Vest

The Spanish Navy has been experimenting with a graphene based bulletproof vest. Researchers have been developing the technology over the past four years and recently completed some live fire tests. A spokesperson from the Spanish Navy described the testing results as ‘very positive and promising’. The material graphene is a semi-metal which is made up […] Read More … The post Spanish Navy Tests Graphene Bulletproof Vest appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Navy, Defense, Research and development, Graphene, Daily News, Armor, ICL, Spanish Navy, Body Armor, Bullet Proof Vest, Body Armour


Subway Breakdancers, Clad in Armor, Go Medieval at the Met Museum

Watch: The Met invited the breakdancers to perform with the museum’s collection of breastplates, gauntlets, hoods and other heraldry live in its galleries.
Tags: News, New York City, Dancing, Museums, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Armor, Met Museum, Rap and Hip-Hop, Culture (Arts, Break Dancing


Discovery Channel Announces “Master of Arms” TV Competition

Beginning in November 2018, Discovery Channel will be airing a series of episodes under a new show called “Master of Arms”. The show will consist of a skills competition wherein different contestants will be asked to create a particular weapon that was used in the medieval era. After their wares have been completed in a specified […] Read More … The post Discovery Channel Announces “Master of Arms” TV Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Knives, Medieval, Discovery Channel, Craftsmanship, Daily News, Armor, Ashley Hlebinsky


Bulletproof Everyone Jackets are so Good You’ll want to SHOOT YOURSELF

You might not have heard of Bulletproof Everyone yet, but you should have heard of AFA, LLC. They are the producers of the world’s 1st automated speedloader that we discussed in September 2017. Bulletproof Everyone is another project of AFA, LLC’s that is seeking to make bulletproof jackets that are affordable for everyone. So far […] Read More … The post Bulletproof Everyone Jackets are so Good You’ll want to SHOOT YOURSELF appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Armor, Other Gear & Gadgets, Body Armor, Product Announcement, AFA LLC, Dallas Jolley, Bulletproof Jackets, Bulletproof Everyone


Armor Piercing Shotgun Ammo? 12 Gauge Flechette Testing

Buy it at Ventura Munitions: https://www.venturamunitions.com/precision-gun-works-12-gauge-flechette-ammo-5-rounds/ We shoot Precision Gun Works 12 Gauge Flechette Ammo ammunition from a Mossberg 500A with a 18″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel to measure penetration and then test it against a Shot Stop NIJ level IIIA soft panel. If you aren’t already subscribed to us, you’re missing great content! […] Read More … The post Armor Piercing Shotgun Ammo? 12 Gauge Flechette Testing appeare...
Tags: Guns, Defense, Shotgun, Shotguns, Armor, Mossberg, NIJ, IIIA, TFBTV, Ammunition, Body Armor, 12ga, Flechette, Shot Stop


Flexible Backpack Armor: The Shot Stop NIJ level IIIA vs Multiple 10mm Auto

We shoot multiple rounds of LAX 10mm 180gr FMJ ammunition from an EAA Witness with a 4.5″ barrel into a Shot Stop NIJ level IIIA backpack panel. If you aren’t already subscribed to us, you’re missing great content! Click here to subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKbs5xffaEzzdKdPZvfhdQ?sub_confirmation=1 ««« GUNS IN THIS VIDEO »»» EAA Witness ««« SPONSORS »»» Please […] Read More … The post Flexible Backpack Armor: The Shot Stop NIJ level IIIA vs Multiple 10mm Auto appeared first on T...
Tags: Guns, Backpack, Level, Armor, EAA, NIJ, IIIA, TFBTV, 10mm, Body Armor, Shot Stop


ITAR And USML: What Is It And Why Should You Care?

If you’ve purchased weaponlights, lasers, body armor, night vision or other “specialty equipment” related to the firearms industry, the term ITAR Restricted may have made an appearance on your documentation or on product websites. The International Traffic In Arms Regulations or ITAR and the categories outlined in the United States Munitions List or USML is a […] Read More … The post ITAR And USML: What Is It And Why Should You Care? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Featured, Laws, News, Guns, Regulations, Companies, United States, Lasers, Thermal, Export, Editorial, Armor, ITAR, Night Vision, USML


Level III+ Armor Stopping .50 BMG Bullets … Is it Possible?

After a long break, Jerry Miculek resumed creating and publishing videos on his YouTube channel. There is no doubt that most of our readers know who is Jerry Miculek and that the content he creates has an overwhelmingly high level of coolness. In the latest video published on the channel, Jerry tests a Veterans MFG […] Read More … The post Level III+ Armor Stopping .50 BMG Bullets … Is it Possible? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Youtube, Bmg, Daily News, Armor, Jerry Miculek, 50 Bmg, Ballistic Plates, Level III, Armor Plate, Veterans MFG


An armor that lets your lighter’s fire keep burning everywhere

Just like every blade needs a sheath to protect it from the elements, the PyroVault is, as its name suggests, an exoskeleton for your lighter. Designed to let you take your lighter to places you’d carry your EDC, the PyroVault allows your lighter to be weatherproof and even waterproof, making it perfect for inclement weather, or camping outdoors. An incredibly resilient polymer outer body can withstand heat, water, snow, dust, and comes with an O-Ring that seals the lighter when closed, turnin...
Tags: Deals, Usa, Design, Outdoor, Waterproof, Product Design, Guard, Armor, MOLLE, Lighter, EveryDayCarry, Pyrovault, Thyrm


Backpack Armor: Shot Stop NIJ Level IIIA Ballistic Board test

If you aren’t already subscribed to us, you’re missing great content! Click here to subscribe. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnKbs5xffaEzzdKdPZvfhdQ?sub_confirmation=1 Testing a Shot Stop NIJ Level IIIA Backpack Panel with 10mm and .223 Remington. ««« GUNS IN THIS VIDEO »»» EAA Polymer Witness 10mm AR15.com 10.5″ 1:7″ twist AR15 ««« SPONSORS »»» Many THANKS to: Ventura Munitions: http://bit.ly/1LKxNRP Please […] Read More … The post Backpack Armor: Shot Stop NIJ Level IIIA Ballistic Board te...
Tags: Guns, Backpack, Armor, NIJ, IIIA, TFBTV, Ammunition, Ballistic Board, Shot Stop, NIJ Level IIIA Backpack Panel


Composite Metal Foam (CMF) Armor Withstands 23mm HEI Shells

About a year ago, Professor Afsaneh Rabiei of North Carolina State University developed composite metal foam (CMF) armor plates. In a test conducted in 2017, the 1″ thick plate performed impressively against small arms bullets and managed to get NIJ Level IV certification. You can find below the video footage of that test. Recently, the NC State University has […] Read More … The post Composite Metal Foam (CMF) Armor Withstands 23mm HEI Shells appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, US Army, Daily News, Armor, North Carolina State University, NIJ, NC State University, CMF, Afsaneh Rabiei, Composite Metal Foam, 23mm, 23x152mmB, NC State Univercity