Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
We have MICH-style helmets back in stock, finally. These are non-ballistic, suitable for training, milsim, or airsoft, but very realistic. They have adjustable straps and removable padding. These were hard to get for a while, but luckily we found a new source. We also carry the MultiCam helmet covers that fit over this puppy, so you can match your loadout.
Start Time: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 9:00am
End Time: Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 5:00pm
Location: Patriot Mania Field
Street: 3335 Edgewood Ave N
City/Town: Jacksonville, FL
The Republic of Georgia is completing final steps for joining NATO and the European union amidst ongoing protests and threats from Russia. Construction begins on a US-designed missile-defense grid. Russian military forces build up along the northern border, but Russian threats are dismissed as saber-rattled from Moscow.
The 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne is on a training deployment, working with the Georgian military in a series of exercises in the Caucasus foothills. On the night of May 26th, three Russian mechanized divisions roar across the border, smashing Georgian defenses and driving deep into the heart of the republic. The 101st is bypassed and encircled by the Russian advance, which slows just north of Tblisi. With a healthy respect of US airpower, the Russian divisions are augmented with unusually heavy air defense elements, creating a effective barrier to US overflights of northern Georgia.
As the United States and NATO rush to deploy units to southern Georgia, Russia issues an ultimatum calling for the dismantling of the missile-defense grid, the establishment of a 25-km Russian security zone in northern Georgia and the immediate surrender of the 101st Airborne, which is trapped nearly 60-km behind Russian lines.
Refusing to let 4th Brigade become a hostage, the brigade commander issues a formal communique echoing the famous reply of General McAuliffe 66 years earlier, "NUTS!"
As the Russian noose closes around what World Network News has dubbed, "The Lost Brigade", the 4th BCT consolidates its ammo, readies its gear and prepares for a break-out. With the Russian air defense shield active, the soldiers of the 101st face a 60-km march through enemy held-territory with minimal air support and little hope of resupply and reinforcement.
4th BCT/101st Airborne (Taskforce Xenophon)
42nd Motor Rifle Division
19th Motor Rifle Division
22nd Independant Spetsnaz Brigade
Russian Uniforms (any pattern)
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Get 'em while they're hot, get 'em while you can. It's hard for us to keep this particular design in stock; it's so popular. I wonder why? Maybe it's because we live at ground zero for the zombie apocalypse - Pittsburgh. I practically grew up at Monroeville mall.
We have the black t-shirt in sizes M-2XL, and the patches in SWAT and Arid color schemes. Please check them out in our store!
Friday, April 16, 2010
I am long overdue in posting up our USSMC t-shirt and baseball cap, but they're finally in there! And they are made of 100 percent pure awesome! T-shirt is available in adult sizes S-3XL, and adjustable baseball cap in S/M and L/XL. We also have the USSMC patch, and book back in stock, too. Please check them out in our store. Thanks!
United States Space Marines
The USSMC is a organization for fans of the military science fiction genre. Whether you're a fan of Heinlein, Drake, Saberhagen, Laumer, Turtledove, Ringo or the many other fine military sci-fi authors; if you love films or televisions shows such as Aliens, Starship Troopers, Stargate-1 and others... all are welcome in the USSMC. Ours is an organization that celebrates the comraderie, drama, epic struggle and the horror of the military experience as realized in the science fiction genre. Members are invited to post reviews and discussions of books and movies, argue the tactical applications of combined arms actions and future weaponry and enjoy the comraderie and fun of live events and get togethers at major science-fiction/fantasy conventions and special USSMC events.
For more info on the USSMC, please visit www.ussmc.net.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
TRU-SPEC 24x7 Polo Shirts for Men
It's a beautiful sunny day in the 'Burgh and that makes me want to throw on a nice cool polo shirt. TRU-SPEC happens to make a very durable one that's also sharp-looking, so it's perfectly appropriate to wear for business casual, plain clothes work, courtroom or where ever. It's also made of a Polyester/Cotton Micro Knit Pique Fabric that's soft, comfortable, and keeps you cool and dry. AND, not only does it come in Men's sizes in many colors, but it also comes in Women's sizes (S-2XL) in three popular colors, too, woohoo!!!
TRU-SPEC Polos for Women
Both styles have pen stall pockets on the sleeve, and a mic clip on the front, and they are tough enough to take a beating and last through many washings, and still maintain color and shape. This really is one of the toughest polos I've ever worn. Please, check them out in our store. Thanks.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
DATE: 16 MAY, 2010
The "State Peace and Development Council" (SPDC) has agreed to allow the United States Military a base of operations within the country of Berma for military actions and security within the Asian theater. There is a condition... US forces must repel or eliminate a group of Violent Burmese Rebels that have entrenched themselves within the proposed site.
A vanguard of Special Forces Operators will insert into the area and proceed to gain key positions in order to secure and set up the site. They will be supplied via airdrop thoughout the operation.
There is a Munitions Depot next to the area slated for the new base that is owned by the SPDC and secured by a private military company known as Black Cap. The Black Cap operators are backed up by the Bumese air force. There has been no ROE given regarding this area.
Further Intel to come...
This is a strict MilSim styled event. No exceptions to the rules or requirements will be made. If for some reason you register and fail to follow the listed rules and/or requirements you will be removed from play.
AGE LIMIT: 14
We will limiting this event to 125 players.
Camping will be permitted (Saturday MAY 15, 2010) the day before the event. You may arrive from 6pm-12am. bring tents + sleeping bags. IT MAY BE COLD!
0700: Check in and Chrono
0830: Briefing & Formation
0900: Game starts
1300: Resume Game
1700: Game ends
1730: Formation & Raffle
All players must have a signed waiver
Everyone must turn in a new waiver for 2010.
You can download a copy of the waiver here:http://battlefrontpaintball.com/waiver.pdf
Players under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by a Parent or Guardian for the year of 2010.
ANYONE VIEWED BY A STAFF MEMBER OF CHEATING, VERBALLY ATTACKING ANOTHER PLAYER OR ANY ACT NOT DEEMED AS SPORTSMANLIKE, WILL BE REMOVED FROM PLAY WITHOUT REFUND.
Players are required to have a minimum of full seal ANSI z87.1 Goggles for eye protection. Anyone who does not have the required eye protection will not be allowed to play and removed from the game. NO SHOOTING GLASSES/MESH.
400-500fps: 75ft (semi only)
Grenade/Rocket: 10 feet.
• Bring an empty magazine to the chrono station.
• All guns must fire 3 shots with an average of 400 fps or under using .20g bbs.
• You are not permitted to take a gun onto the field without a tag.
•No one under the age of 18 is permitted to use a replica firing over 400fps.
• Each squad of ten (10) is allowed: one (1) medic, one (1) SAW, and one (1)m203/RPG
LOW/MID CAPS ONLY, SUPPORT WEAPONS MAY HAVE LARGE CAPACITY MAG’S. ONLY APPROVED SUPPORT WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED.
• If you are hit by a BB or caught in a rocket blast, or Bang-banged at anytime you are wounded.
• FALL DOWN or TAKE A KNEE (standing while wounded is not permited.
• Remove your hand from your gun and put on your dead rag.
• DO NOT TALK. the only thing you may do when wounded is: Yell "MEDIC!" or Yell "HIT". NO RADIO USE!
• If you are not healed by a medic within five (5) minutes of being wounded head to your spawn to record the kill. DO NOT TALK OR USE YOUR RADIO UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR SPAWN!
• You may only remove bandages from medics when you spawn.
• WEAPON HITS COUNT AS A HIT.
A Bang bang is a mandatory hit. However, it may only be given when you are in full and total control of a situation. You may only bang bang a player when the target player would have 0.0% of returning fire. To bang bang you must have a loaded weapon pointed at the target and ready to fire. If the target player does not repond by saying hit and putting on thier dead rag an tries to turn and shoot you. SHOOT THEM ONCE.
• Each squad is allowed one (1) medic.
• The Medic must bring his/her own patches.
• The medic must tie a bandage (supplied by us) around the upper portion of the hit players arm before the causality is healed.
• If the casualty already has two bandages they may not be healed and should go to spawn.
• Medics may carry no more than twenety (20) bandages at any time. More bandages will be made available at your spawn for re-supply.
• You may only remove bandages from medics when you spawn.
• Medics cannot heal themselves.
Grenades and Rockets:
• Grenades must deploy BBs.
• Grenades may be thrown through doors and windows. When the grenade goes off everyone inside the room is dead.
• If a player dives on a grenade, only that player is dead.
• Grenades thrown outside will only kill players hit by the BBs.
• Rockets fired into a door or window kills everyone in that room on that floor.
• Rockets fired outside kill everyone within a 10' radius of where the rocket comes to rest.
• Smoke grenades will be allowed.
• All moscart 203 shower shell is permitted. (max 500PSI with C02)
• Approved rockets are: Nerf Pocket Vortex and Zocker Darts fired by an approriate approved replica.
• You may reuse YOUR OWN rockets and grenade.
• You may tap any already hit player with a rubber knife to end thier bleed out and send them to spawn. YOU MUST HAVE A RUBBER KNIFE.
US VANGUARD (40slots): FULL MULTICAM ONLY. (US recon/scout/sniper team will be permitted ghille suit worn over multicam)
BURMESE REBELS (60 slots): ANY UNIFORM (NO MULTICAM ANYTHING) (NO BLACK hats or helmets)
IE: Woodland, Tiger stripe, MARPAT, Flecktarn, OD, Desert marpat, ect. ( you may mix and match)
BLACK CAPS SECURITY (SPDC)(25 slots): A BLACK HAT OR HELMET (NO MULTICAM ANYTHING)
IE: Civilian, Mix match cammo, Contractor, ect.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
To paraphrase David Grossman's essay "On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs," most people in our society are sheep - kind, gentle, and productive creatures that wouldn't intentionally try to hurt one another. Then there are the wolves, who prey upon the sheep without mercy.
"Then there are sheepdogs," he went on, "and I'm a sheepdog. I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf."(Read the entire article here)
If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen, a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath, a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? What do you have then? A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.
On that note, I give you the Sheepdog morale patch, by Milspec Monkey:
We have a bunch of other Milspec Monkey patches in stock, and I have only just begun to list them in our Web store. Since these are small lightweight items, the price of each patch includes only $1 shipping, and we can offer discounts for bulk orders through firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact us via email to check on what's in stock.
MAAPR presents Operation Shattered Union I
The year is 2026, the federal government of the United States has grown weak, and its influence over the country is nil.....
The states have raised militias, and are battling it out for scarce resources.
Marylanders own the Upper Marlboro Water Treatment Facility -- and therefore all clean drinking water in the DC Metro area....
Virginians want it.... bad...
Miscreants from other states will help whatever side they believe will win...
All hell seems to break loose....
For the first time, MAAPR presents Op Shattered Union I on the former race track located at 6000 SE Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
When: Saturday and Sunday, 22nd - 23rd May 2010
Where: 6000 SE Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
This will be a no-break military simulation -- bring your own water and food.
Again: This will be a no-break military simulation operation from 1000 hours on 22 May, to 2330 hours, 22 May -- Food and water is not/not provided. Emergency water is on property via artesian well.
Players may arrive no earlier than 1700 hours on 21 May for RON. (Rest Over Night)
No septic services are available for RVs.
Players can choose to play on ANY of the 3 teams: MARYLAND State, VIRGINIA Commonwealth or the Mercenary Miscreants. However, once you are registered on one team, you will only be changed at the discretion of MAAPR and game officials in the event there is a need to balance troop levels. This is vital to the integrity of the game and is a revised policy as of Friday, April 9th 2010. This really opens up the field to everyone and thier friends and teams in the entire region. Don't miss this opportunity!
Age limits: 15-17 yo's MUST HAVE A PLAYING ADULT SIGN FOR THEM. Unfortunately, the nature of the field is not suited for younger players.
Safety: 15-17: Full Face ANSI rated masks. 18 and above full seal ANSI rated goggles. NO EXCEPTIONS.
400 fps with .25's for field play
300 fps with .25's for CQB play
500 fps with .25's for Snipers (semi automatic only, minimum engagement distance 100 feet)
No explosives, anything that is hot, or home made mortars, launchers, etc.
Price: $50.00 online registration (website will be up this week), $55.00 at the gate
Folks -- Bottom line, this is a unique event -- first time this field has ever been played, and at a decent price for all to get action time in, after the long harsh winter!
21 May 2010
22 May 2010
0700: Registration and Chrono begins
0900: Safety Brief
1000: Op starts
2330: Op ends
Any tan based uniform
3 Color Desert BDU
Any Green based uniform
Green based MARPAT
Miscreant: (PA, WV, DE, etc.)
Any uniform not green or tan based
Tac vests and gear do not count for uniform color. No tennis shoes please.
PLEASE NOTE: Under no condition whatsoever can AirSoft weapons be modified or enhanced to shoot or cycle real bullets like a real weapon. Any information or suggestion to the contrary is FALSE.
This event is a Military Simulation Sport or Game, where proper safety standards and habits are expected and upheld. It is 100% legal, hosted and run SOLELY for entertainment purposes and open to the public to register and particpate in.
This does NOT constitute formal military training or the membership of any militia or military unit. As the website develops, please refer to the 'What is Airsoft?', 'PlayBook' and 'Safety' pages for more information.
THANK YOU - and we look forward to playing with you!Event Web site: http://shatteredunion1.webs.com/
Friday, April 9, 2010
The recent "heatwave" had me digging my warm-weather apparel out of storage, and I thought I'd give a shoutout for shorts. It only has to get above 70 degrees F and then I don't wear long pants unless I really have to. The Woolrich Elite Shorts have a lot of the same features that you find in the Woolrich Elite pants:
- The same rugged 8.5 oz. garment-washed 100% cotton canvas as the Woolrich Elite canvas pants.
- Comfortable broken-in feeling from day one.
- DuPont Teflon® Fabric Protector for a breathable, durable barrier that repels both water and oil-based spills.
- 10 strategically located multi-use pockets: 4 open pockets, 2 wallet/ID pockets and 4 flapped security cargo pockets.