I think many of you will agree that whether your on the job (LEO), overseas serving in our nations military, or even out to the range, we like to travel with our laptops. But is there really a case out there that has our best interests in mind?
I have grown to love Kickstarter. The community based website focused on bringing great ideas and products to the masses is awesome, especially when it comes to products related the weapons industry. If you are not familiar with Kickstarter.com, to put it simply, inventors and creators who have a great product that is either completely finished or near completion can create a campaign to attempt to get investments in order to mass product their product. When users pledge to a project they like they are rewarded based on the dollar amount pledged.
The laptop case made of science. I have had my share of ‘pelican’ style laptop cases in the past, all of which are much more bulky than they need to be and their only line of defense aside from the hard shell is the foam padding located in the case itself. Having said that I recently came across a Kickstarter project that I believe will really appeal to all of us who like to bring our laptops to the range, on the job, or overseas.
ViVAX is a European based company lead by a Mr. Mattia Ventura. Mattia has developed what looks to be a great case for those of us who are rough with our belongings. Check out the ViVAX Kickstarter project after the jump.
So after checking out the project you will see that the case itself is much like other pelican style cases yet instead of a foam insert, ViVAX has used a new product called Poron XRD. Poron XRD seems to be revolutionary shockproof material. We have been in contact with Mattia and are fortunate enough to be reviewing the product come mid April 2013 when the product goes into mass production. The below videos were supplied by Poron XRD. We will be conducting our own stress tests upon the products arrival.
For weeks now we have been forced to believe our rights are being stripped away from us. For weeks we have been subjected to media funded by liberals preaching to us that ‘No one really needs an AR15′, and for weeks now we have fought back playing into the liberal agenda.
So many of us who have any foot hold in the media have attempted to write something of meaning in the past few weeks. Attempting to either steer our uninformed friends or to try to shove a point down the throats of thick headed persons who will never understand the importance of selected firearms in society. You may ask yourself, So why am you bothering to write this? Well, I’m not attempting to shove anything down your throat, and I don’t want you to share this with your friends who believe the confiscation of firearms is the answer to violence. This is a challenge.
I know that many of us feel very strongly in our beliefs when it comes to firearms and the second we see someone bashing our second amendment rights on a social media outlet we feel it is our duty to throw every educated thought that comes out of our minds at them. I know this because I am one of these people. But I question this response now. How far has throwing fact at the opposing side gotten us? For all we know, it may have been more effective to greatly exaggerate known statistics to try to prove a point. But recently I came to a conclusion. Those who feel firearms should not be owned by non LEOs and Military often don’t fight back when we argue, nor do they attempt to prove us wrong, they simply make a single uneducated statement. What they do next is sit in their computer chairs and go about their business because they believe their gov’t is going to take care of this issue. Because that is what our country has come to. There is no self reliance anymore, everyone expects someone else to take care of things.
“There is no self reliance anymore, everyone expects someone else to take care of things.” Let me give you an example. When I was training in Camp Geiger for the Marine Corps School of Infantry, Marines were responsible for everything. Instructors did little work when it came to making sure our food was given to us, or our equipment was in order. Often times instructors would yell out ‘I need five!’ Which meant he needed five volunteers to preform a task that needed to be done in order for the entire group to move forward with the days tasks. This task could have been something as simple as bringing a box from the third floor to the second. As soon as these words left the mouth of the instructor, all of us students would look at each other to see who was going to move first. Often times one or two Marines would get off their asses and volunteer, which of course pissed off the instructor. This happened because each one of us figured someone else would do it, but when everyone else figured someone else will take care of something, it is impossible for anything to get done.
Being that this is the excepted way of thinking in our country, it is no surprise to me that those of us who fight back and do not accept the way things are happening are the ones who speak out. But what if we were to take the same stand the opposite side is? What if every time we saw a posting on facebook or twitter about how someone is glad that firearms are being banned in states all over the country, we simply replied ‘We aren’t listening’.
We Aren’t Listening:
It can mean whatever you want. But think about this message. If someone where to post, “It’s about time AR15′s were taken away from firearm owners” and all that was said in the comment section was “We aren’t listening”, and then someone else posted, “We aren’t listening”. What would the opposing side say? They would be confused! They would be angry, because every time they commented in the past they were met with an argument but this time, we are taking a different stand. We are simply saying, ‘We aren’t listening’. We aren’t listening to you, nor are we listening to the corrupt peoples that threaten to take away our rights, we simply are not listening anymore.
It’s our turn to have an alternate agenda. Tell those who disagree with the 2nd amendment rights that you aren’t listening, be passive. But continue to fight. Fight by contacting your congressman or woman, sign petitions, get off your ass and stop thinking ‘someone else is going to take care of me’. Fight for your freedoms. This may not be the answer, I am not preaching that it is, I am simply saying the approach we are currently taking is not working.
So this is my challenge to you, if you agree. The next time you log onto your favorite social media outlet and read a comment written by someone of the opposing side, simply write ‘We aren’t listening’. If you see that someone has written ‘We aren’t listening’, write it again. Let them speculate. Let the idea turn in their heads. Then, contact your representatives, reach out to others who have the same beliefs as you and tell them to do the same. It’s time that the opposing side knew that when it comes to dictating what rights we can and cannot practice, we aren’t listening.
We know it is late notice but we are going to have to cancel FSP Live once again. When leaving Vegas we shipped the equipment instead of checking it onto the plane and it still has not arrived. No broadcasting equipment means no broadcast. We are going to try and air a special show this week so please stay tuned. To those of you who were looking forward to listening in tonight, please give us a call during the next show and we will be sure to send some FSP schwag your way! Thanks for your understanding!
We are so close to our 5K goal! As promised we have picked a handful of names to get some FSP Schwag! The names listed below have 48 Hours to email firstname.lastname@example.org or message FSP on facebook with their shipping information. If they neglect their winnings we will add the items to the next round of giveaway items.
- Vic Tran
Remember, if your name is on this list email email@example.com or send us a message on facebook with your shipping information.
We are officially part of the NYFirearms.com family!
NYFirearms.com is a fast growing firearms forum that has everything from reviews (which we are going to begin to help out with) to private sales (which may or not be a problem with the new laws in place). Being that Front Site Post is currently based out of NYS, we felt it a great fit and believe it will help us with reaching out to our community.
If you don’t live in NYS but are looking for a good firearms forum, NYFirearms is still a great place to go to discuss relative topics, get updates, and read awesome reviews. One of the biggest issues with online forums is that they are not well monitored. That being said, NYFirearms is closely monitored by their staff of admin who are very involved in the firearms community.
Head over the NYFirearms.com facebook page by clicking here and give them a ‘like’
Stop by NYFirearms.com, create an account, and get in on the action!
A big thanks to the NYFirearms family for letting us be apart of this growing community!
Shot Shows’ Media Day in a whole was a complete flop. We drove up to Boulder City’s Media Day range around 10AM with high hopes and open minds. With the sound of rounds going down range and the plinking metal targets, we grabbed our media equipment and headed to the front gates. As we made our way to the variety of tents/booths that companies had set up our moral slowly began to dwindle. It looked like a ghost town. Booths without attendees and folded up chairs littered the range. Of course there were a good amount of media professionals there for us to talk to, but who wants to hear about that? We ran into guys from Military Arms Channel, Brian from ITS, and PWN’s Rob Pincus.
We made our way to the end of the range where we decided to work our way back and take a closer look at what the show had to offer. The cold had definitely made its way through the ‘tacticool’ softshell’s that close to 80% of attendees were wearing. Being from Upstate NY a brisk breeze didn’t bother Mike or I, but others huddled in groups under tents.
Being that today was mainly about manufacturers showing off their good to us (the media) Mike and I expected to be hounded by everyone and their mother when we approached a booth. What we were met with was the exact opposite. It was like pulling teeth to get information out of anyone, and it felt as if we were bothering someone when we wanted to shoot a firearm. It was because of this that we quickly developed a 30 second mentality (if no one spoke to us after 30 seconds approaching of their booth, we left).
Now I don’t want to harp on everyone that was there. There were some great people at some of the booths, which Mike and I were happy to speak to. The folks at Magnum Research were very attentive. Mike fired a few rounds down range with their .50 cal Desert Eagle and they answered all of our questions without hesitation.
We also made our way to the Sig Sauer booth and both took a stand with their new SIG 7.62 which shot like a dream from the 100 yard mark.
The Kriss booth was one of the more packed booths which we did not bother with. (because we have one the way)
The highlight of my day was getting to meet R. Lee “The Gunny” Ermey. Having seen Full Metal Jacket as a kid, I couldn’t decipher whether my shivers were from the cold or the sheer terror of The Gunny staring into my soul.
To end our trip Pincus challenged Mike to a skeet shooting contests, which Pincus won without really trying, and because he won we had to drive him back to his room. The drive was well worth it though. Rob and I discussed future projects (which you will hear more about in the near future). All photos and video will be posted later in the week.
Surprise!…Ok, it was fairly unplanned but after speaking to our friends at Progressive Force Concepts (PFC), we realized it was a possibility. The great people over at PFC have opened their doors to us and will be providing FSP Live with a home base on Sunday Jan 13th! That means we will be broadcasting LIVE on Sunday providing you a pre-SHOT-show, show. We will have some very special guests including PFC’s Brain Hartman. We have a preliminary list of other guests that we will release when we finalize everything. Show details are still a little up in the air, we have a great line up of segments but a lot of the plans are still in limbo. We will be broadcasting the show from FrontSitePost.com on the FSP Live page (a tab on the menu bar will be added this weekend). Show details such as our show phone number will be released as we get closer to Sunday. Stay glued!
Be sure to listen in for chances to win some schwag and other awesome gear!
FSP Live, our biggest project to date! FSP Live will be a live broadcast podcast produced weekly airing on Sunday evenings. We have set ourselves up with some of the best equipment in the broadcasting industry to bring our readers (now also listeners) the best possible live podcast!
The show will be co-hosted by Mike Centola (FSP C.O.O.) and Jim Montgomery (FSP C.E.O./Founder) and unlike our review based website, the show will revolve around industry news. We do however plan to have segments which will revolve around our current products under review.
We have been in contact with some of the biggest names in the industry to come on the show, whether it be in person or over the phone. Better yet, we are making it possible for you, our fans, to call in to talk to both us and our guests!
So why now? With recent events in both our community (Webster, NY) and around the country, we feel it is important to give our readers and listeners the ability to share their opinions and to let them be heard. This will also give us another outlet to let you know what projects we are currently working on, what products we are reviewing, and what training is being made available.
To start we are aiming for an hour long show, which we have all agreed may need to be elongated depending on your feedback. Our first show will air in the following days of SHOT Show 2013. The show will again be broadcast live on FrontSitePost.com but will also be recorded and uploaded to iTunes which you will be able to download for free if by chance miss the original air date or time (We know you wont miss it, but emergencies do happen).
In the next few weeks we will continue to bring you more information regarding our show, including our show phone number, a preliminary show guest list, and much more. 2013 is shaping up to be a big year for FSP, so stay glued!
If you missed the NRA live blog today we have you covered. By clicking on the link below you can see the full transcript. Although we at FSP are not releasing a full response we will say that the transcript is worth a read whether you saw the live blog or not.
Really Cheaper Than Dirt? $59.97 for a PMAG, REALLY? Cheaper Than Dirt, didn’t you just suspend the sale of any firearm on your site due to recent events? Cheaper Than Dirt, are you REALLY trying to make a buck with the jacking the prices of PMAGs? REALLY? Do you really think people are willing to pay 59.97 for a PMAG? REALLY?
Cheaper Than Dirt, what kind of dirt are you talking about? Is your dirt made of gold? REALLY?