Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tippmann Ordinance

Tippmann Ordinance (no relation) is a maunfacturer of pneumatic devices for military simulation and training purposes. I was sure I had written an article on them prior to this, but clearly I didn't. They produce some very cool gadgets that I'm sure many milsim players would love to get their hands on, but appear to only supply law enforcement and military organizations, saying "All of our devices are meant for military training only, and can cause serious injury if used in a recreational setting."

Here are some of their more awesome offerings:

This bad boy launches a paper-mâché rocket containing a paint filled balloon, that bursts into a big splat when it hits a target, and is marketed as "soldier-safe". Take a look:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Results for Milsig K-Series Mk. II CQB PRO Giveaway

I decided to make the results for this draw a bit more exciting for those that participated, so click on the "click here" link below to see if you won!

And the winner is... [click here].

Congrats to the winner! I'll send you an email by the end of the weekend to figure out shipping logistics. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PenCott Production News - 1st Update

Continuing the stream of PenCott-related production news, Canadian tactical gear manufacturer ICE Tactical will be producing PenCott BDUs:

Photos courtesy of Lawrence Holsworth

What's more, the first test print of Snowdrift has been printed (and viewed by Hyde Definition staff).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Milsig K-Series Mk. II CQB PRO Giveaway

Yeah, you heard that right. Grey Ops is giving away the recently reviewed Milsig K-Series Mk.II, courtesy of Milsig Industries. And as always, our giveaways are very very simple!

How to win:
  1. Become a fan of Milsig Industries Paintball on Facebook.
  2. Comment on this post saying, "MIlsig rocks!"
  3. Profit. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PenCott Badlands Pictures

If you're like me, you've been waiting to see more pics of PenCott gear for quite some time, so I was pretty excited to be directed to these pics this afternoon. Badlands is the semi-arid PenCott pattern, and certainly looks effective. Stay tuned for more PenCott updates in the coming weeks, as it looks like they're gaining quite a bit of momentum. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A-TACS FG Release

That's right, A-TACS FG is here. Here's what you want to see:

(This is my new wallpaper)

Saturday, November 12, 2011


MTek Weapon Systems is the manufacturer of mandibular ballistic protection for real world applications, but they've shown some love for milsim/airsoft and have adapted one of their offerings (the FAST G3C) into a milsim/training product named the FAST T3C. Check out a review of it by Dr. Airsoft below:

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Update on the CCM Sniper Rifle

For the first info on this marker, check out this post. This will be a short post, cause what do you really want to see? Pictures! Click here for the build thread on Milsim Empire.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Milsig K-Series Mk. II Review

The first thing you have to understand about any review is where the reviewer is coming from. In my review of the K-Series, (Mk. I?) I began with saying that it was one of my favorite markers. So this review is coming from someone that believes that the Milsig K-Series was already a great marker that didn't need significant improvement. I suppose what I'm trying to say is "haters gonna' hate.", so don't expect a review that paints the K-Series as a piece of shit that needs to be fixed. Mkay?

Marker: Milsig K-Series Mk. II (in this case the CQB PRO) - Thank you to Milsig for providing a review model.

Price: $300-1,000ish depending on the model

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I recently made a post described as a giveaway and promotion. I got the giveaway part right, but completely forgot about the promotion! Did nobody pick up on that?

As a way of saying thanks for 2 years of Grey Ops, I'm also offering 12% off everything in-store at Crypsis. Coming early next week I'll have some pre-orders for Helikon-Tex gear as well. Thanks guys!

An Opinion on pbRIOT

The folks at Hustle Paintball seem like a nice friendly group of people. But the introduction of pbRIOT makes absolutely no sense to me. As far as I can tell, it is another general interest, all-encompassing, non-niche paintball forum. It's of the exact same format as TechPB, PBN, and several other forums already established. They do have a claim to uniqueness, but it's not exactly valid, "What's unique about pbRIOT, is its manufacturer forums...", this can be said for PBN, M. Carter Brown, and others. They don't have a variation of that, they have exactly that.

So how exactly does it benefit the community to have a non-niche forum pop up? Well, it doesn't. In fact, it actually just dilutes the online paintball community, and provides another website for people to get lost in, without connecting to a larger paintball populace. It also means that paintball media have to keep tabs on yet another forum if they want to stay up to date and abreast of things.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Photos of CUEPAT Surface

Any time Guy Cramer is mentioned I get a bit irked. I don't feel comfortable about the Canadian government awarding him the CUEPAT contract (out of necessity, as he was the only candidate) for a variety of reasons, but I'll try (my hardest) to keep that out of this post and just show you what he's come up with as candidates for CUEPAT. All sourced from Hyperstealth's Facebook page.

"CUEPAT-1 (Canadian Urban Environment Pattern) version-1
This is the first of two patterns which are in field trials with the Canadian Military. This pattern is a more traditional pattern compared to version-2. Photos of version-2 will be released later today."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

2 Years of Grey Ops + Giveaway + Promotion

Today marks 2 years of Grey Ops!

[Insert very lengthy and soppy tirade that fawns all over myself and elicits plenty of equally soppy and lengthy compliments]

Now what you really came here for... free sh...stuff!

I'm going to do three giveaways, and here's the dealio:

Prize 1: $50 CAD gift certificate to Crypsis
Prize 2: Grey Ops T-Shirt
Prize 3: Grey Ops Tuque

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A-TACS Sniper Gear Release

Begin ad copy:
"Since 1999, Tempe, Arizona based Tactical Concealment Manufacturing has been the “go-to” source for all manner of specialized sniper gear and other concealment products. They specialize in building uniquely designed, high-quality gear for law enforcement and military use. Their client list consists primarily of highly trained military and special operations professionals worldwide. Their base foundation products are designed for flexibility, making it easy for the end-user to conceal themselves simply and effectively no matter what the operating environment. Now, based on demand from the Special Operations community, they are offering a full line of base garments in A-TACS Camo including:

Hyde Definition Website Revamp + New Info

From the media arm of Hyde Definition:

"Hyde Definition have completely revamped their website; making it easier to navigate and providing more information about their growing network of production partners. Also included is detailed information about the full range of fabrics now available featuring the PenCott family of camouflage patterns (NyCo and Poly-Cotton ripstop for clothing, and 500D and 1000D nylon for gear).

Clothing and gear manufacturers interested in adding PenCott to their portfolio can also now request fabric samples through their new email address. Unfortunately, fabric samples cannot be provided to individual consumers. "

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kitanica Mark 1 Now in Multicam

I always take comment flak for posting Kitanica stuff, and yes, it is expensive. However, they consistently sell out of their entire lineup, so obviously people are buying the stuff. So if you don't like the price (or can't afford it, like myself), just enjoy the eye candy! And it certainly is eye candy, by incorporating Multicam I think Kitanica has truly completed their Mark 1. The same kind of people who would be buying a Mark 1 jacket are the same who go gaga over Multicam, so it makes perfect sense.