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Battle Mug is like the Hummer of drinking vessels


February 28, 2012

The Battle Mug is made from a solid block of aluminum, features a handle from an AR-15 rif...

The Battle Mug is made from a solid block of aluminum, features a handle from an AR-15 rifle, and has mounting rails for accessories such as night-vision scopes

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What happens when some old army buddies decide to create a mug? Well, in the case of the Battle Mug, they machine the sucker out of a solid block of 6061 T6 billet aluminum, add three military-spec 1913 scope rails on its sides, and stick a carry handle from an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle on one of those rails - they leave the other two open, so users can add their own night-vision scopes, laser sights, or other gear needed for really heavy-duty drinking. Finally, they slap on a US$189 price tag - that's without the handle, which costs an additional $33.95.

The Battle Mug has a 24-ounce (0.7-liter) beverage capacity, and its handle can be removed when it has to submit to the indignity of being washed. It also has a military-spec Type III anodized finish, a crenelated base, and each one comes with its own serial number.

Tough drinkers of the world can order the mug from the company website.

Source: Battle Mug via Geekologie

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Proving that some people are just that stupid.

28th February, 2012 @ 12:55 pm PST

Chindogu at its best.

Denis Klanac
28th February, 2012 @ 01:10 pm PST

Way too pricey but looks like a hoot! I think a clever person could make and sell it a lot cheaper? :-)

28th February, 2012 @ 02:46 pm PST

I would be all over that for $34. But then again, I think it takes more than a handle to make a mug.

29th February, 2012 @ 02:48 am PST

For the price of two of those "tactical drinking systems" you can buy

an actual low end AR-15 from Mark's Outdoor in Birmingham,AL.

Nice idea,but unfortunately too pricey for most people.

Maybe in Germany-

put the family crest on it.

They still pass mugs&pegs at the local pub down through the generations over there...

29th February, 2012 @ 08:41 am PST

Interesting, but I'll stay with Longnecks. Suds on the milspec finish just doesn't seem right.

29th February, 2012 @ 09:28 am PST

How long before a cheap Chinese plastic copy is available?

Gregg Eshelman
29th February, 2012 @ 10:08 pm PST

Yeeesh. Are military types really this far out of touch with the realities of the marketplace?

1st March, 2012 @ 08:05 am PST

What about a lid too? another 40 dollars.

Dawar Saify
4th March, 2012 @ 03:13 pm PST

It's unique, but from a chronic alcoholics perspective, you could take up glass cutting and make a beer stein from a whole bottle and just glue some handles onto it....

Or use a anything that holds alcohol actually........... like a plastic disposable cup, coffee mug, dog bowl, or even from the bottle..... "Hell that's what it's got a hole in the end for!"

And have the other $250 odd, "Fer DRINKIN' Money."

Personally I think it's just a waste of a GOOD piece of extruded aluminium bar.

Mr Stiffy
1st May, 2012 @ 02:05 am PDT

Is there no value in installing an ACOG scope and a laser sight on a mug?

Lucas Crossley
6th June, 2012 @ 09:57 am PDT
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