Brownells Expands into Tactical Falconry

First they started selling ammunition, then they opened a retail gun store, then they started selling guns online and now the logical conclusion: tactical falconry. They are also manufacturing the first ever Falcon Night Hunter Owl Conversion Kit …

Brownells, known for its incredible selection of firearms and firearm accessories, proudly announced today it has become the internet’s largest tactical falconry dealer. Brownells’ new Birds of Prey product line features hundreds of items dedicated to enabling private citizens, law enforcement officers and military personnel to engage in the ancient art of falconry for the purposes of self-defense, hunting and homeland protection.

The new line features well-trained tactical birds ranging in size from the sub-sub-compact Black-Legged Falconet up to the full-size Steller’s Sea Eagle – an offensive raptor designed for maritime operations.

For customers in arctic conditions, the Birds of Prey line offers Gyrfalcons in traditional Snowy Tundra camo as well as a special Ghostly White Limited Edition, exclusive to Brownells.

Also available are a full line of tactical bird accessories, gear and supplies.

Some of the notable, cutting edge tactical falconry products include:

  • Miniature Tactical Falcon Pants
  • Falcon Action Camera Mounts
  • PreyVision™ Falcon Spotting Scopes
  • Falcon Handler First Aid & Suture Kits
  • Tactical Falcon Treats
  • Widening Gyre® Tactical Falcon Signal Whistles
  • TalonHone® File & Pedicure Kit
  • Falcon Night Hunter Owl Conversion Kit

“Housing the falcons has been the biggest challenge for us,” said Chad Martin, Brownells COO. “Well trained as they may be, we’ve noticed they tend to get nervous around lift trucks.”

Some of the newest tactical falconry products in the line come from the innovative company Critical OperRaptor Dynamics. Miniature Adhesive Falcon OperRaptor Beards are available in several colors and sizes and are guaranteed to resist bloodstains and not jettison during flight.

Also from Critical OperRaptor Dynamicsis a large assortment of Picatinny-Compatible Falcon Perch Rails to let the tactical falconry practitioner park his bird on his favorite AR-15 handguard, scope rail or ballistic helmet interface

Yes, this an April Fools joke. No falcons were harmed in this ridiculous hijinks. Actually, we’ve never even seen a real falcon.

Here I was hoping for a Daytime conversion kit for my pet Owl.



Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Matt Robinson

    It’s not April 1st yet.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      That’s the joke!

      • EdgyTrumpet

        0/10, low energy comedy. SAD!

  • ExMachina1

    Too soon! (literally)

  • TVOrZ6dw

    Anybody know if this is California legal?
    What about inter-state reciprocity on CCW issues?
    I can’t find any gel tests to measure penetration either…
    Did Brownells really think this through?

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      As long as you cannot wrap your thumb around the leg of the bird, it would not constitute a ‘pistol’ grip, and therefore be legal.

    • Greg

      I hear that lead will fowl it up…

      • Phillip Cooper

        _rimshot_

        you dropped this…..

    • Kyle Blaylock

      Typical rules: no high capacity beaks, you need a tool to remove the hood, must be registered, no “assault falcon” features.

      • Sandydog

        Would that include the thing in the back that goes up?

        • Nathan Alred

          That’s a “tail” and the falcons get a little touchy if you try to push it up.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Sounds moose-lamb to me.

    BOYCOTT.

    • SP mclaughlin

      Saudi Princes: *heavy breathing*

  • Bierstadt54

    This is the problem when April 1st falls on a weekend. But hey, nothing wrong with getting an early laugh.

    • Tassiebush

      To be fair it’s 6 hours 12 minutes into April Fools Day already here and I just looked up New Zealand and they’re 8 hours into the day. Anyhow I’m going to measure up my sea eagle.

  • retfed

    You mean it’s a joke? How do I stop payment on my check?
    Where I live you can’t look up without seeing a hawk flying above the trees. Yet the rabbits still eat my wife’s daylilies before they have a chance to bloom. Life isn’t fair.

    • Andrew

      Before our son went to college, he had a redtail. Rabbits all over the place before, rabbits during, rabbits since. I suppose there aren’t enough clear sight lines around our many trees for a hawk to stalk without being seen by the rabbits.

  • Beju

    “Yes, this an April Fools joke. No falcons were harmed in this ridiculous hijinks. Actually, we’ve never even seen a real falcon.”

    Somewhere, a sheikh just had a single tear of disappointment roll down his cheek.

  • Phillip Cooper

    Calendars are so hard to read….

  • john huscio

    Been thinking of a Martial Eagle for my deer/turkey/hog problem.

  • Art O’Leary

    Do you have a Mass.-compliant version that meets our AG’s chicken-$#!% regulations?

  • Sandydog

    As a member of Moms Against Everything, I find this deeply tr*ggering. Training these innocent, vegan little birds to become weapons of war on our very streets, wantonly endangering womxn, children, and assorted minorities, is so typical of the NReThugliKKKans who infest this blog. For SHAME!
    . . . Too much? 🙂

  • trjnsd

    Don’t create such a flap over this. Beaks me how anyone could let this take flight! Someone is clearly feathering their own nest. It takes talons to make this stuff up. Gotta get my mind raptor round this idea…..!!

  • mazkact

    Gosh I don’t know what to buy first, This or the Hornady/Vortex bullet cam or the Polenor tactical phone greep. Happy fools day y’all.

  • GhostTrain81

    Wake me up when there is something about war elephants or bear cavalry.

  • JT Wise

    I’ll bet the cost of that Falcon doubled as soon as they added the word “tactical”.

  • durabo

    “Tactical” has become the most abused adjective in YankSpeak. I can hardly wait for advertisements of “tactical” toilet paper, toothpicks, hemorrhoid cream, nail files, etc.!

    • Andrew

      Wait, you mean I won’t ever get my tactical feather duster??!?!?

  • Andrew

    My son’s a licensed falconer. He’ll get a screech out of this one… The bird in your photo is definitely not a falcon but I suppose it’s a red-tailed hawk.

    • Snake

      Not even close, far too large to be a red tail and not even similar in coloration. That is a young Imperial Eagle (could be a young Tawny Eagle – they look very similar). The Imperial is primarily found in Europe/Russia and the Tawny in Africa/India.

      • Andrew

        Well, that’s fascinating! I’m not the falconer, so I’ll plead some ignorance.

  • carlcasino

    I was sure someone had figured out how to hide a drone in Feathers.

  • Andrew

    A little (semi-) serious info for those interested… There are cameras you can mount on a hawk’s back to transmit and/or record the action. Online videos are pretty cool, but since many hawks seem to auger in to get prey, take some dramamine first! The more useful one is tracking where the &%@&# your hawk flew off to instead of bagging the rabbit you tried to set him on. Also altimeters. Falconry is a really, really cool and ancient activity.

    • Jing.Schmidt

      It would be worth it if I could train an eagle to take my neighbor’s barking dog.

  • Jing.Schmidt

    As opposed to theater level or operational level falconry? If strategic level, will the Russians know about it?

  • Rick Veldman

    I was gonna order one…Thought it would compliment my 5 lb Yorkie…She likes to fly