Here are a couple stories we didn’t have time to write about this week — what with all the bin Laden stuff going on.

On another note, I’d like to personally thank Kit Up! readers for their support this week. We had an absolutely huge week and more than tripled our usual daily traffic on Monday with all the bin Laden gouge.

Soldier Systems Daily Owns Warrior West

Our friends at Soldier Systems blog had some good coverage of the gear from vendors at the ADS-sponsored Warrior Expo in San Diego. Ops-Core helmets, Vertx softshells and LBT vests galore!

Picking the Perfect Defensive Pistol

The Firearms blog explores the oft-debated question on size, weight, caliber, operating system and brand in this latest effort to come up with the best hand-banger.

A better Way to Load Your Mag

David Crane at Defense Review shows us a new product that takes the blood-blister-inducing pain out of jacking 30 rounds into each of tour AR magazines.

Monkeying with the 5.11 Rush Moab 6

The maniacs at MilSpecMonkey throw some bananas into a new tactical pack and toss it from the trees in their comprehensive review of 5.11’s new assault pack.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Petty Officer 2nd Class Edwin Sharpe, explosive ordnance disposal technician, rests in a hammock he has set up in the cabin of a U.S. Air Force C-130 airplane while traveling with members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 on their way to a diving assignment in Afghanistan. Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, along with members of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, coalition forces and Afghan national security forces, are participating in Operation Hero Recovery, attempting to recover the body of U.S. Army Sgt. Brandon Islip in the Bala Murgahab River.]

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