Kit Up Week in Review (WiR) with Brandon Webb

Wow, what a crazy HELLISH week.  I’ve been out at Ft. Bragg visiting some old friends and am on my way back to San Diego as you’re reading this.

Most of you have noticed by now that we’re doing things a bit differently on Kit Up. We still have a few new things that are coming down the pipe, but rest assured that we will continue to give you hard core reviews of the best Kit out there.

We are looking forward to having a great SHOT show this year and will have all hands on deck at this years show. Let us know what you want to see at the show and we’ll track it down.

The team is designing a new logo for us, so look for that coming soon.  You guys will have a say in helping us choose the final designs once we have some options back from the design team.  Once that happens, we’ll make up some cool shirts and be sure to have some giveaways.

Please remember to use the new Kit Up Fireteam page to drop us a line on any gear or weapon ideas you would like us to review.  We listen, trust me.

Bill, Dave, Jack and I have decided to give you some regular monthly content on the following topics:

  • Gun of the Month: recognizing that publications like Harris (Guns & Ammo) do not write balanced reviews (most content is just to keep their advertisers happy), me and the team are going to start featuring different weapon reviews each month.  If you want to see something on here, just let us know.
  • Knife of the Month: for the same reasons as above.
  • Book of the Month: We are going to start reviewing and featuring our favorite military related books. Past, current and future releases.
  • Video Game Reviews: Expect to see more game reviews and critique on tactical realism (e.g. did the publisher get it right)  Also look for game giveaways.
  • Current Events-Please let me know if you would like us to provide our feedback on Military Hot Spots.  We are considering more of this.
  • Opinion piece-We feature your opinion on what’s happening. Have a cool post with pics? Send it in via the Fireteam page and we’ll take a look and maybe post it up for everyone to see.
  • Zombie & Biological Warfare with special guest Pat Kilbane.  Pat is Kit Up’s resident Zombie expert.  He’s a comedian, former Mad TV actor and co-author of the Brain Eaters Bible.

Comparison courtesy of Javier Martinez. A signed copy of my book 21st Century Sniper for the first person (not you Javier) that can guess the unit on the right side.

My main goal at Kit Up is to give you original content and reviews on the best/newest kit out there.  Then we sprinkle in a little extra military related topics to keep it interesting. Kit Up represents a very unique perspective on the net.  Our guys have been down range and know what works and what doesn’t.  We know how it feels to live off of MRE’s for 6 months.  We know how crappy it feels to drive by a pile of garbage on the side of the road waiting for the coming BOOM of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)!  And most importantly, as end users, we know gear, guns and have a thing or two to say about things.

The contributors and I love writing for Kit Up, and I would like to personally thank all of you for your continued support.


16 Comments on "Kit Up Week in Review (WiR) with Brandon Webb"

  1. Sounds fun Hope you wont bash guns on there make or age. But keep any predicting on a guns selection for use down tell us on how it shoots and its worth to a personal user. Hope can review historical weapons as well love history too.

  2. You bet Lance!

  3. Tuukka Jokinen | November 18, 2011 at 2:08 am | Reply

    Foxtrot platoon, ST-1


    Tuukka Jokinen

  4. Tuukka Jokinen | November 18, 2011 at 2:36 am | Reply


    You posted about the Danish Frømandskorpset earlier, did the snipers last name start with a T?

    If so, I ran into him in Germany a few years back.



  5. Reading KIT-UP is how I start my day off over here in Afghanistan. I am stuck on the FOB as a contractor but I still love reading about the new gear, news and stories from past fights. Thank god yall do not have it set up to buy an item straight from the website or else my wife would divorce me for spending all our money on the new gear you review. I look forward to reading the new articles you and your guys are pushing out.


  6. Oorah, Brandon! Thanks for taking the time to keep this going in the right direction! Also, I sent over an e-mail. Give me a call, I've got some stands for you.

  7. Well this is good news and i am glad to see it put out by for the direction they are taking. Well done!

  8. Drop the Zombie angle. Seriously. Your content is what makes this site great. Kit up is not a bubble gum forum and the recent deluge of mindless product placement attempts from the likes of
    Hornady <a href="http://(” target=”_blank”>(
    Gerber <a href="http://(” target=”_blank”>(
    Brownells <a href="http://(” target=”_blank”>(
    and others is what has driven me to Kit UP. Real individuals with practical real world experience discussing gear that works in the real world, not fantasy contaminated marketing.

    The CNBC angle would be a nice move- pandemics, epidemics and exposure to hazmat are everyday realities for and would provide insight into a uncovered topic. Great place to start with this would be with the gasmask and its perceived "need" as well as the changes to current kit in response to actual use.

  9. Sounds good, keep it up.

  10. I would like to say Thank you to you and your team. I truly enjoy reading y'all's excerpts and expect many more!

  11. South Florida Airsof | November 18, 2011 at 7:10 am | Reply

    Been really enjoying the articles here on Kit Up. Between the gear and info from around the world, its a great source of info. Looking forward to the changes and the new articles. Thanks for your hard work Brandon.

  12. Mark-
    Give it a chance. No advertisers related to zombies, I promise. -BW

  13. Hey Brandon,

    A topic that deserves better coverage that is some serious consideration/cash/consequences is optics. They are usually more expensive than the gun and don't get nearly the coverage that the firearms themselves do. Tips, details and, for me anyways, durability reports on optics would be much appreciated.


  14. How about a section like has where you rate various weapons and gear as must buys, strongly recommended, highly recommended, meh, not recommended and so on? Post these with their links to say amazon or wherever as well.

  15. I'm gonna guess SEAL Team 3 for the picture comparison.

  16. Echo Platoon, ST3

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.