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Gerber Gear Boasts Balls of Steel

Gerber Gear is proud of its new balls of steel. The balls of steel Gerber officials refer to are those of Gerber’s B.O.S.S. Tech –…


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TOPS Viking Axe Now Available

Tomahawks, hatches and handaxes are often a point of contention among the tactically-minded. Some dismiss them as a useless affectation. Others view them as a…


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Reeder Stepping Down from Kit Up

I wanted to take a minute to let you know that I’m stepping down as an Associate Editor for Kit Up. It’s been a great…




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Redstone Arsenal Develops Improved Armor for Helos

Army airframes will soon be receiving improved, lighter ballistic protection, according to Redstone Arsenal,. Developed by the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering…



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MilSpec Monkey Ventures into Pack Design

“The Monkey” has announced his first pack design – the “Adapt Pack.” Based on the Tactical Tailor Removable Operator Pack (ROP), MSM (MilSpec Monkey) made…


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Microtec Builds a New Polymer Magazine

  Microtech Defense Industries (MDI) will be releasing a new entry to the polymer rifle magazine market in the next two months.  MDI’s parent company…



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SORD Offers Light Field Anorak

Australia’s Special Operations Research & Development (SORD) is offering a few more of their Light Field Anoraks (LFA) for commercial purchase. This is usually a military/government…





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Review: 5.11’s Overwatch Carryon Duffel

5.11 Tactical has an unlikely but effective new bag that somehow manages to combine tactical and traveler without appearing foolish.  It’s called the Overwatch Carryon….





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Dragging Iron, Debating Holsters

Despite 12 years of continuous combat experience and significant advances in material, design and manufacture technology, the military’s holster selection process and guidance on wear…