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Knifecenter is offering 40-percent price reduction on Cold Steel’s AK47 Field Knife.

Cold Steel came out with this fixed-blade version of its AK47 folding series earlier this year.

“When we decided to explore designs for a new multi-purpose fixed-blade field knife that would be suitable for military use, we kept coming back to the AK47,” Cold Steel officials maintain.

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Tacprogear recently announced that its new GEN 2 designs for the Spec-Ops Assault Pack (SAP) line are now available for purchase.

The redesigned SAP line comes in three sizes – SAP 1 (small), SAP 2 (medium) and SAP 3 (large).

The GEN 2 versions of these packs include several new features such as reinforced handle (SAP 1) or reinforced padded handle (SAP 2 and SAP 3), loop for ID patches and a new foam pad design in the back, according to a recent press release.

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Blue Force Gear has a belt-mounted version of its Ten-Speed magazine/multitool pouches that’s worth checking out.

“Whether worn at home on a duty belt, or under clothing for concealed carry, the Ten-Speed pouch securely holds single pistol magazine while allowing for immediate accessibility,” according to Blue Force Gear officials.

The pouch uses a hook and loop closure system to attach to belts or duty belts up to 2 inches in width.
The Ten-Speed pouch has no sharp edges or hard corners, making for comfortable all-day carry and allowing the pouch to lay flat when the mag is removed.

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Magpul’s Zhukov Handguard is designed to offer more options for AK shooters.

“The Zhukov Hand Guard casts aside traditional AK forearm shortcomings and offers an extended option for modern shooting techniques,” according to Magpul officials.

The Zhukov features an aluminum chassis for strength and heat dispersion, a comfortable injection molded exterior for superior ergonomics, and M-LOK slots for attaching accessories.

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Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn recently expressed his desire to lighten the soldier’s load during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier, according to Army officials.

PEO Soldier officials showed Allyn how they are providing soldiers with more lethal weapons, better protective gear and more capable equipment while also looking for ways to lighten soldier load during his June 23 visit.

Brig. Gen. Brian P. Cummings, commander of PEO Soldier, and his project and product managers briefed new programs and developments taking place, according to a recent Army press release.

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Tacprogear’s handy new Packable Shoulder Bag is now available.

In its full-size form, this shoulder-carried bag measures 16 inches long, 4 inches wide and 12 inches high. When not in use, it compresses down to 7.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and six inches high.

Weighing in at 3 ounces, the Packable Shoulder Bag “incorporates both practical organization and compartmentalization for the savvy traveler. Expanding quickly, this luxury packable delivers functionality when carrying a wide variety of “must haves” on the road,” according to a Tacprogear press release.

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An interesting little gadget from knife maker Andre De Villiers.

The bronze anodized titanium Tac Tool features an “index finger hole which locks it into the hand and allows for a very sharp and effective non-lethal self-defense option,” according to knifecenter.com. “It’s got a variety of hex wrench sizes (1/2″, 3/8″, 1/4″, 3/16″) built into the handle, a keyring hole, a bottle opener and a pocketclip.”

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