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Bastinelli Creations has a vicious-looking little karambit if you are looking for a concealable, defensive blade.

“The Diagnostic is a tactical backup tool that will give you peace of mind during a close quarters encounter,” according to Knifecenter.com. “It features a 1.5″ blade made from N690C stainless steel with a ring hole for a rock solid grip.”

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Magpul has a new sight post upgrade for its MBUS Pro front-sight line that allows the shooter to choose between standard and match-level shooting.

“Featuring a rectangular cross-section, the MBUS Pro Enhanced Front Sight Post offers the user the option of a .040” Match profile for precision shooting or a standard .060” profile for visibility without changing posts,” Magpul officials maintain.

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SafeTacMag,LLC has developed an training magazine for M16s and M4s, specifically designed to fire blank ammo.

“During training exercises, blank ammunition often “jams,” causing the service rifle to malfunction. … The standard-issue magazine was never designed to fire blank ammunition,” according to a recent press release. “As everyone in uniform knows, the much shorter blank ammunition cartridges simply do not feed properly from the standard magazine into the service rifle. Our blank-fire magazines feed blanks into the service rifle seamlessly without causing jams.”

SafeTacMags require no modifications to the weapon and “makes training safer because it is simply impossible to load live rounds into our magazine,” according to the release.

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Trijicon just launched its new Miniature Rifle Optic or MRO – a red-dot sight that’s designed to significantly reduce the “tunnel vision” effect.

“With its large objective lens and shortened optical length, the MRO virtually eliminates the ‘tunnel vision’ or tube-effect common to so many red dot sights,” according to a August 13 press release. “The 2 MOA dot is bright and crisp, and is perfectly sized for fast target acquisition at CQB distance out to extended ranges.”

The MRO features eight brightness settings, including two that are night vision compatible, plus one extremely bright setting for use with lights or in very bright outdoor conditions. A single 2032 lithium battery will last for 5 years of continuous use, the release states.

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Crye Precision’s AVS 1000 Pack is starting to show up at your favorite gear sites. Crye unveiled it SHOT Show in January – Expensive, but like all Crye products, worth checking out.

“The AVS1000 Pack is a streamlined, lightweight assault pack designed to provide the user with a variety of access and attachment options,” according to Crye officials. “It can be configured as a standalone pack, a rear plate bag replacement, or attached directly to the plate carrier (virtually any vest) to allow quick access without redundant pack straps.”

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The Marine Corps may finally follow the U.S. Army and Special Operations Command with its plan to replace its M16s with M4 Carbines.

Marine officials recently announced the service wants to adopt the M4 Carbine to replace its beloved M16A4 for Marine infantry units, according to a source familiar with the effort.

The Army made the same decision in 2009 to replace its M16A4s with the M4. The lightweight weapon’s compact size makes it ideal working in tight quarters such as urban operations.

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FWS-I and ENVG III prototype

The Army’s latest weapons sight technology could be a significant breakthrough in how soldiers engage the enemy at night.

I filed a story about it today on Military.com.

In three years, the Army hopes to start fielding the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual, a new lightweight thermal weapon sight that is designed to communicate wirelessly with the service’s latest Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG).

Linking these two technologies creates a new capability called Rapid Target Acquisition, according to Lt. Col. Timothy Fuller, product manager for Soldier Maneuver Sensors at Fort Belvoir, Va.

The FWS-I mounts on the M4 carbine or the M249 squad automatic weapon. At the push of a button, a soldier can wirelessly transmit the FWS-I’s sight reticle into the wide display screen of the helmet-mounted ENVG III and quickly fire at the enemy target, Army officials said.

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