Special Operations






Glock 19 pistol. Photo: Glock.

Army Chief May Choose SOF Pistol over MHS

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley is looking for ways to abandon the service’s Modular Handgun System effort, including trying to buy Glock 19s…




Members of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade were the first to test the new female body armor in 2012. The equiment was named one of Time Magazine's best inventions of 2012, in Afghanistan. (US Army photo)

Sizing up Gear for Women in Combat

Last week, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that military combat jobs will be opened to female troops. The decision means qualified women will be…


(Photo EOTech)

On Poor Decisions and Defective Rifle Sights

If you haven’t already, check out my colleague Matthew Cox’s story about how the parent company of optic-maker EOTech agreed to settle a lawsuit that…


A 101st Airborne Division soldier fires a Sig Sauer pistol during weapons training May 29, 2015 at Tactical Base Gamberi in eastern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Charlie Emmons)

Let Soldiers Buy Pistols Like Shades: Lawmaker

Sen. John McCain, a longtime congressional critic of the Pentagon’s troubled acquisition programs, is turning his scrutiny to the Army’s effort to find a replacement…






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Spyderco’s Wicked Little Hawk

Spyderco came out with this little hawk earlier this year. I spotted it at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference last week. The SzaboHawk, designed by…