Military

The VKS by PepperBall is a non-lethal platform recently awarded a U.S. Army contract. (Photo: PepperBall) The U.S. Army awarded PepperBall a $650,000 contract for the company’s Variable Kinetic System, a non-lethal launcher that will grant troops non-lethal force protection while in the field. The award, announced Tuesday, is in support of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Joint
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Caracal USA launches a discounted pricing program for LE and military. (Photo: Caracal USA) Caracal USA announced it will now provide discounted pricing on Caracal guns and accessories to military, law enforcement and public service professionals through its new Caracal Officer Program. “Caracal USA is a strong supporter of America’s law enforcement, military, and public
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Without giving too many specifics, SureFire said, “The MasterFire performed as designed, validating the concept and fulfilling the requirement.” (Photo: SureFire) Fountain Valley, California-based SureFire says one of their new weapon light-interfacing MasterFire holsters have been used with success by military commandos. “Recently a US Special Operations team successfully conducted the first night combat jump
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The Colt 1851 Navy Revolver, the author’s favorite percussion revolver. (Photo: Terril James Herbert/Guns.com) In my Top 5 Percussion Revolvers, I listed the Colt 1851 Navy on top of that rather subjective list. Percussion revolvers and millennials don’t usually go together, but in my case I have owned and shot Colt Navy pistols more frequently
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The Department of State released a draft proposal this week easing export restrictions on firearms and ammunition. The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls finally unveiled the suggested amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on Monday, shifting oversight of commercial arms sales to the Commerce Department and its Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The
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The military of the Philippines had warehouses full of vintage M1 rifles. Getting them back to the U.S. was an epic struggle. The Garand Collector’s Association, which has been helping the Civilian Marksmanship Program inventory and classify a literal shipload of repatriated M1s, produced the above video chronicling the return to the states of some 
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Adam Jackson, founder of Edge AI, developed facial recognition software capable of detecting violent offenders before they enter a soft target. (Photo: Beacon Center of Tennessee) A military veteran in Tennessee wants to install groundbreaking facial recognition software at vulnerable targets to thwart potential attacks — except a state licensing board won’t let him, according
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A scout sniper candidate secures a strap to the current Marine scout sniper rifle, the M40A6. (Photo: Lance Cpl. Isabelo Tabanguil) Marine snipers will soon retire the M40A6 in favor of a new sniper rifle system, the Mk13 Mod 7. Marine spokesman Capt. Christopher Harrision confirmed to the Marine Corps Times on Monday that Marine
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The full-sized M17 vs. the more compact M18. The guns use the same interchangeable fire control unit and magazines– either flush-fit 17-round or 21-round extended mags. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) A report says the nation’s seagoing branch will go with the smaller version of the Army’s Modular Handgun System, the Sig M18, to replace legacy 9mm
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The gloves are double need top-stitched for dexterity and comfort. (Photo: Vertx) Gear and apparel maker, Vertx, has launched four new styles of tactical gloves designed for tactical professionals. The new gloves include the VaperCore Shooter, Rapid LT, FR Assaulter and FR Breacher models. Each of the variants boast articulated pre-curved fingers allowing for dexterity
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Bill Steorts, director of sales for Flags of Valor, assists customers at the 2018 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Christen Smith/Guns.com) It’s only been two years since the Steorts family launched a small woodworking shop in northern Virginia called Flags of Valor — and business is booming. Customers wrapped around the company’s booth
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