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Vertx® Announces Expansion to the RECON Line of Uniforms

Vertx® , a premier tactical and outdoor brand of apparel and gear, is pleased to announce the release of new solid colors to the RECON line of uniforms. The RECON line consists of 3 elements- the RECON Garrison Shirt, the … Continue reading

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MEET THE STEINER INTEGRATED COMBAT SIGHT (ICS)

Developed by Steiner as part of the NATO “Soldier of the Future” program, the ICS uses an integrated laser rangefinder and automatic ballistic calculator to quickly provide the correct aim point, regardless of distance. The ICS is a medium to … Continue reading

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HARRIS PUBLICATIONS IS DISCONTINUING OPERATIONS

We got word from our colleagues in New York that Harris Publications is discontinuing operations citing the deleterious effect digital media has had on the printed press. The 39 year old publication was clearly, in all of our minds, the … Continue reading

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Gear Review: CRKT CLEVER GIRL

We had the pleasure to review a new addition to CRKT’s Forged by War series marketed as Clever Girl. Its designer, Austin McGlaun, is a U.S. Army Iraq veteran with a flair for what I’ll call “intimidating” designs. Clever Girl … Continue reading

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Spyderco’s Reverse – A Unique Craig Douglas and Michael Janich Compromise

Where some knives lend themselves to specific combat styles, Spyderco’s Reverse is very much style agnostic. This is a fighting knife with a totally cool twist. A collaboration between Craig Douglas and Michael Janich, two trainers and marshal artists with … Continue reading

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Combat Flip Flops, You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up Next.

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Services May Lower Standards To Qualify More Women For Ground Combat.

The private sector has been employing the concept of “validation” in making employment decisions for well over 25 years; the process is most evident in highly unionized organizations. In a “nutshell” validation means this: when assessing an applicant’s qualifications, for … Continue reading

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Admiral William McRaven Clarifies USSOCOM’s Position On Women In Direct Combat Roles.

We’ve recently seen the Secretary of Defense rescind the the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule. The rule became SOP on October of 1994 but there’s been some confusion, mostly from individuals that haven’t read it, regarding limiting … Continue reading

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Extrema Ratio Introduces A Single-Edge Version Of Its Pugio Combat Dagger.

Extrema Ratio introduced the Pugio Combat Dagger in 2011; today it can be seen as part of many-a-kit in Afghanistan. The knife was an instant success because of its classic dagger design and nothing excels more than a dagger when … Continue reading

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Not The Safe Queen

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RIA Novosti Discloses Ukranian Combat Dolphin Program

This past Thursday RIA Novosti reported that the Ukrainian navy has restarted training combat dolphins. The highly intelligent marine mammals will undergo counter-combat swimmer and mine detection training, according to an undisclosed military source in the Ukrainian naval port of … Continue reading

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Why The Emphasis On Ammunition Awareness?

By: Sal Palma I have a very interesting question from a reader in the U.K. wanting to know why I placed so much emphasis on ammunition awareness. I blogged an article on the AK-47, “Modernization of the AK47”; as part … Continue reading

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Extrema Ratio Introduces the 39-09 Combat.

The 39-09 Combat is a slightly shorter, 160 mm,  version of the 39-09 Operativo, which traces its origins back to World War I. The U.S. version of the Combat features a flat ground blade with a plain edge and very nicely executed serrations just … Continue reading

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Extrema Ratio Introduces A Compact Version Of Its Legendary Col. Moschin Combat Knife

Prato, Italy – Extrema Ratio announced the release of the compact version of its legendary Col. Moschin combat knife. The Col. Moschin was commissioned and officially adopted in 2002 by the Ninth Rgt. Incursori “Col. Moschin.” The Compact Col. Moschin has a blade length of … Continue reading

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