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Rover: Wilson Combat’s New Fixed Blade Knife

The all new Rover fixed blade from Wilson Combat, designed by Bladesmith Scott McGhee, features three different grip color options. Wilson Combat has teamed up with journeyman Bladesmith Scott McGhee for its latest knife offering: The Rover fixed blade. McGhee is known for handcrafting rugged cutlery products that are both beautiful and functional. He specializes in creating high performance knives out of carbon tool steel and high quality stainless steels. All ...

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Hands On Beretta’s Next-Gen M9A3 Battle Pistol

The next generation of the combat-proven M9 is here! The M9A3 offers top performance with better ergonomics learned from over 30 years on the battlefield. For more than 30 years, the Beretta M9 has been America’s combat pistol of choice. It is a proven performer in humid jungles, arid desert heat or any other environment where our warriors go into harm’s way. As modern warfare has evolved in the past three ...

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Operator Axe: 5.11 Tactical’s Insane Functional Tactical Tool

If you think you’re acquainted with functionality, but you haven’t used 5.11 Tactical’s new Operator Axe, you might want to rethink your definition of “functionality.” Designed exclusively with Kyle Lamb of Viking Tactics, the VTAC Operator Axe is designed for almost every possible field task you can think of with a total of 24 tools and functions. The bearded axe features a hammer pry bar, wrench, sockets, metric and standard ...

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Spartan Pegasus: Soldiers Leap into Arctic Tundra for Alaska Training Exercise

A team of 150 paratroopers leapt into the Alaskan tundra north of the Arctic Circle for Spartan Pegasus 15. There’s cold, and then there’s cold. This story fits into the latter category. A team of paratroopers with U.S. Army Alaska’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division jumped into Alaska’s tundra north of the Arctic Circle, braving minus 30 degree temperatures and a wind chill factor of minus 56 degrees ...

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F.O.R.K. It: TOPS Knives’ New Multi-Tool Is Unreal

The fixed-blade F.O.R.K. It multi-tool from TOPS Knives is made with a 1095 high carbon blade and even features a bottle opener. As far as blades go, TOPS Knives is one of the most creative manufacturers in the industry — the company’s new F.O.R.K. It multi-tool just proves that sentiment. With the help of Leo Espinoza, the F.O.R.K. It was designed with several different uses in mind. According to TOPS Knives: ...

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The Beretta APX Pistol Is 2017’s New Duty Gun

Built to ‘win the fight,’ the Beretta APX pistol is a full-size duty gun designed for when tactical operators need it most. Beretta hosted its second Tactical Summit Feb. 14 and 15 at the O’Gara Training Center in Virginia, where industry insiders got an exclusive look at the Beretta APX. The APX was the centerpiece of the Beretta Tactical Summit 2.0 and for good reason, as it represents a refocusing of Beretta’s ...

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Damascus Steel – A Beginner’s Guide

The word “Damascus” goes back to medieval western cultures and refers to an earlier style of craftsmanship that first emerged in India around 300 B.C. This craftsmanship was prolific at the time, and was likely named for the region that made it famous. Around that time, Arab culture introduced Wootz steel to the Syrian city of Damascus where the material led to a thriving industry in weaponry. Damascus imported Wootz steel ...

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How the AK-47 Rewrote the Rules of Modern Warfare

THE COMPACT AUTOMATIC rifle that Stalin’s engineers unveiled in 1947 didn’t look like much of a gun. The result of a secret design contest, its components were simple, inelegant, workmanlike. Its ammunition lacked the stopping power of other rifle cartridges. Its barrel was too short to achieve the range of standard infantry rifles. When the Pentagon finally got its hands on a few of the weapons in the 1950s, officials ...

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Trump blames military for SEAL’s death

In the Trump administration, the buck apparently stops anywhere but the Oval Office. President Trump on Tuesday blamed the military for the death of Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL who was killed in a Jan. 29 botched raid on Islamic terrorists in Yemen. During an interview on “Fox ‘n’ Friends,” the commander-in-chief repeatedly said “they” — meaning the military — were at fault for the death ...

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The Karambit Knife: What Is It?

Karambits are cool, right? It seems like everyone loves them, but for some reason there doesn’t seem to be a lot of content out there about them. Why? We think it’s because they can be a bit intimidating to look at or ask about. So what the heck is a karambit, and why do people use them? Well, let’s talk about it. The karambit finds its roots in 11th century ...

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