Military

The AR-15 is a versatile platform, allowing shooters to tweak and customize its design to best suit their needs and budget. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) While we’d all love to have the resources to piece out AR-15 builds without thinking of price, for most of us that’s not a possibility. Welcome to the budget build. The
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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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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 Halbert/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 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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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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Drone Shield’s non-lethal Drone Gun Tactical weighs 15-pounds and runs for a half-hour, but can zap drones in four frequencies (Photos: Drone Shield) While a good shotgun may be more gratifying, a Virginia-based company is marketing a new and improved directed-energy weapon aimed at snuffing wayward quadcopters and the like. Drone Shield’s non-lethal Drone Gun
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