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KitUp! – MagGrips

Friday, April 27th, 2012


KitUp! had a cool story yesterday on MagGrips LLC which is a company that manufactures die cut grip kits for magazines and weapon systems (like the 30 round Magpul 2nd generation PMAG). The whole idea is to bring custom stippling to the recessed spaces on magazines (or on a weapon). Since, they are die cut they fit perfectly and offer a great look as well as grip.

Read all about it at kitup.military.com.

Modern Pouches for the M1 Garand

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

My friend Matt Cox posted a great article over at KitUp! on Olongapo Outfitters’ modern pouches for the M1 Garand’s clips.

If you’re a fan of the Garand, check it out.

kitup.military.com/2012/03/modern-ammo-pouches-m1-garand.html

Hex Fluted Barrels

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Military.com’s KitUp! had an interesting article today on Legion Firearms‘ proprietary Hex Fluted barrels. If you are at all interested in the technology, go check out the article.

kitup.military.com

KitUp! Updates Their Look

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

KitUp! has been around for quite some time but it hasn’t had a facelift for awhile either. Check out their new look…

In case you’ve forgotten, this is what they looked like a scant 24 hours ago…

Lookin’ Good! See you at SHOT!

kitup.military.com

KitUp! Discusses Stolen Valor

Monday, November 14th, 2011

My friend Brandon Webb at KitUp! discuss the Stolen Valor issue and Retired SEAL and Tidewater local Don Shipley’s efforts to uncover the fakers. Unfortunately, this issue goes even deeper than these extreme cases. Somewhere between the guys who never served a day in their life, yet wears the trappings of a hero and the guy at the VFW who did serve but wants to embellish how many Viet Cong he killed barehanded lies an entirely different breed of predator who uses innuendo to imply that they are something more than the truth. Sure, they served, but they bilk the unknowing using some well placed comments and ingratiate themselves with the real deal in order to establish bonafides by association. Fortunately, the more they play their game, the easier it becomes to unmask them for what they truly are. In this day and age it’s hard to hide a fake for long.

Read about some of the most blatant here – kitup.military.com/2011/11/stolen-valor-exposed

KitUp!’s Interview With Former SEAL Jake Zweig

Monday, October 31st, 2011

On Saturday evening, KitUp! Editor Brandon Webb gave readers an opportunity to go one-on-one with Former SEAL and Annapolis grad Jake Zwieg regarding his controversial experience on the show “Top Shot.” I guess it would be proper to say once a SEAL always a SEAL but Jake Zweig is no longer in active service so we’ll leave it as former SEAL.

At any rate, they were kind enough to archive the experience and this is a MUST read if you are a fan of the show or just want to hear about Jake Zwieg’s life outlook.

I have to tell you, I don’t hate the guy. Read it and you be the judge.

kitup.military.com

Up-Armored Knives Gets Another Look

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Over at KitUp!, the Mad Duo did a write up on the Up-Armored Knives Menace Fighter in their “Team Six” pattern. We first learned of Up-Armored from Tactical Fanboy and really like them. It’s definitely worth checking out.

KitUp.military.com

Stuff Like This Makes It Hard To Justify The Defense Budget

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Yesterday, I was surprised that the Army PAO released yet another story on their Tyr Tactical MICO knockoff now dubbed the “Ironmanan” by the Army after a rebranding effort to sex it up. But, this time they make it sound like the Iowa Army National Guard developed the product instead of Natick. It was somehow missed by the main stream media last time but this time it hit big. Let’s spread the word and let everyone know that the Army spent money building something that already existed.

Is there some fat that needs to be cut in the defense budget? Definitely. After reading this story, I’d say we can come up with a few nominees. So let’s do that. In the comments section, tell us about Fraud Waste & Abuse. This story was originally broken by Military.Com’s KitUp! in July.

Source: SSD 7 July 2011

The Army developed he “new” High-Capacity Ammunition Carriage System in 45 days for use by troops in Operation Enduring Freedom. As soon as I saw it I raised an eyebrow. Unfortunately, it already existed in the form of the MICO from Tyr Tactical. The MICO was developed on Tyr’s own dime and debuted about a year ago. If time was of the essence, it sounds like the Army wasted 45 days to redevelop a commercial product that already existed.

Since we haven’t actually seen the High-Capacity Ammunition Carriage System, it might work entirely differently from the MICO. For instance the MICO uses a dedicated frame while the Government model attaches to a Down East frame. However, conceptually, they work the same way. Granted, it’s been done before to varying degrees of success, but something had to inspire the idea. We have been at war for nine years and no one asked for this until now? Was there at the very least some outside inspiration? Take a look at both versions and you be the judge.

But then again, maybe they were just inspired by Hollywood.

Naw…I’m not buying it either. If anyone in Government ever questions why Industry has animosity toward them, this might just be a good place to start.

Good on Kit Up! for breaking this story.

KitUp! Visits SFSC and SFARTAETC

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Our friend Christian Lowe was given unprecedented access to both the Special Forces Sniper Course (old SOTIC) as well as the Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance, Target Analysis, and Exploitation Techniques Course.

Be sure to check his video out.

kitup.military.com

KitUp! Attends M855A1 Shoot at Aberdeen

Friday, May 6th, 2011

While I was living it up in San Diego attending Warrior Expo West, my buddy at Military.com’s KitUp! had the opportunity to attend an Army sponsored demonstration at Aberdeen Proving Ground of the new 5.56 mm “Green” M855A1 round now finding its way into Operation Enduring Freedom.

Make sure you read the article and slides and then weigh in on the conversation.

kitup.military.com