Kit Up is a military gear blog that reports on the changes -- both good and bad -- to combat gear, including guns, magazines, packs, knives and other essential kit. Our focus is on the weapons, ammunition and equipment that U.S. Army and Marine Corps infantry and U.S. Special Operations forces carry into the fight.>
How to Get a Historic M1 Rifle and Other Military Surplus Weapons
The Civilian Marksmanship Program may have what you're looking for.
Army to Test Out Lighter Body Armor Plates This Year
The Army's multi-component Soldier Protection System body armor features hard-armor plates designed to stop rifle rounds.
Pentagon Says Design Fixes Improve Reliability in New Army Service Pistol
Design tweaks to the Army Modular Handgun System have improved the new pistol's reliability when firing 9mm ball ammunition.
Gun Maker Calls Marines 'Crayon Eaters' in Viral Facebook Post
Marines love H&K's rifles, but do they love the company's sense of humor too?
Here's How Much Has Been Made from the Sale of Surplus M1 Rifles to Civilians
The Civilian Marksmanship Program sells M1 rifles, many of which were used in World War II and the Korean War.
Army's Next-Gen Squad Weapon to Feature Deadly Accurate Fire Control
The NGSW's digital fire control system could be revolutionary to infantry squad tactics, an official says.
New York’s State Volunteer Defense Force to Get OCP Uniforms
The Army, the Air force and the National Guard soon won't be the only ones sporting the Operational Camouflage Uniform.
Remington, Mossberg Fashion New Pistols Designed for Female Shooters
Remington and Mossberg showed off compact pistols at SHOT Show 2019 catering to female shooters and those with small hands.
A Few Hundred Soldiers Could Get Their Army Greens This Month
The sergeant major of the Army revealed new details about the planned uniform.
Israeli Firm Unveils Smartphone-Style Digital Rifle Sight
An Israeli company unveiled its next-generation digital rifle sight, designed to work more like a smartphone.
FightLite Shows Off Belt-Fed AR-Style Uppers at SHOT Show 2019
The MCR is a version of the older ARES Shrike, a belt-fed 5.56mm AR-style light machine gun.
CamelBak Unveils New Pack, Redesigns Two Favorites for 2019
CamelBak showed off its new tactical line of packs at SHOT Show 2019, including a new, one-day assault pack.
Remington, Mossberg Unveil Standout Shotguns at SHOT 2019
Both Remington and Mossberg unveiled scatterguns worth mentioning at SHOT Show this year.
Daniel Defense Unveils First Customized Bolt Gun at SHOT 2019
Daniel Defense -- a well-known AR manufacturer -- recently made its first foray into the world of bolt-action rifles.
SureFire's Newest Weapon Light/Laser Is Designed for Operators
SureFire LLC unveiled its latest weapon light/laser device at SHOT Show, which it developed for special operations shooters.
Winchester Unveils New Round that Outperforms the .300 Blackout
It will work in a variety of platforms, from bolt action to AR-style rifles.
Sig Sauer Shows Off its Potent New Rattler Chambered for 5.56mm
Sig Sauer is now offering a powerful 5.56mm version of its popular, ultra-compact Rattler personal defense weapon.
Brownells Shows off its Newest Retro Rifles at SHOT Show 2019
At SHOT Show 2019's range day on Monday, Brownells showed off its newest Retro Rifle, which is based on the AR-15.
United Defense Unveils Distinctive-Looking AK Hybrids at SHOT Show
Firearms enthusiasts lined up to shoot United Defense's hybrid AKs, which feature an unfinished, bare-metal profile.
Sig Sauer Live-Fires its Hard-Hitting New Ultra-Light Machine Gun
It's similar to the gun Sig is developing as a candidate to replace the Army's M249 squad automatic weapon.