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.
Trijicon’s New Handheld Range-Finder Will Map the Wind for Extreme Accuracy
The Trijicon Ventus is the world's first handheld device with advanced wind mapping and wind detection.
Federal Ammunition Unveils New Deep-Penetrating .380 Hollow Point Ammo
At SHOT Show next week, Federal Ammunition will display its new expanding .380 auto ammunition.
Army Picks Ammunition Maker for Its New Sniper Rifle
In a $10 million deal, Sig will manufacture the MK 248 MOD 1 and MOD 0 .300 Win Mag ammunition.
This Wearable Device Could Replace Sand Tables for Soldiers
he Microsoft-based Integrated Visual Augmentation System will allow infantrymen to view 3D models of an attack objective.
Sig Sauer Unveils Civilian Version of Army's M18 Modular Handgun System
Sig Sauer Inc. just released the civilian version of the U.S. Army's M18, the compact pistol that may be the most popular of...
Army OKs Brown Fleece Cap with Combat Uniform
Soldiers are now authorized to wear the coyote brown fleece cap while in combat uniform, if their commander approves it.
Beards Ashore: Navy's Personnel Boss Says He's Open to Considering Them in Future
The Navy's top personnel leaders said Tuesday that they're open to considering allowing sailors to sport beards.
Sig Sauer Ahead of Schedule on Delivering New Handgun to the Army
Approaching the program's third anniversary, officials say the company is exceeding performance standards and requirements.
Improved Uniforms Coming Soon for Female Security Forces Airmen
Female Security Forces airmen will soon see new updates to the bulky uniforms they wear while guarding bases worldwide.
Army's Future Tactical Glasses Will Help Soldiers Tell Friend from Foe
They also allow a soldier to access tactical information without taking an eye off the battlefield.
Army Tests Out Drone that Can Fire Grenades into Enemy Hideouts
U.S. Army weapons officials are testing an experimental drone armed with a multi-shot, 40mm grenade launcher.
Army Evaluating Advanced Fire Control Optics to Help Non-Infantry Soldiers Shoot Better
The effort aims to help non-combat arms soldiers shoot more accurately against close-quarter and long-range enemy targets.
New Long-Range, Guided 84mm Munition for Carl-Gustaf Headed for DoD Tests in Spring
Saab and Raytheon will demonstrate next spring a new, precision-guided munition for the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle.
AM General Shows Off its Truck-Mounted 155mm Howitzer Nicknamed Brutus
AM General is working with the U.S. Army to fine-tune its new tactical truck-mounted 155mm cannon for fast-moving Stryker Bri...
Air National Guard, Reserve Troops Will Soon Be Able to Buy OCPs Online
Service members of any rank can now purchase their uniforms online via ShopMyExchange.com.
Army's New Service Pistol Getting Rave Reviews at the Range
Since its adoption in 2017, the MHS, made by Sig Sauer, has begun to replace the Army's Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol.
Soldiers Will Test New Flame-Resistant Wool Pullover this Winter
Hundreds of soldiers will test a new lightweight shift designed to keep soldiers dry and warm.
Bullpup or Belt-Fed? Prototypes for Army's Next-Gen Squad Weapons Finally Revealed
Three competing firms displayed their prototype 6.8mm rifles and automatic rifles at the 2019 AUSA conference.
Army Secretly Fields Lighter Helmet that Offers More Ballistic Protection
The Army recently fielded a small number of helmets that offer increased protection against high-performance sniper rounds.
Marines Will Soon Have Better-Fitting Maternity Uniforms and Nursing T-Shirts
The changes are expected to go into effect later this year.