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.>
Pentagon Taps Sig Sauer to Supply Special Ops Units with New Rifle Scope
The Pentagon has selected Sig Sauer's rifle scope and scope mount to for use by U.S. special operations forces.
The Military Has Begun Issuing Sneakers to Recruits at Boot Camp
The DoD's Defense Logistics Agency has begun delivering athletic shoes made by three American manufacturers to the services.
Magpul Unveils New 7.62mm High-Capacity Drum Magazine
Magpul Industries Corp. has introduced a new 7.62mm version of its high-capacity polymer drum magazine.
Smith & Wesson Unveils New Customized .38 Snub-Nosed Revolver
The new Model 442 is a lightweight, J-frame revolver that features a popular internal hammer design.
Army to Test New Combat Boot Designs from 3 Makers
U.S. Army footwear experts have begun field-testing a handful of new combat boot designs.
'We Are Coming:' Blackwater Founder to Explain Cryptic Message at SHOT Show
It appears the new ammo company wants to prolong the suspense.
New Dress Blues in 2019? Not Just Yet, Air Force Says
Aside from the new combat uniform, the U.S. Air Force may not get any additional uniforms this year.
Thousands of Soldiers Sign Up to Game on Army Esports Team
Recruiting officials are screening more than 4,000 applications f who hope to be chosen to play video games for the Army.
Glock Unveils New Slimline Pistols for Better Concealed Carry
Glock Inc. has introduced two single-stack magazine pistols designed for concealed carry, just in time for SHOT Show 2019.
Current Uniform Patches OK for Air Force OCP -- for Now
The service said patches normally worn day-to-day are authorized until the new mandatory brown subdued patches are available.
Firm to Unveil New Shotgun Forend/Tactical Light Combo at SHOT Show
The firm's EX Performance Tactical Light Forend is designed to fit on the Remington 870 12-gauge and on some Mossberg models.
Army to Seek Prototypes for M4/M249 SAW Replacements in Early 2019
The service intends to have companies develop prototypes of both the rifle and auto rifle versions of the NGSW.
Soldiers Tell Industry What They Want from Exoskeleton Technology
The U.S. Army is stepping up efforts to develop soldier-worn exoskeletons designed to relieve burdensome weight.
Marines Tap Four Firms to Help with New Lightweight Targeting System
Four firms have been chosen to help develop a handheld targeting system that would assist Marines in firing more effectively.
New Patches, Unit Insignia Out for Army Futures Command Soldiers
The Army Futures Command was created last August and charged with leading the Army's 10-year modernization effort.
Army Honors Big Red One with Army-Navy Game Uniforms
West Point commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I's end with 1st Infantry Division uniforms.
Air Force Issues Guidelines for Operational Camouflage Uniform Patches
Unit patches for the new Operational Camouflage Uniform will be limited to just four colors, Air Force officials said.
Marine Corps Opens Competition for Lighter Body Armor Plates
The new plates will be fielded in addition to the enhanced small arms protective insert (ESAPI) plates now in use.
Here's How to Prep for the Army's New Fitness Test
The Army launched a site to help in preparation for the new fitness test next year.