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Weekend Debrief: 6/18/11

Here are some stories we didn't write about from the week that was...

A Soldier from Task Force Redhorse in Afghanistan takes a rifle hit right in the head and gets back up. Not sure if it was an Enhance Combat Helmet (probably not) but this is clear evidence that a helmet can take a hit from an AK and not cause so much head trauma the victim's brain is Jell-O.

Special Weapons takes us through a few options on how to shorten your AR into a bantam-weight bad@$$

Our friends at the Gear Scout took the SKD Pig Rig plate carrier for a long-term test drive and liked it a lot. Stay tuned for Kit Up!'s review of the Tyr Tactical Pico Plate Carrier sometime next week.

Make sure to check out this video from BBC on the UK's EOD techs. Kit Up! has enormous respect for US bomb disposal teams and this video series shows clearly how dangerous our friends from across the pond are seeing it.


[Photo: A Hungarian Special Forces medic, standing, evaluates a multinational team of Romanian, Latvian and Croatian SOF medics as they prepare to move a simulated casualty to safety as part of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course held in Udbina, Croatia. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Donald Sparks, SOCEUR Public Affairs Officer – photo approved for public release by Master Sgt. Donald Sparks, SOCEUR PAO)]

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