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.
After Year-Long Delay, Soldiers to Get New Night-Vision Gear
A top U.S. Army Futures Command leader told Congress the service will field its new, binocular-style night-vision goggles.
Army Getting Ready to Choose M249 SAW and M4 Carbine Replacements
The Army will begin fielding the 6.8mm weapons that will replace M249 squad automatic weapons and M4/M4A1 carbines in 2021.
Sig Sauer Honors Navy SEAL Hero With Epic Commemorative Pistol
The maker of the Army's new Modular Handgun System presented Britt Slabinski with a special-edition MK25 pistol.
Sailors Will No Longer Need 12 Years of Good Conduct to Sport Gold Stripes
The Navy is rescinding its tradition requiring sailors to have 12 years of blemish-free conduct to rate gold stripes.
Backpack-Sized Robots on Their Way to Army Units
The U.S. Army recently awarded QinetiQ North America a contract worth up to $152 million for special robots.
Army to Issue Latest Armored Groin Protection to Paratroopers
Soldiers at Fort Bragg will soon receive the Army's latest attempt at armor protection for the genitals and groin area.
Air Force Begins Fielding New Army Handgun to Security Forces
The Air Force recently began fielding the compact version of the Army's new Modular Handgun System to its security forces.
Army's New Lightweight Body Armor Plates Could Feature 'Shooter's Cut'
The Army is close to approving a lightweight body armor plate with a "shooter's cut" to provide greater mobility in combat.
Army's New Helmet Offers Greater Protection, Rails for Mounting Lights
U.S. Army officials will soon begin fielding a new combat helmet designed to give soldiers 100 percent greater protection.
Soldier Gets Back Battered Helmet That Saved His Life During Insider Attack
The bullet tore a large hole in the ballistic material, but the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) stopped the round.
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.