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Afghan army adopts new camo

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The Afghan National Army has adopted a new camouflage combat uniform recently, called “Afghan Forest”. Allegedly President Karzai requested the new Afghan uniform to look similar to the US ACU, the new Afghan uniform has a normal shirt-style collar however. The new uniform features a different coloration of the pec4ce Forest camo pattern from HyperStealth Biotechnology Corporation out of Canada. So why not choose a desert colored camo which seems more logical for the Afghan terrain? Well Afghan National Army wanted a color that was not “desert” so that their soldiers were easier to distinguish from the various foreign troops operating currently in Afghanistan.

Rumor: HK MR223 coming to the US in 2010

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The HK MR223 was first introduced in Germany last year, well rumor has it that it will finally be released in the United States after the SHOT show. A few ATF issues are cited as the reason for the importation delay. What we do know however, is that the US spec HK MR223 will not feature an offset rear take down that is found on the European spec models. So what does this mean? Users in the US will be able to use HK416 uppers with any Mil-Spec lower receiver.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 sneak peak

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With the success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Activision is said to be rushing to develop Modern Warfare 3, here is the exclusive clip of the new game.

OK, maybe not, but it sure was funny!

“Infinity Ward is also developing a version of the game for the Wii which will come packaged with a 17 pound controller shaped like an M249 machine gun that you must carry at all times but cannot fire without explicit orders.”

Comedy gold!

Tactical M1 Thompson

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OK this isn’t really a new tactical tommy gun from Auto Ordnance, although I wish it was, it’s just one of the many guns you can create yourself on PimpMyGun. The web-app makes all your gun fantasies come true as you accessorize your firearms with all the goodies you wished you had. After you save your work of art you can show it off on blogs, forums social sites etc. Dear Auto Ordannce, please make this Thompson!

Sig .22 pistol conversion kit sale

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Sig Sauer has just announced that their .22LR Rimfire Conversion Kits are on sale starting today until December 8th, 2009. They’ll be going for $249 down from $375, so if you have a Sig Sauer P220, P226, or P228/P229 then this is an awesome deal. It installs just as easily as other .22LR conversion kits as it just replaced the factory slide and magazine. The kit comes with adjustable target sights and will extend your shooting time at the range by a good amount, as ammo is still pretty darn hard to find these days.

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M4 is the weapon of choice for terrorist

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Here is some interesting news, not the fact that terrorist were trying to acquire weapons in the United States, but that they attempted to get their hands on 10,000 M4 Carbines. A recent PR from the Justice Department said that Dani Nemr Tarraf tried to actuire FIM-92 Stinger missiles and M4 Carbines in Philadelphia. How much for all of these? Only $20,000 is what he was going to pay an under cover agent. Looks like even terrorist are updating from their old AK’s to the M4.

Remington to release their own 1911

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Here’s some interesting news in the gun world, Remington who are known for their high-quality rifles and shotguns will be entering the handgun market. The Shooting Wire reported on the news regarding an internal Remington memorandum. Remington will apparently be releasing their own 1911, which seems to be in every pistol makers lineup these days, as well as on every other gun related magazine’s cover. I am a fan of the 1911 so seeing a new one entering the market will be interesting.

FN SCAR 17S confirmed for 2010 release

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The semi-auto FN SCAR 17S chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win.) was due out this year, but was put on hold. Well it looks like FN-USA has confirmed that the new SCAR 17S will be available in 2010. Below is the official news fron FN-USA.

How-to build your own sentry gun

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If you’ve played the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game online then you know how badass a sentry gun is, they can take out the entire enemy team all by themselves. Well the folks over at Weapons Grade have put together this DIY to build a completely automatic and autonomous sentry gun. Its seems straight out of the Terminator but it’s actually quite doable. The instructions on everything from the firing mechanism to the open source control software for the sentry are all available online at the sit below. A video below shows the sentry in action, minus a gun attached to it. I’d totally build on, and attach a Nerf dart-shooting gattling gun to it.

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