The latest Pentagon videos coming out of the exercise show A-10 pilots from the 25th Fighter Squadron gearing up for a flight wearing so-called “Saigon Cowboy” hats, popularized by the fighter jocks of yore.
Under everybody’s radar at this year’s Shooting, Hunting Outdoor trade show in Las Vegas, Colt quietly announced a revamp of its battle-tested M4 military rifle, introducing the new “CM5” rifle to the shooting public.
The Sig Sauer CROSS is a one-piece receiver design “that eliminates the need for bedding the action;” features a three-lug, 60-degree bolt (with an interchangeable bolt handle); a two-stage match trigger that’s adjustable from 2.5 to 4 pounds and ambi controls.
The notice targets the L2C holsters built for Sig Sauer’s P320 and the P250 but specifically outlines safety issues with using that holster for an M17 or M18 handgun — the Army’s new modular handgun that was built to replace the Beretta M9.
Back a few years ago, 5.11 made a sharp pivot away from the boxy cut of “uniform”-like tactical apparel and started to incorporate fit and features found in companies making high-end outdoor gear and kit for those at the pointy end of the spear.