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Tactical Tailor Fall Sale

The Veteran’s Day sales are concluded and it will be a little bit yet before the Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales start. So, Tactical Tailor will fill in the gap for you.


All Tactical Tailor products are now 30% off, effectively immediately, until next Friday (Nov. 21) at midnight.

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2 PARA jump and train in Kenya

The British Army’s rapid reaction force has jumped into Kenya to begin six-weeks of training in an operation known as Exercise ASKARI STORM.


Troops from the 2 PARA Battlegroup parachuted from an RAF C130J Hercules onto the dusty plains of the Archers Post training area.


The 1,200-strong battlegroup that has deployed to Kenya is built around the airborne infantry of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment bolstered by artillery, engineers, medics, military police, signallers, intelligence specialists and logisticians from 16 Air Assault Brigade.

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Meet the parents – HK style…

I just finished reading an interesting article over on The Firearm Blog about the history behind the development of what became HK’s signature roller-delayed blowback system of operation.

It all began with this rifle – the Gerät 03 roller-locked testbed 8mm rifle…


Now, you could be forgiven for thinking that’s a G43 with a higher-capacity magazine – until you compare it side-by-side with a standard G43…

g43 replicaNotice the subtle external differences?

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IWI Introduces Galil ACE® Pistol for US Market

IWI US, Inc.,  a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., proudly announces the IWI US Galil ACE® pistol for the American market. The first descendant of the world famous Galil rifle to come to the US since 1993 will hit US dealer’s shelves in the first quarter of 2015.

The IWI US Galil ACE® pistol will be available initially in 7.62x39mm with an 8.3″ barrel and an overall length of 18″. The Galil ACE pistol has a 2-piece Picatinny rail with adjustable front and rear sights with Tritium post on the front site. The Tri-Rail forearm system features removable covers, including a protected pressure switch area. The Galil accepts standard AK-style magazines.

Galil ACE PistolA feature of the IWI US Galil ACE® is the new location of the charging handle. It has been moved to the left side enabling the user to maintain control over the pistol while charging and also allows for faster target re-acquisition. The safety selector is available on right and left sides.

MSRP is $1,749.00.

Shipping begins February 2015.

IWI US Galil ACE® Pistol Specifications:

  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Barrel Length: 8.3″
  • Overall Length: 18″
  • Weight: 6 lbs.

For more information, visit IWI US Inc  on the web or on Facebook

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