U.S. Army photo by Liem H Huynh

As the military’s smallest service, the Marine Corps is often the last to receive new gear — getting M4s and upgraded .50-cal machine guns years after the Army’s already had them in spades — leading to a sense that Marines get the other branches’ hand-me-downs.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph A. Prado

There’s good news for Marines who are fans of the iconic M2 .50-caliber machine gun, aka “Ma Deuce.” The Corps is getting an upgraded version of the beast, called the M2A1. Finally! It’s only been six years since the Army started getting the M2A1 back in 2011 — a fact that will surprise no one in the Marine Corps.

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Associated Press photo by Jeffrey Phelps

Your local law enforcement agencies could have tracked armor, .50 caliber machine guns, and bayonets soon. In theory, at least.

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James Clark

Everybody loves a .50 caliber rifle, at least that was Justin Kamal’s thought when he set about making this beast. It turns out he was right. It also helps that he made more than just a rifle.

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Titanium is tough, really tough.

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Screenshot via YouTube

You ever shot a .50 cal? You ever shot a .50 cal — on weed? Richard Ryan of FullMag Studios has, and he filmed it.

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