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Whether it's a gimmick or a gun you just have to own, these double-barreled .45 ACP 1911 pistols made by Arsenal Firearms pack some serious punch.

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Kurdish women, one waving a flag of the outlawed Kurdish rebel group, the PKK, right, flash the V-sign and applaud while lining the road, as the convoy carrying the body of Hanim Dabaan, killed in fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, is driven by through Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Thursday, June 11, 2015. Keith Broomfield, 20 from Massachusetts, died June 3 in battle in a Syrian village near Kobani, making him likely the first U.S. citizen to die fighting alongside Kurds against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Whether it's a gimmick or a gun you just have to own, these double-barreled .45 ACP 1911 pistols made by Arsenal Firearms pack some serious punch.

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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014 file photo, Iraqi security forces in uniforms and plainclothes head to Baghdad on the main road between Baghdad and Mosul, a day after fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took control of much of Mosul, outside Kirkuk, Iraq. A year after the Islamic State group seized the city of Mosul and spread south, effectively dividing the country and plunging it into chaos, Iraq is struggling with a staggering political, economic and humanitarian crisis it may take generations to recover from.(AP Photo, File)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has not said whether she supports the decision of her former boss, President Obama, to send more U.S. military troops to train and advise Iraqi soldiers. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they wave the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq, in this Monday, June 16, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo, File)

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Islamic State fighters left a path of death and destruction as they blazed their way through northern Iraq last year and captured two key Sunni-dominated cities. Some analysts predict they will try to make further incursions during Ramadan, including in Baghdad. (Associated Press)

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An estimated half-million residents of Mosul, Iraq, fled last year as Islamic State fighters started seizing control and then swept into Tikrit. A year later, Iraqi Security Forces and their allies have no clear strategy to reclaim the economically important city. (Associated Press)

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Ann E. Dunwoody – As the first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the U.S. Armed forces and the U.S. Army, Ann E. Dunwoody has been blazing trails for female service members since 1974. After 38 years of service, Ann retired from her final role as commander of the AMC in 2012.

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Sarah Emma Edmonds – Known in the Union during the Civil War as “Franklin Flint Thompson,” Sarah passed herself off as a man in several battles during the Maryland Campaign of 1862, including the Battle of Manassas and the Battle of Antietam. In 1865, she wrote about her experiences in her bestselling book "Nurse and Spy in the Union Army."

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Tammy Duckworth – After receiving a Purple Heart, an Air Medal, and an Army Commendation Medal for her service in Iraq, Tammy Duckworth went on to become the Assistance Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2010, she was inducted into the U.S. Army Women's Foundation Hall of Fame.

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Cathay Williams – Not only was this soldier one of the first females to enlist in the United States Army, Cathay Williams was the very first African American woman to enlist in armed service. She served as one of the Buffalo Soldiers for three years in the 1800s.

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Irene Kinne Englund – One of the few women to be awarded veteran status by the military during World War II, Texan Irene Kinne Englund piloted military aircraft as a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs). In 2002, she became the first of her sister pilots to have a full military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Elsie S. Ott – This U.S. Army Air Corps was a mastermind of military medical care, developing air evacuations for wounded personnel. Elsie S. Ott was the first female recipient in the U.S. Army of a U.S. Air Medal for her role in the first evacuation flight.

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In this June 8, 2015, photo, a McKinney police officer stands near demonstrators during a protest in response to an incident at a community pool involving local police officers in McKinney, Texas. McKinney is an affluent Dallas suburb that is among the nation's fastest-growing cities, with highly regarded public schools and nationally recognized livability rankings. But a video showing a white police officer wrestling a black girl to the ground at a neighborhood pool party has renewed racial tensions in a city that only three years ago settled litigation alleging public housing segregation. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

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In this photo taken May 6, 2015, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of new training camps that likely would require a bigger U.S. troop presence, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Dempsey said he has recommended changes to President Barack Obama but he offered no assessment of when decisions would be made. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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In this picture taken Monday, June 8, 2015, mourners carry the flag-draped coffins at the Shaheed or Martyrs monument, during a symbolic funeral for Iraqi soldiers killed by Islamic State group militants when they overran Camp Speicher military base in June 2014, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's honesty on matters of national security is causing headaches for the White House, but lawmakers like his willingness to dig into controversial issues like Iraq's willingness to fight and U.S. strategy in fighting militants. (Associated Press)

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"If detectable weapons can make it through security checkpoints, how can we expect to catch wrongdoers carrying undetectable plastic firearms?" Rep. Steve Israel, New York Democrat and one of the legislation's chief supporters, told The Hill. "It's time to modernize our airport security so the American people can count on it." (Associated Press)

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A demonstrator holds a banner of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, as a firework explodes behind, as supporters of pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democracy Party celebrate election results in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Monday, June 8, 2015. Turkey’s long-ruling Justice and Development Party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered strong losses in parliamentary elections that will force it to seek a coalition partner for the next government, but other parties vowed to resist any pact as election results flowed in Monday. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)