By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these materials. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). January 23, 2012 DefenseReview (DR) saw a lot ... Read More »
Lucid HD7 Red Dot Sight with Auto-Brightness Reticle Capability: Best Combat Optic under $500 for Close Quarters Battle (CQB)?
By Jeff Gurwitch January 9, 2012 For the past 3 months now I have been shooting a Lucid HD7 Red Dot Sight. Now, I know what you’re thinking “mid-range priced optics they don’t work well or don’t last”. As much as I have tried, though, straight up, the Lucid HD7 hasn’t let me down yet. Specs and Features Before I ... Read More »
Gov. Rick Perry and DR’s David Crane Tactical Jacket and Gun Buddies? Rick Perry does some combat pistol shooting while wearing Triple Aught Design/TAD Gear Recon Hoodie combat fleece jacket and shoots LaRue Tactical OBR/OSR-type 7.62mm/.308 AR rifle/carbine at the range.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Top photo credit goes to Gov. Rick Perry/Twitter. All other embedded photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video ... Read More »
300 AAC Blackout (300BLK, 7.62x35mm)-Caliber Daniel Defense M4 Carbine, Version 5 (DDM4v5, also written DDM4 v5) Mid-Length DGI Tactical AR Carbine/Rifle to Arrive in 2012
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail.com December 30, 2011 Last updated on 1/02/12. Well, it was just a matter of time before Daniel Defense (DD) offered their own 300 AAC Blackout (300BLK) gun and/or complete upper receiver assembly, and that time is apparently soon to come. The first weapon configuration in this caliber will be the Daniel Defense M4 Carbine, ... Read More »
DR Action Video!: DR Runs Adams Arms Evo Ultra-Lite (also written Ultralite) Mid-Length 16″ Piston AR Carbine Upper Receiver, SureFire MAG5-60 60-Shot Quad-Stack 5.56mm Rifle Magazine and Silver State Armory 5.56mm Ammo Through Mike Pannone/CTT-Solutions (CTT-S) Advanced Carbine Course
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these materials. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). December 22, 2011 Last updated on 1/02/12. While ... Read More »
300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm) Ammo Sale on Black Friday!: PNW Arms Announces Special Offer on Special Round
The following is a PNW Arms press release: November 21, 2011, Issaquah, WA – The traditional Black Friday starts the holiday sale season. What is more appropriate than a sale of 300 BLK ammunition? As a high tech manufacturer of precision ammunition and advanced weapons, PNW Arms typically reserves discounts for its distributors and retail partners. For this special holiday, ... Read More »
Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P4 Enhanced/Improved M4/M4A1 Carbine-Type Tactical AR Carbine Pulled from U.S. Army Individual Carbine (IC) Competition (Photos!)
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photos Credit: Rob Curtis, Military Times Gear Scout November 8, 2011 The Smith & Wesson M&P4 has reportedly been pulled from the U.S. Army Individual Carbone competition. A Military Times Gear Scout piece written by Rob Curtis explained it thus: “He [S&W VP of Military Programs David Holt] explained the company’s decision not to compete in ... Read More »
Russians Getting a New Rifle: New Russian Military Assault Rifle to Replace Aging Kalashnakov 7.62x39mm AK-47/AKM-type AK74M and 5.45x39mm AK-74-type AK-105 Assault Rifles
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 1, 2011 A recent article in the The Voice of Russia titled "New rifle to replace Kalashnikov" claims that the Russian "Izmash" company "plans to present its new rifle to the Russian army before the end of this year," a rifle that can go head-to-head with the most modern western military ... Read More »
PCP Ammunition Polymer-Cased Rifle/Machine Gun Ammo for Military Combat and Civilian Tactical/Commercial Applications: Has the Era of High-Heat-Resistant “Superplastic”/”Superpolymer” Cartridge Cases Finally Arrived?
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Coyote School Blog September 26, 2011 Last updated on 10/01/11. The Firearm Blog just published a short piece on PCP Ammunition rifle ammunition, which utilizes a polymer (i.e., plastic) cartridge case. DefenseReview (DR) also viewed this ammo at SHOT Show 2011, but based on all previous attempts by other companies/developers ... Read More »
Spike’s Tactical 5.45x39mm Russian Mid-Length Tactical AR Carbine/Rifle: The greatest training gun ever…if you have to buy your own ammunition, that is.
By Mike Pannone July 11, 2011 I’ve been shooting 5.45 [5.45x39mm Russian] AR platforms for several years now, but the Spike’s Tactical is the best, by far. The names of the other brands are not important, other than the fact that they all ran well and were both direct impingement and piston driven. Reliability being the same, overall accuracy and ... Read More »