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Freedom Group, Inc. Acquires Barnes Bullets: Gorilla’s got weapons AND (more) bullets, now.

Looks like the Gorilla just ate another company. King Kong’s got more bullets… The following is a Freedom Group (Cerberus Capital Management L.P. Subsidiary) corporate press release: Freedom Group, Inc. Acquires Barnes Bullets™ Freedom Group, Inc., through a wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Barnes Bullets. The transaction closed on December 31, ... Read More »

Chinese Armor-Piercing (AP) Sniper Rounds and XSAPI Body Armor

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 19, 2008 Human Events is reporting on the use of Chinese armor-piercing a.k.a. armor-penetrating (AP) bullets by enemy snipers in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to the article, this new Chinese AP rifle ammo is copycatting U.S.-made AP ammo design, and is "sending alarm bells through the Pentagon as it hurries to ... Read More »

DefRev Request: Looking for Info on Operational/Combat Performance of 6.8 SPC

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview would like to get some operational/combat data, including anecdotal information, about the terminal ballistic performance of the 6.8 SPC (6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm SPC) in combat. So we’d like to request the assitance of any/all U.S. military Special Operations and law enforcement SWAT/SRT personnel in this endeavor. If you or anyone ... Read More »

6.8x45mm Kramer Urban Combat Cartridge (UCC) for Urban Warfare Ops

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview has covered the 6.8 SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm SPC) round for quite some time now. We’re a proponent of the cartridge, due to its superior efficacy over 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. within its (6.8 SPC) operational envelope of 400-500 yards, ... Read More »

5.56 Optimized/Brown-Tip Ammo: Enhanced Terminal Ballistics for SpecOps SBRs

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 14, 2008 Modified on 5/15/08 — Some information has been redacted/removed from this article by the author/editor (David Crane) for OPSEC. Updated again on 9/11/09 with originally-provided bullet and manufacturer info redacted on 5/15/08. A number of months ago, DefenseReview was informed by one of our contacts in the U.S. military Special Operations ... Read More »

SSK 6.5 MPC: Best Assault Rifle Cartridge for 21st Century Warfare?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Small arms designer/developer J.D. Jones of SSK Industries has developed what may just prove to be a superior solution to the 6.8x43mm SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 SPC) and/or 6.5 Grendel (6.5x39mm) cartidges as a replacement for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge for U.S. military general infantry and Special Operations (USSOCOM) use. Mr. Jones is calling it ... Read More »