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Strike Industries SI AR-Enhanced Bolt Catch (AR-EBC): Superior ‘Ping-Pong Paddle’ for Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries March 23, 2015 Strike Industries (SI) recently announced the release of the new SI AR (AR-15)-Enhanced Bolt Catch (AR-EBC), which is a very nicely-designed enlarged AR bolt catch/release button/”ping-pong paddle” for enhanced weapon-handling ergonomics, i.e., greater ease and speed of operation. The SI AR-EBC is aesthetically attractive, and ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI G2 AR Mega Fins Two-Piece Drop-In Heptagonal Free-Float KeyMod Modular Tactical Handguard/Rail System for Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries March 17,2015 Strike Industries (SI) recently introduced the new SI two-piece drop-in G2 AR Mega Fins heptagonal free-float KeyMod modular tactical handguard/Mil-Std-1913 “Picatinny” rail system with “extremely solid lock-up”. The new SI G2 Mega Fins rail can be installed in minutes with no gunsmithing required. G2 AR Mega ... Read More »

American Defense Manufacturing ADM UIC (Universal Improved Carbine) MOD 3 5.56mm NATO/300 Blackout (300BLK) Semi-Auto-Only Tactical AR Carbine/SBR with Adjustable Gas Block and Ambi Controls: Customized with Modern Outfitters TigerStripe and Crye MultiCam Combat Camouflage Coatings/Finishes! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 11, 2015 Last updated on 3/12/15. The ADM UIC-10A 7.62mm tactical AR (AR-10/SR-25-type) carbine wasn’t the only gun DefenseReview (DR) viewed and handled at the American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) /ADM Firearms booth at SHOT Show 2015. We also got to examine two two customized ADM UIC (Universal Improved Carbine) MOD 3 ... Read More »

Serbu SU-15 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) Gas Piston/Op-Rod Tactical AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle and Semi-Auto-Only Carbine(s) with Skeletonized Folding Stock: No Buffer Tube! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 5, 2015 Serbu Firearms had an interesting new short-stroke gas piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) tactical AR (AR-15) SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/PDW) with skeletonized folding stock called the SU-15 PDW at SHOT Show 2015. The Serbu SU-15 PDW’s piston/op-rod system is interesting. Serbu CEO Mark Serbu described the operating system/mechanism during DefenseReview’s ... Read More »

Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) BCMGUNFIGHTER Stock Field Review: Compact, Slim-Profile with ‘Bombproof’ Lock-Up for Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s Intended for Combat and 3-Gun Competition (Video!)

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By Jeff Gurwitch February 27, 2015 Being no stranger to BCM (Bravo Company Manufacturing) products, I used both a BCMGUNFIGHTER MOD 1 pistol grip and BCM ambidextrous charging handle down range during my last tour on my MK18 carbine (see Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover, Part 2). I think they definitely hit the ... Read More »

Newest/Latest MagPul PMags Round-Up: Meet the Sand PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M3 Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Magazine, PMAG 17 GL9 Glock 17 (G17) 9mm Mag, PMAG D-60 AR/M4, 5.56×45 60-Shot 5.56mm NATO Drum Mag, and PMAG 30 AK/AKM 7.62x39mm Mag with Steel Inserts! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 8, 2015 Last updated on 2/09/15. Sometimes it’s the little things that are some of the biggest hits at industry shows, and at SHOT Show 2015, four of them were the new MagPul Industries mags (magazines), specifically the MagPul Sand PMAG 30 AR/M4 Gen M3 Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Magazine, MagPul PMAG 17 ... Read More »

Brugger & Thomet B&T AP556 Select-Fire and Semi-Auto-Only Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: More Gas Piston/Op-Rod Rifle Goodness with Ambi Controls! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 3, 2015 As long as we’re on the subject of cool new non-AR-type tactical rifle/carbines we should probably mention the new Brugger & Thomet (B&T) AP556, which, according to DefenseReview’s (DR) understanding, will be available in both select-fire/full-auto assault rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) and civilian-legal semi-auto-only tactical rifle/carbine models in the ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Ricci-ERS (Extended Rail Section) Cantilever Rail Section for Tactical AR-15 Carabine/SBR’s

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) January 12, 2015 As long as we’re on the subject of Strike Industries (SI) products, one of the things that makes SI such a formidable company, besides their incredibly prolific new product output in such a relatively short amount of corporate existence, is their ability to think ... Read More »

POF-USA’s Latest Videos on the POF P308/P308-FA and P415/P416 Tactical AR Carbine/SBR’s Explain “The Why”

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 23, 2014 POF-USA’s (Patriot Ordnance Factory USA) been on a bit of a video roll as of late. Titled “POF-USA: Let Freedom Ring!” and “POF-USA Presents: The Why” respectively, they explain POF’s CEO Frank DeSomma’s main driving force behind the POF-USA brand and its products, specifically the POF P308/P308-FA (Full Auto) ... Read More »

Operator Suppressor Systems/OSS Mission Muzzle Cans: Almost No Back Pressure Yields More Hits on Target and Longer Weapon Life

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 16, 2014 Last updated on 12/17/14. That (title) pretty much sums up Operator Suppressor Systems’/OSS Mission’s whole raison d’etre and advantage over its competitors. DefenseReview (DR) first wrote about the company’s products after seeing them at NDIA Joint Armaments Symposium 2012, when it was called target=right>Bravo 18. Those products were developmental/evolutionary ... Read More »