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Submachine Guns (SMG’s): Outpaced by Today’s Modern Short-Barreled Rifles (SBR’s)/Sub-Carbines, or Still a Viable Tool for Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat (CQB/CQC)?

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By Jeff Gurwitch December 11, 2011 As the title of this articles implies, I’m going to attempt to answer the question "Are submachine guns still a viable tool for CQB?" The quick answer, I would say, is certainly yes! I will also say that it depends on the expected threats you are going to face.  A Quick History Lesson   ... Read More »

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Adams Arms (AA) Tactical Evo Piston AR (AR-15/M16 Rifle / M4/M4A1 Carbine) Uppers (Upper Receivers) with Samson Evolution Rail System/Tactical Handguards for Martial Combat and Tactical Training (Videos!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 4, 2011 Last updated on 12/05/11. DefenseReview (DR) recently published a hands-on review of the Adams Arms (AA) Evo Ultralite ultra-lightweight gas-piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) AR upper receiver, written by DR writer/contributor Jeff Gurwitch. Well, the AA boys have been busy little beavers over there and have developed some more creamy ... Read More »

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INFORCE WML White/IR (Visible/Infrared) Multifunction Weapon Mounted Light/Tactical Weapons Light for Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBRs: Sleek and Sexy, but is it Ready for Prime Time?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 30, 2011 Last updated on 12/01/11. A company called Emmissive Energy Corp. (EEC) is manufacturing a cool-looking minimalistic and ergonomic visible/IR (Infrared) tactical weapons light (tactical white light) called the INFORCE White/IR Multifunction Weapon Mounted Light (WML) tactical white light, and there’s an interesting thread discussion going on about it on ... Read More »

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The U.S. Army’s Next Carbine: Hello Gas Piston/Op-Rod “Enhanced M4/M4A1 Carbine”-Type AR (AR-15), Goodbye Direct Gas Impingement (DGI) Operation?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and some video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and some of these video clips. Ferfrans Specialties and Falcon Security Group (FSG) own the copyright on some videos contained herein. The accompanying photos and video clips ... Read More »

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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 »

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300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm) LVAW (Low-Visibility Assault Weapon) Honey Badger Suppressed Tactical AR (AR-15) SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/Sub-Carbine Demo Video, and 300 BLK SIG516 (also written SIG 516) Heads-Up

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 19, 2011 A two days ago (Thursday), DefenseReview (DR) received a heads-up from our friend Rob Silvers at AAC (Advanced Armament Corp.) about SIG SAUER offering a 300 AAC Blackout (300BLK / 7.62x35mm)-version SIG516 (also written SIG 516) gas piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) tactical AR carbine (AR-15 carbine) for the civilian ... Read More »

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Condor STRYKE (Single-Point/Two-Point) and COBRA (Single-Point) Bungee Tactical Slings for Your Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR: Now in A-TACS and MultiCam Camo Patterns!

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 7, 2011 While we're on the subject of tactical slings (tactical rifle slings), we should perhaps mention the Condor STRYKE single-point/two-point bungee tactical sling and Condor COBRA single-point bungee tactical sling, which are both now available in MultiCam AND A-TACS (Advanced TActical Camouflage System) camo patterns, perhaps the two most popular ... Read More »

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Tactical Rifle Slings for Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat (CQB/CQC) and Tactical 3-Gun Competition Applications: Finding the Right One for You!

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By Jeff Gurwitch November 5, 2011 For the first few years of my Army career, from 1990 to about 1997, I had roughly two choices when it came to rifle slings in the military: 1) the standard-issue sling designed to carry your rifle over your shoulder, or 2) go homemade. Then, with the introduction of the SOPMOD program in the ... Read More »

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DR Heads-Up: Latest issue of SureFire “Combat Tactics” Magazine (Fall 2011 Issue) coming out, so go pick it up!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 28, 2011 Last edited/updated on 11/17/11. The latest issue of SureFire's "Combat Tactics" Magazine (Fall 2011, Volume 9, Number Two) should be arriving on the shelves at your local Barnes & Noble book store very shortly if it isn't already there, so go check it out. You're humble correspondent has a ... Read More »

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ICE-15 (Impingement Carbine-Enhanced) Modified/Optimized Direct-Gas-Impingment (DGI) Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR with Forward-Mounted Ambi-Charger (Ambidextrous Charging Handle) and Folding Stock: Best of All AR Worlds?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com September 6, 2011 All photos from SHOT Show 2011 in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The rest of the photos ... Read More »

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