By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 24, 2015 Gun Nuts Media and Load Out Room (LOR) recently published pieces (see here and here) on U.S. Naval Special Warfare’s (NSW) adoption/procurement of the Glock 19 (G19) compact high-capacity 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) pistol as the official sidearm/secondary weapon of the USN SPECWAR operators, i.e., Navy SEAL’s, thus replacing the ... Read More »
FLIR Systems/DJI Zenmuse XT Stabilized and Gimbaled Thermal/IR (Infrared) Camera Going on DJI Inspire 1 and Matrice M100 Quadcopter/Quadrotor Mini-UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft Platforms for Security and Surveillance Operations: Sees Through Smoke and Fog!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: DJI and FLIR Systems December 13, 2015 Chinese UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aerial System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)/drone aircraft maker DJI is teaming up with FLIR Systems to develop and produce what appears to be a relatively low-cost thermal/IR (Infrared)-capable mini-quadcopter/quadrotor drone that will be outfitted with the Zenmuse XT thermal/IR (InfraRed) camera. The ... Read More »
American Sniper Shootout AAR (After Action Report): Taya Kyle Cruises to Victory, and TrackingPoint Puts on a Great Event on behalf of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 9, 2015 Last updated on 12/10/15. DefenseReview’s (DR) been a bit busy with travel and a few other things over the last week, but we’re finally back in the saddle over here. Speaking of saddles, we recently flew out to Austin, Texas to attend the first-ever American Sniper Shootout, hosted/sponsored by ... Read More »
Limitless Gear Gun Belt Adapter System for OPFOR MC-R Rigid Polymer Fast-Attach/Quick-Detach and Retention 5.56mm AR Rifle Mag (Magazine) Carrier/Pouch
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 24, 2015 Limitless Gear (LG) just introduced a Gun Belt Adapter system for the OPFOR MC-R 5.56mm fast-attach/quick-detach (FA/QD) rigid polymer mag (magazine) carrier/pouch for 4179 STANAG standard-capacity 30-round 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem. AR (AR-15) rifle mags. Standard 1.75″ (and 1.5″) gun belts/duty belts/shooting belts are now de rigueur with ... Read More »
Post Paris Attack(s): Elite British/UK Scotland Yard London Metro (Metropolitan) Police Counterterrorism/Law Enforcement SWAT Unit ‘Met Specialist’ ‘Robocop’ Assaulters/Operators Running SIG SAUER MCX Tactical Piston AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s, Glock Pistols and Grey Man BDU’s Deployed to Wembley Stadium
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: DailyMail.co.uk November 17, 2015 Last updated on 11/18/15. This article has been updated and corrected (on 11/18/15), with special thanks to Alma Cole for alerting us to the error in Daily Mail’s reporting. Daily Mail just published an interesting piece on elite Scotland Yard London Metropolitan Police Counterterrorism/LE SWAT unit ... Read More »
DR Interview with David Pavlick of Nous Defions about Arsenal Democracy’s Future, and Tactical AR Carbine/SBR and Blackside Glock Combat/Tactical Pistol Accessories, Components and Parts: 10 Questions
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Nous Defions/Arsenal Democracy (AD) November 3, 2015 Last updated on 11/10/15. Shortly after SHOT Show 2015, DefenseReview (DR) published articles on the Arsenal Democracy (AD) Blackside Glock pistol packages and select-fire/full-auto 5.56mm/300 Blackout (300BLK) tactical AR (AR-15) PDW SBR (Personal Defense Weapon Short Barreled Rifle), both of which were pretty ... Read More »
Blue Force Gear BFG Ten-Speed Horizon Horizontal 5.56mm AR-15/M4/M4A1 Rifle Mag (Magazine) Pouch/Carrier System for Faster Mag Changes/Weapon Reloads from Your Tactical Armor Plate Carrier: Made with Super-Tough ULTRAcomp! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 13, 2015 Last updated on 10/14/15. Earlier this year, DefenseReview (DR) got a close look at the Blue Force Gear (BFG) Ten-Speed Horizon Horizontal Mag (Magazine) pouch/carrier system for 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem. AR (AR-15/M4/M4A1) rifle mags, mounted in triple-mag-pouch configuration, on what looked like a BFG PLATEminus lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low ... Read More »
Desert Tech DT R7S Lightweight Ambidextrous 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. Bolt Action Precision/Sniper Rifle/Carbine with Ambi-Bolt/Charging Handle, Folding Stock and Ultra-Lightweight (3.2 lbs) Chassis!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 2, 2015 Last updated on 10/02/15. Desert Tech (DT) has a really interesting new lightweight bolt-action 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Win. sniper rifle/carbine with an ambidextrous/hot-swappable bolt/charging handle, a really intelligently-designed folding stock with adjustable length of pull and cheek weld, and an ultra-lightweight chassis that comes in at about 3.2 ... Read More »
New Laser Weapons Coming to a Drone Near You: General Atomics Predator-C Avenger Getting 150-Kilowatt Laser Weapon, and Rheinmetall Defence Developing 80-Kilowatt Gatling Laser!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) September 24, 2015 Last updated on 9/25/15. In the last two days, a couple of articles have come out on new military-grade laser weapons coming to fruition, specifically manned and unmanned aircraft-mounted laser weapons. The first piece, published by Defense One discusses General Atomics ... Read More »
Beyond Clothing/Grey Ghost Gear Rig Light Combat/Tactical Jacket: Badass Grey Man Gear for Tactical Shooting and Urban Combat/Warfare Ops! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 21, 2015 Last updated on 9/21/15. Grey Ghost Precision (GGP) Specter series tactical AR carbines weren’t the only cool items DefenseReview (DR) came across at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2015. We also spied a very cool combat/tactical jacket called the Rig Light Jacket, which is the product of a ... Read More »