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Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) Pistol Debuts at IACP 2005 Miami (Pics)

David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos (below) to view them full-size.   Back in August, DefRev published a short article on the Smith and Wesson Military and Police pistol (a.k.a. S&W M&P pistol), titled Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol: The Next Evolution in Polymer-Framed Combat ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Series HRT Boots: Fastest Tactical Boots on the Planet?

The following is a 5.11 Tactical Series press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2005 Bill Berry, (916) 717-3742 [email protected] INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE CONFERENCE 5K RACE WON BY RUNNER WEARING 5.11 TACTICAL SERIES® HRT BOOTS Zero to Sixty in 5.11 Seconds? Maybe not, but these boots are fast MIAMI, FLORIDA (September 25, 2005) – The annual International ... Read More »

5.11 Challenge Winners Donate $175,000 to LE Depts Hit by Hurricane

The following is a 5.11 Challenge press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bill Berry, (916) 717-3742 [email protected] 5.11 CHALLENGE WINNERS DONATE $175,000 IN PRIZES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS HIT HARD BY HURRICANES Sponsors follow up with additional donations totaling over $500,000 MIAMI, FLORIDA (September 25, 2005) – The 5.11 Challenge sponsored a breakfast at this years IACP 5K race to announce ... Read More »

KAC Wins U.S. Army XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) Contract

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview readers may remember that we published the Presolicitation Notice for the 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS), back in November (2004). Specifically, it was Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433. The 7.62mm XM110 SASS is supposed to replace the U.S. Army’s old M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS). Well, DefenseReview was told early yesterday evening (Monday) that ... Read More »

Ultra-Armored Patrol Vehicle for 21st Century Urban Warfare and CI Ops

by David Crane [email protected] When I look at the Ultra Armored Patrol Vehicle (a.k.a. Ultra AP concept vehicle), I just can’t help thinking about the "Tumbler" Batmobile from the latest Batman movie, Batman Begins. And, ya’ know, that’s probably not a bad thing. In the film, the "Tumbler" was one badass vehicle–and cool. So, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XD Pistols: Serious Defensive Plastic for Serious Use

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory XD pistols receiving some pretty high praise by professionals in the tactical and competitive shooting arenas, lately. Rob Leatham, world-class competitive shooter and Springfield Armory spokesman, is a obviously a big proponent of them, of course. He’s also an ideal demonstrator for the XD pistols’ performance capabilities, sincel he’s an IPSC Grandmaster shooter and ... Read More »

Burning Bullets: Bunker-Busting Shells to Wreak Havoc on the Enemy

The following comes from NewScientist.com: 15:41 06 September 2005 NewScientist.com news service Barry Fox Burning bullets A bunker-busting shell that gets so hot on impact that it burns its way through concrete and steel is being developed by the US Navy’s Warfare Center in Virginia. The shell contains a mixture of aluminium polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and perchlorate oxydiser, moulded together into ... Read More »

KRISS of Death: Unconventional and Deadly .45 ACP Subgun Makes It’s Debut

by David Crane [email protected] September 06, 2005 What do you get when you cross a gas pump nozzle with a Thompson submachine gun? No, it’s not a joke. It’s a new and rather unconventional .45-caliber (.45 ACP) subgun that attenuates/mitigates felt recoil and muzzle rise/climb–thus increasing controllability–on full-auto by putting the bore axis at or slightly below the centerline of ... Read More »