Sunday, September 15, 2019
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New ‘Pearl’ Hand Grenade by RUAG Munition: Big Bang in a Small Package

by David Crane [email protected] This article’s content and links have been updated as of 7/31/06. The HG85 fragmentation grenade, a.k.a. HG85 hand grenade, made by RUAG Ammotec (formerly RUAG Munition), is currently regarded by many experts to be the best hand grenade currently in service, in the world. The British Army apparently agrees, since they’ve acquired the RUAG HG-85 fragmentation/hand ... Read More »

TASER X26 Less-Lethal Weapon for Police/LE 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] Let me start off by saying that DefenseReview would never in a million years recommend any less-lethal weapon as a stand-alone carry alternative to a combat-reliable defensive/tactical-grade firearm. However, after carrying around a TASER X26 for the last several months as an adjunct/back-up to my trusty carry Glock 19 (G19) high-capacity compact 9mm pistol, I can ... Read More »

TidalForce M-750 Motorized Mountain Bike for Military Ops and LE Patrol

by David Crane [email protected] The TidalForce M-750 motorized mountain bike is designed specifically for military and law enforcement (LE) end-users. It’s basically a DARPA-approved Montague Corporation Paratrooper™ Tactical Mountain Bike (folding frame) outfitted with/powered by a 750-watt WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system in its rear wheel hub. The WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system, made by WaveCrest Laboratories is a highly efficient and ... Read More »

New MultiCam Combat Camouflage Pattern by Crye Associates/Crye Precision

by David Crane [email protected] The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, designed and developed a unique universal-type camouflage pattern for the U.S. Army’s Scorpion program back in 2001-2002. Scorpion was the experimentation/concept-development project for (and precursor to) the Objective Force Warrior (OFW) program, which has now become the Future Force Warrior (FFW) program. This picture shows the original Scorpion camo pattern, ... Read More »

Special Operations Report:Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just got a chance to evaluate the very first issue of "Special Operations Report: Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units". The copy we received is the SOFEX 2004 Special Edition, with a hi-res pic of two Jordanian Counterterrorist Battalion 71 (CTB-71) operators on the cover. Upon reviewing the magazine, I will say ... Read More »

Valhalla Training Center, LLC: The Future of Tactical Training Schools?

by David Crane [email protected] I started noticing advertisements about this school cropping up in several firearms publications, around a month ago. Valhalla Training Center, LLC is currently billing its curriculum as "the most progressive reality-based training on the planet." Big words. To use an even bigger word to describe that kind of language (for instance, if I were pedantic, which ... Read More »

Addendum: Wilson Combat UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine: Fast and Light

by David Crane [email protected] Our previous article on the Wilson Combat/Scattergun Technologies UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine provided a heads-up on, and rundown of, Rich Grassi’s article from the September 2004 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE). Click here to read it (our article about his article). Guns Magazine also recently published a pretty thorough article on the ... Read More »