Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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Letter on Reliability of M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun.

by David Crane One of DefRev’s members, "dewatters", has commented on our story below, "Demonstration Video: U.S. Ordnance M60E4/MK43 Mod. O 7.62mm Machine Gun", regarding the M60E4’s perceived reliability problems. The following is a copy of a document that was originally sent to DefRev’s editor-in-chief(yours truly) on 10/18/02 by Dale McClellan, Executive Vice President of Special Tactical Services (STS). It ... Read More »

Le Mas Ltd. Blended Metal Technology Ammo vs. ADS Transparent Armor: AFJI Video!

by David Crane [email protected] For the last couple of years, Le Mas Ltd. has been pitting their "Blended Metal Technology" ammo (made specifically for them by RBCD Performance Plus, Inc.) against American Defense Systems, Inc. (ADS)/A.J. Piscitelli & Associates, Inc.’s "VistaSteel" bullet-resistant glass, which is manufactured for them by Cardinal LG. Both companies have been engaging in this match-up at ... Read More »

Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System.

by David Crane [email protected] Included in Gary Paul Johnston’s October 2003 "Soldier of Fortune" article is some great info on both the Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System. The Armalite Mid-Length Carbine was designed specifically to overcome the long-known gas system-related problems associated with the standard M4/M4A1, problems that have been plaguing end-users for years. These include greatly ... Read More »

Surefire M4FA Suppressor/Silencer for your M4/M4A1 Carbine or CAR-15.

by David Crane Surefire, LLC has just come out with their M4FA suppressor/silencer. The suppressor was designed by Surefire’s "Director of Surefire Suppressors", Barry Dueck specifically for the M4/M4A1 Carbine. According to gunwriter Gary Paul Johnston (in the "Proving Ground" section of the October 2003 issue of "Soldier of Fortune"), "because of the special alloys used in its construction, the ... Read More »

Valtro 1998A1 1911 Pistol. ‘Near Custom’ Combat Gun.

by David Crane Last week, I had the very real pleasure of speaking with John Jardine of Jardine’s Custom Gunsmithing over the phone. That conversation was a real eye opener, as Jardine seems to really know his stuff regarding 1911 pistols and 1911 pistol components. The Valtro 1998A1 1911 .45 pistol is Jardine’s brainchild. According to Valtro USA’s website, the ... Read More »

New ‘Attack’ Helmet by Rabintex Industries Ltd.–Lightest IIIa Ballistic Helmet

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 18, 2003 The Rabintex ‘Attack’ helmet is currently being distributed and marketed in the U.S. by the‘Tactical’ division of Protech Armored Products, which is an Armor Holdings company. At 1.92 lbs (in size ‘Medium’), the new ‘Attack’ helmet by Rabintex Industries Ltd. of Israel is, according to the company, "the lightest IIIA helmet ... Read More »

Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf: One Serious .499 Caliber Tactical Carbine

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 06, 2003 Let me say right off the bat that this gun doesn’t just fill an existing niche. It, along with one other competing weapon(read “Addendum”), literally creates its own new niche. I’m talking about the .50 Beowulf “Entry” Carbine by Alexander Arms that I had the intense pleasure to shoot at SWAT ... Read More »

New Video: 6.5mm .26 Grendel™ Rifle by Alexander Arms.

by David Crane [email protected] Alexander Arms’ new gun/upper receiver assembly and proprietary 6.5mm .26 Grendel round are so new, DefRev simply doesn’t yet have much information on it, other than the fact that the weapon is AR-15/M16-based. We’re assuming, for the moment, that AR-15 owners can just drop a .26 Grendel upper receiver assembly right onto their standard AR-15/M16 or ... Read More »

FNH USA Introduces the Tactical Police Shotgun–A Pump with Some Thump.

by David Crane [email protected] With the Tactical Police Shotgun (TPS), FNH USA has given a very old piece of technology an interesting and utilitarian facelift. From what DefRev understands, the FN TPS is a essentially a highly modified and updated Winchester 1300 pump shotgun. Those modifications/updates have resulted in a very modern-looking 12 gauge pump-action shotgun that "borrows" various tactical ... Read More »