Thursday, August 15, 2019
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M4/M4A1 Carbine with M-68 and PAQ-4 in Afghanistan. A Hands-On Report.

by Charles Gaines This is the first time I’ve written anything here. The following is just a collection of my observations on the effectiveness of the M-4 with it’s current standard-issue systems based on my experiences here in Khandahar province. For starters, I’d like to take on the myth of how the M-4 doesn’t have enough range for this country ... Read More »

Tactical Electronics Wireless Camera/Scope Systems: Sneak n’ Peak at the Badguys

by David Crane [email protected] Tactical Electronics was at SWAT Round-Up 2003, and they are one very interesting company. Tactical Electronics only does one thing, and that’s design and manufacture wireless handheld/hand controlled tactical monitoring systems specifically geared for LE SWAT and military Special Operations use (and, most likely, bomb detection as well). And, from all reports, they do it rather ... Read More »

Addendum: Corner Shot Brochure Pics (Complete).

by David Crane [email protected] This is an addendum to our previous story on the Corner Shot. If you click on "Read More" below, you can visit DefRev’s links to the CornerShot brochure. When you view the pics, you’ll see that… the Corner Shot appears to offer the option of a side folding CAR-15/M4 Carbine-style collapsible/telescoping buttstock (padded). Here are the ... Read More »

Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.

by David Crane [email protected] Man, this is a cool product. I recently got the opportunity to handle it and see it demonstrated at SWAT Round-Up 2003 in Orlando, Florida, and came away from that session extremely impressed. The Corner Shot was designed and developed by Corner Shot’s CEO, Amos Golan, to allow military Spec-Ops/Counterterrism and LE SWAT personnel to be ... Read More »

NewMatics PM16 and Laser Sim Urban Warfare/CQB Training System. Exclusive Video!

by David Crane [email protected] I’ll just come right out and say it: if the the NewMatics PM16 Government Model PCP (Pre-Charged Pneumatic) Rifle/Carbine performs as advertised–and based on DefRev’s conversations so far with its designer/developer, Mark Schavone, we have every reason to believe that it does–it is a major advance in combat simulation tools, and can drastically improve the marksmanship ... Read More »

6.8x43mm SPC Cartridge for Urban Warfare CQB and Short-to-Medium-Range Sniping

by David Crane [email protected] Anybody who’s been keeping abreast of small arms and ammo develpments in the USSOCOM arena should already be aware fo the 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. "6.8mm Remington SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)" cartridge concept. The 6.8x43mm Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC) was conceived and designed with the help of members of the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group as ... Read More »

SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine by Troy Industries. Big Rifle in a Small Package.

by David Crane [email protected] Troy Industries, Inc. was a vendor at SWAT Round-Up 2003, and they showed up with this little bad boy–which is a whole lotta’ rifle in a compact, carbine-sized envelope. The SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine is a Spec-Ops-applicable 7.62x51mm semi-auto carbine. Features on the SOPMOD M14 include an A.R.M.S.-like 1913 picatinny rail system, ergonomic pistol grip, and ... Read More »

Colt Model 1911 Pistol and Early Prototypes

The following is an advertisement that was submitted to Defense Review anonymously. Normally we don’t publish anonymous posts–and especially advertisements. However, we’re making an exception here as a courtesy to our members and readers who may have an interest in reading about the history of the Colt 1911 pistol and its precursors. We’ll research the source. Here it is: "Just ... Read More »

The True Story of the Beretta M9 Pistol.

by Tim Chandler “You’re not a S.E.A.L. ‘till you have eaten Italian steel…” Anonymous Thus begins the sordid tale of the M9 that is oft repeated in gun shops and firearms related web-boards the nation over. Anyone who asks questions about the Beretta M9/92 pistol long enough will inevitably hear about how a bunch of S.E.A.L. team members were killed/maimed/deformed ... Read More »