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Guntek at TREXPO East

Tom Kivlehan used to be the chief armorer for the Marine Corp’s MEU SOC unit. In fact, Tom was in charge of building the Marine Corps’ famous MEU SOC 1911 .45’s, as well as all their sniper rifles. Since leaving the Corps several years ago, Tom has started his own company in Stafford Virginia, called Guntek, and now uses his ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor Makes Big Splash at TREXPO East

Think of a bullet-resistant vest designed for police and miltary, capable of defeating 5.56 and .308 full metal jacket rounds, and even AP sabot rounds, like Winchester/Olin’s SLAP .308 and Bofors Carl Gustaf’s XM995 5.56 and XM993 .308. Please realize that I’m not talking about a vest that utilizes a hard tactical chest plate. I’m talking about a vest whose ... Read More »

Heckler and Koch’s G36C Mini-Assault Rifle: TREXPO East

Heckler & Koch has just introduced their new G36C mini-assault rifle, which incorporates an 8 ½ inch barrel and is even more compact than their G36K model. Mini-assault rifles are currently the biggest trend in tactical and special operations weaponry, as they provide much better performance(i.e. penetration) against both hard targets and body armor than submachine guns. The new gun ... Read More »

Arsenal USA’s American Ak’s

The November 2001 edition of SAR (Small Arms Review) has an interesting article, written by Charlie Cutshaw, about American built Ak’s being built by Arsenal USA. Apparently, production of these rifles is being overseen by Ivan Kolev, formerly of Arsenal Bulgaria, who "holds the equivalent of a master’s degree from Tula Institute in Russia and is one of the world’s ... Read More »

International Cartridge Corporation at TREXPO East

This is one very interesting company. International Cartridge Corporation has teamed up with Sinterfire to create and produce specialized training and tactical ammunition for SWAT and special operations use. Both types of ammunition utilize powdered metal technology in creating non-jacketed lead-free rounds that can do literally just about anything the customer needs it to do, depending on what needs to ... Read More »

Attack on America: Letter from the Editor

We would like to thank our members and visitors for your continued patience. Defense Review will have new content very shortly. The events and effects of September 11th are, frankly, all that matter to us at the moment, and have therefore caused further delays. This is, hands down, the worst tragedy this country has ever suffered at the hands of ... Read More »

TREXPO East–Tactical Toys for Big Boys.

Hey everybody, I’m sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been travelling, and extremely busy. I actually just got back in town, and will shortly be writing about my experience at TREXPO East, the most important tactical and special operations technology show in the country. I had a really great time there and ... Read More »

New Sig-Sauer Hi-Cap .45 on Drawing Board

Sig is currently in development of the new P221. The P221 is a high capacity version of their famed P220. The new gun will hold 14 rounds in the magazine. Ironically, Europeans will be able to own the gun as God intended it, while we Americans, whose gun rights are supposed to be guaranteed, will only be able to get ... Read More »

Armalite Re-Introduces the AR-180

If you’re a fan of the Armalite AR-180 rifle (semi-auto version of the AR-18 assault rifle), guess what? It’s BAAaak!!! Armalite has just reintroduced the rifle as the AR180B, and they’ve instituted a few updates. These include a new polymer lower receiver, AR-15 trigger group, AR-15 style safety and mag release, so the gun now takes standard AR-15 magazines. One ... Read More »