By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 20, 2010 Updated on 12/24/10. In his January 2008 article for DefenseReview (DR) on the LaRue Tactical Stealth 16″ Stealth Complete Upper Receiver Assembly, DR contributor Mike Pannone discussed Next Generation Arms’ (NGA) Advanced Ceramic Technology (ACT) protective and self-lubricating internal ceramic coating tech. ACT is designed to take direct-gas-impingement (DGI) …Read More »
Brite Strike APALS (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strip): Small, Lightweight, and Waterproof Tactical Light Strip (Visible and Infrared) for Military Special Operations in Urban Warfare Environments
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 17, 2010 Brite Strike Technologies, Inc. (BSTI), maker of “tactical illumination products” like the Tactical Blue Dot series tactical flashlights a.k.a. tactical white lights Tactical Blue Dot remote pressure switches, Tactical Balls (no jokes, please), Baton Integrated Light (BIL) Flexaton expandable batons, and the TOC-100 Wireless Tactical Observation Camera displayed a …Read More »
FN SCAR Weapons Program Status Update, and Special Operations Forces (SOF) Mk-16 SCAR-L 5.56mm NATO Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR Combat Optics and Tactical Accessories Setup (Photo!)
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article are copyrighted by DefenseReview.com (DR) and the photographer. December 16, 2010 Updated on 1/08/11 DefenseReview (DR) recently contacted USSOCOM Public Affairs Media Relations Officer, Major Wes Ticer, USAF, and requested a status update on the SCAR (Special operations forces Combat Assault Rifle) program. Major Ticer graciously …Read More »
U.S. Army “Family of Camo Patterns” (FOP) Program Phase IV Next-Generation Combat Camouflage Competition Update: Army Camouflage Improvement Industry Day
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 14, 2010 Last Thursday, December 9, 2010, the U.S. Army Product Manager, Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment (PM-SCIE) and Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) conducted the Army Camouflage Improvement Industry Day at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, Maryland as part of of Phase IV of the Army’s “Family of camo Patterns” …Read More »
ATK XM25 “Game-Changer” Semi-Auto 25mm Airburst Grenade Launcher/Individual Airburst Weapon System (IAWS) Goes to Combat: DR Provides the Cool Skinny on this Potentially Revolutionary Infantry Weapon System.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 9, 2010 Updated on 12/10/10 This one’s pretty big news. According to U.S. Army PEO Soldier (Program Executive Office Soldier), the U.S. Army has started fielding prototype versions (field prototypes, if you will) of the ATK XM25 airburst 25mm grenade launcher (a.k.a. Individual Semi-Automatic Airburst System (ISAAS) a.k.a. Individual Airburst Weapon …Read More »
DR Exclusive!: SureFire MAG5-60 and MAG5-100 High Capacity Magazine (HCM) “Quad-Stack” AR Rifle Magazines: 60-Round/Shot and 100-Round/Shot AR (AR-15/M16) 5.56mm NATO Box Magazines for Significantly-Increased Firepower during Infantry Combat and Tactical Engagements of All Sorts
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 3, 2010 Last updated on 9/25/13. Since DefenseReview (DR) has been covering polymer AR magazines in our previous two stories, it's only fair that we publish one on some very cool enhanced-capacity metal mags (aluminum mags)–and this one's a biggie, folks. O.k., he're we go: SureFire is getting into the tactical …Read More »
Lancer Systems L5 Advanced Warfighter Magazine (Lancer L5 AWM) 30-Round 5.56mm NATO Translucent Polymer AR Mag (AR-15/M16 Rifle Magazine) to Debut at SHOT Show 2011
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 3, 2010 Speaking of polymer magazines, and, more specifically, translucent polymer mags, Lancer Systems plans to introduce the Lancer L5 Advanced Warfighter Magazine (L5 AWM) at SHOT Show 2011 in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada in January (2011). DefenseReview (DR) readers may or may not remember that we published a heads-up article …Read More »
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The embedded photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). December 3, 2010 TangoDown recently introduced a translucent ARC magazine (ARC-L Commercial magazine, …Read More »
Hughes Precision Products (HPP) Forged and Billet AR (AR-15/M16) Lower Receivers for Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR Builds
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The embedded photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). December 1, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) recently received a stripped AR lower receiver (AR-15/M16 …Read More »
Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) System: Next-Gen HELLFIRE Missile with Tri-Mode Gudance/Tracking Scores Hit on Tank from More than 3.7 Miles Out at White Sands Missile Range, and Gets Closer to Landing U.S. Military Contract.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 Speaking of HELLFIRE missiles, Lockheed Martin is reportedly looking to land a big U.S. military contract with the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). JAGM, essentially the next logical step from the AGM-114R multi–purpose HELLFIRE II missile, features three (3) guidance/seeker modes: precision-strike semi-active laser (SAL), as on HELLFIRE II, passive fire-and-forget …Read More »
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Armed/Weaponized UAS/UAVs to See Competition from China? Chinese Unmanned Aircraft System/Drone Tech Catching Up.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 This one’s been coming for awhile. According to reports in multiple publications, it would appear that China is quickly closing the UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) gap currently enjoyed by the United States and Israel. More than 25 different Chinese UAS/UAV designs (and up to 40-50) were recently on …Read More »
AR Combat Match Trigger: The Case for Match Triggers in Combat/Duty Rifles: Safety, Speed and Accuracy
By Mike Pannone November 23, 2010 Throughout my training, travels and experience, I have seen only a rare few organizations that allow their members to use match triggers in their duty rifles. I am a big proponent of combat match triggers for the enhanced shootability they enable. I consider a “combat match trigger” one that is single or two-stage, no …Read More »
Why Competitive Shooters and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Practitioners have a Combat Advantage, and Why You should “Game it”!
By H.B. (U.S. Military Special Operations) November 18, 2010 Real violence is not sporting; it is confusing, often grotesque, and characterized by intense physical effects upon combatants. In a real fight, the winner is often the individual or individuals who employ simple, effective maneuvers in a precise and deadly manner. But the application of these techniques in a fight can …Read More »
GunSafe iPhone App for Gun Owners and Collectors: Store and Archive All Your Weapons’ Data/Information Virtually and Securely
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 15, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) recently started using a cool and useful iPhone app designed specifically for firearms owners and collectors. It’s called GunSafe, and it was designed and developed by Ryan Kirkman of JK Supply Co. (Ione, CA). JK Supply Co. is a small yet great tactical firearms dealer/FFL that’s very …Read More »
Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P High-Capacity Tactical Pistols for Competition and Personal Protection: An In-Depth Military Operator/Competition Shooter’s Analysis (Photos and Video!)
By Jeff Gurwitch November 14, 2010 For this review of the Smith & Wesson M&P (Military & Police) pistol series, I want to do something that I think is different from what you might normally see on a review of a gun. Most firearms reviews I have seen seem to be based on the writer giving his or her impressions …Read More »