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FN FNP-45 High-Capacity .45ACP Semi-Auto Combat Pistol: Where does it fit in the tactical .45 pistol race?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 13, 2009 While FN Herstal is much better known for its assault rifles (M16A4, etc.) and machine guns (M249 SAW, M240 MMG/GPMG, MK46, MK48, etc.), the company has also developed a line of pistols. One of them is the FN FNP-45 high-capacity (14+1 shots) .45ACP (also written .45 ACP) semi-auto pistol, ... Read More »

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Springfield Armory XDM Pistol: 16+1 Rounds of .40 S&W Firepower

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com July 26, 2008 For the last few years, DefenseReview has received some pretty glowing feedback on the Springfield Armory XD45 (eXtreme Duty 45) .45 ACP pistol. One of the primary aspects of the XD45 pistol that the professionals we’ve interviewed appreciate is its fully-supported chamber which allows them to fire high-pressure +P ... Read More »

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2008 NDIA Small Arms Systems Symposium Firing Demo: Initial Report

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 25, 2008 Aaaand we’re back. Sorry for the delay in reporting in, but we’ve been fighting the travel demons and illness (minor and temporary) simultaneously. We shot some good video at the 2008 NDIA International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium, but we’re not sure how much of it we can ... Read More »

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High-Capacity ‘Tactical Plastic’ .45 ACP Pistols: Choices, Choices…

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com If you’ve been thinking about acquiring a production high-capacity/double-stack polymer-framed .45 ACP tactical pistol, now might just be the right time, considering that you’ve never had more choices. Here’s DefenseReview’s list to look at: Glock 21 (G21) series (including the new Glock 21SF a.k.a. Glock 21 SF) and Glock 30 (G30), Springfield Armory Xtreme ... Read More »

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Smith & Wesson M&P45 and Glock 21SF .45 ACP Pistols at NDIA Small Arms Symposium

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of NDIA Small Arms Symposium 2007, DefenseReview also got to test-fire two of the latest "tactical plastic" (i.e. polymer) .45 ACP pistols, the Glock 21SF (G21SF) and the Smith & Wesson M&P45. Both weapons were very comfortable to handle and shoot, but we had some trouple hitting steel pepper poppers initially with the Glock 21 ... Read More »

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DefRev Goes to Blackwater USA for NDIA Firing Demo: Advanced Tactical Small Arms

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 10, 2007 Well, we’re still in Virginia Beach, VA, and on our way to see our friends at Special Tactical Services (STS). I’m sitting in the lobby of the DoubleTree Hotel Virginia Beach as I write this. Yesterday was range day at Blackwater USA. While we were at the Blackwater USA range, DefenseReview ... Read More »

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DefRev Quick Hits 4: Tactical Pistols, Rifles, and other Delights

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article, with the exception of the SIG 556 Pistol photo (below), were taken by DefenseReview.com and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. We continue now with some of the "latest and greatest" tactical technology from SHOT Show 2007, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in ... Read More »

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Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol: Viable Option for Defensive Use?

by David Crane [email protected] And, speaking of pistols, here at DefenseReview, we carry Glock pistols (primarily G19s and G30s), HK P7s (HKP7M13, specifically), custom Browning Hi-Powers, and custom 1911s. Recently though, we’ve considered adding one of the Springfield XD .45 pistols (.45ACP pistols made by Springfield Armory) to the mix, since they’ve been getting rave reviews from a number of ... Read More »

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USSOCOM’s Combat Pistol (CP) Program Cancelled?

by David Crane [email protected] The "Description" section of the latest modification (Modification 04) of Solicitation number: H92222-05-R-0017 for a .45 ACP (.45 Caliber) Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) System–now called the Combat Pistol (CP)–states: "This notification is to inform Industry the Combat Pistol requirement is postponed indefinately. USSOCOM will no longer issue a Request for Proposal." This is an interesting development, ... Read More »

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HK45 and HK45 Compact (HK45C) Pistols: Future USSOCOM Combat Pistol (CP) System?

by David Crane [email protected] Gunwriters David Fortier (David M. Fortier) and Ken Hackathorn have both recently written articles about the HK45 and HK45C .45 ACP combat pistols, and both articles can be viewed at the Vickers Tactical Inc. website (VickersTactical.com). The articles are in PDF format and are downloadable. Vickers Tactical, Inc. is owned by gunsmith/pistolsmith and retired U.S. Army ... Read More »

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