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9x23mm/.38 TJ 1911 Pistol Concept: Better Solution than Kimber .45 ACP 1911 Pistol for USMC MARSOC/MCSOCOM Det 1 Unit?

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2003 Last updated on 10/11/11. The 1911 pistol that Kimber is currently supplying to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MARSOC/Special Operations Command Detachment 1 operators, according to reports, differs from the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II in several key respects (The following information is, as yet, unconfirmed/unverified): 1) It utilizes Kimber's Series ... Read More »

VEPR K Carbine by Robinson Armament

The VEPR K carbine by Robinson Armament is available in 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm calibers. Barrel is 16". The VEPR K carbine is by all accounts very well made and of high quality. Anyone looking for a handy carbine length AK (Kalashnikov) would be well served to take a look at one. The VEPR K is available with an… AK-74-style muzzle ... Read More »

VZ 2000 Rifle by Ohio Ordnance Works. Czech This.

by David Crane For all you Kalashnikov collectors out there, Ohio Ornance Works is offering a unique AK alternative. It’s called the VZ 2000. The VZ 2000 is a custom semi-auto version of the Czech VZ.58, and is made to look identical to the genuine military full-auto version. The Ohio Ordnance VZ 2000 looks like… a very interesting rifle. Just ... Read More »

Robinson Armament Introduces the RAV02 MC Rifle/Carbine

Several months ago, in a phone conversation, Alex Robinson, owner of Robinson Armament, told me he was working on a new rifle project for the military. He couldn’t disclose very much at the time, but it certainly sounded very interesting. Well, it now appears that he was talking about the brand new Robinson Armament RAV02 MC (pronounced "RAVE") select-fire rifle/carbine. ... Read More »

Realistic Military-Style AK Variants by ASD Firearms LLC.

O.k, here’s the second installment highlighting the excellent "AK Mania" issue of SAR(Small Arms Review), Nov., 2002. By the way, this is a really great AK issue for all those Kalashnikov lovers out there. In this DefRev installment, we’re going to discuss ASD Firearms LLC’s authentic-looking AK variants, both full-auto and semi-auto only. The SAR story we’ll be discussing this ... Read More »

Krinkov AOW Mini-AK by Precision Weapons Corporation(PWC).

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 5, 2002 I don’t know about the rest of you, but there’s just something about a 7.62x39mm caliber Mini-AK the size of a subgun that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who cares that it’s semi-auto only? Who cares that it doesn’t have a shoulder stock? It’s small, ... Read More »

Stoner SR-47 Carbine by Knight’s Armament

DefRev readers may remember a heads-up we posted a little while back on this weapon, before it even really had a name. Well, it does now. It’s called the SR-47, and it’s Knight’s Armament’s 7.62x39mm answer to the Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM. The ergonomics on this weapon are terrific(your humble editor had the opportunity to handle one at Shot Show 2002 in ... Read More »

Weapon/Ammunition Problems in Afghanistan: The Kalashnikov Solution.

by David Crane [email protected] The following article was written and published in June, 2002. It’s no secret that the performance of both the M4 Carbine and it’s 5.56x45mm caliber have, so far, been somewhat less than outstanding in the war against Al-Queda forces in Afghanistan. In short, the enemy hasn’t been dropping quickly enough when they are hit. Apparently, the ... Read More »