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FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) and Special Weapons for Tactical Operators

by David Crane [email protected] FERFRANS Specialties is currently producing and marketing a proprietary cyclic rate reducer for AR1-15/M16-based select-fire rifles, carbines, and subcarbines (including the M4/M4A1 Carbine). It’s called the FERFRANS "Rate Reduction System", or "RRS". According to MilitaryMorons.com (MM), the FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) reduces the full-auto (FA) cyclic rate, or rate of fire (ROF) on any AR-15/M16 ... Read More »

SoldierTech Report: Latest Military Gear and Gadgets

by David Crane [email protected] Military.com has a feature on their site that I recently discovered while I was searching the web for links I could include with my recent article on the Nikonov AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle, titled "Nikonov AN-94 ‘Abakan’ Assault Rifle: Advanced Russian Small Arms Tech". The feature I discovered is called "SoldierTech: Military Gear and Gadgets". It ... Read More »

kbs/kbk wz. 96 Beryl Weapons Family: AKM/Kalashnikov Perfection from Poland

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of Russian assault rifles, we might as well mention a couple of their Polish cousins, the Z.M. Lucznik, Radom-made 5.56x45mm kbs wz. 96 Beryl assault rifle and kbk wz. 96 Mini-Beryl carbine/subcarbine. Basically just updated and improved versions of the Radom wz. 88 Tantal assault rifle and wz. 89 Onyks subcarbine, ... Read More »

Nikonov AN-94 ‘Abakan’ Assault Rifle: Advanced Russian Small Arms Tech

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has been interested in the Nikonov AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle for a pretty long time, now. I believe I first read about it in 1994 or 1995. Designed by Russian small arms designer Gennadiy Nikonov, the AN-94 is an interesting rifle, as it enjoys one of the same (major) advantages as the Ultimax 100 Mk3 ... Read More »

World Exclusive Video! DREAD Weapon System: Devastating, Jam-Proof, and Silent.

by David Crane [email protected] June 10, 2004 The following article contains a link to the DREAD Weapon System Video. This is the first time this video has ever been shown to the public. The DREAD depicted in the video is a functional prototype that operates on a less-than-lethal mode. This prototype was dismantled for security purposes to protect the technology, ... Read More »

ATK/HK XM8 Carbine Demonstration Videos from SHOT Show 2004

by David Crane [email protected] Got these from "Army Times". They’re video clips of the ATK/HK XM8 Lightweight Modular Carbine System, a.k.a. ATK/HK XM8 Lightweight Assault Carbine, from SHOT Show 2004. Some of the footage is from the outdoor XM8 Carbine weapons demonstration conducted by Jim Schatz, Military Programs Manager at Heckler & Koch (HK). Other footage was shot inside the ... Read More »

GDATP XM307/XUV OCSW Video, ATK/HK XM29/OICW, HK XM8, and Metal Storm

The following is a feeback email DefRev received today from one of our readers in Australia, along with our reply, which has been edited/modified for publication as a story on "Defense Review". DefRev would like to thank "Eddy B" for the information and links he provided to us. One of the links will launch the General Dynamics Armament and Technical ... Read More »

SAR-21 Bullpup Assault Rifle: World’s Best Combat Bullpup?

by David Crane [email protected] March 16, 2004 The SAR-21, manufactured by ST Kinetics Land Systems (out of Singapore) and marketed by VT Kinetics in the U.S., is a roughly 2 1/2 year old, "state-of-the-art" bullpup 5.56mm assault rifle that is currently going head to head with the Israeli TAR-21(Tavor) bullpup rifle, and all other modern 5.56 assault rifles on the ... Read More »

Robinson Armament RAV02 MC Select-Fire Assault Carbine/Subcarbine Videos.

by David Crane [email protected] You may remember our previous story on the Robinson Armament RAV02 MC assault carbine/subcarbine (the "RAV" acronym is pronounced "Rave") that we published awhile back. Well, now you can download and view MPEG and AVI format video of the RAV02 MC assault carbine/subcarbine being fired/demonstrated (You can do this by clicking on "Read More" hypertext below ... Read More »

DefRev Video: IMI Tavor TAR-21 Commando Carbine and Tavor-2 Subcarbine

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 6, 2003 Several months ago, DefRev attended the AUSA 2003 Winter Symposium (Feb. 26-28). During the show, we ran into the fine people at IMI (Israel Military Industries), and got a chance to handle their Tavor assault rifle variants, the Tavor TAR-21 Commando Carbine (shortened version of the Tavor assault rifle, ... Read More »