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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 »

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 »