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Pinnacle Armor Makes Big Splash at TREXPO East

Think of a bullet-resistant vest designed for police and miltary, capable of defeating 5.56 and .308 full metal jacket rounds, and even AP sabot rounds, like Winchester/Olin’s SLAP .308 and Bofors Carl Gustaf’s XM995 5.56 and XM993 .308. Please realize that I’m not talking about a vest that utilizes a hard tactical chest plate. I’m talking about a vest whose ... Read More »

Heckler and Koch’s G36C Mini-Assault Rifle: TREXPO East

Heckler & Koch has just introduced their new G36C mini-assault rifle, which incorporates an 8 ½ inch barrel and is even more compact than their G36K model. Mini-assault rifles are currently the biggest trend in tactical and special operations weaponry, as they provide much better performance(i.e. penetration) against both hard targets and body armor than submachine guns. The new gun ... Read More »

New C15M L.E. Mini Assault Rifle by Professional Ordnance

Professional Ordnance has just come out with an L.E. only version of their Carbon-15 rifle called the C15M L.E. Rifle. The gun is available in a select- fire version, can be had with either a 16 inch barrel or 9 1/2 inch barrel for CQB applications, and weighs under 4 pounds. The gun is constructed of carbon fiber, and utilizes ... Read More »

HK MP7 PDW. Serious Compact Firepower

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 17th, 2002 Every once in awhile, as the editor of Defense Review, I have the rare and somewhat distinct pleasure of handling and firing a firearm that is not only brand spanking new, but actually manages to knock my socks off. Please keep in mind that I did not expect Heckler ... Read More »

FN Five-SeveN: Is this the handgun of the future?

FN Five-SeveN Pistol FN Five-SeveN Pistol: Future of Things to Come? by: T.J. Mullin At the turn of the century when military handguns first were being chambered for smokeless cartridges, there was a tendency to make them in the same bore size as their military rifle counterparts. This is why we have .30 and .32 caliber revolvers in Sweden, Norway ... Read More »