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Colt M4 Carbine’s Future Uncertain: Dark Clouds Forming

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com Perhaps the single most exciting thing that happened at NDIA International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Symposium 2008–away from the firing range, of course–was a confrontation between Jim Battaglini (Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James R. Battaglini) of Colt Defense and U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Mattes, the director of ... Read More »

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 »

5.56 Optimized/Brown-Tip Ammo: Enhanced Terminal Ballistics for SpecOps SBRs

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com May 14, 2008 Modified on 5/15/08 — Some information has been redacted/removed from this article by the author/editor (David Crane) for OPSEC. Updated again on 9/11/09 with originally-provided bullet and manufacturer info redacted on 5/15/08. A number of months ago, DefenseReview was informed by one of our contacts in the U.S. military Special Operations ... Read More »

LWRC International, LLC Acquires Land Warfare Resources Corporation

The following is a Land Warfare Resources Corporation Press Release: CAMBRIDGE, MARYLAND – April 21, 2008 – LWRC International, LLC of Cambridge, Maryland announces the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Land Warfare Resources Corporation of Springfield, Virginia, effective April 18, 2008. LWRC International will be conducting business out of its new facility in Cambridge, Maryland. Richard Bernstein, ... Read More »

High-End Tactical AR Components: Vltor MUR, VIS, CASV and More…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). April 20, 2008 While we’re discussing Vltor Weapon ... Read More »

HK416 Carbine/SBR Confiscation Program Unleashed on U.S. Army AWG

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com March 20, 2008 DefenseReview was one of the first publications to report on the results of the Fall 2007 M4 Carbine "Extreme Dust Test". We published that story on December 18, 2007. Well, on December 19, 2007, we received two email communications (below) from one of our professional contacts in U.S. Army ... Read More »

B.E. Meyers / SureFire Open-Prong Flash Hiders/Adaptors for Special Operations

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). March 10, 2008 While DefenseReview was exploring the ... Read More »

GlockWORX Custom Glock 19 Pistol with Docter Sight Plus II Combat Optic

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. Pictured in the photos below are GlockWORX President Alec Wolf and Hollywood stuntwoman Kristin Finley. The photos of Mr. Wolf were shot with 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot ... Read More »

Cammenga EasyMag: Fast-Loading, Sliding-Front Next-Gen AR-15/M16 Rifle Magazine

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com Speaking of AR rifle mags, Cammenga Corp. is making a very cool 30-round AR-15/M16 magazine (4179 STANAG box mag) called the EasyMag that that is truly unique, very interesting, and really cool. Billed as a "Next-Generation Firearm Magazine", the Cammenga EasyMag Model EM3-556 features an "open-case" design that allows for very fast ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits: Carbines, Pistols, Mags, Tactical Lights, Lasers, and Targets

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 18, 2008 1) Next Generation Arms (NGA) is offering the Cammenga Easymag steel magazine with their proprietary anti-corrosion/rust and self-lubricating firearms coatings/finishes. DefenseReview recently published information on NGA’s firearms / gun coatings in an article by tactical instructor and retired military Special Operations assaulter/operator Mike Pannone on the Larue Tactical Stealth ... Read More »