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FERFRANS SOAR AR-Type CQB Subcarbines/SBRs: Photos and Video on the Way

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com DefenseReview recently got a chance to put approx. 1200-1300 rounds through two 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. select-fire FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) subcarbines/SBRs (Short-Barreled Rifles) with 10.5” and 11.5” barrels, respectively. We ran both guns on semi-auto and full-auto. Designed specifically for Direct Action and Security Operations (particularly deployment/employment from vehicles), the ... Read More »

KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle for Special Operations and Tactical Applications

by David Crane david at defensereview.com While we’re on the subject of new rifle/carbines, Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has just introduced a new 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. battle rifle/carbine called, appropriately and simply enough, the 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle. The KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle is basically a SOPMOD M4/M4A1-config 7.62x51mm battle rifle/carbine. DefenseReview has been told that MK-11 ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits: Combat Optics, Tactical Rifles, and other Goodies…

by David Crane [email protected] 1) Trijicon, Inc. is currently making a combo optic comprised of a TA31 ACOG with a DOCTERsight monted on the top/rear, called the Trijicon TA31DOC. The TA31DOC ACOG is a BAC (Bindon Aiming Concept) 4×32 dual-illumination (fiber optic/tritium) optical gunsight calibrated for 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) flat-top rifles out to 600 meters (600m). This new combo sight was ... Read More »

Blackhawk CQC SERPA Holster Double Feature: Tactical and Duty Rigs

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consulting frank at borelliconsulting.com BlackHawk CQC Tactical SERPA Holster Regular readers know that I recently spent two weeks in New Orleans working on contract for Blackwater. One of the things I took with me was my own gunbelt. One of the things I wish I’d had on my gunbelt is the BlackHawk CQC Tactical SERPA Holster ... Read More »

KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife for Tactical Carry/CCW

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re primarily "gun guys" here at DefenseReview, occasionally we like to report on tactical edged weapons (a.k.a. tactical knives) when we come across interesting and/or utilitarian examples. At shot show, DefenseReview got to handle the KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife, which is a compact, lightweight fast-deployment fixed-blade knife designed and developed by John Benner, owner ... Read More »

M16 Viper Series: Custom 5.56mm Weapons Packages for Special Ops (Video!)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview first reported on the M16 Clinic AR-15/M16/M4/M4A1-platform 5.56x45mm subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages back in December, 2004. That first article discussed the select-fire/full-auto,  SOPMOD M4 CQBR (Close Quarters Battle Receiver)-style M16 Viper and M16 Viper-XRP (eXtra-Range/Perimeter) 5.56mm subcarbines/SBRs, which are built specifically for military Special Operations applications, including anti-terrorism/counterterrorism operations. These weapons would appear to ... Read More »

DefRev Exclusive: KAC Introduces 6mm PDW for Special Operations Applications

by David Crane david at defensereview.com This article has been updated with digital photos (JPEG format), as well as a link to the KAC CQB PDW fact sheet/spec sheet.  Click on the photos below to view them full-size.   Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has just (formally) introduced a 6x35mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) with AR-15/M16 controls for the Mil/LE market (tentatively) called the ... Read More »

Nighthawk Custom Global Response Pistol (GRP) for Direct Action/CQB

by David Crane [email protected] January 6, 2006 Anyone who knows anything about the custom/semi-custom tactical 1911 pistol field knows how hugely competitive it is out there. That’s one of the reasons why the Phoenix-like rise of Nighthawk Custom over approx. the last year and half is so intriguing. Considering the speed and surprise Nighthawk Custom has exhibited in establishing its ... Read More »