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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 »

Stag Arms Lefty Tactical AR Carbine and Eberlestock Gunslinger Backpack

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. While DefenseReview was at the ArmorShield USA booth at IACP 2005 Miami, we ran into Patrick Connors and Heath Fleener from LE Gear Tactical LLC. Both men were toting around some Grade-A ... Read More »

Bushmaster Introduces Prototype 5.56mm Subcarbine/SBR and 9mm Subgun at IACP

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos (below) to view them full-size. October 8, 2005 Alright, get a load of these two little honeys. I found them at IACP 2005 Miami at the Bushmaster Firearms booth. They’re Bushmaster Carbon 15 prototype shorties, and both are ... Read More »