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KRISS of Death: Unconventional and Deadly .45 ACP Subgun Makes It’s Debut

by David Crane [email protected] September 06, 2005 What do you get when you cross a gas pump nozzle with a Thompson submachine gun? No, it’s not a joke. It’s a new and rather unconventional .45-caliber (.45 ACP) subgun that attenuates/mitigates felt recoil and muzzle rise/climb–thus increasing controllability–on full-auto by putting the bore axis at or slightly below the centerline of ... Read More »

Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) Full-Auto Machine Shotgun/FRAG-12 High-Explosive Round Combo/Weapon System?

by David Crane [email protected] June 03, 2005 DefenseReview.com was given exclusive permission/rights by SOF Magazine to display the complete SOF Magazine article, below (at the bottom of this story).  All SOF Magazine article photos were scanned by DefenseReview.com, specifically for this story.  Click on digital photos below to view them full-size. DefenseReview readers may remember the short article we published on the ... Read More »

Night-Ops Gladius Tactical Illumination Tool/Weapons Light for Fighting at Night

by David Crane [email protected] For those not already aware, there’s an exciting new tactical illumination tool (i.e. tactical white light/weapons light) that will be introduced at SHOT Show 2005 in a few days by a company called Night-Ops. It’s called the Gladius High-Intensity LED (Light-Emitting Diode) Multi-Purpose Illumination Tool, and it’s the product of a partnership between Ken Good (a.k.a. ... Read More »

DefRev Scoop! FN Herstal SCAR/SOFCAR Competition Winner and Modified XM8

by David Crane [email protected] This just in: DefenseReview has been told by one of its sources that FN Herstal’s/FNH USA, Inc.’s SCAR/SOFCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) program competition winner utilizes an updated/upgraded FN FNC upper receiver w/M1913 Picatinny rail system, mated to a modified M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower receiver. Supposedly, the M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower features an HK M4 (a.k.a. ... Read More »

6.8x43mm SPC Cartridge for Urban Warfare CQB and Short-to-Medium-Range Sniping

by David Crane [email protected] Anybody who’s been keeping abreast of small arms and ammo develpments in the USSOCOM arena should already be aware fo the 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. "6.8mm Remington SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)" cartridge concept. The 6.8x43mm Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC) was conceived and designed with the help of members of the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group as ... Read More »