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6.8x45mm Kramer Urban Combat Cartridge (UCC) for Urban Warfare Ops

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview has covered the 6.8 SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm SPC) round for quite some time now. We’re a proponent of the cartridge, due to its superior efficacy over 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. within its (6.8 SPC) operational envelope of 400-500 yards, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

FN SCAR Mk16 MOD 0 (CQC config) Firing Demo Video

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com May 1, 2008 Last month (April), DefenseReview received a link to an entertaining FN SCAR Mk16 MOD 0 (CQC config) a.k.a. FN SCAR-Light a.k.a. FN SCAR-L select-fire SBR/subcarbine firing demonstration video via email from a contact of ours at FNH USA. The shooter in the video fires 2-round full-auto bursts, a 30-round ... Read More »

USMC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) Program Enters Phase 3

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 11, 2008 It’s DefenseReview’s understanding that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) program officially hit "Phase 3" (or, "Phase III") about two (2) weeks ago with a Phase 3 solicitation notice for IAR submissions (unconfirmed/unverified). As of the Phase 2 (a.k.a. Phase II) solicitation notice, the Marines were ... 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 »

DefRev Receives M4 Carbine Extreme Dust Test Brief (PowerPoint Document)

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 4, 2008 DefenseReview has received an interesting PowerPoint brief on the recent M4 Carbine "Extreme Dust Test" (Fall 2007 test) that we published info on recently, as well as some info/results from the preceding extreme dust test earlier in the year (2007). The brief came in from one of our professional ... Read More »

SIG 556 SWAT Gas-Piston-Driven Tactical Rifle/Carbine/Subcarbine

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. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). December 27, 2007 The February 2008 issue of Guns & Weapons for ... Read More »

Colt M4 Carbine Finishes Last in Latest U.S. Army Small Arms Reliability Test

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com December 17, 2007 This article was updated on 12/19/07 and 5/15/09. Ya’ know that Colt M4 Carbine vs. Heckler & Koch (HK) HK416 vs. FN MK16 SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) vs. HK XM8 LAR extreme dust conditions reliability test that the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Center (ATEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. was conducting? ... Read More »

HK416/17 vs. FN SCAR-L/H: Which System is Superior?

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview is interested to know how the Heckler & Koch HK416 / HK417 system stacks up against the FN SCAR-L (SCAR-Light) / FN SCAR-H (SCAR-Heavy) system with regard to reliability under adverse conditions and high round count, durability/ruggedness under same, and accuracy under same. While the HK416/17 system is closer to the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine with ... Read More »