By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 4, 2010 This is our first story of the new year (2010). DefenseReview has received a link to the “leaked” Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) promotional/demo video (demonstration video) below that we presume Remington has actually released on purpose in calculated fashion (just a guess), pre-SHOT Show 2010. The video would ... Read More »
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Czech Republic CZ S805 Assault Rifle/Carbine: FN MK16 SCAR-L Meets HK G36. Civilian-Legal, Semi-Auto Version on the Way? And, if so, is it worth getting excited about?
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 31, 2009 Since we just published a heads-up piece on the CzechPoint/CZ vz. 58 7.62x39mm Russian caliber semi-auto tactical rifle/carbine for the civilian tactical shooting market, we might as well touch on the next-gen Czech Republic army’s assault rifle/carbine–and the military (select-fire/full-auto) vz. 58′s replacement–the CZ S805 assault rifle/carbine, which was ... Read More »
CzechPoint/CZ Sa vz. 58 Semi-Auto Tactical Rifle/Carbine: Superior to the Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM Rifle Series?
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 28, 2009 A company called CzechPoint, Inc. is legally importing Czechoslovakian (Czech Republic) CZ Sa vz. 58 sporter/tactical rifles/carbines and vz. 61 Skorpion submachine guns (SMGs). The CZ Sa vz. 58 rifle/carbine series (7.62x39mm) is the most interesting offering, to us. It’s being marketed as being superior to the Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM ... Read More »
December 25, 2009 DefenseReview would just like to wish its members and readers a very happy and safe holiday season. We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year. Be careful driving on the roads, and don’t drink and drive. We want you to make it to 2010. We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank ... Read More »
DefRev Clarification: Our Position on the USMC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) Concept, and Alternative Sustained-Full-Auto AR Carbine/Rifle Options
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 17, 2009 On December 4th, 2009, DefenseReview published an article on the HK IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) candidate–a modified HK416 5.56mm assault rifle/carbine/SBR–winning a U.S. Marine Corps IAR contract. In that piece, I tried to make the point that it’s a good idea to give warfighters a carbine/SBR with machine gun-level ... Read More »
South Korea to Field First Man-Portable Airburst Grenade Launcher Weapon for Mobile Infantry: Meet the Daewoo K11 20mm/5.56mm Dual-Caliber Airburst Weapon
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 15, 2009 Now, this is interesting. “The Korea Times” is reporting that some of the 350 South Korean troops deploying to Afghanistan (to protect 120 South Korean civilian reconstruction workers) will be armed with the Daewoo K11 semi-auto, mag-fed 20mm grenade launcher/select-fire 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) assault rifle a.k.a. airburst assault ... Read More »
U.S. Marine Corps Selects Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle (HK IAR) Candidate as Replacement for FN M249 SAW/LMG
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 4, 2009 Updated on 12/15/09 Marine Times (a.k.a. Marine Corps Times) is reporting on the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) selecting the Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle–or HK IAR, for short–to replace the FN M249 SAW/LMG (Squad Automatic Weapon/Light Machine Gun). The HK IAR is a 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) gas ... Read More »
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 29, 2009 Updated on 12/04/09 Fourteen months ago, DefenseReview broke the story on the SRSS BullDog762 bullpup M14/M1A battle rifle (7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win.). Well, the BullDog 762 just went operational, and Defense Review is going to keep an eye on it to see how it performs in the U.S. military Special ... Read More »
New VBR-B Multi-Caliber (9mm NATO/7.92x24mm) Compact PDW Pistol: Most Intelligently-Developed Personal Defense Weapon Yet?
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 23, 2009 A company called VBR-Belgium (Van Bruaene Rik – Belgium) has developed a rather interesting and potentially important pistol-format compact PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) system. While it may look like a futuristic movie prop, the VBR-B Compact PDW is arguably the most intelligently-developed PDW weapon/ammo concept to date. So, what’s ... Read More »
By David Crane defrev (at) gmai (dot) com November 12, 2009 A tactical product development company called TacTool Industries has introduced two interesting products called TacWedge and TacCinch that are designed to provide tactical operators with a fast means of securing a door open or shut, depending on what’s required, essentially giving them “tactical access control” of the structure. The ... Read More »