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Crye Precision MultiCam Multi-Environment Camo Coating for Tactical Small Arms

by David Crane [email protected] The digital photos featured in this article (below) were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full-size. While we’re on the subject of camouflage coatings/paint we thought we would share the following digital photos with our readers. They’re pics of the (5.56x45mm/.223 Rem) Lewis Machine & Tool ... Read More »

Bushmaster Tactical-Config .308 (7.62x51mm) Rifle/Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] Bushmaster Firearms, Inc. has a pretty neat tactical-config AR-15/M16-based rifle/carbine in .308 (7.62x51mm) caliber that deserves mention, called (appropriately enough) the Bushmaster .308 Rifle. Charles Cutshaw’s written an excellent article on it for the January 2005 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement" (GWLE). The Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine was designed to take metric FAL magazines, ... Read More »

Penn Arms PGL65-40 ‘Fourkiller Tactical Model’ 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just had a very interesting conversation with Larkin Fourkiller, of Fourkiller Consulting. Fourkiller is a retired LEO/SWAT Operator and LE Special Operations/SWAT commander. He’s also a less-lethal weapons specialist. He currently trains law enforcement agencies in (lethal) dynamic CQB (Close Quarters Battle), and in the tactical use (employment/deployment) of less-lethal weapons and munitions. Based on ... Read More »

Press Release on DEA Contract for RRA DEA/FBI Tactical Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] Rock River Arms (RRA) recently sent DefenseReview a copy of their press release on DEA contract for their DEA/FBI AR-15 Tactical Carbine (CAR-15), dated 12/05/03, along with some pics. We thought our readers would find it both interesting and informative. Back in February, DefRev published an article on the DEA/FBI AR-15 titled "Rock River Arms (RRA) ... Read More »

Futuristic Beretta Cx4 Storm Semi-Auto Carbine: Update and Reviews

by David Crane [email protected] Awhile back, DefRev published an article on the Beretta Cx4 Storm semi-auto carbine titled "Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine. Sleek, Futuristic, and Modular.", right around the time that the Cx4 was first introduced. We’ve been hearing some pretty good things about this futuristic, ergonomic carbine from Cx4 owners, so far. It would seem that Beretta has a ... Read More »

Addendum: Wilson Combat UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine: Fast and Light

by David Crane [email protected] Our previous article on the Wilson Combat/Scattergun Technologies UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine provided a heads-up on, and rundown of, Rich Grassi’s article from the September 2004 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE). Click here to read it (our article about his article). Guns Magazine also recently published a pretty thorough article on the ... Read More »

Arms Tech Compact Police Carbine: Innovative 5.56 Subcarbine for 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] The Compact Police Carbine (CPC) Model 556, by Arms Tech LTD is one cool little semi-auto 5.56mm carbine. Designed specifically for police 1st Responders (First Responders) (specifically patrol officers and motorcycle officers) the Arms Tech Compact Police Carbine (CPC) will provide patrol officers, including motorcycle officers with a handy 5.56x45mm subcarbine for 1) dealing with threats ... Read More »

Wilson Combat UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine: Fast and Light

by David Crane [email protected] The Wilson Combat UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine (with free-float, ventilated Quad Rail aluminum handguard) just received a rave review by Rich Grassi in the September 2004 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE). Mr. Grassi had some help in reviewing the Wilson UT-15 Urban Tactical carbine from Rob Child (SWAT operator, armorer, and firearms ... Read More »

Rock River Arms (RRA) DEA/FBI Tactical Carbine (Pre-Ban/NFA Config)

The March 2004 issue of "S.W.A.T. Magazine" has an interesting article written by Denny Hansen. The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and FBI have apparently chosen a new semi-auto-only tactical carbine, which appears to be a highly accessorized, and perhaps slightly modified, Rock River Arms (RRA) Tactical CAR-A4 carbine. The RRA DEA/FBI semi-auto-only tactical carbine will feature a 14.25" chrome-lined 1:9 ... Read More »

Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.

by David Crane [email protected] Man, this is a cool product. I recently got the opportunity to handle it and see it demonstrated at SWAT Round-Up 2003 in Orlando, Florida, and came away from that session extremely impressed. The Corner Shot was designed and developed by Corner Shot’s CEO, Amos Golan, to allow military Spec-Ops/Counterterrism and LE SWAT personnel to be ... Read More »