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Can IPS THINERGY Thin-Film Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) Automatic-Recharging Battery Technology Power the Future Soldier/Warfighter?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 15, 2010 A company called Infinite Power Solutions (IPS) has apparently developed a a range of “revolutionary” small, ultra-thin solid-state thin-film rechargeable batteries called THINERGY Micro-Energy Cells (MEC) that could potentially represent a viable solution to powering future soldier/warfighter hardware and technology, including weapons accessories and advanced electronic devices like wearable ... Read More »

A Tale of Two Custom Mid-Length AR Carbines: The Frankengun (Frankencarbine) Project

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). February 23, 2010 DefenseReview plans to run two custom-built tactical AR carbines (AR-15 carbines) through ... Read More »

Vltor/POF 6.5 Grendel Special Purpose Rifle (SPR)-Type AR-15 Tactical Rifle/Carbine for Special Operations

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Doug Richardson, Special Weapons for Military & Police (SWMP) May 13, 2009 Updated on 5/15/09 And, speaking of Charlie Cutshaw articles, we might as well mention Mr. Cutshaw’s cover gun article on the Vltor/POF 6.5 Grendel (a.k.a. 6.5mm Grendel a.k.a. 6.5G a.k.a. 65G) semi-auto-only direct-gas-impingement (DGI) AR-15 tactical carbine/rifle for ... Read More »

SRSS BullDog762 Bullpup M14/M1A Battle Rifle (7.62mm NATO/.308 Win.) Range Session

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com September 22, 2008 All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with an Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1-megapixel digital camera, which is advertised as “shock + waterproof”. On August 30th, 2008, ... Read More »

Stag Arms 6.8mm SPC Tactical Carbine with Samson STAR-C Tactical Rail

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. July 27, 2008 DefenseReview has been been writing about 6.8mm cartridges, lately, so it’s only appropriate that we mention Charlie Cutshaw’s article ... Read More »

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 »

MagPul Masada / Bushmaster ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) Update

by David Crane [email protected] March 6, 2008 DefenseReview recently published an article about Bushmaster Firearms and MagPul Industries teaming to manufacture the MagPul Masada Adaptive Combat Weapons System (ACWS) a.k.a. MagPul Masada rifle / carbine, whereby Bushmaster manufactures the weapon as the Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) under licensing agreement. Well, the MagPul Masada rifle/carbine / Bushmaster ACR just… made ... Read More »

Desert Tactical Arms Stealth Recon Scout Modular/Multi-Caliber Bullpup Anti-Materiel/Sniper Rifle for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com The first three (top three) photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos (from SHOT Show 2008), which were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). All ... Read More »