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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 »

Smith & Wesson M&P15R 5.45x39mm Tactical AR-15 Carbine: Have your AR-15 with a side of Russian.

by David Crane May 6, 2009 The April 2009 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police (SWMP) (Gun Buyer’s Annual #74) has an article on the Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P15R 5.45x39mm Russian (a.k.a. 5.45x39mm Soviet a.k.a. 5.45x39mm Kalashnikov) semi-auto tactical AR-15 carbine. It’s an interesting offering, since the 5.45mm Russian is an interesting little cartridge, and combining it ... Read More »

DefRev Photo Analysis: U.S. Secret Service PPD CAT Operator Tactical Hardware

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 24, 2008 Updated on May 6, 2009 Ever since he won the presidential election, the press has been following President-Elect Barack Obama around Chicago like a bunch of hungry (and annoying) puppies. Whether he’s going to his transition office in the Kluczynski Federal Building in the Loop (dowtown Chicago professional district, ... Read More »

DefRev Exclusive! MagPul PDR (Personal Defense Rifle) 5.56 PDW (Photos!)

by David Crane [email protected] 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). May 17, 2007 DefenseReview Exclusive: First Look at the MagPul PDR 5.56 PDW Concept! Back in ... Read More »

SSK 6.5 MPC: Best Assault Rifle Cartridge for 21st Century Warfare?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Small arms designer/developer J.D. Jones of SSK Industries has developed what may just prove to be a superior solution to the 6.8x43mm SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 SPC) and/or 6.5 Grendel (6.5x39mm) cartidges as a replacement for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge for U.S. military general infantry and Special Operations (USSOCOM) use. Mr. Jones is calling it ... Read More »

MGI Hydra QCB Modular/Multi-Caliber AR Weapons System for SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] Back in February (2006), DefenseReview briefly discussed the new and improved MGI QCB (Quick Change Barrel) Upper Receiver system and MGI D-Fender "D-Ring" in our article titled DefRev Quick Hits 3 from SHOT Show 2006: And the Hits Keep Comin’. We got to handle and examine both of these items, as well as MGI’s Modular Lower ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies

by David Crane david at defensereview.com – Vltor Weapon Systems is now manufacturing Russian-type 7.62mmx54R (7.62x54mm) PKM General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) for U.S. military forces. It’s our understanding that the Vltor PKMs will be used for familiarization training, and possibly OPFOR (just seems logical). DefRev got to view and handle one of these guns at the Vltor booth, and ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 3 from SHOT Show 2006: And the Hits Keep Comin’

by David Crane [email protected] Below are more DefRev "Quick Hits from SHOT Show 2006. DefenseReview will be reporting more in-depth on these technologies, later. –While we were in the outdoor tent, we ran into Frank and Chris Desomma at the Patriot Ordnance Factory (P.O.F-USA) booth. POF-USA had their new 7.62x51mm/.308 Win., 6.8mm (6.8x43mm), and 6.5 Grendel gas piston upper receivers ... Read More »

Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations

by Bob Taubert One of the driving ideas behind the adaptation of the "Black Rifle" and its varmint caliber ammunition was to lighten the load of the ground pounding Infanteer. That was achieved through remarkable engineering, but it didn’t take long for the soldier to reverse the situation. The new light weight rounds enabled the trooper to up his basic ... Read More »

FN SCAR Weapons Family Update: Latest FN SCAR Prototypes at SOF Week

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview also got a chance to see and handle all the latest FN SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) (5.56x45mm) and SCAR-Heavy (SCAR-H) (7.62x51mm) prototypes at the FNH USA booth at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry). DefRev will discuss the various aspects of the weapons, including the operating system (piston driven) and unique features, in a ... Read More »