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Want to Turn Your AR-15 into a belt-fed? It’s Shrike Time.

The Shrike 5.56, by Ares Defense Systems, is one very cool modification for any AR-15. It replaces your upper and turns your magazine-fed AR-15/M16 into a belt-fed, without any modification whatsoever to your lower receiver. Thus, the Shrike 5.56 upper allows the weapon to fire with either linked-ammunition OR magazines, and it is designed to fit ALL AR-15 and M-16 ... Read More »

HK MP7 PDW. Serious Compact Firepower

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 17th, 2002 Every once in awhile, as the editor of Defense Review, I have the rare and somewhat distinct pleasure of handling and firing a firearm that is not only brand spanking new, but actually manages to knock my socks off. Please keep in mind that I did not expect Heckler ... Read More »

Could This Be the Crane 5.56 SPR(Special Purpose Rifle)?

The Naval Surface Warfare Center(NSWC), Crane Division(in Crane, Indiana) has long been a breeding ground for experimental/prototype weapons for special warfare. The "Special Purpose Rifle" is an M16-based 5.56mm sniper rifle with with a very specific purpose–the quiet elimination of enemy personnel at medium range. DefRev is guessing that the SPR was developed at the request of the Naval Special ... Read More »