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MagPul Masada Adaptive Combat Weapon System (ACWS) Makes Its Debut

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. They are not to be reprinted or disseminated in any fashion without the express written permission of DefenseReview.com. January 24, 2007 The MagPul Masada Adaptive Combat Weapon System (ACWS) a.k.a. MagPul Masada Rifle / Carbine, made by ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 2: More ‘Latest and Greatest’ Tactical Tech from the Show

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com, and are not to be reprinted or disseminated in any fashion without the express written permission of DefenseReview.com. This is the second installment of DefRev Quick Hits featuring the "latest and greatest" in tactical tech from SHOT Show ... 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 »

DPMS Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R) Punches Targets at 600 Yards

by David Crane [email protected] DPMS Panther Arms is currently making a civilian-legal replica of the semi-auto-only 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R), which is designed to allow squads to engage enemy targets at ranges of 600 meters (600m). According to the 2005 U.S. Army Field Manual, "The primary mission of the SDM [Squad Designated Marksman] is to ... Read More »

FN FS2000 Semi-Auto-Only Bullpup Tactical Carbine (5.56mm) for Civilians

by David Crane david at defensereview.com The civilian-legal, semi-auto-only version of the FN F2000 and F2000 Tactical 5.56 bullpup assault rifle/carbines (5.56x45mm NATO), the FN FS2000 Semi-Auto Carbine, appears to be getting full-court press-level coverage in the various tactical firearm magazines, including the January 2007 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE). DefenseReview first reported on the FNH ... Read More »

M16 Clinic/727 Counter-Terror Training Unit (CTTU) Aircraft Assault Course

by David Crane [email protected] The M16 Clinic, manufacturer of the M16 Viper series carbines and subcarbines/SBRs (short-barreled rifles), has teamed up with the 727 Counter Terror Training Unit (C.T.T.U.). The 727 CTTU will provide aircraft assault (i.e. tubular assault) training, including IHR (In-extremis Hostage Rescue) training, to law enforcement SWAT units. The inaugural 727 CTTU Aircraft Assault Course is scheduled ... Read More »

M16A5 Concept: A Modular, Multi-Caliber Rifle for Future Infantry Warfighters?

by Jim Jensen Assault Rifle/Carbine with interchangeable bolts, barrels and magazine wells can shoot 5.56mm, 7.62mm Russian, and 7.62mm NATO bullets Iraq: ”Ping” “ping” “ping” an U.S. Army light infantry Soldier firing from the top cargo hatch of a BAE Systems M113 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier)/armored vehicle is placing well-aimed 5.56mm (5.56x45mm/.223 Remington) M16A2/A4 rifle shots on an Iraqi rebel ... 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 »

M16 Viper Series: Custom 5.56mm Weapons Packages for Special Ops (Video!)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview first reported on the M16 Clinic AR-15/M16/M4/M4A1-platform 5.56x45mm subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages back in December, 2004. That first article discussed the select-fire/full-auto,  SOPMOD M4 CQBR (Close Quarters Battle Receiver)-style M16 Viper and M16 Viper-XRP (eXtra-Range/Perimeter) 5.56mm subcarbines/SBRs, which are built specifically for military Special Operations applications, including anti-terrorism/counterterrorism operations. These weapons would appear to ... Read More »

DefRev Exclusive: KAC Introduces 6mm PDW for Special Operations Applications

by David Crane david at defensereview.com This article has been updated with digital photos (JPEG format), as well as a link to the KAC CQB PDW fact sheet/spec sheet.  Click on the photos below to view them full-size.   Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has just (formally) introduced a 6x35mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) with AR-15/M16 controls for the Mil/LE market (tentatively) called the ... Read More »