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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 »

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 »

DefRev Quick Hits 2 from SHOT Show 2006: More ‘Latest and Greatest’

by David Crane [email protected] This is our second installment of "Quick Hits" from SHOT Show 2006 for our readers. Again, these are quick blurbs on items that we believe to be significant. DefenseReview will be reporting more in-depth on these technologies, later. – Cobb Manufacturing Inc. displayed their BA50 .50 BMG Anti-Materiel/Sniper rifle/carbine, at their booth, and one of the ... Read More »

Brugger & Thomet Introduces New Subgun/PDW: Meet the B&T MP9

by David Crane [email protected] Click on images below to view them full-size.   The Swiss firm Brugger & Thomet AG is currently manufacturing and marketing an updated/product-improved version of the Steyr TMP submachine gun (after acquiring the rights to it) called the MP9 Submachine Gun (9x19mm)–not to be confused with its namesake, the Ruger MP9 subgun–under their submachine gun line.  ... Read More »

Is the U.S. Army Deliberately Endangering the Lives of Our Warfighters?

by David Crane [email protected] On January 11th (2006), DefenseWatch/Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) published an article by DW/SFTT editor Nat Helms about a critical/damaging U.S. Marine Corps forensic study on Interceptor OTV body armor, titled Interceptor OTV Body Armor Costs Lives, An Internal USMC Report Shows.Two days later, on January 13th (2006), DefenseReview reported on the current Pinnacle Armor Dragon ... Read More »

Cobb SCAR Candidate/MCR Prototype Weapons at SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] All photos of the Cobb MCR Prototype/SCAR candidate weapons accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com and are the property of DefenseReview.com. Click on photos to view them full-size. DefenseReview was fortunate to get the opportunity to view and handle the Cobb SCAR candidate/MCR (Muli-Caliber Rifle) prototype weapons at Cobb Manufacturing Inc.’s booth at SHOT Show ... Read More »

Robinson Armament XCR Multi-Caliber Carbine/Subcarbine for Military SPECOPS/PSD

by David Crane [email protected] Back in September, DefenseReview provided its readers with a quick "heads-up" on the new Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System (MWS). The Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System (MWS) was specifically designed and developed to compete in the USSOCOM SCAR/SOFCAR program. The purpose of the SCAR/SOFCAR program is to adopt a select-fire multi-caliber modular weapon system ... Read More »

Unique Alpine TPG-1 Modular Multi-Caliber Sniper Rifle for Tactical Apps

by David Crane [email protected] October 26, 2004 Unique Alpine, of Austria, is making a rather interesting modular multi-caliber bolt-action sniper/long-range-interdiction rifle called the TPG-1. DefRev doesn’t know much about it yet. Here’s what we do know: the TPG-1 high-precision rifle utilizes a 3-lug bolt, which locks directly into the barrel extension. The TPG-1’s receiver is manufactured from special high-grade aluminum ... Read More »

Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System

by David Crane [email protected] Robinson Armament Co. competed recently in the SCAR (a.k.a. SOFCAR) competition for USSOCOM. Basically, SCAR/SOFCAR was a competition to produce an adaptable/modular multi-caliber weapon system for SOCOM (Special Operations Use). The goal was to achieve a weapon system that you can quickly configure to an operator’s mission-specific needs, including caliber (6.8x43mm SPC, 7.62x39mm, 5.56x45mm, etc.). "Coincidentally", ... Read More »