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Remington Modular Sniper Rifle (MSR) Competes for SOCOM Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) Contract

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo Credit(s): Remington Military June 23, 2009 DefenseReview has been following the SOCOM (USSOCOM) Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program since we came across a solicitation/sources sought notice and accompanying drafts for it awhile back. The PSR requirement is for a modular, multi-caliber bolt-action rifle that’s “caliber-specific to .338 Lapua Magnum (.338LM, also ... Read More »

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An Operator’s View of M4/M4A1 Carbine (and Tactical AR-15 Carbine) Malfunctions

By Mike Pannone June 15, 2009 In the early months of 2006 while I was helping to write and refine the curriculum of the Asymmetric Warfare Group’s Combat Applications Training Course (CATC) I took it upon myself to research performance enhancements and reliability upgrades as an integral part of educating the soldier on how to maximize his M4/M4A1 carbine. The ... Read More »

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Are the FN SCAR Weapons (MK16 and MK17) Necessary? And do we really need to replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 20, 2009 According to Army Times magazine, The 75th Ranger Regiment is scheduled to battle test the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) very soon. The Rangers will reportedly be taking 600 FN SCAR rifle/carbine/subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages into battle, but DefenseReview doesn’t know how many of these are the ... Read More »

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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 »

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Americanized/Modernized Polish wz. 88 Tantal AK-74 5.45x39mm Tactical Rifle/Carbine

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com Photo(s) Credit: Doug Richardson, Special Weapons for Military & Police (SWMP) May 8, 2009 If you’d like a more traditional platform for the 5.45x39mm Russian cartridge, than the Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P15R semi-auto AR-15 tactical carbine, the April 2009 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police (SWMP) (Gun Buyer’s Annual ... Read More »

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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 »

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Airtronic USA China Lake Multi-Shot Pump-Action 40mm Grenade Launcher System for Special Operations

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com April 18, 2009 Updated on May 6, 2009 Airtronic USA, Inc. has more up their sleeve than just an Americanized RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launcher. They’ve also got a pretty nifty 4-shot (3+1) pump-shotgun-config pump-action 40mm multiple grenade launcher (MGL) (a.k.a. multi-shot grenade launcher) system a.k.a 40mm pump grenade launcher system. The weapon ... Read More »

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