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FN P90 PDW at TREXPO East

by David Crane [email protected] The highlight for me at FN’s booth was getting to handle the P90 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) and FiveseveN Pistol. Please notice that I did not say “submachinegun”, when speaking of the P90. That’s because the FN P90 PDW fires a proprietary 5.7x28mm projectile that is really closer to a small rifle round, than a pistol ... Read More »

Russia’s Very Trick Multi-Caliber Personal Defense Weapon

Russia’s Gepard PDW looks to be a real comer in the PDW arena. The gun apparently allows the operator to fire different types of 9mm rounds with different lengths without changing the magazine or barrel. It also utilizes some kind of "anti-recoil system". One of the rounds it can fire is the 9x30mm Grom round, which has special armor piercing ... 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 »