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Powertron Less-Lethal Electronic Firearm System by Electronic Defense Technology

This one looks pretty cool. It’s called the Powertron, and its brought to you by the good folks at Electronic Defense Technology, L.L.C. From the looks of it, it’s basically a Taser M26 on steroids. The following quote is some of what Electronic Defense Technology’s literature has to say about the Powertron: "The world’s first known* handgun-shaped, dual firing, 31’ ... Read More »

Addendum: ”World’s First .50 Cal. 1911 Pistol” by Guncrafter Industries, LLC

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev just received a very informative update about the "Model No.1" .50 Cal. (50 GI) 1911 pistol from Alex Zimmermann, owner/CEO of Guncrafter Industries, LLC, via email. You can read it by clicking on "Read More" (hypertext) below… "David, The below listed information has a little more information than the web site. Feel free to extract ... Read More »

”World’s First .50 Cal. 1911 Pistol” by Guncrafter Industries, LLC

by David Crane [email protected] The following story has been modified/edited from its original state based on feedback from DefRev member "dewatters" and further scrutiny of the Guncrafter Industries website: Well, it looks like there’s a new 1911 in town, and it ain’t your daddy’s. It’s called the "Model No.1", and it’s made by Guncrafter Industries, LLC out of Huntsville, Arkansas. ... Read More »

DuraCoat Firearms Finish for Tactical Weapons. By Lauer Custom Weaponry.

by David Crane [email protected] Lauer Custom Weaponry has come out with an interesting hard-use black firearms finish for tactical weapons. It’s called DuraCoat. DefRev hasn’t tried this finish out yet. To date, the only high-tech black finish the DefRev team has experience with so far is Birdsong’s Black-T, and we’ve all been very satisfied with it. I’ve had Black-T applied ... Read More »

Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.

by David Crane [email protected] Man, this is a cool product. I recently got the opportunity to handle it and see it demonstrated at SWAT Round-Up 2003 in Orlando, Florida, and came away from that session extremely impressed. The Corner Shot was designed and developed by Corner Shot’s CEO, Amos Golan, to allow military Spec-Ops/Counterterrism and LE SWAT personnel to be ... Read More »

SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine by Troy Industries. Big Rifle in a Small Package.

by David Crane [email protected] Troy Industries, Inc. was a vendor at SWAT Round-Up 2003, and they showed up with this little bad boy–which is a whole lotta’ rifle in a compact, carbine-sized envelope. The SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine is a Spec-Ops-applicable 7.62x51mm semi-auto carbine. Features on the SOPMOD M14 include an A.R.M.S.-like 1913 picatinny rail system, ergonomic pistol grip, and ... Read More »

Colt Model 1911 Pistol and Early Prototypes

The following is an advertisement that was submitted to Defense Review anonymously. Normally we don’t publish anonymous posts–and especially advertisements. However, we’re making an exception here as a courtesy to our members and readers who may have an interest in reading about the history of the Colt 1911 pistol and its precursors. We’ll research the source. Here it is: "Just ... Read More »

The True Story of the Beretta M9 Pistol.

by Tim Chandler “You’re not a S.E.A.L. ‘till you have eaten Italian steel…” Anonymous Thus begins the sordid tale of the M9 that is oft repeated in gun shops and firearms related web-boards the nation over. Anyone who asks questions about the Beretta M9/92 pistol long enough will inevitably hear about how a bunch of S.E.A.L. team members were killed/maimed/deformed ... Read More »

9x23mm/.38 TJ 1911 Pistol Concept: Better Solution than Kimber .45 ACP 1911 Pistol for USMC MARSOC/MCSOCOM Det 1 Unit?

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2003 Last updated on 10/11/11. The 1911 pistol that Kimber is currently supplying to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MARSOC/Special Operations Command Detachment 1 operators, according to reports, differs from the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II in several key respects (The following information is, as yet, unconfirmed/unverified): 1) It utilizes Kimber's Series ... Read More »

SIG-Sauer 1911 Pistol Coming Soon to a Gun Store Near You.

by David Crane SIG-Sauer, a.k.a. SIGARMS, is going to be introducing a 1911 pistol in .45 caliber very soon. Rumor has it that the guns will be built on Caspian frames (and possibly even slides). This is supposed to include Caspian’s Recon frame. DefRev will research the situation and get as much info as we can. DefRev doesn’t have any ... Read More »