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Marvel Custom Tactical 1911 Pistols for Special Operations and Concealed Carry

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com November 30, 2007 There’s a custom 1911 pistolsmith out there building tactical guns (1911s) for military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters /operators and civilian CCWs (concealed carry) who hasn’t, to this point, received much ink, anywhere. DefenseReview plans to remedy that, right now. We first mentioned him very briefly in our article on the ... Read More »

High-Capacity ‘Tactical Plastic’ .45 ACP Pistols: Choices, Choices…

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com If you’ve been thinking about acquiring a production high-capacity/double-stack polymer-framed .45 ACP tactical pistol, now might just be the right time, considering that you’ve never had more choices. Here’s DefenseReview’s list to look at: Glock 21 (G21) series (including the new Glock 21SF a.k.a. Glock 21 SF) and Glock 30 (G30), Springfield Armory Xtreme ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P45 and Glock 21SF .45 ACP Pistols at NDIA Small Arms Symposium

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of NDIA Small Arms Symposium 2007, DefenseReview also got to test-fire two of the latest "tactical plastic" (i.e. polymer) .45 ACP pistols, the Glock 21SF (G21SF) and the Smith & Wesson M&P45. Both weapons were very comfortable to handle and shoot, but we had some trouple hitting steel pepper poppers initially with the Glock 21 ... Read More »

FERFRANS FAS (Fast Acquisition Sight) HUD-Style Red Dot Sight/Combat Optic for Urban Warfare Applications

By David Crane [email protected] October 18, 2007 While we’re on the subject of MOUT / urban warfare tactics a.k.a. urban combat tactics, DefenseReview was recently sent information on a new combat optic (optical sight) being introduced by FERFRANS Specialties for tactical / urban warfare applications. DefRev readers might remember the piece we published on the SOPMOD M4/M4A1 CQBR-type FERFRANS SOAR ... Read More »

Calico Light Weapon Systems Producing Helical-Feed Tactical Firearms

The following is a Calico Light Weapon Systems (CLWS) press release: August 8, 2007 Calico Light Weapon Systems (CLWS) is currently in full production mode building its revolutionary and proprietary “Legacy Design” high-capacity, helical-feed 9mm and .22 cal. select-fire submachine guns and semi-auto-only carbines, SBRs (Short-Barreled Rifles) and pistols. The helical-feed magazine feature makes these Calico weapons unique, and unlike ... Read More »

SureSight Combat Pistol Sights: Meet the Triangle

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com Speaking of combat pistol sights, a company called SureSight, LLC is billing their SureSight ST-1 triangular sight system as the "next generation of iron handgun sights". The SureSight ST-1 sighting system takes advantage of the Gestalt Principles of Organization, specifically the Gestalt Principle of "Closure", which exploits human beings’ tendency to see complete shapes, ... Read More »

Israeli Company Develops Revolutionary Combat Pistol Sight System

by David Crane [email protected] All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). While DefenseReview was at NDIA Small Arms Symposium 2007, we ran into a very friendly and ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits: New Tactical Products

by David Crane defrev at gmail . com 1) Sigarms has just introduced a brand new pistol called the SIG P250. The P250 is a polymer-framed tactical/carry (including concealed carry) pistol that features an interesting stainless-steel "sub-assembly" that rides inside the polymer grip frame. This sub-assembly contains the trigger, hammer, ambidextrous slide release, ejector and four small slide rails, and ... Read More »

DefenseReview Goes Shooting with 3-Gun Tactical Champion Shooter Taran Butler

By David Crane [email protected] April 8, 2007 Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of doing some advanced pistol training with (i.e. receiving some professional pistol instruction from) my friend Taran Butler. Taran is one of the best professional shooters (competitive shooters) in the world, and currently the number 1 (i.e. the best) 3-Gun Tactical shooter in the world. In the ... Read More »