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Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Series Pistols for Concealed Carry (CCW)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview readers may remember that we wrote about the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol (standard-size 9mm/.40 S&W version) back in 2005. Well, DefenseReview recently got to handle the brand new Smith & Wesson M&P45 (S&W M&P45) .45 ACP pistol at SHOT Show 2007, which looks like a winner, provided it proves to be reliable, ... Read More »

Latest Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) Silencers for Tactical Firearms (Photos!)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. Advanced Armament Corp. (A.A.C.) had a large assortment of silencers / sound suppressors (a.k.a. "muzzle cans") for tactical firearms (a.k.a. tactical small arms a.k.a. tactical weapons) for 2007, including models from their Blackout silencer line. The first ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 4: Tactical Pistols, Rifles, and other Delights

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article, with the exception of the SIG 556 Pistol photo (below), were taken by DefenseReview.com and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. We continue now with some of the "latest and greatest" tactical technology from SHOT Show 2007, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in ... Read More »

Taurus 24/7 SOCOM .45 ACP Combat Pistol for CCWs and Law Enforcement SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] Since the last two articles have been about new tactical rifles/long guns, we might as well mention a new tactical pistol to balance things out. USSOCOM’s "Combat Pistol (CP) System" program (formerly "Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) System" program) is now kaput (at least for the time being), but the pistols designed and developed for it live ... Read More »

The Interesting and Innovative ASP and Devel M39 Compact Combat Pistols

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Airborne Combat Engineer (ACE) recently posted short articles on a couple of oldies-but-goldies, the ASP pistol (produced by Armament Systems and Procedures–thus the "ASP" acronym) and Devel 39 (a.k.a. Devel M39) pistol. The ASP pistol was… designed and developed by Paris Theodore in the early 1970’s. It’s most noteworthy features are it’s compact size, ... Read More »

ArmaLite Super SASS Semi-Auto 7.62mm/.308 Win. Tactical Rifle Gets Some Press

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview recently reported on ArmaLite’s foray into tactical pistols. Before that, back in April (2006), we had briefly mentioned the ArmaLite Super SASS (Semiautomatic Sniper System) AR-10-based .308 Win./7.62x51mm NATO semi-auto tactical rifle in our article titled DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies. Well, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE) ... Read More »

Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol: Viable Option for Defensive Use?

by David Crane [email protected] And, speaking of pistols, here at DefenseReview, we carry Glock pistols (primarily G19s and G30s), HK P7s (HKP7M13, specifically), custom Browning Hi-Powers, and custom 1911s. Recently though, we’ve considered adding one of the Springfield XD .45 pistols (.45ACP pistols made by Springfield Armory) to the mix, since they’ve been getting rave reviews from a number of ... Read More »

Armalite to Introduce Line of Pistols

The following is an Armalite, Inc. press release: ArmaLite’s president, Mark Westrom, and Sarsilmaz’s Mr.Aral Alis have announced that ArmaLite and Sarsilmaz are expanding their international trade relationship to include a high-grade line of handguns for the U.S. Market and planned license-production of ArmaLite rifles for the Turkish Armed Forces. Sarsilmaz has served as ArmaLite’s exclusive link to NATO’s second ... Read More »

USSOCOM’s Combat Pistol (CP) Program Cancelled?

by David Crane [email protected] The "Description" section of the latest modification (Modification 04) of Solicitation number: H92222-05-R-0017 for a .45 ACP (.45 Caliber) Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) System–now called the Combat Pistol (CP)–states: "This notification is to inform Industry the Combat Pistol requirement is postponed indefinately. USSOCOM will no longer issue a Request for Proposal." This is an interesting development, ... Read More »

Blackhawk CQC SERPA Holster Double Feature: Tactical and Duty Rigs

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consulting frank at borelliconsulting.com BlackHawk CQC Tactical SERPA Holster Regular readers know that I recently spent two weeks in New Orleans working on contract for Blackwater. One of the things I took with me was my own gunbelt. One of the things I wish I’d had on my gunbelt is the BlackHawk CQC Tactical SERPA Holster ... Read More »