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Springfield Armory XD Pistols: Serious Defensive Plastic for Serious Use

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory XD pistols receiving some pretty high praise by professionals in the tactical and competitive shooting arenas, lately. Rob Leatham, world-class competitive shooter and Springfield Armory spokesman, is a obviously a big proponent of them, of course. He’s also an ideal demonstrator for the XD pistols’ performance capabilities, sincel he’s an IPSC Grandmaster shooter and ... Read More »

SIGARMS and Heckler & Koch/HK Defense Win Major Pistol Contracts with DHS

by David Crane [email protected] Sigarms, Inc. and Heckler & Koch, Inc./HK Defense) both recently won monster pistol contracts (in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG calibers)–for up to 65,000 pistols, each–with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Sigarms’ pistol contract is worth $23.7 million. The SIG-Sauer pistols chosen by DHS are the SIG P226R-DAK, SIG P229R-DAK, and SIG P239-DAO (double-action-only). ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol: The Next Evolution in Polymer-Framed Combat Pistols?

by David Crane [email protected] The photos contained in this article were taken by (and provided to DefenseReview.com by) Charlie Petty. They were first shown in his original post on the M&P pistol (Military & Police pistol) at AmBackForum.com. DefenseReview first heard that Smith & Wesson was developing an new polymer-framed semi-auto pistol to go head-to-head with the Glock, Springfield XD, and Heckler ... Read More »

Small Arms Weapons Program Reviewed for Joint Service Potential

The following comes from the United States Department of Defense (DoD): No. 733-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jul 19, 2005 Media Contact: (703)697-5131 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 The Army announced today it temporarily suspended the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of a new family of small weapons – Objective Individual Combat Weapon Increment 1 (OICW-1) – in order to incorporate joint ... Read More »

SHOT Show 2005: Rovatec Bullite Training System for Tactical Shooters

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Every good shooter that I know (whether they’re a professional tactical operator, a tactical shooting instructor, a competitive shooter, or a civilian CCW) engages in dry-fire practice to keep their shooting skills sharp–and even enhance their skills. Well, an Israeli ... Read More »

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Team to Compete in 2005 5.11 Challenge

Bill Berry [email protected] The following is a 5.11 Challenge Press Release: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Team Selected to Compete in 2005 5.11 Challenge Two representatives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been selected to compete in the 2005, 5.11 Challenge. Brian Neilmeyer and Matthew Coe of St.Walburg, Saskatchewan, Canada, were randomly picked to compete for up to $100,000 in ... Read More »

Notice: Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) Increment I Family of Weapons

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just received a message from one of our U.S. Army sources regarding the solicitation below for an "Objective Individual Combat Weapon, Increment One, Family of Weapons". The OICW project, apparently, has been resurrected, albeit in different form. To put it another way, IT LIVES (if you can believe it). DefRev will most likely be doing ... Read More »

Glock 38 (G38) Compact and Glock 39 (Subcompact) Pistols & Tactical Light/Laser

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos accompanying this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview got a chance to view and handle the new Glock 38 (G38) compact and Glock 39 (G39) subcompact .45 GAP pistols at SHOT Show 2005, at the Glock booth. Dave Sevigny, competitive shooting champion with Team Glock, showed us ... Read More »

New Kimber Warrior 1911 Pistol: Digital Pics from SHOT Show 2005

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview got to handle the new Kimber Warrior 1911 pistol (.45 ACP) at its debut at SHOT Show 2005. Basically, it’s the civilian-release version of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ICQB/MCSOCOM Det 1 pistol, although there are some differences. For instance, the Kimber Warrior utilizes an integral M1913 tactical light rail, instead of the Dawson screw-on ... Read More »

Russian KBP GSh-18 Pistol and 9mm PBP AP Ammo for Special Applications

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of Russian firearms, we should perhaps also mention a pistol that looks really intriguing. It’s manufactured by KBP (Equipment manufacturing Design Bureau) in Tula, Russia, and it’s called the GSh-18. The KBP GSh-18 pistol basically appears to be a polymer-framed hybrid pistol that incorporates design and material aspects of previous pistols ... Read More »