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A Tale of Two Custom Mid-Length AR Carbines: The Frankengun (Frankencarbine) Project

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). February 23, 2010 DefenseReview plans to run two custom-built tactical AR carbines (AR-15 carbines) through ... Read More »

Are the FN SCAR Weapons (MK16 and MK17) Necessary? And do we really need to replace the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 20, 2009 According to Army Times magazine, The 75th Ranger Regiment is scheduled to battle test the Special Operations Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) very soon. The Rangers will reportedly be taking 600 FN SCAR rifle/carbine/subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages into battle, but DefenseReview doesn’t know how many of these are the ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P15R 5.45x39mm Tactical AR-15 Carbine: Have your AR-15 with a side of Russian.

by David Crane May 6, 2009 The April 2009 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police (SWMP) (Gun Buyer’s Annual #74) has an article on the Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P15R 5.45x39mm Russian (a.k.a. 5.45x39mm Soviet a.k.a. 5.45x39mm Kalashnikov) semi-auto tactical AR-15 carbine. It’s an interesting offering, since the 5.45mm Russian is an interesting little cartridge, and combining it ... Read More »

DefRev Photo Analysis: U.S. Secret Service PPD CAT Operator Tactical Hardware

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com November 24, 2008 Updated on May 6, 2009 Ever since he won the presidential election, the press has been following President-Elect Barack Obama around Chicago like a bunch of hungry (and annoying) puppies. Whether he’s going to his transition office in the Kluczynski Federal Building in the Loop (dowtown Chicago professional district, ... Read More »

Stag Arms 6.8mm SPC Tactical Carbine with Samson STAR-C Tactical Rail

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com at SHOT Show 2008, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. July 27, 2008 DefenseReview has been been writing about 6.8mm cartridges, lately, so it’s only appropriate that we mention Charlie Cutshaw’s article ... Read More »

6.8x45mm Kramer Urban Combat Cartridge (UCC) for Urban Warfare Ops

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com DefenseReview has covered the 6.8 SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm Remington SPC a.k.a. 6.8mm SPC) round for quite some time now. We’re a proponent of the cartridge, due to its superior efficacy over 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. within its (6.8 SPC) operational envelope of 400-500 yards, ... 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 »

Custom MSTN Rifles, Carbines and Subcarbines for Mil SPECOPS, SWAT, and PMC’s

by David Crane [email protected] Mid-South Tactical Network (MSTN) has been churning and burning over there, turning out some really sweet AR-15/M16-based custom tactical rifles and carbines (short to medium-range interdiction/sniper rifles and carbines, to be more specific) in 6.8x43mm SPC (6.8mm SPC/6.8 Rem SPC), as well as 5.56x45mm subcarbines utilizing 10.5" LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool) uppers. All the guns ... Read More »

Precision Reflex Inc. (PRI) 6.8x43mm REM SPC Upper Receivers

by David Crane [email protected] Precision Reflex Inc. (PRI) has a new 6.8x43mm REM SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge) upper receiver designed/developed to replace any AR-15/M16-based weapon’s 5.56x45mm upper receiver. Noted gunwriter Gary Paul Johnston has stated that the new PRI 6.8mm REM SPC uppers "have… proven 1-MOA accurate or better". These uppers are available with either 18.5" or 16.5" free-float Rock ... Read More »