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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 »

JP LRP-07 Long Range Precision Rifle 7.62mm with Left-Side Charging System

By David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with an Olympus Stylus 790 SW 7.1-megapixel digital camera, which is advertised as "shock + waterproof". March 19, 2009 John Paul, owner of ... Read More »

KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle for Special Operations and Tactical Applications

by David Crane david at defensereview.com While we’re on the subject of new rifle/carbines, Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has just introduced a new 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. battle rifle/carbine called, appropriately and simply enough, the 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle. The KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle is basically a SOPMOD M4/M4A1-config 7.62x51mm battle rifle/carbine. DefenseReview has been told that MK-11 ... 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 »

KAC Wins U.S. Army XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) Contract

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview readers may remember that we published the Presolicitation Notice for the 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS), back in November (2004). Specifically, it was Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433. The 7.62mm XM110 SASS is supposed to replace the U.S. Army’s old M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS). Well, DefenseReview was told early yesterday evening (Monday) that ... Read More »

FN SCAR/SOFCAR Program Winner Pic!

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received a pic of the FN SCAR-Light (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle-Light), a.k.a. FN SCAR-L/SOFCAR-L candidate/competition winner on 12/01/04. I’ve been travelling and busy with other things (Army Science Conference and SWAT Round-Up), so I didn’t post the pic right away. John Carney, of Excalibur Arms, also received the pic from our (mutual) source–apparently, ... Read More »

BATTLEGRIP for your AR-15/M16 Rifle, M4/M4A1 Carbine, or CQB Subcarbine

by David Crane [email protected] If you decide to check out the TangoDown vertical foregrip, you might also want to take a quick look at Buffer Technologies’ BATTLEGRIP, which they’ve designed specifically for AR-15/M16 series rifles and M4/M4A1 carbines. The BATTLEGRIP is an ergonomic, highly durable "rubberized" pistol grip/battery storage system that can simultaneously store two Aimpoint CompM2-type batteries AND two ... Read More »

Dark Parts Rail Covers for KAC RAS and A.R.M.S. S.I.R. Get a Grip.

by David Crane Dark Parts has just released their first product–a set of "rubberized" non-slip rail covers/panels that will fit on any mil-spec 1913 picatinny rail system designed for the M4/M4A1 Carbine, including the KAC(Knight’s Armament) RAS, FF RAS, and RAS II, and A.R.M.S. S.I.R. systems. Even better, unlike KAC(Knight’s Armament) rail covers, Dark Parts is in the process of ... Read More »