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Colt M4 Carbine Finishes Last in Latest U.S. Army Small Arms Reliability Test

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com December 17, 2007 This article was updated on 12/19/07 and 5/15/09. Ya’ know that Colt M4 Carbine vs. Heckler & Koch (HK) HK416 vs. FN MK16 SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) vs. HK XM8 LAR extreme dust conditions reliability test that the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Center (ATEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. was conducting? ... Read More »

HK416/17 vs. FN SCAR-L/H: Which System is Superior?

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview is interested to know how the Heckler & Koch HK416 / HK417 system stacks up against the FN SCAR-L (SCAR-Light) / FN SCAR-H (SCAR-Heavy) system with regard to reliability under adverse conditions and high round count, durability/ruggedness under same, and accuracy under same. While the HK416/17 system is closer to the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine with ... 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 »

SHOT Show 2007: DefRev Quick Hits 1

by David Crane david at defensereview.com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com, and are not to be reprinted or disseminated in any fashion without the express written permission of DefenseReview.com. O.k., we’re back from SHOT Show 2007 (and an extended business trip). There were lots of cool new tactical goodies ... Read More »

Grip Pod System: Combo Vertical Foregrip/Bipod for Infantry Small Arms

by David Crane [email protected] Grip Pod Systems (G.P.S.) is currently manufacturing and marketing an "Enhanced Target Acquisition System (E.T.A.S.), called, appropriately enough, the Grip Pod System (G.P.S.). The G.P.S. is a combination vertical foregrip and bipod system that will allow an operator to "go from a CQB position to prone, and have a stable base for aimed firing in place ... Read More »

Is the U.S. Army Deliberately Endangering the Lives of Our Warfighters?

by David Crane [email protected] On January 11th (2006), DefenseWatch/Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) published an article by DW/SFTT editor Nat Helms about a critical/damaging U.S. Marine Corps forensic study on Interceptor OTV body armor, titled Interceptor OTV Body Armor Costs Lives, An Internal USMC Report Shows.Two days later, on January 13th (2006), DefenseReview reported on the current Pinnacle Armor Dragon ... Read More »

HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos of the HK416 Enhanced Carbine at International SOF Week/APBI below were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. July 15, 2005 It looks like the FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) carbine/subcarbine (select-fire, 5.56x45mm) might have some competition in SOF (Special Operations Forces) circles–and, more ... Read More »

DefRev Exlusive: FN SCAR Update: NAVSEA/NSWC-Crane Division and FNH Tri-Folds

by David Crane [email protected] Below are scanned photos of a NAVSEA/Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division (NSWC-Crane Division) Tri-Fold/Fact Sheet on the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) family designed and developed (and manufactured and marketed) by FN Herstal/FNH USA. Both the 5.56x45mm FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) and 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-Heavy (FN SCAR-H) are covered in the document. Below these ... Read More »

FN SCAR Weapons Family Update: Latest FN SCAR Prototypes at SOF Week

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview also got a chance to see and handle all the latest FN SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) (5.56x45mm) and SCAR-Heavy (SCAR-H) (7.62x51mm) prototypes at the FNH USA booth at International SOF Week 2005/APBI (Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry). DefRev will discuss the various aspects of the weapons, including the operating system (piston driven) and unique features, in a ... Read More »