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Future Iranian (Bladerunner 51/Bradstone Challenger Copy) Speedboat Swarms vs. U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers: Van Riper Redux?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com April 7, 2010 Updated 4/09/10 Looks like nuclear weapons aren’t the only thing the Iranian government is after. Apparently, they’ve also got a penchant for speedboats, specifically high-tech, very expensive speedboats. Multiple news sources are reporting that the Iranians have surreptitiously acquired a “James Bond-style” fast mover called the Bladerunner 51 / Bradstone ... Read More »

The Big M4 Myth: ‘Fouling caused by the direct impingement gas system makes the M4/M4A1 Carbine unreliable.’

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By Mike Pannone [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by Mike Pannone for DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. Mike Pannone and DefenseReview.com own the copyright on these photos. March 19, 2010 Here’s my question for those that subscribe to the direct impingement fouling concept: I fired 2400 rounds of M193 through a 14.5” M4-type upper receiver from Bravo ... Read More »

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 »

U.S. Army Issues Sources Sought Notice/Solicitation for “Market Survey” for M4 Carbine “Modification Kit”/Performance Upgrade Kit

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com On January 22, 2010, during the last day of SHOT Show 2010, coincidentally, the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC), Joint Munitions and Lethality (JM&L) Contracting Center issued a Sources Sought Notice/Solicitation for “market survey” for a drop-in Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Item (NDI) “modification kit” (i.e. performance upgrade kit) for “improvements to the M4 ... Read More »

PWS Diablo 7.62x39mm Russian: 7″-Barreled Long-Stroke Gas Piston/Op-Rod AR (AR-15) SBR/Complete Upper Receiver Assembly

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 4, 2010 After last year’s SHOT Show (2009), DefenseReview published information on the Primary ... Read More »

Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) “Leaked” Promotional Video Demonstrates Weapon in a 21st-Century Combat Environment: MagPul Masada Rifle/Carbine Finally Making it to Market?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 4, 2010 This is our first story of the new year (2010). DefenseReview has received a link to the “leaked” Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) promotional/demo video (demonstration video) below that we presume Remington has actually released on purpose in calculated fashion (just a guess), pre-SHOT Show 2010. The video would ... Read More »

Czech Republic CZ S805 Assault Rifle/Carbine: FN MK16 SCAR-L Meets HK G36. Civilian-Legal, Semi-Auto Version on the Way? And, if so, is it worth getting excited about?

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 31, 2009 Since we just published a heads-up piece on the CzechPoint/CZ vz. 58 7.62x39mm Russian caliber semi-auto tactical rifle/carbine for the civilian tactical shooting market, we might as well touch on the next-gen Czech Republic army’s assault rifle/carbine–and the military (select-fire/full-auto) vz. 58′s replacement–the CZ S805 assault rifle/carbine, which was ... Read More »

Daniel Defense LITE and Omega-X Rail Systems for Tactical AR-15 Carbines/Rifles

By Mike Chung July 14, 2009 As a long time black rifle enthusiast, I’ve bought and tried out many AR-15 related products for my own consumption. With the recently increased interest in the AR-15 rifle/carbine platform, dozens of “accessory” companies have sprouted. Anyone that’s into quality knows that a good chunk of these items on the market are junk, but ... Read More »