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Breaking News: Federal Lawsuit Claims Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) Violates RDMI (Alex Robinson of Robinson Armament) Patent

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 15, 2010 Updated on 1/16/10 On January 4th, 2010, DefenseReview published a quick piece on the new “leaked” Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) video. Well, something rather interesting has since occurred involving the ACR. According to RFC Express, a website covering “US Federal District Court, Recently Filed Cases”, a company designated ... Read More »

SCG International Risk Tactical Human Intelligence (HUMINT) / Espionage Operations Course: Clandestine Operations Behind Enemy Lines

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com January 13, 2010 It’s the middle of the night, and I’m laying prone in the woods inside a foreign country called Drok as God-only-knows-how-many–5?–10?–20?–armed men search for me with lights and dogs. If they capture me, I’m in a world of hurt. On the plus side, I’m well hidden, I’ve got my ... Read More »

Remington M24E Sniper Weapon System (Sniper Rifle) “Leaked” Promo Video for SHOT Show 2010

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Jesus, Remington’s been pretty busy over there, apparently. As if the Remington ACR (Adaptive Combat Rifle) and MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) “leaked” promo videos aren’t enough, they’ve gone and produced and released/”leaked” another video for SHOT Show 2010, this one on the Remington M24E bolt-action “Sniper Weapon System (SWS)” sniper rifle, which ... Read More »

Remington MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) Modular, Multi-Caliber Bolt-Action Sniper/Anti-Materiel Rifle “Leaked” Promo Video for SHOT Show 2010

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 5, 2010 DefenseReview gave its readers a heads-up, yesterday, on the “leaked” Remington Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) promo video. So, while we’re on the subject of leaked Remington videos, we might as well show this one as well: The above Remington MSR (Modular Sniper Rifle) promotional video is just as “leaked” ... Read More »

Freedom Group, Inc. Acquires Barnes Bullets: Gorilla’s got weapons AND (more) bullets, now.

Looks like the Gorilla just ate another company. King Kong’s got more bullets… The following is a Freedom Group (Cerberus Capital Management L.P. Subsidiary) corporate press release: Freedom Group, Inc. Acquires Barnes Bullets™ Freedom Group, Inc., through a wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Barnes Bullets. The transaction closed on December 31, ... 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 »

DefRev Clarification: Our Position on the USMC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) Concept, and Alternative Sustained-Full-Auto AR Carbine/Rifle Options

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 17, 2009 On December 4th, 2009, DefenseReview published an article on the HK IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle) candidate–a modified HK416 5.56mm assault rifle/carbine/SBR–winning a U.S. Marine Corps IAR contract. In that piece, I tried to make the point that it’s a good idea to give warfighters a carbine/SBR with machine gun-level ... Read More »

U.S. Marine Corps Selects Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle (HK IAR) Candidate as Replacement for FN M249 SAW/LMG

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 4, 2009 Updated on 12/15/09 Marine Times (a.k.a. Marine Corps Times) is reporting on the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) selecting the Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle–or HK IAR, for short–to replace the FN M249 SAW/LMG (Squad Automatic Weapon/Light Machine Gun). The HK IAR is a 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) gas ... Read More »

SRSS BullDog762 Bullpup M14/M1A 7.62mm Battle Rifle Goes to Combat: SpecOps Tests BullDog’s Bite

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 29, 2009 Updated on 12/04/09 Fourteen months ago, DefenseReview broke the story on the SRSS BullDog762 bullpup M14/M1A battle rifle (7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win.). Well, the BullDog 762 just went operational, and Defense Review is going to keep an eye on it to see how it performs in the U.S. military Special ... Read More »