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Auto Assault 12 (AA12) Combat Shotgun for Mil/LE Special Operations

by David Crane [email protected] Ocober 28, 2004 Military Police System, out of Piney Flats, Tennessee, has come out with a unique select-fire 12-gauge combat/tactical shotgun called the "Auto Assault 12 Automatic Shotgun", or "AA12 Automatic Shotgun". The full-auto-only Auto Assault 12 Automatic Shotgun fires at a relatively slow rate of 300 rpm (rounds-per-minute) and employs the "Constant-Recoil" principle, which is a recoil attenuation/mitigation ... Read More »

Nikonov AN-94 ‘Abakan’ Assault Rifle: Advanced Russian Small Arms Tech

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has been interested in the Nikonov AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle for a pretty long time, now. I believe I first read about it in 1994 or 1995. Designed by Russian small arms designer Gennadiy Nikonov, the AN-94 is an interesting rifle, as it enjoys one of the same (major) advantages as the Ultimax 100 Mk3 ... Read More »

World Exclusive Video! DREAD Weapon System: Devastating, Jam-Proof, and Silent.

by David Crane [email protected] June 10, 2004 The following article contains a link to the DREAD Weapon System Video. This is the first time this video has ever been shown to the public. The DREAD depicted in the video is a functional prototype that operates on a less-than-lethal mode. This prototype was dismantled for security purposes to protect the technology, ... Read More »