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DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies

by David Crane david at defensereview.com - Vltor Weapon Systems is now manufacturing Russian-type 7.62mmx54R (7.62x54mm) PKM General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) for U.S. military forces. It’s our understanding that the Vltor PKMs will be used for familiarization training, and possibly OPFOR (just seems logical). DefRev got to view and handle one of these guns at the Vltor booth, and ... Read More »

Modern Day Marine Military Expo: Latest and Greatest Tactical Technology

by Bob Taubert Like the SHOT Show, the annual Modern Day Marine Military Expo gets bigger and better each year. However, unlike SHOT some of the toys for Uncle Sam’s boys that are on display cost millions of dollars a pop. Aircraft, particularly the unmanned variety, unmanned and manned waterborne patrol and attack platforms, wheeled and tracked robots, people and weapons ... Read More »

DefRev Quick Hits 2 from SHOT Show 2006: More ‘Latest and Greatest’

by David Crane [email protected] This is our second installment of "Quick Hits" from SHOT Show 2006 for our readers. Again, these are quick blurbs on items that we believe to be significant. DefenseReview will be reporting more in-depth on these technologies, later. – Cobb Manufacturing Inc. displayed their BA50 .50 BMG Anti-Materiel/Sniper rifle/carbine, at their booth, and one of the ... Read More »

Video Clip: U.S. Sniper Team Engages Hostile Enemy Targets in Iraq

by David Crane [email protected] Just in case any of our readers haven’t seen this, yet, ifilm.com has an interesting "Viral Video" clip that puts the viewer inside a helicopter in Iraq (urban environment), and then puts you right there with a sniper team engaging hostile enemy targets (i.e. insurgents/terrorists) from a rooftop (again, inside Iraq). According to DefRev member "morini" (comment ... Read More »

Nighthawk Custom Global Response Pistol (GRP) for Direct Action/CQB

by David Crane [email protected] January 6, 2006 Anyone who knows anything about the custom/semi-custom tactical 1911 pistol field knows how hugely competitive it is out there. That’s one of the reasons why the Phoenix-like rise of Nighthawk Custom over approx. the last year and half is so intriguing. Considering the speed and surprise Nighthawk Custom has exhibited in establishing its ... Read More »

Stag Arms Lefty Tactical AR Carbine and Eberlestock Gunslinger Backpack

by David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. While DefenseReview was at the ArmorShield USA booth at IACP 2005 Miami, we ran into Patrick Connors and Heath Fleener from LE Gear Tactical LLC. Both men were toting around some Grade-A ... Read More »

Ammunition Improvements for 21st Century Mil/LE Urban Operations

by Bob Taubert One of the driving ideas behind the adaptation of the "Black Rifle" and its varmint caliber ammunition was to lighten the load of the ground pounding Infanteer. That was achieved through remarkable engineering, but it didn’t take long for the soldier to reverse the situation. The new light weight rounds enabled the trooper to up his basic ... Read More »

DSR-1 Bullpup Sniper System: Compact, Modular and Ultra-Accurate.

by Bob Taubert October 19, 2005 Let me start out by saying that I’m an unabashed fan of assault rifle/small arms systems that provide relatively long barrel lengths in compact packages. Troops in the Afghan and Iraqi theaters of operation want agile shoulder weapons that they can fight from vehicles with, clear buildings and rooms and at the same time ... 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 »

5.11 Challenge Update from 5.11 Tactical Series

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received the email message below from Bill Berry, who heads up the 5.11 Challenge, which was created by 5.11 Tactical Series. Not too long ago, DefenseReview wrote about the very cool 5.11 H.R.T. Watch, which was designed for snipers. The watch sports a titanium case and incorporates a ballistic computer that calculates all of the ... Read More »