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21st Century M14/M1A Battle Rifle: Meet the Troy Modular Chassis System (MCS)

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com January 7, 2008 Troy Industries, Inc. is currently making a patent-pending modular chassis system for the M14/M1A rifle that uprates it to a true 21st-century 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. battle rifle for U.S. military Special Operations (SPECOPS) tactical/warfare operations. It’s called, appropriately enough, the Troy Industries M14/M1A Modular Chassis System (MCS). According to ... Read More »

SIG 556 SWAT Gas-Piston-Driven Tactical Rifle/Carbine/Subcarbine

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). December 27, 2007 The February 2008 issue of Guns & Weapons for ... Read More »

FERFRANS FAS (Fast Acquisition Sight) HUD-Style Red Dot Sight/Combat Optic for Urban Warfare Applications

By David Crane [email protected] October 18, 2007 While we’re on the subject of MOUT / urban warfare tactics a.k.a. urban combat tactics, DefenseReview was recently sent information on a new combat optic (optical sight) being introduced by FERFRANS Specialties for tactical / urban warfare applications. DefRev readers might remember the piece we published on the SOPMOD M4/M4A1 CQBR-type FERFRANS SOAR ... Read More »

FERFRANS SOAR AR-Type CQB Subcarbines/SBRs: Photos and Video on the Way

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com DefenseReview recently got a chance to put approx. 1200-1300 rounds through two 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. select-fire FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) subcarbines/SBRs (Short-Barreled Rifles) with 10.5” and 11.5” barrels, respectively. We ran both guns on semi-auto and full-auto. Designed specifically for Direct Action and Security Operations (particularly deployment/employment from vehicles), the ... Read More »

KAC Introduces Truly Ambidextrous SR-15/SR-16 Carbines/SBRs: SOPMOD M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR-Config 5.56mm NATO Weapons

By David Crane [email protected] All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) had a number of interesting items at their booth at SHOT Show ... 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 »

SSK 6.5 MPC: Best Assault Rifle Cartridge for 21st Century Warfare?

by David Crane david at defensereview.com Small arms designer/developer J.D. Jones of SSK Industries has developed what may just prove to be a superior solution to the 6.8x43mm SPC (a.k.a. 6.8 SPC) and/or 6.5 Grendel (6.5x39mm) cartidges as a replacement for the 5.56x45mm NATO cartridge for U.S. military general infantry and Special Operations (USSOCOM) use. Mr. Jones is calling it ... Read More »

KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle for Special Operations and Tactical Applications

by David Crane david at defensereview.com While we’re on the subject of new rifle/carbines, Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has just introduced a new 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. battle rifle/carbine called, appropriately and simply enough, the 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle. The KAC 7.62mm NATO Battle Rifle is basically a SOPMOD M4/M4A1-config 7.62x51mm battle rifle/carbine. DefenseReview has been told that MK-11 ... Read More »

CamelBak Impact CT Tactical Gloves for Tactical Operators and Shooters (Review)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com With the acquisition of Southwest Motorsports Enterprises, Inc. in February 2006, CamelBak Products, LLC managed to firmly entrench themselves in the tactical glove (a.k.a. tactical assault glove a.k.a. tactical shooting glove) market in one fell swoop. With companies like Hatch, Damascus, Blackhawk Products Group, 5.11 Tactical Series, Wiley-X, and CamelBak all manufacturing products for ... Read More »

DPMS Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R) Punches Targets at 600 Yards

by David Crane [email protected] DPMS Panther Arms is currently making a civilian-legal replica of the semi-auto-only 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R), which is designed to allow squads to engage enemy targets at ranges of 600 meters (600m). According to the 2005 U.S. Army Field Manual, "The primary mission of the SDM [Squad Designated Marksman] is to ... Read More »