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DefRev Quick Hits: Carbines, Pistols, Mags, Tactical Lights, Lasers, and Targets

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 18, 2008 1) Next Generation Arms (NGA) is offering the Cammenga Easymag steel magazine with their proprietary anti-corrosion/rust and self-lubricating firearms coatings/finishes. DefenseReview recently published information on NGA’s firearms / gun coatings in an article by tactical instructor and retired military Special Operations assaulter/operator Mike Pannone on the Larue Tactical Stealth ... Read More »

LaRue Tactical Stealth 16-Inch Upper-Config AR Carbine: Range Report

By Michael Pannone for DefenseReview ctts at live dot com All photos/images contained in this article were supplied by the author, Mike Pannone. January 9, 2008 Mark LaRue (owner of LaRue Tactical) sent out one of his 16" Stealth Upper Receivers (AR upper receiver) a year ago January while I was working on a carbine course for the DoD (U.S. ... Read More »

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 »

M16 Rifle and M4 Carbine: Time For a Change

By Charlie Cutshaw For those of you who may have been on another planet for the past three or four years, our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are having serious reliability issues with the M16 rifle and M4 Carbine, especially the latter. The basic problems with the M16 and M4 are nothing new. M16 reliability issues date to the mid-1960s ... Read More »

Marvel Custom Tactical 1911 Pistols for Special Operations and Concealed Carry

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com November 30, 2007 There’s a custom 1911 pistolsmith out there building tactical guns (1911s) for military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters /operators and civilian CCWs (concealed carry) who hasn’t, to this point, received much ink, anywhere. DefenseReview plans to remedy that, right now. We first mentioned him very briefly in our article on the ... Read More »

High-Capacity ‘Tactical Plastic’ .45 ACP Pistols: Choices, Choices…

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com If you’ve been thinking about acquiring a production high-capacity/double-stack polymer-framed .45 ACP tactical pistol, now might just be the right time, considering that you’ve never had more choices. Here’s DefenseReview’s list to look at: Glock 21 (G21) series (including the new Glock 21SF a.k.a. Glock 21 SF) and Glock 30 (G30), Springfield Armory Xtreme ... Read More »

U.S. Army Stops Independent Testing of Interceptor Body Armor (UPDATE 1)

By Roger Charles DefenseWatch 10-17-2007 UPDATE to following article: Two congressional sources report that the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (on the staff of the Secretary of Defense) caught the Army’s attempted exemption of current Interceptor vendors from independent testing, as allowed in the original solicitation. Under pressure from DOT&E, in August the Army issued a modification not listing ... 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 »

KAC 6x35mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) Gets Test-Fired at the Range

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com DefenseReview first reported on the KAC 6x35mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) back in May 2006, after we had viewed and handled it at SHOT Show 2006 in Las Vegas. It was the coolest and most interesting weapon we’d seen at the show, so we were quite pleased to get the opportunity to test fire ... Read More »