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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 »

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 »

DefRev Quick Hits: New Tactical Products

by David Crane defrev at gmail . com 1) Sigarms has just introduced a brand new pistol called the SIG P250. The P250 is a polymer-framed tactical/carry (including concealed carry) pistol that features an interesting stainless-steel "sub-assembly" that rides inside the polymer grip frame. This sub-assembly contains the trigger, hammer, ambidextrous slide release, ejector and four small slide rails, and ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Series Pistols for Concealed Carry (CCW)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview readers may remember that we wrote about the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol (standard-size 9mm/.40 S&W version) back in 2005. Well, DefenseReview recently got to handle the brand new Smith & Wesson M&P45 (S&W M&P45) .45 ACP pistol at SHOT Show 2007, which looks like a winner, provided it proves to be reliable, ... Read More »

Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol: Viable Option for Defensive Use?

by David Crane [email protected] And, speaking of pistols, here at DefenseReview, we carry Glock pistols (primarily G19s and G30s), HK P7s (HKP7M13, specifically), custom Browning Hi-Powers, and custom 1911s. Recently though, we’ve considered adding one of the Springfield XD .45 pistols (.45ACP pistols made by Springfield Armory) to the mix, since they’ve been getting rave reviews from a number of ... Read More »

Blackhawk CQC SERPA Holster Double Feature: Tactical and Duty Rigs

by Frank Borelli, Borelli Consulting frank at borelliconsulting.com BlackHawk CQC Tactical SERPA Holster Regular readers know that I recently spent two weeks in New Orleans working on contract for Blackwater. One of the things I took with me was my own gunbelt. One of the things I wish I’d had on my gunbelt is the BlackHawk CQC Tactical SERPA Holster ... Read More »

HK45 and HK45 Compact (HK45C) Pistols: Future USSOCOM Combat Pistol (CP) System?

by David Crane [email protected] Gunwriters David Fortier (David M. Fortier) and Ken Hackathorn have both recently written articles about the HK45 and HK45C .45 ACP combat pistols, and both articles can be viewed at the Vickers Tactical Inc. website (VickersTactical.com). The articles are in PDF format and are downloadable. Vickers Tactical, Inc. is owned by gunsmith/pistolsmith and retired U.S. Army ... Read More »

Is the U.S. Army Deliberately Endangering the Lives of Our Warfighters?

by David Crane [email protected] On January 11th (2006), DefenseWatch/Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) published an article by DW/SFTT editor Nat Helms about a critical/damaging U.S. Marine Corps forensic study on Interceptor OTV body armor, titled Interceptor OTV Body Armor Costs Lives, An Internal USMC Report Shows.Two days later, on January 13th (2006), DefenseReview reported on the current Pinnacle Armor Dragon ... Read More »

Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) Pistol Debuts at IACP 2005 Miami (Pics)

David Crane [email protected] All photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos (below) to view them full-size.   Back in August, DefRev published a short article on the Smith and Wesson Military and Police pistol (a.k.a. S&W M&P pistol), titled Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol: The Next Evolution in Polymer-Framed Combat ... Read More »

Springfield Armory XD Pistols: Serious Defensive Plastic for Serious Use

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory XD pistols receiving some pretty high praise by professionals in the tactical and competitive shooting arenas, lately. Rob Leatham, world-class competitive shooter and Springfield Armory spokesman, is a obviously a big proponent of them, of course. He’s also an ideal demonstrator for the XD pistols’ performance capabilities, sincel he’s an IPSC Grandmaster shooter and ... Read More »