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Brugger & Thomet Introduces New Subgun/PDW: Meet the B&T MP9

by David Crane [email protected] Click on images below to view them full-size.   The Swiss firm Brugger & Thomet AG is currently manufacturing and marketing an updated/product-improved version of the Steyr TMP submachine gun (after acquiring the rights to it) called the MP9 Submachine Gun (9x19mm)–not to be confused with its namesake, the Ruger MP9 subgun–under their submachine gun line.  ... 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 »

Super Vest! Is this the Next Generation of Soft Body Armor?

by John Higgs All photos contained in this article were provided by Jenny Higgs, and are the property of John Higgs and Jenny Higgs. Click on photos to view them full-size. Martin Beale held up his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart and told me, “The technological advancement of para-aramid fibers has progressed about this far in the last forty years. ... Read More »

Bushmaster Introduces Prototype 5.56mm Subcarbine/SBR and 9mm Subgun at IACP

by 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. October 8, 2005 Alright, get a load of these two little honeys. I found them at IACP 2005 Miami at the Bushmaster Firearms booth. They’re Bushmaster Carbon 15 prototype shorties, and both are ... Read More »

KRISS of Death: Unconventional and Deadly .45 ACP Subgun Makes It’s Debut

by David Crane [email protected] September 06, 2005 What do you get when you cross a gas pump nozzle with a Thompson submachine gun? No, it’s not a joke. It’s a new and rather unconventional .45-caliber (.45 ACP) subgun that attenuates/mitigates felt recoil and muzzle rise/climb–thus increasing controllability–on full-auto by putting the bore axis at or slightly below the centerline of ... Read More »

SHOT Show Pics: Gemtech Sound and Signature Suppressors for Tactical Small Arms

by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos contained in this article were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Gemtech, a.k.a. Gemini Technologies, Inc., displayed their line of silencers/sound suppressors at SHOT Show 2005. DefenseReview photographed a number of them, including the HALO(.5.56x45mm), Stormfront (.50 BMG/.50 Caliber), Outback-II (.22 LR). Here are the pics we shot:… I’ve fired ... Read More »

Polyshok Impact Reactive Projectile for Military SPECOPS and LE SWAT

by David Crane [email protected] Any military or law enforcement Spec-Operator tasked with employing a tactical shotgun for a living should take a serious look at the Polyshok I.R.P. 12-gauge shotgun round. "I.R.P" stands for "Impact Reactive Projectile", and this specialized shotgun round is designed specifically to maximize stopping power against enemy combatants or hostile subjects (especially hostage-takers), while minimizing the ... Read More »

New Corner Shot 40™ 40mm Grenade Launcher: ‘Around-the-Corner’ Force Multiplier

by David Crane [email protected] The following article contains a digital photo of the new Corner Shot 40™ 40mm "Around-the-Corner" Personal Grenade Launcher (PGL). As far as DefenseReview is aware, this is the first information-with-picture to be published on the new weapon system. Back in December, 2003, we published an article on CornerShot, which impressed us at SWAT Round-Up 2003. The ... Read More »

Russian KBP GSh-18 Pistol and 9mm PBP AP Ammo for Special Applications

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of Russian firearms, we should perhaps also mention a pistol that looks really intriguing. It’s manufactured by KBP (Equipment manufacturing Design Bureau) in Tula, Russia, and it’s called the GSh-18. The KBP GSh-18 pistol basically appears to be a polymer-framed hybrid pistol that incorporates design and material aspects of previous pistols ... Read More »

KBP Introduces the PP-2000 SMG/PDW for Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Applications

by David Crane [email protected] The Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) out of Tula, Russia recently introduced their PP-2000 SMG/PDW (submachine gun/personal defense weapon) at the Interpolytech-2004 exhibition in Moscow, last year. Intended as either a PDW for non-infantry military personnel or as an close quarters battle (CQB) weapon for military special operations (SPECOPS) units and law enforcement SWAT/SRT teams, the newly-introduced ... Read More »