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Press Release: VirTra Systems Announces Immersa-Dome Technology

VirTra Systems Announces Immersa-Dome Technology Arlington, TX – May 3, 2004 – VirTra Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VTSI) today announced its new product for the advertising/promotional market, the spherical Immersa-Dome™. VirTra Systems’ Immersa-Dome is the world’s first–ever individual, multi-sensory, projection-based virtual reality system. The Immerse-Dome utilizes a domed-shaped screen, which comfortably surrounds the viewer and delivers a high-resolution virtual reality experience ... Read More »

Virtra Systems Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator: Immerse Yourself.

by David Crane [email protected] Of all the products displayed at Trexpo East 2004, DefRev enjoyed this one the most. It’s called the IVR-300 HD/IVR-360 HD Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator System. Its manufacturer, Virtra Systems, refers to the technology as "immersive virtual reality", and to be honest, I can’t come up with a description that’s more accurate than that. Basically, what ... Read More »

Smart Mines: Yep, that’s the ticket.

The following is an Associated Press (AP) article: "The Bush administration’s argument for shunning a global treaty on land mines rests largely on the U.S. military’s use of "smart," self-destructing mines that don’t linger after wars end to kill and maim civilians. But it has a quiet subtext: the expectation that future generations of mines will be so smart that ... Read More »

Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.

by David Crane [email protected] Man, this is a cool product. I recently got the opportunity to handle it and see it demonstrated at SWAT Round-Up 2003 in Orlando, Florida, and came away from that session extremely impressed. The Corner Shot was designed and developed by Corner Shot’s CEO, Amos Golan, to allow military Spec-Ops/Counterterrism and LE SWAT personnel to be ... Read More »

The True Story of the Beretta M9 Pistol.

by Tim Chandler “You’re not a S.E.A.L. ‘till you have eaten Italian steel…” Anonymous Thus begins the sordid tale of the M9 that is oft repeated in gun shops and firearms related web-boards the nation over. Anyone who asks questions about the Beretta M9/92 pistol long enough will inevitably hear about how a bunch of S.E.A.L. team members were killed/maimed/deformed ... Read More »

Weapons Lube Issued by Army May be Costing Lives in Iraq. WABC 7 News Story.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/investigators/wabc_investigators_111803gunlube.html "Weapons Lube Issued by Army May be Costing Lives in Iraq By Jim Hoffer (New York-WABC, November 18, 2003) — In a four-month investigation that reaches from the sands of Iraq to the halls of the Pentagon, we found that weapons given to tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers may not work in the desert. All because of a ... Read More »

Under Development: P2000 Subcompact Pistol by Heckler & Koch (HK)

by David Crane [email protected] Well, the rumors are true, the Heckler & Koch (HK) P2000 SK Subcompact pistol indeed exists. The P2000SK Subcompact is an even smaller, more concealable version of the standard HK P2000 pistol, which is similar in size to the Glock compacts (G19, G23, and G32). The full size/standard HK P2000 is essentially an evolutionary progression of ... Read More »

Radical New High-Tech Custom Combat Folder from Warren Thomas Knives

by David Crane DefRev doesn’t know the name of this wild design yet, but it’s one of the coolest and most interesting clip-it combat folders the auther has ever seen. It’s VERY cool. It appears to be a reverse raptor or "anti-raptor" design. The handle is also very interestingly designed. DefRev is guessing both the blade and handle are titanium, ... Read More »

Taser International Introduces New X26 Taser.

by David Crane Taser International is about to introduce their new Taser X26. The new offering will utilize a technology the company calls "shaped pulse technology". Apparently, the new Taser X26 is 60% smaller and lighter than the company’s current top of the line Taser, the Taser M26. The Taser X26 will be formally unveiled on May 30, 2003. The ... Read More »

New British Anti-Tank Guided Weapons (ATGW) Are On Their Way.

Man-portable guided missile systems for anti-tank use and bunker busting just keep getting better and better. Click here to read an informative story on some new stuff coming out of the UK, all under the auspices of the NLAW, which stands for "Next-Generation Light Anti-Armour Weapon". The future’s lookin’ bright. Read More »