5.11 Challenge Winners Donate $175,000 to LE Depts Hit by Hurricane

The following is a 5.11 Challenge press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bill Berry, (916) 717-3742 [email protected] 5.11 CHALLENGE WINNERS DONATE $175,000 IN PRIZES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS HIT HARD BY HURRICANES Sponsors follow up with additional donations totaling over $500,000 MIAMI, FLORIDA (September 25, 2005) – The 5.11 Challenge sponsored a breakfast at this years IACP 5K race to announce …

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KAC Wins U.S. Army XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) Contract

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview readers may remember that we published the Presolicitation Notice for the 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS), back in November (2004). Specifically, it was Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433. The 7.62mm XM110 SASS is supposed to replace the U.S. Army’s old M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS). Well, DefenseReview was told early yesterday evening (Monday) that …

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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 …

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Burning Bullets: Bunker-Busting Shells to Wreak Havoc on the Enemy

The following comes from NewScientist.com: 15:41 06 September 2005 NewScientist.com news service Barry Fox Burning bullets A bunker-busting shell that gets so hot on impact that it burns its way through concrete and steel is being developed by the US Navy’s Warfare Center in Virginia. The shell contains a mixture of aluminium polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and perchlorate oxydiser, moulded together into …

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Metal Storm Demos Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) Prototype (Photo)

The following is a press release from Metal Storm Limited on the developmental Metal Storm Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) prototype (Photo shown below.). BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 31 August 2005 Metal Storm Limited (ASX trading code: MST and NASDAQ Small Cap ticker symbol MTSX) today announced the successful test firing of the Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) Capability Technology Demonstrator …

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SIGARMS and Heckler & Koch/HK Defense Win Major Pistol Contracts with DHS

by David Crane [email protected] Sigarms, Inc. and Heckler & Koch, Inc./HK Defense) both recently won monster pistol contracts (in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 SIG calibers)–for up to 65,000 pistols, each–with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Sigarms’ pistol contract is worth $23.7 million. The SIG-Sauer pistols chosen by DHS are the SIG P226R-DAK, SIG P229R-DAK, and SIG P239-DAO (double-action-only). …

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PowerQuick Powered Ascender for Tactical Assaults (Structural and Maritime Assault Ops): Wall Scaling Made Easy

by David Crane [email protected] August 16, 2005 Our U.S. Army Rangers at Pointe du Hoc could have really used this thing. The PowerQuick Powered Ascender, a.k.a. PowerQuick personal lifting device, a.k.a. PowerQuick personal lifter, a.k.a. PowerQuick personal climber, if it lives up to it’s billing, will enable Mil/LE operators tasked with assaults over terrain, VBSS/MIO (Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure/Maritime …

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Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol: The Next Evolution in Polymer-Framed Combat Pistols?

by David Crane [email protected] The photos contained in this article were taken by (and provided to DefenseReview.com by) Charlie Petty. They were first shown in his original post on the M&P pistol (Military & Police pistol) at AmBackForum.com. DefenseReview first heard that Smith & Wesson was developing an new polymer-framed semi-auto pistol to go head-to-head with the Glock, Springfield XD, and Heckler …

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R.A.P.AIR™ Force-on-Force Instructor Training and Certification Program

The follwowing is an Awareness Protective Consultants LLC/Real Action Paintball LLC (RAP4) press release: Awareness Protective Consultants LLC and Real Action Paintball LLC (RAP4) Launch R.A.P.AIR™ Force-On-Force Instructor Training and Certification Course Awareness Protective Consultants LLC and Real Action Paintball LLC (RAP4)  proudly announce the launching of their new 3-day R.A.P.AIR™ force-on-force instructor certification program. The first training program will …

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