Trident Concepts 2005 Tactical Shooting/CQB Courses and New Book!

by David Crane [email protected] Trident Concepts, LLC recently sent DefenseReview their 2005 course/training schedule for their various shooting/CQB (Close Quarters Battle) classes, via email. These include Combative Pistol (CP1), Combative Pistol Two (CP2), Combative Carbine (CC1), Shooting on the Move (SOM), Shooting on the Move, Carbine (SOMC), Operational Team Tactics (OTT), Secondary Weapons Transitions (SWT), Close Quarters Fighting, Strong Hand …

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Press Release: International Tactical Officers Training Association (ITOTA)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just received this on our email: "Dear David, The International Tactical Officers Training Association (ITOTA) and John Mallen Communications & PR (JMC) have formed an alliance to support the law enforcement equipment manufacturers’ community. Larry Glick, founder of the ITOTA and former Executive Director of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has joined JMC as …

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SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 2)

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read the Military.com SoldierTech article, "SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 1)", or even if you haven’t, you should definitely read "Part 2" of the article, which contains information on the HK MP7A1 PDW, Saab Bofors CBJ-MS PDW (along with it’s proprietary 6.5x25mm ammo), Arm West PDW (Pistol-Config and Shoulder-Weapon-Config Versions), …

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FN SCAR/SOFCAR Program Winner Pic!

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received a pic of the FN SCAR-Light (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle-Light), a.k.a. FN SCAR-L/SOFCAR-L candidate/competition winner on 12/01/04. I’ve been travelling and busy with other things (Army Science Conference and SWAT Round-Up), so I didn’t post the pic right away. John Carney, of Excalibur Arms, also received the pic from our (mutual) source–apparently, …

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DefRev Scoop! FN Herstal SCAR/SOFCAR Competition Winner and Modified XM8

by David Crane [email protected] This just in: DefenseReview has been told by one of its sources that FN Herstal’s/FNH USA, Inc.’s SCAR/SOFCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) program competition winner utilizes an updated/upgraded FN FNC upper receiver w/M1913 Picatinny rail system, mated to a modified M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower receiver. Supposedly, the M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower features an HK M4 (a.k.a. …

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US Army Presoliciation Notice for a 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS)

by David Crane [email protected] We forgot to post this, when we first got it (over a week ago). So, we’re posting it now. It’s a Presolicitation Notice (Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433) from US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal, NJ for a 7.62x51mm (.308Win) "Semi-Automatic Sniper System" (SASS), designated as the XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS). Here’s the description of the …

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Walther P99 Compact Pistol: Subcompact 9mm/.40 S&W for CCW/Back-Up.

by David Crane [email protected] Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen has just introduced a new subcompact version of the Walther P99 pistol. The new pistol is called the Walther P99 Compact. The P99 Compact sports a Glock 26/27-style/sized grip that only allows a two-finger hold. However, a factory-supplied magazine extension allows a three-finger hold. The Walther P99 Compact pistol’s trigger mechanism is …

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New Steyr M-A1 Pistol: Steyr Mannlicher Updates/Improves M-Series Combat/Tactical Pistol

by David Crane [email protected] Well, it’s about time. Steyr Mannlicher has finally re-introduced their M-Series pistol. This newly-released version is called the M-A1. The Steyr M-A1 Series pistol has been modified/upgraded with a few changes, like an M1913 Picatinny rail frame/dustcover (for mounting a quick-attach/detach tactical white light or laser sight), redesigned grip, and optional manual safety mounted above the …

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Armorflate Anti-7.62x39mm Armor Protection for Military Waterborne SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] If any part of your job requires travelling around in a Zodiac inflatable boat–like the Zodiac FC 470 Futura Commando/F-470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC), for instance–in hostile environments, you might want to seriously consider equipping your Zodiac with Armorflate “hard” (inflatable) armor protection, which can protect boat and crew against 7.62x39mm (AK-47/AKM) ballistic threats. DefenseReview …

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FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) and Special Weapons for Tactical Operators

by David Crane [email protected] FERFRANS Specialties is currently producing and marketing a proprietary cyclic rate reducer for AR1-15/M16-based select-fire rifles, carbines, and subcarbines (including the M4/M4A1 Carbine). It’s called the FERFRANS "Rate Reduction System", or "RRS". According to MilitaryMorons.com (MM), the FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) reduces the full-auto (FA) cyclic rate, or rate of fire (ROF) on any AR-15/M16 …

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Just got back from IACP! New Articles Coming…

by David Crane [email protected] I just got back from the IACP Conference(International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in L.A., CA. The event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (right next to the Staples) center, and it was a blast. Lots of great new tactical/CQB products that DefenseReview will be reporting about. So, stay tuned. In the meantime, …

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