XM8 Rifle Program in Trouble? ‘Sources Sought’ Notice Issued.

by David Crane [email protected] US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal (NJ) have just issued a Sources Sought Notice for a "Non-Developmental multi- configurable 5.56mm modular weapon system". It’s possible that this notice is specifically designed to save/salvage the HK XM8 development program, in which the US Army TACOM-ARDEC and Picatinny Arsenal already have a significant time and money investment. …

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MagPul XT Rail Panels for Your Rifle, Carbine, Subcarbine or Submachine Gun

by David Crane [email protected] The Wilderness Tactical Products currently carries MagPul XT Rail Panels (rail covers) for the (MilSpec) M1913 Picatinny rail system. According to The Wilderness Tactical Products, MagPul rail panels/rail covers "feature a segmented full-length design that can be more easily cut into modules by the user". DefenseReview thinks these panels look pretty sweet. MagPul XT Rail Panels …

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Press Release: Stock Pivot Adapter(TM) for AR15/M16-Based Rifles

"Eclipse Engineering & Design is releasing new products to benefit Law Enforcement, DoD, and Govt Employees acting in public defense to protect our American way of life and to fight terrorism. We want to keep our Officers and Service members informed and equipped with the best… tactical tools and weaponry available. Our website provides complete information, along with downloadable graphics, …

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Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) Tactical Comms (Q & A)

Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) becomes a resource for DefenseReview.com readers having tactical communication questions or comments. Previously, there was a Defensereview.com post on Tactical Command Indstries, Inc.’s (TCI) Liberator™ and Liberator II™ Soldier System headsets. We would like make ourselves available as a tactical communication resource for this publication. TCI was founded by tactical operators, about a decade ago, …

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VLTOR Weapon Systems offering new Carbine Modstock kits.

Variable1 writes: "Just in time for the sunset of the assault weapons ban, Vltor Weapon Systems ( www.vltor.com ) is offering a new BASIC model of their excellent line of Modstocks. The Vltor Modstock is an updated version of the collapsible stock for the AR15/M16 family of weapons. The main benefits of the stock design is the much improved cheek-weld …

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SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 1)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has published a number of articles on Personal Defense Weapons (PDW’s), specifically on the FNH P90 and HK MP7A1 PDW’s, respectively. If you’d like to read Part 1 of a more in-depth, multi-part article (analysis/retrospective) on Personal Defense Weapons (PDW’s) , just click on the link below:… http://www.military.com/soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_PDW,,00.html The article is Part 1 of a …

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Fireblade Systems Counter-Strike 1911 Pistol (.45ACP) for Tactical Application

by David Crane [email protected] Randy Adams, of Fireblade Systems, has introduced a custom-built, no-nonsense tactical 1911 pistol package in .45ACP, called the "Counter-Strike 1911". The Counter-Strike 1911 pistol is built primarily for extreme reliability and maximum utility under stress. From the pictures DefenseReview has seen, Adams’ Counter-Strike 1911 pistol reminds us of the kind of custom 1911 pistol work we’ve …

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Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) Tactical Comms (Q & A)

Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI) becomes a resource for DefenseReview.com readers having tactical communication questions or comments. Previously, there was a Defensereview.com post on Tactical Command Indstries, Inc.’s (TCI) Liberator™ and Liberator II™ Soldier System headsets. We would like make ourselves available as a tactical communication resource for this publication. TCI was founded by tactical operators, about a decade ago, …

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‘Super Match Trigger Groups’ for AR-15/M16-based Rifles, Carbines, & Subcarbines

by David Crane [email protected] Chip McCormick Corp. (CMC) is making some very interesting drop-in “Super Match Trigger Groups” for AR-15/M16’s. The Super Match Trigger Group is made up of a “totally self-contained one-piece assembly”, which, on its face, would appear to adhere to the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle. The sales literature on the CMC Super Match Trigger Groups …

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C-More Systems XM-26 Lightweight Shotgun System (LSS) for Military SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview published a short piece on the C-More Systems XM-26 Lightweight Shotgun System (LSS) underbarrel-mounted mag-fed shotgun, awhile back. The C-More XM-26 LSS is designed to be mounted underneath an M4/M4A1 Carbine. More specifically, the XM-26 Lightweight Shotgun System (LSS) was designed to replace the Masterkey underbarrel-mounted shotgun system. The primary purpose for the Masterkey was …

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Auto Assault 12 (AA12) Combat Shotgun for Mil/LE Special Operations

by David Crane [email protected] Ocober 28, 2004 Military Police System, out of Piney Flats, Tennessee, has come out with a unique select-fire 12-gauge combat/tactical shotgun called the "Auto Assault 12 Automatic Shotgun", or "AA12 Automatic Shotgun". The full-auto-only Auto Assault 12 Automatic Shotgun fires at a relatively slow rate of 300 rpm (rounds-per-minute) and employs the "Constant-Recoil" principle, which is a recoil attenuation/mitigation …

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Unique Alpine TPG-1 Modular Multi-Caliber Sniper Rifle for Tactical Apps

by David Crane [email protected] October 26, 2004 Unique Alpine, of Austria, is making a rather interesting modular multi-caliber bolt-action sniper/long-range-interdiction rifle called the TPG-1. DefRev doesn’t know much about it yet. Here’s what we do know: the TPG-1 high-precision rifle utilizes a 3-lug bolt, which locks directly into the barrel extension. The TPG-1’s receiver is manufactured from special high-grade aluminum …

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ADCO V-22 Conversion Kit for Inexpensive Practice with Your AR-15/M16 or M4

by David Crane [email protected] ADCO Sales Inc. is now offering a .22 LR (Long Rifle) conversion kit/upper receiver assembly for AR-15/M16-based rifles carbines. The ADCO V-22 conversion upper, manufactured by CZ Strojirna s.r.o. (located in the city of Strakonice, Czech republic.), allows you to quickly convert any AR-15/M16-based rifle or carbine to .22 LR for cheap practicing and training. Magazine …

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