Surefire M651C Scout Light Weapons Light for the Tactical Carbine/Subcarbine

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re gearing up for some new articles, we thought we would mention an AR15.com thread that contains some good info on the Surefire M651C ScoutLight for mounting on tactical carbines, including the SOPMOD M4/M4A1 carbine and civilian-legal AR-15 carbines (CAR-15’s). DefenseReview has been hearing some very good things about this weapons light, lately. The Surefire …

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Troy Industries Special Purpose Carbines: Brochures Spec Sheets, and Photos

by David Crane [email protected] A month ago, DefenseReview published an article on the Troy Industries 5.56x45mm CQB-SPCA4 "Advisor" Carbine/Subcarbine and CQB-SPC Commando subcarbine (Both weapon configs are select-fire). The article was titled "Troy Industries CQB-SPCA4 ‘Advisor’ 5.56 Subcarbine for Special Operations". We’ve also published two articles on the Troy Industries 7.62x51mm Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine/Subcarbine. The latest one was …

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New Cobb MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) Weapon System is Mil/LE/Civilian Ready

by David Crane [email protected] Cobb Manufacturing has just introduced their new MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) family of weapons. The COBB MCR weapon system is patents pending, and was developed with military/tactical application in mind, but should prove just as popular with civilian recreational shooters and hunters. An operator can switch calibers by simply changing barrel assemblies. The MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) series …

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A Few ‘S.W.A.T.’ Magazine Articles from the Archive…

by David Crane [email protected] AR15.com has some archived "S.W.A.T." Magazine articles (in PDF format) on the AR.15.com homepage that are worth checking out. In case you haven’t been reading ""S.W.A.T." lately, Rich Lucibella and Denny Hansen have been doing a really great job with it. Excellent resource. Here are the links:… May 2005 – Knives For Snipers April 2004 – …

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Press Release: New LE SWAT Resources CD-ROM Released.

by David Crane [email protected] David Vine Associates, LLC of Aiken, South Carolina has just released the CD-ROM "S.W.A.T. Resources" ready reference containing 300 books, reports and documents in Adobe PDF files. S.W.A.T. Resources contains 20,624 pages of critical information required by Special Response Teams. This sensitive material has been… compiled for training purposes and tactical use in laptop computers at …

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Armed and Armored Stealth Vehicles for Urban Security Ops, from Ibis Tek

by David Crane [email protected] Ibis Tek is making some very interesting "High-Performance Stealth Vehicles" with Remote Control Weapons and Sensor Control Systems, right now. These vehicles come primarily in the form of tactically-armed and armored SUV’s/4×4’s (GMC/Chevolet Sierras and Chevy Suburbans) and HMMWV’s (Humvees), outfitted with mobile, retractable gun mounts. When not in use, the gun and mount sit discreetly …

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SoldierTech Report: Latest Military Gear and Gadgets

by David Crane [email protected] Military.com has a feature on their site that I recently discovered while I was searching the web for links I could include with my recent article on the Nikonov AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle, titled "Nikonov AN-94 ‘Abakan’ Assault Rifle: Advanced Russian Small Arms Tech". The feature I discovered is called "SoldierTech: Military Gear and Gadgets". It …

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Military Security (PSD)/Special Operations Training Schools

by David Crane [email protected] In the near future, DefenseReview will be publishing articles on security and Special Operations (SPECOPS) training currently being conducted for military, intelligence, and private military company (PMC) operators. This type of training will become increasingly important in the 21st Century, as the demand for, and reliance upon, private military company (PMC) operators by Western governments will …

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SPLAT: Explosives/Chemical Weapons-Detection Tech Meets Paintball

by David Crane [email protected] U.S. military and law enforcement personnel may soon have a new high-tech, albeit small, weapon at their disposal in the "War on Terror". Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has teamed up with some graduate students at the University of Florida in Gainseville to create a small, ballistic "sticky" round/projectile, originally conceived to aid U.S. Armed …

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