LMT Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP)/Quick-Change Barrel System for CAR-15/M4A1

by David Crane [email protected] Back in April (2004), DefenseReview published a short article about the Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) and QuickChange Barrel System (QCBS) for AR-15/M16-based rifles (including the SOPMOD M4A1Carbine/CQB Subcarbine), made by Lewis Machine & Tool Co. (LMT). Gary Paul Johnston has just written an excellent piece on the LMT MRP/QCBS for the September 2004 issue of "Soldier …

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New Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 Carbine and Custom Compact M1A/M14 Carbines

by David Crane [email protected] I just read an interesting thread on the just-introduced Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 carbine and custom versions of the Springfield Armory M1A/M14 carbine. If you’ve been considering acquiring/purchasing an Springfield Armory M1A carbine lately, I suggest you read it. Here’s the direct link to the thread:… http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=56;t=000643. Click here to visit the Springfield Armory M1A …

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Refaim Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade/Weapon System for Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] The Refaim Advanced Infantry Weapon System, or "Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade", manufactured by Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI), is an air-burst telescopic bullet trap rifle grenade that incorporates point detonation, time delay, and self-destruct functions. "Defense Update", an Israeli online publication, has some excellent information on the Refaim rifle grenade. The following is what "Defense Update" …

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TASER X26 Less-Lethal Weapon for Police/LE 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] Let me start off by saying that DefenseReview would never in a million years recommend any less-lethal weapon as a stand-alone carry alternative to a combat-reliable defensive/tactical-grade firearm. However, after carrying around a TASER X26 for the last several months as an adjunct/back-up to my trusty carry Glock 19 (G19) high-capacity compact 9mm pistol, I can …

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TidalForce M-750 Motorized Mountain Bike for Military Ops and LE Patrol

by David Crane [email protected] The TidalForce M-750 motorized mountain bike is designed specifically for military and law enforcement (LE) end-users. It’s basically a DARPA-approved Montague Corporation Paratrooper™ Tactical Mountain Bike (folding frame) outfitted with/powered by a 750-watt WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system in its rear wheel hub. The WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system, made by WaveCrest Laboratories is a highly efficient and …

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New MultiCam Combat Camouflage Pattern by Crye Associates/Crye Precision

by David Crane [email protected] The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, designed and developed a unique universal-type camouflage pattern for the U.S. Army’s Scorpion program back in 2001-2002. Scorpion was the experimentation/concept-development project for (and precursor to) the Objective Force Warrior (OFW) program, which has now become the Future Force Warrior (FFW) program. This picture shows the original Scorpion camo pattern, …

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