Announcement for Iraq Deployment: $170,000 Per Year for Qualified Personnel

DefRev just received this announcement (below). Global Security Source is currently looking for qualified security personnel for deployment to Iraq. Salary is $170,000 per year. If you’re qualified, you would need to contact Global Security Source ASAP, as it’s getting down to the wire. You have to be ready to deploy by June 30th, 2004. Here’s the official announcement: "ANNOUNCEMENT …

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BlackHawk CQC Carbon Fiber Holsters for Concealed Carry (CCW)

by David Crane [email protected] This new holster is definitely worth a look for anyone looking for a high-tech belt-slide (outside-the-waistband) holster for either open carry or concealed carry (CCW). It’s called the CQC SERPA Holster, and it’s brought to you by Blackhawk Products Group, formerly Blackhawk Industries. The CQC SERPA Holster utilizes the SERPA Active Retention System. Unlike the Tactical …

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Fracture Camouflage™: You can’t hit what you can’t see.

by David Crane [email protected] Advanced body armor is going to be increasingly important for 21st Century infantry combat. However, just as important, or perhaps even more important, will be to have effective camouflage, so your enemy doesn’t see you in the first place. It’s simple logic, "what you can’t see, you can’t hit." Effective disruptive camouflage is thus going to …

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The Professional Real Performance Duty Holster from Tactical Design Labs (TDL)

by David Crane [email protected] Tactical Design Labs (TDL) was at TREXPO West 2004 introducing and demonstrating their unique LEO (law enforcement officer) duty holster, called "The Professional Real Performance Duty Holster". What sets The Professional Real Performance Duty Holster apart from other duty holsters is its unique (and I’m assuming, patented) retention system that’s at once super-secure, yet still permissive …

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High-Tech Spray-On Armor for Vehicles and Buildings Continued…

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s previous article on Spray-On Elastomeric Polymer Armor was titled "U.S. Military Testing Spray-On Polymer Armor". The spray-on polymer armor is being used to reinforce evertything from Humvees to Government buildings against both ballistic and explosive threats. In that story, we didn’t include the name of the company that is applying the polymer armor coating because …

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How Are U.S. Infantry Weapons/Small Arms Performing in Iraq? After-Action Report

by David Crane [email protected] One of DefRev’s close contacts in the Mil/LE tactical training community just called our attention to this document. It’s an after-action report on/assessment of U.S. infantry small arms performance during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The Soldier Weapons Assessment Team’s report focused on "current state of weapons, ammunition and accessories directly managed by PMSW: M9 Pistol to …

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The Tactical Operator Newsletter: Reality-Based Training (June 2004 Issue)

by Gabe Suarez Suarez International SO here we are mid-year. It is amazing how quickly the time goes by. Between the last newsletter and now we have taught six classes in places as different as Elko, Nevada and Battle Creek, Michigan. We’ve worked with Federal folks as well as members of the Norwegian marinjeagerkommado. I will be posting debriefings on …

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SFCTB Special Forces Liberator Soldier System (LSS) Headset w/Sordin Hearing Pro

by David Crane [email protected] The SFCTB Special Forces Liberator Soldier System (LSS), which incorporates the excellent Sordin Supreme Pro Active-Electronic Hearing Protection/Tactical Shooting Muffs, is an interesting 2-way tactical communications system that’s currently in use with U.S. Armed Forces, specifically U.S. Special Operations forces. It’s put together by Tactical Command Industries, Inc. (TCI), out of Antioch, CA. According to Tactical …

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IC Technology M11/X1 Pistol Series ( M11 Standard, M11 Recon, M11 Merc, and X1 Spy): HK P7 Meets M1911 Pistol

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com June 10, 2004 Last updated on 6/22/12. IC Technology, out of Port Orchard Washington, is making some extremely interesting high-end and high-tech-looking semi-custom pistols. All of them are different versions of the same design (by pistol designer Fred Craig). IC Technology purchased the rights to manufacture and market the design, which is …

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Barrett M468-A1 Tactical Carbine in 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s previous article on te 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge), a.k.a. "6.8mm Remington SPC", was titled "6.8x43mm Round for Urban Warfare CQB and Short-to-Medium-Range Sniping." The 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge) was developed with the help of the U.S. Army Special Forces community (specifically, the U.S. Army’s 5th Special Forces Group) to create a significantly superior …

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DSA SA58 .308 Tactical Carbine with DuraCoat Pixelated Camo Patterns

by David Crane mailto:[email protected] DSA Inc. is currently producing some really terrific FAL-based .308/7.62x51mm and AR-15/M16-based .223/5.56x45mm tactical/Homeland Defense rifles, carbines, and subcarbines. DefRev has already published short articles on both types. Our first article that discussed their SA58 (FAL) tactical carbines and subcarines was published in October, 2001. It’s titled "DSA Inc. SA58 .308 Battle Carbines and Subcarbines at …

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