502 Thunder Sabre Carbine by Cloud Mountain Armory

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev recently came across an excellent article on the 502 Thunder Sabre carbine in the July 2004 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement". The article was written by Gary Paul Johnston. The 502 Thunder Sabre carbine, developed and manufactured by Cloud Mountain Armory, is the newest entry into the rather exciting .50 Cal AR-15/M16-based …

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Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight for Tactical Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s been hearing some good things about this item. The Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight is Surefire’s latest handgun-mounted tactical light, and it’s designed to go head-to-head against Insight Technology’s M3 group of tactical weapons lights. These include the M3 Tactical Illuminator, M3-LED Tactical Illuminator, and M3X Tactical Illuminator. DefRev has yet to T&E the Surefire X200 …

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Drive Or Shoot? A Study Of Vehicle Defense.

by Gabe Suarez DRIVE OR SHOOT? One area that receives very little attention in training, yet is an area where we not only spend a great deal of our time, but also where we are the most vulnerable. That is when we are sitting in our cars, either driving or stopped in traffic or parked. Many guys that carry guns, …

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Tyler Special Operations Platform (TSOP) for Spec-Ops Helos.

by David Crane [email protected] The Tyler Special Operations Platform (T.S.O.P.), a.k.a. "Cargo Rack", was recently introduced at TREXPO West. Manufactured by Tyler Technologies (a division of Tyler Camera Systems), the TSOP is a potentially revolutionary piece of tactical equipment for LE SWAT operations, since it will give SWAT operators an aerial-based target-engagement capability (particularly against hostile subjects in high-rise structures) …

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New ‘Pathfinder’ Fixed-Blade Tactical/Survival Knife by Hayes Knives

Wally Hayes, of Hayes Knives, has just come out with the first tactical/survival fixed blade knife featuring an integral red led light that’s built right into the handle. It’s called the "Pathfinder". The led light on the Pathfinder is activated by pushing a button on the handle. Wally added the red led so… the operator can use read maps and …

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HydraMarker P.R.O. Cartridges for Force-On-Force Training (Handgun and Subgun)

by David Crane [email protected] Finally, it looks like there may just be an American-made alternative to Simunition for force-on-force training with semi-auto pistols, revolvers, and submachine guns. DefRev can’t wait to test this stuff out. This is what PDT Tech’s company literature has to say about their HydraMarker P.RO. Cartridges: "Our line of (HydraMarker) P.R.O. Cartridges (patent pending) are a …

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Smart Mines: Yep, that’s the ticket.

The following is an Associated Press (AP) article: "The Bush administration’s argument for shunning a global treaty on land mines rests largely on the U.S. military’s use of "smart," self-destructing mines that don’t linger after wars end to kill and maim civilians. But it has a quiet subtext: the expectation that future generations of mines will be so smart that …

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Press Release: FN Special Police Rifle (SPR), .308 Win.

FN Herstal/FNH USA has just come out with their Special Police Rifle. FN company literature has this to say about the Special Police Rifle: "The precision bolt-action rifle is an essential part of any tactical team.The FN Special Police Rifle combines the best of traditional design with the latest materials, workmanship and manufacturing.The result is a tactical rifle with exceptional …

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Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S) for 1911 Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] If your 1911 pistol doesn’t incorporate an integral rail, you might want to give this product some serious consideration. The Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S.) is a combination tactical light rail/strike plate, and it’s pretty trick. Urban Advantage Tactical Systems just introduced it at TREXPO West 2004. A strike plate like the S.P.R.S. prevents the slide …

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Oakley Tactical Eye Protection (Eyepro) for Tactical Operators

by David Crane [email protected] Oakley Eyewear has become the eye protection de rigeur for LE SWAT operators and military Special Operators (and gun cognoscenti) in the last few years. Usually, teams and individual operators who choose Oakleys choose some version of the Oakley M Frame, as the M Frames provide the highest lens surface area. This gives professional operators the …

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Hatch Operator Tactical Gloves: Anti-Cut, Anti-Heat.

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev has been using both the Hatch SOG-L50, SOG-L75 Operator "Shorty" tactical gloves, and SOGL-100, and SOGL-150 Operator tactical gloves w/gauntlet for awhile now, and we’ve been extremely impressed with them. The model I use the most as my personal shooting gloves are the SOG-L75 Operator "shorty" gloves in O.D. green. They are SUPER comfortable. And, …

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