Garmin Rino 130 GPS-Integrated FRS/GMRS Radio

by David Crane [email protected] Saw this one on a show about forest firefighters, and thought it might make a workable and inexpensive back-up/alternative for U.S. military Special Operations forces if their primary GPS (Global Positioning System) and/or radio went down. Of course, the unit would have to be customized/modified for these units to provide secure channels with scrambling for that …

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HK XM8 Lightweight Assault Carbine/Subcarbine: New Pics and Info.

Heckler & Koch (HK) has released more photos of the ATK/HK XM8 being demonstrated at SHOT Show 2004 by Jim Schatz of HK Military Programs. Click on "Read More" hypertext below to view them. Here’s the link: http://www.hk-usa.com/corporate/media/special_events/shotshowdemo2004.html. Click here to go to the main XM8 page. This page contains lots of great info/materials on the HK XM8. We recommend …

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Super Soldiers of the Future: Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX).

by David Crane [email protected] "ArmdLbrl" at TacticalForums.com has started an excellent thread over there about the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) program, which is being funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). DARPA’s been working on this thing for quite some time. It’s a …

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Claroxan Vision Enhancement Supplements: Better Vision for Shooters.

by David Crane [email protected] Since it’s difficult to shoot what you can’t see, we thought we would bring these two products to our members’ and readers’ attention. They’re called Claroxan Original Blend and Claroxan NVS (Night Vision Supplement), and they’re brought to you by Turner Cadmoor Health and International Alliance, Inc. According to what we’ve read so far, Claroxan Original …

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Arms Tech Tactical Takedown Rifle Model 50 (TTR-50) .50 BMG

by David Crane [email protected] This one appears to be a rather sweet piece of tactical problem-solving equipment. The Arms Tech Ltd. Tactical Takedown Rifle Model 50 (TTR-50) is a .50 BMG anti-materiel/long-range interdiction (sniper) tool you can take apart, pack up, and carry with you. At 26 lbs empty (unloaded), it’s roughly 6 lbs lighter than the standard McMillan .50 …

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1911 Owners: Assembling/Disassembling the 1911 Pistol, by Hilton Yam

Hilton Yam has detailed his assembly/disassembly procedures for the 1911 pistol on TacticalForums.com in this thread. The following is what Hilton wrote. If you own and/or carry a 1911 pistol, DefRev highly suggests you read it. Here: "The following is a users guide that I’ve written, detailing how I typically strip the 1911 for routine maintenance. If there’s anything I …

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Precision Reflex Inc. (PRI) 6.8x43mm REM SPC Upper Receivers

by David Crane [email protected] Precision Reflex Inc. (PRI) has a new 6.8x43mm REM SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge) upper receiver designed/developed to replace any AR-15/M16-based weapon’s 5.56x45mm upper receiver. Noted gunwriter Gary Paul Johnston has stated that the new PRI 6.8mm REM SPC uppers "have… proven 1-MOA accurate or better". These uppers are available with either 18.5" or 16.5" free-float Rock …

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Modular Armored Sentry Shield (MASS) from Special Tactical Services, LLC (STS)

DefRev just received the following message via email from Dale McClellan, Executive VP of Special Tactical Services, LLC (STS), regarding what appears to be an innovative and versatile shipboard/land-based anti-ballistic force protection solution that his company, STS, is offering. Mr. McClellan is a retired Navy SEAL. Here’s the message we received: "Please take a look at the links below to …

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Hilton Yam’s SHOT Show 2004 Report on TF

While looking around TF (TacticalForums.com), we also spotted this thread on SHOT Show 2004 that was posted by Hilton Yam. Hilton Yam is a part-time pistolsmith that, by all accounts, does superlative custom 1911 work. He specializes in building professional-grade carry guns. Here’s a link to Hilton’s website. Be sure to check out… Hilton’s excellent "1911 Base Guns" page. Very …

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