Custom Springfield Operator 1911 Pistol by Michiguns Ltd.

Ned Christiansen of Michiguns Ltd. seems to be doing some interesting work on Springfield Operators. When you follow the link below to the photos, pay particular attention to the modifications to the front of the gun(specifically, the dustcover). The shaping/machining work looks to be excellent, and the gun just looks great overall. It should be known that Christiansen does all …

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New Recon Rifle by Arms Tech Ltd.

by David Crane [email protected] Pete Kokalis has written an article in the latest issue of SAR(Small Arms Review) on a new rifle that’s designed to be sort of a quick-fix for the Colt M4 carbine. Anyone intimately familiar with the M4 carbine knows that it has some serious problems. These include reliability problems which involve gas system blow-outs, barrels wearing …

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Ballistic Fashion in Afghanistan.

Stephen Hunter has written a sort of shockingly gung-ho and entertaining article(gung-ho for a Washington Post writer, at least) with regards to small arms. It deals with infantry weaponry, and it’s worth reading. The article does contains one error regarding the caliber of the Russian PPSh-41 submachine gun, which, for the record, is 7.62x25mm, not 9mm(as the article states). Click …

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Kalashnikov USA Unveil’s Its New All Russian AK-103.

The new AK-103’s begin life as Saiga 7.62x39mm carbines, imported by Kalashnikov USA. They’re then sent out to DGS, Inc. of Fort Myers, Florida. DGS modifies the carbines, turning them into full-fledged shorty AK-100 series rifles. Kalashnikov USA used to work with another contractor for the conversions, but quality control was a problem. The new DGS conversions are supposed to …

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Global Enforcement Review Makes a Splash at TREXPO East.

I have to say that Global Enforcement Review, or GER, was a very pleasant surprise at this year’s TREXPO East exhibition. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to meet Paul Ford, the publisher and founder of GER at his booth, and came away very impressed with both him and his magazine. GER is basically a new law enforcement/corrections industry publication, with …

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SIG 552 Commando Mini-Assault Rifle for Special Operations.

SIG seems to have a little winner with their 552 Commando(the rifle’s full numeric designation is actually 552-2P). Just like all the other mini-assault rifles out there, the SIG 552 is designed for use in tight spots by special operators and air crew members. *Click on "Read More" below for the rest of the story.* What separates the SIG 552 …

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Now You Can Carry Your Glock

Most people are familiar with the phrase "Glock Perfection". It’s on Glock’s brochures, and mimmicked by Glock owners everywhere, whose numbers are legion. And, it must be said that those claims are pretty accurate. While not perfect, Glock pistols are just about as close to perfection as can reasonably be achieved via mass production. That said, if there’s one feature …

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Reknowned Pistolsmith Paul Liebenberg Opens His Own Shop.

For those of you who don’t know the name Paul Liebenberg, now you do. Paul was the brains and driving force behind the formation of the Performance Center at Smith & Wesson. Now, he has his own shop, called Pistol Dynamics. As Paul’s profile on his website states, "he has built guns for members of the South African Special Forces, …

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Dial-Up Surveillance System by CCS International, Inc.

How would you like to have a remote surveillance system that would allow you to dial into a group of remote camera’s via a cell phone and wireless modem, and view the images from anywhere in the world, right on your laptop PC? Well, now you can. *Click on "Read More" below to continue…* CCS International has made this possible …

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Taser International’s New M26 Really Shuts the Badguys Down.

Formerly “Air Taser”, Taser International’s premier product is their “Advanced Taser” M26. The M26 is a 26 Watt Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) device that was designed to takedown the toughest and meanest individuals in the world, no matter how big, drugged up, or pissed off, without killing or permanently injuring them, a feat that no other less-lethal device can supposedly currently …

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New Handheld Radar System Allows Special Operators to See Through Walls.

Time Domain Corporation Time Domain’s RV2000 SoldierVision unit was definitely one of the most unnerving tactical products I’ve ever seen. Originally developed for use by military medical personnel in locating injured soldiers inside buildings, the system has recently been adapted for tactical use in urban combat situations. SoldierVision is basically a low-power, handheld, “ultra wideband” see-through radar surveillance device that …

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NLETA Announces Its Presence to the Law Enforcement Training Community.

The National Law Enforcement Trainers Association (NLETA) is a new professional association for qualified and experienced law enforcement trainers. Applicants must meet minimum standards of qualifications and experience to join. Click on "Read More" below for the rest of the story. Once accepted, members may post free announcements on the NLETA searchable Online Law Enforcement Training Calendar. Prospective students and …

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MD Labs Introduces Hard Use “Operator” 1911 Pistol.

The mad(or should I say "Mad Dog"?) scientists over at MD Labs have just come out with their custom "Operator" single-stack 1911. The "Operator" is one of their "Hard Use" custom offerings. Basically, the goal behind this gun is to provide the end user with a single-stack 1911 that’s as close to indestructable as possible. To do this, Kevin McClung …

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