Taurus Introduces the PT-145 Mini .45.

Taurus has a mini .45 carry gun, called the PT-145, that may just be worth taking a look at. I recently spoke with Charlie Cutshaw, who is a well-known gunwriter and assistant editor of Jane’s Infantry Weapons, and he informed me that the PT-145 has become his personal carry piece. In fact, he pretty much raved about it. Charlie also …

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Larry Vickers Custom 1911

We all know that $4,000 to $5,000 for a custom 1911 is probably on the outrageous side, and that one’s money would probably be better spent on a Glock (or slightly modified Kimber) and a whole lot of ammo and training. However, that being said, "American Handgunner" just did a fluff piece on a "Special Operations" 1911 by Larry Vickers, …

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New Pocket Fighter: The Pendulum

The July, 2001 issue of SAR(Small Arms Review) has an interesting article about a new fighting folder has arrived on the scene called the Pendulum. Designed by ex-Seal Team Six member Chris Caracci and marketed by GG&G, the new knife is definitely something different. To learn more about the Pendulum,click here. Definitely an interesting product.  

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New Bullet-Proof Backpack from Safe-T-Gear

A new bullet-proof backpack is on the scene. Made by Safe-T-Gear, the backpack is designed to make people a little safer in an uncertain world. The backpack contatains a panel of level II kevlar. For more details, you can visit Safe-T-Gear’s site by clicking here. Worth checking out.

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Precision Sights International LPA Ghost Ring Shotgun Sight System.

DefRev has found a very interesting ghost ring sight system for combat shotguns. The system consists of a BAR series rear ghost ring sight and SG series fron sight. The rear ghost ring sight is fully adjustable. Almost any tactical pump or semi-auto shotgun can be upgraded with the system. The sights are made by LPA, and are being marketed …

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Firearms Training Manual

The May/June issue of Police Marksman has an article by Rich Grassi on the MLEFI&AA firearms training manual. The 2 year project contains 200 courses of fire for all types of police service weapons and has 400+ pages. The courses were submitted from various police firearms instructors from across the country. L.E. agencies from 50 states including 30+ state or …

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Insight Technology M6 Tactical Light/Laser Sight for Pistols Just Released

Insight Technology Incorporated has just come out with their M6 under-barrel mounted light/laser unit for handguns. The unit integrates a white light illuminator with a visible red laser, all in a compact package. DefRev will be looking to acquire one of these units for testing (probably on a Glock), as soon as possible. You can visit the tacical illuminator page …

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Dawson Precision’s New Tactical Advantage 1911 Pistol

Dave Dawson is primarily known for the competition guns he builds for Todd Jarrett. Well, Dave has now come out with what he calls the "Tactical Advantage" pistol. The "Tactical Advantage" is a custom 1911 single-stack defense gun that can also incorporate Dawson’s new "light speed" rail system for mounting a light/laser unit underneath the dust cover. We’ve heard that …

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New Goodies from Microtech Knives.

Microtech has a couple of interesting new things for us. First, they’ve just come out with the “Amphibian”. DefRev’s seen a number of photos of the knife, and it looks very interesting. DefRev does not know if the second item is available yet or not. It’s called the “Ultratech”. It’s a hight tech out-the-front auto. To get the specs on …

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Have Submachineguns become Obsolete? Enter the .300 Whisper.

The answer to the special operations community’s prayers may exist in the .300 Whisper cartridge by SSK Industries. Invented by J.D. Jones, the .300 Whisper utilizes a very heavy .30 caliber rifle round combined with a shortened case. According to Mr. Jones, "the 300 WHISPER was designed for the purpose of firing extremely heavy, accurate, ballistically efficient bullets at sub-sonic …

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