By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: The Infographics Show January 8, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) has been covering the increasing difficulty in defending our (US) aircraft carriers against the latest and greatest hypersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, supercavitating torpedoes, Supercavitating supersonic submarines, anti-ship ballistic missiles, electromagnetic weapons, high-powered microwave weapons, and even armed/weaponized speedboat swarms for years, now. …Read More »
Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover Part, Part 4
By Jeff Gurwitch December 30, 2018 With my retirement from the military back in March of 2017, the thought of being able to do another Competition-to-Combat Crossover article hadn’t really crossed my mind…until recently, that is. Thanks to photos and feedback sent from previous team members of their rifle setups, they’re currently employing overseas as of Fall 2018, I have …Read More »
Barnes Precision Machine BPM Accu-Set Adjustable Gas System for Competition and Tactical AR-15 Carbines! (Range Video!)
By Jeff Gurwitch December 18, 2018 To be honest, I used to not really have much interest in adjustable gas blocks for DI (Direct Impingement) AR-15s, partly because I’ve been a piston AR guy forever (and almost all piston guns have adjustable gas systems, anyways). But the main reason for this is that the majority of adjustable gas blocks rely …Read More »
Tyrant Designs Glock 43 +3 Mag (Magazine) Extension and Gen4 and Gen5 Glock Extended Magazine Release Button: More Rounds and Faster Reloads for Concealed Carry (CCW)!
By Jeff Gurwitch December 12, 2018 DefenseReview (DRO was first introduced to Tyrant Designs products with their HALO AR15 Hand Stop, a perfect grip accessory, especially for those looking something that’s both very ergonomic and low profile. Now, Tyrant Designs is offering a few different Glock accessories featuring the same high-quality CNC machining and attention to detail as their tactical …Read More »
After Action Report (AAR) for GREEN OPS 2 Day Advanced Covert Carry Concepts Combat/Tactical Pistol Shooting Course: Faster Draw, and Faster Hits!
By JB Photo(s) Credit: Green Ops December 5, 2018 I recently took the Advanced Covert Carry Concepts class with Lead Instructor Mike Green from October 6- 7th (2018.), and am very glad I did. Mike has a great background, and we share some mutual friends, so I was excited to train with him. Mike has a significant background in special …Read More »
Fibrotex USA Multi-Purpose Camouflage Net Flexible, Reversible and Versatile Multi-Spectral Concealment Combat Camouflage System Wins Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS)!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Fibrotex USA Inc. November 26, 2018 Last updated on 11/28/18. The US division of an Israeli company called Fibrotex recently won a a $480M (Million) contract for the US Army’s ULCANS (Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System) all-weather multi-spectral camouflage netting development program. The new Fibrotex USA Inc. ULCANS multispecrral camo signature …Read More »
TNVC Thermal Remote Battery (TRB) Bank/Pack for FLIR ThermoSight Pro PTS233 and other Thermal Weapons Sights! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 20, 2018 The TNVC/Chromatra ColorTAC CVA-14 Color Night Vision Module for the PVS-14 night vision monocular wasn’t the only interesting item DefenseReview (DR) came across at the TNVC booth at SHOT Show 2018. Oh, no, no, no. They had some additional tactical goodies, including the nifty (and handy) TNVC Thermal Remote …Read More »
TNVC/Chromatra ColorTAC CVA-14 Color Night Vision Module for PVS-14 Monocular: Gemini 2-Channel Colorizing Tech Turns Green to Full Color Night Vision! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 8, 2018 A very interesting electro-optics company called Chromatra LLC, out of Beverly Massachussetts, has teamed up with our friends at Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) to bring us color night vision in a PVS-14 night vision monocular. The (patented) ColorTAC technology’s actually called Gemini, and it’s really interesting, and cool. …Read More »
Customized Multi-Caliber Combat/Tactical AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with Badass Quick-Change Barrel System, Folding Stock, Ultra-Light Tactical Handguards, and Super-Fast Binary Firing System Trigger Pack!
By Toby Melville October 25, 2018 The AR market is flooded with both good and bad innovation. In fact, it could be said that the AR has become the Jeep of the rifle world. Its following is global, its reliability and performance are a standard, you can take it anywhere, and it’s been everywhere. And, finally, the modularity of the …Read More »
Spiritus Systems Recovery Handle: Product Improved DARC Strap is a Superior Drag Handle Concept/Hardware for Tactical Armor Plate Carriers (Body Armor)
By Jeff Gurwitch October 21, 2018 Back in 2004, while taking part in advanced urban combat course. At the Direct Action Resource Center (DARC), just outside Little Rock AR, my Special Forces team was introduced to a method of casualty evacuation known as the ‘DARC strap’. It was essentially about 7 feet of 1inch tubular nylon weaved through the back …Read More »
Laugo Arms Alien 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol: Delayed-Blowback Gas Piston and Slide Operate ABOVE the (Fixed) Barrel, Providing Ultra-Low Bore Axis!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 7, 2018 Over the last two years, DefenseReview’s (DR) published a couple of articles on variants of the CZ Scorpion 9mm weapons system, including the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1, CZ, Reflex-Suppressed CZ Scorpion EVO III Micro S2 Reflex, and CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S2 Pistol Micro with Arm Brace, since …Read More »
Nightforce Optics ATACR (Advanced Tactical Rifle) 1-8X First Focal Plain Tactical Riflescope Wins USSOCOM Squad-Variable Powered Scopes (S-VPS)-Contract!
By David Crane October 2, 2018 Well, this one’s interesting. Looks like Nighforce just got the USSOCOM contract for a military-modified variant of the Nightforce ATACR (Advanced TACtical Rifle) 1-8X24 F1 Riflescope, which is a first-focal-plane scope. The contract’s initially worth a little over $15M (Million), and could potentially go to $21M. Not bad. The USSOCOM-spec ATACR riflescope will sport …Read More »
ATS Tactical Gear Low Level Clothing System: Scalable, Modular Ultra Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Tactical Armor Shirt Plate Carrier System for Dynamic CQB and PSD Ops!
By David Crane September 27, 2018 Last updated on 9/27/18. This one comes to us from DefenseReview (DR) writer/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch. ATS Tactical Gear recently released their Low Level Clothing System shirt plate carrier for commercial sales. Gurwitch received one last year to try out, so he could make suggestions for improvements. Here’s what Gurwitch said about it …Read More »
Midwest Industries G3 17” 5.56mm AR Rifle/Carbine Gets Tricked-Out with DEFIANCE, Inforce, RailScales and Vortex Optics Tactical Accessories!
By Toby Melville September, 23, 2018 Last updated on 9/24/18. The name Midwest Industries is a respected and well-known name in the firearms industry. While some companies went with the concept of being the boutique AR business, or with the idea of being budget-minded, Midwest Industries did what the customer truly wanted. They provided a well-made and reliable product at …Read More »
Sonitus Technologies Molar Mic Bone-Conduction ‘Supersense’ Covert Combat/Tactical Communications Technology: Is a Waterproof Mouth Mic’ the Future of Clandestine, Covert Comms?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sonitus Technologies September 13, 2018 DefenseReview (DR) has covered the latest and greatest in combat/tactical comms (communications) for years. Our current favorite overt systems are made by Atlantic Signal, and the Atlantic Signal Dominator waterproof bone-conduction tactical headset/active hearing pro (protection) is our specific favorite. DR really digs that system. …Read More »