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 »
Caracal CAR 816 Short-Stroke Gas-Piston/Op-Rod Tactical AR-15 Carbine for Tactical Operations and Home Defense!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 11, 2018 As long as we’re discussing the latest Caracal USA firearms, we might as well also mention the Caracal CAR 816, which is a short-stroke gas piston/op-rod, or “pushrod”, system tactical AR-15 carbine with 3-position gas block and all the modern features/accoutrements, including an M-LOK tactical handguard/rail system and optional …Read More »
Caracal Enhanced F Striker-Fired 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Models: Now Suppressor-Ready, and Made in the USA!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 9, 2018 Last updated on 9/11/18. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering Caracal pistols for quite awhile now, particularly because we’ve always enjoyed T&E’ing them at SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range. Well, the big news this year is that Caracal USA is now manufacturing the latest and greatest Caracal Enhanced F …Read More »
Glock 19 (G19) Compact 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol: How and Why US Army Special Forces (SF) Adopted It…a Little History
By Jeff Gurwitch September 3, 2018 Last updated on 9/03/18. The internet is a great thing. Type in a few words, and a few clicks later, pages upon pages of information will be presented to you, from pictures, to the written word, to videos on whatever it is you want to know about. While the majority of information out there …Read More »
Rostec Active and Passive Exoskeleton Technology in the Works for Russian Military Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Program
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Rostec or TASS Russian News Agency. Note: Embedded photos have been enlarged and enhanced by DefenseReview (DR) for better viewing. August 26, 2018 As if “stealth camouflage” adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking tech isn’t enough, Russian military defense contractor Rostec just demonstrated “operative passive exoskeletons” for Russian Ratnik-3-type future soldiers/warfighters. Oh, and …Read More »
Rostec Russian Ratnik-3 Future Soldier Military ‘Stealth Camouflage’ with ‘Chameleon Helmet’ Adaptive Camo (Camouflage)/Visual Cloaking Technology to be Demonstrated for Soldier Suits and Vehicles Soon: Does it also Cloak Thermal/IR and SWIR Signatures?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Anton Tushin, Rostec August 21, 2018 Last updated on 8/26/18. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering adaptive camouflage/visual cloaking technology for many years now. One of our more interesting pieces (if we do say ourselves) is our interview piece with Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. CEO Guy Cramer about Hyperstealth Quantum Stealth (QS) adaptive …Read More »
By Jeff Gurwitch August 12, 2018 Last updated on 8/12/18. Hopefully, you’ve already ready checked out Part I of “Improving Your Glock for under $100”, where I discussed how to improve trigger take-up and reduce trigger pull weight, replacing the plunger, and polishing the trigger bar. Now, we’ll continue on with improving trigger pull. Another popular and simple method to …Read More »
By Jeff Gurwitch August 7, 2018 If one is looking to accessorize and upgrade their Glock, basically, the sky’s the limit! Or, I should say, cost is the only limiting factor. From custom slides to complete transformations like building a Roland Special with mini-red dot sight, extended mag well, and a compensator equipped barrel, how much you want to spend …Read More »