By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 15, 2009 Now, this is interesting. “The Korea Times” is reporting that some of the 350 South Korean troops deploying to Afghanistan (to protect 120 South Korean civilian reconstruction workers) will be armed with the Daewoo K11 semi-auto, mag-fed 20mm grenade launcher/select-fire 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) assault rifle a.k.a. airburst assault …Read More »
U.S. Marine Corps Selects Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle (HK IAR) Candidate as Replacement for FN M249 SAW/LMG
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 4, 2009 Updated on 12/15/09 Marine Times (a.k.a. Marine Corps Times) is reporting on the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) selecting the Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle–or HK IAR, for short–to replace the FN M249 SAW/LMG (Squad Automatic Weapon/Light Machine Gun). The HK IAR is a 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) gas …Read More »
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 29, 2009 Updated on 12/04/09 Fourteen months ago, DefenseReview broke the story on the SRSS BullDog762 bullpup M14/M1A battle rifle (7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win.). Well, the BullDog 762 just went operational, and Defense Review is going to keep an eye on it to see how it performs in the U.S. military Special …Read More »
New VBR-B Multi-Caliber (9mm NATO/7.92x24mm) Compact PDW Pistol: Most Intelligently-Developed Personal Defense Weapon Yet?
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 23, 2009 A company called VBR-Belgium (Van Bruaene Rik – Belgium) has developed a rather interesting and potentially important pistol-format compact PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) system. While it may look like a futuristic movie prop, the VBR-B Compact PDW is arguably the most intelligently-developed PDW weapon/ammo concept to date. So, what’s …Read More »
By David Crane defrev (at) gmai (dot) com November 12, 2009 A tactical product development company called TacTool Industries has introduced two interesting products called TacWedge and TacCinch that are designed to provide tactical operators with a fast means of securing a door open or shut, depending on what’s required, essentially giving them “tactical access control” of the structure. The …Read More »
November 11, 2009 Like the rest of the country, DefenseReview is in mourning over the recent killings (and woundings) at Fort Hood. We’d like to extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims. May God be with you during this terrible time. Defense Review would like to thank all of our veterans, and wish all …Read More »
Video: Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine Config Sand Test with FailZero “AR-15 Upgrade Kit” Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) and Hammer Upgrade Kit Installed
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 10, 2009 Back in April (2009), DefenseReview has published a short “heads-up”-style article on the FailZero AR-15 Basic Kit, which is a bolt carrier group (BCG) and hammer upgrade kit with a proprietary and patented self-lubricitous/self-lubricating nickel-boron (Ni-B) coating that the company calls EXO Technology. In the video below, DefenseReview.com contributor …Read More »
Need Affordable Quality Rifle and Pistol Ammo Right Now? Lucky Gunner Ammo (LuckyGunner.com) has Ammunition IN STOCK and Ready to Ship!
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Every shooter out there is well aware of the dire state of the rifle and pistol ammunition supply and prices over the past year.Read More »
Grip Pod Vertical Foregrip/Bipod and Weapon Stabilizer: Is it a Viable Option for Your Tactical Carbine/Rifle?
By Chen Lee (a.k.a. “SMGLee”) smglee (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article are courtesy of Chen Lee, writer/photographer. November 2, 2009 For the longest time, I was against the idea of adding a bipod to a tactical carbine or rifle. I thought “why in the world do you need a bipod on a gun …Read More »
FN M240L 7.62mm MMG (Medium Machine Gun): $12.5M for FN Manufacturing, a Lighter 7.62mm Machine Gun for U.S. Army Infantry Troops
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 1, 2009 DefenseReview recently mentioned the M240L 7.62mm Medium Machine Gun (Light) inRead More »
Video: FERFRANS SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) Gas Piston/Op-Rod 5.56mm AR-15 Tactical Carbine Full-Auto Mag Dump with MWG 90-Rounder Snail Drum Magazine
October 26, 2009 DefenseReview contributor Chen Lee a.k.a. “SMGLee” recently got a chance to run a FERFRANS SOAR 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) select-fire/full-auto gas piston/op-rod tactical AR carbine and SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) at the range. In the above video, you can see him perform 90-round full-auto mag dump using an MWG 90-Rounder snail drum magazine. Company Contact Info: Ferdie Sy …Read More »
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 25, 2009 Updated on 10/26/09 Colt Defense, LLC (West Hartford, CT) recently took a little bite out of FN Herstal’s machine gun business by winning a $126,089,944.00 IDIQ U.S. Army contract for the M240B (a.k.a. M240 “Bravo”) 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO) MMG/GPMG (Medium Machine Gun / General Purpose Machine Gun). The …Read More »
UCT Arms Introduces 1911 Pistol Upgrade Kit and Offers EXO Technology Coating Service for Personal Firearms
The following is a UCT Arms/FailZero Press Release: 10/22/09 UCT Arms Introduces its FailZero 1911 Upgrade Kit and Expands its Exo Technology Coating Service to Include Consumer Firearms Stuart, Florida — UCT Arms, LLC introduces its latest product under the FailZero brand of tactical upgrades. The FailZero 1911 kits, featuring EXO-coated Caspian slides and frames, provide consumers the foundation from …Read More »
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 21, 2009 According to a regulatory filing, Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is planning to take Freedom Group Inc. public in a $200 million ($200M) initial public offering. Cerberus owns 94.3% of Freedom Group’s shares, according to the filing. In H1 2009, Freedom Group, which owns a number of firearms and related …Read More »
Lasing Skulls in the Digital Age: Tactical Laser Weapons Finally Maturing for Future Warfare Applications: Meet the Boeing ATL (Advanced Tactical Laser) Airborne Laser Weapon
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 15, 2009 There’s a scene at the beginning of the 1985 film Real Genius showing a fictional “Crossbow Project” demonstration video of some unlucky bastard (perhaps a third-world dictator or politician?) getting instantly vaporized by a space-based laser weapon fired from a satellite. The video is being shown to a bunch …Read More »