POF P-308 Gas Piston/Op-Rod Battle Rifle/Carbine at SHOT Show 2008

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). February 08, 2008 Speaking of 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. battle rifles, Patriot Ordnance …

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Kel-Tec RFB Rifle/Carbine (7.62mm NATO/.308 Win.) at SHOT Show 2008

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com All photos contained in this article were shot by Chen Lee a.k.a. “SMGLee”. Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. showed their very interesting 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. bullpup battle rifle/carbine called the RFB Rifle/Carbine. "RFB" stands for "Rifle Forward ejection, Bullpup."  DefenseReview only got a very brief look at the Kel-Tec RFB rifle/carbine at the …

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SRM Arms High-Capacity Model 1216 Rotary-Mag Semi-Auto Combat Shotgun

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com This article was updated with photos on 2/08/08. All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). February 7, 2008 SRM …

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Cammenga EasyMag: Fast-Loading, Sliding-Front Next-Gen AR-15/M16 Rifle Magazine

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com Speaking of AR rifle mags, Cammenga Corp. is making a very cool 30-round AR-15/M16 magazine (4179 STANAG box mag) called the EasyMag that that is truly unique, very interesting, and really cool. Billed as a "Next-Generation Firearm Magazine", the Cammenga EasyMag Model EM3-556 features an "open-case" design that allows for very fast …

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C Products Stainless Steel AR Rifle Magazines: A Note from John Farnam

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com The following email communication about C Products, LLC stainless steel 30-round AR mags (AR-15/M16 rifle magazines) in both 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. and 6.8x43mm SPC (6.8 SPC) was forwarded to us by one of our professional contacts. It was written by John Farnam, a tactical shooting instructor who runs Defense Training …

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Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Looking Good, So Far.

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com The U.S. Army is so satisfied with the performance of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS a.k.a. G-MLRS) in the theater(s) of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan that they’ve placed a $5.17B ("B" is for "Billion) order for the system. The M30 Guided Unitary Rocket reportedly weighs approx. 250 lbs and …

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LWRC Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR): White Paper and LRIP Photos on the Way…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 20, 2008 DefenseReview has been waiting for a white paper on, and LRIP (Low-Rate Initial Production) photos of, the Land Warfare Resources Corporation (LWRC) open-bolt full-auto, closed-bolt semi-auto Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR) candidate weapon since July 31, 2007, when we received the following message (in italics) from Darren Mellors, Vice President …

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DefRev Quick Hits: Carbines, Pistols, Mags, Tactical Lights, Lasers, and Targets

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 18, 2008 1) Next Generation Arms (NGA) is offering the Cammenga Easymag steel magazine with their proprietary anti-corrosion/rust and self-lubricating firearms coatings/finishes. DefenseReview recently published information on NGA’s firearms / gun coatings in an article by tactical instructor and retired military Special Operations assaulter/operator Mike Pannone on the Larue Tactical Stealth …

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Petition to Save the Second Amendment…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com While DefenseReview is a tactical technology / military defense technology online magazine, and not a political magazine, and we therefore usually stick to the tech, we’re making an exception, in this case (excuse the pun). A professional contact of ours just sent us the link to Congressman and Chief Deputy Whip Eric …

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LaRue Tactical Stealth 16-Inch Upper-Config AR Carbine: Range Report

By Michael Pannone for DefenseReview ctts at live dot com All photos/images contained in this article were supplied by the author, Mike Pannone. January 9, 2008 Mark LaRue (owner of LaRue Tactical) sent out one of his 16" Stealth Upper Receivers (AR upper receiver) a year ago January while I was working on a carbine course for the DoD (U.S. …

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21st Century M14/M1A Battle Rifle: Meet the Troy Modular Chassis System (MCS)

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com January 7, 2008 Troy Industries, Inc. is currently making a patent-pending modular chassis system for the M14/M1A rifle that uprates it to a true 21st-century 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. battle rifle for U.S. military Special Operations (SPECOPS) tactical/warfare operations. It’s called, appropriately enough, the Troy Industries M14/M1A Modular Chassis System (MCS). According to …

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DefRev Receives M4 Carbine Extreme Dust Test Brief (PowerPoint Document)

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com January 4, 2008 DefenseReview has received an interesting PowerPoint brief on the recent M4 Carbine "Extreme Dust Test" (Fall 2007 test) that we published info on recently, as well as some info/results from the preceding extreme dust test earlier in the year (2007). The brief came in from one of our professional …

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DefRev Quick Hits: Lights, Sights, and other Delights…

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com December 31, 2007 1) Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has a new weapons sight called the "FMWS", which stands for "Fused Multispectral Weapon Sight". It’s DefenseReview’s understanding at present that the FMWS combines an infrared (IR) imager and I2 (Image Intensification / Night Vision) imager (unfonfirmed/unverified). The FMWS is so new, we don’t …

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M16 Rifle and M4 Carbine: Time For a Change

By Charlie Cutshaw For those of you who may have been on another planet for the past three or four years, our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are having serious reliability issues with the M16 rifle and M4 Carbine, especially the latter. The basic problems with the M16 and M4 are nothing new. M16 reliability issues date to the mid-1960s …

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SIG 556 SWAT Gas-Piston-Driven Tactical Rifle/Carbine/Subcarbine

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. All photos were shot with a 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot digital camera (Model #: DSC-P150). December 27, 2007 The February 2008 issue of Guns & Weapons for …

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