Colt M4 Carbine Finishes Last in Latest U.S. Army Small Arms Reliability Test

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com December 17, 2007 This article was updated on 12/19/07 and 5/15/09. Ya’ know that Colt M4 Carbine vs. Heckler & Koch (HK) HK416 vs. FN MK16 SCAR-Light (SCAR-L) vs. HK XM8 LAR extreme dust conditions reliability test that the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Center (ATEC) at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. was conducting? …

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New Ruger SR9 Pistol: Striker-Fired Tactical Plastic for Combat Applications

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com December 13, 2007 On October 18, 2007, Ruger Firearms introduced a new high-capacity, polymer-frame, striker-fired 9mm pistol called the Ruger SR9 pistol. The new pistol has a capacity of 17+1 rounds (17 in the mag +1 up the pipe). This is welcome news, since DefenseReview happens to like high-capacity, polymer-framed, striker fired pistols in …

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Zero Tolerance Knives Assisted-Opening Tactical Folders: Hard-Use Carry Blades

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com Most professional and civilian gun people carry a tactical folder, these days. And, being gun guys ourselves, we here at DefenseReview like to carry a good tactical folder as a backup to our primary weapon, which is usually a Glock 19 (G19) or some other high-capacity tactical pistol. The tactical folding knife has become …

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Marvel Custom Tactical 1911 Pistols for Special Operations and Concealed Carry

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com November 30, 2007 There’s a custom 1911 pistolsmith out there building tactical guns (1911s) for military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters /operators and civilian CCWs (concealed carry) who hasn’t, to this point, received much ink, anywhere. DefenseReview plans to remedy that, right now. We first mentioned him very briefly in our article on the …

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High-Capacity ‘Tactical Plastic’ .45 ACP Pistols: Choices, Choices…

By David Crane defrev at gmail.com If you’ve been thinking about acquiring a production high-capacity/double-stack polymer-framed .45 ACP tactical pistol, now might just be the right time, considering that you’ve never had more choices. Here’s DefenseReview’s list to look at: Glock 21 (G21) series (including the new Glock 21SF a.k.a. Glock 21 SF) and Glock 30 (G30), Springfield Armory Xtreme …

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Pinnacle Armor Files Federal Lawsuit Against DOJ and NIJ: The Plot Thickens…

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com DefenseReview readers are well aware that we’ve been following the Pinnacle Armor Dragon Skin body armor vs. U.S. Army Interceptor Body Armor Program for quite some time, now. As you also know, the Pinnacle Armor vs. U.S. Army situation subsequently resulted in the Departiment of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) pulling (i.e. …

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FERFRANS Ultra-Concealable Piston-Driven 6-inch AR Subcarbine/SBR (Video!)

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com November 21, 2007 FERFRANS Specialties, manufacturer of the select-fire FERFRANS SOAR series AR-platform 5.56mm NATO/.223 Rem. weapons and new Fast Acquisition Sight (FAS) combat optic, is developing a semi-drop-in gas-piston/op-rod system for AR-15/M16-variant carbines and subcarbines/SBRs (Short-Barreled Rifles). In fact, the company has sent us photos of a prototype 6" test weapon (displayed below) …

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POF P-415 Gas Piston/Op-Rod-Driven Tactical AR Carbine: Real Low Maintenance

By Charlie Cutshaw Revolutionary is a word that is occasionally inappropriate, but sometimes it is about the only word that fits. Suppose we told you that we had fired a new AR based rifle that didn’t need lubrication? And suppose we told you that it really didn’t need regular cleaning, either? Finally, suppose we told you that this new AR …

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Correction Re: TDI KRISS Photos in Previous Article

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com In our latest article on the TDI Kriss Super-V XSMG .45 ACP submachine gun, it stated incorrectly at the top that I, David Crane, am the pictured one in the photos. This mistake has now been corrected in the text. While I did test-fire the KRISS during that same range session, the photos in …

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An AR-15 / M16 Rifle with 95% Less Recoil and Minimal Additional Weapon Weight?

by David Crane [email protected] November 14, 2007 DefenseReview recently received an interesting document on a proposed recoil-attenuation system a.k.a. recoil-mitigation system for firearms, everything from infantry small arms up to cannon systems. It comes from inventor Dr. R.A. Zeineh a.k.a. Dr. Z., the man behind the first laser scanner and the AAE Cloaking / Adaptive Camouflage system for infantry personnel …

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TDI KRISS Super V XSMG .45 ACP Submachine Gun Range Session at Blackwater

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com November 11, 2007 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). The individual pictured in photos is a TDI company representative. It …

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HK416/17 vs. FN SCAR-L/H: Which System is Superior?

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview is interested to know how the Heckler & Koch HK416 / HK417 system stacks up against the FN SCAR-L (SCAR-Light) / FN SCAR-H (SCAR-Heavy) system with regard to reliability under adverse conditions and high round count, durability/ruggedness under same, and accuracy under same. While the HK416/17 system is closer to the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine with …

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