Tag Archives: ar-15

CamelBak Impact CT Tactical Gloves for Tactical Operators and Shooters (Review)

by David Crane david at defensereview.com With the acquisition of Southwest Motorsports Enterprises, Inc. in February 2006, CamelBak Products, LLC managed to firmly entrench themselves in the tactical glove (a.k.a. tactical assault glove a.k.a. tactical shooting glove) market in one fell swoop. With companies like Hatch, Damascus, Blackhawk Products Group, 5.11 Tactical Series, Wiley-X, and CamelBak all manufacturing products for …

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M16A5 Concept: A Modular, Multi-Caliber Rifle for Future Infantry Warfighters?

by Jim Jensen Assault Rifle/Carbine with interchangeable bolts, barrels and magazine wells can shoot 5.56mm, 7.62mm Russian, and 7.62mm NATO bullets Iraq: ”Ping” “ping” “ping” an U.S. Army light infantry Soldier firing from the top cargo hatch of a BAE Systems M113 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier)/armored vehicle is placing well-aimed 5.56mm (5.56x45mm/.223 Remington) M16A2/A4 rifle shots on an Iraqi rebel …

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M16 Viper Series: Custom 5.56mm Weapons Packages for Special Ops (Video!)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview first reported on the M16 Clinic AR-15/M16/M4/M4A1-platform 5.56x45mm subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) weapons packages back in December, 2004. That first article discussed the select-fire/full-auto,  SOPMOD M4 CQBR (Close Quarters Battle Receiver)-style M16 Viper and M16 Viper-XRP (eXtra-Range/Perimeter) 5.56mm subcarbines/SBRs, which are built specifically for military Special Operations applications, including anti-terrorism/counterterrorism operations. These weapons would appear to …

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DefRev Exclusive: KAC Introduces 6mm PDW for Special Operations Applications

by David Crane david at defensereview.com This article has been updated with digital photos (JPEG format), as well as a link to the KAC CQB PDW fact sheet/spec sheet.  Click on the photos below to view them full-size.   Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) has just (formally) introduced a 6x35mm PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) with AR-15/M16 controls for the Mil/LE market (tentatively) called the …

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Camelbak Delta-5 Tactical Vest and ST-5 Tactical Pack: Latest Tactical Hydration

The following is a Camelbak Products, LLC press release. NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 26, 2006 PRESS CONTACT: Matt Gersib, Swanson Russell Associates, (402) 437-6428 or [email protected] CamelBak Launches New Tactical Hydration Systems and Accessories Designed using concepts provided by active US military personnel and police officers PETALUMA, Calif., April 21, 2006 – CamelBak Products, LLC, the world …

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Live-Fire Video: Vltor VIS-1 M4/M4A1-Config Select-Fire Carbine

by David Crane david at defensereview.com DefenseReview has received a short video clip from Vltor Weapon Systems that shows their VIS-1 monolithic-type (one-piece) carbine-length upper receiver/Mil-Std-1913 rail system attached to an M4/M4A1 Carbine-config select-fire lower receiver and being run on full-auto at an outdoor range. The weapon is outfitted with a Vltor Carbine/collabsible Modstock, EOTech 552 HWS/HDS (Holographic Weapon Sight/HOLOgraphic Diffraction …

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DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies

by David Crane david at defensereview.com – Vltor Weapon Systems is now manufacturing Russian-type 7.62mmx54R (7.62x54mm) PKM General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) for U.S. military forces. It’s our understanding that the Vltor PKMs will be used for familiarization training, and possibly OPFOR (just seems logical). DefRev got to view and handle one of these guns at the Vltor booth, and …

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