B David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 7, 2023 The Firearm Blog (TFB) has a nice video piee on the SIG MCX RSAR (Redued Signature Assault Rifle) suppressed .300 Blackout (.300BLK) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) drop-on upper receiver that’s worth taking a look at. Basically the MCX RSAR allows military Special Operations Forces to go totally subsonic with a …Read More »
Kalashnikov USA (KUSA) 124gr Steel-Cased, Lead-Core 7.62×39 Ammo and BARWAR USA Zenitco-style ALPHA-1 Tactical AK Rail/Hand Guard and Top Rail for the modern AK-47/AKM Enthusiast!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): Kalashnikov USA and BARWAR USA. December 26, 2022 If you like your AK’s as much as we do here at DefenseReview (DR), then you’ll want to check out these two new products: Kalashnikov USA (KUSA) 7.62x39mm ammo with a lead-core and a steel case, and the Turkish-made (and thus legally-imported) …Read More »
Heckler & Koch HK437 ‘Sneaker’ Piston-Driven .300 Blackout (.300BLK) Carbine/Short Barreled Rifle (SBR): Better than the HK416 for Covert Ops?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Heckler & Koch (HK), Concamo, TheFirearmBlog.com (TFL), All4Shooters.com, and Jan-Phillipp Weisswange. December 6, 2022 DefenseReview (DR) just got reminded of an interesting Heckler & Koch (HK) .300 Blackout (.300BLK, or 7.62x35mm) weapons platform called the HK437 “Sneaker”, courtesy of The Firearm Blog (TFL). Basically, the HK437 is the .300BLK variant …Read More »
Meridian Defense Corporation Special Projects Division ‘GLUTTONY’ Limited-Edition Custom Tactical AK Carbine: One Very Deadly Looking ‘Sin’
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Meridian Defense Corporation (MDC) November 27, 2022 Meridian Defense Corporation’s (MDC) Special Projects Division has an interesing limited-edition custom tactical AK (Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM)-type carbine series called “7 Sins” (or “7 Deadly Sins“), and their pretty cool. Arguably, the coolest and most advanced of the bunch so far is heir “Gluttony” …Read More »
Glickenhaus 008 Fast Response Military Vehicle (FRMV): Real-Life Weaponized All-Terrain/Off-Road Combat Car/Vehicle Concept Designed for War…or a Bond Film!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) November 16, 2022 Gotta’ hand it to Hollywood. Every once in awhile, one of their own actually produces something worthwhile outside the industry. In this case, it’s a real-life weaponized all-terrain/off-road combat car/vehicle concept called the Glickenhaus 008 Fast Response Military Vehicle (FRMV) –and it looks …Read More »
Smith & Wesson (S&W) Equalizer 9mm Micro-Compact Pistol for Concealed Carry (CCW): Up to 15+1 Rounds of Firepower!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Smith & Wesson (S&W) November 9, 2022 Smith and Wesson just released their “best-performing micro-compact to date” using “next-gen EZ technology, low recoil impulse, and versatile magazine capacity all in a compact footprint” for the “ultimate CCW” pistol. it’s called the Equalizer, and it provides the end-user with up to …Read More »
Fabryka Broni (FB) VIS-100 M1 High-Capacity 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol: Better than the Polish Military Version!
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 31, 2022 DefenseReview (DR) recently saw some photos of the Cobalt (blue) Cerakote variant of the Fabryka Broni (FB) VIS-100 M1 high-capacity 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm pistol, and it really caught our attention. Normally we like our pistols like a lot of people like their coffee, or like the Kardashian sisters like their …Read More »
Vortex Optics XM-157 Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC): Meet the US Army’s New Game-Changing Smart Scope!
by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 26, 2022 DefenseReview’s (DR) published a lot of information about Vortex Optics combat optics and scopes AND fire control systems/smart scopes in general (see “Related Articles” below for both). However, to date, we haven’t done a piece on the US Army’s new smart scope, the Vortex Optics XM-157 Next Generation Squad …Read More »
Trailblazer Firearms Pivot Ultracompact Folding Rifle: 9mm Folding Glock-Magazine-Driven Carbine for Hiking, Plinking and Home Defense!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): RISE Armament Ocotober 11, 2022 As long as we’re on the subject of TFB (TheFirearmBlog.com) videos on cool new products at TriggerCon 2022, we might as well also cover the interesting new Trailblazer Firearms Pivot Ultracompact Folding Rifle, a 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO semi-auto folding Glock carbine that must be seen …Read More »
Angstadt Arms Vanquish Baffleless, Fully-Rifled and Integrally-Suppressed 9mm AR-15-Type Rifle/Carbine Demonstrated at TriggrCon 2022
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 9, 2022 Gotta’ hand this one to TFB (TheFirearmBlog.com), as they shot some nice video of the new Angstadt Arms Vanquish baffleless integrally-suppressed 9mm AR-15-type rifle/carbine at TriggerCon 2022 in Kansas of all places. How does the Vanquish achieve this unsuppressed sound suppression? Well, it uses the barrel’s length combined with …Read More »
RISE Armament ICONIC Independent Two-Stage Rifle Trigger: ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Combining the Control of a Two-Stage Trigger with the ‘Crisp, Clean Break” and Quick/Short Reset of a Single-Stage Trigger!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): RISE Armament September 26, 2022 Earlier this year, DefenseReview (DR) did a quick heads-up piece on the RISE Armament RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger (APT), which is worth checking out. Well, that’s not the only cool rifle trigger they’ve got over there. RISE also has a very interesting “independent” two-stage rifle trigger …Read More »
B&T KH9 Covert FDE 9mm Semi-Auto Folding Combat/Tactical Pistol with Telescoping Arm Brace: 30 Rounds of Cool Factor for Clandestine Operations, Home Defense and Plinking at the Range!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Arms Unlimited and TAG Firearms September 19, 2022 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we have a soft spot for folding firearms that actually work (see “Related Articles” section below), and the B&T KH9 Covert FDE 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO semi-auto folding combat/tactical pistol with telescoping arm brace/pistol stabilizing brace looks like part, …Read More »
The Back-Up Plan: AmmoBack (aka Ammo Back) System: Pez Dispenser-Like Pistol or Rifle Magazine Dispenser Combat/Tactical Backpack for Military Special Operations Missions!
By Toby Melville September 7, 2022 The necessity to carry ammunition for your firearm is an essential requirement. An individual must be able to feed the weapon they fight with, or find themselves depleted of ammunition quickly. The other side of this issue is space. There’s only so much room on your kit. Early examples in the War on Terror …Read More »
Wilson Combat SFT9 Solid-Body-Aluminum-Frame High-Capacity 9mm Combat/Tactical 1911 Commander Pistol for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Home Defense!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Wilson Combat & Scattergun Technologies August 31, 2022 Well, this one’s interesting. Wilson Combat just released an interesting solid-body-aluminum-frame high-capacity 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO combat/tactical 1911 commander-length pistol called the SFT9, and it looks pretty good, at least in the company’s promotional video on it (see below). DefenseReview (DR) likes high-capacity …Read More »
Limited-Edition LWRC/Orion Training Group (OTG) IC-A5 Rifle (Tactical AR-15 Carbine, Really) in Bazooka Green Cerakote: Nice Lookin’ Gun with Lots of Nice Features, and Fully-Ambidextrous!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Louisiana Firearms and Garand Thumb August 25, 2022 Here at DefenseReview (DR), we like cool tactical AR’s (AR-15 carbine/SBR’s), and we like the color green, so the new Limited-Edition LWRC/OTG IC-A5 Rifle (tactical AR-15 carbine, really) , is right up our ballistic alley. Based on LWRCI’s rifles developed to meet …Read More »