By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): RISE Armament May 24, 2022 Last updated on 5/24/22. The RISE Armament RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger (APT) is a very interesting drop-in AR trigger with a very short and light trigger pull AND a short reset. Videos first started trickling out about it about six years ago, and over those six …Read More »
Blackout Defense Zero Trigger: Quick-Reset Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR Trigger with Zero Pre-Travel and Zero Post-Travel!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 31, 2021 Sorry for the hiatus, everyone, but DefenseReview (DR) is back, and we’re rarin’ to go. The first item on our agenda is a very interesting competition/tactical AR-15 rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) flat trigger called the Zero Trigger, and it’s manufactured by an equally interesting aerospace and military defense contractor, …Read More »
The Build Episode III: Mike Keenan’s M4A1-Type Tactical AR-15 Carbine Work-Gun Clone Build, and Jeff (Gurwitch) and Mike’s 15 Rounds of Fury Shooting Drill! (Video!)
By Jeff Gurwitch October 29, 2019 Last updated on 10/29/19. In this episode, I sit down with Mike Keenan (retired Navy pilot), who served with me in Afghanistan, to go over the M4A1-type work-gun clone he built in virtually the exact configuration of the customized/modified M4A1 carbine he carried on the ground while supporting SF (Special Forces) operations down range. …Read More »
The Build Episode II: Special Forces SOPMOD Block II M4A1-Type Combat/Tactical AR-15 Carbine Deployment Clone Gun Build!
By Jeff Gurwitch October 2, 2019 Retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier Jeff Gurwitch, discusses his M4A1-type SOPMOD Block II combat/tactical AR-15 carbine clone, a copy of the carbine he used during his last combat tour in Afghanistan. The video includes everything, from the accessories he chose and how he employed them in combat, to the benefits of running a …Read More »
By Jeff Gurwitch September 12, 2019 Last updated on 9/12/19. In DefenseReview’s (DR) “The Build” Episode 1: “Franken Race Rifle”, retired Special Forces Soldier and DR writer/contributor Jeff Gurwitch, discusses building a competition-ready AR-15, as well as the benefits of hydraulic buffers and the FERFRANS Delayed Sear Activation System (DSAS)/Rate Reduction System (RRS) bolt carrier group (BCG) in semi-auto and …Read More »
Battle Arms Development (BAD) BATTLEARMS OIP (Ounces Is Pounds) 002 5.56mm Ultra Lightweight Rifle: Limited-Edition Gen-2 Ultra-Lightweight, Skeletonized Tactical AR-15 Carbine with Titanium Accessories! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 5, 2019 Last updated on 7/14/19. The good folks at Battle Arms Development (BAD) have a very interesting limited-edition (100 units) ultra-lightweight, skeletonized 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO) tactical AR (AR-15) carbine called the Battle Arms Development BAD OIP (Ounces is Pounds) GEN-2 aka BATTLEARMS OIP 002 Ultra Lightweight Rifle Gen2, and …Read More »
Customized Multi-Caliber Combat/Tactical AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with Badass Quick-Change Barrel System, Folding Stock, Ultra-Light Tactical Handguards, and Super-Fast Binary Firing System Trigger Pack!
By Toby Melville October 25, 2018 The AR market is flooded with both good and bad innovation. In fact, it could be said that the AR has become the Jeep of the rifle world. Its following is global, its reliability and performance are a standard, you can take it anywhere, and it’s been everywhere. And, finally, the modularity of the …Read More »
Geissele Automatics High Speed Selector (HSS): Drop-In, Spring-Loaded 45-Degree Instant On/Off Ambi (Ambidextrous) Full-Auto M4 Carbine/M16 Rifle Selector Switch and Super Select-Fire (SSF) Full-Auto Trigger Kit for More Hits on Fast-Moving Targets! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 23, 2017 Sometimes, it’s the little things that can make all the difference. This is the first new product DefenseReview (DR) is reporting on from SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017 in Tampa, and for good reason: because it’s potentially very important. It’s called the High-Speed Selector (HSS), and it’s …Read More »
Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover, Part 3
By Jeff Gurwitch January 12, 2016 Last updated on 1/13/16. Editor’s Note: This and previous articles written by Jeff Gurwitch for DefenseReview (DR) are the author’s (Gurwitch’s) SOLE OPINION, and are NOT endorsed by SOF, the U.S. Army or the U.S. Government. Another year, another deployment down! Time again for another update on Tactical AR-15 Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat …Read More »
DR Interview with David Pavlick of Nous Defions about Arsenal Democracy’s Future, and Tactical AR Carbine/SBR and Blackside Glock Combat/Tactical Pistol Accessories, Components and Parts: 10 Questions
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Nous Defions/Arsenal Democracy (AD) November 3, 2015 Last updated on 11/10/15. Shortly after SHOT Show 2015, DefenseReview (DR) published articles on the Arsenal Democracy (AD) Blackside Glock pistol packages and select-fire/full-auto 5.56mm/300 Blackout (300BLK) tactical AR (AR-15) PDW SBR (Personal Defense Weapon Short Barreled Rifle), both of which were pretty …Read More »