AR Sights (BUIS and Combat Optics)

Smart Shooter SMASH Family of Fire Control Systems (FCS): Smart Weapon Sight Systems for Kinetically Engaging and Neutralizing Enemy Combatants, Vehicles and Drone Aircraft!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 8, 2021 An Israeli company called Smart Shooter Ltd. has a very interesting family of smart weapon sights/combat optics, or “fire control systems” (FCS) for engaging moving targets called SMASH that reminds DefenseReiew (DR) a bit of the TrackingPoint family of smart scopes, but SMASH has its own thing going for …

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Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen III 1-10X24 FFP Combat/Tactical Scope for US Military Special Operations Missions, and Civilian Tactical Shooting and Hunting Applications! (Video!)

by David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 14, 2020 DefenseReview has been writing about Vortex Optics combat optics, including their combat/tactical scopes, for awhile now, but this latest one’s got us pretty enthused. It’s called the Vortex Razor HD Gen III 1-10X24 FFP, it’s a step up from the Vortex Razor HD Gen II-E (Enhanced) 1-6×24 that we …

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Valhalla Tactical Rukh Adjustable Minimal-Offset Mini Red Dot Sight Combat Optic Mount for Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 12, 2020 A small company called Valhalla Tactical has developed a very interesting minimal-offset rifle mount for mini red dot sight combat optics, called the “Rukh“, and they were kind enough to show the prototype for it to DefenseReview (DR) at SHOT Show 2020. What’s interesting about the Rukh is it’s …

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Midwest Industries MI Non-Quick-Release/QD (Quick Detach) Optic/Sight Mounts for the Aimpoint Micro Series Combat Optics/Mini Red Dot Sights! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 2, 2019 In addition to their new tactical accessories/furniture for Ruger 10/22 and PC Carbines, Midwest Industries (MI) also introduced their new MI non-quick-release/QD (Quick Detach) optics/sight mounts for the Aimpoint Micro series combat optics/mini red dot sights and the “mini clones of those” at SHOT Show 2020. And, you can …

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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. …

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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 …

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DefenseReview (DR) Presents: “The Build” Episode 1: “Franken Race Rifle”

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 …

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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 …

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Unity Tactical FAST Combat Optic Mounts for Dynamic CQB/CQC and Urban Warfare Ops! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 11, 2019 As if the new TNVC/Unity Tactical Hot Button remote pressure switch weren’t enough, Chip Lasky of TNVC (Tactical Night Vision Company) and Unity Tactical also showed DefenseReview (DR) the new Unity Tactical FAST Micro Mount, FAST FTC Aimpoint Mag (Magnifier) Mount, FAST Riser, and FAST Scope Mount at theri …

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Awesome Video: Jeff Gurwitch Runs the New Midwest Industries MI 45-Degree-Offset Combat Rifle Sight (CRS) Set on His Tactical AR-15 Carbine at the Range!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 15, 2019 Back in February, DefenseReview (DR) published a heads-up piece on the latest Midwest Industries MI CRS (Combat Rifle Sight) sets, including their new 45-degree-offset CRS. Well, DR writer/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch just produced an awesome range review video (see below) on the new MI 45-degree-offset CRS …

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