By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): Garand Thumb July 17, 2022 Back in early May, DefenseReview (DR) published a quick heads-up piece about the SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle and XM250 belt-fed light machine gun winning the US Army Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) System contract to replace the M4/M4A1 carbine and FN M249 SAW (Squad Automatic …Read More »
RAROG Plastic Machine Gun Tape (Polymer Links) Developed for PK, PKM, and PKT Pattern Machine Guns: ‘Tactical Gear Tested in War’!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 29, 2022 This one’s interesting. The Russian/Ukrainian war is apparently leading to some interesting small arms innovation in the form of plastic machine gun belt links, or “Plastic Machine Gun Tape” made by a company called RAROG, who’s slogan/tagline is, appropriately (and accurately) enough “Tactical Gear Tested in War”. The Firearm …Read More »
SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle and XM250 Automatic Rifle to Replace US Army M4/M4A1 Carbine and M249 SAW by 2023!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): SIG SAUER May 9, 2022 The US Army is replacing its AR-15/M16-based M4/M4A1 Carbine with the new SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle after a roughly 65-year run, and its M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) with the new SIG SAUER XM250 after, well, a shorter run, beginning in late 2023. The new …Read More »
True Velocity Polymer-Cased Rifle and Machine Gun Ammo: Less Weight and Heat Transfer, More Accuracy! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 18, 2020 DefenseReview’s (DR) been interested in polymer-cased rifle and machine gun ammo (ammunition) for many years now, and in True Velocity ammo, specifically, for the last few years. So, we were very happy to finally get a chance to talk to one Patrick (Pat) Hogan about their ammo’s attributes, which …Read More »
B&T APC10 Pro 10mm Auto Submachine Gun (SMG) for Serious Subgun Firepower! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 1, 2020 Last updated on 5/02/20. DefenseReview’s (DR) been covering B&T (formerly Brugger & Thomet) firearms at SHOT Show for quite some time now. Well, SHOT Show 2020 was no different. B&T USA’s John Scott was kind enough to take DR through the new B&T APC10 Pro 10mm Auto Submachine Gun …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 »
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 …Read More »
SIG SAUER SL MAG .338 Norma Magnum (NM) Lightweight Belt-Fed Machine Gun with Recoil Attenuation/Mitigation System and Lase-and-Engage Technology Electro-Optical Combat Optic/Laser Sight! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 28, 2019 Alright, DefenseReview’s back. Sorry for the delay in getting fresh articles up, but DR’s been on travel, and doing some moving. Now that we’re back, we’re devoting our first new piece to the SIG SAUER SL MAG .338 NM (Norma Magnum) lightweight belt-fed machine gun, since it’s definitely one …Read More »
Reflex-Suppressed CZ Scorpion EVO III Micro S2 Reflex 9mm SMG/PDW / Pistol/SBR for Military SOF Dynamic CQB/CQC and Civilian Tactical Home Defense! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 10, 2018 Last updated on 5/11/18. CZ USA keeps intelligently and diligently developing their combat/tactical firearms and generally upping their game, and a prime example is the new reflex-suppressed CZ Scorpion EVO III (or, EVO 3) Micro S2 Reflex 9mm pistol/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) in semi-auto only configuration, or SMG/personal defense …Read More »
M855A1 5.56mm NATO Penetrator Ammo Feed Ramp Issues: Real, Hype or just Overblown?
By Jeff Gurwitch April 22, 2018 M855A1 ammunition has been in use overseas since at least 2011, and has been in widespread service at most U.S. Army bases since 2014. I myself first saw it in 2012 in Afghanistan. Now, when M855A1 first came out, like many others, I heard the stories that due to the increased pressure the round …Read More »