Personal Defense Weapons

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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Battle Arms Development BAD 9mm PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine): Combat/Tactical Carbine and PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) Packages with 33-Round Glock 9mm Pistol Mags! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 14, 2019 As if the new BATTLEARMS OIP Gen-2 ultra-light 5.56mm AR carbine weren’t cool enough by itself, Battle Arms Development (BAD) also showed DefenseReview (DR) what looked like a prototype version of one of their new BAD PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) combat/tactical carbines with ambi (ambidextrous) controls (some of them …

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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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Unity Tactical Hot Button-MLOK Remote Pressure Switch for Your Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR White Light and Laser Aimer/Illuminator! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 11, 2019 Back in 2016, DefenseReview (DR) did a piece on the TNVC/Unity Tactical TAPS (Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch). Well, in late January of this year, TNVC/Unity Tactical’s Chip Lasky showed us the new Unity Tactical Hot Button – MLOK remote pressure switch at SHOT Show 2019. The Hot Button is …

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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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B&T USW-A1 (Universal Service Weapon-A1) and B&T USW-G17 Conversion Kit: Turn Your Glock 17 (G17) or Glock 19 (G19) into a Pistol-Type PDW! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 2, 2019 On the last day of SHOT Show 2019, DefenseReview (DR) stopped by the B&T (formerly Brugger & Thomet) booth to check out their latest and greatest combat/tactical weapons, and B&T’s Jon Scott was kind enough to take us through a few of them, starting with the previously-reported-on B&T USW-A1 …

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Maxim Defense HK416 PDW Conversion/Upgrade with SCW Stock (Buttstock): Turns the HK 416 into a PDX-type Hybrid Weapon System! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 28, 2019 So, as if the Maxim Defense PDX tactical AR PDW wasn’t interesting enough, the company also showed us the Maxim Defense HK416 PDW conversion/upgrade hybrid weapon system that utilizes the Maxim Defense SCW Stock system with proprietary BCG (Bolt Carrier Group) and SCW Buffer and Spring system, tactical handguard/rail …

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Maxim Defense PDX 5.5-Inch 5.56mm NATO/7.62mm Russian AR-15-Type Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)/Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with Hate Brake Muzzle Booster! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 23, 2019 Maxim Defense showed DefenseReview (DR) their PDX 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/7.62mm Russian (7.62x39mm Russian) AR (AR-15)-type Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)-type SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) at SHOT Show 2019, and we liked what we saw and handled. The Maxim Defense PDX sports a VERY short 5.5″ (5.5-inch) barrel with a …

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Midwest Industries MI Combat Rail Tactical Handguards Get Even Better, and Easier to Install! (Video!)

By David Crane February 28, 2019 The new Midwest Industries MI Combat Rifle Sight (CRS) Sets weren’t the only new products DefenseReview (DR) saw at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2019, of course. Oh, no. MI also showed us some new MI Combat Rail systems with M-LOK, Keymod, and “Combat T-Series” full MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny” rail configurations, and those looked …

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Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover Part, Part 4

By Jeff Gurwitch December 30, 2018 With my retirement from the military back in March of 2017, the thought of being able to do another Competition-to-Combat Crossover article hadn’t really crossed my mind…until recently, that is. Thanks to photos and feedback sent from previous team members of their rifle setups, they’re currently employing overseas as of Fall 2018, I have …

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