Personal Defense Weapons

Brugger & Thomet Introduces New Subgun/PDW: Meet the B&T MP9

by David Crane [email protected] Click on images below to view them full-size.   The Swiss firm Brugger & Thomet AG is currently manufacturing and marketing an updated/product-improved version of the Steyr TMP submachine gun (after acquiring the rights to it) called the MP9 Submachine Gun (9x19mm)–not to be confused with its namesake, the Ruger MP9 subgun–under their submachine gun line.  …

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KBP Introduces the PP-2000 SMG/PDW for Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Applications

by David Crane [email protected] The Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) out of Tula, Russia recently introduced their PP-2000 SMG/PDW (submachine gun/personal defense weapon) at the Interpolytech-2004 exhibition in Moscow, last year. Intended as either a PDW for non-infantry military personnel or as an close quarters battle (CQB) weapon for military special operations (SPECOPS) units and law enforcement SWAT/SRT teams, the newly-introduced …

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SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 2)

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read the Military.com SoldierTech article, "SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 1)", or even if you haven’t, you should definitely read "Part 2" of the article, which contains information on the HK MP7A1 PDW, Saab Bofors CBJ-MS PDW (along with it’s proprietary 6.5x25mm ammo), Arm West PDW (Pistol-Config and Shoulder-Weapon-Config Versions), …

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SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 1)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has published a number of articles on Personal Defense Weapons (PDW’s), specifically on the FNH P90 and HK MP7A1 PDW’s, respectively. If you’d like to read Part 1 of a more in-depth, multi-part article (analysis/retrospective) on Personal Defense Weapons (PDW’s) , just click on the link below:… http://www.military.com/soldiertech/0,14632,Soldiertech_PDW,,00.html The article is Part 1 of a …

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FN P90 PDW Demonstration at AFJI Shoot-Out (Blackwater)

This video is a nice adjunct to the FN P90 PDW promotional/sales video contained in our previous story, which contains a link to a P90 PDW range report. Like the .408 CheyTac demonstration, this demonstration video of the FN P90 PDW was shot at the AFJI annual Shoot-Out at Blackwater. To view the video, just… click on this link. We …

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HEZI SM-1 PDW by Advanced Combat Systems (ACS) Ltd.

This one’s kind of interesting. It’s another Israeli offering. Basically, it’s classic M1 Carbine meets Tavor-2 subcarbine. At least that’s how it looks. The HEZI SM-1 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) is chambered for the .30 Carbine (7.62x33mm) round which was utilized to mixed effect by troopers in WWII with their M1 Carbines. The HEZI SM-1 PDW is… manufactured and marketed …

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DefRev Video: IMI Tavor TAR-21 Commando Carbine and Tavor-2 Subcarbine

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com May 6, 2003 Several months ago, DefRev attended the AUSA 2003 Winter Symposium (Feb. 26-28). During the show, we ran into the fine people at IMI (Israel Military Industries), and got a chance to handle their Tavor assault rifle variants, the Tavor TAR-21 Commando Carbine (shortened version of the Tavor assault rifle, …

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