DefRev has found some good info on the Russian Yarygin pistol and MP-446 Viking at GlobalArms.net. Both were developed for the Russian Army in order to satisfy specific Russian military requirements. Click here to visit the Yarygin pistol page. To go directly to the MP-446 Viking pistol page, click on this link.Read More »
LAPD SWAT Adopts Kimber Custom II 1911 Pistol as New Tactical/Carry Sidearm.
It’s official. The Kimber Custom II single-stack .45 1911(5" Government Model) has apparently defeated all comers, and is thus slated to rest on the thighs of all LAPD SWAT operators in the very near future. For an LE SWAT/SRT contract, it’s a big one–160 guns(2 per operator). The significance of the Kimber Custom II’s adoption is magnified by the fact …Read More »
Looking for a Kydex Holster for Tactical Use or CCW? It’s G-Code Time.
by David Crane There’s certainly no dirth of kydex holster makers right now. However, there’s one company out there that looks like it might just be the most innovative of the bunch, and that’s Edge-Works Manufacturing, the makers of G-Code holsters. For about the last 7 months, I’ve been using a G-Code paddle holster to carry around my third generation …Read More »
Russian GSh-18 Pistol. 19 rounds of Armor-Piercing Firepower.
Modern Firearms web-site – a large online Firearms encyclopaedia out of Russia was recently updated with some new articles that cover numerous guns, including: – widely promoted Russian GSh-18 – a modern featherweight Glock-alike with great Armour-Piercing capabilities, or a poor-mans’ Five-seveN. – Browning BDM, the only… true Double Mode pistol – Namby type 14. The WW2 relic from Imperial …Read More »
Heckler & Koch (HK) P7M13 vs. Glock 19. Which is Best? The Uber War.
by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 17, 2002 The bulk of this story is basically a re-printing of a post reply I made to a thread at TheFiringLine.com(a.k.a. TFL), along with a couple little changes and additional material and commentary. The title of the TFL thread is "Why the HKP7 is Superior to the Glock", and it was posted …Read More »
Steyr M40 Malfunctions
DefRev is going ahead and publishing the following letter, which was submitted by an anonymous visitor of our site, due to the fact that it looks legitimate and involves a matter of weapon reliablility/user safety. However, in the future, DefRev will only publish this kind of submission… if it is performed using a valid DefenseReview.com username. In other words, after …Read More »
New Spec-Ops 1911 by CQB Products.
This one looks kind of interesting. It’s called the Spec-Ops 1911, and it’s brought to you by the same people who bring you the very high-tech, ultra-modern DSR-1 sniper rifle. Click on "Read More", below, for the rest of the story. Claudio Salassa(of Briley Manufacturing) is building all the guns. Let me just say right here that these guns had …Read More »
Kahr Introduces the PM9 9mm Pistol.
Kahr has just come out with the their lightest, most compact 9mm. It’s called the PM9. Click on "Read More", below, for the rest of the story. The PM9 weighs 15.9 ounces and sports a 3" barrel. Overall length is 5.3". Capacity is either 6+1 or 7+1 w/finger rest. The slide is matte stainless steel. The lower receiver is black …Read More »
“The Shooter” 1911 Pistol by MD Labs.
MD Labs has just come out with a tactical 1911 package that bridges the gap between their Mad Dog Carry Gun and their full house "Operator". Click here to get the specs on the new Mad Dog 1911 pistol and see some good pics.Read More »
Pistol Dynamics Custom Retro .45 by Paul Liebenberg
by David Crane [email protected] A little while back, we reported on Paul Liebenberg opening up his own custom shop, Pistol Dynamics, now located in Indialantic, FL. Well, the July/August 2002 issue of "American Handgunner" contains a rather lengthy article by Cameron Hopkins about both Paul and his new "Limited Signature" Model 1911 he created in retro Armand Swenson/Richard Heinie style …Read More »