DefRev Quick Hits: Carbines, Pistols, Mags, Tactical Lights, Lasers, and Targets

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by David Crane
defrev at gmail dot com

January 18, 2008

1) Next Generation Arms (NGA) is offering the Cammenga Easymag steel magazine with their proprietary anti-corrosion/rust and self-lubricating firearms coatings/finishes.

DefenseReview recently published information on NGA’s firearms / gun coatings in an article by tactical instructor and retired military Special Operations assaulter/operator Mike Pannone on the Larue Tactical Stealth 16" Upper (AR carbine upper).

2) Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) has two 7.62x51mm NATO (7.62mm NATO)/.308 Win. versions of their P-415/16 rifle/carbine series called the…

P-308-14-MRR-308 Carbine and P-308-16-MRR-CF-308 Carbine, respectively. Gunwriter Charlie Cutshaw reports that a 16.5-inch (16.5")-barreld POF P308 carbine test weapon he had was not only reliable and durable, but also highly accurate, exhibiting accuracy "more in keeping with a bolt-action precision tactical rifle than a gas-operated carbine. Cutshaw’s test P-308 carbine with 16.5" barrel shot sub-half MOA (Minute-Of-Angle) groups out of the box other a few test rounds at the factory to verify functioning and to zero the optical sight prior to shipping the weapon out.

3) Bushmaster Firearms is has a couple of new rifles/carbines. The first is the Bushmaster Gas Piston Rifle, functions via the de rigueur gas piston/op-rod sytem that is now all the rage in tactical AR carbines these days. The other is a semi-auto-only 11.5-inch (11.5”)-barreled subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle) called the Bushmaster .223 Entry Carbine. It’s our understanding at present that the weapon comes with a Mil-Std-1913 “Picatinny” rail system, telescoping buttstock and a birdcage flash hider a.k.a. flash suppressor (unconfirmed/unverified).

4) Kimber has a new family of 1911 pistols that was designed and developed with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Special Investigation Section (SIS) unit. There are four Kimber SIS 1911 pistol models, including one traditional 5-inch (5”) pistol, one 5” pistol with frame rail, one Pro Carry model, and one Ultra Carry compact model.

5) Law Enforcement Targets (LET) is making a swinging 8-inch (8") steel plate target shaped like the high-chest "Primary Neutralization Zone" (PNZ), called, appropriately enough, the Heavy Duty Swinging Primary Neutralization Plate Target (DSSP). The LET DSSP steel plate swinging target is made from AR 500 steel, and breaks down into two pieces for easy transportation in the trunk of your car.

6) PentagonLight has an interesting integral tactical weapons light (tactical white light) / visible laser sight a.k.a. "tactical illumination system" called the MD2 LED LaserLight. The PentagonLight MD2 LED LaserLight puts out 100 LED lumens and has a 3-hour runtime. An infrared (IR) version is reportedly available, as well, and we believe this means both an IR tactical white light and laser (unconfirmed/unverified). The MD2 LED LaserLight comes with a TR3 pentagonal straight-cord tri-mode remote pressure pad switch and utilizes and A.R.M.S. ThrowLever Mount for mounting to any Mil-Std-1913 "Picatinny" rail system / forend rail tube.

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