Wednesday, February 28, 2024

General Dynamics Receives $26.5 Million Contract for M2HB MG Overhaul Kits

by David Crane mailto:david@defensereview.com (09.22.04) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $26.5 million contract by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command, Rock Island, Ill., for the production of 45 M2HB Machine Gun Overhaul Kits. Total contract value could reach $49.9 million if all planned options …

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Cavalry Arms CAV-15 MKII: AR-15 Rifle/Carbine Meets Glock

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DefenseReview just read an interesting piece on the Calvalry Arms CAV-15 MKII AR-15 lower receiver in the latest issue of "S.W.A.T." Magazine. According to the author, Mike Detty, Shawn Nealon (of Cavalry Arms) came up with the idea of doing a polymer AR-15/M16 fixed-stock lower receiver back in 1990, while he was in Desert Storm. Basically, …

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Penn Arms PGL65-40 ‘Fourkiller Tactical Model’ 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DefenseReview just had a very interesting conversation with Larkin Fourkiller, of Fourkiller Consulting. Fourkiller is a retired LEO/SWAT Operator and LE Special Operations/SWAT commander. He’s also a less-lethal weapons specialist. He currently trains law enforcement agencies in (lethal) dynamic CQB (Close Quarters Battle), and in the tactical use (employment/deployment) of less-lethal weapons and munitions. Based on …

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Sage International, Ltd./NSWC Crane M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) at AFJ Shoot-Out

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Sage International, Ltd. has teamed up with Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana (NSWC Crane) to create a Special Operations-focused M14/M1A rifle package called the M14 EBR/M1A EBR, or M14/M1A "Enhanced Battle Rifle". Apparently, the M14 EBR/M1A EBR was developed to win a five-year Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (Crane NSWC) contract to …

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Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Robinson Armament Co. competed recently in the SCAR (a.k.a. SOFCAR) competition for USSOCOM. Basically, SCAR/SOFCAR was a competition to produce an adaptable/modular multi-caliber weapon system for SOCOM (Special Operations Use). The goal was to achieve a weapon system that you can quickly configure to an operator’s mission-specific needs, including caliber (6.8x43mm SPC, 7.62x39mm, 5.56x45mm, etc.). "Coincidentally", …

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Hilton Yam Tactical 1911 ”Blaster” for Ken Hackathorn

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Hilton Yam has been doing what looks like some superlative 1911 pistol work. And, from the pictures, it looks like the pistol Mr. Yam built for noted firearm instructor/tactical shooting instructor Ken Hackathorn is no exception. "Ricky T" at TacticalForums.com has posted a thread on this particular Hilton Yam 1911 "blaster". Click on the link below …

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SUPPLIES AWAY: CopterBox Airdrop Delivery System for U.S. SPECOPS/SPECWAR

by David Crane david@defensereview.com If you’ve already read my first article on CopterBox, titled CopterBox Expendable Airdrop Delivery System for Ammo, Food, Meds, and More, and found it interesting, you should definitely check out a more in-depth article on CopterBox at Military.com SoldierTech. Military.com SoldierTech’s editorial staff did an absolutely superlative job with the new CopterBox article’s layout, format and …

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Addendum: New Ruger P345 .45ACP Polymer-Framed Pistol (w/Picatinny Rail) for CCW

by David Crane david@defensereview.com If you’ve already read our article on the Ruger P345 .45ACP pistol, titled "New Ruger P345 .45ACP Polymer-Framed Pistol (w/Picatinny Rail) for CCW", we’ve just found another article for you to read on the new pistol. Jeff Quinn has written an excellent review of the Ruger P345 .45ACP pistol at Gunblast.com. You can read it by …

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Taurus PT 24/7 Pistol: Polymer-Framed, Striker-Fired, Ergonomic Carry Pistol

by David Crane david@defensereview.com The brand new, hot-off-the-presses Taurus PT 24/7 pistol is getting, well…a lot of press these days. The author can’t seem to pick up a firearms print publication lately without reading about the "24/7". For example, "Guns" Magazine (Nov. 2004) and "American Handgunner" Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2004), are both featuring articles on the 24/7 pistol, this month. Basically, …

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New Ruger P345 .45ACP Polymer-Framed Pistol (w/Picatinny Rail) for CCW

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. just introduced their new P345 .45ACP polymer-framed pistol. The Ruger P345 pistol is designed for comfortable concealed carry by police detectives. The polymer Ruger uses for the P345’s frame/grip is called Isoplast. The Ruger P345 pistol is double-action/single-action (DA/SA), features a brushed stainless steel slide, ambidextrous slide-mounted sweep-up safety, fixed sights …

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Remington Arms 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) for LE Tactical Ops

by David Crane david@defensereview.com While we’re on the subject of the 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)/6.8 Rem SPC, Remington Arms has just introduced their 6.8mm SPC "Light Tactical Rifle" (LTR). The Remington 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) is a bolt action medium-range sniper rifle appears to be based on the Remington Model 700 short action. The 6.8x43mm SPC/6.8mm SPC …

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Update: 6.8x43mm SPC SPECOPS Cartridge in Trouble? 6.5 Grendel on the Rise?

by David Crane david@defensereview.com The 6.8x43mm SPC, according to DefenseReview sources, has been performing extremely well in the field against enemy combatants. Special Operations end users are thus, reportedly, very pleased with it. Unfortunately, it’s also been reported to us that the 6.8x43mm SPC has been running into a considerable amount of resistance from some U.S. Army brass, who are …

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Press Release: Battling sand flies: Soldiers in pantyhose! Seriously?

by Steven Katz gls@activskin.com Dealing with a Serious Problem… Americans respect their men in uniform, but should their uniforms include women’s nylons? Indeed, during the Gulf War and the current War on Terror, our fighting forces discovered that their legs needed protection from nasty, disease-carrying sand flies. Letters home to wives, girlfriends, sisters, and mothers pleaded, "Please send pantyhose! Seriously!" …

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RMP-Vang Comp 870 12GA Shotgun: Combat Shotgun for Close Quarters Battle (CQB)

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Anyone who knows anything about combat shotguns for serious social purposes has heard either the name Hans Vang or his company’s name, Vang Comp Systems. Hans Vang is a combat shotgun/tactical shotgun specialist smith/builder of the highest order. His work in this field is well known by tactical professionals around the world. Well, Vang Comp Systems …

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Advanced Sound Suppressors/Silencers for Special Ops, from Sound Technology

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Sound Technology (a.k.a. Sound Tech Silencers), headed-up by Mark White, makes some of the best muzzle cans (sound suppressors/silencers) in the business. Lately, they’ve been working on some very interesting things, over there. Anyway, Mark just sent DefenseReview a very interesting and informative letter (along with pics) about what he/Sound Technology has been up to lately …

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