Wednesday, February 28, 2024

GDATP Receives $16 Million Order for M2HB 12.7mm/.50 BMG Machine Guns

by David Crane david@defensereview.com General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) has just been awarded a $16 million contract for M2HB 12.7mm/.50BMG (.50 Cal.) machine guns. The following press release comes directly from the General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products (GDATP) website: "General Dynamics Receives $16 Million in Orders for M2HB Machine Guns: 07.22.04 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – General Dynamics Armament …

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New Surefire E2D Defender Combat/Tactical Light for Gunfighting at Night

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Let me just say right off the bat that I REALLY like Surefire combat/tactical flashlights. When it comes to combat/tactical lights, Surefire knows what it’s doing. So, it was no surprise to me that they would come up with the very cool E2D Defender combat/tactical flashlight. I’ve personally carried a Surefire E2E Executive Elite combat/tactical flashlight …

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LMT Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP)/Quick-Change Barrel System for CAR-15/M4A1

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Back in April (2004), DefenseReview published a short article about the Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) and QuickChange Barrel System (QCBS) for AR-15/M16-based rifles (including the SOPMOD M4A1Carbine/CQB Subcarbine), made by Lewis Machine & Tool Co. (LMT). Gary Paul Johnston has just written an excellent piece on the LMT MRP/QCBS for the September 2004 issue of "Soldier …

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Kimber Introduces New ‘Warrior’ 1911 Pistol (Based on ICQB/MCSOCOM Det 1 Pistol)

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DefenseReview has known about the development of this pistol for some time now, but we were politely asked by a Kimber Mil/LE representative not to report anything about it until August 1st. Well, Hilton Yam and some other gentlemen at TacticalForums.com have just posted information about the new Kimber Custom "Warrior" 1911 pistol, which is the …

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New Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 Carbine and Custom Compact M1A/M14 Carbines

by David Crane david@defensereview.com I just read an interesting thread on the just-introduced Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 carbine and custom versions of the Springfield Armory M1A/M14 carbine. If you’ve been considering acquiring/purchasing an Springfield Armory M1A carbine lately, I suggest you read it. Here’s the direct link to the thread:… http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=56;t=000643. Click here to visit the Springfield Armory M1A …

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Refaim Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade/Weapon System for Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane david@defensereview.com The Refaim Advanced Infantry Weapon System, or "Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade", manufactured by Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI), is an air-burst telescopic bullet trap rifle grenade that incorporates point detonation, time delay, and self-destruct functions. "Defense Update", an Israeli online publication, has some excellent information on the Refaim rifle grenade. The following is what "Defense Update" …

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New and Improved Milkor MGL Mk-1S Multiple 40mm Grenade Launcher for SPECOPS

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Milkor Marketing (PTY) LTD has just improved their MGL Mk-1 Multiple Grenade Launcher, creating a new low-velocity 40mm (40x46mm) multiple grenade launcher (MGL) called the Milkor MGL Mk-1S Multiple Grenade Launcher. The MGL Mk-1S sports a stronger stainless steel frame than the original MGL Mk-1, as well as a NATO standard sight rail. Milkor Marketing has …

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New ‘Pearl’ Hand Grenade by RUAG Munition: Big Bang in a Small Package

by David Crane david@defensereview.com This article’s content and links have been updated as of 7/31/06. The HG85 fragmentation grenade, a.k.a. HG85 hand grenade, made by RUAG Ammotec (formerly RUAG Munition), is currently regarded by many experts to be the best hand grenade currently in service, in the world. The British Army apparently agrees, since they’ve acquired the RUAG HG-85 fragmentation/hand …

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Pistol Dynamics Signature Custom 1911 Pistols: Tactical Art in .45 Caliber.

by David Crane david@defensereview.com If you’re currently looking to acquire a top notch custom tactical 1911 pistol for concealed carry or home defense, DefRev urges you to take a serious look at the pistols coming out of Pistol Dynamics. Pistol Dynamics is run by Paul Liebenberg. Liebenberg’s guns are special. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also unique …

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Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty (XD) Pistols: Tactical and Sub-Compact

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Springfield Armory’s XD Pistols recently won the NRA’s 2003 Golden Bullseye Award for "Handgun of the Year". That’s pretty impressive. Just as impressive is the fact that Springfield Armory has introduced both a 3" Sub-Compact XD and 5" Tactical XD model of the X-Treme Duty (XD) pistol in such a relatively short time. DefenseReview has been …

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TASER X26 Less-Lethal Weapon for Police/LE 1st Responders

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Let me start off by saying that DefenseReview would never in a million years recommend any less-lethal weapon as a stand-alone carry alternative to a combat-reliable defensive/tactical-grade firearm. However, after carrying around a TASER X26 for the last several months as an adjunct/back-up to my trusty carry Glock 19 (G19) high-capacity compact 9mm pistol, I can …

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TidalForce M-750 Motorized Mountain Bike for Military Ops and LE Patrol

by David Crane david@defensereview.com The TidalForce M-750 motorized mountain bike is designed specifically for military and law enforcement (LE) end-users. It’s basically a DARPA-approved Montague Corporation Paratrooper™ Tactical Mountain Bike (folding frame) outfitted with/powered by a 750-watt WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system in its rear wheel hub. The WaveCrest Adaptive Motor® system, made by WaveCrest Laboratories is a highly efficient and …

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New MultiCam Combat Camouflage Pattern by Crye Associates/Crye Precision

by David Crane david@defensereview.com The industrial design firm, Crye Associates, designed and developed a unique universal-type camouflage pattern for the U.S. Army’s Scorpion program back in 2001-2002. Scorpion was the experimentation/concept-development project for (and precursor to) the Objective Force Warrior (OFW) program, which has now become the Future Force Warrior (FFW) program. This picture shows the original Scorpion camo pattern, …

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Futuristic Beretta Cx4 Storm Semi-Auto Carbine: Update and Reviews

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Awhile back, DefRev published an article on the Beretta Cx4 Storm semi-auto carbine titled "Beretta Cx4 Storm Carbine. Sleek, Futuristic, and Modular.", right around the time that the Cx4 was first introduced. We’ve been hearing some pretty good things about this futuristic, ergonomic carbine from Cx4 owners, so far. It would seem that Beretta has a …

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Special Operations Report:Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DefenseReview just got a chance to evaluate the very first issue of "Special Operations Report: Inside the World of Police and Military Tactical Units". The copy we received is the SOFEX 2004 Special Edition, with a hi-res pic of two Jordanian Counterterrorist Battalion 71 (CTB-71) operators on the cover. Upon reviewing the magazine, I will say …

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