by David Crane [email protected] This is an addendum to our previous story on the Corner Shot. If you click on "Read More" below, you can visit DefRev’s links to the CornerShot brochure. When you view the pics, you’ll see that… the Corner Shot appears to offer the option of a side folding CAR-15/M4 Carbine-style collapsible/telescoping buttstock (padded). Here are the …Read More »
Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.
by David Crane [email protected] Man, this is a cool product. I recently got the opportunity to handle it and see it demonstrated at SWAT Round-Up 2003 in Orlando, Florida, and came away from that session extremely impressed. The Corner Shot was designed and developed by Corner Shot’s CEO, Amos Golan, to allow military Spec-Ops/Counterterrism and LE SWAT personnel to be …Read More »
NewMatics PM16 and Laser Sim Urban Warfare/CQB Training System. Exclusive Video!
by David Crane [email protected] I’ll just come right out and say it: if the the NewMatics PM16 Government Model PCP (Pre-Charged Pneumatic) Rifle/Carbine performs as advertised–and based on DefRev’s conversations so far with its designer/developer, Mark Schavone, we have every reason to believe that it does–it is a major advance in combat simulation tools, and can drastically improve the marksmanship …Read More »
6.8x43mm SPC Cartridge for Urban Warfare CQB and Short-to-Medium-Range Sniping
by David Crane [email protected] Anybody who’s been keeping abreast of small arms and ammo develpments in the USSOCOM arena should already be aware fo the 6.8x43mm SPC a.k.a. "6.8mm Remington SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)" cartridge concept. The 6.8x43mm Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC) was conceived and designed with the help of members of the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group as …Read More »
SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine by Troy Industries. Big Rifle in a Small Package.
by David Crane [email protected] Troy Industries, Inc. was a vendor at SWAT Round-Up 2003, and they showed up with this little bad boy–which is a whole lotta’ rifle in a compact, carbine-sized envelope. The SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine is a Spec-Ops-applicable 7.62x51mm semi-auto carbine. Features on the SOPMOD M14 include an A.R.M.S.-like 1913 picatinny rail system, ergonomic pistol grip, and …Read More »
Colt Model 1911 Pistol and Early Prototypes
The following is an advertisement that was submitted to Defense Review anonymously. Normally we don’t publish anonymous posts–and especially advertisements. However, we’re making an exception here as a courtesy to our members and readers who may have an interest in reading about the history of the Colt 1911 pistol and its precursors. We’ll research the source. Here it is: "Just …Read More »
The True Story of the Beretta M9 Pistol.
by Tim Chandler “You’re not a S.E.A.L. ‘till you have eaten Italian steel…” Anonymous Thus begins the sordid tale of the M9 that is oft repeated in gun shops and firearms related web-boards the nation over. Anyone who asks questions about the Beretta M9/92 pistol long enough will inevitably hear about how a bunch of S.E.A.L. team members were killed/maimed/deformed …Read More »
Weapons Lube Issued by Army May be Costing Lives in Iraq. WABC 7 News Story.
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/investigators/wabc_investigators_111803gunlube.html "Weapons Lube Issued by Army May be Costing Lives in Iraq By Jim Hoffer (New York-WABC, November 18, 2003) — In a four-month investigation that reaches from the sands of Iraq to the halls of the Pentagon, we found that weapons given to tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers may not work in the desert. All because of a …Read More »
Still at SWAT Round-Up 2003! New DefRev Articles Coming Soon.
by David Crane Sorry for the delay in posting new stories, but I’m still in Orlando, FL at the Round-Up, and have been WAY too busy and having WAY too much fun. SWAT Round-Up has been great. Everybody at the OCSO (Orange County Sheriff’s Office) has done an amazing job with this event. There was also some extremely cool stuff …Read More »
9x23mm/.38 TJ 1911 Pistol Concept: Better Solution than Kimber .45 ACP 1911 Pistol for USMC MARSOC/MCSOCOM Det 1 Unit?
by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2003 Last updated on 10/11/11. The 1911 pistol that Kimber is currently supplying to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MARSOC/Special Operations Command Detachment 1 operators, according to reports, differs from the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II in several key respects (The following information is, as yet, unconfirmed/unverified): 1) It utilizes Kimber's Series …Read More »
Second Chance Body Armor Now Marketing Avon Tactical Respirators.
by David Crane According to reports, Second Chance Body Armor has introduced the Avon FM12 respirator and CT12 respirator into its tactical product line. This is an interesting development, as it appears to mark an expansion of focus by Second Chance, which, up to this point, has focused solely on… body armor design and production. It would appear Second Chance …Read More »
SIG-Sauer 1911 Pistol Coming Soon to a Gun Store Near You.
by David Crane SIG-Sauer, a.k.a. SIGARMS, is going to be introducing a 1911 pistol in .45 caliber very soon. Rumor has it that the guns will be built on Caspian frames (and possibly even slides). This is supposed to include Caspian’s Recon frame. DefRev will research the situation and get as much info as we can. DefRev doesn’t have any …Read More »
Joe Bonar, 1959-2003. Joe, We Will Miss You.
by David Crane I literally just found out about this. Joe Bonar was killed recently in a car accident that was, from reports we’ve heard, caused by another driver. Thank God Joe’s young son, who was in the car with him at the time, only suffered minor injuries, (again, according to reports). Joe was a master gunsmith, the top pistolsmith …Read More »
Blackwater Training Center. Tactical Training For Professionals and Civilians.
by Tim Chandler So you have the perfect AR15 with a properly tweaked extractor and equipment setup… And you have the perfectly reliable handgun on your hip for daily concealed carry… But do you really know how to use either of those tools well enough to save your life? Unfortunately, the answer to this question for many out there is …Read More »
5.11 Tactical Pants: Cargo Pants for Tactical Professionals.
by David Crane [email protected] At last year’s SWAT Round-Up, I noticed that pretty much all the staff were wearing 5.11 Tactical Pants, and that these pants looked really good. I asked Mike Foreman, the Round-Up’s organizer and head honcho how he liked them, and he said they were great. Well that was enough for me. I’ve had three pairs of …Read More »