Saturday, September 24, 2022

Bushmaster Tactical-Config .308 (7.62x51mm) Rifle/Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] Bushmaster Firearms, Inc. has a pretty neat tactical-config AR-15/M16-based rifle/carbine in .308 (7.62x51mm) caliber that deserves mention, called (appropriately enough) the Bushmaster .308 Rifle. Charles Cutshaw’s written an excellent article on it for the January 2005 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement" (GWLE). The Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine was designed to take metric FAL magazines, …

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Dual Texture Camouflage (Dual-Tex Camouflage) Digital/Digitized Camouflage

by David Crane [email protected] Since we’ve just published articles on Tactical Assault Camouflage (TACAM) and Millenium Texture Series Camouflage (MilTex camouflage), we thought we should also mention Dual Texture Camouflage (Dual-Tex camouflage). Dual Texture Series Camouflage (Dual-Tex) is a digital/digitized camouflage pattern developed in the 1970’s, and a progenitor to modern digital camouflage patterns/digitized camouflage patterns like Fracture Camouflage, TACAM, …

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Custom MSTN Rifles, Carbines and Subcarbines for Mil SPECOPS, SWAT, and PMC’s

by David Crane [email protected] Mid-South Tactical Network (MSTN) has been churning and burning over there, turning out some really sweet AR-15/M16-based custom tactical rifles and carbines (short to medium-range interdiction/sniper rifles and carbines, to be more specific) in 6.8x43mm SPC (6.8mm SPC/6.8 Rem SPC), as well as 5.56x45mm subcarbines utilizing 10.5" LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool) uppers. All the guns …

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Millenium Texture Series Camouflage (MilTex): Privatized Answer to CADPAT/MARPAT

by David Crane [email protected] This is a quick follow-up to our just-published article on Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.’s Tactical Assault Camouflage (TACAM) for Counterterrorism applications, titled Tactical Assault Camouflage (TACAM): Multi-Environment Counterterrorism Camo. MilTex™, or "Millennium Texture Series Camouflage™", is a group of digital camouflage patterns (a.k.a. digitized camouflage patterns) that, according to the Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. MilTex (Millennium Texture Series …

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Sidearmor Tactical OWB Holster for Kimber TLE/RL 1911 Pistol/Surefire X200 Combo

by David Crane [email protected] Flint Hansen has written a short article for the October/November 2004 issue of "S.W.A.T." Magazine on the new Sidearmor modular OWB (outside-the-waistband) holster for the KimberTLE/RL tactical 1911 pistol/Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight tactical white light combo. Sidearmor has been making high quality tactical kydex (including tactical kydex holsters, magazine carriers/mag pouches, and tactical flashlight carriers) for …

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Tactical Assault Camouflage (TACAM): Multi-Environment Counterterrorism Camo

by David Crane mailto:[email protected] Back in June (2004), DefenseReview published articles about Fracture Camouflage, a.k.a. Camouflage Designated Enhanced Fractal Geometry (C2G Camouflage)/Fractal Camouflage, all forms of digital camouflage (a.k.a. digitized camouflage patterns). The DefRev articles were titled "Fracture Camouflage™: You can’t hit what you can’t see." and "Fractal Camouflage and New Digitized Tiger Stripe Camo Patterns". Guy Cramer, President/CEO of …

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

by David Crane [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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Taurus PT 24/7 Pistol: Polymer-Framed, Striker-Fired, Ergonomic Carry Pistol

by David Crane [email protected] 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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