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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Addendum: Troy Industries Rock SOPMOD M14 and CQB-SPC Materials

by David Crane david@defensereview.com This is a follow up to DefenseReview’s recent article on the Troy Industries Special Purpose Carbines (SPC) titled Troy Industries Special Purpose Carbines: Brochures Spec Sheets, and Photos. We’ve got some additonal pics of the Troy Industries Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine (7.62x51mm) and what looks like Troy Industries’ CQB-SPCA4 ‘Advisor’ 5.56x45mm Carbine/Subcarbine. The pics are …

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Press Release on DEA Contract for RRA DEA/FBI Tactical Carbine

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Rock River Arms (RRA) recently sent DefenseReview a copy of their press release on DEA contract for their DEA/FBI AR-15 Tactical Carbine (CAR-15), dated 12/05/03, along with some pics. We thought our readers would find it both interesting and informative. Back in February, DefRev published an article on the DEA/FBI AR-15 titled "Rock River Arms (RRA) …

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Surefire M651C Scout Light Weapons Light for the Tactical Carbine/Subcarbine

by David Crane david@defensereview.com While we’re gearing up for some new articles, we thought we would mention an AR15.com thread that contains some good info on the Surefire M651C ScoutLight for mounting on tactical carbines, including the SOPMOD M4/M4A1 carbine and civilian-legal AR-15 carbines (CAR-15’s). DefenseReview has been hearing some very good things about this weapons light, lately. The Surefire …

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Exclusive Video: Select-Fire Cobb Multi-Caliber Rifle (MCR) on Full-Auto

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DefenseReview just received a video clip and still pic of the Cobb Multi-Caliber Rifle (MCR) Weapon System being fired on full-auto, at the range. The links are below. To our knowledge, we’re the first to receive a video clip of a select-fire military-application variant of the MCR being fired on full-auto. The still image is a …

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Troy Industries Special Purpose Carbines: Brochures Spec Sheets, and Photos

by David Crane david@defensereview.com A month ago, DefenseReview published an article on the Troy Industries 5.56x45mm CQB-SPCA4 "Advisor" Carbine/Subcarbine and CQB-SPC Commando subcarbine (Both weapon configs are select-fire). The article was titled "Troy Industries CQB-SPCA4 ‘Advisor’ 5.56 Subcarbine for Special Operations". We’ve also published two articles on the Troy Industries 7.62x51mm Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine/Subcarbine. The latest one was …

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New Cobb MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) Weapon System is Mil/LE/Civilian Ready

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Cobb Manufacturing has just introduced their new MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) family of weapons. The COBB MCR weapon system is patents pending, and was developed with military/tactical application in mind, but should prove just as popular with civilian recreational shooters and hunters. An operator can switch calibers by simply changing barrel assemblies. The MCR (Multi-Caliber Rifle) series …

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A Few ‘S.W.A.T.’ Magazine Articles from the Archive…

by David Crane david@defensereview.com AR15.com has some archived "S.W.A.T." Magazine articles (in PDF format) on the AR.15.com homepage that are worth checking out. In case you haven’t been reading ""S.W.A.T." lately, Rich Lucibella and Denny Hansen have been doing a really great job with it. Excellent resource. Here are the links:… May 2005 – Knives For Snipers April 2004 – …

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CopterBox Expendable Airdrop Delivery System for Ammo, Food, Meds, and More

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DropMaster, Inc. has developed a new, expendable airdrop delivery system, called CopterBox. CopterBox is an autorotating, disposable aerial resupply system, and appears to be a superlative, off-the-shelf product. It is specifically designed to be quick to assemble with minimal training, easy to deploy with or without a static line and to be lightweight for a single …

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Press Release: New LE SWAT Resources CD-ROM Released.

by David Crane david@defensereview.com David Vine Associates, LLC of Aiken, South Carolina has just released the CD-ROM "S.W.A.T. Resources" ready reference containing 300 books, reports and documents in Adobe PDF files. S.W.A.T. Resources contains 20,624 pages of critical information required by Special Response Teams. This sensitive material has been… compiled for training purposes and tactical use in laptop computers at …

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Armed and Armored Stealth Vehicles for Urban Security Ops, from Ibis Tek

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Ibis Tek is making some very interesting "High-Performance Stealth Vehicles" with Remote Control Weapons and Sensor Control Systems, right now. These vehicles come primarily in the form of tactically-armed and armored SUV’s/4×4’s (GMC/Chevolet Sierras and Chevy Suburbans) and HMMWV’s (Humvees), outfitted with mobile, retractable gun mounts. When not in use, the gun and mount sit discreetly …

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Springfield Armory GI .45 1911 Pistols: Something New from WWII

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Springfield Armory has just introduced their new GI .45 1911 pistols. The new 5" parkerized version looks to be a virtually identical copy of the World War II era 1911A1 pistol issued to U.S. troops. The 5" GI .45 is very reasonably priced ($498.00 retail for the parkerized GI .45 and O.D. green GI .45, and …

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SoldierTech Report: Latest Military Gear and Gadgets

by David Crane david@defensereview.com Military.com has a feature on their site that I recently discovered while I was searching the web for links I could include with my recent article on the Nikonov AN-94 "Abakan" assault rifle, titled "Nikonov AN-94 ‘Abakan’ Assault Rifle: Advanced Russian Small Arms Tech". The feature I discovered is called "SoldierTech: Military Gear and Gadgets". It …

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