Armalite Re-Introduces the AR-180

If you’re a fan of the Armalite AR-180 rifle (semi-auto version of the AR-18 assault rifle), guess what? It’s BAAaak!!! Armalite has just reintroduced the rifle as the AR180B, and they’ve instituted a few updates. These include a new polymer lower receiver, AR-15 trigger group, AR-15 style safety and mag release, so the gun now takes standard AR-15 magazines. One …

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New C15M L.E. Mini Assault Rifle by Professional Ordnance

Professional Ordnance has just come out with an L.E. only version of their Carbon-15 rifle called the C15M L.E. Rifle. The gun is available in a select- fire version, can be had with either a 16 inch barrel or 9 1/2 inch barrel for CQB applications, and weighs under 4 pounds. The gun is constructed of carbon fiber, and utilizes …

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Custom Mini High Power Carry Gun by Art Leckie

The September 2001 issue of SAR (Small Arms Review) has an interesting article on a mini High Power produced by gunsmith Art Leckie. The article is written by Peter Kokalis. If you’re not crazy about the mini Glocks, or you already own one of them and now you just want something a little higher end (and single action), then you …

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STI V.I.P. Compact Carry .45

S.T.I. International has a new compact hi-cap .45 designed specifically for CCW holders, called the V.I.P. The new gun holds ten rounds, and is obviously designed to give people an alternative to carrying a Glock 30. The main plus over the 30 is it’s 1911 layout which includes a frame mounted sweep-down safety. It’s main disadvantage, compared to the G30, …

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FN’s Radical New F2000 Bullpup Assault Rifle

Papa’s got a brand new bag, and it’s called the F-2000. FN’s new rifle is worth taking a look at over at Patrick Coeman’s site, fn-collectors.net. For more cool pics, click here. Click here for the F-2000 page on Janes.com in their IDEX-2001 section.  

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New 11-87P 14

Remington’s new 14" Tactical model 11-87 is designed for military and law enforcement operators who need a short barrelled shotgun for entry use. Click here to visit Remington’s site and get more info about the new gun.  

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Microtech Tachyon: High-Tech Butterfly Knife

If you like butterfly knives, and have $200 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, Microtech’s new Tachyon is really gonna’ blow your proverbial skirt up. It might even make a nice back-up to that Glock currently riding on your hip. DefRev doesn’t know if they’re shipping yet or not, so you would have to call. Click here for pictures, …

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Taurus Introduces the PT-145 Mini .45.

Taurus has a mini .45 carry gun, called the PT-145, that may just be worth taking a look at. I recently spoke with Charlie Cutshaw, who is a well-known gunwriter and assistant editor of Jane’s Infantry Weapons, and he informed me that the PT-145 has become his personal carry piece. In fact, he pretty much raved about it. Charlie also …

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Larry Vickers Custom 1911

We all know that $4,000 to $5,000 for a custom 1911 is probably on the outrageous side, and that one’s money would probably be better spent on a Glock (or slightly modified Kimber) and a whole lot of ammo and training. However, that being said, "American Handgunner" just did a fluff piece on a "Special Operations" 1911 by Larry Vickers, …

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New Pocket Fighter: The Pendulum

The July, 2001 issue of SAR(Small Arms Review) has an interesting article about a new fighting folder has arrived on the scene called the Pendulum. Designed by ex-Seal Team Six member Chris Caracci and marketed by GG&G, the new knife is definitely something different. To learn more about the Pendulum,click here. Definitely an interesting product.  

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New Bullet-Proof Backpack from Safe-T-Gear

A new bullet-proof backpack is on the scene. Made by Safe-T-Gear, the backpack is designed to make people a little safer in an uncertain world. The backpack contatains a panel of level II kevlar. For more details, you can visit Safe-T-Gear’s site by clicking here. Worth checking out.

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Precision Sights International LPA Ghost Ring Shotgun Sight System.

DefRev has found a very interesting ghost ring sight system for combat shotguns. The system consists of a BAR series rear ghost ring sight and SG series fron sight. The rear ghost ring sight is fully adjustable. Almost any tactical pump or semi-auto shotgun can be upgraded with the system. The sights are made by LPA, and are being marketed …

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