Back from Shot Show 2002!

O.k. folks, we’re back. We’ve got lots of stuff to tell you all about over the next few weeks. We’ll fill you in on all the latest guns and gear, starting this weekend. So, stick around, and get ready for some serious high-speed/low-drag equipment for your combat team, tactical team, or weapons locker.

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Shot Show 2002 in Las Vegas.

Well, guys, I’m off to the show! DefRev will be dormant for a few days while I get into all kinds of trouble in Sin City with my fellow firearms industry brethren. But, don’t worry, when I get back, I’m sure I’ll have lots of cool new cutting-edge stuff to talk about. That’s what makes DefRev a great place to …

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Accuracy International’s Arctic Warfare Series Rifles

Called the "boring" rifle by gunsmiths, because of its extreme and consistent accuracy and virtually zero maintenance requirements, the AW system is used by elite military and law enforcement tactical teams all over the world, in some of the harshest environments on earth. "AW" stands for "Arctic Warfare". The system was designed to perform in extremely cold environments and remain …

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Wilson Combat’s Tactical .223’s.

While DefRev does not have any direct experience with Wilson Combat’s 5.56 tactical carbines, we felt they deserve attention. The three models Wilson makes are the UT-15 Urban Tactical, the M-4T Tactical Carbine, and the TL-15 Tactical Lightweight. All three tactical rifles are variations on the same theme, and seem to be very well made. Wilson Combat’s built a reputation …

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Leupold Introduces Mark 4 CQ/T(Close Quarter/Tactical) Optical Sight.

The Mark 4 CQ/T is a 1-3x14mm variable power "sighting device" that was designed, like the Aimpont Comp M and Trijicon ACOG, for "fast target acquisition and engagement at close to medium range." The new unit is claimed to be rugged and submersible to 66 ft and features a true 1x setting for close range engagement. It also has ten …

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Armed Students Save Lives by Stopping Bloody Rampage in its Tracks.

Here’s a very interesting story, from Newsmax.com, on last week’s "school shooting" incident at Appalachian School of Law, perpetrated by Nigerian student Peter Odighizuwa. Apparently he was stopped early in his bloody rampage by fellow students who quickly armed themselves after the shooting started. Click here to go right to the story.

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Latest Russian Small Arms Give Western Counterparts a Run for Their Money.

Russia’s making some pretty neat stuff lately. DefRev found a page on Milparade’s site that highlights some of the new weaponry. Weapons featured are the GSh-18 pistol(which looks a lot like the Steyr M/S series pistols and holds 18 rounds of 9x19mm in the magazine), RMB-93 forward-cocking shotgun(with magazine tube ABOVE the barrel), AGS-30 automatic grenade launcher, RPO-A Shmel rocket …

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Protecta Shotgun and Protecta Bulldog Shotgun

Brought to you by the good folks at Reutech Defence Industries(RDI), these two little beauties from South Africa are designed to get you out of a tight spot, when all hell’s broken loose. The "Bulldog" is a compact version of the standard Protecta. Both utilize a revolver action, and hold 12 rounds of 12-gauge ammunition. You choose the mix: buckshot, …

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Milkor MGL-MK1 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher: The Best in the Business.

The Milkor MGL-MK1 is the premier multiple grenade launcher of the world. Made in South Africa, the Milkor MGL gives its operator 6 rounds of 40mm low-impulse grenades at his immediate disposal, making it an extremely effective force multiplier for any special operations team. It is the preferred multiple grenade launcher of Spec-Ops and mercenary forces around the world. One …

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Sako M95 Assault Rifle. Is it the last of its kind?

The Sako M95, standard rifle of the Finnish armed forces, might just be the best assault rifle in the world(besides the Russian AN-94, AK-107, and AK-108, which are all not yet really in production). Available in both 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm, the M95 is basically an updated Kalashnikov, or rather, a Kalashnikov taken to its ultimate conclusion. Preceded by the M90 …

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Bullet-Proof Vests of the Future: Spider Silk Technology?

Will bullet-proof vests of the future utilize spider silk technology derived from th milk of goats, cows, and, yes, even hamsters?! Can it be? I mean, what the heck’s goin’ on here? To find out, click on this link. Then, for even more info, click on this one. Very interesting stuff, indeed.  

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New ExtremeShock Counterterrorism/Defensive Ammunition

Billed by the manufacturer as "the world’s most advanced ammunition", "the world’s premier antiterrorist rounds", and "the world’s premier home defense round", ExtremeShock Ammunition has some pretty big self-espoused hype to live up to. It would be nice, of course, if the company would show some actual proof to back up their rather large performance claims. You see, when you …

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Russian Amphibious Assault Rifle

Russia has just come out with a new assault rifle that’s at home both on land and under water–an amphibious assault rifle, if you will. Known as the ASM-DT Special Multipurpose(Universal Two-Medium) Assault Rifle, this new 5.45mm rifle can equal the performance of the AK-74 on land, and the APS Underwater Assault Rifle in the water. Very cool stuff, indeed. …

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PM-98/98S 9mm Subgun Becomes Available in the U.S.

Described by noted gun writer Al Paulson as "an inspired cross between a Mini Uzi and MP-5", this new Polish submachine gun offering, made by Radom, looks very interesting. The difference between the PM-98 and PM-98S models is that the PM-98S lacks the former’s recoil reducer. The PM-98 fires at 640 rpm, while the PM-98S fires at 770 rpm. The …

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