By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 30, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) recently got to check out the CORE Survival HEL-STAR F2 (Friend or Foe) Helmet-Mounted, Multi-Function Marker Light combat/tactical helmet strobe beacon light at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016, and we came away very impressed with it. Similar to the HEL-STAR 6 Gen III, the HEL-STAR …Read More »
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) August 28, 2016 Last updated on 8/28/16. A quality action/buffer spring is one of the most important parts in a tactical AR carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), as it’s crucial for reliable functioning, proper timing, and the required level of weapon durability. So, you shouldn’t skimp on one, …Read More »
High Ready Weapons-Handling Position for Combat/Tactical Shooting Applications and (Direct-Action) Military Special Operations: High Ready or Not, Here I Come!
By Jeff Gurwitch August 24, 2016 When it comes to techniques and methods employed in tactical shooting, there are, in many cases, certain developed solutions to very specific tactical problems. Unfortunately, when passing on these techniques to others, sometimes the “why” of something being done a certain way is poorly explained or left out altogether. As a result, all too …Read More »
Kinetic Development Group KDG Tactical Weapons (Rifle/Carbine/SBR) Accessories for the FN SCAR Family of Weapons: Major Modular M-LOK Madness! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 19, 2016 Speaking of FN SCAR-related accessories/products, we should probably also mention the very interesting ans seemingly very high-quality, highly-functional Kinetic Development Group (KDG) combat/tactical weapons accessories for the FN SCAR family of weapons, which we came across while walking the floor at SHOT Show 2016. We here at DR are …Read More »
Handl Defense Modular Aftermarket FN SCAR (MK-16 and MK-17) Weapon Caliber Conversions, Components and Accessories: SR-25 Mag (Magazine)-Compatible; 7.62x39mm Russian AK-47/AKM, 300 Blackout (300BLK) and .260 Remington Caliber Conversions; and Advanced Fore-Rail (AFR)Carbon Fiber M-LOK Tactical Hand Guard/Rail Systems! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 17, 2016 Last updated on 8/17/16. A company called Handl Defense out of Preston, Washington is doing some really awesome things with the FN SCAR family of weapons. Specifically, they’re making modular aftermarket FN SCAR trigger-module-and-barrel (and mag) caliber conversions and Advanced Fore-Rail (AFR) carbon fiber M-LOK tactical hand guards/rail systems …Read More »
DR Interview with Designer Filip Postolek on Hazard 4 Heavy Water Diver 300-Meter Titanium Tritium Combat/Tactical Dive/Diving Watch: 10 Questions
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 12, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) liked the Hazard 4 Heavy Water Diver titanium-cased combat/tactical dive/diving watch(es) (with tritium illumination vials) so much upon seeing and writing about it/them that we wanted to get as much additional information on it as possible, including its development history and future. So, we sent Filip Postolek, …Read More »
Hazard 4 Heavy Water Diver 300-Meter (990-Feet) Titanium Tritium Combat/Tactical Dive/Diving Watch with 50mm Case: Size Matters! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 9, 2016 Last updated on 8/10/16. “Progressive Modular Tactical Gear” company Hazard 4 is making an interesting titanium-cased combat/tactical dive/diving watch with very bright tritium illumination dials, called the Heavy Water Diver, and DefenseReview (DR) got to take a close look at it at SHOT Show 2016, earlier this year. The …Read More »
5.11 Tactical Recon Trainer Sneaker-Type Tactical Training Shoes Rope-Ready: Lightweight Cross-Trainer Gets the Job Done, in Comfort!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 5, 2016 Speaking of 5.11 Tactical products, DefenseReview’s (DR) ben running the 5.11 Tactical Recon Trainer sneaker-type tactical training shoe for awhile now, and we’re pretty impressed with it. The 5.11 Tactical Recon Trainer is not only lightweight, confortable and durable/rugged, it’s also “rope-ready”, at least according to the large “Rope …Read More »
Shield CQS (Close Quarter Sight) Mini Red Dot Reflex Sight Combat Optic: Jeff Gurwitch Runs it at the Range, and Gives us his Initial Impressions! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 03, 2016 Last updated on 8/03/16. There are so many mini red-dot-sight combat optics out there right now, including relatively new ones like the Shield CQS (Close Quarter Sight), that it can be a bit difficult to choose one. Fortunately, DefenseReview (DR) has DR writer/contributor and chief new-product tester Jeff Gurwitch to …Read More »
Tru-Spec Men’s 24-7 Series Cool Camp Shirt for Covert Missions/Ops and Concealed Carry (CCW): Vented Warm-Weather Tactical Shirt Comes in Two Comfortable Mosture-Wicking Fabrics!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 29, 2016 Speaking of interesting new plaid tactical shirts designed specifically for covert missions/ops and concealed carry, Tru-Spec is making a really nice looking short-sleeved one called the Men’s 24-7 Series Cool Camp Shirt, which DefenseReview (DR) also ran across at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016. The Tru-Spec Men’s …Read More »
5.11 Tactical Flannel Shirt Valiant Blue Plaid Long-Sleeve Work Shirt for Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis (Low-Profile/Low-Visibility) Ops and Concealed Carry (CCW): Great-Looking and Functional Shirt for Staying Under the Radar During Missions and Travel!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 27, 2016 While DefenseReview (DR) was walking the floor at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016, we ran across a lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visiblity) blue plaid flannel tactical shirt on a mannequin at th TSSI booth that we really liked called the 5.11 Flannel Shirt, Color: Valiant, Style 72429-716. It’s a really …Read More »
Dueck Defense RBU (Red Dot Back-Up) Drop-In Mini Red Dot Sight Combat Optic Universal Mount (Mounting System) for Combat/Tactical Pistols! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 22, 2016 While DefenseReview (DR) was checking out a couple of SureFire’s latest and greatest combat/tactical goodies at SOFIC 2016 (see here and here), we also got a quick look at the Dueck Defense RBU (Red Dot Back-Up) drop-in mini red dot sight combat optic universal mount (mounting system) for combat/tactical …Read More »
SureFire WARCOMP-556 Flash Hider Directionally-Controlled 5.56mm Flash Hider/Suppressor Mount for Better Recoil Management and Faster Split Times: 99% Flash Elimination! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 18, 2016 Last updated on 7/18/16. As it happens, the SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier-Long Stroke (OBC-LS) Drop-In BCG and H7S Buffer System (with longer action spring) wasn’t the only new and very interesting SureFire product Barry Duke showed DefenseReview (DR) at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016. He also showed …Read More »
Dead Air Armament (DAA) Ghost-M 9mm Pistol/Submachine Gun (SMG) Silencer/Sound Suppressor and Front Sound Module (FSM) on an Agency Arms Urban Combat Glock 19 (G19) Tactical Pistol! (Video!)
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 14, 2016 Last updated on 7/15/16. Dead Air Armament has a pretty slick-looking .45 ACP pistol/SMG (Submachine Gun) silencer/sound suppressor called the Ghost-M. DefenseReview (DR) got to check the Ghost out earlier this year at SHOT Show 2016, and we liked what we saw and heard…or, rather, what we didn’t hear. …Read More »
SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier-Long Stroke (OBC-LS) Drop-In BCG and H7S Buffer System with Longer Action Spring for Better Weapon Control, Reliability and Durability: Best Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) Bolt Carrier Group/Buffer System Combo Ever?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 10, 2016 Last until dated on 7/10/16. As long as we’re discussing the latest and greatest SureFire products, we should probably mention the new SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier-Long Stroke (OBC-LS) (temporary name) drop-in BCG (Bolt Carrier Group and H7S Buffer System with longer action spring. Designed for SureFire by legendary infantry …Read More »