By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): RISE Armament May 24, 2022 Last updated on 5/24/22. The RISE Armament RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger (APT) is a very interesting drop-in AR trigger with a very short and light trigger pull AND a short reset. Videos first started trickling out about it about six years ago, and over those six …Read More »
Boeing Microlattice: Lightest Metal Structure Ever Made to Revolutionize Future Aircraft Construction?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Boeing and HRL Laboratories May 17, 2022 Speaking of Boeing products, and Boeing aircraft, specifically, Boeing’s designed the “lightest material ever made” for aircraft called the Microlattice, and it’s pretty cool. Boeing has this to say about it: At 99.99 percent air, it’s light enough to balance on top of …Read More »
SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle and XM250 Automatic Rifle to Replace US Army M4/M4A1 Carbine and M249 SAW by 2023!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit(s): SIG SAUER May 9, 2022 The US Army is replacing its AR-15/M16-based M4/M4A1 Carbine with the new SIG SAUER XM5 Rifle after a roughly 65-year run, and its M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) with the new SIG SAUER XM250 after, well, a shorter run, beginning in late 2023. The new …Read More »
Boeing T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Pilot Training System/Jet Trainer Aircraft Pays Tribute to Tuskegee Airmen ‘Red Tails’ of WWII!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 4, 2022 Image(s) Credit(s): Boeing This one’s pretty cool. Boeing recently introduced their T-7A Red Hawk advanced pilot training system for US Air Force fighter and bomber pilots, and it looks pretty good, at least in the videos DefenseReview’s (DR) watched of it. The “Red Hawk” element of the name and …Read More »
Aevex Aerospace Phoenix Ghost: ‘Secretive Suicide/Kamikaze Drone’ Aircraft being Shipped to Ukraine to Help Fight the Russians
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 30, 2022 Image(s) Credit(s): AeroVironment (AV) An interesting company called Aevex Aerospace out of Solana Beach, California is making a very interesting “secretive suicide/kamikaze drone” aircraft, or armed/weaponized UAS/UAV called the “Phoenix Ghost“, and they’ve reportedly started shipping them to Ukraine to help battle the Russians. Specifically, they’re sending 121 Phoenix …Read More »
Smith and Wesson (S&W) M&P Shield Plus and Shield EZ 30 Super Carry Pistols…and New Federal and Speer 30 Super Carry Ammo!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Smith & Wesson (S&W), Federal and Speer April 24, 2022Read More »
Wilson Combat 6MM ARC Recon Tactical 18″ AR-15 Carbine and Hornady 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) 105 gr BTHP Hornady BLACK Round: Ultimate Weapon/Ammo Combo for Home Defense and Combat/Tactical Operations?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Wilson Combat and Hornady April 14, 2022 Last updated on 4/15/22. Wilson Combat recently introduced their 6mm ARC Recon Tactical AR (AR-15) carbine, and it may just be the ultimate all-around tactical AR weapon/ammo platform, as you’re combining the most ergonomic and highly-developed carbine platform with what is arguably the …Read More »
Got a Ruger Mini-14 or Mini-30 Tactical Rifle/Carbine?…Then You’ll Want a Samson Manufacturing Hannibal Rail!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 6, 2022 While we’re definitely tactical AR (AR-15) carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) guys here at DefenseReview (DR), we’re also fans of The A-Team (TV show, not movie), which makes us default fans of the Ruger Mini-14 tactical rifle/carbine, which was used by the A-Team’s confident (some would say “cocky”) and resolute …Read More »
Adept Armor ‘Ultra-AP Rated’ Level IV+ Ceramic Composite Tactical Armor Plate for Defeating Tungsten-Cored Armor-Penetrating/Armor-Piercing Rifle Rounds!
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 30, 2022 A company called Adept Armor’s making an interesting Level IV+ multi-curve anti-rifle tactical armor plate with a SiC-TiB2 (Silicon Carbide – Titanium Diboride) ceramic composite strike-face designed specifically to defeat tungsten-cored AP (Armor Penetrating/Armor-Piercing) small arms threats. It’s called the Adept Armor Colossus – Beyond RF3 / Level IV+ …Read More »
Pulsar DIGEX С50 Digital Day and Night Vision Riflescope: Realistic Daytime Color Rendering at Night…at Over 500 Meters
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 25, 2022 If you’re looking for a colorized digital day/night vision rifle scope that will allow you to see and hit targets out to over 500 meters at night, then the Pulsar DIGEX С50 Digital Day & Night Vision Riflescope may just be the ticket for you. Pulsar calls their night …Read More »
Franklin Armory G-S173 BFSIII Binary Trigger and Slide Kit for Gen-3 Glock 17 (G17) 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol…Gen-3 through Gen-5 Glock 19 (G19) Binary Trigger and Slide Kit Coming Soon?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 16, 2022 If you like the idea of being able to achieve full-auto-like double taps–and obviously insanely-fast split times–with your Gen-3 Glock 17 (G17) 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO combat/tactical pistol by simply flipping a switch, then Franklin Armory’s got just the product for you. The Franklin Armory G-S173 BFSIII Binary Trigger and …Read More »
Adams Arms Shipping Rifle P1 5.56 16″ 5.56mm NATO Tactical AR-15 Carbines to Ukraine
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 11, 2022 DefenseReview (DR) doesn’t know how much this is going to help, but Adams Arms is reportedly shipping their Rifle P1 5.56 16″ 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO) tactical AR (AR-15) carbines to Ukraine, and have shared a video about it on their Facebook Fan Page with the caption “Another Ukrainian …Read More »
Low-Profile/Low-Visibility Defensive Weapons: What’s Old is New Again!
By Toby Melville March 6, 2022 Defense is a state of being. We can orient ourselves mentally or physically, or a combination of both. This concept is massive and all-encompassing when contemplating defense, so let’s consider something more specific pertaining to physical self-defense. Having tools to protect your physical safety is essential, and dates to man’s earliest recorded history. The …Read More »
Can a Rocket Artillery/Missile Division Really Revolutionize Infantry and Maneuver Warfare?
By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit(s): Lockheed Martin February 28, 2022 Wavell Room recently published a very interesting article on about fighting in the “deep” using rocket artillery, and DefenseReview (DR) finds the author’s (Simon Middleton) argument compelling. Basically, he’s arguing that “deep battle” in infantry warfare should be conducted using rocket artillery divisions using multiple …Read More »
Bitshaky Defense Adjustable Offset Mount AOM for Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s: Adjustability Equals Speed!
By Jeff Gurwitch February 20, 2022 Last updated on 2/24/22. Offset-mounted red dots are obviously nothing new. I’ve utilized a mini red dot sight in a 45-degree offset mount on my duty rifle since 2012, during all three of my Afghanistan combat tours (See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4). Born out of the competitive shooting world, …Read More »