By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The embedded photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). December 1, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) recently received a stripped AR lower receiver (AR-15/M16 …Read More »
Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) System: Next-Gen HELLFIRE Missile with Tri-Mode Gudance/Tracking Scores Hit on Tank from More than 3.7 Miles Out at White Sands Missile Range, and Gets Closer to Landing U.S. Military Contract.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 Speaking of HELLFIRE missiles, Lockheed Martin is reportedly looking to land a big U.S. military contract with the Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM). JAGM, essentially the next logical step from the AGM-114R multi–purpose HELLFIRE II missile, features three (3) guidance/seeker modes: precision-strike semi-active laser (SAL), as on HELLFIRE II, passive fire-and-forget …Read More »
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper Armed/Weaponized UAS/UAVs to See Competition from China? Chinese Unmanned Aircraft System/Drone Tech Catching Up.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 28, 2010 This one’s been coming for awhile. According to reports in multiple publications, it would appear that China is quickly closing the UAS/UAV (Unmanned Aircraft System/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) gap currently enjoyed by the United States and Israel. More than 25 different Chinese UAS/UAV designs (and up to 40-50) were recently on …Read More »
AR Combat Match Trigger: The Case for Match Triggers in Combat/Duty Rifles: Safety, Speed and Accuracy
By Mike Pannone November 23, 2010 Throughout my training, travels and experience, I have seen only a rare few organizations that allow their members to use match triggers in their duty rifles. I am a big proponent of combat match triggers for the enhanced shootability they enable. I consider a “combat match trigger” one that is single or two-stage, no …Read More »
Why Competitive Shooters and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Practitioners have a Combat Advantage, and Why You should “Game it”!
By H.B. (U.S. Military Special Operations) November 18, 2010 Real violence is not sporting; it is confusing, often grotesque, and characterized by intense physical effects upon combatants. In a real fight, the winner is often the individual or individuals who employ simple, effective maneuvers in a precise and deadly manner. But the application of these techniques in a fight can …Read More »
GunSafe iPhone App for Gun Owners and Collectors: Store and Archive All Your Weapons’ Data/Information Virtually and Securely
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 15, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) recently started using a cool and useful iPhone app designed specifically for firearms owners and collectors. It’s called GunSafe, and it was designed and developed by Ryan Kirkman of JK Supply Co. (Ione, CA). JK Supply Co. is a small yet great tactical firearms dealer/FFL that’s very …Read More »
Smith & Wesson (S&W) M&P High-Capacity Tactical Pistols for Competition and Personal Protection: An In-Depth Military Operator/Competition Shooter’s Analysis (Photos and Video!)
By Jeff Gurwitch November 14, 2010 For this review of the Smith & Wesson M&P (Military & Police) pistol series, I want to do something that I think is different from what you might normally see on a review of a gun. Most firearms reviews I have seen seem to be based on the writer giving his or her impressions …Read More »
November 11, 2010 We’d just like to wish all of our military veterans a very happy and healthy Veterans Day and Veterans day weekend. God bless you, and thank you for doing what you do for all of us. Sincerely, DefenseReview.comRead More »
Israeli Tactical Training: IMS Counter-Terrorism (CT) School / Security 360 High Risk Security Operations / PSD Course (5 Days) Coming Soon to Los Angeles (L.A.)
The following is an IMS CT School/Security 360 press release: November 11, 2010 High Risk Security Operations / PSD Course (5 Days) Click Here to Register. (Open for immediate registration) Description An intense 50 hour course designed to prepare graduates to professionally perform security operations in high risk areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa. Dates: December 13- December …Read More »
“The World’s Assault Rifles”: Best and Most Complete Book on Military Infantry Assault Rifles (and Battle Rifles) Ever Written? DefenseReview (DR) Highly Recommends It!
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com (DR), and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com and the publisher of “The World’s Assault Rifles” own the copyright on these photos. The embedded photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). November 8, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) …Read More »
Metaflex Flexible Metamaterial (Flexible MM): The Future of Adaptive Camouflage / Visual Cloaking Technology? The quest for invisible infantry soldiers continues.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2010 DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information on adaptive camouflage (a.k.a. electro-optical camfouflage, optical camouflage, active camouflage, chameleonic camouflage, invisibility cloaking technology, visual cloaking tech, visual spectrum cloaking tech, etc.) for quite some time. We’ve reported on both metamaterials (a.k.a. MMs, negative-index materials, negative-index metamaterials, and/or left-handed materials) research at …Read More »
Adams Arms 7.62x39mm Select-Fire, Rate-Reduced AR SBR (AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle) Prototype with FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) (Video!): Meet the AR AK SBR/PDW.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com DefenseReview (DR) has published a number of articles on FERFRANS Specialties SOAR (Special Operations Assault Rifle) series hard-use select-fire gas piston/op-rod (operating rod) and direct-gas-impingement (DGI) AR SBRs (AR-15 Short Barreled Rifles), carbines, and PDWs (Personal Defense Weapons) due to the fact that they rock. FERFRANS SOAR select-fire AR weapons are quality-manufactured …Read More »
Adams Arms Gas Piston/Op-Rod Retrofit Kits for Tactical and Competition AR (AR-15)/M4/M4A1 Carbines/SBRs: Smooth-Shooting, Accurate, and Reliable (Photos and Video!)
By Jeff Gurwitch October 28 2010 Updated on 10/29/10 I was first introduced to the Adams Arms gas piston/op-rod (operating rod) system by fellow soldier Kirk Broyles while we were both competing at the 2009 Blue Ridge 3-Gun Championship. Kirk, shooting for Adams Arms, showed me his system and said he would set me up with Jim Granger of Adams …Read More »
Valkyrie Armament Belt-Fed AR (AR-15) 5.56mm NATO/.223 Rem. Automatic Rifle/Carbine/SBR: Stoner 63 Modular Weapons System Revisited. Turn your select-fire/full-auto AR into a true light machine gun (LMG)/squad automatic weapon (SAW).
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail.com October 25, 2010 Updated/Modified 10/25/10 A company called Valkyrie Armament has just come out with a Shrike-type (ARES Defense Systems Shrike 5.56 LMG/SAW-type) 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. belt-fed AR rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) that looks pretty good. The Valkyrie Armament Belt-Fed AR is reportedly basically a modernized, “improved” Stoner 63 Weapons System. The …Read More »
FN HAMR (Heat Adaptive Modular Rifle) Introduced at AUSA 2010: FN SCAR Meets IAR (Infantry Automatic Rifle). FN MK16 SCAR-L goes open-bolt for sustained full-auto fire capability.
By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 25, 2010 Updated/Modified on 10/25/10 This one just came in from FNH USA’s (FN Herstal USA) public relations (PR) firm. According to the press release DefenseReview (DR) received, FN Herstal just introduced the FN HAMR (Heat Adaptive Modular Rifle) a.k.a. FN HAMR-16 at AUSA 2010. The HAMR would appear to be …Read More »