The Lucky Gunner Ammo (LuckyGunner.com) Story: The Rise of the Ultimate Online Ammo Store in the Age of Obama

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 30, 2010 On August 4th, DefenseReview (DR) advertiser and online firearms ammunition store/ammo seller LuckyGunner.com officially came out of “stealth mode” with a press release on PRWeb. LuckyGunner.com is a highly successful and aggressive online ammo store/seller that’s owned and operated by shooting enthusiasts who want to make their customers very …

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Hardpoint Equipment (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems) Centurion Armor Maniple-I and Cohort-I Tactical Body Armor Carrier Systems: Advanced Hard Armor Plate Carrier/Tactical Vest Systems for Military Special Operations (SPECOPS), LE SWAT, and PSD Ops (Photos & Video)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). August 27, 2010 Last updated on 8/22/11. While getting some top-notch tactical rifle and pistol …

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Sturm, Ruger & Co. Introduces the Ruger SR-556/6.8 6.8 SPC (6.8x43mm SPC) Piston-Driven Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine

The following is a Sturm, Ruger & Co. press release: Southport, CT: August 26, 2010 — Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE:RGR) is pleased to announce the new Ruger SR-556/6.8 rifle/carbine, a new chambering in the popular SR-556 two-stage, piston-driven, AR-Style rifle. The new SR-556/6.8 brings the power and downrange authority of the 6.8 SPC cartridge in a two-stage piston …

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Chiappa Rhino 6-Shot .357 Magnum Revolver for Concealed Carry (CCW) Applications

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 26, 2010 Chiappa Firearms and MKS Supply, Inc. have teamed up to manufacture and market the new “revolutionary” patented Rhino .357 magnum revolver, which is unique in that it fires from the bottom chamber, rather than the top chamber. This significantly lowers the bore axis, bringing the recoil forces closer to …

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Reset RIPR (Rifle Integrated Power Rail): Central Power Source for Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR Accessories

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). August 19, 2010 Last updated on 1/08/11. While DefenseReview (DR) was at SOFIC 2010, we got …

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DARPA Testing New Advanced Nanotech a.k.a. “Nano-Enhanced” Hybrid Armor (Body Armor and Vehicle Armor): Armor Nanotechnology Takes Another Step Forward

The following is a NanoRidge Materials, Inc. / SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. press release: New Hybrid Armor Incorporates Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube Material to Protect Soldiers and Law Enforcement Officers from Small Arms Fire NORMAN, OK, August 19, 2010 – SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) the leading manufacturer of single-wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is manufacturing specialty multi-wall carbon …

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FN SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) Weapons System Approved for Full-Rate Production (FRP)

The following is a FN Herstal USA (FNH USA) press release: McLean, VA (August 16, 2010). The U.S. Special Operations Command notified FN that the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) family of weapons—the MK 16 (5.56mm) and MK 17 (7.62mm) combat assault rifles and MK 13 grenade launcher—was approved for full-rate production. The Full-Rate Production Decision Review by …

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Spike’s Tactical Biohazard EDW (Enhanced Defensive Weapon) 6.8 SPC (6.8x43mm SPC) Tactical 7.5″ AR SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) with Billet Receivers and S.T.A.B. Muzzle Device

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 16, 2010 Updated on 8/21/10 DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information on Spike’s Tactical products for a little while, now. Spike’s is a small company out of Apopka, Florida that puts together some nice select-fire and semi-auto-only tactical AR (AR15) carbine and SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) packages in various calibers. One …

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MBDA Semi-Active Laser-Guided Zuni Rocket with 4-Shot LAU-10 Rocket Pod (Launch Pod): Precision-Guided Rockets Get a Big Boost (Photos!)

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos were shot with Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). August 13, 2010 Anyone who’s been reading DefenseReview (DR) for any length of time knows that …

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Kushnapup Series V Bullpup Saiga-12 Semi-auto 12-Gauge Shotgun Stock/Chassis System

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 10, 2010 Speaking of gas-operated semi-auto shotguns and The Firearm Blog, “Steve” also posted a short piece on the latest evolution of the Kushnapup Series V bullpup Saiga-12 stock system/chassis conversion kit for the Kalashnikov AK-style Saiga-12 box mag-fed (box magazine-fed) 12-gauge (12ga.) shotgun, so we might as well give our …

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Remington VERSA MAX Synthetic Semi-Auto 12-Gauge Shotgun with Self-Regulating Multi-Load VersaPort System: Is this gas-operated shotgun reliable enough for military combat? Only one way to find out.

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com August 9, 2010 Relax. We haven’t tested it, yet, and there doesn’t seem to be a military/tactical version of it available, yet. If you’ve been reading The Firearm Blog, lately, you’re already aware that Remington actually just introduced the sport version of the Remington VERSA MAX Synthetic multi-load gas-operated semi-auto 12-gauge (12ga) …

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New Android-Based General Dynamics Itronix GD300 Rugged Wearable Computer/Secure Radio Enables Unprecedented GPS and Situational Awareness in the Battlespace for Infantry Warfighters

The following is a General Dynamics press release. As light as commercial handheld GPS devices, the Android™-based GD300 enables warfighters to pinpoint their location, refer to pre-loaded mission plans and access secure tactical networks. SUNRISE, Fla., — Aug. 3 — Combining commercial global positioning and communications technology with battlefield-rugged computing, General Dynamics Itronix is introducing the GD300 fully rugged arm- …

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BAE Systems Receives $9.6 Million ($9.6M) Order for Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) System from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

The following is a BAE Systems press release: August 2, 2010 PHOENIX, Arizona – BAE Systems has been awarded a $9.6 million follow-on order from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to produce Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE). The MOLLE system is comprised of a variety of load carrying equipment including vests, backpacks, pouches, pockets and hydration systems. MOLLE is …

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BAE Systems Secures $21 Million ($21M) Follow-On Order for New Applique Combat Vehicle Armor Protection Kits for the Textron M1117 ASV (Armored Security Vehicle)

The following is a BAE Systems press release. August 3, 2010 CINCINNATI, Ohio – BAE Systems has been awarded a $21 million order from Textron Marine and Land Systems (TM&LS) to build and deliver more than 420 armor protection kits for Armored Security Vehicles (ASV). This is a follow-on order to a contract for ASV armor panels valued at $10.5 …

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BAE Systems Displays Ultra Lightweight Warrior (ULW) Infantry Warfighter Ensemble with On-Board Integral (and Ergonomic) Power System

The following is a BAE Systems Press Release Farnborough International Airshow 2010 — In today’s military conflicts, science and technology often play a vital role in transforming an innovative idea into a practical advantage for the soldier. BAE Systems is seeking to do just that with its new Ultra Lightweight Warrior (ULW) system of innovative body armor, which offers dramatic weight …

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