by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview recently reported on ArmaLite’s foray into tactical pistols. Before that, back in April (2006), we had briefly mentioned the ArmaLite Super SASS (Semiautomatic Sniper System) AR-10-based .308 Win./7.62x51mm NATO semi-auto tactical rifle in our article titled DefRev Quick Hits 4 from SHOT Show 2006: More Tactical Goodies. Well, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE) …Read More »
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Trophy vs. Quick Kill: Which is the better defense against anti-tank munitions?
by David Crane [email protected] On Monday, Sept. 25 2006, NBC Senior Investigative Correspondent Lisa Myers went head-to-head with Col. David Hunt, U.S. Army (Ret.) on The O’Reilly Factor (with Bill O’Reilly). At issue was the U.S. Army’s choice to award Raytheon with a $70 million contract for its Quick Kill anti-RPG active defense system a.k.a. "RPG defense system" over Rafael’s …Read More »
Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol: Viable Option for Defensive Use?
by David Crane [email protected] And, speaking of pistols, here at DefenseReview, we carry Glock pistols (primarily G19s and G30s), HK P7s (HKP7M13, specifically), custom Browning Hi-Powers, and custom 1911s. Recently though, we’ve considered adding one of the Springfield XD .45 pistols (.45ACP pistols made by Springfield Armory) to the mix, since they’ve been getting rave reviews from a number of …Read More »
Dragon Skin Body Armor (SOV-2000) Passes all NIJ Level III Tests at USTL
by David Crane [email protected] This just in: Pinnacle Armor, Inc.’s SOV-2000 Dragon Skin has just passed all NIJ Level III ballistic testing/requirements at USTL (United States Test Laboratory). Official NIJ Level III certification should come in approx. 3-4 weeks, but it will come. Pinnacle Armor company officials have told us that it’s a done deal. This is BIG news for …Read More »
HK417 Weapon System: HK416 5.56 Carbine Gets a 7.62mm Big Brother
by David Crane [email protected] This article was updated on 2/26/08. Back in July 2005, DefenseReview published information on the HK416 Weapon System a.k.a. HK416 Enhanced Carbine (5.56x45mm/.223 Rem.) in our article titled HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag. Well, Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. (HK Defense Inc.) recently introduced the HK417 Weapon System (7.62x51mm/.308 Win.), which is …Read More »
USSOCOM’s Combat Pistol (CP) Program Cancelled?
by David Crane [email protected] The "Description" section of the latest modification (Modification 04) of Solicitation number: H92222-05-R-0017 for a .45 ACP (.45 Caliber) Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) System–now called the Combat Pistol (CP)–states: "This notification is to inform Industry the Combat Pistol requirement is postponed indefinately. USSOCOM will no longer issue a Request for Proposal." This is an interesting development, …Read More »
VirtuSphere Virtual-Reality Simulator for Mil/LE Tactical Training
by David Crane [email protected] A company called VirtuSphere, Inc. (Sammamish, WA) has a product called, appropriately enough, VirtuSphere, which can apparently provide a rather unique Mil/LE tactical training and simulation experience. Due to its design, the VirtuSphere provides "infinite space" and claims to also provide "the most immersive [virtual reality a.k.a. "VR"] experience for simulated training, exercise and gaming." The …Read More »
Rabintex to Supply R-ACH Ballistic Combat Helmets to U.S. Military
by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of interesting articles, DefenseReview recently received a mention on Israel21c in David Brinn’s article (8th paragraph) on the Rabintex R-ACH (Advanced Combat Helmet) ballistic helmet (1,400 grams) which is designed to protect the wearer from fragmentation. Mr. Brinn also quoted me in the piece (8th paragraph). Several years ago, DefenseReview published an article on the …Read More »
Cogito1002 Terrorist Detection System: The Future of Airport Security?
by David Crane [email protected] The U.S. Transportation Security Agency (TSA) is currently testing an on-site biometric-response-based lie-detector system called the Cogito device (Cogito1002) at an airport in Knoxville, Tennessee. If adopted, the Cogito1002, made by Israeli company Suspect Detection Systems Ltd. (SDS), will augment a human-based screening system called SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Technique), which first began testing at …Read More »
NukAlert Pocket-Size Nuclear Radiation Detector/Key Chain Works 24/7
by David Crane [email protected] In the last year, DefenseReview has heard rumblings in military defense and tactical circles that it’s simply a matter of when, not if, the United States will experience a nuclear detonation on her soil via either a terrorist armed with some type of portable nuclear device (i.e. bomb) or a ship with a device hidden somewhere …Read More »