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CADPAT & MARPAT Digitized Camouflage Pattern (Digital Camouflage) Development

One of our readers, Dennis S., sent DefRev the following email message on USMC MARPAT and CADPAT digitized camouflage patterns/digital camo: "Just wanted to pass on an article I found by a former USMC sergeant who was involved in the MARPAT program, available at… http://www.militarymorons.com/misc/misc.html. The article is titled "MARPAT – A Personal Tale – From one of the designers …

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GDATP XM307/XUV OCSW Video, ATK/HK XM29/OICW, HK XM8, and Metal Storm

The following is a feeback email DefRev received today from one of our readers in Australia, along with our reply, which has been edited/modified for publication as a story on "Defense Review". DefRev would like to thank "Eddy B" for the information and links he provided to us. One of the links will launch the General Dynamics Armament and Technical …

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HKM4: Heckler and Koch Enters the M4 Carbine/CQB Subcarbine Arena.

I’m sure everyone has been following this since the first images from Shot Show were revealed, but for those of you suffering from internet-withdrawal, go to H&K USA’s HKM4 page to check out the long-rumored HKM4 carbine/CQB subcarbine. Additional HKM4 images/info can be found in… forum threads such as AR15.com – Shot Show 04 – HK M4 (Large Pic files), …

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CRKT Hissatsu Combat/Tactical Tanto Knife: A Japanese-Style Solution for Modern Spec-Ops/Tactical CQB Problems.

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 7, 2004 Last updated on 10/23/12. Some of you may remember the original “Hissatsu” that was manufactured for and marketed by Ancient Edge/Bugei Trading Co. in very limited numbers several years ago. Well, it’s back. Once again, it’s brought to us (in slightly modified form) by Ancient Edge/Bugei Trading Co., only …

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Colt Model 1911 Pistol and Early Prototypes

The following is an advertisement that was submitted to Defense Review anonymously. Normally we don’t publish anonymous posts–and especially advertisements. However, we’re making an exception here as a courtesy to our members and readers who may have an interest in reading about the history of the Colt 1911 pistol and its precursors. We’ll research the source. Here it is: "Just …

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Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf: One Serious .499 Caliber Tactical Carbine

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 06, 2003 Let me say right off the bat that this gun doesn’t just fill an existing niche. It, along with one other competing weapon(read “Addendum”), literally creates its own new niche. I’m talking about the .50 Beowulf “Entry” Carbine by Alexander Arms that I had the intense pleasure to shoot at SWAT …

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Important Message: Herb Woodend Needs Our Help.

This just came in to us from a friend of Defense Review, whom we trust. The situation is this: a friend of a friend of ours is in some serious medical trouble, and needs some financial help. If you click on the "Read More" hypertext below, you can read the letter that fully explains the situation. Of course, our members …

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MD Labs Introduces Hard Use “Operator” 1911 Pistol.

The mad(or should I say "Mad Dog"?) scientists over at MD Labs have just come out with their custom "Operator" single-stack 1911. The "Operator" is one of their "Hard Use" custom offerings. Basically, the goal behind this gun is to provide the end user with a single-stack 1911 that’s as close to indestructable as possible. To do this, Kevin McClung …

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