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New Steyr M-A1 Pistol: Steyr Mannlicher Updates/Improves M-Series Combat/Tactical Pistol

by David Crane [email protected] Well, it’s about time. Steyr Mannlicher has finally re-introduced their M-Series pistol. This newly-released version is called the M-A1. The Steyr M-A1 Series pistol has been modified/upgraded with a few changes, like an M1913 Picatinny rail frame/dustcover (for mounting a quick-attach/detach tactical white light or laser sight), redesigned grip, and optional manual safety mounted above the …

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Armorflate Anti-7.62x39mm Armor Protection for Military Waterborne SPECOPS

by David Crane [email protected] If any part of your job requires travelling around in a Zodiac inflatable boat–like the Zodiac FC 470 Futura Commando/F-470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC), for instance–in hostile environments, you might want to seriously consider equipping your Zodiac with Armorflate “hard” (inflatable) armor protection, which can protect boat and crew against 7.62x39mm (AK-47/AKM) ballistic threats. DefenseReview …

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FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) and Special Weapons for Tactical Operators

by David Crane [email protected] FERFRANS Specialties is currently producing and marketing a proprietary cyclic rate reducer for AR1-15/M16-based select-fire rifles, carbines, and subcarbines (including the M4/M4A1 Carbine). It’s called the FERFRANS "Rate Reduction System", or "RRS". According to MilitaryMorons.com (MM), the FERFRANS Rate Reduction System (RRS) reduces the full-auto (FA) cyclic rate, or rate of fire (ROF) on any AR-15/M16 …

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‘Blackwater Tactical Weekly’ Article: ‘Blackwater Gear: A PREreview’

by David Crane [email protected] Speaking of Blackwater Gear, the following is a "Blackwater Tactical Weekly" article (published by Blackwater USA) on Blackwater Gear, titled "Blackwater Gear: A PREreview" (we don’t know who wrote it): "On Thursday, 21 October 2004, Blackwater hosted its Open House. It was an impressive day and the big announcement was the beginning of the Blackwater Gear …

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Press Release: New Blackwater Gear™ for Military and Private Military Operators

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev had the pleasure of running into Caleb Crye of Crye Associates/Crye Precision and the boys from Michaels of Oregon at IACP, and taking a look at the product(s) of their new collaberation, Blackwater Gear™, at the Blackwater Gear™ booth. Definitely some cool stuff. We’ll report more on the new Blackwater Gear™ later. In the meantime, …

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Just got back from IACP! New Articles Coming…

by David Crane [email protected] I just got back from the IACP Conference(International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in L.A., CA. The event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (right next to the Staples) center, and it was a blast. Lots of great new tactical/CQB products that DefenseReview will be reporting about. So, stay tuned. In the meantime, …

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BATTLEGRIP for your AR-15/M16 Rifle, M4/M4A1 Carbine, or CQB Subcarbine

by David Crane [email protected] If you decide to check out the TangoDown vertical foregrip, you might also want to take a quick look at Buffer Technologies’ BATTLEGRIP, which they’ve designed specifically for AR-15/M16 series rifles and M4/M4A1 carbines. The BATTLEGRIP is an ergonomic, highly durable "rubberized" pistol grip/battery storage system that can simultaneously store two Aimpoint CompM2-type batteries AND two …

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TangoDown Vertical Foregrip for your Rifle, Carbine, or CQB Subcarbine.

by David Crane [email protected] The TangoDown M16/AR-15/M4 Vertical Grip (vertical foregrip), made by TangoDown, LLC/Buffer Technologies has received many highly positive reviews from some very knowledgable and experienced people, since it was first introduced. In fact, DefRev has yet to hear even one negative thing about it. The TangoDown vertical foregrip is designed to fit any MilSpec (i.e. Mil-Std) M1913 …

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XM8 Rifle Program in Trouble? ‘Sources Sought’ Notice Issued.

by David Crane [email protected] US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal (NJ) have just issued a Sources Sought Notice for a "Non-Developmental multi- configurable 5.56mm modular weapon system". It’s possible that this notice is specifically designed to save/salvage the HK XM8 development program, in which the US Army TACOM-ARDEC and Picatinny Arsenal already have a significant time and money investment. …

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MagPul XT Rail Panels for Your Rifle, Carbine, Subcarbine or Submachine Gun

by David Crane [email protected] The Wilderness Tactical Products currently carries MagPul XT Rail Panels (rail covers) for the (MilSpec) M1913 Picatinny rail system. According to The Wilderness Tactical Products, MagPul rail panels/rail covers "feature a segmented full-length design that can be more easily cut into modules by the user". DefenseReview thinks these panels look pretty sweet. MagPul XT Rail Panels …

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