by David Crane [email protected] The following story has been updated (5/10/04): DefRev wrote a short piece on the .408 CheyTac M-200 "Intervention" long-range interdiction (sniper) rifle awhile back. The CheyTac M200 rifle can be used by a skilled operator to effectively engage enemy targets at distances out to 2500 yards. While it looks like a scaled down Windrunner M96 .50 …Read More »
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DefRev Exclusive: FN P90 PDW Promotional/Sales Video.
by David Crane [email protected] The download link for the FN P90 PDW Promotional/Sales Video is located at the very bottom of this story. You’ll have to click on "Read More" hypertext (below) to get to it. This is a really cool video. Lot’s of great footage, here. We offer the FN P90 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) video as a follow-up …Read More »
Exclusive: Kareen MKII 9mm Pistol Video Featuring Israeli Gunfighting Tactics
by David Crane [email protected] The download link for the Kareen MKII Pistol Promotional/Sales Video is located at the very bottom of this story. You’ll have to click on "Read More" hypertext (below) to get to it. Here’s another oldie-but-goldie. It was thought to have been lost, but DefRev just uncovered it. It’s the Kareen MK II 9mm pistol promotional/sales video(s). …Read More »
DefRev Exclusive: Calico Light Weapon Systems Video: Blast from the Past
by David Crane [email protected] The download link for the Calico Firearms/Calico Light Weapon Systems Promotional/Sales Video is located at the very bottom of this story. You’ll have to click on "Read More" hypertext (below) to get to it. DefRev is thrilled to be able to bring you this golden oldie. It’s a little blast from the past that we here …Read More »
U.S. Army Requests Additional $26 million to Purchase 7,000 New Infantry Weapons
by David Crane [email protected] O.k., this one looks legit. It comes to us straight from the U.S. Army’s PEO Soldier website. "PEO" stands for "Program Executive Office". DefRev was tipped to it by one of our readers. The article discusses the XM8 "Lightweight Assault Carbine" and the Army’s desire to field "the entire family of XM-8 rifles and not just …Read More »
Virtra Systems Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator: Immerse Yourself.
by David Crane [email protected] Of all the products displayed at Trexpo East 2004, DefRev enjoyed this one the most. It’s called the IVR-300 HD/IVR-360 HD Use-of-Force Firearms Training Simulator System. Its manufacturer, Virtra Systems, refers to the technology as "immersive virtual reality", and to be honest, I can’t come up with a description that’s more accurate than that. Basically, what …Read More »
Baker Batshield: Advanced Ballistic Shield for LE SWAT Operations.
by David Crane [email protected] Al Baker was at TREXPO West 2004 to display and demonstrate the Baker Batshield, an advanced and novel ballistic shield designed for dynamic LE SWAT operations. More specifically, it’s designed for CQB (Close Quarters Battle). The Baker Batshield, available in both full-size and compact versions, allows an operator to engage hostile subjects with a shoulder weapon …Read More »
Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) and Quick-Change Barrel for the M4A1 Carbine
by David Crane [email protected] DefRev discovered this item at SWAT Round-Up 2003 back in November at the Lewis Machine & Tool Co. (LMT) booth. It’s called the "MRP", which stands for "Monolithic Rail Platform". While the MRP is interesting, the most interesting aspect of the system is the quick-change barrel feature. MilitaryMorons.com (a very cool and informative site, by the …Read More »
Stavatti SF-1 Gasdynamic Laser Rifle. Individual Combat Weapon of the Future?
The following information was supplied to DefRev by Stavatti Corporation-Armament Systems. A link to the SF-1 Gasdynamic Laser Rifle information sheet/line card is included in the story. It should be noted that DefRev does not yet have verification of any of Stavatti’s claims, including the veracity of the SF-1 weapon-performance claims made below. Back in March 2003, DefRev broke the …Read More »
Liquid Body Armor Continued…
by David Crane [email protected] The previous DefRev story contains a link to an article on advanced liquid body armor (a.k.a. liquid armor) that utilizes colloidal shear thickening fluids (Colloidal STF’s) to achieve greater bullet resistance with a thinner profile and lighter weight. It’s titled "Army Scientists, Engineers develop Liquid Body Armor". DefRev has discovered more information about this new technology, including a …Read More »