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9x23mm/.38 TJ 1911 Pistol Concept: Better Solution than Kimber .45 ACP 1911 Pistol for USMC MARSOC/MCSOCOM Det 1 Unit?

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 6, 2003 Last updated on 10/11/11. The 1911 pistol that Kimber is currently supplying to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) MARSOC/Special Operations Command Detachment 1 operators, according to reports, differs from the Kimber Custom TLE/RL II in several key respects (The following information is, as yet, unconfirmed/unverified): 1) It utilizes Kimber's Series …

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Joe Bonar, 1959-2003. Joe, We Will Miss You.

by David Crane I literally just found out about this. Joe Bonar was killed recently in a car accident that was, from reports we’ve heard, caused by another driver. Thank God Joe’s young son, who was in the car with him at the time, only suffered minor injuries, (again, according to reports). Joe was a master gunsmith, the top pistolsmith …

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Le Mas Ltd. Blended Metal Technology Ammo vs. ADS Transparent Armor: AFJI Video!

by David Crane [email protected] For the last couple of years, Le Mas Ltd. has been pitting their "Blended Metal Technology" ammo (made specifically for them by RBCD Performance Plus, Inc.) against American Defense Systems, Inc. (ADS)/A.J. Piscitelli & Associates, Inc.’s "VistaSteel" bullet-resistant glass, which is manufactured for them by Cardinal LG. Both companies have been engaging in this match-up at …

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Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System.

by David Crane [email protected] Included in Gary Paul Johnston’s October 2003 "Soldier of Fortune" article is some great info on both the Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System. The Armalite Mid-Length Carbine was designed specifically to overcome the long-known gas system-related problems associated with the standard M4/M4A1, problems that have been plaguing end-users for years. These include greatly …

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New ‘Attack’ Helmet by Rabintex Industries Ltd.–Lightest IIIa Ballistic Helmet

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com August 18, 2003 The Rabintex ‘Attack’ helmet is currently being distributed and marketed in the U.S. by the‘Tactical’ division of Protech Armored Products, which is an Armor Holdings company. At 1.92 lbs (in size ‘Medium’), the new ‘Attack’ helmet by Rabintex Industries Ltd. of Israel is, according to the company, "the lightest IIIA helmet …

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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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FNH USA Introduces the Tactical Police Shotgun–A Pump with Some Thump.

by David Crane [email protected] With the Tactical Police Shotgun (TPS), FNH USA has given a very old piece of technology an interesting and utilitarian facelift. From what DefRev understands, the FN TPS is a essentially a highly modified and updated Winchester 1300 pump shotgun. Those modifications/updates have resulted in a very modern-looking 12 gauge pump-action shotgun that "borrows" various tactical …

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