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 …Read More »
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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 …Read More »
5.11 Tactical Pants: Cargo Pants for Tactical Professionals.
by David Crane [email protected] At last year’s SWAT Round-Up, I noticed that pretty much all the staff were wearing 5.11 Tactical Pants, and that these pants looked really good. I asked Mike Foreman, the Round-Up’s organizer and head honcho how he liked them, and he said they were great. Well that was enough for me. I’ve had three pairs of …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
New Video: 6.5mm .26 Grendel™ Rifle by Alexander Arms.
by David Crane [email protected] Alexander Arms’ new gun/upper receiver assembly and proprietary 6.5mm .26 Grendel round are so new, DefRev simply doesn’t yet have much information on it, other than the fact that the weapon is AR-15/M16-based. We’re assuming, for the moment, that AR-15 owners can just drop a .26 Grendel upper receiver assembly right onto their standard AR-15/M16 or …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Under Development: P2000 Subcompact Pistol by Heckler & Koch (HK)
by David Crane [email protected] Well, the rumors are true, the Heckler & Koch (HK) P2000 SK Subcompact pistol indeed exists. The P2000SK Subcompact is an even smaller, more concealable version of the standard HK P2000 pistol, which is similar in size to the Glock compacts (G19, G23, and G32). The full size/standard HK P2000 is essentially an evolutionary progression of …Read More »