by David Crane [email protected] A little over a year ago, I wrote a story on the Arms Tech Recon Rifle. Well, in early November 2002, I got to shoot Arm’s Tech’s Compak-16 select-fire subcarbine/SBR (Short-Barreled Rifle), which is basically a shortened version of the Recon Rifle. I actually had a lot of fun shooting ths gun. Ideally, I would have …Read More »
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Barrett Introduces the 25mm Payload Rifle.
by David Crane [email protected] Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. has just come out with their 25mm "Payload Rifle". The new Payload Rifle is basically a modified Barrett M82A1 Light .50 antimateriel rifle. The new offering utilizes a replacement upper receiver with a shorter barrel (17.5 inches) mounted on a slightly modified M82A1 lower receiver. The 25x59Bmm round the Payload Rifle fires …Read More »
We’re Back…from SWAT Round-Up 2002!
O.k., everybody, we just got back from Orlando, FL, where we had the honor of attending the latest SWAT Round-Up (2002). SWAT Round-Up is an international LE SWAT competition where SWAT teams from around the country, and even some from overseas, come to compete against each other in organized events that test their various tactical/operational skills, shooting skills, and mental …Read More »
Advanced Synthetic Edged and Pointed Weapons for Clandestined Carry.
by David Crane [email protected] DefRev has recently discovered an outfit that is currently offering a line of synthetic edged weapons for LE and military end users. According to the manufacturer, they are different from other "covert" weapons in that they do not look like a weapon, even on close inspection. They are designed specifically for clandestine, "last ditch" use, and …Read More »
RROC Conversion 5.56mm Upper by ADD. Clean Runnin’, No Recoilin’, and Reliable.
by David Crane [email protected] DefRev (DefenseReview.com for any newbies out there) has known about the RROC Conversion for quite some time–about the last year and a half, long before it even had a name. RROC stands for Reduced Recoil Operation Control system, and it was invented/developed by Bob Davies out of Tempe, Arizona. Bob’s company is called Advanced Device Design …Read More »
Need a New Black Rifle? Mission-Specific Tactical Carbines from Rock River Arms
by David Crane [email protected] Just about everyone and their mother is making AR-15’s/M16’s these days, at least it seems like it, anyway. After all, it is one of the two most popular infantry rifle platforms on the planet, and no other rifle in the world can compete with the AR-15’s/M16’s upgradable nature, in terms of accessories and add-ons. One company …Read More »
S&W 340PD/Crimson Trace Combo. Hot Set-Up for Pocket CCW–Florida Style.
by David Crane [email protected] A lot of gun people I know down here in Florida wear cargo pants. This is because cargo pants are lightweight and comfortable, and have big pockets into which you can put lots of stuff. As it happens, my personal philosophy is "the more pockets the better." When you combine this outlook with my "the more …Read More »
R.A.M.(Real Action Marker) for Realistic Tactical CQB Training.
by David Crane [email protected] Force-on-force tactical CQB training and Real Action Gaming(R.A.G.) just got bumped-up in the realism department. Asia Paintball Supply(APS) out of Hong Kong is now marketing their Real Action Marker(R.A.M. or RAM) here in the U.S. The mastermind behind the U.S. marketing campaign is Harry Wong, an ex-British Army soldier who’s now an APS executive based in …Read More »
Shrike 5.56 by ARES Defense Systems Finally Makes it to Production.
This just in: The Shrike 5.56 LMG(Light Machine Gun) upper, by ARES Defense Systems, LLC, is in production and currently available for pre-order(both in select-fire and semi-auto-only configurations), and the ARES Defense Systems site is up and running. If you remember, DefRev reported on the Shrike 5.56 and ARES Defense Systems some time ago. If it works as advertised, the …Read More »
Steyr M40 Malfunctions
DefRev is going ahead and publishing the following letter, which was submitted by an anonymous visitor of our site, due to the fact that it looks legitimate and involves a matter of weapon reliablility/user safety. However, in the future, DefRev will only publish this kind of submission… if it is performed using a valid DefenseReview.com username. In other words, after …Read More »