Tag Archives: designated defensive marksman

Fighting Carbine Optics: Pick the Right One

by Zak Smith DEMIGOD LLC With optics ubiquitous on fighting rifles, the old rule that long barrels – with their longer sight radius – are needed for accuracy and longer-range capability is turned on its head. It’s possible to get one-moa mechanical accuracy from 18, 16, 14.5, 12.5, and even 10.5-inch barrels, perhaps at a higher cost. Thus, with even …

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DPMS Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R) Punches Targets at 600 Yards

by David Crane david@defensereview.com DPMS Panther Arms is currently making a civilian-legal replica of the semi-auto-only 5.56mm (5.56x45mm) U.S. Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R), which is designed to allow squads to engage enemy targets at ranges of 600 meters (600m). According to the 2005 U.S. Army Field Manual, "The primary mission of the SDM [Squad Designated Marksman] is to …

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Highly-Trained Prior Military and Experienced PSD Wanted for Various Assignments

by David Crane david@defensereview.com The following is an official Triple Canopy recruitment announcement for close protection and intel assignments with a major government contractor. Triple Canopy, a Virginia-based Private Security Company (PSC), is currently looking for individuals with experience in PSD, OSS, ALSS, Intel, & Armorers. Previous deployments, especially in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, & Haiti, are a plus. U.S. military Special …

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