By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 23, 2009 A company called VBR-Belgium (Van Bruaene Rik – Belgium) has developed a rather interesting and potentially important pistol-format compact PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) system. While it may look like a futuristic movie prop, the VBR-B Compact PDW is arguably the most intelligently-developed PDW weapon/ammo concept to date. So, what’s …Read More »
Tag Archives: handguns
Sabre Defence Industries Awarded M16 Rifle Contract (M16A3 & M16A4 Rifles)
The following is a Saber Defence Industries press release: NASHVILLE, TN (July 15, 2008)- Sabre Defence Industries, LLC (SDI), a government contractor for the manufacture of machine gun parts and accessories and commercial XR15 rifles, is proud to announce that Sabre Defence has been awarded an IDIQ contract for a minimum of 4,952 M16A3 and 702 M16A4 rifles to support …Read More »
GlockWORX Custom Glock 19 Pistol with Docter Sight Plus II Combat Optic
by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com All photographic images contained in this article were taken by DefenseReview.com, and they are the exclusive property of DefenseReview.com. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. Pictured in the photos below are GlockWORX President Alec Wolf and Hollywood stuntwoman Kristin Finley. The photos of Mr. Wolf were shot with 7.2-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot …Read More »
An AR-15 / M16 Rifle with 95% Less Recoil and Minimal Additional Weapon Weight?
by David Crane [email protected] November 14, 2007 DefenseReview recently received an interesting document on a proposed recoil-attenuation system a.k.a. recoil-mitigation system for firearms, everything from infantry small arms up to cannon systems. It comes from inventor Dr. R.A. Zeineh a.k.a. Dr. Z., the man behind the first laser scanner and the AAE Cloaking / Adaptive Camouflage system for infantry personnel …Read More »
DefRev Quick Hits: New Tactical Products
by David Crane defrev at gmail . com 1) Sigarms has just introduced a brand new pistol called the SIG P250. The P250 is a polymer-framed tactical/carry (including concealed carry) pistol that features an interesting stainless-steel "sub-assembly" that rides inside the polymer grip frame. This sub-assembly contains the trigger, hammer, ambidextrous slide release, ejector and four small slide rails, and …Read More »
Company Develops Man-Portable Level IV Anti-Rifle Armor for Infantry Warfighters
by David Crane defrev at gmail.com Ever since the recent active-shooter incident at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), DefenseReview has been thinking about any/all technologies that could help law enforcement personnel–both SWAT and 1st Responders– deal with this type of threat. You may remember video footage of law enforcent 1st Responders (patrol officers, as usual) positioned outside the building–hiding behind trees …Read More »
Fundamental Tactics – It’s About Time!
By Kenneth Merrell When discussing tactical fundamentals, it’s important to recognize that most of them have a military origin. In the early 1970’s, while stationed as a Military Policeman at various Marine Corps installations, I participated in cross training between the military and civilian law enforcement. This cooperative relationship has continued, paying huge dividends for both. Many tactics used in …Read More »
The Interesting and Innovative ASP and Devel M39 Compact Combat Pistols
by David Crane david at defensereview.com Airborne Combat Engineer (ACE) recently posted short articles on a couple of oldies-but-goldies, the ASP pistol (produced by Armament Systems and Procedures–thus the "ASP" acronym) and Devel 39 (a.k.a. Devel M39) pistol. The ASP pistol was… designed and developed by Paris Theodore in the early 1970’s. It’s most noteworthy features are it’s compact size, …Read More »
Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol: Viable Option for Defensive Use?
by David Crane [email protected] And, speaking of pistols, here at DefenseReview, we carry Glock pistols (primarily G19s and G30s), HK P7s (HKP7M13, specifically), custom Browning Hi-Powers, and custom 1911s. Recently though, we’ve considered adding one of the Springfield XD .45 pistols (.45ACP pistols made by Springfield Armory) to the mix, since they’ve been getting rave reviews from a number of …Read More »
Armalite to Introduce Line of Pistols
The following is an Armalite, Inc. press release: ArmaLite’s president, Mark Westrom, and Sarsilmaz’s Mr.Aral Alis have announced that ArmaLite and Sarsilmaz are expanding their international trade relationship to include a high-grade line of handguns for the U.S. Market and planned license-production of ArmaLite rifles for the Turkish Armed Forces. Sarsilmaz has served as ArmaLite’s exclusive link to NATO’s second …Read More »