By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 4, 2009 Updated on 12/15/09 Marine Times (a.k.a. Marine Corps Times) is reporting on the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) selecting the Heckler & Koch Infantry Automatic Rifle–or HK IAR, for short–to replace the FN M249 SAW/LMG (Squad Automatic Weapon/Light Machine Gun). The HK IAR is a 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) gas …Read More »
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HK416 Carbine/SBR Confiscation Program Unleashed on U.S. Army AWG
by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com March 20, 2008 DefenseReview was one of the first publications to report on the results of the Fall 2007 M4 Carbine "Extreme Dust Test". We published that story on December 18, 2007. Well, on December 19, 2007, we received two email communications (below) from one of our professional contacts in U.S. Army …Read More »
FERFRANS SOAR Select-Fire Tactical AR-15 SBRs and Carbines, and 1-4x GRSC Combat Rifle Scope (CRS) at the Range
by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com July 30, 2007 Back in April, DefenseReview published a short article on our approx. 1000-round range session with Ferdie Sy’s select-fire 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO)/.223 Rem. FERFRANS Specialites SOAR CQB Subcarbines/SBRs (Short Barreled Rifles) and 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. SOPMOD M14/M1A EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle)-type rifle/carbine. In that article, we promised you photos. …Read More »
HK45 and HK45 Compact (HK45C) Pistols: Future USSOCOM Combat Pistol (CP) System?
by David Crane [email protected] Gunwriters David Fortier (David M. Fortier) and Ken Hackathorn have both recently written articles about the HK45 and HK45C .45 ACP combat pistols, and both articles can be viewed at the Vickers Tactical Inc. website (VickersTactical.com). The articles are in PDF format and are downloadable. Vickers Tactical, Inc. is owned by gunsmith/pistolsmith and retired U.S. Army …Read More »
Is the U.S. Army Deliberately Endangering the Lives of Our Warfighters?
by David Crane [email protected] On January 11th (2006), DefenseWatch/Soldiers For The Truth (SFTT) published an article by DW/SFTT editor Nat Helms about a critical/damaging U.S. Marine Corps forensic study on Interceptor OTV body armor, titled Interceptor OTV Body Armor Costs Lives, An Internal USMC Report Shows.Two days later, on January 13th (2006), DefenseReview reported on the current Pinnacle Armor Dragon …Read More »
HK416 Video Clip from AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2005
by David Crane [email protected] While you’re over at the Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) Shoot-0ut at Blackwater 2005 page checking out the Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) full-auto shotgun video, you’ll also want to take a look at their video clip on Heckler & Koch’s HK416 carbine/subcarbine (5.56x45mm). In the video, you’ll want to listen to what AFJ evaluators Bob Taubert and Lt. …Read More »
HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag
by David Crane [email protected] All digital photos of the HK416 Enhanced Carbine at International SOF Week/APBI below were taken by, and are the exclusive property of, DefenseReview.com. Click on photos below to view them full-size. July 15, 2005 It looks like the FN SCAR-Light (FN SCAR-L) carbine/subcarbine (select-fire, 5.56x45mm) might have some competition in SOF (Special Operations Forces) circles–and, more …Read More »
DSA Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine) vs. Arms Tech Compak-16 vs. HK416?
by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview is eager to see a three-way match-up between a full-auto/select-fire version of the DSA Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine) the Arms Tech Compak-16 subcarbine (and longer-barreled Arms Tech Recon Rifle) and the HK416 carbine/subcarbine (formerly known as "HKM4" or "HK M4" carbine/subcarbine) in an adverse conditions/high-round-count test. To date, of the three, the Compak-16 subcarbine is …Read More »