by David Crane [email protected] I just read an interesting thread on the just-introduced Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 carbine and custom versions of the Springfield Armory M1A/M14 carbine. If you’ve been considering acquiring/purchasing an Springfield Armory M1A carbine lately, I suggest you read it. Here’s the direct link to the thread:… http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=56;t=000643. Click here to visit the Springfield Armory M1A …Read More »
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M4/M4A1 Carbine with M-68 and PAQ-4 in Afghanistan. A Hands-On Report.
by Charles Gaines This is the first time I’ve written anything here. The following is just a collection of my observations on the effectiveness of the M-4 with it’s current standard-issue systems based on my experiences here in Khandahar province. For starters, I’d like to take on the myth of how the M-4 doesn’t have enough range for this country …Read More »
SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine by Troy Industries. Big Rifle in a Small Package.
by David Crane [email protected] Troy Industries, Inc. was a vendor at SWAT Round-Up 2003, and they showed up with this little bad boy–which is a whole lotta’ rifle in a compact, carbine-sized envelope. The SOPMOD M-14 Commando Carbine is a Spec-Ops-applicable 7.62x51mm semi-auto carbine. Features on the SOPMOD M14 include an A.R.M.S.-like 1913 picatinny rail system, ergonomic pistol grip, and …Read More »
Meet the New Cobb FA50(T) ”Fast Action” .50 BMG Sniper/Anti-Materiel Rifle.
by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com There’s a new .50 BMG sniper/anti-materiel rifle in town, and it’s called the Cobb FA50(T). The "FA" stands for "Fast Action". The "T" stands for "tactical". The following is an email letter DefRev received from Cobb Manufacturing, Inc. President, Skip Patel, on the Cobb FA50(T) Fast Action .50 BMG rifle: "Dear David, …Read More »
AcuFlex AF-1 Recoil Control System for Pre-Ban Rifles and Machine Guns.
by David Crane Almost forgot about this one: GPJ (Gary Paul Johnston) also reviewed the AcuFlex AF-1 side-folding, telescoping buttstock, which is manufactured by Inland Enterprises, Inc., a.k.a. the AcuFlex "Recoil Control System". The AcuFlex AF-1 Recoil Control System was invented by John Kimball as a recoil control/mitigation device for assault and battle rifles. It can be used on… the …Read More »
Thermobaric Weapons in Development for U.S. Infantry Forces.
by David Crane [email protected] The U.S. Army is developing new thermobaric munitions for their BDM(Bunker Defeat Munition) and M203 grenade launchers, and ultimately for the XM29/OICW(Objective Individual Combat Weapon) as well. This is a long time coming. The Russian army has been using thermobaric light support weapons since its Soviet/Iron Curtain days. The Russian RPO-A Shmel is a perfect example. …Read More »
Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine by Troy Industries, Inc.
by David Crane [email protected] This company has just come across DefRev’s radar. Troy Industries, Inc. appears to be a specialized small arms manufacturer with a specific focus on Special Operations applications and the CQB (Close Quarters Battle) role. According to the company, the Rock SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar Modification) M14 Commando Carbine has been designed under contract for the Naval …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 »