by David Crane [email protected] Back in March, DefenseReview published a short article and press release on U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) contracts that were awarded to Symbionics Inc. and Icuiti Corporation to develop Modular Wearable Computers (MOWC) for the future Marine Corps warfighter, which could be integrated with the Marine Corps’ unmanned vehicle programs. The article was titled Next-Gen Modular Wearable …Read More »
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New Magpul Device for Pistol Mags: SHOT Show 2005 Pics
by David Crane [email protected] Magpul Industries Corp. has come out with a new AR-15/M16 floorplate replacement part that aids in pulling magazines quickly from mag pouches. It’s called the Magpul Ranger, and it essentially accomplishes the same thing as the Magpul 5.56 NATO in a lower-profile configuration. Magpul Industries also has a pistol mag version of the Magpul Ranger, which …Read More »
New Piston-Driven DSA Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine) for Tactical Applications
by David Crane [email protected] Just a quick heads-up for our readers. DSA, Inc. is offering a new short-stroke gas piston-driven AR-15/M16-based 5.56x45mm carbine called the Z4-GTC (Gas Trap Carbine). David Fortier has written an excellent and very informative article about it in January 31, 2005 issue of "Shotgun News". It’s the cover story. Mr. Fortier’s article is the first one …Read More »
Robinson Armament XCR Multi-Caliber Carbine/Subcarbine for Military SPECOPS/PSD
by David Crane [email protected] Back in September, DefenseReview provided its readers with a quick "heads-up" on the new Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System (MWS). The Robinson Armament XCR Modular Weapon System (MWS) was specifically designed and developed to compete in the USSOCOM SCAR/SOFCAR program. The purpose of the SCAR/SOFCAR program is to adopt a select-fire multi-caliber modular weapon system …Read More »
MagPul XT Rail Panels for Your Rifle, Carbine, Subcarbine or Submachine Gun
by David Crane [email protected] The Wilderness Tactical Products currently carries MagPul XT Rail Panels (rail covers) for the (MilSpec) M1913 Picatinny rail system. According to The Wilderness Tactical Products, MagPul rail panels/rail covers "feature a segmented full-length design that can be more easily cut into modules by the user". DefenseReview thinks these panels look pretty sweet. MagPul XT Rail Panels …Read More »
Bushmaster Tactical-Config .308 (7.62x51mm) Rifle/Carbine
by David Crane [email protected] Bushmaster Firearms, Inc. has a pretty neat tactical-config AR-15/M16-based rifle/carbine in .308 (7.62x51mm) caliber that deserves mention, called (appropriately enough) the Bushmaster .308 Rifle. Charles Cutshaw’s written an excellent article on it for the January 2005 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement" (GWLE). The Bushmaster .308 Rifle/Carbine was designed to take metric FAL magazines, …Read More »
Advanced Ergonomic Carbine Stocks for Your AR-15/M16-based Carbine/Subcarbine.
Speaking of "S.W.A.T. Magazine", Pat Rogers (a.k.a. Patrick A. Rogers) wrote an excellent and highly informative article titled "Ergonomic Carbine Stocks: New Choices for the Serious Shooter" in the December 2003 issue about three high-end buttstock systems (2 collapsible/telescoping, 1 fixed) for for AR-15/M16-based carbines, i.e. the M4 Carbine. They are the SULLY Stock, VLTOR Modstock (both Standard and Clubfoot), …Read More »
Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System.
by David Crane [email protected] Included in Gary Paul Johnston’s October 2003 "Soldier of Fortune" article is some great info on both the Armalite Mid-Length Carbine and A.R.M.S. Mid-Length S.I.R. System. The Armalite Mid-Length Carbine was designed specifically to overcome the long-known gas system-related problems associated with the standard M4/M4A1, problems that have been plaguing end-users for years. These include greatly …Read More »
Just In: Magpul Industries MSS (Modular Stock System) Review!
You may remember reading about the Magpul Industries MSS (Modular Stock System) in several previous DefRev stories. The MSS was first brought to our attention at SHOT Show 2002 in Las Vegas. Well, Jeff Carpenter, a.k.a. "USMC03", has just written a great review of the Magpul MSS M93, and submitted it to DefRev. Jeff is active LE SWAT. The MSS …Read More »
Magpul Industries Corp. Introduces the MSS(Modular Stock System) at Shot Show.
Ya’ just gotta’ give it up to someone that can invent a better mousetrap. Rich Fitzpatrick of Magpul Industries Corp. appears to have done just that. Fitzpatrick is an ex-Marine who’s never much liked the M4′ carbine’s collapsible buttstock. He’s always felt it’s a bit too flimsy, doesn’t offer quite enough adjustment, and generally sucks ergonomically, thus providing a less-than-ideal …Read More »