Tag Archives: rifle

Unique Alpine TPG-1 Modular Multi-Caliber Sniper Rifle for Tactical Apps

by David Crane [email protected] October 26, 2004 Unique Alpine, of Austria, is making a rather interesting modular multi-caliber bolt-action sniper/long-range-interdiction rifle called the TPG-1. DefRev doesn’t know much about it yet. Here’s what we do know: the TPG-1 high-precision rifle utilizes a 3-lug bolt, which locks directly into the barrel extension. The TPG-1’s receiver is manufactured from special high-grade aluminum …

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ADCO V-22 Conversion Kit for Inexpensive Practice with Your AR-15/M16 or M4

by David Crane [email protected] ADCO Sales Inc. is now offering a .22 LR (Long Rifle) conversion kit/upper receiver assembly for AR-15/M16-based rifles carbines. The ADCO V-22 conversion upper, manufactured by CZ Strojirna s.r.o. (located in the city of Strakonice, Czech republic.), allows you to quickly convert any AR-15/M16-based rifle or carbine to .22 LR for cheap practicing and training. Magazine …

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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, …

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Custom MSTN Rifles, Carbines and Subcarbines for Mil SPECOPS, SWAT, and PMC’s

by David Crane [email protected] Mid-South Tactical Network (MSTN) has been churning and burning over there, turning out some really sweet AR-15/M16-based custom tactical rifles and carbines (short to medium-range interdiction/sniper rifles and carbines, to be more specific) in 6.8x43mm SPC (6.8mm SPC/6.8 Rem SPC), as well as 5.56x45mm subcarbines utilizing 10.5" LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool) uppers. All the guns …

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Sidearmor Tactical OWB Holster for Kimber TLE/RL 1911 Pistol/Surefire X200 Combo

by David Crane [email protected] Flint Hansen has written a short article for the October/November 2004 issue of "S.W.A.T." Magazine on the new Sidearmor modular OWB (outside-the-waistband) holster for the KimberTLE/RL tactical 1911 pistol/Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight tactical white light combo. Sidearmor has been making high quality tactical kydex (including tactical kydex holsters, magazine carriers/mag pouches, and tactical flashlight carriers) for …

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Penn Arms PGL65-40 ‘Fourkiller Tactical Model’ 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just had a very interesting conversation with Larkin Fourkiller, of Fourkiller Consulting. Fourkiller is a retired LEO/SWAT Operator and LE Special Operations/SWAT commander. He’s also a less-lethal weapons specialist. He currently trains law enforcement agencies in (lethal) dynamic CQB (Close Quarters Battle), and in the tactical use (employment/deployment) of less-lethal weapons and munitions. Based on …

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Sage International, Ltd./NSWC Crane M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) at AFJ Shoot-Out

by David Crane [email protected] Sage International, Ltd. has teamed up with Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana (NSWC Crane) to create a Special Operations-focused M14/M1A rifle package called the M14 EBR/M1A EBR, or M14/M1A "Enhanced Battle Rifle". Apparently, the M14 EBR/M1A EBR was developed to win a five-year Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (Crane NSWC) contract to …

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Remington Arms 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) for LE Tactical Ops

by David Crane [email protected] While we’re on the subject of the 6.8x43mm SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge)/6.8 Rem SPC, Remington Arms has just introduced their 6.8mm SPC "Light Tactical Rifle" (LTR). The Remington 6.8mm SPC Light Tactical Rifle (LTR) is a bolt action medium-range sniper rifle appears to be based on the Remington Model 700 short action. The 6.8x43mm SPC/6.8mm SPC …

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Update: 6.8x43mm SPC SPECOPS Cartridge in Trouble? 6.5 Grendel on the Rise?

by David Crane [email protected] The 6.8x43mm SPC, according to DefenseReview sources, has been performing extremely well in the field against enemy combatants. Special Operations end users are thus, reportedly, very pleased with it. Unfortunately, it’s also been reported to us that the 6.8x43mm SPC has been running into a considerable amount of resistance from some U.S. Army brass, who are …

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