By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com November 17th, 2002 Every once in awhile, as the editor of Defense Review, I have the rare and somewhat distinct pleasure of handling and firing a firearm that is not only brand spanking new, but actually manages to knock my socks off. Please keep in mind that I did not expect Heckler …Read More »
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The Fighting Posture (a.k.a. Weaver or Isosceles — Which is Better?)
Fighting Posture The Fighting Posture (a.k.a. Weaver or Isosceles — Which is Better?) By: Gabe Suarez OK, this is probably going to aggitate the purists on either side of the fence, but I never worried about that. Here goes! The shooting stance you use is irrelevant as long as it provides you with certain, combat-essential attributes. I am well aware …Read More »
FN Five-SeveN: Is this the handgun of the future?
FN Five-SeveN Pistol FN Five-SeveN Pistol: Future of Things to Come? by: T.J. Mullin At the turn of the century when military handguns first were being chambered for smokeless cartridges, there was a tendency to make them in the same bore size as their military rifle counterparts. This is why we have .30 and .32 caliber revolvers in Sweden, Norway …Read More »
Could This Be the Crane 5.56 SPR(Special Purpose Rifle)?
The Naval Surface Warfare Center(NSWC), Crane Division(in Crane, Indiana) has long been a breeding ground for experimental/prototype weapons for special warfare. The "Special Purpose Rifle" is an M16-based 5.56mm sniper rifle with with a very specific purpose–the quiet elimination of enemy personnel at medium range. DefRev is guessing that the SPR was developed at the request of the Naval Special …Read More »