Tag Archives: special operations

New XM50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask. Best Military Gas Mask Ever?

Avon Rubber, based in England, has won a contract for the U.S. Army’s next generation chemical/biological protection respirator, i.e. gas mask. The XM50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask (JSGPM) incorporates some very advanced technologies including reduced breathing resistance(estimated at 50%), improved vision, and greater comfort. Not only does the XM50 JSGPM incorporate the most advanced filters currently available on any …

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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 …

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Robinson Armament Introduces the RAV02 MC Rifle/Carbine

Several months ago, in a phone conversation, Alex Robinson, owner of Robinson Armament, told me he was working on a new rifle project for the military. He couldn’t disclose very much at the time, but it certainly sounded very interesting. Well, it now appears that he was talking about the brand new Robinson Armament RAV02 MC (pronounced "RAVE") select-fire rifle/carbine. …

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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 …

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New Tactical Ear III W-C by Walker’s Game Ear. Let Your Ears Go Bionic.

Once you have a pair of these babies on, Colonel Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man, wouldn’t have much on ya’. Compact and lightweight, Walker’s Tactical Ear III W-C, by Walker’s Game Ear, gives military special operators, LE tactical operators, and serious shooters two-way communications ability, a noise reduction rating of 29 decibals against loud bangs, and ambient sound …

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New Eagle Tactical Headsets for Special Operations. It’s in the Bones.

Every well-funded Special Operations team on earth, whether it be military or law enforcement, currently utilizes some form of tactical communications headset. Communication between team members and between the team and their command structure is one of the most important aspects of any tactical op. One of the most highly respected companies currently fulfilling this need is New Eagle, of …

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Pro-Ears Pro-Tac Dimension 3 Muffs for Spec-Ops and Serious Shooters.

For military special operators and LE tactical operators, there is one tactical electronic shooting muff that, for some time, has stood head and shoulders above the rest of the pack in terms of technology and performance, and that’s the the Pro-Ears Pro Tac Dimension 3, by Ridgeline, Inc.. The Pro-Tac’s superiority is due to two primary features of the electronics. …

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Realistic Military-Style AK Variants by ASD Firearms LLC.

O.k, here’s the second installment highlighting the excellent "AK Mania" issue of SAR(Small Arms Review), Nov., 2002. By the way, this is a really great AK issue for all those Kalashnikov lovers out there. In this DefRev installment, we’re going to discuss ASD Firearms LLC’s authentic-looking AK variants, both full-auto and semi-auto only. The SAR story we’ll be discussing this …

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New Leitner-Wise LW15.499 Mini-.50 and LW 15.S CAW

by David Crane [email protected] September 03, 2002 Well, the folks at Leitner-Wise Rifle Co., of Alexandria, VA, have certainly been keeping busy over there. They’ve just come out with two new weapon systems speciifically geared for military Spec-Ops and LE tactical use. We’ll start with the Leitner Wise LW15.499 Mini-.50(or .499), a.k.a. Multi-Level Threat Response System (MLTRS). As this is …

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R.A.M.(Real Action Marker) for Realistic Tactical CQB Training.

by David Crane [email protected] Force-on-force tactical CQB training and Real Action Gaming(R.A.G.) just got bumped-up in the realism department. Asia Paintball Supply(APS) out of Hong Kong is now marketing their Real Action Marker(R.A.M. or RAM) here in the U.S. The mastermind behind the U.S. marketing campaign is Harry Wong, an ex-British Army soldier who’s now an APS executive based in …

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