Tag Archives: carbine


This week I’ll be putting the wraps on my review of XS Sights’ latest offering for your tactical rifle or shotgun. The proliferation of magnified optics for long guns has created a demand for sighting systems usable at CQB ranges … Continue reading

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Air Venturi Now Shipping Springfield Armory M1 Carbine Replicas

CLEVELAND, OHIO (July 29, 2019) Airgun industry innovator Air Venturi is now shipping the latest product of its collaboration with renowned firearms producer Springfield Armory®: a .177-cal., CO2-powered BB-gun version of the iconic WWII-era M1 Carbine Rifle. The Springfield Armory® … Continue reading

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TroubleShooter Adjustable Hat

TROUBLESHOOTER ADJUSTABLE HAT Refined fit for unmatched comfort and aesthetic. Side panel mesh for breathability and flexibility. Buttonless top crown for comfort. Now available in Black, Ranger Green and Disruptive Grey GO GRAB ONE SUPPORT PATCHES The Thin Blue Line … Continue reading

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Inland M1 Jungle Carbine

MKS Supply, LLC, Dayton OH June 2016- Inland Manufacturing’s new American made Jungle Carbine brings back the neat looks of the original 1944 and 1945 WWII combat carbine with the added appeal that the barrel thread is 1/2-half-inch x 28 … Continue reading

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For June, we have a review of Streamlight’s ProTac® Rail Mount 1 and Rail Mount 2 weapon lights coming your way.  These lights feature the same outstanding 10 Tap functionality in a fixed rail mount configuration to complement your modern … Continue reading

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Larry Vickers With Some Carbine Training Tips

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related … Continue reading

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Adaptive Tactical’s EX Performance Adjustable Stock for AR15/M4’s is Now Shipping

Nampa, Idaho (May 2015) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, announced that its EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock for the AR15/M4 Carbine Platform is shipping . “When we designed the EX Performance Stock we wanted it to be strong yet light, easy … Continue reading

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MSG Frank McRae (USA, Ret) of Raidon Tactics Reviews the Specter Light

Frank McRae is a former SF instructor and NCOIC of SFARTAETC, the Us Army Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course at Ft. Bragg. During the course of a long and distinguished career he served with the … Continue reading

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The New AXTS Raptor Charging Handle Is Now Available From Extreme Outfitters

Two indispensible accessories for any M4 carbine are an ambidextrous selector and  ambidextrous charging handle. If you expect to develop a high degree of proficiency when shooting from the weak side, you need to have that capability. The AXTS Raptor … Continue reading

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OTIS Technology’s MSRS Rail System At A Glance

OTIS Technology has recently started shipping its new MSRS 2-piece rail system. The company designed it with the military customer in mind, so it provides strict adherence to the Mil-Spec standard, as an expedient and cost effective means for the … Continue reading

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Individual Carbine Competition Is Terminated–M4A1 Stands

  The U.S. Army will finally stop hemorrhaging cash in its quest to find a replacement for the venerable M4A1. In all fairness, the U.S. Army was responding to Congressional pressure to deliver a more “reliable” carbine to our in … Continue reading

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Steyr Arms to Unveil New AUG/A3

TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (September 14, 2011)— Steyr Arms has announced that it has signed on as a sponsor of the 2012 Bullpup Shoot, Sept. 29-30, at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, KY. Open to the public, this event marks … Continue reading

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Daniel Defense Revamps Law Enforcement Packages

Beginning July 2, 2012, Daniel Defense will equip its four LE Packages with gear widely approved by police departments and other law enforcement agencies.  Each of the four configurations will include a Daniel Defense DDM4 rifle, sling, magazines and protective rifle … Continue reading

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Masterpiece Arms Adds MPA5700SST Defender Carbine To Its 5.7 x 28 mm Line.

The folks at Masterpiece Arms have been reaping the rewards that flow from entrepreneurship and innovation. Its Defender series of firearms is a classical example of what can be achieved when you offer a quality product at reasonable prices. Masterpiece Arms has … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – LWRC M6A2-PSD 300 Blackout

LWRC International is a pioneer in the development of short-stroke gas piston operating systems for the AR15 / M16 platform; the company is also one of the competitors in the U.S. Army’s carbine competition. LWRC carbines are considered to be some of … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – Beretta ARX160 and GRX160

Beretta ARX160 5.56 x 45 carbine and the GLX160A1 40mm grenade launcher.  Beretta’s ARX160 carbine is among several contenders in the U.S. Army’s competition (read ongoing saga) to replaced the venerable M4. There are many considerations an organization as large … Continue reading

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Beretta ARX-160 At MILIPOL 2011

The Beretta ARX160 is an amazing weapon system, and Beretta has done an extraordinary job with what the company calls the MMI or man-machine-interface. Ben with Beretta does a great job of demonstrating the weapon so I’ll let him show you … Continue reading

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Colt Defense LE901 At MILIPOL 2011

The Colt Defense LE901 is field convertible carbine. The operator, without specialized tools can configure the weapon from a short barreled 5.56 x 45 CQB platform to a full sized rifle in 7.62 x 51 NATO for precision fire support. … Continue reading

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Deadline For Submitting Samples In Carbine Competition – 27 September 2011

Proposal and bid samples from participants are due by 27 September 2011. The source selection process for award will consist of two evaluation phases ending with an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award to up to three contractors followed … Continue reading

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OTIS TRS® – The Personification Of Excellence.

Equipping the Army’s inventory of M4 carbines with a highly accurate rail system enhances the functionality of the weapon and brings the M4 carbine into the 21st century. The need for a reliable rail system has been recognized for quite … Continue reading

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Individual Carbine RFP (Update)

Readers following the Individual Carbine solicitation should be aware that the RFP is finally out. Please refer to my previous article for a link to the complete set of documents. It’s important to note that the RFP does not, in … Continue reading

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The Long Awaited Request For Proposal – Individual Carbine

The Request For Proposal for the Army’s Individual Carbine Program is out. The Final RFP was posted today, 29-June-2011. You can download the complete document here. We will be following this competition closely so look for more on the subject.

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Beretta Exhibits ARX160 at SOFIC 2011…

Courtesy Beretta USA – ARX 160 carbine. Beretta has been building firearms for quite sometime. The company enjoys an enviable position in the law enforcement, military and commercial markets offering a high quality and well diversified product portfolio. Currently, Beretta supplies … Continue reading

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Good’ole Yankee Inginuity

While perusing the Firearm Blog I ran across this and haven’t stopped laughing. This is an example of what makes our country great. We are a society filled with incredible talent and imagination – as well as those too willing … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me There’s Something Wrong with My M4 Carbine…

Like the quests of El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (Don Quixote), the U.S. Army’s Col. Doug Tamilio, PM for Soldier Weapons, moves forward in a quest for the carbine of the future. Much to Col. Tamilio’s credit, he is committed … Continue reading

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I first came across RIPR at the SOFIC Conference and was so impressed by it that I referred to it as “having the potential to revolutionize…” I stand by that remark without reservation or modification. RESET’s powered rail, know in … Continue reading

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SWR Brings Back Its Highly Successful Specwar 5.56mm Supressor.

SWR (Southeastern Weapons Research) Laurens, SC brings back its highly successful Specwar 5.56mm suppressor. The new design incorporates SWR’s Active Spring Retention (ASR)™ mounting system that guarantees a solid and secure mounting arrangement on any carbine. The Specwar is made … Continue reading

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