Special Weapons For Military & Police

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Special Weapons, America’s leading source on ARs, sniper rifles, carbines, spec-ops teams, foreign operators, historical battle weapons, optics and accessories, is stuffed with top-notch reviews, reports, profiles and tactics.

Special Weapons For Military & Police September/October 2015 cover

Gun Review: Standard Manufacturing’s DP-12 Bullpup

While I strive to be open-minded about new guns hitting the market, I must admit to being occasionally dismissive. A new rifle with a bayonet, a laser and a smoke generator? Not on my top… read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police July/August 2015

Gun Test: Colt’s M.A.R.C. 901 Series of AR Carbines

In military and tactical circles, the debate regarding the benefits of the .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO versus the 5.56mm NATO rages on to this day. The… read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police April/May 2015

Gun Test: Sig Sauer’s SIG716 DMR

There is a common misperception that piston-driven ARs just aren’t very accurate. If you ask many people familiar with ARs, they’ll tell you that a… read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police January/February 2015

Lewis Machine & Tool’s LM8MWS Features Unmatched Versatility

Sub-MOA Modular Weapon System that lets operators change barrels and calibers in the field! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2014

Concern Kalashnikov’s New Saiga AK: Restricted in the US!

Russian-made Saiga AKs from Concern Kalashnikov were recently restricted from importation—but we got our hands on one of the newest first! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police August 2014

Gun Review: Barrett 98B Tactical .300 Win Mag

Originally chambered in .338 Lapua, the new Barrett 98B Tactical rifle packs sub-MOA precision in either .308 Win or .300 Win Mag. read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police April 2014

ASW50 Tactical Rifle from Ashbury Precision Ordnance | Preview

Ashbury’s ASW50 sledgehammer is built to stop hardened targets with .50 BMG power and surgical precision! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police February 2014

Preview: Spike’s Tactical Compressor .300 BLK | Gun Review

Spike’s Tactical Compressor .300 BLK is a tank-tough AR-platform SBR built for the stealth 300 AAC Blackout! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police December 2013

Yankee Hill Machine SLR .300 BLK | Gun Review

Unleash 300 Blackout firepower with this reliable slim, light, railed rifle! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2013

DPMS RFA3-PDW

Personal Defense Weapon boasting a 7-inch barrel and plenty of heat! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police June 2013

Proof Research AR-7.62

Lightweight, carbon-wrapped barrel and sub-MOA performance for the hardened sniper! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police April 2013

PRIMARY WEAPONS SYSTEMS MK116

A bold, upgraded workhorse with the guts and strength for any demanding operator! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police February 2013

DRD TACTICAL PARATUS-16 7.62x51mm

Clandestine 7.62mm break-down rifle as requested by the Joint & Special Operations Program! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police December 2012

SRM Arms 1216 Shotgun

Semi-auto dominator can unleash 16 shells of 12 gauge firepower under six seconds! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2012

DTA HARD TARGET INTERDICTION .50 BMG

Penetration, accuracy and innovation in a sniper bullpup platform! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police June 2012

LMT MRP DEFENDER MODEL 16 5.56mm

Modular combat rifle with multiple barrel options for any mission! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police April 2012

LWRCI REPR 7.62x51mm

SBR variant Rapid Engagement Precision Rifle that delivers at extended ranges! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police February 2012

SIG SAUER 716 PATROL 7.62mm

Short-stroke pushrod operating system AR delivering deadly accuracy and reliability! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police December 2011

ROGUE M1A BULLPUP 7.62mm (with video)

Juggernaut Tactical offers mission versatility for a battle-proven weapon system! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2011

OLR “BAD NEWS” .338 LAPUA MAG

Semi-auto powerhouse that takes long-range battlefield performance to the next level! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police August 2011

CENTURY ARMS AK-74 BULLPUP 5.45x39mm

Standard pattern AK rifle in a bullpup package for controllable rapid fire! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police June 2011

BERETTA ARX160 5.56mm

Next generation of the battle carbine with true combat modularity! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police April 2011

BARRETT MRAD .338 LAPUA MAG

Multi-Role Adaptive Design precision sniper rifle with the power of a sledgehammer! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police February 2011

Steyr Aug/A3 NATO 5.56mm (Gun Test)

The Steyr AUG/A3 NATO 5.56mm is the definitive combat bullpup. Tactical-Life.com tests the latest 5.56mm from Steyr Arms. read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police December 2010

ROCK RIVER ARMS PDS 5.56mm

Piston-Driven Systems in pistol and carbine form taking the battlefields by storm! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2010

LMT 7.62mm MODULAR WEAPON SYSTEM

Squad Designated Marksman’s “overwatch” rifle — on target 400 yards and beyond! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police August 2010

SPIKE’S TACTICAL BIOHAZARD EDW 6.8 SPC

Pushing the AR boundaries to new levels of reliability and lethality! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police June 2010

MK 48 MOD1 7.62x51mm

US Army’s newest light machine gun, with more rounds per minute, and headed to Afghanistan’s mountains! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police February 2010

WILSON COMBAT’S RECON 6.8 SPC

Deadly accurate in a fighting caliber, and equally at home for entry or patrol duties! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police December 2009

Bushmaster BA50 .50 BMG

Ultimate premier tactical weapon system is one mean master blaster! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2009

Tubb 2000 Spec-Tac-LR

Ultimate tactical sniper rifle—perfect synthesis between a bolt and semi-auto precision rifle! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police June 2009

US Army’s M26 Mass 12 Gauge

Modular Accessory Shotgun System— first new tactical shotgun concept for the 21st Century! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police April 2009

VLTOR/POF USA 6.5 Grendel

Classic AR is redefined in a conversion delivering accuracy up to 1000 yards! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police December 2008

Desert Tactical SRS .338 Lapua

Stealth Recon Scout— new breed multi-caliber precision rifle! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2008

Springfield SOCOM II 7.62x51mm

Ultimate CQB Rifle-It's Sub-MOA Accurate and Bet-Your-Life Reliable! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police June 2008

NEW SR-15 E3 IWS 5.56mm

Boasting enhanced details galore, this AR-15 is a state-of-the-art sharpshooter! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police April 2008

Magpul Masada ACWS 5.56mm

A bold new battle rifle for the future that's here today! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police February 2008

WILCOX/ARES GSR-35 5.56mm

ARES GSR-35 5.56mm and Wilcox accessories make for an unstoppable team! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police December 2007

Multi Mission Manstoppers

Missions of the .223, .308, .50BMG! One size does not fit all! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police October 2007

Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf SPC

For up-close and dirty work—with more punch than 5.56mm or 7.62mm! read more

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Special Weapons For Military & Police March 2007

Cobb BA50 .50BMG

Rugged and reliable big boomer— super BMG accuracy that won’t bust a budget! read more

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