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David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

Condor Elite Pursuit Pack Hard Armor Shield Backpack and Vanquish RS Plate Carrier (Body Armor) Get Updated and Upgraded!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 18, 2019 Condor Outdoor Products / Condor Elite has made some nice updates/upgrades to a number of their products that they’re going to be displaying at SHOT Show 2020, and DefenseReview’s (DR) very much looking forward to viewing and handling them in person at their booth. In the meantime, we’re giving ... Read More »

TactiSMART at the Movies: James Bond 007 ‘No Time to Die’ (Bond 25) Movie Trailer Analysis and Commentary

By Mike Sparks January 14, 2020 Title Image Credit: Eon Productions It’s the best movie trailer, ever. It opens with Daniel Craig’s James Bond and his newly married wife Dr. Madeline Swan running for their very lives in mountainous Italy. Will this be her “swan” song? How did they get to this point? WHO is after them? Didn’t they retire ... Read More »

Did Soleimani get JAGM’d? A Little Follow-Up on the Joint-Air-To-Ground Missile, Precision-Guided Goodness

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com Photo Credit: Title Image: Lockheed Martin via Defense News January 6, 2020 Last updated on 1/09/20. Well, this year (2020) certainly started off with a very big bang (or several bangs, perhaps), when a US General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper/Predator B weaponized drone/UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) sent what may have been multiple Lockheed ... Read More »

Russian Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle Flies at Mach 27, and Can Make ‘Sharp Maneuvers’ around Opponent’s Defenses, according to Claims

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Russian Ministry of Defence December 30, 2019 Well, this one’s gonna’ be a tough one to deal with, assuming it works as advertised, of course. DefenseReview’s been writing about Russian and Chinese hypersonic missile tech for quite some time now (see “Related Articles” below), but Russia’s latest one, the Avangard ... Read More »

Kryptek Tactical Armor Plate Carrier/Vest System (Anti-Rifle Body Armor) in Combat Camo Patterns: Waterproof and Well-Equipped!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 12, 2019 As if cool combat clothing isn’t enough, Kryptek also has a nicely-designed tactical armor plate carrier/vest (ant-rifle body armor) designed and developed by the same individual, one Kevin Holland. Mr. Holland was nice enough to also take DefenseReview (DR) through this item at SHOT Show 2019. The Kryptek Plate ... Read More »

Kryptek Combat Operator Pant V4, Tactical LS Rugby Shirt and Combat Field Shirt: Feature-Rich, and Ready for Warfare! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 8, 2019 Last updated on 12/09/19. Kryptek has some very interesting combat clothing designed and developed by retired US Military SOF (Special Operations Forces) assaulter/operator Kevin Holland. Mr. Holland was kind enough to show DefenseReview (DR) three items at SHOT Show 2019, the Kryptek Combat Operator Pant V4, Tactical LS Rugby ... Read More »

Kalashnikov USA KS-12T Tactical Mag-Fed AK-Style Semi-Auto 12-Gauge Shotgun! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 21, 2019 The Kalashnikov USA KP-9 semi-auto-only 9mm AK pistol, and KR-9 9mm carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) weren’t the only interesting firearms Evan Rosenthal showed DefenseReview (DR) at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2019. Oh, no. He also showed us the Kalashnikov USA KS-12T Tactical Shotgun, which, of course, is ... Read More »

Kalashnikov USA KP-9 Semi-Auto-Only 9mm AK Pistol, and KR-9 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 14, 2019 The CAA MCK Glock Micro Conversion Kit (next-gen Micro Roni Stabilizer) for Glock pistols wasn’t the only interesting product DefenseReview (DR) saw at the CAA/Kalashnikov USA booth at SHOT Show 2019. We also got to take a look at the Kalashnikov USA KP-9 semi-auto-only 9mm AK pistol, and KR-9 ... Read More »

CAA MCK Glock Micro Conversion Kit (Micro Roni Stabilizer) with Hartman/CAA MH1 Red Dot Reflex Sight/Optic w/User Interface for Glock Pistols: Updated and Upgraded for 2019! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com November 6, 2019 Last updated on 11/07/19. DefenseReview (DR) ran into Mikey Hartman of Hartman Ltd.. and CAA (Command Arms Accessories) at the Kalashnikov USA/CAA booth at SHOT Show 2019, and he was nice enough to take us through the latest and greatest, product-improved version of the CAA MCK Glock Micro Conversion ... Read More »

The Build Episode III: Mike Keenan’s M4A1-Type Tactical AR-15 Carbine Work-Gun Clone Build, and Jeff (Gurwitch) and Mike’s 15 Rounds of Fury Shooting Drill! (Video!)

By Jeff Gurwitch October 29, 2019 Last updated on 10/29/19. In this episode, I sit down with Mike Keenan (retired Navy pilot), who served with me in Afghanistan, to go over the M4A1-type work-gun clone he built in virtually the exact configuration of the customized/modified M4A1 carbine he carried on the ground while supporting SF (Special Forces) operations down range. ... Read More »