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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.

Arsenal Firearms AF SWITCH 7.62x39mm and 5.45x39mm Russian Piston/Op-Rod Tactical AR Carbines with AF Streamer Low-Back-Pressure Quick-Attach/Quick Detach (QA/QD) Rifle Silencer/Sound Suppressors! (Videos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 28, 2017 Last updated on 3/29/17. The Arsenal Firearms AF Stryk B stiker-fired compact 9mm combat/tactical pistol certainly wasn’t the only new and interesing firearm or product DefenseReview (DR) got to view and handle at the Salient Arms International (SAI)/Arsenal Firearms (AF) booth at SHOT Show 2017–not by a long shot. ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Sidewinder BUIS 45-Degree-Offset Flip-Up Back-Up Iron Sights for Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s: Range Report! (Shooting Video!)

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By Jeff Gurwitch March 25, 2017 Last updated on 3/25/17. Born out of 3-Gun competition, offset back up iron sights (BUIS) are slowly taking over as the norm on both competition and general purpose AR-15’s. The advantage they offer over traditional BUIS: With just a slight inward turn of the rifle, you have an almost effortless transition between primary optic ... Read More »

Arsenal Firearms AF Stryk B Compact Ultra-Low-Bore-Axis Striker-Fired 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol with Grip-Mapping Technology Grip and Reciprocating/Sliding Barrel: Flattest Shooting Combat Pistol Ever? (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 20, 2017 Last updated on 3/21/17. The CZ P-10 C wasn’t the only attempted Glock-killer combat/tactical pistol DefenseReview (DR) viewed and handled at SHOT Show (2017), oh, no, no no. The Arsenal Firearms (AF) Stryk B ultra-low-bore-axis striker-fired 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) pistol also made an appearance, and it was impressive. ... Read More »

CZ P-10 C Compact Striker-Fired 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol for Concealed Carry (CCW): Superior to the Glock 17 (G17) and Glock 19 (G19) Pistols?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 15, 2017 Last updated on 3/16/17. DefenseReview (DR) got to view and handle the new CZ P-10 C compact striker-fired semi-auto 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) combat/tactical pistol at SHOT Show 2017, and we came away VERY impressed with it. It would appear to be very well designed, with a terrific trigger, ... Read More »

Midwest Industries MI Gen-3 MI-AKSM MI AK Side Railed Scope Mount, AR/High-Caliber Triple-Lever and EXTREMELY COOL Gen-2 Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Aimpoint Micro T-1/T-2 M-LOK Quick-Release Rifle/Carbine/SBR Optic/Scope Mounts! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 9, 2017 Last updated on 3/10/17. While we’re on the subject of the latest and greatest Midwest Industries (MI) tactical firearms accessories shown at SHOT Show 2017, we should also disuss the new MI Gen-3 AK (AK-47/AKM) side-rail, AR/high-caliber triple-lever , and EXTREMELY COOL Gen-2 Kel-Tec M-LOK QA/QD (Quick Attach/Quick-Detach) rifle/carbine/SBR ... Read More »

Midwest Industries MI Gen-3 M-LOK Extended Free-Float Modular Tactical Handguards/Rail Systems! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 5, 2017 Midwest Industries (MI) recently introduced their Gen-3 extended M-LOK AR (AR-15) modular rail systems/tactical handguards at SHOT Show 2017, and company representative Pete Bratz was kind enough to take DefenseReview (DR) through them at their booth. The first rail Bratz showed us was the 18-inch (18″) extended M-LOK tactical ... Read More »

Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy NDAD Blackside Custom Glock 17 (G17) and Glock 43 (G43) Pistols and Pistol Accessories: Actual, True Glock Perfection May Finally be Upon Us! (Videos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 1, 2017 Last updated on 3/01/17. “Glock Perfection”. For over 30 years, now, that’s been a great tagline, arguably one of the best, if not THE best, in tactical firearms history. Simple, straightforward, superlative, memorable. It’s pretty perfect, actually. The problem is, and I can say this as a Gl(G19ock end-user ... Read More »

Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy NDAD Suppressor Upper Receiver Group (SURG) 8″ 5.56mm NATO/300 Blackout (300BLK) Select-Fire/Full-Auto Integrally/Recessed-Suppressed AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon (SBR/PDW)! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 25, 2017 Last updated on 2/25/17. Meeting up with Nous Defions Arsenal Democracy(NDAD) to check out their latest wares, in an awesome hotel suite in Vegas, has become something of a DefenseReview (DR) tradition in the last few years, and this year was a pretty good one. We met up with ... Read More »

Condor/Covered 6 fu-bar (also written FUBAR) All-Natural, Organic and Biosafe All-in-One Gun/Weapons Lube (Lubricant)/Cleaner/Protectant, Sunscreen (SPF 15, 94% UVB Blockage), Bug/Insect (Mosquito) Repellant and Antibacterial Emollient Skin Moisturizer/Deodorant! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 21, 2017 While we were checking out all the latest and greatest Condor Outdoor Products and Condor Elite combat/tactical clothing and gear at SHOT Show 2017, Chris Dunn of Condor Outdoor Products, Condor Elite and Covered 6 showed us the new Condor/Covered 6 fu-bar (also written FU-BAR) all-natural, organic all-in-one gun/weapons lube (lubricant)/cleaner/protect, ... Read More »

Condor Vanquish Armor System (VAS) Minimalist, Modular Tactical Armor Carrier/Vest (Body Armor) with On-the-Go Design and Drop-Down Mag Carrier/Pouch System! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 18, 2017 Last updated on 2/20/17. Condor Outdoor Products (COP) recently introduced their new minimalist yet highly modular/versatile Condor Vanquish Armor System, or “VAS”, at SHOT Show 2017, and the system looked pretty good to DR (DefenseReview.com). The VAS’ main claim to fame is its “on-the-go design”. The most obvious example ... Read More »