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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.

Elite Tactical Systems ETS Smoke-Translucent Polymer Glock Pistol Mags (Magazines): Best Glock Mags Ever?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 11, 2016 Speaking of Elite Tactical Systems ETS smoke-tranclucent polymer Glock mags (magazines) and The Range 702 event during SHOT Show 2016, DefenseReview (DR) also got to view (in person) and handle the new mags, and they look terrific. If they work as advertised, ie., if they run reliably and durably ... Read More »

Falkor Defense Custom Blitz AR15 Ambi SBR Recessed-Suppressed Tactical AR-15 SBR/Carbine-Type 9mm SMG with Falkor Ambidextrous Lower Receiver, Optimus PDW Stock (Buttstock), Mach-15 Ambidextrous Charging Handle and Fatty M-LOK Modular Tactical Handguard/Rail System! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 10, 2016 Last updated on 2/11/16. Speaking of ambi lowers (AR-15 lower receivers) at SHOT Show 2016, DefenseReview (DR) got a look at another one when we ran into Josh Clark of Falkor Defense, who had an interesting little recessed-suppressed custom 9mm tactical AR (AR-15) SBR (Short Barreled Rifle)/carbine-type SMG (Submachine ... Read More »

LMT Defense MARS-L (Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System-Light) M7LB2/M7LB2T Ambi (Ambidextrous) Tactical AR-15 Lower Receiver Build with Leupold D-EVO (Dual-Enhanced View Optic) 6x20mm/LCO (Leupold Carbine Optic) 1X/1-MOA-Dot Combo Sighting System! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 7, 2016 Since we mentioned the LMT Defense MARS-L (Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System-Light) M7LB2/M7LB2T tactical AR (AR-15) ambi lower receiver in our previous article on the LMT Defense LM8PDW556 / LM8PDW300 PDW (formerly known as the ‘Compressor’), we might as well discuss it a little more and provide some photos and ... Read More »

LMT Defense LM8PDW556 / LM8PDW300 PDW (formerly the ‘Compressor’): 10.5-Inch-Barreled 5.56mm NATO/300BLK Tactical AR-15 SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal Defense Weapon) with Modified/Shortened SOPMOD Stock (Buttstock) and Weighted Bolt Carrier Group (BCG)! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 6, 2016 Last updated on 2/07/16. Ryan Smith of LMT Defense (Lewis Machine & Tool Company Defense) was kind enough to show DefenseReview (DR) the new LMT Defense LM8PDW556 and LM8PDW300 PDW (formerly known as the “Compressor”) 10.5″-barreled 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/300 Blackout (300BLK) tactical AR (AR-15) SBR/PDW’s (Short Barreled Rifle/Personal ... Read More »

Suppressed Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) Revolution 10.5″ Tactical Piston AR SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) Fires Subsonic 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Win. Ammo Reliably at the Range! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 4, 2016 Last updated on 2/04/16. Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) president/CEO Frank DeSomma recently sent DefenseReview (DR) a video clip (see below) showing him demonstrating a suppressed POF-USA Revolution 10.5″ tactical piston/op-rod AR SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) being fired with subsonic 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Win. ammo (ammunition). DeSomma tells DR that the ... Read More »

Beck Defense .510 Beck Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR with Lancer Systems L12AWM Advanced Warfighter Magazine and ‘Controlled Chaos’ Hybrid and Nano/RDX Explosive Rounds!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 1, 2016 Last updated on 2/02/16. DefenseReview (DR) recently got a chance to try out a Beck Defense .510 Beck tactical AR carbine utilizing a suppressed Lancer Systems DGI (Direct Gas Impingement) upper receiver and mag (rifle magazine), and we came away pretty impressed with it, to say the least. Let’s ... Read More »

Patriot Ordnance Factory POF-USA P-300 (also written P300) .300 Win. Mag (300WM) Tactical Piston AR Rifle/Carbine Debuts at SHOT Show 2016! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 28, 2016 As long as we’re discussing the latest Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) rifles, DefenseReview (DR) should perhaps also mention that we got to view and handle the POF-USA P-300 (or, P300) .300 Win. Mag (300WM) at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2016. The P300 comes in a roughly the ... Read More »

Patriot Ordnance Factory POF-USA Revolution Very-Small-Frame 7.62x51mm .308 Win. Tactical Piston AR Rifle /Carbine/SBR: The ‘Smallest, Lightest 7.62mm/.308 Weapon System in the World’?! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 27, 2016 Earlier this month, DefenseReview (DR) spoke with Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) president/CEO Frank DeSomma on the phone, and he cryptically told your humble correspondent, “The Revolution’s comin’, David.” Then, on January 16 (2016), the text messages started rolling in with messages on the new POF-USA Revolution, a very-small-frame 7.62x51mm ... Read More »

DR Back from SHOT Show 2016: Fresh Articles on the Way!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 26, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) just got back from SHOT Show 2016 in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, where we filmed and photo’d lots of great new products, so stay tuned. We’ve got some very interesting stuff for you. So, don’t touch that dial.     Read More »

Kyle DeFoor Proformance Shooting/Sayoc Tactical Group (STG) Integrated/Integrative Combatives Course with Combat/Tactical Pistol and Edged Weapons Combatives: After-Action Report (AAR)!

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By JB Photo(s) Credit: JB January 25, 2016 I recently attended a 5-Day Integrated/Integrative Combatives course that was taught by Kyle Defoor of Defoor Proformance Shooting and Tuhon Tom Kier of Sayoc Tactical Group (STG). I wanted to share this AAR with the shooting community because I thought it was incredibly valuable training and relevant based on current events. I’ve ... Read More »