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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.

Fresh articles on the way from SOFIC 2015…

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 22, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) just attended SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015) in Tampa, and we saw some innovative new tactical technologies that we’ll be reporting on shortly. So, stay tuned. Don’t change that dial. Read More »

JJFU Aero-Sonic Suppressor 5.56mm Silencer/Sound Suppressor by Jesse James Firearms Unlimted for Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s: Meet the Silent (Metal) Squash of Death

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 17, 2015 While DefenseReview (DR) was attending the U.S. Optics Academy Long-Range Precision Rifle I course launch/writers’ event in the Southern California high desert mountains, we got the chance to view and run a new 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/.223 Rem. suppressor that really impressed us, or, blew us away (pun intended), ... Read More »

US Optics Academy Long Range Precision I: Two-Day Precision Rifle/Long Range Interdiction (Sniping) Course with US Marine Corps Sniper/Instructor Tyler Hughes in the Southern California Mountains

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 13, 2015 Last updated on 5/13/15. DefenseReview (DR) recently got back from a very interesting two-day precision rifle/long-range-interdiction (i.e., sniping) course put on by the newly-launched U.S. Optics Academy for gunwriters and other (tactical firearms)industry professionals. This was actually the first long-range precision rifle course we’ve ever taken, due to some ... Read More »

DR’s at US Optics Academy Precision Rifle Course

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 5, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) is currently up in the Southern California mountains at the US Optics Academy precision rifle event. We’ll publish some fresh articles as soon as we can. The only reason we can publish this quick heads-up is that we’re shooting from the top of the mountain at the ... Read More »

Walther PPQ M1 Classic versus Heckler & Koch HK VP9: High-Capacity Polymer-Frame, Striker-Fired Combat/Tactical 9mm Pistol Face-Off!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 28, 2015 Last updated on 4/29/15. Speaking of polymer-frame, striker-fired combat/tactical 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) pistols, DefenseReview (DR) was curious to know how the Walther PPQ M1 Classic and Heckler & Koch HK VP9 high-capacity polymer-frame, striker-fired pistols stack up against each other, so we asked our friend Dave Pavlick of ... Read More »

Beretta ARX-100 Semi-Auto-Only/ARX-160 Select-Fire 5.56mm NATO Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) at Beretta Tactical Summit (BTS) 2015 Day/Night Shoot at ACADEMI Range! (Photos and Videos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 22, 2015 Last updated on 4/23/15. DefenseReview (DR) finally got to really run the Beretta ARX-100 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm)/.223 Rem. semi-auto-only tactical rifle/carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) at the range during a tactical carbine course at the 2015 Beretta Tactical Summit (BTS) at ACADEMI (formerly Blackwater), in upper North Carolina. The ARX-100 is the ... Read More »

Patriot Ordnance Factory POF-USA Dictator Regulating Gas Block with Straight Gas Tube, and Archangel Ambi (Ambidextrous) Charging Handle(s) for AR-15 and AR-10/SR25 Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s at 2015 NRA Show

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) April 20, 2015 As long as we’re discussing new POF-USA (Patriot Ordnance Factory USA) products, we might as well also give a quick mention to the new POF-USA Dictator Regulating Gas Block with Straight Gas Tube and POF-USA Archangel Ambi Charging Handles (ambidextrous charging handles) for ... Read More »