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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/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 »

Desert Tech DT MDR (Micro Dynamic Rifle) 7.62mm and MDR-C (Compact) 5.56mm NATO Bullpup Combat/Tactical Rifle/Carbine/SBR Update: Finally Production Ready! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 13, 2017 Last updated on 2/13/17. DefenseReview (DR) recently got some great news at SHOT Show 2017. Ryan Wells of Desert Tech (DT) showed us production-ready DT MDR (Micro Dynamic Rifle) 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO) and DT MDR-C (Compact) bullpup 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO) semi-auto-only combat/tactical rifle/carbine/SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifle), and ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI AntiVenom-XPLC Gun/Weapons Super Lube (Lubricant): Best All-in-One Gun Lube, Cleaner and Anti-Rust/Corrosion Protectant Ever? It May Just Be…But We’ll See.

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 8, 2017 Speaking of semi-auto combat/tactical pistols, if you want to keep ’em running, you have to keep ’em lubricated…and Strike Industries may have just created the best gun/weapons lube (lubricant) ever. It’s called AntiVenom-XPLC, and it’s billed as “the industry’s most powerful all-in-one weapons extreme penetrating lubrication, cleaning, and protection ... Read More »

Caracal Enhanced F Standard (Three-Dot) and Quick Sight Low-Bore-Axis High-Capacity 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO Combat/Tactical Pistol Variants for Concealed Carry (CCW): 18 Rounds of 9mm Firepower, and Made in the USA! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 7, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) recently got a chance to test-fire the new Caracal Enhanced F high-capacity 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO semi-auto pistols, including the Quick-Sight variant, at SHOT Show 2017 Industry Day at the Range, and we came away very impressed with their performance with regard to shootability and accuracy. DR was ... Read More »

Hudson H9 Low-Bore-Axis Striker-Fired High-Capacity 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Debuts at SHOT Show 2017! (Photos and Videos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 2, 2017 Last month, on January 14th, DefenseReview (DR) published a quick piece on the Hudson H9 striker-fired 9mm pistol right before we left for SHOT Show 2017. Well, we got to test-fire a prototype H9 at SHOT Show 2017 Industry Day at the Range, and we found the new pistol ... Read More »

Cherries Covert Ops Apparel Pocket-Carry High-Viz I.D. Cap for Concealed Carry (CCW): Collapsible/Folding Baseball-Type Hat for Your Pocket, so You can Immediately Identify Yourself and not get Shot!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Cherries Covert Ops Apparel January 31, 2017 Back in late 2015, DefenseReview (DR) published a piece on some Cherries Covert Ops Apparel tactical clothing and gear, including the Tactical Response Covert Shirt and “The Medina” Appendix BWB (Below-the-WaistBand) deep cover concealment holster for covert ops. Well, about three weeks ago, ... Read More »

Dynamis Razorback Blade: Efficient, Minimalist Double-Edged Combat/Tactical Fixed-Blade Knife for Edged Weapons Combatives and Self-Defense!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 27, 2017 As long as we’re discussing interesting new Dynamis Alliance combat/tactical gear at the Line of Fire Tactical Gloves (LOF Tactical booth, we should perhaps also mention the Dynamis Razorback Blade double-edged combat/tactical fixed blade knife, which we also saw at the Line of Fire Tactical Gloves (LOF Tactical) booth at ... Read More »

Line of Fire Tactical Gloves (LOF Tactical)/Dynamis Alliance Shooter Glove Prototype: Thin, Lightweight, Durable and Super-Comfortable Microsuede Combat/Tactical Shooting Glove Fits Like a Second Skin! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 25, 2017 DefenseReview’s (DR) very first stop at SHOT Show 2017 was the Line of Fire Tactical Gloves (LOF Tactical) booth, where LOF’s Brian Miller and Dynamis Alliance’s Dom Raso showed us the new LOF Tactical/Dynamis Alliance Shooter Glove lightweight, durable Microsuede combat/tactical shooting glove prototype, which really impressed us. The ... Read More »

DR Photos and Videos from SHOT Show 2017 Being Uploaded to our Instagram Page (Instagram.com/defrev or @defrev). Please follow us!

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail.com January 23, 2017 DefenseReview’s (DR) still on travel, so fresh articles on products we saw at SHOT Show 2017 are inbound. In the meantime, please check out our Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/defrev or @defrev in your Instagram app on your smartphone to see photos and videos from SHOT. We’re starting with photos, but we’re ... Read More »