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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.

DR’s Back from SHOT (2015), and Fresh Articles are on the Way!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview.com January 27, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) just got back from SHOT Show 2015, and we’re ready to go with some fresh articles on some very cool products we saw there. These are products that either interested us, or that we think are actually important for the market. Anyway, we’ll be discussing and analyzing them shortly, ... Read More »

DR Heading to SHOT Show 2015!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com 1/18/15 DefenseReview (DR) is off to SHOT Show 2015. We’ll be at Media Day at the Range AND the exhibition all week, and we’ll report¬†on what we see…so stay tuned! Read More »

Ashbury Precision Ordnance APO Custom Shop (APOCS) Now Upgrading/Customizing and Optically Enhancing Combat/Tactical Pistols with the Trijicon RMR Red Dot Combat Optic and Co-Witnessed Trijicon Night Sights for Combat and Competition Shooting: Upgraded Triggers, Tactical Controls and Texturizing, Too!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) January 13, 2015 Some very good news just came DefenseReview’s (DR) way, and we’re pretty excited about it. Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO), a company known for building some of the best precision modular bolt-action tactical (anti-materiel and sniper) rifles and rifle chassis in the business, has ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Ricci-ERS (Extended Rail Section) Cantilever Rail Section for Tactical AR-15 Carabine/SBR’s

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) January 12, 2015 As long as we’re on the subject of Strike Industries (SI) products, one of the things that makes SI such a formidable company, besides their incredibly prolific new product output in such a relatively short amount of corporate existence, is their ability to think ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI SLICK Handguard Rail for Heckler & Koch HK MR556A1/HK416 A5 5.56mm and Walther HK 416 D145RS Semi-Auto .22LR AR Rifle/Carbine

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) January 8, 2015 If you’re currently rocking a HK MR556A1/HK416 A5 or a Walther HK 416 D145RS semi-auto .22LR AR carbine, you might want to check out the new Strike Industries SI SLICK Handguard Rail made specifically for them. The SI SLICK Handguard Rail is a lightweight ... Read More »

New ‘Illusion Coating’ Adaptive Camouflage/Cloaking Tech Makes its Debut

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 4, 2015 Business Standard recently published a piece on the latest development in adaptive-camouflage/cloaking technology. Dubbed “illusion coating” by its developers Douglas H Werner and Zhi Hao Jiang out of Pennsylvania State University, the technology, comprised of an “ultra-thin layer of dielectric with copper patterning designed for the wavelength they wish ... Read More »

Happy New Year 2015 from DR!

1/01/2015 We just wanted to wish our readers and members a very Happy and Healthy New Year. We hope 2015 is a truly great year for all of you. P.S. We also hope your Christmas or Hanukkah went well. Sincerely, David Crane Owner/Editor-in-Chief DefenseReview.com david (at) defensereview (dot) com Read More »

POF-USA’s Latest Videos on the POF P308/P308-FA and P415/P416 Tactical AR Carbine/SBR’s Explain “The Why”

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 23, 2014 POF-USA’s (Patriot Ordnance Factory USA) been on a bit of a video roll as of late. Titled “POF-USA: Let Freedom Ring!” and “POF-USA Presents: The Why” respectively, they explain POF’s CEO Frank DeSomma’s main driving force behind the POF-USA brand and its products, specifically the POF P308/P308-FA (Full Auto) ... Read More »

B-TEMIA/Revision Military Prowler Human Augmentation System (HAS): Combat Exoskeleton Makes the Future Soldier Stronger, Faster, Better

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 22, 2014 DefenseReview (DR) has been reporting on military combat exoskeleton technology for the future soldier/warfighter for years, now, since we find it interesting and believe it to be a potential gamechanger for infantry combat operations. So we were pleasantly surprised to see Revision Military’s PROWLER Human Augmentation System (HAS) at ... Read More »

Operator Suppressor Systems/OSS Mission Muzzle Cans: Almost No Back Pressure Yields More Hits on Target and Longer Weapon Life

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 16, 2014 Last updated on 12/17/14. That (title) pretty much sums up Operator Suppressor Systems’/OSS Mission’s whole raison d’etre and advantage over its competitors. DefenseReview (DR) first wrote about the company’s products after seeing them at NDIA Joint Armaments Symposium 2012, when it was called target=right>Bravo 18. Those products were developmental/evolutionary ... Read More »