David Crane

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.

Helikon-Tex Trip Shirt: Lightweight, Breathable Nylon Blend Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Plaid Tactical Shirt for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Secure Travel! (Video!)

David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 31, 2020 Helikon-Tex recently introduced a very cool new lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) plaid tactical shirt for concealed carry (CCW) at SHOT Show 2020, and they were kind enough to take DefenseReview (DR) through all the shirts features, which are interesting. It’s called the Helikon-Tex Trip Shirt – Nylon Blend, and sports a plethora …

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Spyderco Native Chief: Big-Blade Tactical Folder (Folding Knife) for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Self-Defense! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 25, 2020 We here at DefenseReview (DR) has been fans of Spyderco Knives tactical folders (folding knives) for many years, now. It all started with their Police and Matriarch-style blades back in the day, but we’ve remained fans to the present day–and our interest was seriously reignited when we got to …

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True Velocity Polymer-Cased Rifle and Machine Gun Ammo: Less Weight and Heat Transfer, More Accuracy! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 18, 2020 DefenseReview’s (DR) been interested in polymer-cased rifle and machine gun ammo (ammunition) for many years now, and in True Velocity ammo, specifically, for the last few years. So, we were very happy to finally get a chance to talk to one Patrick (Pat) Hogan about their ammo’s attributes, which …

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Valhalla Tactical Rukh Adjustable Minimal-Offset Mini Red Dot Sight Combat Optic Mount for Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 12, 2020 A small company called Valhalla Tactical has developed a very interesting minimal-offset rifle mount for mini red dot sight combat optics, called the “Rukh“, and they were kind enough to show the prototype for it to DefenseReview (DR) at SHOT Show 2020. What’s interesting about the Rukh is it’s …

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Mantis X10 Elite Shooting Performance System for Combat/Tactical Pistol Shooting Training at Home! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 28, 2020 DefenseReview (DR) has been aware of Mantis’ pistol shooting training tech for awhile now, but we’ve never actually reported on it…that is, until now. And, now is frankly the perfect time, since many if not most of us are on lockdown in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. So, …

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Condor’s Latest and Greatest Tactical Jackets and Tops (Shirts): Upgraded Meridian Fleece Hoody, New Patrol Quarter-Zip Soft Shell, and Trident Battle Top Long Sleeve! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 21, 2020 Last updated on 4/22/20. DefenseReview (DR) covered a lot of new Condor Elite and Condor Outdoor products at SHOT Show 2020 (see “Related Articles” below), but we’ve left their new combat/tactical jackets and tops (shirts) for last, though definitely not least. They’re pretty nice. First up is the new, …

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POF-USA Rebel .22 Ultra-Lightweight .22LR AR-Type-Control Pistol Takes Ruger 10/22 Mags for Convenient Plinking! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 7, 2020 And, last but not least for Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) at SHOT Show 2020 was the new POF-USA Rebel .22 ultra-lightweight .22LR pistol with AR-type controls. Just how lightweight is it? Try 3.25 lbs (pounds). Now, that’s light. The Rebel .22 also conveniently and intelligently utilzes ubiquitous Ruger 10/22 …

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POF-USA P19 Gentlemen’s Pistol: Semi-Custom GEN3/GEN4 Glock 19 (G19)-Type 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol with Full-Custom Features! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 31, 2020 Well, as fun as the new POF-USA Rogue AR is, Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) didn’t stop there. Oh, no. They’ve also developed a GEN3/GEN4 Glock 19 (G19)-type semi-custom 9mm combat/tactical pistol with full-custom features called the P19 Gentlemen’s Pistol (or, Gentleman’s Pistol). They’ve really gone all-out on it, as …

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