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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.

Gen5 Glock 17 and Glock 19 (Glock 17M and Glock19M) 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol Models Take a Step Forward, and a Step Back: Best 9mm Glock Pistols Ever? Recoil Magazine Gets First Detailed Look!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Recoil Magazine (Gen5 Glock pics) and DefenseReview.com (NDAD Blackside SwiTCH Trigger pics) August 29, 2017 Last updated on 8/30/17. DefenseReview (DR) has been monitoring the development of the Glock 17M (G17M) and Glock 19M (G19M) 9mm combat/tactical pistols for several months, ever since an FBI contact of ours told us ... Read More »

Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1-8×24 Riflescope with AR-BDC2 Reticle (30mm Tube) for Very Fast Shooting up Close, and out to Distance! (Video!)

By Jeff Gurwitch August 25, 2017 I’ll let you in on a little secret: While most of the items I review here on DR (DefenseReview) come to me via David Crane for the specific purpose of testing and reviewing, there have been a few items purchased for my own shooting needs that have worked so well, that I felt compelled ... Read More »

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) 6th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit (September 12-13, 2017): Taking 21st-Century Military Tactical Comms to the Next Level!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) August 23, 2017 Last updated on 8/23/17. On the military battlefield, strategic and tactical communications are of primary importance. Nothing’s more important. So, for this reason, DefenseReview (DR) finds Defense Strategies Insitute’s (DSI) upcoming 6th Annual Military Tactical Communications Summit (September 12-13, 2017) very interesting, and ... Read More »

Cobalt Kinetics BAMF (Billet Aluminum Modern Firearm) EDGE 3-Gun Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine with Patented DUAL DROP Ambidextrous (Ambi) Forward-Assist Bolt-Release Mechanism Gets CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reload System) as an Option! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 22, 2017 Last updated on 8/22/17. When it comes to Cobalt Kinetics AR (AR-15) rifle/carbines, DefenseReview (DR) has admittedly been a bit preoccupied with their Evolve model competition/tactical AR (AR-15), due to it featuring the very interesting and advantageous Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS), so we’ve neglected the Cobalt Kinetics Billet ... Read More »

Cobalt Kinetics AR Rifle Round Counter (Shot Counter) on Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3.0 3-Gun Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine with Cobalt Advantage Reloading System (CARS)! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 18, 2017 Last updated on 8/22/17. As much as the HK433 bores us, that’s how much the Cobalt Kinetics Evolve AR and its patented and proprietary CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) speed-reloading system interests and excites us. In other words, quite a bit. DefenseReview (DR) has been reporting on the Cobalt ... Read More »

Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 ‘Raptorsky’ Going into Production as Sukhoi Su-57 5th-Gen Multi-Role Low-Observable/Stealth Fighter Jet Manned/UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Russian Defense Ministry August 14, 2017 DefenseReview’s (DR) been publishing information on the Sukhoi PAK FA T-50 “Raptorsky” prototype 5th-Gen low-observable/stealth fighter jet aircraft since February 2010, and we’ve been following its development ever since. Well, Russian media’s just gone public with the PAK FA T-50 being prepared to go ... Read More »

Heckler & Koch (HK) HK433 ‘Compact and Modular’ 5.56mm NATO Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR: What’s the Point?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Images Credit: Heckler & Koch (HK) August 10, 2017 Last updated on 8/11/17. When DefenseReview (DR) first learned about the Heckler and Koch (HK) HK433 Assault Rifle/Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), we weren’t impressed, and that hasn’t really changed. However, several of our professional/industry contacts have either mentioned it to us or asked ... Read More »

Russian Navy to Get Pantsir-ME Missile Cannon Ship-Defense System: ‘Robo-Cop of the Seas’, Brought to You by KBP (Russian Instrument Design Bureau)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Sputnik News and Jane’s Defence August 6, 2017 As if the US Navy and Air Force don’t have enough challenges on their respective plates already, Sputnik News is reporting on a ship-defense variant of the Russian Pantsir-S missile system called the Pantsir-ME, which reportedly can simultaneously intercept up to four ... Read More »

Kestrel Ballistics 5700 Elite Weather Meter with LiNK and Applied Ballistics, and DROP D3 Ballistics: Advanced Integrated Ballistic Computer/Computing for More Accurate Long-Range Precision Rifle Shooting/Sniping! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 3, 2017 Last updated on 8/10/17. Well, it took us a little while to get this one up, but better late than never, and we’re really happy to do it, since the primary product we’re discussing, the Kestrel Ballistics 5700 Elite Weather Meter with LiNK and Applied Ballistics, potentially represents a ... Read More »

Will the Russian Air Force Beat the US Air Force to the Punch with 6th-Gen Jet Fighter Aircraft-Mounted Laser Weapons, Radio-Photonic Radar (‘Radio Vision’), Microwave Weapons and Guided Electronic Munitions? Let’s Hope Not.

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 31, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) has been writing about aircraft-mounted laser weapons technology for years, now, including the very interesting Lockheed Martin Aero-adaptive Aero-optic Beam Control (ABC) laser weapon turret for supersonic jet fighter aircraft, specifically, and offensive and defensive laser weapons for jet fighter aircraft, in general, which the US Air ... Read More »