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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.

Suarez International 2005 Tactical Shooting/CQB Courses!

by David Crane [email protected] Suarez International also just sent us their CQB (Close Quarters Battle) course/training schedule for 2005. Suarez International is owned and operated by Gabe Suarez. Gabe is a retired law enforcement officer (LEO). Click here to read about Suarez International’s reality-based training. Here’s their 2005 course schedule in text form:… Weapon Disarm/Weapon Retention January 14, 2005 – ... Read More »

Trident Concepts 2005 Tactical Shooting/CQB Courses and New Book!

by David Crane [email protected] Trident Concepts, LLC recently sent DefenseReview their 2005 course/training schedule for their various shooting/CQB (Close Quarters Battle) classes, via email. These include Combative Pistol (CP1), Combative Pistol Two (CP2), Combative Carbine (CC1), Shooting on the Move (SOM), Shooting on the Move, Carbine (SOMC), Operational Team Tactics (OTT), Secondary Weapons Transitions (SWT), Close Quarters Fighting, Strong Hand ... Read More »

Press Release: International Tactical Officers Training Association (ITOTA)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview just received this on our email: "Dear David, The International Tactical Officers Training Association (ITOTA) and John Mallen Communications & PR (JMC) have formed an alliance to support the law enforcement equipment manufacturers’ community. Larry Glick, founder of the ITOTA and former Executive Director of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) has joined JMC as ... Read More »

SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 2)

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read the Military.com SoldierTech article, "SMALL PACKAGES, BIG BANG: Personal Defense Weapons (Part 1)", or even if you haven’t, you should definitely read "Part 2" of the article, which contains information on the HK MP7A1 PDW, Saab Bofors CBJ-MS PDW (along with it’s proprietary 6.5x25mm ammo), Arm West PDW (Pistol-Config and Shoulder-Weapon-Config Versions), ... Read More »

FN SCAR/SOFCAR Program Winner Pic!

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview received a pic of the FN SCAR-Light (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle-Light), a.k.a. FN SCAR-L/SOFCAR-L candidate/competition winner on 12/01/04. I’ve been travelling and busy with other things (Army Science Conference and SWAT Round-Up), so I didn’t post the pic right away. John Carney, of Excalibur Arms, also received the pic from our (mutual) source–apparently, ... Read More »

Sneak Peak: Prototype HK P46 4.6x30mm Pistol: HK MP7A1 PDW Companion Weapon

by David Crane [email protected] HKPro.com has a pic and description of the prototype HK P46 4.6x30mm "Ultimate Combat Pistol" (UCP). The P46 is apparently a follow-on to the HK MP7A1 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon), which is Heckler & Koch’s original weapon chambered for the 4.6x30mm cartridge. The following comes directly from the HKPRO.com HK P46 (4.6x30mm) Ultimate Combat Pistol page: ... Read More »

DefRev Scoop! FN Herstal SCAR/SOFCAR Competition Winner and Modified XM8

by David Crane [email protected] This just in: DefenseReview has been told by one of its sources that FN Herstal’s/FNH USA, Inc.’s SCAR/SOFCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) program competition winner utilizes an updated/upgraded FN FNC upper receiver w/M1913 Picatinny rail system, mated to a modified M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower receiver. Supposedly, the M4/M4A1 Carbine-config/type lower features an HK M4 (a.k.a. ... Read More »

US Army Presoliciation Notice for a 7.62mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS)

by David Crane [email protected] We forgot to post this, when we first got it (over a week ago). So, we’re posting it now. It’s a Presolicitation Notice (Solicitation #: W15QKN-05-R-0433) from US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, and Picatinny Arsenal, NJ for a 7.62x51mm (.308Win) "Semi-Automatic Sniper System" (SASS), designated as the XM110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS). Here’s the description of the ... Read More »

Walther P99 Compact Pistol: Subcompact 9mm/.40 S&W for CCW/Back-Up.

by David Crane [email protected] Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen has just introduced a new subcompact version of the Walther P99 pistol. The new pistol is called the Walther P99 Compact. The P99 Compact sports a Glock 26/27-style/sized grip that only allows a two-finger hold. However, a factory-supplied magazine extension allows a three-finger hold. The Walther P99 Compact pistol’s trigger mechanism is ... Read More »