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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.

Valhalla Training Center, LLC: The Future of Tactical Training Schools?

by David Crane [email protected] I started noticing advertisements about this school cropping up in several firearms publications, around a month ago. Valhalla Training Center, LLC is currently billing its curriculum as "the most progressive reality-based training on the planet." Big words. To use an even bigger word to describe that kind of language (for instance, if I were pedantic, which ... Read More »

Addendum: Wilson Combat UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine: Fast and Light

by David Crane [email protected] Our previous article on the Wilson Combat/Scattergun Technologies UT-15 Urban Tactical Rifle/Carbine provided a heads-up on, and rundown of, Rich Grassi’s article from the September 2004 issue of Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement (GWLE). Click here to read it (our article about his article). Guns Magazine also recently published a pretty thorough article on the ... Read More »

Pinnacle Armor X-2+ Body Armor Upgrade Insert for LE 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] We hope you enjoyed our previous article on Pinnacle Armor body armor, specifically on Pinnacle Armor’s NIJ level III and NIJ level IV flexible hard armor "Dragon Skin" vests, titled "High-Tech Flexible Body Armor Defeats Rifle Threats." In addition to their anti-rifle body armor, Pinnacle Armor is now making a large flexible body armor upgrade insert ... Read More »

Arms Tech Compact Police Carbine: Innovative 5.56 Subcarbine for 1st Responders

by David Crane [email protected] The Compact Police Carbine (CPC) Model 556, by Arms Tech LTD is one cool little semi-auto 5.56mm carbine. Designed specifically for police 1st Responders (First Responders) (specifically patrol officers and motorcycle officers) the Arms Tech Compact Police Carbine (CPC) will provide patrol officers, including motorcycle officers with a handy 5.56x45mm subcarbine for 1) dealing with threats ... Read More »

DREAD Centrifuge Weapon System (Centrifuge Gun). Letters from the Inventor.

by David Crane [email protected] Some of our readers, after reading my article on the DREAD Centrifuge Weapon (Centrifuge Gun), titled World Exclusive Video! DREAD Weapon System: Devastating, Jam-Proof, and Silent., are under the impression that the DREAD creates a gyroscopic effect, or somehow acts like a gyroscope. According to Charles St. George, the DREAD’s inventor, the DREAD does NOT create/cause ... Read More »

Close Quarters Battle, Inc.: High-Risk Entry Combatives for Mil/LE Operators.

by David Crane [email protected] Chuck Habermehl, out of CQB, Inc. (Leesburg, FL), is currently providing some of the best High-Risk Entry combatives training in the country. Any military Special Operations unit or police/LE SWAT team looking for cutting edge CQB (Close Quarters Battle) and room-clearing techniques should give CQB, Inc. a very serious look. Mr. Habermehl teaches some very aggressive ... Read More »

World’s First .408 CheyTac Semi-Auto Rifle for Long-Range Interdiction

by David Crane [email protected] A short while back, DefRev published an article on the .408 CheyTAC M-200 "Intervention" Rifle for military Special Operations and police/LE SWAT long-range interdiction work. The article was titled .408 CheyTac Long-Range Interdiction Rifle Demo Video from AFJI Shoot-Out, and, true to its title, included a link to a video clip of the .408 CheyTac M-200 ... Read More »

U.S. Army Develops Lightweight, Flexible Solar Panels to Power Troops.

by David Crane [email protected] Just found this at "Wired News" (Wired.com). The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center (a.k.a. Soldier Systems Center) is currently developing lightweight, flexible solar panels for troop tents and uniforms. The project’s goal is to lighten our soldiers’ loads and reduce their thermal signatures. Reducing thermal signature will help our troops to avoid detection by enemy forces. ... Read More »