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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.

Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight for Tactical Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s been hearing some good things about this item. The Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight is Surefire’s latest handgun-mounted tactical light, and it’s designed to go head-to-head against Insight Technology’s M3 group of tactical weapons lights. These include the M3 Tactical Illuminator, M3-LED Tactical Illuminator, and M3X Tactical Illuminator. DefRev has yet to T&E the Surefire X200 ... Read More »

Drive Or Shoot? A Study Of Vehicle Defense.

by Gabe Suarez DRIVE OR SHOOT? One area that receives very little attention in training, yet is an area where we not only spend a great deal of our time, but also where we are the most vulnerable. That is when we are sitting in our cars, either driving or stopped in traffic or parked. Many guys that carry guns, ... Read More »

Tyler Special Operations Platform (TSOP) for Spec-Ops Helos.

by David Crane [email protected] The Tyler Special Operations Platform (T.S.O.P.), a.k.a. "Cargo Rack", was recently introduced at TREXPO West. Manufactured by Tyler Technologies (a division of Tyler Camera Systems), the TSOP is a potentially revolutionary piece of tactical equipment for LE SWAT operations, since it will give SWAT operators an aerial-based target-engagement capability (particularly against hostile subjects in high-rise structures) ... Read More »

HydraMarker P.R.O. Cartridges for Force-On-Force Training (Handgun and Subgun)

by David Crane [email protected] Finally, it looks like there may just be an American-made alternative to Simunition for force-on-force training with semi-auto pistols, revolvers, and submachine guns. DefRev can’t wait to test this stuff out. This is what PDT Tech’s company literature has to say about their HydraMarker P.RO. Cartridges: "Our line of (HydraMarker) P.R.O. Cartridges (patent pending) are a ... Read More »

Corner Shot Action Video! Israeli Commando CQB/Urban Warfare Tactics.

by David Crane [email protected] First, DefRev published this story, titled Corner Shot. ‘Cause You Never Know What’s Waiting for You Around the Corner.". We like to think that’s a pretty good story. Then, we followed that up with an addendum that contained fairly high-res pics of the Corner Shot brochure (complete). Now, there’s exciting professional video footage of the CornerShot ... Read More »

Smart Mines: Yep, that’s the ticket.

The following is an Associated Press (AP) article: "The Bush administration’s argument for shunning a global treaty on land mines rests largely on the U.S. military’s use of "smart," self-destructing mines that don’t linger after wars end to kill and maim civilians. But it has a quiet subtext: the expectation that future generations of mines will be so smart that ... Read More »

Press Release: FN Special Police Rifle (SPR), .308 Win.

FN Herstal/FNH USA has just come out with their Special Police Rifle. FN company literature has this to say about the Special Police Rifle: "The precision bolt-action rifle is an essential part of any tactical team.The FN Special Police Rifle combines the best of traditional design with the latest materials, workmanship and manufacturing.The result is a tactical rifle with exceptional ... Read More »

Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S) for 1911 Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] If your 1911 pistol doesn’t incorporate an integral rail, you might want to give this product some serious consideration. The Strike Plate Rail System (S.P.R.S.) is a combination tactical light rail/strike plate, and it’s pretty trick. Urban Advantage Tactical Systems just introduced it at TREXPO West 2004. A strike plate like the S.P.R.S. prevents the slide ... Read More »