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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.

Hatch Operator Tactical Gloves: Anti-Cut, Anti-Heat.

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev has been using both the Hatch SOG-L50, SOG-L75 Operator "Shorty" tactical gloves, and SOGL-100, and SOGL-150 Operator tactical gloves w/gauntlet for awhile now, and we’ve been extremely impressed with them. The model I use the most as my personal shooting gloves are the SOG-L75 Operator "shorty" gloves in O.D. green. They are SUPER comfortable. And, ... Read More »

MK47 Striker ALGL (Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher): 40mm of the Future?

by David Crane [email protected] The MK 47 MOD 0 ‘Striker’ 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), manufactured by GDATP (General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products), is set to replace the aging MK19 grenade launchers in the U.S. Army’s and USMC’s arenals. The GDATP MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm GMG/ALGL is currently under development by NSWC (Naval Surface ... Read More »

The Ultimate Defense Band: Turn Your Wristwatch into a Defensive Weapon

by David Crane [email protected] It’s pretty much common knowledge that we’re primarily gun guys here at DefRev. However, this one’s a nifty little item. It was just brought to our attention by Chuck Habermehl. Chuck runs Close Quarters Battle (CQB), Inc. (the name is self explanatory), and he is an expert in both armed and unarmed (hand-to-hand/hand-to-weapon) combat. "The Ultimate ... Read More »

ATG introduces the Homeland Defense Interceptor (HDI)

Aviation Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) has introduced their concept for a small, lighweight, and cheap fighter/interceptor alternative to the F16 fighter for the Homeland Defense role. It’s called the Homeland Defense Interceptor (HDI), and it’s a nifty little concept. According to ATG literature: "The Javelin Interceptor, or “Homeland Defense Interceptor,” (HDI) will provide a high performance economic interceptor, CAP and ... Read More »