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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.

Garmin Rino 130 GPS-Integrated FRS/GMRS Radio

by David Crane [email protected] Saw this one on a show about forest firefighters, and thought it might make a workable and inexpensive back-up/alternative for U.S. military Special Operations forces if their primary GPS (Global Positioning System) and/or radio went down. Of course, the unit would have to be customized/modified for these units to provide secure channels with scrambling for that ... Read More »

HK XM8 Lightweight Assault Carbine/Subcarbine: New Pics and Info.

Heckler & Koch (HK) has released more photos of the ATK/HK XM8 being demonstrated at SHOT Show 2004 by Jim Schatz of HK Military Programs. Click on "Read More" hypertext below to view them. Here’s the link: http://www.hk-usa.com/corporate/media/special_events/shotshowdemo2004.html. Click here to go to the main XM8 page. This page contains lots of great info/materials on the HK XM8. We recommend ... Read More »

Super Soldiers of the Future: Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX).

by David Crane [email protected] "ArmdLbrl" at TacticalForums.com has started an excellent thread over there about the Berkeley Lower Extremity Exoskeleton (BLEEX) program, which is being funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). DARPA’s been working on this thing for quite some time. It’s a ... Read More »

Claroxan Vision Enhancement Supplements: Better Vision for Shooters.

by David Crane [email protected] Since it’s difficult to shoot what you can’t see, we thought we would bring these two products to our members’ and readers’ attention. They’re called Claroxan Original Blend and Claroxan NVS (Night Vision Supplement), and they’re brought to you by Turner Cadmoor Health and International Alliance, Inc. According to what we’ve read so far, Claroxan Original ... Read More »

Arms Tech Minimore-1 (MM-1) Miniature Field Loadable Claymore Mine

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev really likes this little item. It’s called the Minimore-1 (MM-1) Miniature Field Loadable Claymore Mine, and it’s brought to you by the good folks at Arms Tech Ltd., the same people who brought you the Tactical Takedown Rifle Model 50 (TTR-50) .50 BMG anti-materiel/sniper rifle. Looks like they’ve been busy little bees over there. Basically, ... Read More »

1911 Owners: Assembling/Disassembling the 1911 Pistol, by Hilton Yam

Hilton Yam has detailed his assembly/disassembly procedures for the 1911 pistol on TacticalForums.com in this thread. The following is what Hilton wrote. If you own and/or carry a 1911 pistol, DefRev highly suggests you read it. Here: "The following is a users guide that I’ve written, detailing how I typically strip the 1911 for routine maintenance. If there’s anything I ... Read More »

Precision Reflex Inc. (PRI) 6.8x43mm REM SPC Upper Receivers

by David Crane [email protected] Precision Reflex Inc. (PRI) has a new 6.8x43mm REM SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge) upper receiver designed/developed to replace any AR-15/M16-based weapon’s 5.56x45mm upper receiver. Noted gunwriter Gary Paul Johnston has stated that the new PRI 6.8mm REM SPC uppers "have… proven 1-MOA accurate or better". These uppers are available with either 18.5" or 16.5" free-float Rock ... Read More »

Robinson Armament RAV02 MC Select-Fire Assault Carbine/Subcarbine Videos.

by David Crane [email protected] You may remember our previous story on the Robinson Armament RAV02 MC assault carbine/subcarbine (the "RAV" acronym is pronounced "Rave") that we published awhile back. Well, now you can download and view MPEG and AVI format video of the RAV02 MC assault carbine/subcarbine being fired/demonstrated (You can do this by clicking on "Read More" hypertext below ... Read More »