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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.

Hyperstealth Quantum Stealth: Light-Bending, multi-spectral “Invisibility Cloaking” Adaptive Camo (Camouflage) Goes Very Public, and Mainstream! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com October 23, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) readers may (or may not) remember our exclusive interview with Guy Cramer about Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp.’s Quantum Stealth light-bending multi-spectral “invisibility cloaking” (i.e., visual cloaking/stealth) adaptive camo (camouflage) technology way back in May, 2011. Well, Quantum Stealth has just gone very public and viral thanks to a ... Read More »

The Build Episode II: Special Forces SOPMOD Block II M4A1-Type Combat/Tactical AR-15 Carbine Deployment Clone Gun Build!

By Jeff Gurwitch October 2, 2019 Retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier Jeff Gurwitch, discusses his M4A1-type SOPMOD Block II combat/tactical AR-15 carbine clone, a copy of the carbine he used during his last combat tour in Afghanistan. The video includes everything, from the accessories he chose and how he employed them in combat, to the benefits of running a ... Read More »

KRISS MagEx2 9mm and 10mm Glock Pistol Magazine Extensions: Bump Your Ammo Capacity Up to 40 Rounds and 33 Rounds! (Video!)

David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 30, 2019 We haven’t written about this company’s products for quite some time, but this one caught our attention earlier this year, at SHOT Show 2019. KRISS USA has designed and developed some 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO and 10mm Auto Glock pistol mag (magazine) exensions called the MagEx2 that attach to standard Glock ... Read More »

DefenseReview (DR) Presents: “The Build” Episode 1: “Franken Race Rifle”

By Jeff Gurwitch September 12, 2019 Last updated on 9/12/19. In DefenseReview’s (DR) “The Build” Episode 1: “Franken Race Rifle”, retired Special Forces Soldier and DR writer/contributor Jeff Gurwitch, discusses building a competition-ready AR-15, as well as the benefits of hydraulic buffers and the FERFRANS Delayed Sear Activation System (DSAS)/Rate Reduction System (RRS) bolt carrier group (BCG) in semi-auto and ... Read More »

Helikon-Tex Urban Line Urban Tactical Clothing and Downtown Backpack Armored/Ballistic Pack for Concealed Carry (CCW), Casual Wear, Range Wear, and Urban Tactical Ops! (Videos!)

David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com September 2, 2019 A Polish company called Helikon-Tex is making some pretty kickass urban tactical clothing, and DefenseReview got to see some of it earlier this year at SHOT Show 2019. It’s called the Helikon-Tex Urban Line, and iDR really dug it when we viewed the products at the company’s booth. DR got ... Read More »

Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 (Ultimate Holographic-1) Weapon Sight/Combat Optic for Dynamic Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat! (Videos!)

David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 26, 2019 And, as long as we’re on the subject of awesome new Vortex Optics combat optics at SHOT Show 2019, we should probably also discuss the very interesting Vortex Razor AMG UH-1 (Ultimate Holigraphic-1) holographic weapon sight, which is designed for super-fast target acquisition dynamic CQB/CQC (Close Quarters Battle/Close Quarters Combat) ... Read More »

Vortex Razor HD Gen II-E (Enhanced) 1-6×24 Combat/Tactical Scope for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and 3-Gun Shooters! (Video!)

David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 25, 2019 Towards the end of SHOT Show 2019, DefenseReview (DR) stopped by the Vortex Optics booth to check out their latest and greatest products, and the first one we looked at was the new Vortex Razor HD Gen II-E (Enhanced) 1-6×24 combat/tactical scope, and it’s quite an combat optic. “This is ... Read More »

Rugged Suppressors with ADAPT Modular Technology: Mission-Configurable Pistol and Rifle Suppressors with Belt-Fed Full-Auto Capability! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 14, 2019 Speaking of interesting cans (muzzle cans), Rugged Suppressors had some pretty interesting ones in their booth, and DefenseReview (DR) liked what we saw. Two that we specifically liked are the Oculus22 modular, belt-fed full-auto-rated .22LR-5.7x28mm can, and the Obsidian9 modular, belt-fed full-auto-rated 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) can, both of ... Read More »