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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.

Hudson H9 Low-Bore-Axis Striker-Fired High-Capacity 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol: Taking the 1911 Pistol Right into the 21st Century!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Hudson Mfg., Recoil Magazine, and Shooting Illustrated Magazine January 14, 2017 The Hudson H9 9mm pistol, recently revealed by Hudson Manufacturing and Recoil Magazine on the cusp of SHOT Show 2017 is arguably a perfect ballistic metaphor for President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s promise/pledge to make America great again. The essential ... Read More »

DRD Tactical Aptus Weapon System 5.56mm NATO/300BLK (300 Blackout) Multi-Caliber SBR/PDW/Carbine/DMR Combat/Tactical Rifle System with Quick Change Barrel (QCB) System, Internal Recoil Sysstem, and Folding Stock!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: DRD Tactical January 12, 2017 DRD Tactical, maker of the Paratus and KIVAARI rifle/carbines, recently published a press release on the new and very cool DRD Tactical Aptus Weapon System 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/300BLK (300 Blackout) Multi-Caliber Short Barreled Rifle (SBR)/Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)/Carbine/Designated Marksman’s Rifle (DMR), and it looks ... Read More »

Prosthesis 14-Foot Quadrupedal ‘Anti-Robot’ Racing Robot: Manned Exo-Bionic Robotic Exoskeleton Runs 50 MPH! Is it a Future Infantry Warfighting Machine?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Prosthesis January 7, 2017 It seems like only last week that DefenseReview was discussing manned exo-bionic exoskeleton¬†systems like the Korean Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) for potential future warfare applications. Wait a minute, it was just las week that we were doing that. Well, another such system is apparently ... Read More »

SIG SAUER Introduces 300 Win Mag (.300 Winchester Magnum) Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition for Your .300WM Tactical AR Rifle/Carbine!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 4, 2017 Last updated on 1/05/17. Sig Sauer just announced the introduction of SIG SAUER .300 Win Mag (.300 Winchester Magnum, or .300WM) Match Grade Elite Performance Ammunition, which will come as a very welcome surprise to owners of .300WM tactical AR rifle/carbines like the Patriot Ordnance Factory POF P-300 (also ... Read More »

VooDoo Innovations VDI Slayer Glock 17 (G17) Slide/Upper Group with Mini Red Dot Sight Combat Optic Cuts, VDI Threaded Silencer/Sound Suppressor Barrel and VDI LifeCoat Melonite and PVD Coating! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 31, 2016 Last updated on 1/02/17. Back on November 29th (2016), DefenseReview (DR) published a piece on DR writer/contributor Jeff Gurwitch running the VooDoo Innovations VDI Enforcer Glock 17 (G17) Slide/Upper with a VDI Glock 17 Barrel and Grip Force Adapter extended beavertail grip tang for us. Well, as it happens, ... Read More »

Battle Arms Development B.A.D.-ASS Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR/PDW Components and Accessories: Titanium Gas Blocks, PDW Stocks (Buttstocks), Lower Receivers, Fluted Barrels and Sight Mounts…Oh, My! (Videos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 29, 2016 Well, it took us awhile to publish this one, but better late than never. DefenseReview has long been a fan of Battle Arms Develpment’s BAD-ASS-ST Short-Throw (45-Degree) Ambi (Ambidextrous) Safety Selector Switch AR15/AR10, so we felt it was our obligation to check out BAD’s latest and greatest tactical AR ... Read More »

Korean Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) Exo-Bionic Exoskeleton for Future Warfare: Future Soldier/Warfighter Going ‘Avatar’-Style with Armored, Armed/Weaponized and Camouflaged Variant?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Getty Images and/or Hankook Mirae Technology December 27, 2016 Last updated on 12/27/16. First, there was Ripley in the United States Colonial Marines’ Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader a.k.a. Power Loader fighting the Xenomorph Queen onboard the USS Sulaco in Aliens. Then, there was Hell’s Gate security chief Col. Miles ... Read More »

Vertx Professional Rifle Garment Bag with Up-Armored Capability: Tactigami-Compatible and VELCRO-Lined Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Travel Bag Lets You Draw Your Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR Fast and Use as an Armored Shield with ‘Capatain America Feature’! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 21, 2016. For some reason, we forgot about this one, but better late than never. Anway, after Darrell Morrow of Vertx got done showing us the Vertx Speed Concealed Carry Shirt (Long Sleeve, Forest Plaid) and Delta Stretch Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Combat/Tactical Pants at the company’s booth at SHOT Show 2016, he took ... Read More »

Maddox Defense MD Hawk All-Terrain Turbo-Charged Algae-Biodiesel Baja Racer-Type Military Combat/Tactical Bike (Motorcycle) for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions: Achieves Almost 100 Miles Per Gallon (MPG) on the Street and 50-60 MPG Off-Road!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 15, 2016 As long as we’re on a military combat/tactical bike/motorcycle kick (see here and here), we should probably discuss the Maddox Defense MD Hawk Baja racer-type 800cc all-terrain biodiesel motorcycle that’s powered by a turbo-charged Mercedes-Benz inline 3-cylinder diesel engine/motor, which runs on algae biodiesel fuel and gets almost 100 ... Read More »