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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.

Walther PPQ M2 SC Sub-Compact Striker-Fired 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol for Concealed Carry (CCW): 16 Rounds Ready to Go with Extended-Basepade Magazine! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 28, 2018 Last updated on 2/13/18. We here at DefenseReview (DR) are, historically, unabashed Glock 9mm guys (specifically the Glock 19, or G19). That’s what we carry. However, Walther Arms (and Walther USA) appear to be really killing it with their PPQ (Police Pistol Quick Defense Trigger) and PPS pistols, and ... Read More »

Beyond Clothing Stretch Alpha Sweater 4-Way-Stretch Insulated Softshell Combat/Tactical Jacket with Tweave and Polartec Technology! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 21, 2018 Beyond Clothing has a very interesting 4-way stretch insulated softshell jacket called the Stretch Alpha Sweater (or, Alpha Stretch Sweater), and its as good an example of an insulated softshell that DefenseReview (DR) has seen. We actually got to see and handle it at Special Operations Industy Conference (SOFIC) ... Read More »

ZRODELTA Acquires War Sport Manufacturing, Maker of LVOA Combat/Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) Systems

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 16, 2018 DefenseReview (DR) received a quick heads up today about ZRODELTA’s acquisition of War Sport Manufacturing, maker of the famed LVOA (Low Visibility Operations Application) combat/tactical AR carbines and SBR’s (Short Barreled Rifles), from our friend Mike Semanoff. ZRODELTA (pronounced “zero delta”) originally comes from the motorcyle racing (or, racing ... Read More »

SIG SAUER P365 Striker-Fired High-Capacity Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol for Concealed Carry (CCW): Ready to do battle with the Glock 43 (G43) AND Glock 19 (G19)?

By David Crane January 14, 2018 Last updated on 1/15/18. DefenseReview (DR) received the following press release last Monday. Looks like the new SIG SAUER P365 striker-fired high-capacity sub-compact high-capacity 9mm (9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO) pistol is designed to go head to head against the Glock 43 (G43), and perhaps even the Glock 19 (G19) as well, in the CCW (concealed ... Read More »

Chinese Military Preparing to Win World War III (WWIII) with ‘Emerging and Exponential’ Technologies: Cyberwarfare, Electronic Warfare, Hypersonic Weapons, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Quantum Computing, Stealth Aircraft, UAS/UAV/Drone Aircraft Tech, Anti-Satellite Weapons, Robots/Robotics, and other ‘New Technologies’…It’s All on the Table!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: South China Morning Post (SCMP), Times Asi/flickr/CC-BY-2.0, January 10, 2018 Last updated on 1/11/18. DefenseReview (DR) has been following Chinese and Russian military technology capabilities and advancements for quite some time now, so we weren’t surprised to read about the Chinese PLA’s (People’s Liberation Army) drive to dominate the ... Read More »

Vertx Downrange Soft Shell Jacket: Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Combat/Tactical Jacket with with VaporCore Moisture-Wicking and Infrared (IR) Energy-Reflecting Fabric Tech for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Urban Combat/Tactical Ops! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 7, 2018 We here at DefenseReview (DR) DO like our technical clothing, and in that spirit, Vertx is making a very cool lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) softshell combat/tactical jacket for concealed carry (CCW) called the Vertx Downrange Soft Shell Jacket, and just about every aspect of it is pretty interesting. First, the jacket ... Read More »

DARPA Gremlins Program: Attack Drones Eventually Carried by Low-Observable/Stealth ‘Mothership’ Carrier/Launching Aircraft! Northrop Grumman B-21, Anyone?

By David Crane January 2, 2018 Last updated on 1/03/18. Nasdaq recently published an article titled “Air Force Could Test Flying Aircraft Carriers” as Early as Next Year, that caught DefenseReview’s (DR) attention, thanks to its provocative title hinting at giant electrogravitic-propulsion (anti-gravity) aircraft carriers flying around like alien craft. The article itself actually alludes to a much less provocatively-titled ... Read More »

Wilcox Industries RAID (Ruggedized Aiming/Illumination Device) VCSEL Visible/IR Laser Aimer/ Illuminator Module for Combat M4/4A1 and Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 28, 2017 Last updated on 12/29/17. As long as we’re discussing the latest and greatest Wilcox Industries laser aimer/illuminators for M4/M4A1/AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s, we should probably also touch on the Wilcox RAID (Ruggedized Aiming/Illumination Device) VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) visible/IR laser aimer/illuminator module, which Wilcox’s Travis Mitchell also showed DefenseReview ... Read More »

Wilcox Industries Fusion AMP Rail Powered M4/M4A1/AR-15 Carbine/SBR Rail System with Super-Slick/Sleek, Minimalist Wilcox BOSS 300 (or, 300 BOSS) Black Out Sighting System All-In-One Red Dot Sight Combat Optic with Visible/IR Laser Aimer/Illuminator! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 23, 2017 Last updated on 12/24/17. Earlier this year, at SHOT Show 2017 and SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017, respectively, DefenseReview (DR) filmed some product demos on the Wilcox Industries Fusion AMP Rail powered rail system with a BOSS 300 (or, 300 BOSS) Black Out Sighting System red dot ... Read More »

American Clandestine Equipment (ACE) SMG9-SC Lightweight, High-Volume Full-Auto-Grade 9mm Silencer/Sound Suppressor Devloped for the CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 Submachine Gun (SMG) and CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 SBR!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com December 18, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) recently received a press release on the American Clandestine Equipment (ACE) SMG9-SC high-volume lightweight, full-auto-grade 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO SMG (Submachine Gun) silencer/sound suppressor that they developed for the CZ Scorpion Evo A1 subgun and CZ Scorpion Evo 3 S1 SBR (Short Barelled Rifle). The ACE rep we ... Read More »