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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.

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 »

OSS Suppressors Latest and Greatest 5.56mm, Titanium 7.62mm and Belt-Fed Machine Gun Cans (Silencers/Sound Suppressors) for 2019! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com August 7, 2019 Last updated on 8/08/19. DefenseReview (DR) first covered OSS Suppressors in 2014, after we got to see their internals at SOFIC 2014. Actually, that’s not exactly true. We really first got to see them in 2012 at NDIA Joint Armaments Conference 2012, when they were still called Bravo 18. ... Read More »

Nomad 9 Frame Aftermarket Gen4 Glock 19 (G19)-Type Modular Pistol Grip Frame for Custom Pistol Builders (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 28, 2019 At the tail end of SHOT Show 2019, DefenseReview (DR) came across a very interesting custom-Glock-pistol product called the Nomad 9 Frame, which is an aftermarket Gen4 Glock 19 (G19)-type pistol grip frame designed and developed by Nomad Defense Co. (NDC) for custom Glock pistol builders/smiths–and it looks pretty ... Read More »

DR Video: Jeff Gurwitch Reviews the Bravo Concealment BCA 3.0 Gun Holster: Outside-the-Waist-Band (OWB) Glock 19 (G19) Combat/Tactical Pistol Holster Gets the Gurwitch Treatment at the Range!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 19, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) writer/contributor and Chief New-Product Tester Jeff Gurwitch has created a great video range (and studio) review of the Bravo Concealment BCA 3.0 Gun Holster for his Glock 19 (G19) combat/tactical pistol, and we’re very pleased to share it with our readers. Jeff last covered Bravo Concealment holsters ... Read More »

Battle Arms Development BAD 9mm PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine): Combat/Tactical Carbine and PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) Packages with 33-Round Glock 9mm Pistol Mags! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 14, 2019 As if the new BATTLEARMS OIP Gen-2 ultra-light 5.56mm AR carbine weren’t cool enough by itself, Battle Arms Development (BAD) also showed DefenseReview (DR) what looked like a prototype version of one of their new BAD PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine) combat/tactical carbines with ambi (ambidextrous) controls (some of them ... Read More »

Battle Arms Development (BAD) BATTLEARMS OIP (Ounces Is Pounds) 002 5.56mm Ultra Lightweight Rifle: Limited-Edition Gen-2 Ultra-Lightweight, Skeletonized Tactical AR-15 Carbine with Titanium Accessories! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 5, 2019 Last updated on 7/14/19. The good folks at Battle Arms Development (BAD) have a very interesting limited-edition (100 units) ultra-lightweight, skeletonized 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO) tactical AR (AR-15) carbine called the Battle Arms Development BAD OIP (Ounces is Pounds) GEN-2 aka BATTLEARMS OIP 002 Ultra Lightweight Rifle Gen2, and ... Read More »

Happy 4th of July/Independence Day 2019!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com July 4, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) would like to wish a very Happy 4th of July/Independence Day 2019 to our readers, and express our gratitude to our fighting men and women who keep us safe. Thank you, and God Bless you. And, please be careful out on the roads. Don’t drink and drive. ... Read More »

LALO Tactical BUD/S Hydro Recon Water Bootie: Amphibious Combat/Tactical Swim Boots with Fully Drainable Soles for Over-the-Beach Missions! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 30, 2019 In DefenseReview’s (DR) reporting on the intriguing LALO Tactical sneaks (sneakers), we somehow (almost) forgot about this very interesting product, the LALO Tactical BUD/S Hydro Recon Water Bootie combat/tactical swim boots. Per the purveyor, the Hydro Recon Water Bootie sports a 1.5mm (milimeter) neoprene upper and fully-drainable perforated “bottom ... Read More »

LALO Tactical Crosstraining Fitness Sneakers and Running Shoes Go Even Higher-Tech! (Videos!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 21, 2019 Last year, DefenseReview (DR) published a couple of pieces on LALO Tactical high-performance crosstraining fitness and running shoes with reactive-propulsion soles and ceramic-coated SuperFabric toecaps (see here and here). The second DR piece was on what were then prototype designs for the LALO Tactical Bloodbird and Grinder. Well, This ... Read More »