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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.

Can You See Me Now?

Looks like hiding will become easier in the future. The implications for this technology are mind blowing. I hope to get my own cloak coat soon. Click Here For Story Read More »

Steyr M40 Malfunctions / Response from Steyr

I am the individual that wrote the article, in reference to the Steyr M40 malfunctions. I forwarded an airmail letter to Steyr, as well as several e-mails. I advised Steyr of the multiple problems. I received no response to my communications. I sent an e-mail to Steyr advising them that when importation of their pistols resumed, I would file civil ... Read More »

Important Message: Herb Woodend Needs Our Help.

This just came in to us from a friend of Defense Review, whom we trust. The situation is this: a friend of a friend of ours is in some serious medical trouble, and needs some financial help. If you click on the "Read More" hypertext below, you can read the letter that fully explains the situation. Of course, our members ... Read More »

Kimber Custom II

The slightly- upgraded Kimber Custom II 1911, recently adopted by LAPD SWAT, is now available to civilians as the Kimber Custom TLE (Tactical Law Enforcement). The upgrades mentioned above are comprised of 30 lpi checkering on the frontstrap of the grip, and a set of Meprolite night sights, front and rear. Click here to read an article about LAPD SWAT’s ... Read More »

Barrett Introduces the 25mm Payload Rifle.

by David Crane [email protected] Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. has just come out with their 25mm "Payload Rifle". The new Payload Rifle is basically a modified Barrett M82A1 Light .50 antimateriel rifle. The new offering utilizes a replacement upper receiver with a shorter barrel (17.5 inches) mounted on a slightly modified M82A1 lower receiver. The 25x59Bmm round the Payload Rifle fires ... Read More »

Shoulder Stock Your Glock

Here is something that I found and it looks very nice for your Glock 17. It is the: Impulse Glock Carbine Kit You can now convert your Glock 17 into a full blown carbine adding a stock and a 16 inch barrel. Here’s the link   Read More »

Why Isn’t Our Military Going 6mm? by David Crane.

Back in September, I wrote a quick blurb on the Chinese QBZ-95(Type 95) infantry rifle, chambered for the proprietary 5.8x42mm cartridge. Now, while it’s true that I’m not a particularly big fan of the Chinese army, it must be noted that the Chinese are not stupid, and they decided on this caliber after conducting a rather extensive amount of ballistic ... Read More »