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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.

Dark Parts Rail Covers for KAC RAS and A.R.M.S. S.I.R. Get a Grip.

by David Crane Dark Parts has just released their first product–a set of "rubberized" non-slip rail covers/panels that will fit on any mil-spec 1913 picatinny rail system designed for the M4/M4A1 Carbine, including the KAC(Knight’s Armament) RAS, FF RAS, and RAS II, and A.R.M.S. S.I.R. systems. Even better, unlike KAC(Knight’s Armament) rail covers, Dark Parts is in the process of ... Read More »

Rock SOPMOD M14 Commando Carbine by Troy Industries, Inc.

by David Crane [email protected] This company has just come across DefRev’s radar. Troy Industries, Inc. appears to be a specialized small arms manufacturer with a specific focus on Special Operations applications and the CQB (Close Quarters Battle) role. According to the company, the Rock SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar Modification) M14 Commando Carbine has been designed under contract for the Naval ... Read More »

Stavatti TIS-1(Tactical Infantry System-1) Gasdynamic Laser Infantry Rifle.

DefRev just found this company on the web. Stavatti is an Aerospace Defense Prime Contractor that "is engaged in the design, qualification, production, distribution, service and total system support of new and original: fighters, sportplanes, tactical and strategic reconnaissance platforms, high performance corporate transports, heavy-lift theater transports, bombers, strike aircraft, launch vehicles and additional advanced aerospace vehicles." Apparently, they make ... Read More »

M26 Taser is getting good press.

The M26 Taser is a non-lethal electronic stun device that’s currently only available to law enforcement and the military. Hopefully this will change soon, as civilians could make just as good use of the device. As it stands, civilians can only obtain a less powerful model. This s a curious practice, considering the fact that so many citizens already have ... Read More »

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 »