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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.

New Eagle Tactical Headsets for Special Operations. It’s in the Bones.

Every well-funded Special Operations team on earth, whether it be military or law enforcement, currently utilizes some form of tactical communications headset. Communication between team members and between the team and their command structure is one of the most important aspects of any tactical op. One of the most highly respected companies currently fulfilling this need is New Eagle, of ... Read More »

Pro-Ears Pro-Tac Dimension 3 Muffs for Spec-Ops and Serious Shooters.

For military special operators and LE tactical operators, there is one tactical electronic shooting muff that, for some time, has stood head and shoulders above the rest of the pack in terms of technology and performance, and that’s the the Pro-Ears Pro Tac Dimension 3, by Ridgeline, Inc.. The Pro-Tac’s superiority is due to two primary features of the electronics. ... Read More »

Realistic Military-Style AK Variants by ASD Firearms LLC.

O.k, here’s the second installment highlighting the excellent "AK Mania" issue of SAR(Small Arms Review), Nov., 2002. By the way, this is a really great AK issue for all those Kalashnikov lovers out there. In this DefRev installment, we’re going to discuss ASD Firearms LLC’s authentic-looking AK variants, both full-auto and semi-auto only. The SAR story we’ll be discussing this ... Read More »

Krinkov AOW Mini-AK by Precision Weapons Corporation(PWC).

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com October 5, 2002 I don’t know about the rest of you, but there’s just something about a 7.62x39mm caliber Mini-AK the size of a subgun that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Who cares that it’s semi-auto only? Who cares that it doesn’t have a shoulder stock? It’s small, ... Read More »

New Leitner-Wise LW15.499 Mini-.50 and LW 15.S CAW

by David Crane [email protected] September 03, 2002 Well, the folks at Leitner-Wise Rifle Co., of Alexandria, VA, have certainly been keeping busy over there. They’ve just come out with two new weapon systems speciifically geared for military Spec-Ops and LE tactical use. We’ll start with the Leitner Wise LW15.499 Mini-.50(or .499), a.k.a. Multi-Level Threat Response System (MLTRS). As this is ... Read More »

Chinese QBZ-95 Infantry Rifle

The QBZ-95 bullpup infantry rifle from China, a.ka. Type 95 rifle, fires the proprietary 5.8x42mm round. Many small arms experts consider the ideal infantry/light machine gun caliber to be between 6mm and 6.5mm in diameter, and between 39mm and 45mm in length, making the new Chinese caliber very close to the ideal dual-purpose infantry round. Click here for pics and ... Read More »

Latest Russian Pistols: Yarygin and MP-446 Viking

DefRev has found some good info on the Russian Yarygin pistol and MP-446 Viking at GlobalArms.net. Both were developed for the Russian Army in order to satisfy specific Russian military requirements. Click here to visit the Yarygin pistol page. To go directly to the MP-446 Viking pistol page, click on this link.   Read More »

R.A.M.(Real Action Marker) for Realistic Tactical CQB Training.

by David Crane [email protected] Force-on-force tactical CQB training and Real Action Gaming(R.A.G.) just got bumped-up in the realism department. Asia Paintball Supply(APS) out of Hong Kong is now marketing their Real Action Marker(R.A.M. or RAM) here in the U.S. The mastermind behind the U.S. marketing campaign is Harry Wong, an ex-British Army soldier who’s now an APS executive based in ... Read More »