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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 ExtremeShock Counterterrorism/Defensive Ammunition

Billed by the manufacturer as "the world’s most advanced ammunition", "the world’s premier antiterrorist rounds", and "the world’s premier home defense round", ExtremeShock Ammunition has some pretty big self-espoused hype to live up to. It would be nice, of course, if the company would show some actual proof to back up their rather large performance claims. You see, when you ... Read More »

Russian Amphibious Assault Rifle

Russia has just come out with a new assault rifle that’s at home both on land and under water–an amphibious assault rifle, if you will. Known as the ASM-DT Special Multipurpose(Universal Two-Medium) Assault Rifle, this new 5.45mm rifle can equal the performance of the AK-74 on land, and the APS Underwater Assault Rifle in the water. Very cool stuff, indeed. ... Read More »

PM-98/98S 9mm Subgun Becomes Available in the U.S.

Described by noted gun writer Al Paulson as "an inspired cross between a Mini Uzi and MP-5", this new Polish submachine gun offering, made by Radom, looks very interesting. The difference between the PM-98 and PM-98S models is that the PM-98S lacks the former’s recoil reducer. The PM-98 fires at 640 rpm, while the PM-98S fires at 770 rpm. The ... Read More »

New Poseiden Minishell Pump: There’s a New Badboy in Town.

Brought to you by Centurion Ordnance, Inc.(the importer of Aguila Ammunition and the new Minishell round), the Poseiden pump-action shotgun is designed specifically for the new Minishell, already featured on this site. The Poseiden is actually made for Centurion Ordnance by a Turkish manufacturer, which has yet to be identified by DefRev. As usual, we’ll ferret out the information as ... Read More »

New Aguila 12 Guage Minishell

Aguila Ammunition has just introduced their 1-3/4" 12 ga Minishell. Industrias Tecnos SA de CV from Cuernavaca, Mexico, is the manufacturer of Aguila ammunition, and developed the Minishell for law enforcement and military applications. Imported for Aguila by Centurion Ordnance, Inc. the new round has a number of advantages, including lighter recoil, higher capacity(as you can fit more rounds in ... Read More »

Leitner-Wise LW 15.22 Turns Your AR-15 into a .22 Rimfire.

Leitner-Wise’s LW 15.22 just may be the answer for those who enjoy shooting their AR-15, but have to duke it out with their wallet every time they wanna’ hit the range. Available either as a complete rifle or upper receiver replacement unit, the LW 15.22 allows you to shoot cheap-as-dirt .22 Long Rifle ammo through your favorite 5.56 "Black Rifle", ... Read More »

USAS-12 Select-Fire Shotgun, Brought to You by Ramo Defense Systems

Ramo Defense Systems is the current importer and marketer of the USAS-12 shotgun. The USAS-12, looking like an M16 that’s pumped a lot of iron while on a steady diet of anabolic steroids, can fire a variety of 12 gauge, 2 3/4 high velocity shells reliably, including slugs and fleshettes. The weapon is a gas-operated, magazine-fed weapon that utilizes a ... Read More »

Vertec Pistol by Beretta

Called the "Evolution" internally by Beretta during its development, the new Vertec pistol is basically just that, a model 92/96 updated with the latest features, like an accessory mounting rail on the dustcover, removable front sight, , flush-fitting 4.7" stainless barrel ala the "Elite" series, beveled magazine well, and dual-textured thin polymer grips. The standard version of the Vertec will ... Read More »

Trident Concepts Book Press Release

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jeff Gonzales, Director of Training Trident Concepts Research Group 928-925-7038 www.tridentconcepts.net [email protected] DATE: Prescott, Arizona December 19, 2001 The book Combative Fundamentals, An Unconventional Approach, by Jeff Gonzales will be released and available for retail purchase spring 2002. Jeff Gonzales takes you step by step through developing the combat fighting skills necessary to work ... Read More »