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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.

Magpul Industries Corp. Introduces the MSS(Modular Stock System) at Shot Show.

Ya’ just gotta’ give it up to someone that can invent a better mousetrap. Rich Fitzpatrick of Magpul Industries Corp. appears to have done just that. Fitzpatrick is an ex-Marine who’s never much liked the M4′ carbine’s collapsible buttstock. He’s always felt it’s a bit too flimsy, doesn’t offer quite enough adjustment, and generally sucks ergonomically, thus providing a less-than-ideal ... Read More »

Press Release:

One of DefRev’s own(members, that is) has a new book out called "Combative Fundamentals, An Unconventional Approach". The author’s name is Jeff Gonzales. Jeff is an ex-Navy SEAL(Team 4), and now runs his own tactical training school, called "Trident Concepts Research Group", out of Prescott, Arizona. Here’s what the official press release says about the book: "Jeff Gonzales takes you ... Read More »

Trijicon Introduces the TriPower Tactical Sight and TA55 ACOG Riflescope.

Bill Taggart, Director of Federal and Military Sales for Trijicon, showed me two brand new optical sights that really blew me away. Let’s get to the “TriPower” first. This is a brand new tactical "red dot" optical sight that is just extremely cool. Called the "Tripower", it’s the first triple-iluminated sight. Having handled one of these at Trijicon’s booth at ... Read More »

Prototype Factory Combat Light for Glocks Shown at Shot Show 2002.

One of Glock’s representatives was kind enough to show and demonstrate a prototype for a new frame-mounted combat light that’s pretty sweet, and will probably cause Glock users to fall all over themselves, and each other, to get one. The unit simply snaps right onto the 3rd Generation light-mounting rails. When the operator needs to remove it he/she can snap ... Read More »

Is Beretta Making Politically Correct Handguns?

by David Crane No, I’m not talking about guns like that ridiculous "Smartgun" Smith & Wesson has been working on to satisfy the anti-gun fringe extremists. I’m talking about what could very well become a disturbing trend that, unfortunately, could also end up growing very quickly. It seems that gunmakers, in an attempt to cater to, how shall I say ... Read More »

FN Herstal Introduces

As I sat there listening to Rick Demilt, Director of Law Enforcement Sales and Marketing for FN Herstal USA, at the company’s corporate presentation at Shot Show 2002, I immediately realized that FN Herstal is on an absolute warpath to literally take over the law enforcement and military markets of the free world. This is not an exaggeration. The company’s ... Read More »

The Pistol Beretta Should Make: Beretta Elite III?

While I was at Shot Show last week, I spoke with one of the Beretta guys at the company’s booth. This is what I told him: Very simply, DefRev would like to see a Beretta 9mm/.40 cal that looks like the Beretta Elite series(w/flush barrel and original style grip), and also incorporates the single action operation(w/ frame mounted safety) of ... Read More »

MK46 Mod 0 and M249 SPW Developed for U.S. Special Operations by FN Herstal.

The MK46 Mod 0 and M249 SPW(Special Purpose Weapon) LMG’s are basically modified, shortened, and lightened M249 SAW’s(5.56x45mm) that have been developed specifically for use by U.S. Special Operations. On both, the M249’s forearm has been replaced with a rail system, although the SPW’s and MK46’s rails are of different configuration. Also, their buttstocks differ from each other in that ... Read More »

SUPER-SHORTY 12-Gauge Mini-Shotgun by Serbu Firearms, Inc.

This little honey comes straight from the wonderfully demented mind of Mark Serbu, who appears to have been influenced by one Ricardo Tubbs from "Miami Vice". Based on a Mossberg Maverick 12-gauge, the SUPER-SHORTY is one cool little scattergun. I handled one last week at the show(Shot Show), and came away impressed. The SUPER-SHORTY looks good AND feels good in ... Read More »