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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.

Stun Rounds by Maxsell Corporation

Here’s an interesting product, but DefRev is not so sure it’s such a good idea. Intended to be a first round alternative for a defensive firearm, the Stun Round by Maxsell Corporation may just be a solution to a non-existent problem. Click on "Read More" below for the rest of the story. Here’s why–If, God forbid, you ever have to ... Read More »

Para-Ordnance LDA 1911 Pistols

LDA stands for “Light Double Action”. Before I tried one of Para-Ordnance’s LDA’s for myself, I have to say that I wasn’t very interested in the concept of a double-action-only .45. The truth is, I felt that it was a solution to a non-existent problem, since I happen to be a single-action proponent. However, now that I’ve sampled it, I ... Read More »

Custom Glock by Custom Arms(CAC)

Pete Carber, of Custom Arms Company, Inc.(CAC), built a special custom Glock 22 for an American Handgunner article that appeared in the May/June 2001 issue. The article was written by Andy Stanford. The custom G22 was built using a Caspian slide, Bar-Sto match barrel, Lightning Strike’s aluminum trigger and skelotonized firing pin, and MMC sites. Carber also performed one of ... Read More »

Custom Springfield Operator 1911 Pistol by Michiguns Ltd.

Ned Christiansen of Michiguns Ltd. seems to be doing some interesting work on Springfield Operators. When you follow the link below to the photos, pay particular attention to the modifications to the front of the gun(specifically, the dustcover). The shaping/machining work looks to be excellent, and the gun just looks great overall. It should be known that Christiansen does all ... Read More »

New Recon Rifle by Arms Tech Ltd.

by David Crane [email protected] Pete Kokalis has written an article in the latest issue of SAR(Small Arms Review) on a new rifle that’s designed to be sort of a quick-fix for the Colt M4 carbine. Anyone intimately familiar with the M4 carbine knows that it has some serious problems. These include reliability problems which involve gas system blow-outs, barrels wearing ... Read More »

Ballistic Fashion in Afghanistan.

Stephen Hunter has written a sort of shockingly gung-ho and entertaining article(gung-ho for a Washington Post writer, at least) with regards to small arms. It deals with infantry weaponry, and it’s worth reading. The article does contains one error regarding the caliber of the Russian PPSh-41 submachine gun, which, for the record, is 7.62x25mm, not 9mm(as the article states). Click ... Read More »

Kalashnikov USA Unveil’s Its New All Russian AK-103.

The new AK-103’s begin life as Saiga 7.62x39mm carbines, imported by Kalashnikov USA. They’re then sent out to DGS, Inc. of Fort Myers, Florida. DGS modifies the carbines, turning them into full-fledged shorty AK-100 series rifles. Kalashnikov USA used to work with another contractor for the conversions, but quality control was a problem. The new DGS conversions are supposed to ... Read More »

Global Enforcement Review Makes a Splash at TREXPO East.

I have to say that Global Enforcement Review, or GER, was a very pleasant surprise at this year’s TREXPO East exhibition. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to meet Paul Ford, the publisher and founder of GER at his booth, and came away very impressed with both him and his magazine. GER is basically a new law enforcement/corrections industry publication, with ... Read More »

SIG 552 Commando Mini-Assault Rifle for Special Operations.

SIG seems to have a little winner with their 552 Commando(the rifle’s full numeric designation is actually 552-2P). Just like all the other mini-assault rifles out there, the SIG 552 is designed for use in tight spots by special operators and air crew members. *Click on "Read More" below for the rest of the story.* What separates the SIG 552 ... Read More »