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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.

International Cartridge Corporation at TREXPO East

This is one very interesting company. International Cartridge Corporation has teamed up with Sinterfire to create and produce specialized training and tactical ammunition for SWAT and special operations use. Both types of ammunition utilize powdered metal technology in creating non-jacketed lead-free rounds that can do literally just about anything the customer needs it to do, depending on what needs to ... Read More »

Attack on America: Letter from the Editor

We would like to thank our members and visitors for your continued patience. Defense Review will have new content very shortly. The events and effects of September 11th are, frankly, all that matter to us at the moment, and have therefore caused further delays. This is, hands down, the worst tragedy this country has ever suffered at the hands of ... Read More »

TREXPO East–Tactical Toys for Big Boys.

Hey everybody, I’m sorry for the lack of updates over the last couple of weeks, but I’ve been travelling, and extremely busy. I actually just got back in town, and will shortly be writing about my experience at TREXPO East, the most important tactical and special operations technology show in the country. I had a really great time there and ... Read More »

New Sig-Sauer Hi-Cap .45 on Drawing Board

Sig is currently in development of the new P221. The P221 is a high capacity version of their famed P220. The new gun will hold 14 rounds in the magazine. Ironically, Europeans will be able to own the gun as God intended it, while we Americans, whose gun rights are supposed to be guaranteed, will only be able to get ... Read More »

Armalite Re-Introduces the AR-180

If you’re a fan of the Armalite AR-180 rifle (semi-auto version of the AR-18 assault rifle), guess what? It’s BAAaak!!! Armalite has just reintroduced the rifle as the AR180B, and they’ve instituted a few updates. These include a new polymer lower receiver, AR-15 trigger group, AR-15 style safety and mag release, so the gun now takes standard AR-15 magazines. One ... Read More »

New C15M L.E. Mini Assault Rifle by Professional Ordnance

Professional Ordnance has just come out with an L.E. only version of their Carbon-15 rifle called the C15M L.E. Rifle. The gun is available in a select- fire version, can be had with either a 16 inch barrel or 9 1/2 inch barrel for CQB applications, and weighs under 4 pounds. The gun is constructed of carbon fiber, and utilizes ... Read More »

Custom Mini High Power Carry Gun by Art Leckie

The September 2001 issue of SAR (Small Arms Review) has an interesting article on a mini High Power produced by gunsmith Art Leckie. The article is written by Peter Kokalis. If you’re not crazy about the mini Glocks, or you already own one of them and now you just want something a little higher end (and single action), then you ... Read More »

STI V.I.P. Compact Carry .45

S.T.I. International has a new compact hi-cap .45 designed specifically for CCW holders, called the V.I.P. The new gun holds ten rounds, and is obviously designed to give people an alternative to carrying a Glock 30. The main plus over the 30 is it’s 1911 layout which includes a frame mounted sweep-down safety. It’s main disadvantage, compared to the G30, ... Read More »