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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.

Larry Vickers Custom 1911

We all know that $4,000 to $5,000 for a custom 1911 is probably on the outrageous side, and that one’s money would probably be better spent on a Glock (or slightly modified Kimber) and a whole lot of ammo and training. However, that being said, "American Handgunner" just did a fluff piece on a "Special Operations" 1911 by Larry Vickers, ... Read More »

New Pocket Fighter: The Pendulum

The July, 2001 issue of SAR(Small Arms Review) has an interesting article about a new fighting folder has arrived on the scene called the Pendulum. Designed by ex-Seal Team Six member Chris Caracci and marketed by GG&G, the new knife is definitely something different. To learn more about the Pendulum,click here. Definitely an interesting product.   Read More »

New Bullet-Proof Backpack from Safe-T-Gear

A new bullet-proof backpack is on the scene. Made by Safe-T-Gear, the backpack is designed to make people a little safer in an uncertain world. The backpack contatains a panel of level II kevlar. For more details, you can visit Safe-T-Gear’s site by clicking here. Worth checking out. Read More »

Firearms Training Manual

The May/June issue of Police Marksman has an article by Rich Grassi on the MLEFI&AA firearms training manual. The 2 year project contains 200 courses of fire for all types of police service weapons and has 400+ pages. The courses were submitted from various police firearms instructors from across the country. L.E. agencies from 50 states including 30+ state or ... Read More »

Dawson Precision’s New Tactical Advantage 1911 Pistol

Dave Dawson is primarily known for the competition guns he builds for Todd Jarrett. Well, Dave has now come out with what he calls the "Tactical Advantage" pistol. The "Tactical Advantage" is a custom 1911 single-stack defense gun that can also incorporate Dawson’s new "light speed" rail system for mounting a light/laser unit underneath the dust cover. We’ve heard that ... Read More »