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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.

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 »

New 11-87P 14

Remington’s new 14" Tactical model 11-87 is designed for military and law enforcement operators who need a short barrelled shotgun for entry use. Click here to visit Remington’s site and get more info about the new gun.   Read More »

Microtech Tachyon: High-Tech Butterfly Knife

If you like butterfly knives, and have $200 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, Microtech’s new Tachyon is really gonna’ blow your proverbial skirt up. It might even make a nice back-up to that Glock currently riding on your hip. DefRev doesn’t know if they’re shipping yet or not, so you would have to call. Click here for pictures, ... Read More »

Taurus Introduces the PT-145 Mini .45.

Taurus has a mini .45 carry gun, called the PT-145, that may just be worth taking a look at. I recently spoke with Charlie Cutshaw, who is a well-known gunwriter and assistant editor of Jane’s Infantry Weapons, and he informed me that the PT-145 has become his personal carry piece. In fact, he pretty much raved about it. Charlie also ... Read More »