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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.

New Aguila 12 Guage Minishell

Aguila Ammunition has just introduced their 1-3/4" 12 ga Minishell. Industrias Tecnos SA de CV from Cuernavaca, Mexico, is the manufacturer of Aguila ammunition, and developed the Minishell for law enforcement and military applications. Imported for Aguila by Centurion Ordnance, Inc. the new round has a number of advantages, including lighter recoil, higher capacity(as you can fit more rounds in ... Read More »

Could This Be the Crane 5.56 SPR(Special Purpose Rifle)?

The Naval Surface Warfare Center(NSWC), Crane Division(in Crane, Indiana) has long been a breeding ground for experimental/prototype weapons for special warfare. The "Special Purpose Rifle" is an M16-based 5.56mm sniper rifle with with a very specific purpose–the quiet elimination of enemy personnel at medium range. DefRev is guessing that the SPR was developed at the request of the Naval Special ... Read More »