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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.

Recoil on that Combat Shotgun too Much for Ya’? It’s Time for the COPstock.

by David Crane [email protected] The COPstock Folder by Knoxx Industries was designed for law enforcement and, according to the manufacturer, reduces recoil by up to 60%. It reportedly also tames muzzle flip, allowing for faster follow-up shots. The unit incorporates an over-folding wire stock and vertical grip that’s covered by a Hogue Hand-All grip sleeve. The pistol grip contains the ... Read More »

Have Submachineguns become Obsolete? Enter the .300 Whisper.

The answer to the special operations community’s prayers may exist in the .300 Whisper cartridge by SSK Industries. Invented by J.D. Jones, the .300 Whisper utilizes a very heavy .30 caliber rifle round combined with a shortened case. According to Mr. Jones, "the 300 WHISPER was designed for the purpose of firing extremely heavy, accurate, ballistically efficient bullets at sub-sonic ... Read More »

Is This the Most Adanced Gun Cleaning System in the World?

DefRev has stumbled upon a pretty neat weapons cleaning system. It’s made by Otis Products, Inc., and is supposed to be the most advanced cleaning system available. From what we’ve read about it, the system looks to be very fast to use. We’re hoping to get our hands on one of the kits soon, so we can test it out ... Read More »

Interested in Luger Pistols? You Might Want to Read This.

We are very proud to announce you our third E-book relating the Luger pistol. No doubt it is a document that will greatly improve your knowledge on the subject. Today, on the Web , E-books on firearms quite rare. Here is a place where that fact is contradicted : CLICK HERE Content of our E-book: A brief look at the ... Read More »

Who needs an MP-5, When You’ve Got a Bizon 2?

Alright, let’s see–Kalashnikov reliability and durability, over double the capacity of a standard subgun, light weight, low recoil, and it’s available in 9mm parabellum. Just one question. Where do I sign up? Russia’s Bizon 2, made by Izhmash, utilizes an under-barrel mounted helical feed magazine that holds a whopping 64 rounds of 9mm ammo. Valery Shilin’s Gun Club site has ... Read More »

Hecate II and Ultima Ratio by F.N. Herstal

If your team needs to reach out and touch someone, you might wanna’ give The Hecate II .50 BMG and Ultima Ratio 7.62mm Nato a try. These are two very serious tactical interdiction tools. Both rifles are box magazine fed, and built with reliability and durability in mind. Click here to visit the manufacturer’s site and read more about them. ... Read More »

Russia’s Very Trick Multi-Caliber Personal Defense Weapon

Russia’s Gepard PDW looks to be a real comer in the PDW arena. The gun apparently allows the operator to fire different types of 9mm rounds with different lengths without changing the magazine or barrel. It also utilizes some kind of "anti-recoil system". One of the rounds it can fire is the 9x30mm Grom round, which has special armor piercing ... Read More »

Russia’s Amazing New Nikonov AN-94

The new Fall issue of "Special Weapons for Military and Police" has an article on Russia’s Nikonov An-94 Abakan rifle, written by Charlie Cutshaw. The AN-94 may replace the AK-74 as Russia’s primary service rifle. Along with the AEK-971 and AK-107/108, it’s one of the leading contenders in that race. CLICK HERE to go to the AN-94 page on Valery ... Read More »