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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.

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 »