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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 Valtro 1911

There’s a new 1911 just coming onto the market that has received some very positive reviews by some very experienced people. The Valtro 1998 A1 is the brainchild of John Jardine, nephew of the late great Armand Swenson. John is a gunsmith in his own right(after all, he learned from one of the best), and can modify the pistols even ... Read More »

Militec-1 Weapons Lubricant

Defense Review has come across what may just be the ultimate lubricant for small arms. Many of those "in the know" in the firearms biz and military circles are currently using this state-of-the-art lubricant, and swearing by it. Read More »

Heads-Up-Display (HUD) for Small Arms

Electro-Optics Technologies(EOTech), has come out with the first true holographic site for small arm weaponry. Eotech calls it their HOLOgraphic Diffraction Sight, or HDS. The company claims their technology offers a significant increase in both speed and peripheral vision capability for the operator in close quarters battle(CQB) environments. Read More »

Benelli M4 Super 90/XM1014

Benelli’s M4 Super 90 looks like a pretty nice piece of equipment. Charlie Cutshaw, from Jane’s, wrote an interesting piece on it. To read his review of the M4,CLICK HERE. Charlie is one of the most knowledgable guys around, and extremely highly regarded in the biz. Click here for Benelli’s official page on the M4. Read More »

Krebs Custom Kalashnikovs

Krebs Custom Guns, known for making custom 1911 pistols, is currently making a very high quality–and very interesting–semi-auto version of the new 4th Generation Kalashnikov rifles and carbines. Krebs’ AK-103 rifle and carbine are actually exact replicas of the full auto versions made in Russia. The guns are built on 4th generation AK-74 "Century Series" semi-automatic receivers. Both the rifle ... Read More »

The DSR-1 Advanced Bullpup Sniper Rifle

by David Crane defrev at gmail dot com June 11, 2001 The AMP Technical Services DSR-1 rifle is currently being billed by its manufacturer as "the most sophisticated and technologically advanced tactical precision rifle in the world." One of its key designers is a Mr. K. G. Kirnstaetter, who was also responsible for the design of Erma’s SR-100 rifle. Read More »

The Intervention: A New Tactical Sniper Rifle by Cheyenne Tactical LLC

Defense Review has recently discovered a new rifle. It’s a unique combination of state-of-the art sniper/anti-material rifle technology, and caliber. The Intervention rifle is chambered in the .408 Cheyenne Tactical cartridge. The rifle is the result of a collaberation between Cheyenne Tactical LLC and EDM Arms, maker of the Windrunner .50 BMG rifle. The Intervention is basically a .50 Windrunner ... Read More »

Neostead Pump-Action Shotgun

Those crafty South Africans have built a better mousetrap with this top-loading, twin-tube marvel of a shotgun. If it were to come to market, word has it that it would be the MP-5 of shotguns. Apparently, they’re haveing a problem getting it to production. Check out their home site, and let’s hope Defense Review can get one of these babies ... Read More »