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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.

B&T SMG APC9 and APC45 Pro Submachine Gun Packages with Ambidextrous, Non-Reciprocating, Folding Charging Handles and AR-15 Pistol Grips. Accepts Glock Pistol Mags with Lower Receiver Swap! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 12, 2019 Last updated on 5/13/19. B&T (formerly Brugger and Thomet) recently introduced an upgraded variant of the B&T SMG APC9/45 lightweight submachine gun system at SHOT Show 2019 called the B&T SMG APC9/45 Pro, and DefenseReview (DR) got to take a quick look at it. The new B&T SMG APC9 ... Read More »

B&T USW-A1 (Universal Service Weapon-A1) and B&T USW-G17 Conversion Kit: Turn Your Glock 17 (G17) or Glock 19 (G19) into a Pistol-Type PDW! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 2, 2019 On the last day of SHOT Show 2019, DefenseReview (DR) stopped by the B&T (formerly Brugger & Thomet) booth to check out their latest and greatest combat/tactical weapons, and B&T’s Jon Scott was kind enough to take us through a few of them, starting with the previously-reported-on B&T USW-A1 ... Read More »

Maxim Defense HK416 PDW Conversion/Upgrade with SCW Stock (Buttstock): Turns the HK 416 into a PDX-type Hybrid Weapon System! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 28, 2019 So, as if the Maxim Defense PDX tactical AR PDW wasn’t interesting enough, the company also showed us the Maxim Defense HK416 PDW conversion/upgrade hybrid weapon system that utilizes the Maxim Defense SCW Stock system with proprietary BCG (Bolt Carrier Group) and SCW Buffer and Spring system, tactical handguard/rail ... Read More »

Maxim Defense PDX 5.5-Inch 5.56mm NATO/7.62mm Russian AR-15-Type Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)/Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with Hate Brake Muzzle Booster! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 23, 2019 Maxim Defense showed DefenseReview (DR) their PDX 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/7.62mm Russian (7.62x39mm Russian) AR (AR-15)-type Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)-type SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) at SHOT Show 2019, and we liked what we saw and handled. The Maxim Defense PDX sports a VERY short 5.5″ (5.5-inch) barrel with a ... Read More »

XTech Tactical Smart Laser Combat/Tactical Pistol Green Laser Aimer/200-Lumen White Light Illuminator Module with Accelerometer: Most Advanced Pistol Laser Sight Out There? (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 16, 2019 A company called XTech Tactical recently introduced a very interesting intelligent combat/tactical pistol laser aimer (laser sight)/white light illuminator module called the “Smart Laser” at SHOT Show 2019 that DefenseReview (DR) found intriguing. The XTech Tactical Smart Laser utilizes infrared (IR) sensor technology found in cellphones to activate the ... Read More »

Daniel Defense DD Delta 5 Modular .308 Winchester/6.5 Creedmoor Tactical Bolt-action Rifle/Carbine’s Got Some Interchangeable, Suppressed Barrel Mojo! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 10, 2019 Last updated on 4/10/19. Well, this is a first, at least for Daniel Defense (DD). DD’s branching out for the first time from the AR (AR-15) rifle world with a bold new foray into tactical bolt-action rifles with the new Daniel Defense DD Delta 5 modular .308 Win./6.5 Creedmoor ... Read More »

Lantac LA-SF15 14.5″ Forged Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine with Intermediate Direct Gas Impingement System Barrel and SPADA-ML Lightweight, Slimline Tactical Handguard/Rail System! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 4, 2019 DefenseReview (DR) covered the Lantac Raven and Onyx tactical AR-15 billet reciever sets (and accessories) and Razorback custom Glock 17 (G17) and Glock 19 (G19) combat/tactical pistols last year, and we came away impressed with the look and feel of them. Well, this year, Lantac introduced their latest and ... Read More »

Spyderco Tropen Compression-Lock Flipper Combat/Tactical Folder (Folding Knife) with CPM S30V Blade and Emerson Wave for Ultra-Fast Blade Deployment! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 20, 2019 Spyderco Knives has just introduced a very cool semi-custom combat/tactical folder (folding knife) designed by Argentinean custom knifemaker Javier Vogt called the Spyderco Tropen (C237G), and it’s definitely worthy of discussion here on DefenseReview (DR). DR got a chance to view and handle the Tropen recently at SHOT Show ... Read More »

Condor Pursuit Pack: Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Armored Shield Backpack with Patented Features that Takes a Level Three Hard Armor Plate!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 13, 2019 Last updated on 3/14/19. On the subject of Condor plate carriers, and plate carrier packs in general (see here and here), Condor Outdoor Products (COP) also introduced a very interesting new lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) plate carrier pack at SHOT Show 2019 called the Condor Pursuit Pack, which not only takes ... Read More »