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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.

Beretta Protection Technology (BPT) Off Shot ST-W and ST-R Mini Headset Active Electronic Hearing Protection Earbuds: Wireless Smartphone Comms while You’re Shooting!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 11, 2017 The B-On electronic LCD combat/tactical shooting sunglasses/ballistic eyepro (eye protection) wasn’t the only new Beretta Protection Technology (BPT) product on display at SHOT Show 2017. BPT reps also showed DefenseReview (DR) interesting hearing pro (protection) with sound amplication called Off Shot ST-W and ST-R Mini Headsets, both of which ... Read More »

Beretta Protection Technology (BPT)/CTRL Eyewear B-On Electronic Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Combat/Tactical Shooting Sunglasses/Ballistic Eyepro (Eye Protection) with e-Tint Technology for Instant Manual and Automatic Dimming and Undimming Capability! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 9, 2017 While DefenseReview was perusing the latesta nd greatest tactical shooting goodies at the Beretta USA booth at SHOT Show 2017, we ran into some very nice Italians in charge of some very cool new products in the Beretta Protection Technology section, the most interest of which, to DefenseReview (DR), ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Wyldcat (pronounced ‘Wildcat’) Pant: Super-Comfy, Lightweight, Stretchy and Fashionable Combat/Tactical Shooting Range Pants with Rifle Mag (Magazine) Pockets and Side-Leg Zipper Gussets! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 3, 2017 Fashionable woman’s combat/tactical pants are becoming pretty big now, so DefenseReview (DR) would be highly remiss if we didn’t discuss the new 5.11 Tactical Wyldcat (pronounced “wildcat”) Pant while we’re on our latest 5.11 Tactical pants kick (see here and here). The new Wyldcat Pant, shown to DR by ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical FAST-TAC Urban Pant and FAST-TAC Cargo Pant: Ultra-Lightweight, Packable Ripstop-Fabric Combat/Tactical Pants for Concealed Carry, and Combat/Tactical Shooting and Ops!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 30, 2017 As if if the new 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Slim Jean and Straight Jean and Stretch-Cavalry Twill Pant combat/tactical pants aren’t enough new pant product for you, 5.11 also introduced the new 5.11 Tactical FAST-TAC Urban Pant and 5.11 Tactical FAST-TAC Cargo Pant ultra-lightweight combat/tactical pants at SHOT Show 2017–and ... Read More »

Heckler & Koch HK VP9SK Striker-Fired, High-Capacity Subcompact 9mm Combat/Tactical Pistol for Deep Concealment Ops and other Concealed Carry (CCW) Applications

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Hecker & Koch (HK) April 27, 2017 A few days agao, Heckler & Koch USA (HK USA) issued a press release on the new HK VP9SK striker-fired sub-compact (also written “subcompact”) 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO combat/tactical pistol, and even from the mediocre company photos of it, the new pistol still looks ... Read More »

5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Stretch-Denim Jeans and Defender-Flex Slim Cavalry Twill Pant Combat/Tactical Pants for Concealed Carry (CCW)!: High-Functioning Tactical Clothing Goes Hipster Chic (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 25, 2017 If you’re looking for some cool, comfortable denim jeans and for concealed carry (CCW), but you want to channel your inner hipster while you’re doing it, then 5.11 Tactical definitely has the product for you. While DefenseReview (DR) was perusing the latest and greatest products at the company’s booth ... Read More »

Russian Robot Soldiers and Drone Swarms: Science Fact or Fiction? Meet FEDOR, Vikhr (‘Whirlwind’) and Smerch!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 19, 2017 Last updated on 4/20/17. Russian robotic military tech has been getting a lot of media hype lately with discussion of gun-launched “drone swarms” and armed/weaponized humanoid “Terminator”-type (Terminatorsky?) robots, but how much of this is pure Russian government-controlled media hype and bluster, and how much is real and possible? ... Read More »

Salient Arms International SAI Breda GLD (‘Gold’) and SAI Benelli M2 Customized 12-Gauge Semi-Auto Combat/Competition Shotgun Packages, and Remington/SAI 870 Pump-Action Tactical Shotgun Package: Extended Magazine Tubes and Ghost Loading Capability! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 15, 2017 After DefenseReview (DR) got done checking out the Arsenal Firearms AF Stryk B compacct 9mm combat/tactical pistol and AF Switch 7.62x39mm and 5.45x39mm Russian piston/op-rod tactical AR carbines, we were shown the latest and greatest Salient Arms International (SAI) combat/tactical and competition shotguns, the newest and most interesting being ... Read More »

Brugger and Thomet B&T USW-A1 (Universal Service Weapon) 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO Pistol-Type Semi-Auto PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) with Aimpoint Nano Mini Red Dot Sight Combat Optic and Side-Folding Stock!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: B&T AG April 10, 2017 Swiss company Brugger & Thomet AG (B&T AG) recently released info on the new B&T Universal Service Weapon (USW-A1) 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO pistol-type semi-auto PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) with side-folding stock, and the gun looks interesting. The last B&T weapons DefenseReview (DR) covered were the ... Read More »

Hazard 4 H4 Gray-Man Patrol Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis (Low-Profile/Low-Visibility) Urban Combat/Tactical Pack, Gray-Man Take-Down Carbine Sling Pack/Bag, Gray-Man Plan B EDC/Bug-Out Sling Pack/Bag, and Gray-Man Kato Concealed Carry (CCW) Bag for Under-the-Radar Concealed Carry (CCW)! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 8, 2017 As if really cool new titanium tritium combat/tactical dive/diving watches weren’t enough, Hazard 4 (H4) also introduced their Gray-Man line of lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) urban combat/tactical packs, sling bags, and rifle/weapons bags at SHOT Show 2017, which appear to be very well designed and made, and intrigued us. The Gray-Man ... Read More »