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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.

Patriot Ordnance Factory POF-USA Revolution Very-Small-Frame 7.62x51mm .308 Win. Tactical Piston AR Rifle /Carbine/SBR: The ‘Smallest, Lightest 7.62mm/.308 Weapon System in the World’?! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 27, 2016 Earlier this month, DefenseReview (DR) spoke with Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) president/CEO Frank DeSomma on the phone, and he cryptically told your humble correspondent, “The Revolution’s comin’, David.” Then, on January 16 (2016), the text messages started rolling in with messages on the new POF-USA Revolution, a very-small-frame 7.62x51mm ... Read More »

DR Back from SHOT Show 2016: Fresh Articles on the Way!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com January 26, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) just got back from SHOT Show 2016 in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, where we filmed and photo’d lots of great new products, so stay tuned. We’ve got some very interesting stuff for you. So, don’t touch that dial.     Read More »

Kyle DeFoor Proformance Shooting/Sayoc Tactical Group (STG) Integrated/Integrative Combatives Course with Combat/Tactical Pistol and Edged Weapons Combatives: After-Action Report (AAR)!

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By JB Photo(s) Credit: JB January 25, 2016 I recently attended a 5-Day Integrated/Integrative Combatives course that was taught by Kyle Defoor of Defoor Proformance Shooting and Tuhon Tom Kier of Sayoc Tactical Group (STG). I wanted to share this AAR with the shooting community because I thought it was incredibly valuable training and relevant based on current events. I’ve ... Read More »

Patriot Ordnance Factory POF-USA P-300 (also written P300) .300 Win Mag (300WM) Tactical Piston AR Rifle/Carbine: SERIOUS Semi-Auto AR Hitting Power! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Patriot Ordnance Factory USA (POF-USA) January 17, 2016 Wow. This one’s interesting. Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) just released info on the POF-USA P300 (also written P-300) .300 Win Mag (.300 Winchester Magnum, or 300WM) semi-auto-only tactical piston/op-rod (short-stroke push-type operating rod) AR rifle/carbine, which looks pretty slick. It’s DefenseReview’s (DR) ... Read More »

Arex AKB15 (or AKB-15) 7.62x39mm Tactical AK-Type Rifle/Carbine/SBR: Where the Modernized Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM Meets AR-15/ACR Modularity and Ergonomics!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Polenar Tactical January 14, 2016 Last updated on 1/14/15. This thing may just be the coolest and most interesting thing to come out of Slovenia in like, well…ever…if it actually works reliably under adverse conditions at high round count, and if anything can actually make it out of Slovenia alive ... Read More »

Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover, Part 3

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By Jeff Gurwitch January 12, 2016 Last updated on 1/13/16. Editor’s Note: This and previous articles written by Jeff Gurwitch for DefenseReview (DR) are the author’s (Gurwitch’s) SOLE OPINION, and are NOT endorsed by SOF, the U.S. Army or the U.S. Government. Another year, another deployment down! Time again for another update on Tactical AR-15 Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat ... Read More »

Cobalt Kinetics Evolve 3-Gun Competition/Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR with Cobalt Advantage Reload System (CARS) Magazine Auto-Eject/Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) Auto-Release Feature: Coming Soon to a Competition or Combat Theater Near You!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Cobalt Kinetics January 7, 2016 Last updated on 4/29/16. DefenseReview (DR) has been following some of the recent web press on the Cobalt Kinetics (CK) EVOLVE 16″ tactical/3-Gun competition AR (AR-15) carbine, and were intrigued by the gun’s Cobalt Advantage Reload System (C.A.R.S.) magazine auto-eject/bolt carrierg group (BCG) auto-release mechanism(s), ... Read More »

DRD Tactical KIVAARI, Paratus and CDR-15 Backpackable/Manpackable Quick-Takedown Semi-Auto Tactical AR Rifle/Carbines Get New Nickel-Boron (NiB) Battle Worn Finish!

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: DRD Tactical January 3, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) has been publishing information on DRD Tactical AR-type quick-takedown AR-type semi-auto tactical rifle/carbines for the last few years, starting with the DRD Tactical Paratus 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Win. quick-takedown semi-auto sniper rifle, and finishing off with the DRD Tactical KIVAARI .338 Lapua ... Read More »

Will AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Super-Intelligent Robot Soldiers Save Us, or Kill Us?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lucas Film December 29, 2015 The Washington Post (WaPo) recently published the mother of all “artificially-intelligent-robots-may-very-well-destroy-us-(humankind)” articles with quotes by everyone from philosopher Nick Bostrom to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The piece coincides nicely with, and perhaps even validates, DefenseReview’s (DR) recent piece discussing the subject, titled Rise of the Robot ... Read More »