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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.

Jeff Gurwitch Conducts Speed-Shooting Drill with New Adams Arms (AA) Piston-Driven Small-Frame 7.62mm NATO/.308 Win. Rifle/Carbine/SBR at the Range! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 26, 2015 DefenseReview (DR) writer/contributor Jeff Gurwitch just sent us a short video of himself conducting a speed-shooting drill with the new Adams Arms (AA) Piston-Driven Short-Frame .308 Rifle/Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), along with a couple of photos and his immediate observations on it. So, we thought we’d share the info ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI AR-Enhanced Bolt Catch (AR-EBC): Superior ‘Ping-Pong Paddle’ for Tactical AR-15 Rifle/Carbine/SBR’s

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries March 23, 2015 Strike Industries (SI) recently announced the release of the new SI AR (AR-15)-Enhanced Bolt Catch (AR-EBC), which is a very nicely-designed enlarged AR bolt catch/release button/”ping-pong paddle” for enhanced weapon-handling ergonomics, i.e., greater ease and speed of operation. The SI AR-EBC is aesthetically attractive, and ... Read More »

Glock 43 (G43) Single-Stack ‘Slim-Line’ Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Combat/Tactical Shooting Applications: It’s Finally Here! (Photos!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit:¬†Glock, Inc. March 20,2015 Glock just released information on their new single-stack “slim-line” 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO sub-compact pistol, called the Glock 43 (G43)–and they’ve got a nice new website specifically for it. FINALLY. This is BIG news, for which DefenseReview (DR) has been waiting a LONG time, long before the Glock ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI G2 AR Mega Fins Two-Piece Drop-In Heptagonal Free-Float KeyMod Modular Tactical Handguard/Rail System for Tactical AR-15 Carbine/SBR’s

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries March 17,2015 Strike Industries (SI) recently introduced the new SI two-piece drop-in G2 AR Mega Fins heptagonal free-float KeyMod modular tactical handguard/Mil-Std-1913 “Picatinny” rail system with “extremely solid lock-up”. The new SI G2 Mega Fins rail can be installed in minutes with no gunsmithing required. G2 AR Mega ... Read More »

American Defense Manufacturing ADM UIC (Universal Improved Carbine) MOD 3 5.56mm NATO/300 Blackout (300BLK) Semi-Auto-Only Tactical AR Carbine/SBR with Adjustable Gas Block and Ambi Controls: Customized with Modern Outfitters TigerStripe and Crye MultiCam Combat Camouflage Coatings/Finishes! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 11, 2015 Last updated on 5/29/15. The ADM UIC-10A 7.62mm tactical AR (AR-10/SR-25-type) carbine wasn’t the only gun DefenseReview (DR) viewed and handled at the American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) /ADM Firearms booth at SHOT Show 2015. We also got to examine two two customized ADM UIC (Universal Improved Carbine) MOD 3 ... Read More »

American Defense Manufacturing ADM UIC-10A AR-10/SR-25-Type 7.62mm/.308 Universal Improved Carbine Tactical AR Carbine/SBR: Semi-Auto-Only AR Battle Rifle/Carbine with Ambi Controls! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 9, 2015 Last updated on 3/12/15. American Defense Manufacturing (ADM), long known for making superlative mounts for tactical AR (AR-15) accessories, is now making some pretty cool complete rifles. To that end, ADM COO John Gross recently showed DefenseReview (DR) a prototype piece of beautiful ballistic badassery known as the ADM ... Read More »

Serbu SU-15 PDW (Personal Defense Weapon) Gas Piston/Op-Rod Tactical AR-15 Short Barreled Rifle and Semi-Auto-Only Carbine(s) with Skeletonized Folding Stock: No Buffer Tube! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com March 5, 2015 Serbu Firearms had an interesting new short-stroke gas piston/op-rod (push-type operating rod) tactical AR (AR-15) SBR/PDW (Short Barreled Rifle/PDW) with skeletonized folding stock called the SU-15 PDW at SHOT Show 2015. The Serbu SU-15 PDW’s piston/op-rod system is interesting. Serbu CEO Mark Serbu described the operating system/mechanism during DefenseReview’s ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Gun Universal (Optics) Mount (GUM) for Mounting Mini Red Dot Combat Optics/Reflex Sights like Trijicon RMR and DOCTER Sight III on Glock Pistols

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By David Crane Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) March 4, 2015 Last updated on 3/06/15. If you’re not quite ready to go all high-end with an Arsenal Democracy AD Blackside or Zev Technologies GlockWORX customized Glock combat/tactical pistol package, then you might want to look at the Strike Industries SI G.U.M., or Gun Universal (Optics) Mount, as a way to ... Read More »

Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) BCMGUNFIGHTER Stock Field Review: Compact, Slim-Profile with ‘Bombproof’ Lock-Up for Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR’s Intended for Combat and 3-Gun Competition (Video!)

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By Jeff Gurwitch February 27, 2015 Being no stranger to BCM (Bravo Company Manufacturing) products, I used both a BCMGUNFIGHTER MOD 1 pistol grip and BCM ambidextrous charging handle down range during my last tour on my MK18 carbine (see Tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR Aftermarket Accessories for Military Combat Applications: The Competition-to-Combat Crossover, Part 2). I think they definitely hit the ... Read More »

CMMG Mk47 MUTANT T/AKM/AKM2: AK/AR-15 Hybrid 7.62x39mm Russian Tactical Rifle/Carbine Fires Kalashnikov AK-47/AKM Cartridge with AR-15 Capability and Controls! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com February 25, 2015 Last modified on 2/26/15. The M+M M10X wasn’t the only interesting 7.62x39mm Russian-caliber tactical rifle/carbine DefenseReview (DR) saw at SHOT Show 2015, no sir. The brand new and very interesting CMMG Mk47 MUTANT T/AKM/AKM2 AK/AR (AR-15) hybrid tactical carbine appeared to be a big hit at the company’s booth, ... Read More »