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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.

Strike Industries SI QD Slide Cover Plate (Back Plate) for Glock Pistols with Patent-Pending Push-Button Design for Quick Takedown and Even Easier Maintenance!


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Strike Industries (SI) June 8, 2016 If you’re a Glock pistol(s) lover like we are here at DR (, then you might like this little item made by Strike Industries. It’s the SI QD Slide Cover Plate (back plate) for Glock pistols, and it’s designed to ease and quicken the ... Read More »

CGS Group Pandora Handheld, Striker-Fired Breaching/Firing Device/Detonator for Direct Action Missions: Deadly Art Deco Combat/Tactical Blaster! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 6, 2016 Every once in awhile in this business, you come across an item that you had absolutely no idea existed and really surprises AND delights you. The Pandor handheld, striker-fired breaching/firing device/detonator, brought to you by the good folks at CGS Group, is just such an item. So, what’s so ... Read More »

Revision Multi-Use Bump Shell/Modular Ballistic Combat Helmet with Skeletonized Accessory Rail Mount System! (Photos!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 3, 2016 Speaking of interesting new Revision military products at SOFIC 2016, DefenseReview (DR) also got to take a look at Revision Multi-Use Bump Shell/modular ballistic combat helmet prototypes with skeletonized accessory rail mount systems, which makes one wonder why it took so long for a company to offer just such ... Read More »

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System/Balaclava in Hyde Definition PenCott-Snowdrift Arctic Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern for Arctic Warfare Ops! (Photos!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 2, 2016 Speaking of combat/tactical gear and clothing in Hyde Definition PenCott combat camo (camouflage) patterns, DefenseReview (DR) also got a look at the Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System/balaclava in Hyde Definition PenCott-Snowdrift arctic combat camo pattern at SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Industry Conference 2016). The Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather ... Read More »

Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Outfitted with Direct Action Hurricane Chest Rig/Rifle Mag (Magazine) Carrier/Pouch Panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone Foliage Green Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern! (Photos!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 30, 2016 Speaking of new Direct Action and Hyde Definition products at SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016), DefenseReview (DR) also really dug the Direct Action Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier and Hurricane Chest Rig/rifle mag (magazine) carrier/pouch panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone foliage green combat camo (camouflage) ... Read More »

Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems Combat Clothing/Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) Prototypes: Prototype Combat Shirt and Pants! (Photos!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 29, 2016 Alright, we’re back from SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016), and, while we’ve been Instagramming both during and after the show, this is our first actual article from the show. Now, we here at DefenseReview (DR) have been big fans of Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems ... Read More »

SOFIC 2016 New-Product Pics (with Captions) Flowing into DR’s Instagram Page while Fresh Articles in the Works!

By David Crane david (at) May 27, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) will publish articles (with great photos and videos) on new products we liked at SOFIC 2016 as soon as we can. In the meantime, please check out DR’s Instagram page at to see photos (already uploaded) of some of these products. More photos from the show will be ... Read More »

DR at 2016 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference)!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 23, 2016 DefenseReview (DR) is attending the SOFIC 2016 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2016) in Tampa, Florida to check out the latest and greatest warfare tech for U.S. military Special Operations Forces (SOF) warfighters and missions. The exhibition starts tomorrow. As always, we’ll report on our favorite products from the show ... Read More »

Knight’s Armament Company Redback One (RB1) KAC SR-16 E3 CQB MOD 2 11.5-inch Select-Fire Tactical AR-15 SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) with High Combat Optic Mount for Fast and Accurate CQB-to-Medium Range Dynamic Gunfighting/Shooting! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 19, 2016 Last updated on 5/22/16. While DefenseReview was at the Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) booth at SHOT Show 2016, we ran into our friend Jason Falla of Redback One (RB1) Combat Training Systems, and he took a few minutes to show us an interesting little gun. It’s Redback One’s variant of ... Read More »

Vertx Speed Concealed Carry Shirt (Long Sleeve, Forest Plaid) and Delta Stretch Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Combat/Tactical Pants for Covert Special Operations and Civilian Concealed Carry (CCW)! (Video!)


By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 15, 2016 Last updated on 5/15/16. DefenseReview (DR) has been following Vertx combat/tactical clothing and gear for awhile now (see here and here), so it wasn’t exactly surprising to see them come out with a really nice and very tacticool shirt and pant combo recently at SHOT Show 2016. Let’s start ... Read More »