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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.

Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX Lightweight, Minimalist (Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis) Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Tactical Vest! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com June 2, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) got a chance to examine the new Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX lightweight tactical armor plate carrier/tactical vest at SHOT Show 2017, and we liked what we saw. The new vest sports a lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) minimalist design, triangular laser-cut Cordura//Dyneema molle webbing, D-Ring system shoulder strap fasteners for ... Read More »

‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’: A Rebuttal. This is What’s so Special about Special Ops…

By Jeff Gurwitch May 30, 2017 ‘Special Operations Turned Instructors – Not So Special?’; that’s the title of an op-ed recently written by Abner Miranda, and published Breach Bang Clear. While Mr. Abner might have some valid points as to why former Special Operators don’t always make for the best shooting instructors, to be honest, with comments like his opening ... Read More »

Happy Memorial Day 2017 from DR

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 29, 2017 DefenseReview (DR) would like to wish our readers and members, and our troops and veterans, a very happy (if somber) and safe Memorial Day. As we remember our fallen, we’d like to once again thank all the great people who are  currently serving our country in our Armed Forces, and ... Read More »

Strike Industries SI Phantom Latchless Ambidextrous (Ambi) Charging Handle with new SI ISO Tabs for Enhanced Combat/Tactical Weapon Ergonomics! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 24, 2017 As long as we’re covering cool new combat/tactical AR (AR-15)/M4/M4A1 Carbine components, DefenseReview (DR) should definitely also discuss the Strike Industries SI Phantom Latchless Ambidextrous (Ambi) Charging Handle, which is going to be available with SI ISO Tabs for ergonomic enhancement, within the next 2-3 months. While the embedded ... Read More »

Geissele Automatics High Speed Selector (HSS): Drop-In, Spring-Loaded 45-Degree Instant On/Off Ambi (Ambidextrous) Full-Auto M4 Carbine/M16 Rifle Selector Switch and Super Select-Fire (SSF) Full-Auto Trigger Kit for More Hits on Fast-Moving Targets! (Video!)

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 23, 2017 Sometimes, it’s the little things that can make all the difference. This is the first new product DefenseReview (DR) is reporting on from SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2017 in Tampa, and for good reason: because it’s potentially very important. It’s called the High-Speed Selector (HSS), and it’s ... Read More »

Angel Armor Truth SNAP Concealable Magnetic Hard Armor Plates and RISE Plate Carrier System!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 18, 2017 A company called Angel Armor is making some very interesting tactical armor plates called Truth SNAP, and they’ve integrated it with a tactical armor plate carrier called the RISE. The “SNAP” part’s the interesting part, as the plates snap together with magnets, allowing you to instantly up-armor or down-armor ... Read More »

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 »